The Indian state of Bihar contains the place named Motihari. It is a small town. The East Champaran District’s administrative headquarters is this town of Motihari. The district is included in the Tirhut Division. The place of Motihari is renowned all over the globe for the fact that the Satyagraha movement was started by Gandhiji from this very location. The movement was in opposition of the British forces. The distance between this place and the state capital, Patna is 120 Kms. The town is also popular due to historical reasons and also because, this place receives numerous pilgrims as well.
On 1st December in the year 1971, the District of East Champaran was constructed. After this event, Motihari was included in the East Champaran District; however prior to this creation, Motihari used to be a part of the Champaran District.
Seeradhwaja Janake owned the Kingdom of Videha. In the archaic time period, Motihari was included in this Kingdom of Videha. The ruler of Magadh named Ajatshatru took control over this area after the fall of the Kingdom of Videha.
As the time went, this region was administered over by many triumphant kings such as rulers of the Kushan Empire, the Gupta Empire and also the Mughal Empire. The British East India Company took over the control of this region in the year 1764.
The most pleasurable time to make a trip to Motihari, are the months of October and November.
THINGS TO SEE
The Someshwar Nath Temple is one of the major crowds pulling location of the town of Motihari. The temple is considered to be one of the most ancient temples as per Hindu legends.
Other locations in the town that tourists can visit are the Buddhist Stupa, the biggest stupa in the entire world and also the Gandhi Sangrahalaya.
One can also observe the beautiful festivals hosted in the town, such as the Chhatth Puja, Sama-Chakeva, Teej and Barawafat.
The culture of the region includes splendid folk songs such as Sohar, Sumangalo, Nirgun, Samdaun and Jhumar.
Some of the important dance forms of this region are the Jhumeri Dance and the Mithilanchal.
HOW TO REACH MOTIHARI
By air: The closest air terminal is located in Patna, which is the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport.
By road: The most significant bus stand of the town is the Motihari Bus Stand.
By rail: The town is situated on the railway line between Sagauli-Samastipur. The major railway station of the town is the Motihari Railway Station.