(Last Updated on : 18-01-2019)
Garhmukteshwar is situated in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh
, which is a city and a municipal board in the Hapur district. This place is mostly famous for the bathing fair, which takes place here on the Full Moon Day in the month of Kartik
. This place has mythological significance for being mentioned in Purana and Mahabharata
. The name of the place is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva that is dedicated to the Lord Shiva
. The place is also known for its eighty Sati
History of Garhmukteshwar
When there was a war between Muhammad Ghori
and Prithvi Raj Chauhan
at Talawdi, Jats attacked the army of Mughals
but they did not support Prithvi Raj as he had captured their state. When Sanjeev Bhandari Garhwals lost Garhmukteshwar, they came to Rajasthan
and occupied Ker, Bhatiwar, Chhawsari in 13th century.
Garhmukteshwar has also been mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana
and the Mahabharata. It is said that Garhmukteshwar was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur. The place boasted off a very ancient fort that is said to be built by later Pandavas, brothers of Kauravas.
Demography of Garhmukteshwar
Population of Garhmukuteshwar is almost 60000. Male constitutes 54% and female 46% of the population. The average literacy rate of this place is 82% that is higher than the national average rate 74%; male literacy rate is 88% and female rate is 76%. Garhmukuteshwar has 11% of the population, which is less than 6 years of age.
Climate of Garhmukteshwar
This place has a subtropical climate, which has a monsoon influenced humid influence. Climate of Garhmukuteshwar is typically characterized by extremely hot summers and cool winters. Summer duration of Garhmukuteshwar is from early April to late June and winter lasts from late October to middle of March. Monsoon season arrives in late June and stays here till the middle of September.
Fairs in Garhmukuteshwar
This city hosts two important fairs
in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra
, both the fairs attract tourists from all over the country. The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair, is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.
There are several places Garhmukuteshwar is surrounded by and tourists often like to give a visit to these places. Ancient Ganga Temple
with 100 steps, Mukuteshwar Mahadev Temple
built by Saint
Parashuram, Nahush Koop where King Nahush performed a yajna, Meerabai Ki Reti, Vedant
Mandir, Hanuman Mandir
, Amrit Parisar in Brijghat are the popular places of Garhmukuteshwar. The town also has an ancient mosque
built by Ghayas-ud-din Balban
, with an inscription
in Arabic dating back to 1283 A.D.
Transportation to Garhmukuteshwar
The nearest railway station at Garhmukteshwar is on the Delhi- Moradabad line of Northern Railways
. This city is situated on the National Highway
24 joining New Delhi with Lucknow
. Indira Gandhi International Airport
in New Delhi
is the nearest airport to Garhmukuteshwar.