(Last Updated on : 10-11-2014)
Deoria is a town in the Deoria district
nestled in the northern state of India
, Uttar Pradesh
. It is the administrative headquarters of the Deoria district. It is one of the five tehsils of the district of Deoria. Deoria is noted for its historical temples
, degree colleges, technical institutes and libraries
Location of Deoria
It is situated 50 km. southeast of Gorakhpur
, a commercial hub and city in Uttar Pradesh. Deoria is located at a height of 68 metres (223 feet) above mean sea level. Deoria is located at 26.5 Degree North latitude and 83.79 Degree East longitude.
Demography of Deoria
According to provisional data of 2011 census, Deoria has a population of 129,570, out of which males are 67,754 and females are 61,816. The literacy rate is 93.73 per cent. The literacy rate is 93.73 per cent.
Economy of Deoria
The town is an important agricultural centre of the district. The principle industry is sugar
and a number of sugar processing factories can be seen across the city. Apart from sugarcane
are cultivated in the outskirts of the town. The Buddhist pilgrimage centre of Kushinagar
is situated nearby and it can be easily accessed from Deoria.
Temples of Deoria
The town is home to various ancient temples which attracts pilgrims from various regions. Some of the well known temples are Somnath Mandir, Balaji Mandir, Gorakhnath Temple
, Gaytri Mandir, Shyam Mandir Dewrhi Mandil, Amethi Mandir, Hanuman Mandir
Somnath Temple is the famous historical temple. It is built in the honour of Lord Shiva
. Balaji Mandir is popular for the annual fair which is held in its vicinity. Gorakhnath Temple is located 50 km away from Deoria. It is one of the top historical holy places in Uttar Pradesh State. It draws Lakhs of pilgrims during the Mela of Makara Sankranthi
. Gaytri Mandir is dedicated to Goddess
Gayatri Devi and the temple is open from morning to evening. It is also visited by large numbers of pilgrims daily.
Attractions of Deoria
Deogarh is popular for its delicious Nawabi foods and paneer. The cuisine of this town is greatly inspired by Mughal cooking styles. Another attraction of Deoria is that it is home to numerous major shopping centres of woollen and cotton cloth, wood and stone carving centres and archaeological shops.
Connectivity of Deoria
The town is well connected via rail and air route. The nearest airport is at Varanasi
and the Deoria Sadar Railway
Station is the nearest railhead on the Gorakhpur Varanasi line.