Tekari is situated in district Gaya in Bihar. It is 21 kms away in the east direction of Gaya. It is a block level town, but has a vital historical importance. During Mughal period, it was also in light and was a wealthy estate. Cast wise, it was the centreplace for Bhumihar Brhmin.It was called Tekari Raj and different kings ruled this area for about 150 years.
The real founder of Tekari Raj was Sunder Singh, who was born in village Lav. He was famous by the other name Sunder Shah. He expanded the reign of Tekari Raj upto 9 ‘parganas‘. Another important kings of Tekari Raj were Buniad singh, Hitnarayan singh, Modnarayan singh, Captain Maharaja Gopal Sharan Singh etc. Hitnarayan singh was induced by religious feelings and he escaped from the palace after giving the charge to the queen. In tekari Raj there were also some famous queens like Maharani Indrajeet kunwar, Rajroop kunwar, rameshbari kunwar. Maharani Rajroop kunwar did many religious, educational and public welfare works.
Maharaja Gopalsharan was the last but not least king. In the Ist world war, he fought for British Army. British Government awarded him as Captain. Until his death on 17Feb, 1958 he was the king of Tekari Raj.Tekari Raj family played vital roles in every movements from 1765 to Revolt of 1857 and August revolution of 1942. The reign of Tekari raj was expanded in 52 kos (1 kos = 2 mile).
HOW TO REACH?
1. The nearest railway station is at Gaya.
2. It is well connected with Gaya by road. Buses are available at every half an hour time interval from Gaya.
3. The nearest airport is at Gaya.
WHAT TO SEE?
1. Fort of Tekari Raj
The fort of Tekari raj is an instance of art and architecture. The King`s palace is built up on a high platform. It’s look is beautiful. It is a five storeys building. Beside it, there is an underground palace, war ground, palace of 52 courtyards, underground tunnel.
It is said that at the distance of 3 kms from the kings palace the was a big pond. The palace and the pond was interconnected with this tunnel. The queen of Tekari Maharaj was taken there daily to take bath by tunnel. Near that pond there was a beautiful garden, where queen enjoyed with their friends after taking bath. Trace of the pond, garden tunnel etc. are present up till now.
There is a Rangmahal Guesthouse, a beautiful make up room, nice dance hall, mysterious pond, huge lion gate, dangerous cage of tigers attract & bound everyone eyes.
Tekari Raj High School
Another important things here is Tekari Raj High School. It was founded by Maharaja Gopalsharan and made up of red bricks. It is also a landmark of Tekari and well decorated with gardens and flowers. Now it is upgrade to inter college. It is a prestigious educational institution in that area.