Pratapgarh ( Hindi: प्रतापगढ़, Urdu: پرتاپ گڑھ), also called Bela, Bela Pratapgarh, Partapgarh or Partabgarh, is a city and nagar panchayat of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Pratapgarh district, part of the Allahabad Division. Pratapgarh is the birthplace of the national poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
History and etymology [ edit ]
Belha Devi Temple in Pratapgarh City
The district is named after its headquarters town Bela Pratapgarh, commonly known as Pratapgarh. Raja Ajit Pratap Singh, a local raja between 1628–1682, located his headquarters at Rampur near the old town of Aror. There he built a garh (fort) and called it Pratapgarh after himself. Subsequently, the area around the fort became known as Pratapgarh. When the district was constituted in 1858, its headquarters was established at Bela, which came to be known as Bela Pratapgarh, the name Bela presumably being derived from the temple of Bela Bhawani on the bank of river Sai. It is popularly known as "Bela Mai" – meaning mother goddess Bela.
Geography [ edit ]
Sai and the Ganges are the main rivers flowing through Pratapgarh distrct. The district lies between the parallels of 25°34′ and 26°11′ north latitude and between the meridians of 81°19′ and 82°27′ east longitude extending for some 110 kilometres (68 mi) from west to east. It is bounded on the north by the district of Sultanpur, on the south by Allahabad, on the east by Jaunpur, on the west by Fatehpur and north-east by Rae Bareli. In the south-west the Ganges forms the boundary of the district for about 50 kilometres (31 mi). Separating it from Fatehpur and Allahabad and in the extreme north-east the Gomti forms the boundary for about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi). According to The Central Statistical Organization, India, the district has an area of 3,730 square kilometres (1,440 sq mi).. The city of pratapgarh is famous for its amla ( a citrus food) production the development is still miles ahead of our understanding much because of the political causes ... power shortcuts and uneducated or if not unemployed youth are common found which can easily reflect the city situation.....
Demographics [ edit ]
As of 2011 Pratapgarh's population is 2,331,000.
Religions in Pratapgarh
Distribution of religions
† Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).
Transport [ edit ]
Rail transport is efficient in the city from a long time.
Old Delhi – Pratapgarh: Padmawat Express Daily from old Delhi station at 7:50 pm Train No. 14207/14208 Vai Ghaziabad-Morababad-Bareilly-Lucknow-Raibareli-Amethi.
New Delhi – Varanasi: Kashi Vishwanath Express Daily from New Delhi station at 11:40 am Train No. 14257/14248 Vai Ghaziabad-Morababad-Bareilly-Lucknow-Raibareli-Amethi.
Delhi Anand Vihar (T) – Varanasi: Garibrath Express from Anand Vihar Mega Terminal station at 6:15 pm Train No. 22407/22408 Vai Ghaziabad-Morababad-Bareilly-Lucknow-Raibareli-Amethi.
New Delhi – Puri: Neelanchal Express Sunday, Tuesday, Fri from New Delhi station at 6:30 am Train No. 12875/12876 Vai Ghaziabad-Aligarh-Etawah-Kanpur-Lucknow-Raibareli-Amethi.
New Delhi – New Farakka: NDLS–NFK Express Thursday from New Delhi station at 6:00 pm Train No. 14003/14004 Vai Ghaziabad-Morababad-Bareilly-Lucknow-Raibareli-Amethi.
Old Delhi – Howrah: JSM–HWH SF Express Thursday from Old Delhi Station at 3:05 pm Train No. 12371/12372 Vai Ghaziabad-Morababad-Bareilly-Lucknow-Raibareli-Amethi.
Chandigarh - Kunda(Pratapgarh)- Allahabad Unchahar Express/14218 Mail/Express. (Travel Time: 19h 20m 39 halts Distance: 893 km Avg Speed: 46 km/hr).
The daily passenger trains link Pratapgarh with Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, along with Amethi, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Agra, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Howrah, Allahabad, Varanasi, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jammutawi, Haridwar, Dehradun, Jhansi, Moradabad, Bareli, Patna, Gaya, Jabalpur, Nagpur, Puri, and Delhi. There is also a tri-weekly train to Bhopal,
Pratapgarh–Bhopal Express, which is a super-fast train. Another super-fast train, the bi-weekly Udyognagri Express, connects the city with Mumbai, the metro city and capital of Maharashtra. There is also a Delhi–Varanasi garib rath express at midnight.
Members of Parliament [ edit ]
Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay, Indian National Congress 1957:
Munishwar Dutt Upadhyay, Indian National Congress 1962: Ajit Pratap Singh,
Jan Sangh 1967:
Dinesh Singh, Indian National Congress 1971: Dinesh Singh,
Indian National Congress 1977: Roop Nath Singh Yadav,
Janata Party 1980:
Ajit Pratap Singh, Indian National Congress 1984: Dinesh Singh,
Indian National Congress 1989: Dinesh Singh,
Indian National Congress 1991: Abhay Pratap Singh,
Janata Dal 1996:
Rajkumari Ratna Singh, Indian National Congress 1998: Ram Vilas Vedanti,
Bharatiya Janata Party 1999:
Rajkumari Ratna Singh, Indian National Congress 2004:
Akshay Pratap Singh, Samajwadi Party 2009: Rajkumari Ratna Singh,
Indian National Congress 2014: Pramod Tiwari, (rajya shabha)
Famous Temples [ edit ]
Ghuisarnath Temple, Kumbhapur, Lalganj, Pratapgarh
Shani's statue in Shani Dham View of river
Bakulahi from the Shani Dev Temple
Belha Devi Mandir (Belha)
Shani Dev Temple, Kushfara,Vishvanath Ganj, Pratapgarh
Baba Ghuisarnath Dham (Sangipur, Lalganj Ajhara) Bhayaharan Nath Dham (
Katra Gulab Singh, Mandhata) Bhakti Dham Temple, Mangarh, Kunda, Pratapgarh
Yaksha-Udhishthira Samvad Asthal (Raniganj Ajgara), Pratapgarh
Chandika Dham Chandikan, Pratapgarh
Shri Ram Janki Hanuman mandir Babhanpur PO- Rendigarapur patti pratapgarh
Saie Data Kuti Chilbila Pratapgarh
Paliyan nath temple,Vill-Goi,Pratapgarh
Baba Balukeshwar Nath Dham Avadhpuri, Devghat Road, Moahanganj, Pratapgarh
Baba Gopnath Dham Ranki Shangipur Pratapgarh
Maa Chauharjan (Barahi) Devi Temple, Pratapgarh
Kamakshi Devi Temple, Kamasin, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Maa Durga Dham Bahuta, Patti Pratapgarh
Chamunda Devi Mandir (Baghrai), Pratapgarh
Shiv Mandir (Baghrai) Pratapgarh
Kamachchha Devi Mandir (Kamasin), Pratapgarh
Shiv mandir,civil lines,pratapgarh
Shri Shiv Mandir Hathigawan Kunda Pratapgarh
Ram Janki Mandir (Mahuli)
Old Hanuman Mandir Kohandaur
Ram Janki Mandir Kohandaur
Harihar Baba Jee Mandir (Dharauli) Kohandaur
Mangrauran Bhavani Mangraora Pratap Garh
Kalyani Devi Mandir Kalyani Narharpur Kohandaur
Haudesvar Nath Mahadev Mandir Kunda
Surya Mandir (Swaruppur)
Shakti devi (Shivpur)
Barahi Devi in Chauharjan (Lachchhipur)
Baba Belkhar Nath Dham (Khujhi, Deewan Ganj)
Radha Krishna Temple (SangramGanj)
Baba Budenath Dham (Deom Pashchim, Sangipur)
Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat (Mangarh, Kunda)
Chandika Dham Chandikan
Kamakshi Devi (kamasin)
Nayer Devi (Heeraganj)
Jangali Vir Baba (Lalganj)
Inhan Devi Mandir
Maa Barahi (Lakshipur) Pratapgarh
Karenti Ghat Kunda Pratapgarh
Budhau Baba Dham, Akhodi Teer, Sarai Jamuari,Sarsi Dih, Mangraura, Patti, Pratapgarh
Kaali Maata Mandir, Sarai Jamuari, Patti, Pratapgarh
Shree Radha Krishna Prachin Shiv Mandir Devgarh Kamasin Raniganj pratapgarh
Baba Baleshwar Naath (Mahadevan) at the Bank of Sai River, Mohanganj
Bansatti devi Mandir, katra bhuwalpur,Po-Katra Mediniganj
Maa Kaali Devi Mandir, katra chauraha,Po-Katra Mediniganj
Maa Khuilan Devi Mandir,Newadi,Lokapur,Jethwara-Mandhata Road,Pratapgarh
Jalahal Devi Mandir Near Hainsi Paraji Bazar PO-Hainsi Paraji Pratapgarh
Kharesar Baba Mandir Near Hainsi Paraji Bazar PO-Hainsi Paraji Pratapgarh
Shri Ram janki hanuman mandir Babhanpur PO- Rendigarapur patti pratapgarh
Kachnar Veer Baba Chaurash Derwa Kunda Pratapgarh
Hanuman & Shiv mandir(Kushfara Primary School) Pratapgarh
Maa Durga BhaktiDhaam,Chandipur,Kohandour,Pratapgarh
Jai Maa Kaali, Dhaam (Takkarganj, Babaganj,Pratapgarh,Uttar Pradesh)
Adhar veer baba, pure Ban Pratapgarh
Pakadi veer Baba, pure Wasudev Pratapgarh
kajee veer Baba, kajeepur Pratapgarh
maa chamunda dham badali ka purwa mahrajpur pratapgarh
Kateshwar Nath mandir Katawarh Shamshergang Pratapgarh
Mosques [ edit ]
Katchery Masjid Near Court Road Pratapgarh U.p.
Shia jama Mosque pratapgarh city
Chand Tara Mosque Gangapur, Kunda,Pratapgarh
Masjide Aqsha Gangapur, kunda, Partapgarh
Masjide Aisha Azad Nagar Pratapgarh
Eid Gah bhuliyapur pratapgarh
Masjide Ameenia Sadar Bazar Pratapgarh
Madeena Masjid Khuskhuswapur Pratapgarh
Masjid Gulshan-E-Madeena, Paltan Bazar, Pratapgarh. U.P.
Schools [ edit ]
Sarla inter college chamrupur Pratapgarh
Dev Narayan Inter College Kachha Pratapgarh
ATL school(C.B.S.E Board) katra Road Pratapgarh
Angels Inter College,Shiv ji puram Katara Road Pratapgarh
St Johns Academy Viveknagar Pratapgarh
Sarsswti Sishu Mandir, Ajeet Nagar, Pratapgarh (U.P.)
B. D Mishra Intermediate College, Tarapur, Pratapgarh
M. P. S Intermediate College, Jethwara, Pratapgarh
Mahatma Gandhi Inter Collage, Bahunchara-230137, Pratapgarh
Krishna Prasad Hindu Intermediate College Pratapgarh
G. V. Inter Collage Delhupur pratapgarh
S.B.P. Inter College Bahuta, Patti, Pratapgarh.
Shivram intermediate college Kushaha Pratapgarh (u.p.)
Ram Narayan Intermediate College, Patti, Pratapgarh.
Prabavati memorial public school(CBSE Board) Kushaha Pratapgarh (U.P.)
R. S. B. Inter College Baghrai, Pratapgarh 230129 (Up)
Ma Gomati Smarak Degree College Bhav Baghrai Pratapgarh 230201 (UP)
Gyanodaya Vidyalaya Baghrai Pratapgarh 230129 (UP)
Mahadev Prashad intermediate college(M.P.I.C),mahadev nagar,Pratapgarh
Sangipur PG Mahavidyalaya,Sangipur,Pratapgarh
Government Girl Inter College(G.G.I.C.) Sangipur,Pratapgarh
Government Inter College,Sangipur.Pratapgarh
St. Anthony's Inter College,Civil Lines,Pratapgarh
SP Inter College Kunda Luknow-Allahabad National Highway,Pratapgarh
Balbhadra Inter College Deeha Shekpur-Hathigawan GT Road, Pratapgarh
Tulsi Inter College Babuganj Jamethi, Kunda Pratapgarh
Hathigawa Inter College, Hathigawa Road, Kunda Pratapgarh
St. Fransis Convent School,Pratapgarh
Ram Anjor Mishra Inter college,lalganj,pratapgarh
Lourds Children School,Cristion Colony,Pratapgarh
Prabhat Academy (I.C.S.E.Board), Pratapgarh
Govt Polytechnic, Sultanpur Road, Chilbila
Angels Inter College, Katra Road, Pratapgarh
Saraswati Vidya Mandir Lalganj Ajhara
P.G College Patti Pratapgarh.
Ram Raj Intermediate College Patti Pratapgarh UP
B.D. Intermediate College Pure Budhidhar Baba Gang Kunda Pratap Garh
M.D.P.G. College Allahabad Road Pratap Garh
P.B.P.G. and Inter College Pratapgarh City
G.I.C. (Government Inter College) Pratap Garh
Madarsa Islameya Noorululoom Harharpur Balkerangang Vishwanathgang Pratapgarh.
Madarsa Islameya Darululoom Basupur Mandhata Pratapgarh
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Avadheshpuram, Lala Bazar, Kalakankar
Kalu Ram Inter College, Shitalaganj, Pratapgarh.
Rani Rajeshwari Inter College, Dilippur, Pratapgarh
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Post Graduate Degree College, Lalganj
Amar Janta Inter Mediate College, Katra Gulab Singh
Abul kalam Inter College
Bharat Singh Inter College Kumhiya Patti Pratapgarh.
Tilak Inter College,
Bhadreshwar Inter college Derwa Kunda Pratapgarh.
P. P S Intermediate College Daudpur Saraimadhai Pratapgarh
¤ B.B.S.Inter College Barna Lalgopalganj Kunda Pratapgarh
Brijendra Mani Inter College(BMIC),Kohandour,Pratapgarh
Shweta memorial girls inter college, ashthbhujanagar prtapgarh
L.B.S Sikhsan & prasikshan sansthan entha,kunda, pratapgarh
Lallan Shambhu Inter Mediate College,Harakhpur, Mandhata, pratapgarh.
Joyti Higher Secondary School, Kisun Ganj, Sandwa Chandikan, Pratapgarh.
Newspapers [ edit ]
Times of India
References [ edit ]
^ official website of state govt.
External links [ edit ]