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Banganga Profile

            Nepal is a small landlocked South Asian country of 1471,81 square kilometers located in between China and Himalayan ranges in the north, and India in the south. This multi-dimensional heritage encompasses the diversities of Nepal's ethnictribal, and social groups, and it manifests in music and danceart and craftfolklore andfolktaleslanguages and literaturephilosophy and religionfestivals and celebrationfoods and drinks. Its culture is mostly influenced by Aryan, Mongolian and Tibetan culture.

Kapilvastu   district is one of the administrative centerlocated at the centerpoint of Province No. 5 or Lumbini Province of southern Nepal. It is located roughly 30 kilometres (18 mi) to the south-west of Lumbini,holy birth place of Shakyamuni Buddha;historic palace of Tilaurakot, where Siddhartha Gautam Buddha or Shakyamuni had spent 29 years of his precious lifetime before leaving palace in search of peace and knowledge is located at our vicinity. The district lies at an altitude of 107 metres (351 ft) above sea level on Nepal's southern border.

Banganga is a municipality of Kapilvastu District in the Lumbini Province  of southern Nepal, which is also the most popular archeological site of Buddha. From the name of Banganga River the Muncipality got its name. In east Kothi River, West Mahendrakot Koili River, North Simalpani of Arghakanchi District and In South Niglihawa. Banganga Municipality has a total of 233.6 sq km of land area, lies in between 27⁰35” to 27⁰48” in North and 83⁰03” to 83⁰14” in East. According to the 2011 census,  total number of house is 15,894 , total population of the municipality is 75, 242 (Male 34,933 and Female 40,309) with population density of 322 person per sq. km and density without forest is 804 persons per sq km. and Total number of school is 68 with government school 46 and remaining Private school. Jitpur is the main city in the municipality, which is rapidly developing in various sectors ofcity development like, banking, education, and health.

Major Buddhist sites in the Greater Lumbini Area

KAPILAVASTU DISTRICT

1. Tilaurakot: The ancient capital of the Sakya Kingdom dating back to  9th/8th century BC. Also the kingdom of Lord Buddha's father King Suddhodhana, with archaeological remains within the fortified area. Prince Siddhartha lived here for 29 years; The Site on Tentative World Heritage List.

2. Niglihawa:  Birthplace of Kanakamuni Buddha who was the second of the four Buddhas of the Bhadrakalpa era (which is a long and immeasurable period of time and it is believed that the present period is also part of the Bhadrakalpa era). The site has a broken Asoka Pillar erected by Emperor Asoka in 249 BC.

3. Arourakot: The site has archaeological ruins within a rectangular fortified area, believed to be the natal town of Kanakamuni Buddha.

4. Sagarhawa: A forest with a lake known as Lambusagar, where thousands of Sakyas were massacred by King Virudhaka; Hundreds of Stupas were built to commemorate the massacred noble Sakyas.

5. Gotihawa: Remains of an Asoka Pillar to mark Krakuchhanda's birthplace; Krakuchhanda was the first of the four Buddhas of the Bhadrakalpa period. An ancient Stupa lies to the east of the Pillar.

6. Kudan:  The place where Lord Buddha met his father for the first time after his enlightenment, step mother Prajapati Gautami offered robe to the Buddha and his son Rahul was ordained by Sariputra most revered disciple of the Buddha.

7. Sisahaniya:  Important archaeological site of the Maurya- Kushan era believed to have an ancient Buddhist Monastery and a fort .

List of Head Member of Banganga Muncipality.

  1. Mangal Prasad Tharu, Mayor of Banganga Muncipality.
  2. Chakrapani Aryal, Deputy Mayor of Banganga Muncipality.
  3. Tulsi Ram Marasini, Chief Administrative Officer, Banganga Municipality.