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Bodhan is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 18°40′N 77°54′E / 18.67°N 77.9°E / 18.67; 77.9Coordinates: 18°40′N 77°54′E / 18.67°N 77.9°E / 18.67; 77.9
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Nizamabad
Elevation 357 m (1,171 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 71,355
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503180,503185
Telephone code 08467
Vehicle registration AP25

Bodhan is a town of Nizamabad district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Bodhan is primarily known for the Nizam Sugar Factory and some historical sites.[citation needed]

Bodhan is divided into three areas: Bodhan, Rakasipet and Shakkarnagar.


Bodhan is located in Nizamabad district of TELANGANA and is about 28 km from Nizamabad town. Bodhan is constellated with many ancient constructions and is a commercial and industrial center. A big reservoir called Belal is located here which is natural scenery and attracts tourist. The reservoir was named after the follower of prophet of Islam, Hazrat Bilal.

Bodhan was previously known as Eka Chakrapuram.Assaka (Sanskrit: अश्मक, Aśmaka Pali: Assaka), was one of ancient Indian regions (700–300 BCE). It is one of the solasa (sixteen) mahajanapadas in the 6th century BCE, mentioned in the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya.

The region was located on the banks of the Godavari river, between the rivers Godavari and Manjira. It was the only Mahajanapada situated to the south of the Vindhya Range, and was in Dakshinapatha. It corresponds to districts Nizamabad and parts of Adilabad, Nanded and Yavatmal in current-day India. The capital of Ashmaka was Paudanyapura, the Prakrit name of Bahudhanyapura meaning "city of many grains", identified as present day Bodhan.

The capital is variously called Potali, Potana or Podana, which now lies in the Nandura Tehsil.

Places of Interest 1. Sri Renuka Ellamma Devi Temple (Nearly 1200 Years Old); The Presiding Diety of Bodhan 3. 100 Pillars Temple ( Ram Temple - ruins ) build in 8th century; 4. Sri Chakreshwar Mahadev; Largest Shiva Linga in the region , whole temple was escavated under a foot hill) 5. Sri Bhim Mandir (Known in the Local Language As Bheemudi Gutta); 6. Sri Ayyappa Swami Temple (Located In the premises of Bhim Mandir); 7. Karthikeshwar Mahadev; 8. Haridra Teerth (Known as Haldi Vol in Local Language was the Birth Place of the presiding deity); 9. Hanuman Temple in Ootpally Village; 10. Pandutal Lake (Shiv Mandir)Bodhan 11. Nizam Sugar Factory and many more..

Dhargha is a holy name of Hazrat Syed saha Jalal bhukari, where every year the devotees from the district came to view the its urs.There are many different types of religions live together, people from the village and surrounding bodhan vegetables and fruits and sell goods, go to the market today,Darul-ul-Uloom Raza E Mustafa for Sunni Muslims are the most magnificent Quran for Muslim children's education.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Bodhan had a population of 71,355. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Bodhan has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 66% and female literacy of 53%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  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. 

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