Hajipur is the 128th largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 1,47,688. Hajipur is a city in the Vaishali district of Bihar and the highest employment in Vaishali district is in Agriculture, Food products manufacture and other household industries. The district has 71% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 25% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 4% are Household workers. The major exportable items are Cold Drinks, packaged drinking water, Biscuits etc. The Hajipur city is bounded by Narayani Gandak river in the west and the holy Ganges in the south. The major crops produced are Rice, Maize, Mango, Litchi, Potato, Cauliflower etc. In the ancient time, Hajipur was known as Ukkacala and was the first village to come after crossing River Ganges at Patna. The village of Hajipur gained significance, as it was the venue of one of the discourses given by Lord Buddha. Buddha preached the Cula Gopalaka Sutta, a middle length discourse, here. Along with that, it is also of interest because a portion of Anandas ashes was enshrined in the town, the closest disciple of Lord Buddha. Ananda acted as the Buddhas personal attendant for twenty years and outlived him by several decades. Hajipur, earlier in British India was a small town in Muzaffarpur district situated on the confluence of the Ganges and Gandak. Hajipur finds its origin way back in history from the Mahabharata period. It is the place where democracy found its origin around 600BC. Ancient Licchavi republic was established on this land only. It is the place where Lord Mahavir took birth and Gautam Buddha delivered his last sermon and announced his Parinirvana.