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Kasganj is the 71th district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The district and particularly the city Kasganj is popularly known as because it was established in a thick forest of “kans”. Kasganj was also known as “Tanay” or “Khasganj” during Mughal and British period. Kasganj comes in the Aligarh division jurisdiction. The district was created on April 17, 2008 by dividing Etah district and is renamed as Kanshiram Nagar. Popular area of the district includes Nadrai, Soron, Patiyali. Kasganj the newly created district is among the four districts of Aligarh Division. Kasganj includes three Tehsils Kasganj, Sahawar and Patiyali.

Kasganj Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh.

The culture and heritage of Kasganj are very ancient. Kasganj has its own cultural and historical importance.

It belongs to the Lord Vishnu’s Great incarnation of Varaha. According to the mythological stories, it is believed that demon Hiranyaksh stole the earth and hide it in the kund of Soron. God Vishnu then took the incarnation of Varaha, killed the demon and restored the earth to its original place. Thus, this temple was built to commemorate the victory of good over evil.

Saint Tulsidas born in the district and Amir Khusro also belongs to Patiali tehsil of the district.

Many fairs like Kakora Fair, Bhimsen and Nav Durga fair is organized here annually. Many devotees participate with devotion. Soron development block of the district plays host to an Animal Fair. All types of animals are traded here. The best breeds of horses and camels are traded. Margshirsh Ekadashi fair is very famous. Many people come to take baths in the holy Har Ki Paurhi.

Also, There is a bridge on river Ganges named Kachhla which is situated 12 km away from Soron in the Budaun district which is a very famous place, people come here to take bath on holy Ganges.

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