(, ) is a city in the state of Bihar
in the Eastern part of India
. It is the headquarters of Buxar District
. The word Buxar is said to have been derived from VyaghraSar. The tiger face of Rishi Vedshira, an outcome of the curse of the sage Rishi Durvasha, was restored after bathing in a holy tank which was later named as VyaghraSar.
The present district of Buxar consists of areas under Buxar Sadar and Dumraon Sub-Division of the old Bhojpur district and came in existence in the year 1991. Buxar town is the headquarter of the district and also its principal town. The district is bounded on the north by Ballia district of U.P., on the south by Rohtas district, on the west by Ghazipur and Ballia districts of U.P. and on the east by Bhojpur district.
The town Buxar is located on the bank of river Ganges
). A road bridge over Ganges connects Buxar with Ballia District
in the neighboring state Uttar Pradesh
. The town is connected to the state capital Patna
by rail and road routes. The Buxar railway station is a major station. Many major trains pass through the station due to its strategic location. The language spoken is "Bhojpuri" and the script is "Devanagari". Substantial proportion of trade activities are with well connected towns and cities in Uttar Pradesh such as Varanasi
Buxar district consist of 2 Sub-division and 11 Blocks. Of the 11 Blocks, 7 are in Dumraon Sub-division while 4 in Buxar Sadar... Read More