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Farrukhabad

City : Farrukhabad
Location : North India
Language : Punjabi

Know About Farrukhabad

Farrukhabad District is a district of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. The town of Fatehgarh is the district headquarters. The district is part of Kanpur Division.

Farrukhabad is situated between Lat. 26° 46' N & 27° 43' N and Long. 79° 7' E & 80° 2' E. The district is bounded by Badaun and Shahjahanpur on the north, Hardoi District on the east, Kannauj District on the south, and Etah and Mainpuri districts on the west. the Ganga River and Ramganga River are located to the east and the Kali Nadi River to the south.

The district formerly included present day Kannauj District; it was divided into two districts on September 18, 1997. The district consists of three tehsils, Farrukhabad, Kaimganj and Amritpur. Amritpur tehsil was created from Rajepur Block after the district was split in 1997.

 

Climate

The climate of the district is characterised by a hot dry summer and a pleasant cold season.



Farrukhabad city

Farrukhabad city was founded by Nawab Mohammad Khan Bangash in 1714 who named it after the reigning Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar. The headquarters of the District is located at Fatehgarh. The district with a total area of 2,28,830 hectares and population of 1.284 million (as per 1991 census) consists of three Tehsils, seven Development Block]], 511 Gram Panchayats, 1010 villages, 13 police stations, two Nagar Palikas (Municipal Committees) and four Nagar Panchayats (Town Area committee) and one Cantonment Board. Image:Pandabagh.jpg



Attraction

Kampil
Kampil is a small town situated about 45 km from Farrukhabad. It is a very important place from a historical and mythological point of view. It is believed to be the birthplace of the 13th tirthaiikar Brahlan Vimalnath. This is a Holy Land where the four Kalyanakas - chayavan, birth, diksa and omniscience - of Tirthankar 1008 Bhagawan Vimalnath ji, the thirteenth Tirthnakara took place.

It was also graced by the visit of Lord Mahavir. Two temples dedicated to the 13th Tirthankar one belonging to the Shwetambar Jains and other to the Digambar Jains are situated at this place. In the Digambar Jain temple a 60 centimetres high black coloured idol and in Swetambar temple 45 centimeters high white coloured idol both of Bhagawan Vimalnath in the Padmasana pose are installed. Apart from these, there are many old temples, which prove the historical & religious importance of Kampil.

Sankisa
Sankisa is located about 47 km from Farrukhabad. It is believed to be the place where Buddha, along with Brahma and Devraj Indra descended after giving sermons to his mother in heaven. At the spot of descent stands a temple with a statue of Buddha. The place is also known for a temple dedicated to Bisari Devi and an excavated Ashokan elephant pillar. There is also colossal Shiva Linga here. A large fair is held at Sankisa in the month of Shraavana (July-August) every year.

Neev Karori
A small village near ancient Shankisha is famous for a sage named Lakshamn Das. Thousands of people of this region use to visit this place every Tuesday. Baba Lakshamn Das was spiritual saint in 20th century. He came to reside and practice spirituality from Agra.

Jarari Village
Jarari is situated about 30 km from Farrukhabad. It has achieved visibility in the context of the politics of the district. The villager are specially involved act of better known as act of "chaaraan" (comment of nonsense). Roads of village are congested. Several residents have illegally expanded their house boundary to cover public streets.

Several villagers migrated to Gujarat state (Ankleshwar, Baroda & Vapi) and to Mumbai. All those residing out of UP are just trying to kill time, and impress the illiterates of the village

Ghatiya Ghat
Built on the side of the Ganges and approximately 5km from the main town this is a beautiful place full of small temples and small dwellings for the ease of devotees who throng the place to bathe in the river