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  ?Mirzapur
Uttar Pradesh • India
Map indicating the location of Mirzapur
 Mirzapur 
Coordinates: 25°09′N 82°35′E / 25.15, 82.58
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

• 80 m (262 ft)
District(s) Mirzapur
Population 205,264 (2001)
Codes
Pincode
Telephone

• 231001
• +5442

Coordinates: 25°09′N 82°35′E / 25.15, 82.58 , Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: , translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), [often referred to as U.P.], is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The divisions of a district. ... Mirzapur is a district in Uttar Pradesh state India. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by the Indian Postal Service (similar to the ZIP Code in the United States). ... For the past decade or so, telecommunication activities have gained momentum in India. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Mirzapur pronunciation  is a city in the heart of North India, nearly 650 km between Delhi and Kolkata and also equidistant from Allahabad and Varanasi. Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Mirzapur has a population of a little over 205,264 (2001 census) and is renowned for its famous carpet and brassware industry. It is a city with several spots around it including many hills such as Rajdari, Devdari, Lakhaniyadari, and Windom fall range and Sirshi. It is the headquarter of Mirzapur District. The Indian Standard Time is calculated from the clock tower in Mirzapur.[1] Image File history File links Mirzapur. ... , Delhi ( , Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ) sometimes referred to as Dilli, is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai with a population of 13 million. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... , VārāasÄ« ( , Hindi: , IPA: ), also known as Benares, Banaras, or Benaras ( , Hindi: , , IPA: ), or Kashi or Kasi ( , Hindi: , ), is a famous Hindu holy city situated on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... , Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: , translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), [often referred to as U.P.], is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Republic of India. ... A carpet is any loom-woven, felted textile or grass floor covering. ... Mirzapur is a district in Uttar Pradesh state India. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ...

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History

Reports suggest that Mirzapur was a commercial city, being situated on the banks of the river Ganges. These reports are backed by the Naar Ghat, a carved stone with rates of toll taxes of Ashokan times inscribed on it. {{Redirect3|Ashoka|For the non-profit organization, see Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. ...


Most of the city was established by English officers, and so places are named after Englishmen like Wellesleyganj (Lord Wellesley), Mukeri Bazar (Lord Mercury), Dankeen Ganj (Mr. Danseen), and a famous waterfall of the city, Windham Water Fall (Mr. Windham). The Municipal Corporation building was also built by the English Government. Henry Wellesley (born Wesley), 1st Baron Cowley, GCB (20 January 1773 - 27 April 1847) was the younger brother of the Duke of Wellington, and became a notable diplomat in his own right. ...


On the outskirts of the area, there is a patch of forest that contains ancient wall paintings, called Lekhania Dari and there are small rapids at the place. This has made it a popular picnic spot among residents of nearby cities. The forest area is still inhabited by some tribes. Possibly, ten tribes are still present in the region.


The indigenous ruler Sheikh Mirza was captured by the British government, and so the city was documented by the British as Mirzapur due to the name of its ruler. Some information about an ancient city near the local Kacchwa Bazar has also been found, but is awaiting concrete proof.


It is also locally believed that the town was founded by Raja Nanner and was known as Girijapur, but after the British conquest it came to be known as Mirzapur. The earliest mention of the town is found in the writings of Tieffenthaler, who drew up his description of the country between 1760 and 1770. He mentioned it under the name of Mirzapur, especially as a great mart. In the records of Jonathan Duncan, who was a resident of Varanasi, frequent mention is made of the place as Mirzapur. Before 1 April, 1989, Mirzapur was the largest district of India. Mirzapur is also a Naxalite hot spot. Jonathan Duncan Jonathan Erskine Duncan (born May 16, 1982 in Lae, Papua New Guinea) is a swimmer from New Zealand, who competed at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... , Vārāasī ( , Hindi: , IPA: ), also known as Benares, Banaras, or Benaras ( , Hindi: , , IPA: ), or Kashi or Kasi ( , Hindi: , ), is a famous Hindu holy city situated on the banks of the river Ganges (Ganga) in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Map showing the districts affected by the Naxalite movement Naxalite or Naxalism is an informal name given to radical, often violent, revolutionary communist groups that were born out of the Sino-Soviet split in the Indian communist movement. ...


Geography

Mirzapur is located at 25.15° N 82.58° E[2]. It has an average elevation of 80 metres (265 feet). The metre (American English:meter) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Mirzapur had a population of 205,264. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Mirzapur has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 54%. In Mirzapur, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...


Commerce

The main business in Mirzapur is carpet manufacturing. Manufacturers range from very small (with less than $100,000 in assets) to medium sized (with around $10M in assets). Most of the carpets are sold internationally as India has a limited market for carpets.


Vindhyachal

A few miles away from this city is a site of pilgrimage to Hindus known as Vindhyachal where according to the mythology a part of Sati (an avatar of Durga) fell. The river Ganges flows through this city. Other sites of pilgrimage include Kali Khoh (literally 'the cave of the Goddess Kali') where a statue of the Kali has a mouth formed in the shape of a cave, hence the name. Very close to the city is a waterfall. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A Hindu ( , Devanagari: हिन्दु), as per modern definition, is an adherent of the philosophies and scriptures of Hinduism, and the religious, philosophical and cultural system that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... Vindhyachal is a town in Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. ... The word mythology (from the Greek μυολογία mythología, from mythologein to relate myths, from mythos, meaning a narrative, and logos, meaning speech or argument) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use the supernatural to interpret natural events and... The ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, copyright BBT In Hindu philosophy, an avatar (also spelt as avatara) (Sanskrit: , ), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a higher being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth. ... In Hinduism, Durga (Sanskrit: , Bengali: ) is a form of Devi, the supreme goddess. ... “Ganga” redirects here. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


The city itself has many Ghats (steps to a river). There are a few cinema-halls. At first look the city appears to be a confluence of town, village and city life. Bijli or electricity supply is very irregular and there are regular power cuts in the region. Bijli is the Hindi for light, but refers to a lightning strike or to a power supply (electricity). ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ...


Culture Of The City

Culture means life full with the color of etiquette. Etiquette is produce by soul, sayings and service. Every culture has its own philosophy & thoughts, only that culture & that society is said to be great which has, serving to people & society, as its ambitions.


Mirzapur culture is complete in itself from this point of view. this is full of ganga-jamuni tehajeeb, life styles, local behaviors, languages, music's, folk dances & regional poetry. That is why the civilization that develops here is combination of rural & urban life styles which can be easily felt & seen in the style of local languages & behavior.


1)The Life Style:- to know & feel mirzapur life style & language, words are not enough to described, if we view at one side of this coin then we will get information about dhoti, kurta & a towel (gamachhaa) on solders of men, the other side of this cultural coin indicates about the scented regional perfumes & earrings on male. Women along with sarees, kara, bangles, bajuband, kakani, in hands & hasali on the neck, bichhiya on the toes, kanachadi in the ears put on kardhani in the waist. Mirzapuri is the local language.


2)Festival of the City:- It is well known culture take its growth only where the economical growth is there and since historical evidences proves that Mirzapur was one of the ancient commercial city. The cultural meets and festivals along with local geo-psycho behavior have its impact on the mirzapur culture. Which is very much diverse in nature, self-developed and ancient. In context of these things kajali song, in the festivals, jeevitputrika (jutiya), Ganga Deshahara, lalahi chattha, shardiya & vasantik navratra, ojhala ka mela, lohandi ka mela, the famous Vindhya Mahotsava, horaha gaderi ka mela, litti bati ka mela, maa bhandari ka mela. The nature has tried to facilitate its local to enjoy the above said occasions with full of its support.


3)Kajari Mahotsava:- It is among the famous festival of mirzapur. Respected all over India kajali took birth here.King kantit naresh's daughter kajali, who loved her husband very much and sang songs in the separation moment from his husband, although she could not met her husband all over her life and died yet she remains alive through this deep sad-love songs. This impress mirzapur locals her voice & songs very much, so remembers her through this festival paying homage to her.


4)Lohandi Mela:- 2 km . south to mirzapur an old temple of lord Hanuman is decorated with light (ghee ke deeye) on kartik purnima and every Saturday in the month of saawan (hindu month of rain) mid of july-august, a big fair is arranged. The attraction is tattoo design. Ojhala Mela. Ojhala is current name of river ujjvala. A fair is arranged regularly here since 1920. Which is sign of bravery and the only place in India where betting is legal on the days of fair.


5)Vindhyavasini Jayanti Samaaroh:- Started since 1971 this musical program is arranged by the Government where renowned Indian vocal and folk artists give real presentation and worship goddess Vindhyavasini.


6)Deep Mahotsava:- Celebrated on the day of diwali, all the Ganga ghats are decorated with lights (ghee ke deeye), locals have immense pleasure celebrating this on kartik amavasya. Jhoolanotsava. In the month of saawan celebrated by locals during rain, this Jhoolanotsava is celebrated with swings in the branch of trees 5 days Shree Dwarkadheesh Temple , Ganga Jamuna Saraswati Temple and Kunj Bhawan are decorated.


Chunar

About 32 km from Mirzapur is the famous fortress of Chunar. Chunar, located in Mirzapur District of Uttar Pradesh state, India, is an ancient town. ...


Thete are some rock paintings in Mizapur district


References

  1. ^ India investigates different time zones
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mirzapur

External links

  • Mirzapur City Web Page
  • Weather in Mirzapur

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