Friday, September 14, 2012

Heritage places in Ballia

Heritage places in Ballia

Shahid Smarak
Constructed in the memory of freedom fighters who devoted their lives for India’s independence and made Ballia free for 14 days in 1942.

Religious places in Ballia

Bhrigu Mandir
At Bhrigu Mandir, the famous Dadri fair (mela) is held in the memory of Dardar Muni, disciple of Bhrigu muni, on the occasion of Kartik Purnima every year.

Water Gateways in Ballia

Surha Taal
Surha Taal is one of the most important lakes in the city which covers a large area. In the deeper parts of the lake, large quantities of weed siwar are grown. The water of this taal is drained or filled by the Katihar, a small town in Bihar, which connects it with the Ganga.

Picnic in Ballia(2)

Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden in Ballia shows a wide range collection of herbs, shrubs, trees and many other ornamental plants. The collection of these plants and trees are well taken care of by the government officials at botanical garden.
Dadri Fair or Dadri Mela
Dadri fair is one of the second largest fairs of India. The fair site is located at a distance of about 3 km from bus stand of Ballia city. The fair is held here annually starting from Kartik Purnima (October-November) in the honour of Dadar Muni, the disciple of Rishi Bhrigu. It is believed that he brought the River Saryu up to Ballia on the order of his Guru. This event is celebrated over a period of one month with lots of celebrations. The fair is organized in two phases. During the first phase a cattle fair is organized at Nandigram which starts 10 days before the Kartik Purnima. And later on the day of Kartik Purnima, Meena Bazaar having shops of different items, with many amusement facilities & various cultural programs are organized which last for one month.

परिचय बलिया

Ballia (Bhojpuri: बलिया, Hindi: बलिया) is a city with a municipal board in the Indian state of Uttar
Pradesh. The eastern boundary of the city lies at the junction of the Ganges and the Ghaghara. The city is situated from 141 km from Varanasi. Bhojpuri, a dialect of Hindi, is the primary local language.

Ballia is also known as Baghi Ballia (Rebel Ballia) for its significant contribution in India's freedom struggle. During the first Independence War of India in 1857, Ballia came in picture in front of the world and Shree Mangal Pandey was that first freedom fighter of that war who was born in village Nagwa Ballia district of India.[1] During the Quit India Movement of 1942 Ballia gained independence from British rule for a short period of time when the district overthrew the government and installed an independent administration under Chittu Pandey.


Ballia is an ancient city. Many great saints and sages of India had their ashrams in Ballia, including Valmiki, Bhrigu, Durvasa, Parashara muni and Jamadagni. Ballia was a part of the Kosala Kingdom in ancient times. It also came under the Buddhist influence for some time. Earlier the district was a part of Ghazipur district, but later it was created as an independent District.

Sahatwar, Sheikhpur and Sikanderpur are also very old towns of Ballia, populated during the reign of Feroze Shah Tughlaq where famous Muslim saints came and inhabited the area and served Muslims and non-Muslim alike

Origin of the name Ballia

The origin of the name Ballia, has long been a matter of dispute. It is locally said to have been derived from the name of the sage Valmiki, the celebrated Hindu poet and the author of Ramayana, whose having resided here was commemorated by a shrine, which has long been washed away. Another belief about the origin of the name is that it has been derived from the sandy nature of the land of the place, locally known as "Ballua" (balu meaning sand). It was initially named as 'balian', later transformed to Ballia


Ballia is a station on the Broad Gage Indian Railways[6] with about 35 trains daily (including 2 Rajdhani express)[7] Major railway stations include Belthara Road, Surimanpur, Phephna, and Rasra. Belthara Road is connected with Gorakhpur by many trains like Dadar Express, Chauri Chaura Express, Gorakhnath Express etc. Road connectivty from Varanasi-to-Ballia, Gorakhpur-to-Ballia and Ballia-to-Patna is very good. It takes about 4 hours by road and 2–3 hours by train from Varanasi-to-Ballia. The road passes through Ghazipur district then small towns like Nagra, Sikanderpur then Ballia.

Dadri Mela (fair)

Dadri Mela is the second largest cattle fair of India which is located at 5 KM from Ballia town nearby NH 19 and 3 KM from Bus station of Ballia city.[3][4] The fair starts on full moon of Kartik Poornima (October–November) with Holy dip in Ganges. This fair is held annually in the honour of Dadar Muni, the disciple of Maharishi Bhrigu.

This fair is celebrated for more than one month and is organized in two phases. The first phase starts before 10 days of Kartik Poornima in which traders bring some excellent hybrids of cattle from across India for sale/purchase. On or after Kartik Poornima, various cultural programs are organized and one can find shops of different items at one stop during the next Fortnight.

Notable places

Notable temples:

    Maharshi Bhrigu Mandir in the heart of the city
    Jangli baba temple - 16 km from Ballia in Garwar.
    Shri Baleshwer Mandir
    Habib Manzil
    Chain Ram Baba mandir is in Sahatwar
    Nath Baba temple at Rasara
    Shokharan Nath mandeer In Ashega, Beruarbari.
    Panchmandir at village Sahatwar.
    Sri Sahajanand Baba Dev Sthan at village Chandpur at the bank of holy river Saryu (25 KM North-East from Ballia City)
    Narhari Das Kuti (Temple) - Guru of famous Poet Tulsi Das in Sitabdiyara
    Shri Jangli Baba Mandir (Temple) place at Garwar (Fair of Dhanteras before one day Diwali)
    Hanuman Mandir, 4 KM from Ballia city.
    Parashurama Temple in Maniyar (Only few temples of Parashurama)
    Kameshwar Nath Dham (Shiv Mandir), Karon, Ballia (U.P.)
    Mata Kapilashweri Bhwani Mandir (Temple), Near Sager Pali, Ballia (UP)
    Shahid Smarak, Sukhpura is dedicated to our freedom fighters and situated beside the Sukhpura Inter College's entrance.
    Bramani mata temple is situated about 6k.m. from Ballia
    KEVAL BABA temple is located in Hanshnagar
  • Lakhnesar, first republic of the Sengars having no kings to rule over.
  • swami Maharaj Baba Temple in Milki Village Near RaniGanj Bazar Bairia Ballia.
  • Jalpa mata Temple in Sikanderpur, Ballia.
  • Munishwara nand(khapadiya baba) temple, sripalpur, lalganj (dwaba) ballia
  • Sudistpuri - Raniganj bazar near Suraimanpur.Shri chhiteshwar nath mandir chhitoni
  • Shri chhiteshwar nath mandir chhitoni

    Area villages

  • A village named Dharnipur is located 9 KM from Ballia.
  • Aamghat Village is 7.7 km far from its District Main City Ballia.
  • A village Aundi (via Piyaria)is 20 km (west) from Ballia city / 10 km from Phepana Junction.- located on Ballia-Mau road.
  • A village called Majhuan (24 km far from Ballia city) . It is situated on the bank of the Ganges river.
  • Shivpur Diar Nai Basti (Bayashi) village which is having 20 thousand population with 90% literacy and 7 km far from Ballia.
  • A village named Akhar famous for its wrestlers located 6 km East from Ballia town.
  • A village named Dubhar village which is having 30 thousand population with 40% literacy and 9 km far from Ballia.famous for its literacy .
  • A village named Khejuri is located 15 KM from Ballia.
  • A village named Shahpur near Garwar police station is located 19 KM from Ballia.
  • Bansdih located 18 KM far from Ballia. It is having population more than 50,000.
  • Tengarhin village is located at Bairia - Ballia Road on Distance 36 KM from Ballia .
  • Hanshnagar is small village that is located 17 k.m. far from Ballia and 3 k.m. far from Haldi.

Notable personalities of Ballia

 Swaraj singh
    Mangal Pandey
    Chittu Pandey
    Hazari Prasad Dwivedi
    Jayaprakash Narayan
    Narad Rai-present M.L.A of ballia sadar
    Chandra Shekhar Singh - 9TH Prime Minister of India
    Murli Manohar - Politician
    Dr.Ganesh Prasad  - Mathematician
    Kedarnath Singh - Hindi poet
    Dr. Sandeep Pandey - Ramon-Magsasy Award Winner, Social Activist and Founder of "Asha for Education"
    Janeshwar Mishra(Chhote Lohiya) - Politician
    Dr. Janardan Chaturvedi - Translated Shrimad Bhagvat Geeta into Bhojpuri (regional language of eastern U.P. and Bihar) called "Janardan Geeta".
    Anand Swroop Verma - A Senior Journalist
    Netaji Santosh Pratap Singh- Kshatriya Sena
    Pt. Murlidhar shukla- founded first Hindi school in West Bengal with shyama Prasad Mukherjee
    Anant Kumar Pushpak-Senior Civil Engineer in KEC International Limited
    Mr. Bachha Pathak EX-Minister (govt of up)
    Mr.Pradeep Pathak (All India Rank 3 in gate )
    [Shri Bharat Singh " Akela"] A Senior Journalist, Teacher, Samajwadi Leader and Founder "(Rashtravadi Loktantrik Janta Party)"
    [Gajendra Pratap singh ] Social Activist and Founder of "(Samarpan India Janseva Foundation)"
Jagdish Sukla Ji (Professor at George Mason University in the United States)
Bharat Singh Ji (M.P. Ballia)


 Major Educational Institutions:

    Holy Cross School, Amritpali, Ballia(U.P)
    St. Xavier's School - Dharahara, Ballia (U.P.)
    Sacred Heart School, Saharaspali, Ballia (U.P.)
    Town Polytechnic, Tikhampur Road, Ballia (U.P)
    Naga ji Saraswati Vidya Mandir Maldepur, Ballia (UP)
    Shri Jangli Baba Inter College (JBIC), Garwar, Ballia (UP)
    Gandhi Inter College Chilkahar, Ballia (UP)
    Bansi Bazar Inter College (BBIC), Navanagar, Ballia (UP)
    Pachrukha Devi Inter College (PDIC), Gaighat (Reoti), Ballia (U.P.)
    Modern Convent School, Gaighat (Reoti), Ballia (U.P.). This is 22 years old school and established in 1989.
    Oracle Institute of Management & Information Technology, Sankat Mochan Colony, Civil Lines, Ballia (U.P.)[14]
    Kunwar Singh Degree College, Ballia (U.P.)
    Kendriya Vidyalaya ballia
    Satish Chandra Degree College, Ballia (U.P.)
    Murli Manohar Town Degree College, Ballia (U.P.)
    Gandhi Degree College in Mirdha village, Ballia (U.P.)[15]
    Kendriya Vidyalaya, Ballia (U.P.)[16]
    Gyan Peethika Sr. Sec. School, Zeerabasti, Ballia (U.P.)
    MG Inter College, Dalan Chhapra, Ballia (U.P.)
    Sukhpura Inter College, Sukhpura, Ballia (U.P)
    Sri Haribansa Baba Inter College, Pur, Ballia (U.P.)
    Ratsar Inter College, Ratasar, Ballia (U.P.)
    Sri Ram Baba Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, Akwari-Bisukia, Ballia (U.P.)
    Sri Swaminath Singh Surendara Mahavidyalya Mahathapar, Ballia (U.P.)
    Reoti Inter College Reoti, Ballia (U.P.)
    Amar Shahid Bhagat Singh Inter College Rasra, Ballia (U.P.). Formerly Known as King Gorge Silver Jubly Inter College Rasra, Ballia (U.P.).
    St Marys School.Abhanpur Rasra Ballia
    PMHS parasia bisouli Ballia U.P.
    CB Inter college sahatwar ballia U.p.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Some Famous Personality Of Ballia

Ballia is the birth place of Mangal Pandey, 
Chittu Pandey, Chandrashekhar(Ex PM), 
Shaikh Habibullah 1941, 
Manager Singh (Ex -MLA) (Malviya of Dwaba)1920-1993, 
Gauri Shankar Rai, the Ram Nagina Singh (Ex -MP) 1952, 
Gauri Bhaiya(Ex Min.).Sanaullah Ansari From Quazipura Play a vital role. 
Hazari Prasad Dwivedi,
Jaiprakash Narayan Some other notable figures from the Quit India Movement include Pt. 
Tarkeshwar Pandey and Murli Manohar.
At Present Neeraj Shekhar (MP), 
Ambika Chaudhary(Ex Min.), 
Ram Govind Chaudhary(Ex Min.), 
Narad Rai(Ex Min.), 
Sharada Nand Anchal(Ex Min.), 
Ghura Ram(Ex Min), 
Bachcha Pathak(Ex Min.), 
Sanatan Pandey(MLA), 
Manju Singh(MLA), 
Subhash Yadav(MLA), 
Kedar Nath Verma(MLA), 
Digvijay Singh(Member-AICC), 
Bhola Pandey(Member-AICC), 
 Ravi Shankar Singh"Pappuji", 
Awadhesh Kumar Singh(Social Worker-Chandrashekharnagar) 
Famous mathematician Dr.Ganesh Prasad was also from Ballia.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

मत डाल आग मे घी, शोला ये दहक जायेगा!

मत डाल आग मे घी, शोला ये दहक जायेगा!
खौल उठि छाति जिस दिन , जवालामुखि ये भडक जायेगा!!
दुम दबाकर , जान बचा कर फिर भाग्ता तु नजर आयेगा!
सुअर कि मौत मारेगा तुझे, कुते की तरह तुझे तड्पायेगा!!

शान्त ह शान्त इसे तु रह्ने दे
अमन से जि रहा ह अमन से इसे जिने दे
छोड अमन, तल्वार जिस दिन उठ जायेगी
तु तो क्या पर्छाइ भी तेरि कहिन नजर नही आएगी

कभी कश्मीर कभी यु.पी. कभि आसाम
लगा ले चाहे अपना तु जोर तमाम
ना कभी मिटा ह ना कभी मिटेगा
खवाब तेरा ये ख्वाब ही रह जायेगा

जब जाग उठेगा ये शेर हीन्दू दहाड अपनी तुझे ऐसी सुनायेगा
मा भारती की इस पावन धरा से नामो निशान तेरा मिट जायेगा…..
मत डाल आग मे घी, शोला ये दहक जायेगा
सुअर कि मौत मारेगा, तुझको, कुत्ते कि तरह तुझे तड्पायेगा..
मत डाल आग मे घी, शोला ये दहक जायेगा

जय हिन्द, जय हिन्दू, जय श्री राम

Friday, September 7, 2012

ये बनारस है.. एक शहर

ये बनारस है.. एक शहर
कहते है इस शहर में कोई भी भूखा नही सोता.. इस शहर में कोई मरता नहीं क्योकि , इस शहर में यमराज को आना मना है, इस शहर में लोग ख़ुद से मोक्ष पाने चले आते है, कहते है यहाँ मरने पे स्वर्ग मिलता।

इस शहर में लोग ३६५ दिन त्यौहार मनाते है और मस्ती करते हैं। दुःख यहाँ दीखता नही, सुख यहाँ टिकता नहीं लेकिन ये शहर रुकता नहीं। हर गली में मन्दिर हैं, हर मुहल्ले में मस्जिद, चारों छोर पे गिरिज
ा और गुरूद्वारे। कहीं पंजाब तो कहीं गुजरात, कहीं बंगाल और महराष्ट्र और कहीं मद्रास इस शहर में दिखता है। फैशन के दौर में भी एक गमछे में ही ये शहर जी लेता है, इतना ही नही नहीं ये शहर भारत रत्न भी देता है। फटी धोती और सफारी शूट एक ही दुकान पे चाय पीता है।

इस शहर का नाम पूछने पे कोई इसे काशी कोई वाराणसी और कई बनारस कहता है लेकिन अपने शहर की परिभाषा हर आदमी कुछ यू बताता है.. “खाक भी जिस जमी का पारस है वो शहर हमारा बनारस है...”