Fatuha

Fatuha

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Fatuha (, ), also spelled Fatwah or Fatwa, is a city and a notified area in Patna district in the state of Bihar, India.Fatuha is a part of the capital territory of Patna and lies 24&nbsp;km east of the city; Patna is the capital of Bihar state. Fatuha is an important industrial centre known for small industries and its handloom industries. The city's name is said to come from its status as a center of textile manufacturing.

History & Culture

Fatuha is situated at the confluence of the Ganges and Punpun Rivers. The area is known as Triveni since the mythical river Saraswati is said to unite with these two rivers here. Fatuha is regarded as a very sacred 'sangam' place in Hindu mythology and is a major pilgrimage and historical centre for Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Islam and Sikhism. Many major religious, mythological and historical figures are said to have visited or passed through Fatuha, and it is part of the Ramayana, Buddhist and Jains circuits. In ancient times, Lord Sri Rama and all his brothers, guru Vishwamitra, Lord Srikrishna, Bheema, emperor Jarasandha, Ajatshatru, Udayin, Lord Mahatma Buddha, and Mahavira Jain were said to have visited Fatuha.

According to Hindu tradition, Lord Vamana laid his step at this 'sangam' while measuring the entire universe as a gift from the demon king Bali; an annual fair called 'Varuni Mela' is celebrated on every Vaman...
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