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Barabanki is a historical town situated in the Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh. According to legend, the region of Barabanki was initially named as ‘Baanhanya’, as a dedication to the re-incarnation of Lord Baarah. With the passage of time ‘Baanhanya’ became ‘Barabanki’.

Many dynasties have ruled Barabanki over the ages and this has given ample historical significance to the region. Barabanki was ruled by the great Suryavanshi dynasty of ancient India. After a while, it was taken over by the Chandravanshi dynasty.

During the classical Mahabharata period, Barabanki was under the rule of the Kaurav Rajya. According to the epic Mahabharata, the Pandavas spent some time on the banks of River Ghaghra. Barabanki played a great role during the Indian freedom movement as well.

Dariyabad was the earlier headquarters of the district of Barabanki. It was in 1859 that the headquarters was moved to the township of Barabanki or Nawabganj. Today, Barabanki District is one of the four districts of the Faizabad division, in the heart of the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh. The township of Barabanki consists of several areas like Nawab Ganj Tehsil, the Banki area, Barel village, Sarikh village, Ram Sanehi Ghat Tensil, etc.

The town can be visited all round the year. There are places of historical interest like the Kunteshwar Mahadev Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and has a very ancient Shivling. Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Memorial, Kaiserbag Palace Complex, the Shahnazaf Imambar, the Saadat Ali Khan Tomb, the Hussainabad Imambara, Rumi Barwaza, etc. are some other popular tourist destinations in the township of Barabanki.

The Lucknow State Museum, Buddhist site on the Lucknow – Behraich Road and the Zoological Garden of Banarsi Bagh are the other important places near Barabanki that are frequently visited.

During ancient times, Barabanki had been a destination of saints, ascetics, litterateurs and intellectuals alike. Today, referred to as ‘the Entrance to Poorvanchal’, Barabanki has become a prominent tourist destination in Uttar Pradesh. It can be easily reached as it is located at a distance of about 30 km from Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh.

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Parijaat, Barabanki

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Dipro Sarkar

The Living proof of Mahabharat
Parijaat, Barabanki

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Dipro Sarkar

The Living proof of Mahabharat
Barabanki Ghantaghar, Barabanki

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Vijay Kumar

Barabanki vinayaka
Barabanki Ghantaghar, Barabanki

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Vijay Kumar

Barabanki vinayaka

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