Sunday, 18 March 2012


Hajipur- the headquarters of Vaishali district situated in Indian state of Bihar is a small town, from where the state capital Patna, is only 10 km, is growing at fast pace. The town is linked to Patna with the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, the longest bridge in the world.  

Known as Ukkacala in ancient era, Hajipur is famous not famous for one reason but many. It was the venue of one of the discourses given by Lord Buddha. Gautam Buddha delivered his last sermon and announced his Parinirvana in this land. Also, Lord Mahavir – the founder of Jainism took birth on the soil of Hajipur. Lord Mahavir (Jain Tirthankar Lord Mahavir) was born in the village Kundalpur, 4 km from Vaishali. Thus, the soil of the territory is blessed by the visit of Lord Buddha twice during 3rd century BC.

Hajipur (Vaishali) also finds its origin way back in history from the Mahabharata period. It is said that democracy found its origin around 600BC in the district. Ancient Lichhavi republic was established on this terrain only. It is also renowned as the land of Ambapali (Amrapali), the great Indian courtesan.

Hazrat Anjan Peer Saha Baba was founded by Hazrat Anjaan Peer Saha Baba in 1780 AD. Many of famous leaders visited this place.

The place is known for production of banana. 

It is the headquarters of East Central Railway Zone. 

1 comment:

  1. Only once in my life I had gone to Hazipur. It is the nice place. I stay here for 2 days.