Majhauli Raj is a town and a nagar panchayat in Deoria district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Being in a strategic location near to the border of Bihar it has been subject to stringent security measures.[why?]
The temple of Baba Dirgheswar Nath, a deity of Shiva is nearby. It is believed to have been found and worshipped by Ashwathama, a character in the epic Mahabharata.
The town has 13 wards. Administration is at the level of Nagar Panchayat and every five years, people select their representatives for their wards. The tehsil-level administration is located at Salempur which was once the largest tehsil of Uttar Pradesh. It has its district headquarters at Deoria.