Begusarai district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Begusarai town is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district lies on the northern bank of river Ganga. It is located at Latitudes 25.15N & 25.45N and longitudes 85.45E & 86.36E. It was established in 1870 as a subdivision of Munger District. In 1972.
The Kabar lake is one of the most relevant natural resources of this area. The multiple tangible and non tangible benefits that the lake offers to this are are countless. It is interwoven in the lives of the people of this region offering different services to different users and different communities. The lake acts as a fishing ground for the fishermen (mallaah) community of the area. Both organised and non organised fishing is carried out in the lake with the non organised having a larger share.
Ancient Temple belonging to Pala dynasty period, sacred place of surrounding villages, archeological findings suggest was fortified place surrounded by moat -Raman.
Barauni Refinery was built in collaboration with Russia and Romania. Situated 125 kilometeres from Patna, it was built with an initial cost of Rs 49.40 crore. Barauni Refinery was commissioned in 1964
Rajendra Setu (also known as Rajendra Pul and Mokama Bridge) across the Ganges was the first bridge to link North Bihar and South Bihar.The road-cum-rail bridge near Mokama in Patna district was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India. It is about 2 kilometres long and carries a two lane road and a double line railway track.It was opened in 1959.
The name of the district apparently comes from "Begum" (queen) + "Sarai" (inn) as "Begum" of Bhagalpur used to come to the "Simaria Ghat" (a holy place at Ganges bank) for a month of pilgrimage which later took the present slang form Begusarai
It is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar.( However most people know Munger as his birthplace as Begusarai was the part of Munger during his birth and much of his lifetime.)and Eminent Historian Professor Ram Saran Sharma. Begusarai is the part of historic Mithila region. Eminent Historian Professor Ram Sharan Sharma was born on 26 November 1919 in Barauni, Begusarai, Bihar .Shri Rajendra Prasd singh (who got the best farmer & social worker award by UNICEF & Indira Gandhi) was born in village harrakh (Begusarai). Places of visit includes Jai Mangla Temple, Nauo Lakha Temple, Kabar Lake .
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