Lakhnadon

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Lakhnadon
city
Lakhnadon is located in Madhya Pradesh
Lakhnadon
Lakhnadon
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°36′N 79°36′E / 22.6°N 79.6°E / 22.6; 79.6Coordinates: 22°36′N 79°36′E / 22.6°N 79.6°E / 22.6; 79.6
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Seoni
Elevation 607 m (1,991 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,000
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 07690

Lakhnadon is a town and a nagar panchayat in Seoni district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, and the headquarters of lakhnadon janpad and tahsil. It is best-known for its sagon woods, which are exported, and tobacco leaves (tendu patta). It is one of the oldest tehsils of Madhya Pradesh. It is the second biggest town in Seoni district.

History[edit]

The town is said to be named after a former[when?] ruler, Raja Lakhan Kunwar. There is a belief among the locals that there is a palace of Kunwar inside Ranital lake, and its peak can be seen during the summer season, when the water level declines.

Geography[edit]

Lakhnadon is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 607 metres (1991 feet). It is just a little far from the geographical centre of the Indian sub-continent. It lies in the southwest of Jabalpur and north of Seoni and also neighbours Narsinghpur by its west.[4] It is surrounded by sagon and tendu trees that cover the town from all sides. [5]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Lakhnadon had a population of 14,343. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Lakhnadon has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 64%. In Lakhnadon, 14% of the population is under six years of age.

Healthcare[edit]

The Lakhnadon Christian Hospital was started by the Christian missionary surgeon Dr. D. M. Mac Donald from Scotland, to provide necessary medical care to the nearby villages and the needy population of the area.

Tourism[edit]

The tourist attractions in and around Lakhnadon include the Gaytri Shaktipeeth, Nehru park, Siddhbaba Ranital, Chilachond dam, and Banjari temple. Ram Mandir and Hanuman Mandir are two of the oldest temples of Lakhnadon which were renovated by Pt Ram Shanker Shukla. Meditation stones are kept in both the temples in memory of Pt Ram Shanker Shukla. Pt Ram Shanker Shukla laid the foundation of Radha Krishna temple, but died on 22 November 2002, before it was completed. Mathghogra, is also an important place of interest for forest tourism approx.5 KM from lakhnadon toward tola village. Math Ghogra is a popular for shiva temple located inside a dark cave surrounded by a small waterfall and holy pond. People believes that taking holy dip in Math ghogra's pond has spiritual significance.

Golhani(Surname)[edit]

A hindu family surname belongs to teli or sahu community, what is called as Golhani. Golhanies are majorly lived in Lakhnadon and surrounded areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Lakhnadon
  2. ^ "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.