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Bulandshahr

City : Bulandshahr
Location : North India
Language : Hindi


Know About Bulandshahr


Bulandshahr is a city and a municipal board in Bulandshahr district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bulandshahr District.

 

History

The history of Bulandshahr begins even before 1200 BCE. This region is close to the capital of the Pandavas - Indraprastha and Hastinapur. After the decline of Hastinapur, Ahar, which is situated in the north-east of Bulandshahr District, became an important place for the Pandavas. Later the king Parma made a fort in this part of the region and a king named Ahibaran laid the foundation of a tower called Baran (sahar).

Since it was perched on a highland it came to be known as "high city", which translates as Bulandshahr in Persian language. King Ahivarn or Ahibaran was a Kshatriya and a Suryavanshi (lineage of the Sun). He was the 21st descendant of Samrath (Emperor) Mandhata, the ruler of Ayodhya. As per Mahalakshmi Vrat Katha, it is under Emperor Mandhata lineage that at one stage son of King Vallabh, Agrasen was born and at another stage son of King Parmaal, Ahivarn was born; both of whom further started their own clans: Agrawal (or Agarwal) and Varnwal (or Barnwal).

 

Geography

Bulandshahr is located at [show location on an interactive map] 28.4° N 77.85° E.[1] It has an average elevation of 196 metres (643 feet).

The city is located on the right bank of the Kali-Nadi River. The portion of the city on the bluffs was called Bulandshahr and the portion on the river bank was called Unchanagar.

Bulandshahr city is divided into two police districts, Kotwali Nagar (Urban) and Kotwali Dehat (Rural). King Ahibaran's tower which is still called Baran, remains a local landmark.

Being in the vicinity of the National Capital Region has resulted in rapid development of Bulandshahr and in general improvement of the standard of its city life.

Bulandshahr city has one railway station from where there are trains to Meerut, Delhi, Khurja, Allahabad. It has an inter-state bus terminal that has regular bus services to most places inside Bulandshahr and is also connected to most of the important towns in neighboring districts.

 

Economics

Nuclear power plant

An atomic power plant, one among five such power plants in India, is located in nearby Narora. The plant, located near the Ganges, is of critical and strategic importance to India.

Pottery Industry

Khurja, a small town and a municipal board in Bulandshahr district is well known and famous for its pottery industry; chimneys of pottery plants dot the cityscape. Pottery industry of Khurja produces a variety of items - from cups and plates to highly sophisticated grand chandeliers and room partitions.