Bargarh district

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Bargarh District, also Baragarh District, is an administrative district of Orissa state in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is district headquarters.

Location and limits

* Bargarh is the westernmost district of Orissa.
* Chhatisgarh is to the north.
* Sambalpur is east.
* Balangir and Subarnapur are south.
* Nuapara is west.

Characteristics

The district has an area of 5832 km², and a population of 1,345,601, with a population density of 231 persons per km². The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur. All-season irrigation from Hirakud dam on the Mahanadi River makes the northern half of Bargarh District rich in agriculture, mostly rice.

Bargarh district has 12 blocks. Some of them are Barpali, Padmpur, and Bhatli.

The district is famous for a 10-day long open-stage drama, "Dhanuyatra", based on the life and times of Lord Krishna, culminating in the death of King Kansa. It is also famous for centuries old handloom industry manufacturing a trade-mark textile form called Sambalpuri.

The people speak Sambalpuri, a dialect of Oriya. There is a 13th century temple at Nrusinghnath where, as the only instance of its kind in the world, Lord Vishnu is worshiped in a feline incarnation.

External links

* [http://bargarh.nic.in Bargarh District website]
* [http://www.mybargarh.com Bargarh] For complete information about the Art, Culture, Geography, latest news & history of Dhanuyatra in Oriya please visit www.navratnanews.com

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