Sant Ravidas Nagar is a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was carved out of the district of Varanasi in 1997 and was named after the famous saint and poet, Sant Ravidas. The district covers an area of 1,548 square kilometers and has a population of approximately 1.5 million people. The district headquarters are located in the town of Gyanpur.
The district has a rich history that dates back to the Vedic era. The region was ruled by various empires, including the Mauryas, the Guptas, and the Mughals. During the medieval period, the district was part of the Sultanate of Delhi and later the Mughal Empire. In the 18th century, the region came under the control of the British East India Company. After India gained independence in 1947, the district became part of the newly formed state of Uttar Pradesh.
Sant Ravidas Nagar has a diverse cultural heritage. The district is known for its traditional crafts, including pottery, handloom weaving, and wood carving. The district is also home to several religious sites, including temples, mosques, and gurudwaras. The district has a sizable population of Dalits, and the teachings of Sant Ravidas have a significant influence on the culture of the region.
The economy of Sant Ravidas Nagar is primarily based on agriculture. The district is known for its production of wheat, paddy, and sugarcane. The district is also home to several small-scale industries, including brick kilns and handloom weaving. The district has a low literacy rate and a high poverty rate.
Sant Ravidas Nagar has several tourist attractions, including religious sites and natural beauty spots. Some of the popular tourist attractions in the district include the Ravidas Temple in Seer Goverdhanpur, the Khatu Shyam Temple in Gyanpur, and the Sita Samahit Sthal in Chunar. The district is also known for its scenic beauty, with several parks and gardens located throughout the region.
|S.No||Tehsil / Taluk Name||District Name||State Name|
|1||Bhadohi||Sant Ravidas Nagar||Uttar Pradesh|
|2||Gyanpur||Sant Ravidas Nagar||Uttar Pradesh|
|3||S.r.nagar||Sant Ravidas Nagar||Uttar Pradesh|