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About Orai



Orai is a city and a municipal board in Jalaun district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the district headquarters for Jalaun District which is part of Jhansi division.It is situated on NH25 in between Jhansi and Kanpur and on Bilrayan-Panwari SH21 .It is located in the Bundelkhand region.

Orai has been named after a saint (Rishi) Uddalak because he worshipped there and has historical value because of its location, which is between Jhansi, Mahoba and Kalpi. Orai was also known as the City of King 'Mahil' who was infamous for his bad habits and back-biting; he betrayed his nephews Aalah and Udal and one of them, Udal, was killed and according to a proverb Aalah is still alive because he is immortal