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Chatra District

Chatra District is in the north-west part of Jharkhand with the town of Chatra as the headquarters. It is bounded by Gaya District (Bihar State) in the north, Hazaribagh District in the east and Palamu District in the west.

Chatra has a glorious past with an outstanding historical heritage. It is well known for shakti cult. Generally spoken dialects are Magahi, Nagpuri and Khortha. For official communication either Hindi or Urdu is used. Paddy is the main crop. Bajra, maize and pulses are also grown. Folk music is popular in the rural areas of Chatra.

Important festivals are Holi, Diwali, Dussehra and Ramnavami, Vasanth Panchami and Chath. The important place for the tourists include Kolhua hill, Kunda Fort, Kauleshwari Devi temple, temple of Bhadrakali, graveyard of Jatrahibagh, Bichkiliya waterfalls and Khaya Banaroo.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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