Bhedaghat

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Bhedaghat
भेड़ाघाट
city
Bhedaghat is located in Madhya Pradesh
Bhedaghat
Bhedaghat
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°07′55″N 79°48′04″E / 23.132°N 79.801°E / 23.132; 79.801Coordinates: 23°07′55″N 79°48′04″E / 23.132°N 79.801°E / 23.132; 79.801
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Jabalpur
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,840
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhedaghat (Hindi: भेड़ाघाट) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jabalpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated by the side of river Narmada and is approximately 20 km from Jabalpur city. Its most famous sights are the Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, and the Chaunsath Yogini temple

The temple is one of the four major extant temples containing carvings of sixty four yogini, female yoga mystics. It was built in the 10th century under the Kalachuri empire. It commands a view of the whole area around and of the river flowing through the marble rocks.

Its major attraction is a waterfall known as Dhuandhar, which looks like smoke coming out of the river and therefore it got its name as "Dhuan(smoke)-dhar(flow of water)". Another major attraction which needs mention is 'Bandar Kodini', when one travels in between the marble rocks in a boat, the mountains at both the sides at one point come so close that the monkeys are able to jump across them, hence the name "Bandar Kodini". In a moonlit night, the travel between the marble rock mountains in a boat on the river Narmada is a heavenly site which should not be missed for anything.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bhedaghat had a population of 1840. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhedaghat has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 71% and female literacy of 53%. 16% of the population is under 7 years of age.

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is in Jabalpur. It is possible to take a tempo (auto-rickshaw) from Jabalpur to Bhedaghat. Its distance from main City is about 28 km.

Trivia[edit]

  • The song "Raat Ka Nasha Abhi" from the Hindi film Asoka was shot in Bhedaghat among the marble rocks by the Narmada River.
  • In 1961, a very hit song of the film Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai was also shot at Bhedaghat. This song featured Raj Kapoor and Padmini.

Politics[edit]

Bheraghat is one of the known Nagar Panchayt of Jabalpur district,which dominates the politics of the Jabalpur as it is the nagar panchayat of tourist place so it is having its own importance currently the election held in 2011 results into the historical win for the congress party. Mr. Dilip Rai is the current president of Bheraghat for (2011-2015).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.