Marehra, is a city and a municipal board in Etah district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.Marehra is famous world wide for Sufi Syed Shah Barkatullah.Marehra is also famous for the temple of Lord Hanuman, where the statue of Hanuman is the highest in the district Etah and people come here to visit. There is a history of Marehra This town was once used to be a village named Swaroopganj. Books written about the history of Etah, it is mentioned that the village of Swaroopganj was destroyed by the forces of Allauddin Khilji.

Marehra

Marahra
city
Marehra is located in Uttar Pradesh
Marehra
Marehra
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°45′N 78°34′E / 27.750°N 78.567°E / 27.750; 78.567Coordinates: 27°45′N 78°34′E / 27.750°N 78.567°E / 27.750; 78.567
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictEtah
Population
 (2011)
 • Total19,542
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
207401

Later, on the orders of Alauddin Khilji, Rajput Hakim Muniram restored the town again. It is said that once the settlement was settled after the settlement, the name of this town was Marhara (Mara-Hara).

GeographyEdit

Marehra is located at 27°27′N 78°20′E / 27.45°N 78.34°E / 27.45; 78.34. Marehra is 21.5 kilometres (13 mi) from the district headquarters Etah, 255 kilometres (158 mi) from the state capital Lucknow and 200 kilometres (124 mi) from the national capital Delhi. Other nearest and important cities for Marehra are Kasganj (15 km), Aligarh (60 km) and Agra (100 km).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011 India census, Marehra had a population of 19,542.[1] Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Marehra has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 40%. In Marehra, 15.7% of the population is under 6 years of age. Marehra is a state legislative assembly constituency of Uttar Pradesh. Marehra, also known as Marehra Shareef, is a noted pilgrimage site for Sunni Muslims.[2][3]

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