| AZAMGARH CITY (Tehsil- Sadar, Block- Palhni):-
The principal town of the district also gives its name to the district headquarter and
forms a tahsil of the name Sadar. It is situated in Lat.26 Degree 4 minute(North) and
Long. 83 Degree 11 minute (East), on the road leading from Allahabd through Jaunpur to
Gorakhpur. Metalled road from this place lead south-east wards to Ghazipur and Mau and
west-wards to Shahganj. There is a railway station of the same name on a branch of the
north eastern railway. The city was founded around 1665 by one Azam Khan son of Bikramjit.
The old fort of Azam Shah is situated on the bank of river Tamsa in east of city. There
are 2 boys degree colleges-D.A.V.Degree college, Shiblee Degree college and 1 girls degree
college-Agrashen Girls Degree College. On the road of Azamgarh-Ghazipur Shri Durgaji Post
Graduate Degree college, Chandeshar is situated. Which is 5 km. from city. The
agricultural and Homoeopathic medical college is also here.A Famous urdu library named as
Shilblee library located at Shiblee Academy. The Kunwar singh park is situated in the city
|NIZAMABAD (Tahsil- Nizamabad ,
Block- Rani ki Sarai):-
Situated in Lat. 26 degree 3 minute north and Long. 83 degree 1 minute E, on the banks
of the river Tons, the place falls on Azamgarh-Nizamabad road at distance of 17 km. from
district headquarter.A local tradition ascribes its nomenclature to one Sheikh
Nizam-ud-din, a Sufi saint the reamins of whose tomb are pointed out here.
The famous Gurudwara
possessing a pair of wooden slippers and a dagger said to be of Guru Nanak who once
visited the place. The black poutry is famous in the world. This is Born-place of famous
poet Ayodhya Singh 'Harioodh'.
|MAHARAJGANJ (Tehsil- Sagari , Block
Lat.26 degree 15 minut N. and Long. 83 degree 5' E., at a distance of about 23 km. from
dist. hq. and 24 km. from tehsil hq., the place is located on the banks of Chhoti
Saryu and is connected by metalled roads to Bilariaganj and Jianpur. The place is said to
have derived its nomenclature from one of the rajas of Azamgarh, after whom the
place came to known as Maharajganj.
An old shrine dedicated to Bhiron Baba also known
as Deotari, is by one tradition the spot where Parvati , the consort of lord siva, is said
to have exhumed herself in the pyre of Daksha's yajna bedi or pyre on which the yajna
sacrifice was to be performed. Yet another tradition describes it as being a gate of the
ancient city of Ayodhya, from which it is 40 kos or 120 km. distant. It as the venue of a
fair held every month on the day of full moon , but on the lenth day of the bright halh pf
Jyaistha, a larger fair is celebrated. The development block is Maharajganj.
|MUBARAKPUR ( Tehsil- Sadar, Block-
is situated in Lat.26 degree 6' N. and Logitude 83 degree 18' E. at a distance of 13 km.
north-east of the district headquarter.
Its original nomenclature is said to have been Qasimabad, and to have fallen into decay
before it was resettled, in the name of Raja Mubarak, a Sufi of Manikpur Karaa, by a
sheikh landholder. The place is famous for the manufacture of Benarasi saris, which are
also very popular and exported to the World. Among the old buildings the temple of
Thakurji and mosque of Raja Sahib is situated there.
| MEHNAGAR (Tehsil- Mehnagar,
It is situated 36 km. from the district
headquarter in east-south. The monuments of the fort built by king Haribans and huge pond
is famous here. A religious fair is being organised every year on the ponds named as Madilaha
which is 3 km. from tehsil headquarter.
This place is
situated on the sangam of Tons and Majhuee river which is 6 km. north from the
Phulpur tehsil headquarter. It is famous for the Ashram of Durvasa Rishi where in old days
thousands of students came to gain the knowledge of famous fair held every year on the
occassion of Kartik Purnima.
This place is situated on the sangam of Tons and Kunwar river , 3 km. from Nijambad
tehsil hq in the direction of south-west. There is a Ashram of Dattatreya Rishi where in
past days the people came to achieve knowledge and peace. On the day of Shivratri
fair is organized.
Mahatma Govind Sahab had worshiped here.
This place is 6 km. distant from the Atraulia Block. On the day of Agahan sudi Dashmi
a very big fair is held in which the cattle like cow, bull, buffalo, camel, horse, donkey
and elephant are sell and buy. The period of fair is about one month.
This place is situated in the development block Muhammadpur. The tradition say that
Raja Janmejai has organized Yagya for killing the all snakes on the earth.The temple and
ponds of this place is famous, the people come here to take a holy dip in the pond.