Jaynagar

This article is about the town in Madhubani district of Bihar, India. For other, see Jayanagar.
Jaynagar
Jaynagar
Town
Jaynagar
Jaynagar
Location in Bihar, India

Coordinates: 26°35′00″N 86°09′00″E / 26.58333°N 86.15000°E / 26.58333; 86.15000Coordinates: 26°35′00″N 86°09′00″E / 26.58333°N 86.15000°E / 26.58333; 86.15000

Country India
State Bihar
District Madhubani
Elevation 89 m (292 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,487
Languages
 • Official MaithiliHindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 847226
Telephone code 06246
Vehicle registration BR32
Lok Sabha constituency Madhubani
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khajauli

Jaynagar (Hindi: जयनगर) is a city and a notified area in Madhubani district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is situated on the holy river Kamla. Jaynagar, on the Barauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jaynagar lines, is now well connected by broad gauge railway system with the major cities of India, and has a railway line to Nepal with a customs checkpoint, though this is currently in poor condition. NH 104 and NH 105 connect with Jaynagar, providing it with good transport facilities. The local language is Maithali. Jayanagar in the border area of Nepal is situated just 3 km from Jaynagar

There are many temples in Jaynagar, of which two are most famous are Durga mandir (108 ft high and situated 2 km from the railway station), and Shilanath (famous for Lord Shiva), and 4 km from the railway station, near DB College.

Economy

Jainagar is one of the most important towns in Darbhanga-Madhubani region. Historically, this has been a regional hub of economic activities, in large parts driven by the proximity to Nepal. It had twenty some rice mills at some point which disappeared for the non-conducive government policies, however trading of key supplies still remains catering to nearly villages and rural Nepal. Its connectivity by train to major metro areas like Delhi and Kolkata has further boosted its economic potential. Jainagar has attracted significant immigration from the rural areas in recent years, putting unprecedented upward pressure on real estate prices.

Health services are primarily catered by private clinics and hospitals, which are of good quality, arguably best in the district with quality of good doctors. With deployment of SSB (Seema Sashatra Bal) on the borders, the security and safety have also improved in recent years. Jainagar has basic public educational infrastructure with government schools and colleges, including a college for women. However, recent years have seen a boom in private school education, withs several schools coming up. Immigration from rural areas is possibly driven by aspirations of rural class to offer improved educational opportunities to their children.

Geography

Jainagar is located at 26°35′00″N 86°09′00″E / 26.58333°N 86.15000°E / 26.58333; 86.15000 It has an average elevation of 79 metres (259 feet).

Bordering Nepal it's in the planes of Himalyas on the banks of River Kamla. Weather is generally pleasant, notwithstanding the recent changes weather patterns worldwide.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Jaynagar had a population of 29487. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Jaynagar has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 48%. In Jaynagar, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture

Jaynagar celebrates many festivals with joy and enthusiasm throughout the year. One of the main festivals celebrated here is Chhath, five days after Deepawali. Makar Sankranti (Khichdi) is celebrated on 14 January, Saraswati Puja (with grand statues), Holi (all colourful), Ram Navami, Raksha Bandhan (between brothers and sisters), Durga Puja, Diwali, Eid, and Muharram are also celebrated in Jaynagar.

References

External links

  • MSN Map

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