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Buxar - Siddhashram OR Vedgarbhapuri OR Karush OR Tapovan OR Chaitrath OR VyaghraSar OR An Historical Place OR Capital of Bhojpuri language

Located nearly 131 km away from Patna, the capital city of Bihar, Buxar is a city and one of the most important destinations of the Buxar District in particular and the Bihar State in general. The city of Buxar is located on the south of River Ganges and it has common border with the state of Uttar Pradesh. Though Buxar was established in 1991, it has a long history.

In fact, the city has deep cultural and mythological roots. It is said that Buxar was the seat of gods and saints and time and again was also the battleground for wars between gods and demons. In the recorded history, later, the place witnessed the famed Battle of Buxar, which took place in October 1764.

It was fought between a small army led of the British East India Company and the combined armies of Mir Kasim, the Nawab of Bengal; Suja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh; and Shah Alam II, the Mughal Emperor. The famed battle was easily won by the British and it proved very decisive in the context of the history of India.

Much before that, in AD 1539, the place was witness to a fierce battle that involved the Afghan warrior Sher Shah Suri and the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was won by the former at a place called Chausa which is located only 10km way from the main Buxar City.

Sitaram Upadhyay Museum and the Shergarh Fort are some of the key attractions of the place.

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Arrah : Located 43 km Buxar, is the city of Arrah, in the Bhojpur District which is one of the 38 districts of Bihar and one of the somewhat lesser covered tourist places of the state. Mythology suggests that the sage Vishwamitra, the Guru of Rama, had his 'Ashram' somewhere in Arrah. Arrah town (also known as Ara) is the administrative headquarters of this district and much famous for its Jain connections (it is a part of the Bihar Jain Circuit) and also the crucial role that it played during the First War of Indian Independence, and afterwards, the Indian Freedom Movement—especially during the Quit India Movement.

It was here that the brave heart 80-year-old Veer Kunwar Singh gave a tough time to the British Army during the Sepoy Mutiny, also called the First War of Indian Independence, in 1857 which almost shook the mighty East India Company and they began to doubt their own military prowess and administrative skills.

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