About Chapra

About Chapra

Chapra is renowned for its legacy of Bhojpuri. This place's Bhojpuri isdialect. Because of the congruence of language and culture among their people, Ara (Arrah), Ballia (Balia), Chapra and Deoria, the heartland of Bhojpuri, are known as India's "ABCD." It was established in 1864 as a municipality. As stated in the' Ain-E-Akbari, history records Saran as one of the six Sarkars (Revenue Divisions) that make up Saran.

Notable Persons Of Chapra

  • Dr. Rajendra Prasad, India's first president and freedom fighter. He was born in Siwan, formerly known as Saran
  • Khuda Bakhsh1842–1908, Muslim attorney, manuscript collector and founder of the Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Library, Patna
  • Bhikhari Thakurpoet and musician, "Bhojpuri's Shakespeare"
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy,Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister of State (Independent Charge)
  • Brajkishore PrasadNational activist Brajkishore Prasad
  • Daroga Prasad Rai,Bihar's 10th Chief Minister
  • Laloo Prasad Yadav, former Saran Constituency Parliament Member, former Bihar Chief Minister, former Indian Railway Minister. Gopalganj, formerly known as Saran, is his birthplace.
  • Surur Hoda, recipient of the Socialist Leader and the British Empire Order (OBE).
  • Chitragupta (song writer), director of music
  • Anand-Milind, famous music director Anand-Milind.

chapra (saran) at a Glance


Chapra (Saran)







STD Code


Postal Code


Nearest Airport

Patna (85 Kms.)


2641 sq Kms.


32,48,701 (2001 census)

Sex Ratio


Railway Station Code

Chapra Junction (CPR), Chapra Kachery (CI), Sonepur (SEE)

Literacy Rate

51.80% (2001 census)

Sub Division

Chapra, Sonepur, Marhaura

Language Spoken

Hindi, Bhojpuri


Jai Prakash Vishwavidyalaya, Chapra

Member of Legislature

Shri Randhir Singh

Member Of Parliament

Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy

Major Festival

Chhath Parv, Holi, Diwali, Dusshera, Makar Sakranti, Teej and Eid

Famous Personalities

Dr. Rajendra Prasad (First President of India),

Loknayak Jai praksh Narayan,

Bhikhari Thakur (Shakespeare of Bhojpuri),

Chitragupt (Musician)

Major Rail Links

Delhi, Mumbai, Howrah, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jamutawi, Varanasi, Barauni, Guwahati, Amritsar, Pune, Lucknow

Major Temples

Ambika Bhawani, Ami (Dighwara)

Dharmnath Mandir, Chapra

Kot devi, chapra,

Gautam Asthan, revelganj

Garhdevi Mandir

Shiv Temple, Silhauri,

Baba Mahendranath Temple, Menhdar

Hariharnath Temple, Sonepur

Panch mandir, Chapra

Major Industries

Mortorn confectionary, Marhuara. (Closed)

Saran Engineering Company Ltd, Marhuara. (Closed)

Cawnpore sugar works Ltd, Marhuara.(Closed)

Rail wheel Factory, Bela, Chapra

Locomotive manufacturing unit, Marhuara

Places of Archeological Interest


Ashoka Pillar, Maker

Best Places of tourist

Ami, Sonepur, Dhorh Ashram, Gautam Asthan, Silhauri, Dadhichi Ashram, Chirand and Maker

Major River

Ganga, Gandak, Ghaghara (Saryug)

Major Crops

Paddy, Wheat, Maize, Sugarcane

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