7 Interesting things about Munger

mungerMunger is a city and a Municipal Corporation situated in Bihar. Munger is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is the 7th largest city of Bihar and second largest city in Eastern Bihar. Munger is known for being an ancient seat of rule. It comprises Munger and Jamalpur which are situated on the southern bank of the river Ganges.

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Munger was founded by great ruler Chandragupta Maurya. Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. He built one of the largest-ever empires on the Indian subcontinent.

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Shri Krishna Singh, The first chief minister of Bihar was from Munger. He was the first Chief Minister in the country to abolish the zamindari system. He is also Known as “Bihar Kesari“. He was known for his scholarship and erudition and he Donated his personal collection of 17,000 books to the public library in Munger in 1959 which is later named after him as Sri Krishna Seva Sadan. He was also the member of Constituent Assembly of India which framed the Constitution of India.

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Munger Ganga Bridge, is a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges, at Munger. It is officially known as “Shrikrishna Setu”. The construction of the bridge started in 2002 and it was opened for public use in 2016. It is 3.692-kilometre-long.

munger ganga bridge

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The Munger Fort, The Fort’s history has been traced from 1330 AD onwards, under the rule of Muhammad bin Tughluq of Delhi. But its ancient history, as a town, mostly ruled by Hindu kings, is initially traced from a stone inscription to Chandra Gupta Maurya and later dated to the kingdom of Anga, the capital of which was at Champa near Bhagalpur, and the Pala kings in the 9th century AD. The fort has an impressive structure with massive gates. It opens to the Ganges river at either end thus enhancing the fort’s security. The fort covers the area of 222 acres (90 ha) over rocky hills with a peripheral length of2.5 miles (4.0 km). The fort has 4 feet (1.2 m) thick inner walls while the outer walls are 12 feet (3.7 m) thick forming the fortification, which is 30 feet (9.1 m) thick. The Ganges river hugs the fort walls on the west and in the north.

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Bihar School of Yoga, It is a modern school of Yoga founded by Satyananda Saraswati in Munger, in 1963. An Institute of Yogic studies was created in 1994. It includes residential facilities for guests and students. The only yoga school in the world.

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Sita Kund, It is a hot water spring having a really attention-grabbing ancient story regarding this place, which belongs in the period of Ramayana. According to which Sita after being rescued from Lanka, Ram to satisfy all public opinion asked Sita to prove her chasti and she gladly agreed to the Agni Pariksha (the fire ordeal). She came out of the fire test uncached and imparted to the pool in which she bathed, the heat of her body which she had absorbed from the fire.  It is visited by a large number of pilgrims on the full moon day of Magh. Besides this, there is also cool water spring known as Ram Kund.

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Gun Factory, A village in Munger is well known for Illegal firearms. From manufacturing, assembling, repairing and selling all kinds of weapons, which includes small arms to AK-47 and AK-57 assault rifles.

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