Saturday, December 4, 2010


masjid, mosqueAmroha is a beautiful and heavenly, small town in the north Uttar Pradesh state in North India. It is located north-west of Moradabad, near the Sot River. It is surrounded by lakes and has a huge green cover of farming land and Mango Orchards. Amroha is well known for its Mangoes, Carpets, Woodwork and famous personalities like Poets, Freedom Fighters, Educationalists, Religious Leaders. Amroha is one of the oldest city of India with old fashioned people and very old mentality. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jyotiba Phule Nagar district.

The most important place of Amroha is the tomb (darga) of Hazrat Shahvilayat sb. rahmatullah aleh.

When Hazrat Shahvilayat sb. rahmatullah aleh reached Amroha from Wasit a town now in western Iraq he was offered food by a resident of Amroha and it had mangoes (aam) and fish (rohu)—a specie of fish having scales. Shahvilayat sb. rahmatullah aleh saw the food and said that he has reached his destination. According to his teacher he was asked to settle in where he would be offered with mangoes (aam) and fish (rohu) simultaneously. He pronounced the name Amroha. The name of Amroha may derive from its production of mangoes (aam) and fish (rohu); literally translated into mangoes and fishes.

Amroha is connected by rail with Moradabad and Delhi.And it also connected with national highway 24.People from Amroha often use the surname "Amrohvi" or "Amrohi". Amroha is a predominantly a Muslim population and of them a major. All Major Communities Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Jain and Christian live in Amroha city. Muslims constitute 70% of the population. During this time Amroha sees one of the biggest congregation of people from around the Uttar Pradesh. The Moharram processions and Azadari in Amroha are one of its kind and people from different walks of life irrespective of caste or religion take part. Eid ,Shab-e-Barat ,Shab-e-Meraj,Eid-e-MiladUnNabi are the popular festivals of Muslims.

Amroha is known for its mangoes; more than 1200 varieties of mangoes grow in Amroha. Industries include carpet manufacturing, wood handicrafts, and small scale production of cotton cloth.
Amroha is a marketplace for agricultural produce. Its main industries are pottery making, hand-loom weaving, and sugar milling.Land surrounding Amroha is highly fertile and produces a large amount of sugarcanes and hence Amroha is a good producer of Sugar.