Rupandehi District ( Nepali: रुपन्देही जिल्ला , a part of Province No. 5, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal and covers an area of 1,360 km². [3] The district headquarter is Siddharthanagar. As per the national census 2011, the population of Rupandehi was 880,196. [3]

Etymology

Rupandehi is named after Rupadevi, the queen of King Suddhodana. [3]

History

Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha, lies in Rupandehi district. Devdaha, the birthplace of Mayadevi (mother of Lord Buddha) also lies in Rupandehi district.

Population of Rupandehi district

At the time of 2011 A.D National population and Housing census 2011 was reported that total population of Rupandehi district was 880,196 . and Male=432,193 and Female=448,003 and total household was 163,916 . Data Source: Central bureau of statistics Kathmandu, government of Nepal .

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into seven election constituencies area, 17 Ilaka, 48 VDCs, 5 municipalities and one submetropolitan city. [4]

Municipalities and VDCs in Rupandehi [5]
Sr. No. Name Division Household Population
1 Butwal Sub-Metropolitan City 29,662 118,462
3 Devadaha Municipality 6,435 28,214
4 Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality 8331 61157
5 Sainamaina Municipality 10.073 45,178
2 Siddharthanagar Municipality 32,497 163,483
6 Tilottama Municipality 19679 89815
7 Aama VDC 1615 11340
8 Paschim Amuwa VDC 2192 11231
9 Asuraina VDC 1051 7249
10 Bagaha VDC 707 5228
11 Bagauli VDC 1429 9780
12 Bairghat VDC 742 6058
13 Basantapur VDC 1205 8163
14 Betakuiya VDC 713 5046
15 Bishnupura VDC 2231 14390
16 Bodawar VDC 1277 8460
17 Bogadi VDC 1473 10634
18 Chippagadh VDC 858 5221
19 Chhotaki Ramnagar VDC 873 5352
20 Chilhiya VDC 960 5514
21 Dayanagar VDC 1769 9229
22 Dhakadahi VDC 1104 6965
23 Dhamauli VDC 840 6285
24 Pharena VDC 635 4387
25 Gajedi VDC 2517 12423
26 Gonaha VDC 1944 13760
27 Harnaiya VDC 746 4858
28 Hati Bangai VDC 1247 7954
29 Hati Pharsatikar VDC 805 4929
30 Jogada VDC 892 6102
31 Kamahariya VDC 2779 19157
32 Karauta VDC 1487 11459
33 Khadawa Bangai VDC 1555 8746
34 Mainahiya VDC 1125 7634
35 Majhagawa VDC 851 5606
36 Manmateriya VDC 1450 9446
37 Manpakadi VDC 1148 6783
38 Maryadapur VDC 819 5663
39 Motipur VDC 2259 10198
40 Padsari VDC 1988 10039
41 Pajarkatti VDC 776 5081
42 Sakraun Pakadi VDC 731 5528
43 Patakhauli VDC 916 5708
44 Pokharvindi VDC 935 6220
45 Rayapur VDC 1568 11834
46 Roinihawa VDC 642 5399
47 Rudrapur VDC 4567 20649
48 Sadi VDC 950 6300
49 Saljhandi VDC 2319 10644
50 Semara Marchawar VDC 972 7946
51 Semlar VDC 2176 10082
52 Siktahan VDC 1843 10570
53 Silautiya VDC 1294 9216
54 Sipawa VDC 977 7517
55 Sauraha Pharsatikar VDC 1992 9663
56 Suryapura VDC 3212 20773
57 Tamuhawa Piparhawa VDC 592 4765

Geography

The district lies on the southern and western part of Nepal. On the East it shares border with Nawalparasi District, on West with Kapilvastu District, on North with Palpa District and on South with India.The elevation of the district lies between 100m to 1229m from sea level. The total area of the district is 1,360 km² with 16.1% in Churia Range and rest in the Terai region.

Major Rivers

Rupandehi has many rivers all of which flow from Northern mountains towards south into India.

  • Tinau River
  • Kothi River
  • Sukhaira River
  • Bagela River
  • Rohini River
  • Kanchan River
  • Kacharar River
  • Koili River
  • Danav River
  • Danda River
  • Ghodaha
  • Khadawa

Major Lakes

  • Gaidahawa lake (Bishnupur)
  • Gajedi lake (Gajedi)
  • Nanda vauju lake (Chilhaiya)
  • Sukaiiya lake

Climate

Climate Zone [4] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 89.3%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.
10.5%
Subtropical 1,000 to 2,000 meters
3,300 to 6,600 ft.
0.2%

Notable events and attractions

PRAKETESHWAR MANDIR

This Mandir is near of Lumbini road.many people visit there to worship God PRAKETESHWAR or SHIVA throughout the year.it is the most popular temple after Rupandehi in this are

Nawa Durga Bhawani Mandir

It lies in Sainamaina-3, Murgiya. Many peoples visit there to worship Goddess Durga throughout the year. It is the most popular Temple after Parroha Temple in this area.Many poojas are conducte timely. It is regularly repaired by the members involved in its development.

Lumbini

Lumbini is the birthplace of Lord Buddha on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. [9] It is granted World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1997. [9] Thousands of Buddhist monks, pilgrims and tourists visit Lumbini annually. The ongoing up-gradation of Gautam Buddha Airport into international airport is expected to increase the number of visitors. [2] Mahinda Rajapakshe, President of Sri Lanka is one of the high-profile visitor of Lumbini. [2]

Siddha Baba Mandir

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Birth place ofGautam Buddha

This is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva situated in border between Palpa and Rupandehi. [2] There is a belief that Lord Shiva grants the wishes of the devotees who visit the temple. [2] Interestingly, there are two Siddha Baba Mandir adjacent to each other. One lies within Rupandehi and another in Palpa. Nonetheless, both Mandir are regarded as pilgrimage of equal importance.

Satiya Mai Mandir

This is a temple dedicated to Devi Satiya situated in Patkhauli VDC, near Rohini Khola In Rupandehi. [2] There is a belief that Real Lady grants the wishes of the devotees who visit the temple. [2] Interestingly, there are A real Maya Devi Mandir and other is modified Temple adjacent to each other. One lies within Rupandehi and another in Palpa. Nonetheless, both Mandir are regarded as pilgrimage of equal importance. Due to the Godes beloved to visitor's in Satiya Ban area. Actually this temple is situated in the middle of Rohini Khola but now River is flowing west of Satiya Devi Temple and Satiya Bagaicha.

Manimukunda Sen Park

Once a winter palace of King Manimukunda Sen, Manimukunda Sen Park is another major attraction in Rupandehi. The palace is not in shape but the ruins and antiquities of the majestic palace can still be found. It is situated in Butwal City and is popular for the picnic spots, zoo and the gardens inside the park. The greenery and the view of Rupandehi, Palpa and Kapilvastu districts is also another attraction in the park. [2]

Parroha Bol Bam Dham

It is the oldest Bol Bam Dham (pilgrimage and festival) in Nepal. The pilgrimage is dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Sainamaina Municipality. Thousands of Lord Shiva's devotees from various parts of the country and from neighboring States of India visit to worship the Shivalinga inside the Bol Bam Dham. The major inflow of pilgrims occurs during the Bol Bam. Bol Bam is an annual pilgrimage glorifying the Lord made in Shraavana in which devotees travel barefooted wearing saffron robes in routes to the dham. [2]

Shankar Nagar Ban Bihar and Research Center

Shankar Nagar Ban Bihar and Research Centre, simply referred as Ban Batika by locals is a popular attraction in Tilottama Municipality. The Centre is maintained inside Shankarnagar Community Forest. It is popular for its picnic spots, zoo and garden. [2]

  • Chanchala Mai Mandir
  • Jitgadhi

Marchwari Devi Temple: Marchwari Devi Temple lies in Bogadi VDC of Rupandehi. It is a historical temple among the 24 previous VDC. The area surrounding this temple (now 18 VDCs) are named after this temple as Marchwar. The local people and peoples from INDIA, Uttar Pradesh visit there on specific occasions to celebrate child birth, engagement and marriage ceremonies visiting beautiful palces. Temple is located in a peaceful area.The most peace ful temple is peace park.#pratik

Major economic centers

  • Butwal
  • Siddharthanagar (Bhairahawa)
  • Dhakdhai ( industry area )
  • Lumbini ( world Heritage Area, as tourism )
  • Devdaha ( milk product area )
  • Sainamaina(Murgiya for sports and tourism)
  • Murgiaya
  • Manigram
  • Chho.gen Never ( Grain Products area )
  • Kothihawa
  • Lumbini
  • Saljhandi
  • Sauraha Pharsatikar
  • Bhalwari
  • Manglapur
  • Bashgadi
  • Jogada
  • Divertole
  • Sankarnagar
  • Jogikuti
  • Thute pipal
  • semlar
  • marchawar
  • SEMARI, Kamhariya 06

Major Industries