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Bhind district
भिंड जिला
District of Madhya Pradesh
Location of Bhind district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Bhind district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Administrative division Murena
Headquarters Bhind
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Bhind
Area
 • Total 4,459 km2 (1,722 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,703,562
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 76.59 per cent
 • Sex ratio 838
Website Official website

Bhind District (Hindi: भिंड) is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India of Chambal division. The town of Bhind is the district headquarters.

Bhind District is situated in Chambal region in the northwest of the state. The geographical coordinates of the district are Latitude 26°36' N and Longitude 78°46' E. It is bounded by Agra, Etawah, Jalaun and Jhansi districts of Uttar Pradesh state to the north and the east, and the Madhya Pradesh districts of Datia to the south, Gwalior to the southwest, and Morena to the west. The geography of the district is characterized by uneven ravines, plain fertile fields and scanty forests. The total area of the district is 4,459 km².

The soil of Bhind is very fertile and is well drained by the Chambal, Kali Sind, Kunwari or Kwari, Pahuj and Baisali rivers and by an extensive canal system. Formerly there were four tehsils, Bhind, Mehgaon, Gohad and Lahar, but at present there are seven tehsils: Bhind, Ater, Mehgaon, Gohad, Lahar, Mihona, and Raun. The district is part of the Chambal Division. Ashok Chhaviram Argal a dalit is an MP from Bhind. However Bhind is Rajput and brahman dominated region.[1]


History[edit]

The district is named after the mythological Hindu saint Vibhandak Rishi, also called Bhindi Rishi. During Vedic period this region was ruled by Yadu, the son of King Yayati. Historically during Mahabharat Era, this region was under the reign of Chedi King Shishupal. King Yadav Krishna later established Yadav rule in this area. During Mahajanapada period Chedi had prominent position. Later this area came under Chandels. Later on royal rajput rajawat' defeated Chandels and brought Bhind under Chauhan Dynasty. The State of Madhya Bharat was formally inaugurated by Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India, on 28 May 1948 at Gwalior. Scindia and Holkar were sworn in as the Rajpramukh and Up-Rajpramukh, respectively. It was decided to divide the Union into six districts and Bhind was one among them. As a result of reorganization of states Madhya Bharat was added to Madhya Pradesh state 1 November 1956.

Mythology and history[edit]

  • Ganesh mandir is an ancient Ganesh temple built at the ghats of Gauri pond.
  • Dandraua Hanuman Mandir is an ancient Hanuman mandir. People are called Dr. Hanuman and situated at Mehgaon tesil.
  • Vankhandeshwar mandir is an ancient Shivalaya built by Prithviraj Chauhan.
  • Naarada (Lahar) is the place where mythological divine saint Maharshi Narada prayed.
  • Maharshi Bhindee Bhind was the ground of Maharshi Bhindee's dacoit life.
  • Pandari is a village in Bhind Tehsil, where Pandavas took refuge during Agyatvas period of their banishment. Pandari is originated from the word Pandav Vati.
  • Lavan is village in Bhind Tehsil, birth place of "Vishnudas", who was the predecessor to Tulsidas for Ram Katha (Story of Rama), he was also named "Sahajnath".
  • Bhawani Gauri Sarover is a pond built at Bhind town by Pritivi Raj Chauhan.
  • Machhand is a village in Mihona Tehsil, noted as the place of penance of Machhendranath, the Guru of Guru Gorakhnath.
  • Bijpuri is a village in Bhind Tehsil, renowned for the Samadhi of Sage Gwalav, after which Gopachal fort came to be known as Gwalior Fort.
  • Boreshwar is a temple in Ater Tehsil at Dulhagan village and contains an ancient Shiva temple.
  • Sapad-Sammana are the names of the villages on the banks of river Chambal where Mythological sage Shringi Rishi's Ashram was situated. Shringi Rishi performed 'Putreshti Yagya' for king Dasharath.
  • Alampur is a town known for the ancient Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar built in 1766.
  • Mehoni village was the capital of Bundelkhand during 10th-13th century known as Veerghar ruled by King Veerpal Bundela.
  • Chilonga Village is situated on the bank of Chambal River, and is notable for the residential town of Bhadauria (Clan Of Ancient Ruler Rajput Of Bhind and other area of Chambal) and for Shala Wale BaBa's Ashram.
  • Pidora is a small village near Bhind notable for the contributions of Shri Aasharam Chaudhary (Motebaba) and Shri Rajaram Samadhiya to a school, hospital, post office and other developments in the village.
  • Andor is a village near to Chheemaka village.
  • Andori village 50% young man in Indian army.[clarification needed]
  • Ater Fort Ater mein Bhadawar Maharaj Ka kila Hai.[clarification needed]
  • Ratan gard
  • Barhad is the name derived from many Bnayan tree in this place. There is also a Vishnu Mandir which is more than 500 years old.
  • Sage parashurama was born near Bhind.
  • Bhatmaspura village has an ancient temple of iksha purna hanuman ji and shivji ,gadaiya bali kamna purna durga two largest pond also situated near those temple.

Ravines (Hindi-बीहड़)[edit]

This region is identified by rest of India by its extensive ravines. The ravines created by gully erosion, are heavily under soil loss. The Government of Madhya Pradesh has tried to check this soil erosion and expansion of ravines by the means of watershed development and by aerial-seeding for plants like Prosopis, Acacia, and Jatropha in the ravines. But the rugged terrain is still stubborn. Once a dacoit sanctuary, these ravines now play host to tourists with a flavour for adventure.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Bhind District has a population of 1,703,562,[2] roughly equal to the nation of [[The Gambia]][3] or the US state of Nebraska.[4] This gives it a ranking of 286th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 382 inhabitants per square kilometre (990 /sq mi).[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.25%.[2] Bhind has a sex ratio of 838 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 76.59%.[2]

Notable Personalities[edit]

1. Paan Singh Tomar:Born in the village of Bhidosa near Porsa, a small city in the Morena district , he was and Indian soldier ,athlete and Chambal Valley dacoit .A popular hindi movie Paan Singh Tomar (film) was made based on his life . He shot dead in 1983.

2. Shri Vimit Kumar Gupta, Defence Scientist at DRDO Gwalior

2. Shri Vijay Gautam, officer of Indian Engineering Services (UPSC batch - 2009), presently serving as ex-officio Under Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Railways. He is alumni of Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal (an Institute of National Importance). He is B.Tech in Electrical Engineering. His primary and secondary education is done in Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Alampur.

Visitor destinations[edit]

Chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar, Alampur[edit]

Maharani Ahilya Bai Holkar built the chhatri of Malhar Rao Holkar at Alampur in Bhind district in 1766 A.D. It is marked by beautiful carvings. Built on the pattern of the chhatris of Holkar rulers at Indore, the chhatri is well known for its outstanding carving of floral and leaf patterns. The Maratha style chhatri represents a beautiful blend of shikhar dome and arch, on which Kalash has been made in a very attractive manner. The first storey of the chhatri is a pillared hall decorated with fascinating paintings.

Shri Rawatpura Dham[edit]

The noted temple of Hindu Lord Hanuman is situated at Lahar tehsil of Bhind. This place is known as Rawatpura Dham. This place is very beautiful, natural, and peaceful. This place is under in Lahar tahseel and Lahar is the too beautiful place which is related to mahabharta and related to pandav story this story is true and its get the othority of Hindu relisions.

Fort of Ater[edit]

The Fort of Ater is located near Ater town, 35 km from Bhind and 40 Km from Porsa. It was built by the Bhadauria kings Badan Singh, Maha Singh and Bakhat Singh in 1664-1668. The fort is situated on the banks of the Chambal River. There is a noted Kali temple situated at Maghera village in Ater tehsil, 15 km from Ater fort was built by Puruvanshi samaj in 1681.

Ater Fort

Jain temples[edit]

The temple of Lord Mahavira is situated at Barason in Mehgaon tehsil. In Jain tradition, it is among the Atishaya kshetra, i.e. a place where lord Mahavira visited during his journey after getting Kaivalya (Ultimate Realization) and some miraculous things took place. This holy place is situated 14 km from Bhind town. Other Atishaya kshetra are Jain temple of Lord Nemi Nath at Pavai near Bhind town and Lord Parswa Nath at Barahi, which is 20 km from Bhind at the Bhind-Etawah district border on the bank of the Chambal.An ancient holy place called "Digambar jain PARASNATH JINALAYA" situated in village Simar Biragma,about 20 Km from Bhind and approx 6 km from Atishaya kshetra Barason. There are approximately 60 Jain temples in Bhind town itself.

Mata Renuka Temple[edit]

An ancient temple is situated at Jamdara village in Gohad tehsil, 45 km from Bhind, which was thought to be built by the mythological sage Parashurama.

Narad Dev Temple[edit]

An ancient temple of God Narad Dev is situated on the banks of the Kali Sindh. we can reach there by Lahaar Madori road . we reached madori then go to Narad Dev temple, 1 k.m. ahed.

National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary[edit]

National Chambal (Gharial) Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on the Chambal River, and is known for its crocodiles, ghariyals, Ganges Dolphins, and numerous migratory birds. A boat cruise is organised by local forest officials. The sanctuary is 22 kilometres (14 mi) from Bhind town.

Gohad Fort[edit]

This fort at Gohad was built by the Jat king Maha Singh in the 16th century. Currently government offices are situated in its premises.

Sun Temple[edit]

The Sun temple is situated 42 kilometres (26 mi) from Bhind at Balaji near Mihona Tehsil. Also known as Balaji Temple and Mihona is good town.

Ancient Dandraua Temple[edit]

This is a temple to the Hindu God Hanuman, believed to possess curing powers. This temple attracts many devotees every Tuesday and Saturday. Another Panchmukhi Hanuman mandir in Heerapura 10 KM from Lahar.

Jamana Wale Hanuman Ji[edit]

This is a noted temple Hanuman Ji (Bajrang Bali).

Malanpur[edit]

This fast growing modern industrial area in Bhind District near Gwalior in Gohad tehsil, 65 km from Bhind town, has many industries, including modern automobile, bicycle, soaps and detergents, electronics, food and dairy products.


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://planningcommission.nic.in/reports/sereport/ser/bndel/stdy_bndel.pdf
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est." 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nebraska 1,826,341" 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°33′51″N 78°47′18″E / 26.5642°N 78.7883°E / 26.5642; 78.7883