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Obra, Bihar

Punpun River
Punpun River
Obra is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Country  India
State Bihar
District Auranagabd
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 99 m (325 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,096
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,800/sq mi)
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 824124
Telephone code 91-6328
Vehicle registration BR-26-?
Website .in.nic.bihaurangabad

Obra is a small town just 15 km away from the district headquarters on NH-98 (Garwa-Patna). Obra is also a headquarters of Obra block, under Daudnagar sub-division and a block of 144 villages having population of 220,000 (Census 2001). In Obra block there are 20 panchayats each averaging 6 villages. Block stretched in north, east and south and demarcated by Daudnagar, Rafiganj, Aurangabad blocks and in west it is Rohtas district. Mahatma Gandhi and Bihar Vibhuti Dr. Anugraha Narain Sinha came to Obra during national independence movement.

Situated on the confluence of Punpun and Adri river, the rolling topography of the town is typical, spread on the plain of the Son river bed known for its very fertile land.


  • Geography 1
  • Demography 2
  • Economy 3
  • Market 4
  • Places of interest 5
  • Education 6
  • Health services 7
  • Transportation 8
  • Hospitality 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


Adri River
Obra is located in the eastern part of India at . The town is surrounded by very pleasant rivers Punpun from the western and northern part and By River Adri in Surkhi village from eastern side. River Son is flown just 8 km. west from the town. Obra is situated 114 km. from the Capital city of Bihar, Patna. Obra is situated in plain of River son, so the land is very fertile by nature. It is not very far away from Ratan hillock of Magadh range and Chhotanagpur plate of Palamu (Jharkhand). Flow of river from three sides make its a beautiful picturesque to this place. its considered as world most fertile land for rice


As per census 2001, population of Obra town is 12096.[1] Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Total number of male population is 6,375 and female constitutes 5,721. And the total number of households in town are 1691. Obra has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63% and, female literacy is 53%.


Obra Gola road
Economy of Obra is mainly depend on agriculture. A vast fertile land in the region support most of the families economically. Obra is also famous as Rice bowl of Magadh region. So the trading of food grains to all part of Bihar and Jharkhand makes Obra a big mandi (Market) where more than 50 traders are operating their businesses in single Gola Road. Obra is also well known for the production of Kaleen (carpets). The tradition of weaving beautiful and unique carpets in the town dates back to 15th century. Set up near Koriepur village, the Kaleen Udyog is currently managed by the state government. Kambal (blanket) industry in Obra is another industry supported by Government. A processing plant for raw blanket is established here for 50 years and the trade of these kambals is dated back to 100 of years. These sector is also organize hare employeed more than 1000 of people.


  • Ganga Market- Main market for town as well as for near regions, situated in the centre of town and famous for all retail products, Cosmetic sproducts, Pots and utensils, restaurant, Decoration, vegetables, Entertainments etc.
  • Main Road- This market is stretched over NH-98 and famous for Fertilizers, Cement, Concretes, Motals, Motor spare parts, Healthcare,Panjab naitional bank,state bank of India,sahaj vasudha kendra.
  • Bel Road- This market is famous not only in District but in the whole state as rice and wheat market (Mandi). This is the trading zone for the region.
  • Thana Road(Surkhi Road)-This market is also famous in patiya(Stone) and khhad(urwarak) is near by Devi Mandir.
  • Durga chowk (mazar road )-this market is famous jari buti dukan & kirana shop.

Places of interest

  • 'Devi Mandir'- A very spiritual place for the entire region. Nine incarnation of Goddess durga are situated here with temples of Lord Shiva,Santosi Maa,Gayatri Maa and Hanuman. People have faith here for the fulfillment of their beliefs.

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  • Doomuhan- This Place famous for the confluence of Punpun river and Adri river. It is a beautiful scenic peace zone area surrounded by trees allaround. Very ancient temples of lord Shiva, Vishnu and Goddess are still here as attraction.
  • Kali Mandir- A very spiritual place for the entire region. Nine incarnation of Goddess durga are situated here with temples of Lord Shiva and Hanuman. People have faith here for the fulfillment of their's known as kranti chowk.
  • Sahid Jagapati Smarak- A commemorate for young freedom fighter for Indian Independence.
  • Daulatpur Ganj ( GANJ )- 2 km of south from obra. Near shiv tempal & petrol pump dewkali.
  • Manora Village-'- Lord Buddha' stayed here for consecutively 3 days.also famous for Hindu and Budh temples.
  • "Ayodhaya Bigha Village is nearest Manora village .
  • Surkhi- village is nearest and Eastern side in Obra .
  • jhanjhu—this place famous for drinking like tarkularist & bathing in adri river.
  • surya mandir road -A very spiritual place for the entire region. Nine incarnation of Chhat puja are situated here with temples of Lord.
  • Durga chowk - is buityful temple in durga puja
  • Mazar in femous masjid on the obra town
  • durga chowk mazar road on main mrket is kirana, kloth,books,JARI BUTI, hotel,etc. (kunal kumar)


There is no facilities for college education in Obra, so students of this region depends for college education to District Town Auranagabad. But there are few good school are here-

  • STONEHILL.I.School , devimandir Obra
  • B.L. Indo Anglian Public School, NH-98(Patna Road)
  • Boys High School
  • Girls High School
  • Middle School
  • Sahid Jagatpati School
  • Lord Buddha Gyan Bharti School
  • Anandmath Deenbandhu Residential school Behind Boys high schhol
  • Pathshala (Play School), The only play school in the town situated near Devi Mandir
  • Aadarsh Computer Institute (ACI) is oldest Computer Institute with its web Site
  • Excellent Cochinng Center, obra (E.C.C). By - Sunil kumar, Near kaali mandir

Health services

Particularly in Obra, Health facility are very good in comparative to other blocks in Aurangabad District. Government hospital in Obra is very well managed. It is located near to Bel more on NH-98. The hospital has emergency wards and facility of night treatment is also catered over here. Apart from the government hospital some of very renowned Physicians (Doctors) of the District are serving the local population. Few of These are -

  • Dr. Badri Narayan Gupta ( General Physicians)
  • Dr. Shankar Bose (General physicians)
  • Dr. Arvind Kumar Sharma ( Child)
  • Dr. Ramadhar Singh
  • Dr. Bhagwat Singh
  • Dr. Upendra Singh
  • Dr. Jawahar prasad singh (vet)
  • Dr. Shashikant Kumar (DHMS)

More than 20 medical hall are serving the need of locals here. Some of them are-

  • Ganesh Medical Hall(The very few Medical hall from the beginning till date )
  • Pal Homeo Hall, Dr. Ram pravesh pal, Near old pnb bank
  • Hansa Medical Hall
  • Awantika Medical Hall
  • Bihar medical Hall
  • Sona medical(vet) Hall
  • Ujjawal medical Hall
  • gireejesh sharma obra
  • Janta Medical Hall,Near about Gov. Hospital



Obra town lies on NH-98 and just 14 km from NH-2 (Grand Trunk Road), So the connectivity of town with all major cities in state as well as all part of district is very good. Obra lies in between District town Aurangabad and Subdivision town Daudnagar with equi distance of 15 km each on NH so both town are connected by many buses, auto and trekers. Long distance such as Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Daltonganj and other part of Jharkhand are directly connected with daily buses and for Patna (114 km) more than dozens of buses plying apart from many Tata Sumo and Tata Wingers.


Obra is well connected by Indian Railways through entire nation. Just 4 km from the town New Delhi-Howrah main Grand Chord line passes. Nearby station of Obra town is Anugrah Narayan Road station is just 5 km from the town so there are more 50 train including express and passenger trains passes daily. Near about dozen of trains for National Capital Delhi and the same number of trains are available for Kolkata are commuting daily. A.N.Road Station is just 69 km from Gaya and 135 km from Varanasi. Most of the express trains are halting here except Rajdhani exp. So it is well connected with all part of the state as well nation.


There is no direct connectivity with air services but nearest International airport is Bodhgaya (70 km) and Domestic is Patna (114 km).


There are few lodges over here but not in good condition for staying so it is better to stay in Aurangabad (15 km).


  1. ^ Obra Population

External links

  • Obra in Wikimapia

round about 15000.

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