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Kursela

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Geography

It is located at an elevation of 25 m above MSL.

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Location

Kursela is 4 miles (6 km) north of the Bateshwar hills. National Highway 31 passes through Kursela. It is a station on the Barauni-Katihar section of East central Railway.

Origin of name and Mythological History

Kursela is a variant of Kuru-Shila, which translates as the hilly part of the region which once belonged to the king Kuru, the descendents of whom were called Kauravas and, in the Mahabharata, waged a war with the Pandavas, their cousins.

History

Kursela was a Zamindari under British India. R. B. Raghubansh Prasad Singh. He was a great philanthropist, and administrator. The Singhs were the largest land donor in Vinoba Bhave's Bhoodan movement, wherein he donated 6,000 acres (24 km2) of land. He sponsored the opening of two schools and a hospital in Kursela. He also donated many houses and land to the congress party including the "Kala Bhavan" in Purnea. Kursela is famous for it integrity among various religion

References

Kursela Wikipedia


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