Devendranagar

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Devendranagar
Devendra nagar
city
Devendranagar is located in Madhya Pradesh
Devendranagar
Devendranagar
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°36′57″N 80°22′45″E / 24.61583°N 80.37917°E / 24.61583; 80.37917Coordinates: 24°36′57″N 80°22′45″E / 24.61583°N 80.37917°E / 24.61583; 80.37917
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Panna
Elevation 352 m (1,155 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,041
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Devendranagar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Panna district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Earlier before the merger it was part of Erstwhile Princely State of Ajaigarh.

Devendranagar is known for its annual curry festival in which children dress as Hindu deities and visit poor people to give them curry.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Devendranagar had a population of 11,411. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Devendranagar has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69% and, female literacy is 52%. In Devendranagar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples[edit]

Devendranagar is also known for its Jain temple, which is named Shri Chandra Prabhu Digambar Jain Mandir. It has many idols, but the main idol is of 8th Jain teerthankar Lord Chandraprabh Ji. Recently a magnificent and more than 1000-year-old idol of 23rd teerthankar Lord Parshvanath Ji has been established here after the famous Jain ritual of Panch Kalyanak Pratishtha Mahotsava.

Education[edit]

A town is the popular center of education (Government Boys Higher Secondary, Zero Model High School,Sarswati Higher Seconadry),Anjana Gayatri School .Although it is a very small town even in every year students of this town selected in PSC IAS MBBS B.E. etc. Students of this small town get position in state merit.

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.