Machhali Shahar is a city and a Tehsil Headquarter in Jaunpur district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Machhlishahr had a population of 26‚107. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Literacy rate is Machhlishahr city is 77.43%‚higher than the national average of 59.5%. male literacy is around 83.85%,while female literacy rate is 70.86%. In Machhlishahr, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Machhali Shahar is a very old city and was known as Machchhika Khand during the time of Gautam Buddha. It was one of the active places used by Budhhist monks (including Lord Gautam Buddha) during the period of Gautam Buddha.
The biggest celebrations in Machhali Shahar are,Ram navami, Eid-ul-Milad and Bharat Milap as yearly festival. Pupils also organise big celebrations on Dashahara, Eid-ul-Zuha, Eid-ul-Fitr, Holi, Ramzan-ul-Mubarak, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Shab-e-Barat and more other occasions.
You can see many historical masjids ,imambaada and old tombs which have historical background from the tughlaq period.
|Machhlishahr Diyawanath Mahadev Temple|
There is no Railway station for this oldest historical city so people mainly depends on bus services or catch train from janghai (the nearest Railwa station).