Kukshi

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Working Kukshi is located in Madhya Pradesh
Working Kukshi
Working Kukshi
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°12′N 74°45′E / 22.2°N 74.75°E / 22.2; 74.75Coordinates: 22°12′N 74°45′E / 22.2°N 74.75°E / 22.2; 74.75
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Dhar
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 24,313
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Kukshi is a town and a nagar panchayat in Dhar district in the southwestern Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It is the administrative headquarters of Kukshi tehsil of the district.

Geography[edit]

Kukshi is a part of the Nimar (Nemar) region of Madhya Pradesh. It is 350 km from Bhopal and 170 km from Indore. It lies west of the Narmada River valley and south of the Vindhyas. Kukshi is the biggest tehsil of the Dhar district. It is surrounded by the districts of Dhar to the north, Khargone (West Nimar) to the northeast, Barwani to the southeast, and Alirajpur and Jhabua to the west.

Kukshi has a subtropical climate, which is made up of a hot, dry summer (April–June) followed by monsoon season (July–September), and a cool, dry winter. The average rainfall is about 45 inches per year. The temperature varies from around 10 °C in the winter to 45 °C in the summer.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Kukshi had a population of 37,482. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kukshi has an average literacy rate of 79.9%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86.9%, and female literacy is 72.8%. In Kukshi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Kukshi is inhabited by people of different communities and religions. Being nearest to the Maharashtra, Gujrat and Rajashthan borders you will find inhabitants from these states, too. They are the people either in government jobs or in business. Most of the population is dependent upon farming And Trading.

Economy[edit]

Kukshi is one of the biggest towns of the Dhar district And Business Hub Of Dhar District. It falls in the Maharashtra cotton belt providing very good business opportunities. Cotton produced in Kukshi tehsil and its villages are of international quality, having long, fine threads. The market is flourishing and changing the face of the town very quickly. Kukshi also provides a trading opportunity to Bhils who live in the surrounding areas to come for their shopping needs. The main businesses in town are jewellery, cloth, steel utensils, cement factories, tile factories, torch accumulator and torch factories, cement pipes, electric poles and cement barricade factory, Bagh printing on clothes and shops.

Education[edit]

1- Govt. Boyes Higher Secondary School

2- govt. Girls Higher Secondary School

3- Galaxy Computers (8349) Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication

4 Aisect Computer Education Centre Bhairav Nagar Kukshi

5.Thakkar Education Point & Cyber Cafe Gaytri Colony Near MPEB Office Kukshi,

6. Datahari Public School Kukshi

Culture[edit]

The residents of Kukshi belong to a variety of religions. Religious places are located in almost every part of city. Some of the famous and most-visited temples are:

  1. Swaminarayan Mandir
  2. Gayatri Mandir
  3. Kshatriya Sirvi Samaj Aai Mata Ji Mandir
  4. Satyanarayan Mandir
  5. Datahari Mandir
  6. Hanuman Mandir
  7. Lakxmi Mandir
  8. Swaminarayan Mandir
  9. Ganesh Mandir
  10. Jain temples
  11. Sitalamata Temple
  12. Ram Mandir
  13. Satyanarayan Mandir
  14. Ranchodray(Khak-Chok) Mandir
  15. Sarkari Mandir, datahari chok

Of these, Sarkari Mandir temple is presumed to be a very old temple and Datahari Mandir also.Its name, data+hari, indicates that this temple was built to show unity among peoples of two important religious groups then: Hindus and Muslims. Gayatri Mandir is considered as a very pleasant location in city as the temple is on an island in a pond accessed by a bridge. It is a landmark for Kukshi & a very pleasant hangout point in evening. There are four mosques in Kukshi. 3 of them belongs to Ahle Islam Sunnat Wal Jamat and 1 belongs to Tabligi Jamaat, the Badpura Masjid is biggest of all. Peere Tariqat Hazrat Hafizo Qari Alhaaj Mohammed Ashfaque Ashrafi Is Imaam Of Badpura Masjid, the Baaleshah Data's Dargaah is the symbol of religious belief for the followers of all religions.

Food[edit]

Delicious Aaloobada, Mirchibadd, Samosa, Kachori, Poha And Jalebi are Kukshi's typical breakfast.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The neighbourhoods (Mohallas) were considered as a block for a particular community in early days. Kukshi is composed of many neighbourhoods such as Sirvi mohalla, Porwal mohalla, Jain Mohalla, Patidar Mohalla, Bohra Mohalla, Saifiya Marg, Magalwariya Road, Patel Marg, Badpura Mohalla, Subhash Marg, Islampura, Baharpura, Anand Ganj Mandi, Gayatri Colony,Avni Nagar, Jobat Colony, Bhairav Nagar, Soni Mohalla, Mangalwariya, Joshi Mohalla, Bohra Mohalla, Mankar Mohalla and Annapurna Colony, ajad colony, lakshmi colony.

Corporate[edit]

There are more than 50 corporations there. SANS Technologies. Daybiz assurance Pvt. Ltd. Infobazaar.in Kukshionline.com Choksi Jewellers, 4.M.G Road kukshi

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.