CITY (Tehsil- Sadar, Block-
town of the district also gives its name to
the district headquarter and forms a tahsil
of the name Sadar. It is situated in Lat.26
Degree 4 minute(North) and Long. 83 Degree
11 minute (East), on the road leading from
Allahabd through Jaunpur to Gorakhpur.
Metalled road from this place lead
south-east wards to Ghazipur and Mau and
west-wards to Shahganj. There is a railway
station of the same name on a branch of the
north eastern railway. The city was founded
around 1665 by one Azam Khan son of
Bikramjit. The old fort of Azam Shah is
situated on the bank of river Tamsa in east
of city. There are 2 boys degree colleges-D.A.V.Degree
college, Shiblee Degree college and 1 girls
degree college-Agrashen Girls Degree
College. On the road of Azamgarh-Ghazipur
Shri Durgaji Post Graduate Degree college,
Chandeshar is situated. Which is 5 km. from
city. The agricultural and Homoeopathic
medical college is also here.A Famous urdu
library named as Shilblee library located at
Shiblee Academy. The Kunwar singh park is
situated in the city.
NIZAMABAD (Tahsil- Nizamabad , Block- Rani
in Lat. 26 degree 3 minute north and Long.
83 degree 1 minute E, on the banks of the
river Tons, the place falls on
Azamgarh-Nizamabad road at distance of 17
km. from district headquarter.A local
tradition ascribes its nomenclature to one
Sheikh Nizam-ud-din, a Sufi saint the
reamins of whose tomb are pointed out here.
The famous Gurudwara possessing a
pair of wooden slippers and a dagger said to
be of Guru Nanak who once visited the place.
The black poutry is famous in the world.
This is Born-place of famous poet Ayodhya
MAHARAJGANJ (Tehsil- Sagari , Block -
Situated in Lat.26
degree 15 minut N. and Long. 83 degree 5'
E., at a distance of about 23 km. from dist.
hq. and 24 km. from tehsil hq., the place is
located on the banks of Chhoti Saryu and is
connected by metalled roads to Bilariaganj
and Jianpur. The place is said to have
derived its nomenclature from one of the
rajas of Azamgarh, after whom the place came
to known as Maharajganj.
shrine dedicated to Bhiron Baba also known
as Deotari, is by one tradition the spot
where Parvati , the consort of lord siva, is
said to have exhumed herself in the pyre of
Daksha's yajna bedi or pyre on which the
yajna sacrifice was to be performed. Yet
another tradition describes it as being a
gate of the ancient city of Ayodhya, from
which it is 40 kos or 120 km. distant. It as
the venue of a fair held every month on the
day of full moon , but on the lenth day of
the bright halh pf Jyaistha, a larger fair
is celebrated. The development block is
MUBARAKPUR ( Tehsil- Sadar, Block- Sathiaon):-
is situated in Lat.26 degree 6' N. and
Logitude 83 degree 18' E. at a distance of
13 km. north-east of the district
nomenclature is said to have been Qasimabad,
and to have fallen into decay before it was
resettled, in the name of Raja Mubarak, a
Sufi of Manikpur Karaa, by a sheikh
landholder. The place is famous for the
manufacture of Benarasi saris, which are
also very popular and exported to the World.
Among the old buildings the temple of
Thakurji and mosque of Raja Sahib is
MEHNAGAR (Tehsil- Mehnagar, Block-
It is situated 36 km.
from the district headquarter in east-south.
The monuments of the fort built by king
Haribans and huge pond is famous here. A
religious fair is being organised every year
on the ponds named as Madilaha which
is 3 km. from tehsil headquarter.
This place is situated
on the sangam of
Tons and Majhuee river which is 6 km. north
from the Phulpur tehsil headquarter. It is
famous for the Ashram of Durvasa Rishi where
in old days thousands of students came to
gain the knowledge of famous fair held every
year on the occassion of Kartik
This place is situated on the sangam of
Tons and Kunwar river , 3 km. from Nijambad
tehsil hq in the direction of south-west.
There is a Ashram of Dattatreya Rishi where
in past days the people came to achieve
knowledge and peace. On the day ofShivratri fair
Mahatma Govind Sahab
had worshiped here.
This place is 6 km. distant from the
Atraulia Block. On the day of Agahan
sudi Dashmi a
very big fair is held in which the cattle
like cow, bull, buffalo, camel, horse,
donkey and elephant are sell and buy. The
period of fair is about one month.
This place is situated
in the development block Muhammadpur. The
tradition say that Raja Janmejai has
organized Yagya for killing the all snakes
on the earth.The temple and ponds of this
place is famous, the people come here to
take a holy dip in the pond.