Sant Kabir Nagar district (Hindi: संत कबीर नगर जिला) is one of the 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Khalilabad town is the district headquarters. Sant Kabir Nagar district is a part of Basti Division. The district is bounded on the north by Siddharthnagar and Maharajganj districts, on the east by Gorakhpur district, on the south by Ambedkar Nagar district and on the west by Basti district. The district occupies an area of 1659.15 km2.
The district is named after the 15th century mystic poet Kabir, who lived in Maghar town in the district. One popular legend of his death, which is even taught in schools in India (although in more of a moral context than a historical one), says that after his death his Muslim and Hindu devotees fought over his proper burial rites. The problem arose since Muslim custom called for the burial of their dead, whereas Hindus cremated their dead. The scene is depicted as two groups fighting around his coffin one claiming that Kabir was a Hindu, and the other claiming that Kabir was a Muslim. However, when they finally open Kabir's coffin, they found the body missing. Instead there was a small book in which the Hindus and Muslims wrote all his sayings that they could remember; some even say a bunch of his favourite flowers were placed. The legend goes on to state that the fighting was resolved, and both groups looked upon the miracle as an act of divine intervention. In Maghar, his tomb or Dargah and Samādhi Mandir still stand side by side.
Sant Kabir Nagar district was created on September 5, 1997. The new district comprised 131 villages of erstwhile Basti tahsil of Basti district and 161 villages of erstwhile Bansi tahsil of Siddharthnagar district. Before September 5, 1997 it was the tehsil for Basti District.
The district has 3 tehsils, Khalilabad, Mehdawal and Dhanghata. There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Khalilabad, Mehdawal and Dhanghata. All of these are part of Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha constituency.
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Sant Kabir Nagar district is one of the 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India. Khalilabad town is the district headquarters. Sant Kabir Nagar district is a part of Basti Division. The district is bounded on the north by Siddharthnagar and Maharajganj districts, on the east by Gorakhpur district, on the south by Ambedkar Nagar district and on the west by Basti district. The district occupies an area of 1659.15 km2.
Sant Kabir Nagar district was created on September 5, 1997. The new district comprised 131 villages of erstwhile Basti tahsil of Basti district and 161 villages of erstwhile Bansi tahsil of Siddharthnagar district.
The district has 3 tahsils, Khalilabad, Mehdawal and Ghanghata.
|Divisions and districts of Uttar Pradesh, India|
|<center>Allahabad division: Allahabad | Fatehpur | Kaushambi | Pratapgarh|
|<center>Azamgarh division: Azamgarh | Ballia | Mau|
|<center>Bareilly division: Badaun | Bareilly | Pilibhit | Shahjahanpur|
|<center>Basti division: Basti | Sant Kabir Nagar | Siddharthnagar|
|<center>Chitrakoot division: Banda | Chitrakoot | Hamirpur | Mahoba|
|<center>Devipatan division: Bahraich | Balarampur | Gonda | Shravasti|
|<center>Faizabad division: Ambedkar Nagar | Barabanki | Faizabad | Sultanpur|
|<center>Gorakhpur division: Devaria | Gorakhpur | Kushinagar | Maharajganj|
|<center>Jhansi division: Jalaun | Jhansi | Lalitpur|
|<center>Kanpur division: | Auraiya | Etawah | Farrukhabad | Kannauj | Kanpur Dehat | Kanpur Nagar|
|<center>Lucknow division: Hardoi | Lakhimpur Kheri | Lucknow | Raebareli | Sitapur | Unnao|
|<center>Meerut division: | Bagpat | Bulandshahr | Gautam Buddha Nagar | Ghaziabad | Meerut|
|<center>Mirzapur division: Mirzapur | Sant Ravidas Nagar | Sonbhadra|
|<center>Moradabad division: Bijnor | Jyotiba Phule Nagar | Moradabad | Rampur|
|<center>Saharanpur division: Muzaffarnagar | Saharanpur|
|<center>Varanasi division: Chandauli | Ghazipur | Jaunpur | Varanasi|
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