Welcome to Mariahu, a small town and nagar panchayat located in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in the 16th century by Nanwag king Naun Rao, the town was named after Mandav Deo, the patron deity of the Nanwag clan. The samadhi of Mandav Dev can be found near the Chutka Devi temple in the east of the tehsil. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Mariahu was ruled by the Nanwag Rajputs, who were the local rulers of the area. Baghi Sangram Singh, a leader of the Nanwags, revolted against the British East India Company during the revolt of 1857 and defeated them on several occasions.

Geographically, Mariahu has an average elevation of 87 meters (285 ft). As of the 2011 Indian Census, the town had a total population of 22,778, with 11,661 males and 11,117 females. The population within the age group of 0 to 6 years was 3,331. The total number of literates in Mariahu was 15,426, which constituted 67.7% of the population, with male literacy at 73.5% and female literacy at 61.7%. The effective literacy rate of the 7+ population of Mariahu was 79.3%, with male literacy rate at 86.2% and female literacy rate at 72.1%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 3,364 and 1, respectively. Mariahu had 3,248 households in 2011.

Mariahu is well-connected to major cities in India through the Indian Railways network. The railway station and track were constructed by the British in 1905 AD. The station code is MAY, and there are a total of four express train stops at this station. The nearby major railway stations are Jaunpur and Janghai Junction. There is also a local passenger Allahabad – Jaunpur Passenger which halts at Mariahu Railway Station to and from Jaunpur to Allahabad and Allahabad to Jaunpur. The train no. 11055 – Godan Express, Chapra Express, departing from Mumbai stops at this station. This train is very famous among local people who travel to and from Mumbai. Driving distance from Mariahu to the district headquarters Jaunpur is 18 km. Jaunpur is well-connected to Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad, and other cities of Uttar Pradesh. Quick road transport is available for Jaunpur, Bhadohi, and Mirzapur. The nearest airport to Mariahu is Babatpur (Varanasi) Airport. Road distance or driving distance from Mariahu to Babatpur is 35 km. Your total travel time is approximately 0 hour(s) 44 min(s); which may vary depending upon the road and traffic conditions. The airport is well-connected and has direct flights to major cities of India like New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Patna, and many others to join. Plans to construct an airport in Mariahu were cancelled in 2018.

The biggest celebrations in Mariahu are Dipawali, Durga Pooja & Bharat Milap as a yearly festival. People also organize big celebrations on Eid-ul-Fitr, Holi, Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, Raksha Bandhan, and many other occasions. Notable people from Mariahu include Dinesh Kunwar Patel, developer of the world’s first homemade humanoid Robot Shalu that can speak 47 languages (from Rajamalpur village in Mariahu), and Shyam Singh Yadav, 2019 Member of Parliament from Jaunpur Lok Sabha constituency (from Ranipatti village in Mariahu).

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