The present Bhojpur came into existence in 1992. Earlier this district was part of old Sahabad district. In the year 1972 Sahabad district was bifurcated in two parts namely Bhojpur and Rohtas. Buxar was a subdivision of old Bhojpur district. In 1992, Buxar became a separate district and rest of Bhojpur district has now three sub-divisions – Ara Sadar,Jagdishpur and Piro. Ara town is the headquarters of the district and also its principal town.
It is located at a Longitude of 83�-45′ to 84�-45′ East and the latitude is 25�-10′ to 25�-40′ North.It is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Arrah also known as Ara.
The district occupies an area of 2,474�km� and has a population of 1,792,771 (as of 2001)
Sun Temple at Dev:
The Dev village of Tarari block has statue of the SUN GOD besides several other deities. These statues are said to be of 14th century or even before.
Veer Kunwar Singh Kila, Jagdishpur
The great warrior of 1857 belonged to Jagdishpur. His fort is still there to reminds us of the great son of the soil who fought for the freedom till his last.
Maharaja College, Ara
The present Maharaja college premises is an important historical site. There is an entry point of a tunnel that is believed to be connected with the Jagdishpur fort of Kunwar Singh.
This five Gumbad mosque, the second of its kind in India was constructed by Shahjahan in 1623 AD. This is situated near Aranya Devi temple.
Karbala, Mosque of Maulabagh:
This mosque was built around 1817 with Aurangjeb’s assistance. It is situated at Maula Bagh muhalla at Ara.
Aranya Devi Temple
This is famous temple of Aranya Devi ( Forest Goddess ). She is said to be the deity goddess of Ara town . Here one statue is of ADI SAKTI and the second is established by the PANDAVAs . The temple is very old and draws many devotees every day. It is situated at the top of stone boulders.
Chaturvuj Narayan Mandir
This very ancient statue of Laxmi -Narayan is situated at Chaturvuj village of Piro block.Bhavani Mandir Chaturvuj Baraon – 13th century statue .
Here is an ancient statue of Goddess Jagdamba at Mukundpur village of Charpokhari block.
It is a century old Jain Temple located at Masadh Village.
This temple is at Ekwari village of Sahar block. This was made during Mughal period.
Mahathin Mai Mandir
This is located at Bihiya, draws lots of women devotees.
Jain Sidhant Bhawan
It has a such library which contains unique collection of materials related to Jainism.