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Saptari District

Buddha Chowk at Kathauna Bazar
Buddha Chowk at Kathauna Bazar
Saptari District
Saptari District
Country Nepal
Region Eastern (Purwanchal), Terai plain
Zone Sagarmatha
Headquarters Rajbiraj
 • Total 1,363 km2 (526 sq mi)
Time zone NPT (UTC+5:45)
Main language(s) Maithili, Nepali.

Saptari District (Nepali: सप्तरी जिल्ला   ), a part of Sagarmatha Zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal. The district, with Rajbiraj as its district headquarters, covers an area of 1,363 km² and has a population (2011) of 639,284 [1] which makes 10th populated district of Nepal. Saptari is renowned for its agricultural output, and is bordered on the east by the massive Sapt Koshi river.

There are three Municipality in Saptari District i.e. Rajbiraj, Kanchanpur & Shambhunath. Other small town include Mahuli, Kathauna Bazar, Hanumanagar, Pato, Itahari Bishnupur, and Fattepur with the area government "Matsya Palan Kendra" fish farm.

The famous Chhinna Masta Hindu temple also believe by locals in clothing in Nepal in india is one of the shakti peeths and Kankalini temple are also located in Saptari District.The district can develop as a religious and tourist hub if its infrastructure is created and government seeks development. Recently the district was blacklisted by indian embassy because of delay in progress of work where infrastructure creation was funded by indian embassy. Various local and national newspapers and intellectual have requested Nepal government to act swiftly and punish all those who are involved in corruption and delay in infrastructure creation so that the work can start as soon as possible. But massive immigration of indian biharis, from india, a country in Asia, in recent years have furthered deteriorated the living standard of the original Nepalese people of Sunsari who have all been ethnically cleansed. The district Headquarter Rajbiraj can also be made a regional hub for Bihari-Madhesi culture and Ntpc developed as a global tourist hub.

VDCs and Municipalities (blue) in Saptari District


  • Temples 1
    • Chinnamasta Bhagawati 1.1
    • Shambhunath 1.2
    • Kankalini Temple 1.3
  • Geography and Climate 2
  • Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities 3
  • Notable People Of Saptari District 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6


Chinnamasta Bhagawati

Chinnamasta Bhagwati,Sakhda

Chinnamasta Bhagawati (छिन्नमस्ता भगवती) is a temple of Eastern Nepal. It is situated in Chinnamasta VDC, Saptari, 10 km from Rajbiraj and also near to Indian Border. It is a main attraction for Indian pilgrims. People are likely to come here in Bada Dashain. Some thousands of goats are sacrificed here during dashain.[2]


Shambhunath (शम्भुनाथ) is another one of the famous temples of Eastern Nepal. It is situated in Shambhunath Municipality, Saptari, 12 km from Rajbiraj and also near to Mahendra Highway . This Temple is a main attraction for Indian Pilgrims. People are likely to come here in Bada Dashain . During month of Baisakh (The first month of Bikram Sambat) the people are celebrate here with joy and happiness.

Kankalini Temple

Kankalini Temple

Kankalini Temple (कंकालिनी ) is another temple situated in this district; it is located in Bhardah VDC (planned to be Municipality soon). This temple is main attraction for Indian pilgrims. Kankalini Temple has great religious importance. Like most of the other Shakti Peethas in Nepal, this temple, too, has a legend attached to it. According to the legend, the people settled in Bhardaha village had started to use the land for farming, however, while digging, some farmers had found a stone statue carved beautifully with the image of Goddess Durga and in that very place, this temple is said to have been build. It is believed that when a devotee worships with great devotion and true heart in the temple, their wish comes true. So, thousands of peoples from many part of the country come to this temple to worship the avatar of Goddess Durga, known famously as goddess Kankalini.[3] However, ethnic tensions between indigenous Nepalese people and bihari immigrants, who call themselves, madheshis, have made indigenous Nepalese people fear for their life and property. Recently, indian government gave full support to criminals and thugs to pelt stone into Nepalese side from across the indo-Nepal border.

Geography and Climate

Climate Zone[4] Elevation Range % of Area
Lower Tropical below 300 meters (1,000 ft) 94.7%
Upper Tropical 300 to 1,000 meters
1,000 to 3,300 ft.

Village Development Committees (VDCs) and Municipalities

Notable People Of Saptari District

See also


  1. ^ Household and population by districts, Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Nepal
  2. ^ "The Goddess with Severed Head". Boss Nepal. 
  3. ^ "Kankalini Temple". Boss Nepal. 
  4. ^ The Map of Potential Vegetation of Nepal - a forestry/agroecological/biodiversity classification system (PDF), . Forest & Landscape Development and Environment Series 2-2005 and CFC-TIS Document Series No.110., 2005,  
  5. ^ "Artistes have no borders, Udit Narayan tells Nepal".  
  • Districts of Nepal at

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