Barhaj

Barhaj

Barhaj

Location Located at a distance of about 75 km from Gorakhpur, on the bank of River Ghaghra, in Deoria district, U.P., India
Ideal time to visitThroughout the year, especially on the Jayanti day of Baba Raghav Das
How to reach Can be accessed via Gorakhpur-Gauri Bazaar-Rudrapur-Barhaj road

This place is famous for Anant Peeth an ashram, established by Shri Anant Mahaprabhu Ji and came into sudden prominence in 1857 during the first struggle of freedom. A local leader Baba Raghav Das participated vigorously in the political struggle, to overthrow the British Government. A Shaheed Smarak (martyr's memorial) established inside Anant Peeth, still recalls the spirit of sacrifice and courage shown by local people during the long years of struggle for freedom. A memorial, in the name of martyr Ram Prasad Bismil, who was hanged by the British on 19th Dec, 1927, in Gorakhpur Jail has also been built.

A degree college here is also named after Baba Raghav Das. His anniversary is celebrated two days before full moon day of Bhandon month.Baba Raghav Das & Bismil Jayanti are also celebrated from 11th Dec to 13th Dec. every year.