Gauriganj, India

Place in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Gauriganj is a town and administrative headquarters of Amethi District in Faizabad division, Uttar Pradesh,India. It is situated about 126 km from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. It is located in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Before July 2010, Gauriganj was part of Sultanpur district and then taking Gauriganj, Amethi, Jais, Jagdispur, Salon etc. formed a new district called "Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar", later named Gauriganj and now Amethi. From Gauriganj a railway network is supplied to big cities in Uttar Pradesh and other states to Lucknow, Haridwar, Delhi, New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Howrah, Dehradun. It is an industrial area. It has a well-developed marketplace where all types of goods and services can be purchased. The market was built by Raja Madho Singh of Amethi and was one of the most important grain markets in the district. There is a temple of Lord Shiva and Ram-Janaki besides a mosque near Ramlila ground. Gauriganj is connected with State Highway 34 and National Highway 128. Nearby cities are Sultanpur, Rae Bareilly, and Faizabad. People of many different castes and religions live here. Gauriganj has a warm subtropical climate with very cold and dry winters and hot and humid summers. The divine goddess Gauri is the major deity of Gauriganj and the town named after her.

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