Sarlahi is a part of Province No. 2, is one of the seventy-seven districts of Nepal. According to new laws, the combination of more than 2 or 4 villages makes a municipality, which covers an area of 1,259 km2 (486 sq mi) and had a population of 635,701 in 2001 and 769,729 in 2011.
It is bordered to the west by the Bagmati River, to the east by Mahottari District, to the north by the Sivalik Hills, and to the south by the Bihar State of India.
Generally, the people of Sarlahi believe that the Sarlahi name comes from the name of Sarlahi Devi temple. The Sarlahi Devi temple is situated in Hempur village in the Sarlahi district. There is a belief that if someone goes to the temple at night with light then that person will die. That is why people still do not go at night to that temple with light. Still, there is no residence around this temple.
The district is famous for a couple of things. One of them is tomato production and supply. Lalbandi is the place of this district which is famous for supplying tomato demand of the whole country. Scientific tomato farming was practised in Sarlahi district at Bagwani Kendra Nawalpur, Netragunj. Lalbandi is the most famous for growing tomato in the country, it is also known as the Tomato capital of Nepal. Farhadwa is a village which is famous for fish production and export. The production of sugarcane also seems to be significant in the district. The Indushankr Chini Udyog Ltd.( Indushankr Sugar mills) is a notable factor in the district.
The Annapurna Sugars and General Industries Pvt Ltd is probably one of the largest sugar mills in the country located in Dhankaul VDC of Sarlahi. The plant commenced trial operations on January 17, 2014, with a successful crushing of over 16 lakh quintals of cane. The mill will substantially help in meeting the sugar requirements of Nepal local market by producing around 300,000 quintals of White sugar. The mill is equipped with modern machinery to produce high-quality sugar. The mill is helping support livelihood of thousands of people including farmers, employees and labours.
Not only that, the historical Nunthar Pahad which is very famous among different religious groups because of its typical geographical location. It is located in a strategic place bordering four districts Makawanpur, Sarlahi, Rautahat and Sindhuli. The Nariman lake, important Puranic place, is located nearby Malangawa which is believed to be the Yaksha pool (Kunda), the mystic lake owned by the Yaksha himself.
Malangwa: The headquarters of Sarlahi
Malangwa is a town, a municipality, and the headquarters of Sarlahi District in Province No. 2 of Nepal. The district’s oldest municipality, it is in parliamentary constituency 2. On the Mahendra Highway 24 kilometres (15 mi) south of Nawalpur, a small highway-side town. It is situated at an altitude of 79 meters (262 feet), Malangwa is near the Indian border at Sonbarsa. There is a customs checkpoint at the border crossing.
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