Bagh, Dhar

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Bagh
city
Bagh is located in Madhya Pradesh
Bagh
Bagh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°22′N 74°46′E / 22.37°N 74.77°E / 22.37; 74.77Coordinates: 22°22′N 74°46′E / 22.37°N 74.77°E / 22.37; 74.77
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Dhar
Elevation 240 m (790 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,415
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
For other uses, see Bagh (disambiguation).

Bagh is a census town in Dhar district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is renowned due to the famous Bagh Caves, which are late 4th- to 6th-century Buddhist rock-cut chambers with exquisite murals. The name of the town stems from the caves - according to local legend there were living tigers (bagh in several languages of India) in these abandoned Buddhist caves.[1]

This place is also famous for a type of block prints on fabric which is unique of its own type and known as Bagh Prints. This art is practiced by the local tribal people. Bagh print is very old print and is a hand block print with natural color. Commonly in it there are two main colors red & black. Red color is prepared with alum whereas black color is prepared with iron oxide (Corrosion of iron). The printing blocks are prepared by fine carving on woodden logs.

Geography[edit]

Bagh is located at 22°22′N 74°46′E / 22.37°N 74.77°E / 22.37; 74.77.[2] It has an average elevation of 240 metres (787 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bagh had a population of 7415. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bagh has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bagh Caves - rock cut Buddhist temples". Retrieved 2010-04-23. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bagh
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.