Banka is a district in the state of Bihar in India. The district, part of Bhagalpur Division, has its headquarters at Banka town. The district occupies an area of 3018 km² and has a population of 1,608,773 (as of 2001). Hindus 1,409,352, Muslims 190,051 (11.81%). Digvijay Singh is the MP of Banka. He is also DY President of national Olympic association.
There is a very famous temple of MATA DURGA in KARHARIA, Banka. Every year during Durga pooja, lots of devotees from many parts of country visit this temple. There is a small mountain which is made of one large stone height about 500 meter known as MANDAR PARBAT!!!. At the top two temples are made one is NARSIMHA ( one of the incarnation of god VISHNU ) TEMPLE !!! and other is DIGAMBER JAIN TIRTHANKAR. The management of the NARSIMHA TEMPLE is under a trust . There is a very old AVANTIKA NATH temple at the bottom of Mandar Parvat . The Avantika Nath tample trust founded by late Babu Biro Singh of the village Sabalpur , looks after the Avantika Nath temple . Presently Shri Kailash Pathak is the Sevayat of the Avantika Nath temple . One MAA LAKXMI temple is made in front of PAAPHARNI POND (its water is so pure that one bath makes you free from all disease). There was an old university known as MANDAR VIDYAPITH established by Late Shri Harivallav Narayan Singh a famous social reformer , a freedom fighter and a land lord of village Azadnagar, Sabalpur vide a registered settlement deed no. 2002/1945 . The first president of the Indian Republic Desratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the founder President and “Bihar Bibhuti” late Dr. Anugraha Narayan Singh was the first working President of the reputed Mandar Vidyapith . While a south Indian Late A . S Madhavan was the first Acharya of the Vidyapith . As the Vidyapith is no more one English medium secondary school known as ADWAT MISSION is being run inside the campus of Mandar Vidyapeeth . A village called ” SABALPUR ” is situated in the eastern foot hill of the Mandar Parvat . Sabalpur is famous for it!!!s reach cultural values . Sabalpur is also known as the capital of Mandar . At present Smt. Manuja Devi is the Mukhiya of the Sabalpu gram panchayat . She is the youngest daughter in law of Late Shri Harivallav Narayan Singh . While the 3rd son of Harivallav Babu Shri Diwaker Prasad Singh @ Duldul Babu is the Mukhiya of near by Mahua Gram Panchayat . One village name LAKHPURA known for its famous temple OF KALI literally called LAKHPURA KALI is situated 2km from MANDAR PARBAT.