Darbhanga

Darbhanga

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Darbhangā is a twin city and a municipal corporation and the capital city of the Darbhanga district and Darbhanga Division in the state of Bihar, India. It is one of the important districts of North Bihar situated in the very heart of Mithilanchal. According to the latest 2011 census the total population of the district is 3,921,971 of which about 91.30% live in rural areas. Schedule cast population is 511,125 and that of Schedule tribe is only 841 and they together accounted for 15.53% of the total population. The total male population is 2,053,043 and female population 1,868,928. Population density is as high as 1,721 per sq. km and the sex ratio is 910. Number of BPL families are 290,889 and their total population is 1,745,334 making their percentage 66.28.

History

The history of Darbhanga dates back to the Ramayana and Mahabharata periods; it is among the oldest cities of Bihar. According to the Vedic sources, the Videhas first migrated to the area from the banks of Saraswati in Punjab, they were guided to the east of Sadanira (Gandak River) by Agni, the God of Fire. Settlements were established and, thus, flourished the kingdom of the Videhas, the Selfless.

In the course of time Videhas came to be ruled by a line of kings called Janaks. In this line of kings there was a very famous king named Mithi. To commemorate his greatness the territory was named as Mithila. Another famous king was Janak Sirdhwaja, father of...
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