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Historical Places September 12, 2008

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Shiv Temple Gola Gokaran Nath

Shiv Temple Gola Gokaran Nath is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Gola Gokaran Nath is also called Choti Kashi. It is the belief of the people that Lord Shiva was pleased with the penance (Tapasya) of Rawana (King of Lanka) and offered him a boon. Rawana requested the Lord Shiva to go to Lanka with him and leave Himalya forever. The Lord Shiva agreed to go on condition that he should not be placed anywhere on the way to Lanka. If he were placed anywhere, he would settle at that place. Rawana agreed and started his journey to Lanka with the Lord on his head. When Rawana reached the Gola Gokaran Nath (then called Gollihara) he felt the need to urinate (a call of nature). Rawana offered some gold coins to a shepherd(who was none other than Lord Ganesha send by deities) for placing the Lord Shiva on his head until he returned. The shepherd(Lord Ganesha) placed him on the land. Rawana failed to lift him up despite all his efforts. He pressed him on his head with his thumb in full anger. The impression of Rawana’s thumb is still present on the Shivling. In the month of Chatra (April) a great fair is organised for one month known as Cheti-Mela.

Jama Masjid, Kheri

The Jama Masjid is a beautiful mosque near the railway tracks between Lakhimpur and Kheri. It is a picturesque site and an architectural beauty.

Frog Temple

The unique Frog Temple lies at Oel town, 12 km from Lakhimpur on the route from Lakhimpur to Sitapur. It is the only one of its kind in India based on Manduk Tantra. It was built by the former king of Oel State (Lakhimpur Kheri district) between 1860 and 1870. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is built at the back of a large frog. The Temple is constructed within an octagonal lotus. The Shivling installed in the temple was brought from the Banasur Prati Narmdeshwar Narmada Kund. The main gate of the temple opens in the east and another gate is in the south. The architecture of this temple is based on Tantra Vidya.

Shiv Temple

It is believed that the holy Shivling of this place was founded by the Asvasthama son of Guru Dronacharya in the Mahabharata period. The temple was reconstructed by the former kings of Mehwa State (Lakhimpur Kheri district). This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shivling installed here is rare of its kind. It changes several colors in a day. It is said that every morning when the door of the temple is opened the Shivling is found in a worshipped position with the flowers and other worship items. It is the belief of the people that Asvasthama is immortal and worships here every day before opening the door. A great fair is organized in the Shrawan month (July) every day and each Amawasya of every month.

Shiv Temple Devkali

According to Bhagwat Geeta Janmejayi son of king Prikshit organized famous Nag Yagya at this place. It is believed that snakes do not enter houses where the holy soil of this temple is present. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also believed that the Devakali, daughter of Lord Brahama (Founder of the world) did a hard penance (Tapsya) at this place. After the name of Lord Brahama’s daughter this place is known as Devakali

 

Tourism

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Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) has two core areas, Dudhwa National Park and Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, which were merged in 1987. Dudwa National Park is known as the first National Park of the state after the formation of Uttarakhand.

It is home to a large number of rare and endangered species including Tiger, Leopard cat, Rhinoceros (one-horned), Hispid hare, Elephants, Black deer, Swamp deer, etc.

A bird watchers’ haven, Dudhwa is noted for its avian variety – about 400 species. Its swamps and several lakes attract varieties of waterfowl. Being close to the Himalayan foothills, Dudhwa also gets its regular winter visitors – the migratory water birds. The Banke Tal is perhaps the most popular spot for bird watchers. There are egrets, cormorants, herons and several species of duck, geese and teal.

Conservation History

The visit of Sir D.B. Brandis in 1860 to the area culminated in a 303 sq. mile forest area of the present day Dudhwa National Park being brought under the control of Government in 1861 for preservation. In Kheri District all the Sal and miscellaneous forests and grasslands in Kharigarh Pargana, between the Mohana and Suheli rivers, were included in the then North Kheri Forest Division. More areas were reserved for protection between 1867 and 1879 and added to the Division. The area of the Division was legally constituted as Reserved Forests in 1937.

The Sonaripur Sanctuary, comprising 15.7 km2, was created in 1958 to specifically protect swamp deer (Cervus duvaceli duvaceli). The area was too small and was later enlarged to 212 km2 and renamed as Dudhwa Sanctuary in 1968. Later, more area was added to the Sanctuary and in 1977, it was declared Dudhwa National Park. The total area of the Park was 616 km2 of which 490 km2 was the core zone and the balance of 124 km2 was a buffer zone.

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve was created in the year 1987-88 comprising Dudhwa National Park and Kishanpur Sanctuary (203.41 km2). With an addition of 66 km2 to the buffer zone in 1997, the present area of the Tiger Reserve is 884 km2.

Sharda Dam and Deer Park are other major attractions of Lakhimpur.

 

Education

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Education is available at the Junior and Senior Basic Schools, Senior Secondary Schools and college level.

St. Don Bosco’s College is a prominent missionary institute for learning. The alumni of the school are the flag-bearers of Lakhimpur across the nation. Other prominent schools and colleges are St. John’s School in Gola Gokarannath, Yuvraj Dutt College, Greenfield Academy, Children’s Academy, Kunwar Khuswaqt Rai, Adarsh vidya Mandir, Saraswati vidya Mandir, DS Inter College, Government Inter College, City Montessori Kheri and Lucknow Public School.

Statistics

* Junior Basic School 1775
* Senior Basic School 325
* Senior Secondary School 63
* Degree College 4
* I.T.I. 1
* Polytechnic 1

Lakhimpur has also produced many professionals like Chartered Accountants, Engineers, Doctors etc.

One of the resident of Lakimpur Namely Shobhit Agarwal got 50th All India Rank in Chartered Accountancy Final examination which is considered as one of the toughest examination of India.

 

Government and Politics

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* 2 Parliamentary Constituencies – Kheri and Shahbad (partially)
* 7 Assembly Constituencies – Mohammadi, Haidrabad, Paila, Lakhimpur, Srinagar, Nighasan, Dhaurahara.
* 6 Tehsils – Lakhimpur, Mohammdi, Gola, Nighasan, Dhaurahra, Palia
* 15 blocks – Lakhimpur, Behjam, Mitauli, Pasgawan, Mohammdi, Gola, Bankeyganj, Bijuwa, Paliya, Nighasan, Ramiyabehar, Issanagar, Dhaurahara, Nakaha, Phoolbehar.
* 4 Nagar Palikas – Lakhimpur, Gola, Mohammadi, Palia
* 6 Town Areas – Kheri, Oel, Mailani, Barbar, Singahi, Dhaurahara.

 

Origin of Name of Lakhimpur

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Etymologically Lakhimpur is the transformed version of its original name Luxmipur. In ancient days the district was covered by the Khair trees (Acacia catechu Willd). Kheri is a town near Lakhimpur (approx 1.24 miles). The name Kheri represents the Khair trees.

 

Dudwa National Park

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775 Sqr KM forest area between Mohana and Suhaili river was declared as reserved forest in 1861. In 1977 Government declared 614 sqr KM area of district Kheri reserved as Dudwa National Park. Dudwa National Park is known as the Ist National Park of the state after formation of Uttrakhand. Another reserve area “Kishunpur Pashu Vihar” sanctuary located about 30 KM from Dudwa. Spread over about 204 sqr.km. , it lies on the banks of river Sharda and is surrounded by Sal forest of adjoining reserve forests.

In 1987 Dudwa National Park and Kishunpur Pashu Vihar was merged to form Dudwa Tiger Reserve (DTR). The Dudwa Tiger Reserve has total area of 818 sqr KM. It is home to a large number of rare and endangered species which includes Tiger, Leopard cat, Slath beer, rinosaurs (One horn), Hispid hare, Elephants, Black deer& Swamp deer etc.

 

History Of Lakhimpur Khiri

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Lakhimpur – Kheri is a district of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the Indo-Nepal border and surrounded by districts Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Hardoi, Sitapur and Behraich.


Lakhimpur is the transformed verson of its original name Luxmipur, due to Luxmi Temple (Sankata Devi). In the ancient days the district was covered by the “KHAIR” tress. The name “KHERI” represent the “KHAIR” trees. Kheri is a town (2 km.) away from Lakhimpur. District headquarter is situated at Lakhimpur.


Dudwa National Park is the important tourist place on the map of the world. The famous historical and Religious places are Shiv Temple at Gola, Devkali, Lilautinath and Frog Temple at Oel.


Area wise it is the largest district in U.P. (Total Area = 7680 sqr km).

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