Maghar
Town
Maghar is located in Uttar Pradesh
Maghar
Maghar
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Maghar is located in India
Maghar
Maghar
Maghar (India)
Coordinates: 26°46′N 83°08′E / 26.76°N 83.13°E / 26.76; 83.13Coordinates: 26°46′N 83°08′E / 26.76°N 83.13°E / 26.76; 83.13
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictSant Kabir Nagar
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total19,181
Demonym(s)Maghari
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationUP-58
Websiteup.gov.in

Maghar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Sant Kabir Nagar district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Kabir, the 15th-century mystic poet, disappeared and flowers were found in His place that were buried in Maghar. Two memorials are built here at the place. The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone of Sant Kabir Academy (a research institute) at Maghar on the 500th death anniversary of the death of Kabir on 28 June 2018.

Geography

Maghar is located at 26°46′N 83°08′E / 26.76°N 83.13°E / 26.76; 83.13.[1] It has an average elevation of 68 metres (223 feet).

Religious significance

This place is connected with Saint Kabir.[2] This is the place where he departed from this mortal world. After his departure, his disciples found fragrant flowers only and made two memorials for Saint Kabir. The memorials are situated here just 100 meters away from each other.

Demographics

At the 2011 India census, Maghar had a population of 19,181.[3]

References

  1. ^ Maghar, Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ G H Wescott (1907). Kabir And The Kabir Panth.
  3. ^ 2011 census: Sant Kabir Nagar district