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Begusarai district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Begusarai town is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district lies on the northern bank of river Ganga. It is located at Latitudes 25.15N & 25.45N and longitudes 85.45E & 86.36E.

It was established in 1870 as a subdivision of Munger District. In 1972, it was given district status. The name of the district apparently comes from "Begum" (queen) + "Sarai" (inn) as "Begum" of Bhagalpur used to come to the "Simaria Ghat" (a holy place at Ganges bank) for a month of pilgrimage which later took the present slang form Begusarai. It is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Rashtrakavi Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Eminent Historian Professor Ram Saran Sharma. Begusarai is the part of historic Mithila region.

Places of visit includes Jai Mangla Temple, Nav Lakha Temple, Kabar Lake .

  • Navlakha Temple, Bishanpur (About one KM from Kali Asthan Chauk). 10AM-4PM. Entry Free.  edit
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