Sultanpur, Uttar Prdesh
Sultanpur is a town and city council in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in Sultanpur District. Sultanpur is the administrative seat of the District of Sultanpur and belongs to the Faizabad Division, located near the right banks of Gomti. It is 135 km east of Lucknow, the state capital.
On the left bank of the Gomti River was the first city. It is claimed that Kusa, Rama’s son, was created and Kusapura, or Kusabhavanpur, was named after him. General Cunnigham connected this old city with the Kusapur referred to the Chinese explorer Hiuentsang.
A clock tower is located at Chowk. Sitakund is on the banks of Gomti where Sita washed when her husband (Lord Rama) escorted her on her exile. Chaitra and Kartika hold bathing fairs. The church called Christ Church, opened and dedicated on 16 November 1869 is located on the civil line opposite the collectorate. Victoria Manzil, constructed to commemorate Queen Victoria’s first jubilee, sits next door to the church on the south side. The office of the Municipal Board is now called Sunder Lal’s Memorial Hall. In 1954-55, the city erected a stadium called Pant Stadium.
Apart from this, there are some important tourist places in the rural areas of Sultanpur.
Best Places to Visit in Sultanpur‘
- Vijethua Mahaveeran
- Dhopap Temple
- Lohramau Devi Temple
- Parijaat Vriksh
VijethuaMahaveeran is a well-known Hindu temple in Tehsil Kadipur. The Bijethua Mahavir temple located in the district of Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. It’s a well-known shrine in Surapur-Sultanpur. Many people come here on Tuesdays and Saturdays to relax after visiting Hanuman Mandir. In the Ramayana, this location has its own storey. Lord Hanuman battled Kaalnemi and rested here while on his way to present Sanjeevani to Lord Lakshman, who was unconscious at the time. Lord Hanuman bathed in MakariKund, which is also located to the side of Bijethua Temple. Ravana dispatched Kaalnemi to this location in order to distract Lord Hanuman, but while taking a bath in MakariKund, a spider informed him that the Saint who was present was a demon.
On Tuesdays and Saturdays, millions of people come here to worship Lord Hanuman. This temple holds the distinction for having the most bells of any temple.
Dhopaptemple is in the Tehsil Lambhua. This location is on the right bank of the River Gomti on the Sultanpur-Jaunpur route (NH-56), about 32 kilometres south of Sultanpur city and 85 kilometres from Ayodhya, 8 kilometres from Lohramau, and 8 kilometres from Kadipur.
According to the Vishnu Puran, Gomti was known in this tract as Dhutopapa, which comes from the east and forms a loop near Dhopap before taking a sudden bend to the south east. Dhopap Ghat has been built, where people can follow Rama’s example and wash away their sins in the river. According to legend, Lord Rama attained absolution for the sin of murdering the demon King Ravan, who belonged to the Brahmin caste, by taking a plunge in the river on the counsel of Maharshi Vashistha when returning from Sri Lanka.
People think that anyone who visits the site of Dushehra can wash away their sins in the Gomti River. There is a major temple dedicated to Lord Ram here, which attracts a great number of worshipers. The bathing fair (Jyesthasnan mela) is held here on the 10th day of the Jyestha month, on Ganga Dushehra, and on Chaitra Ramnavami. The Ghat has a Ram temple that is open from sunrise to sunset.
Lohramau Devi Temple:
Lohramau Devi Temple is about 8-10 kilometres from Sultanpur. It is an ancient temple where people come to pray on a regular basis. During Navratri, a significant number of people visit the temple to offer nariyal, chunari, and other offerings to Goddes Durga.
It is located on the banks of the Gomti River in Sultanpur. At Chait Ramnavmi, Madhav Amavasya, and Kartik Purnima, a large number of people gather to bathe in the Gomti river. According to historical accounts, Bhagwati Sita bathed here with Lord Shri Ram on her journey to exile.
Parijaat Vriksh :
The Civil Lines region includes ParijaatVriksh, JilaUddyog Kendra campus, and PWD road. It is a very old tree that grants the wishes of those who come to this location and pray for it. People who have a lot of faith in this parijaat tree make regular sacrifices here.
Best Time to Visit Sultanpur
The months of October through February are ideal for visiting Sultanpur.
How to Reach Sultanpur
District of Sultanpur, the adjacent districts of Rail and Roads are well connected to Faizabad, Lucknow, Prapapgarh and Jaunpur. Road services from all neighbouring districts are provided.
Sultanpur may be reached in numerous ways. Sultanpur is 60km from Faizabad, 103km from Allaabad, 135km from Lucknow, 162km from Varanasi, 231Km from Kanpur, 630km from Delhi, 662km from Bhopal, 743km from Jaipur, and a few private transport services are offered to Sultanpur.
It is connected to the major cities of Uttar Pradesh and the State such as Lucknow, Kanpur, Delhi, Jaipur and Bhopal by its own railway station known as the Sultanpur Railway Junction.
Allahabad Airport, Uttar Pradesh is the closest domestic airport to Sutanpur, about 2 hours by car. It is well linked through Air India to New Delhi. The Chaudhari Charan Singh Airport is located at around 148 kilometres from Sultanpur, the second closest international airport. From here, there are frequent flights to several national and world destinations.