Swami Narain Chhapia
It is situated at a distance of 50 Km from the district Head quarter's.The chief
interest of the place is the temple of Swami Narain,which lie in 1.5 Km. south from
the Railway station,Chhapia.This place is famous as Birth place of Saint Sahjanand.Saint
was the son of an Pandey who had married the daughter of co-sharer in this village.He
was born in 1780.At a very early age the boy then known as Sahjanand migrated to
Gujrat, where he was adopted by Ramanand, the head of the great Vaishnav monastery
at Junagarh.He became a noted Sanskrit scholar and gained a wide reputation for
learning and piety .After his death at the age of 49 he was accorded divine honours
by his devotees as an incarnation of Lord Krishna under the name of Swami Narain.His
immense wealth passed to his two uncle who went from Chhapia to Gujrat and their
descendants ruled the two branches of the sent.In about 1845 his disciples in Gujrat
determined to erect a temple at the birth place of the saint and a number of them
came to Chhapia for this purpose.After annexation the place was of the enormous
sum of Rs 500 per acre and the building adjoining the temple were completed.The
temple which is built of stone.It is now being converted in Marvel.A large number
of Pilgrim visit this place at all time in year but specially in the month of Kartika
end on Ram Navmi.
Paska (Sukar Khet)
This place is situated the river bank of Saryu about 45 Km. south-west from district
head quarter.The site is ancient fame for Sangam Asnan and one month Paush Kalwas
which occurred in month of Paush. A large number of devotee's takes holly dips in
Saryu here for Mukti of 'Pashu Yoni'.It is also believed that God Varha have taken
Other Important Places
Wazirganj is block headquarter and was historic place in regime of Avadh.It was
headquarter of Nawab Wajir Ashifuddaula. A part of his baradari is visible now too.
Nawabganj, the town was said ancient of Guru Basishtha.It was famous as Nandini
Ashram.The city later on became the reliering place of Nawabs.
Rauza Peer is a place near Wazirganj on Gonda-Faizabad Road.This is related with
Syed Salar Masud Gazi.An annual Urs is held with main main Urs on Dargah Bahraich.
Sri Nagar Math is a famous place on Gonda-Uttaraulla road about 25km. from district
Headquarter. The originator of the Math was sant Saharban in line of Auragzeb. Many
stories are being said in honour of this Saint . Razgarh is a old temple about 3
Km. north from Motiganj Station,the place is related with raja Devi Baksh Singh,hero
It is said an old temple of Lord Varah was built here in 9th century,which was renewed
from time to time.A part of boundary wall of old temple is visible now too.Idol's
of temple were stolen a few year's ago. A Kacha ghat and some small temples are
being used by devotee's. Paska is also related with noted litererian 'Goswami Tulsidas'
and known as his Guru bhumi.A mass of Hindi litererian proclaimed that Suker Khet
Gonda is birth place of Tulsidas. The original village Rajapur is 6 KM. from here.Paska
is known as place of Guru Narharidas.A ruin in south of Varah mandir is denoted
as Kuti of that saint,where Tulsidas heard Ram Katha, instance given in his literature.Thus
Rajapur & Paska both are place of interest of litererian.
About 6 KM in east from Paska another ancient place of Varahi Devi known as Uttari
Bhawani is situated in Tarabganj Tehsil.An old temple of Bhagwati's attract a large
number of devotee's here,specially in both Navratra.The place is known as a part
of Suker Jhet.The image of Aadi Shakti Varahi is related with shakti of Varha in
This place is in north of Saryu & situated in Tehsil Tarabganj.The place is related
with ancient Saint Parashar, grand son of Bashishtha& son of Sakti.It is said his
mother's name was Adrishyawanti.Rishi Parashar is known as creator of famous Samrthen
of the same name.A temple in his memory is situated here.
At 21 km. in north of Gonda city this holly place is situated. Legend believed a
Ashram of Muni Uddalaqu was here, the place is also the origin of river Manorama.
A old pond with Pakka Ghat & the a temple is here. Mella on Kartik Purinima is been
celebrated every year.
Prithvi Nathan Mahadeo
At a short distance in south of Kharagupur old temple of lord Shiva is situated.
Legend relates it with Mahabhart. This area was then known as Pancharayan ..The
present temple was reconstructed by Maharaja Man Singh of Ayodhya.A large Lingam
with a well covered argha was found on the place at that time. The temple is very
beautiful diffuse.Another temple of Pachran Nath is situated on few distance from
the main temple.
This place is known as place of devotion and situated on One KM. from Prithvi Nathan
Mahadeo.This is a shrine of a famous Saint of the same name.A Temple Pokhra and
shrine of the Saint are main attraction of the place.
The place is related with history of Ramayna. it is situated in village Mahadeo
on bank of Parvati Jheel. According to Satyopakhyan on RamKatha relatives of Raja
Dasrath from Mithila were visited the place. A old temple, natural beauty of Jheel
can be viewed from here. There is another Jheel Arga is on short distance in west-north
Colonelganj is city board & tahsil headquarter. The old name of place was Sakraura.
It was a village of no peculiar importance till 1780 when a force was sent under
the command of Majar Byuge by the Nawab Vazir to bring to terms the refractory chieftains
of the Trans Ghaghra.Later on the containment were maintained here till annexation
. The place was selected as the military Headquarter.During the freedom struggle
of 1857, then Indian forces joined the freedom struggle and the English Officer
escaped from here Ruin's of English buildings one place of interest here.
The divisional headquarter Gonda was originally a Jungle.It is said that during
the rules of Kalhans, Raja of Khorasa, it was the cattle station.Word Gintha afterword
corrupted into Gonda. The town was founded by raja Man Singh ,who built a place
here and erected fortification's in shape of a deep moats.During the regime of Raja
Dutt Singh, many rajput settled at Gonda.Dutt Singh built a large Palace,Sheo Prasad
Singh,grand son of Raja Dutt Singh built Sagar Talab in shape of lake,island in
middle with a temple.At present main places are temple of Dukh Haran Nath, Kali
Bhawani ,Hanuman Garhi and Khaira Bhawani in North of the city.Gonda was city of
Talab as Radha Kund Sagar Talab,Pandey Talab example of this.
The city consist glorious history of freedom struggle of Raja Devi Bakhsh Singh
was leaded from here in 1857.A ruin of his Palace in witness of glory here.Tazzia
& Durga Pooja Julus are being stayed for few movement in his honour.The city related
with another hero Rajendra Nath Lahiri,who was hanged by British Government here
in District Jail. A Shaheed Udyan is being developed near Fan Sighar.The city had
memory eminent literian Zigar Moradabadi as his shrine in the city.