Raghogarh-Vijaypur

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Raghogarh-Vijaypur
Ragogarh
Town
Raghogarh-Vijaypur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Raghogarh-Vijaypur
Raghogarh-Vijaypur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°26′39″N 77°11′55″E / 24.44417°N 77.19861°E / 24.44417; 77.19861
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Guna
Founded by Hindupat Raja Lal Singhji
Government
 • Member Of Parliament Mr. Rodmal Nagar , BJP
 • Member Of Assembly Mr. Jaiwardhan Singh (son of Digvijay Singh), INC
 • Mayor Mr. Adityavikram Singh (son of Lakshman Singh), INC
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 62,163
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 473226
Telephone code 91-7544
Vehicle registration MP-08

Raghogarh-Vijaypur is a municipality and Raghogarh a town in Guna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

History[edit]

Hindupat Dynasty[edit]

House of Raghogarh - KHEECHIWARA State - Madhya Pradesh Dynasty - Khichi Chauhan Religion - Hindu Population - 16,920 (1892)

  • Hindupat Raja Lal Singhji (1673- 97 A.D.)- The Founder of the State of Raghogarh

Raja Lal Singhji usually resided in Jharkon in Ahirwara in Pargana Balabhent where he happened to discover a 'saptdhat' image of Ram (Raghoji) on the top of a hill. He established this image in the fort palace of Raghogarh which he has founded in V. 1734-1677 A.D. (Magh Sudi 5) on an elevation in the village of Kotda.

Gugor Fort - Chhabra Gugor As Gugor was always in imminent danger of being invaded by the Hadas from Baran, the Kheechi rulers had been on the lookout for a more suitable and central place to make it their third capital after they had ruled from Gugor for a period of 400 years. With the transfer of the capital to Raghogarh, Gugor was added to the Thikana of Chhabra which came to be called Chhabra Gugor, as it is known at present.

Lal Singhji was a brave warrior and built mansions and temples, dug tanks and baories and laid garden. He gave land to temples. Lal Singhji was the son of Raja Garibdas. Amongst his three brothers one got the thikana of Bhamawad, he is ancestor of the Rajas of Garha-Jamner, the second one got Maksudangarh, a branch of Raghogarh and Ajab Singh got Guna.

  • Raja Naman Pratap Singh -(1697-1726 A.D.) 2nd Raja of Raghogarh

He had great relations with Jai Singh Kachhawaha of Amber (Jaipur) and Maharana Sangram Singh II of the house of Sisodias. He built temples, tanks, baolies and repaired the fortress of Aron Jharkon and Chanchoda. He has constructed the greater portion of Raghogarh fort palace.

He was the lover of learning and patronized music and painting. He got a copy of Prithviraj Raso transcribed as early as 1708 A.D. and a set of his own portraits in different aspects preserved in the archives of Raghogarh, besides paintings on subject of Rag-Ragini, Bara masa and frescoes of Ramayana and Mahabharata on the walls of Charbhujaji Temple in Dhirpur village. These rare specimens of the Raghogarh School of Malwa Paintings still await the attention of connoisseurs of art.

Dheeraj Singhji was charitable and generous towards Bhats, Bairagis, Brahmanas and Charans etc. He died in war. His memorial at Bajrangarh fortress is worshipped till today as that of a Sidh. Bajrangarh Fortress (Jharkon)

  • Raja Gaj Singh (1726–29), 3rd Raja of Raghogarh - The eldest son of Dheeraj Singhji.
  • Raja Vikramaditya I ( 1730–44), 4th Raja of Raghogarh - he annexed Chhabra Gugor. His brave son Balbhadra Singh I put down the Rajput combination of Jagat Singh (Udaipur), Durjansal (Kota), Umaid Singh (Bundi) and Jagat Singh Rawat (Rajgarh) single handedly. His mother Rani Anup kunwar Gaudji was equally brave and fought against the Nawab of Bhopal.
  • Raja Balbhadra Singh I (1744–70) - 5th Raja of Raghogarh - He openly stood to oppose Marathas. Married and had issue

• Raja Balwant Singh • Raja Budh Singh, he was granted a tract of land by his brother in 1776, which later became the state of Maksudangarh, married and had issue. He died in 1795.

  • Raja Balwant Singh (1770–97) - 6th Raja of Raghogarh married and had issue Raja Jai Singh.
  • Hindupat Raja Jai Singh (1797-1818) - 7th Raja of Raghogarh He was 17 years old at the time of his installation in 1797. The exploits of Jai Singh have inspired heroic poetry. He was a far more famous warrior than his father Balbhadra Singh. In the words of James Tod -"The late celebrated Kheechi leader Jai Singh never took the field without the god before him. Victory of Bajrang was the signal for the charge so dreaded by the Marathas and often had the deity been sprinkled with his blood and that of the foe. He caused three images of the god to be chiseled and established in Bajrangarh, Raghogarh fort and town. Indeed this worship of Bajrang was terror to the Marathas".

During his last illness like Maharana Pratap in the care of Kunwar Amar Singh, Hindupat gave his sword and lance to Dhonkal Singh Kheechi to continue his ancestral family warfare and told him he would join him soon on his recovery. But, alas! His recovery never came. He was proud to call himself "Hindupat" and rightly so not only because his ancestors had held this title for the last 400 years from the Maharana for whom he had fought with his contingent but also because a foreign power like that of the British addressed him and his descendents as "Hindupat".

  • Raja Ajit Singh - (1818–56) - 8th Raja of Raghogarh He patronized pundits and poets and very versed in music and poetry. He supported Nana Saheb Peshwa, Tatiya Toppe and Shahdat Khan of Indore.
  • Raja Jai Mandal Singh (1856-1900) - 9th Raja of Raghogarh Born 1821, succeeded 1856, married, Rajkumari Anand Kumari daughter of Raja Udai Singhji of Banera, and his wife, Rani Jhalji and had issue.

• Raja Vikramjit Singh • Rajkumari (name unknown), married 1875, the Raja of Sheopur - Baroda

He was quite hostile in the mutiny of 1857. On occasion of Dushehra 20 -22 goats were being sacrificed in Raghogarh, which was stopped by him. He had a versatile interest in Chemistry, Ayurveda, Astronomy, horse riding, spiritual pursuits, athletics and yoga.

  • Raja Vikramjit Singh II (1900–02) - 10th Raja of Raghogarh


  • Raja Bahadur Singh (1902–45) - 11th Raja of Raghogarh, Born 8 March 1891, succeeded 14th December 1902; married, Baijilal Krishna Kumari [Rani Krishna Kumari], daughter of Raja Akshay Singh of Banera, and his third wife, Rani Shubhra Kumari. In 1911 invited to Delhi Darbar while he was a student in Daly College Indore.
  • Raja Balbhadra Singh II (1945–67) - 12th Raja of Raghogarh, Born 1916, married Rani Aparna Kumari, died 1986, daughter of Maharaja Bahadur Chandra Mouleshwar Prasad Singh of Gidhaur. His succession was recognized in late 1948. He has received his education at Daly College Indore and was a good sports man like his father as well as a keen scholar. He obtained his post diploma from Mayo College, Ajmer and received the Viceroy's Gold Medal for all round efficiency. He was elected in 1952 as the member of Madhya Bharat Legislative Assembly from Raghogarh constituency. He besides being charitable rendered great service to the cause of Kheechi Dynasty by causing records to be collected from Malwa and Rajasthan. These records comprise of inscriptions, copper plates grants, folk songs, sanads etc. So little or nothing could be done in this direction except the publication of two booklets - 'Hindupat Vijay' and 'Kheechi Vanshawali'.
  • Raja Digvijaya Singh ( 1947 ) - present Raja Saheb of Raghogarh since 1967. (P.O. Raghogarh, Distt. Gunna - 473226, Madhya Pradesh) born 28 February 1947 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. He did his schooling from Daly College and did his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from S.G.S.I.T.S., Indore. At school he was an outstanding sportsman in cricket, hockey and football, he also was the Central India squash champion.He was President of Raghogarh Municipal Corporation in 1969. He entered politics in 1971 and was elected Member of State Legislative Assembly (M.P.) in 1977. President of M.P. Congress Committee 1984. Minister of State and later a Cabinet Minister under the M.P. Government in 1980 - 84. Elected as a Member of Parliament in 1984 and 1991. General Secretary of All India Congress Committee of Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh 1993 - 2003 (two terms). Married 11 December 1969, Rani Asha Kumari who died on 27 February 2013 in New Delhi, after a prolonged illness, daughter of Dr.Jagdev Singh of Ambatah in Himachal Pradeh, and his wife, a daughter of Raja Chattar Singh, Raja of Basantpur, and has four daughters and one son:

• Mrinalini Kumari, born 28 May 1971, married 24 April 1992 Shri Ratnakar Singh of Ramnagar-Dhameri, educated at Mayo College, Ajmer • Mandakini Kumari, born 13 February 1973, married 9th December 1993, Shri Paranjayaditya Krishnakumarsinhji, Raja of Sant. • Mradima Kumari born 29 April 1976, married 16 March 1996 Shri Ranjitsinhji of Muli. • Karnieka Kumari, born 27 April 1979, married 23rd November 2005, Shri Siddharthsinhji Chaitanyadevsinhji Jhala of Wadhwan. • Jaivardhan Singh born on 9 July 1986

Geography[edit]

Raghogarh is located at24°26′39″N 77°11′55″E It has an average elevation of 448 metres .

Raghogarh in Guna district of Madhya Pradesh is the gateway of Malwa and Chambal. It is located on the north-eastern part of Malwa Plateau. Western boundary is well defined by Parbati river. Parbati is the main river flowing along the western boundary touching Rajgarh District of Madhya Pradesh, and Jhalawarh and Kota Districts of Rajasthan.Kota is located in north and the cities Vidisha, Bhopal, and Rajgarh lie to the South.Nearest transport hub is Guna. nowadays Guna is connected with every city of state and many major cities of India by train and by road. Shri Madhav Rao Scindia lagislative before Jyotiraditya Scindia has made Guna one of the developed district in Madhya Pradesh. There are many trains running from Guna to Kolkata, Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Delhi, Amritsar, Jaipur, Ahemdabad,Mumbai etc. when he was railway minister and today Guna is one of the main station in Bhopal division.


Climate[edit]

Raghogarh has a sub-tropical climate with hot summers from late March to early July, the humid monsoon season from late June to early October, and a cool dry winter from early November to late February. Summers start in late March, and along with other cities like Nagpur and Delhi, are among the hottest in India and the world. Temperatures peak in May and June with daily averages being around 33–35 °C (93–95 °F), and end in late June with the onset of the monsoon. Raghogarh receives 970 mm (39 in) of rain every year, most of which is concentrated in the monsoon months from late June to early October. August is the wettest month with about 310 mm (12 in) of rain. Winter in Raghogarh starts in late October, and is generally very mild with daily temperatures averaging in the 14–16 °C (58–62 °F) range, and mostly dry and sunny conditions. January is the coldest month with average lows in the 5–7 °C range (40–45 °F) and occasional cold snaps that plummet temperatures to close to freezing.

Location[edit]

Raghogarh is about 180 km north of Bhopal, the capital of state of Madhya Pradesh. Although it lies in Guna district and is about 30 km from Guna town, which is the district headquarters.Near By Station Ruthiyai Junction Only Junction through we could go raghogarh

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Raghogarh-Vijaypur had a population of 62,163.

Education[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Delhi Public School,N.F.L.
  • Central School(KV),Gail
  • SRI SATHYA SAI VIDYA VIHAR, GAIL VIJAIPUR
  • Hindupat Public School,Raghogarh
  • Jai Jyoti School,JUET,AB Road,Raghogarh
  • Govt. Boys H.S. School,Raghogarh
  • Govt. Girls H.S. School,Raghogarh
  • Shanti Vidhya Mandir School,AB Road,Ruthiyai Raghogarh

Colleges[edit]

  • Govt. Degree College,Raghogarh
  • Govt. Polytechnic College,Raghogarh
  • Govt. I.T.I. ,Raghogarh
  • Hindupat Industrial Training Institute (HITI), Raghogarh
  • Hindupat Computer Training Institute (HCTI), Raghogarh


Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology (JUET) is a private engineering university (earlier known as Jaypee Institute of Engineering and Technology) located at Raghogarh, Guna, Madhya Pradesh, India. The university curriculum focuses on undergraduate and postgraduate engineering studies and research in engineering disciplines.

Jaypee University of Engineering and Technology, Raghogarh Guna was established in 2003 based on the memorandum of understanding signed between Jaiprakash Sewa Sansthan (a not-for-profit trust) and the government of Madhya Pradesh with an aim of becoming a Center of Excellence in Engineering and Technology. Government of Madhya Pradesh vide Gazette Extraordinary No. 3 of 2010 dated 29 April 2010 approved it as the first private university in the State of Madhya Praesh under the provisions of Madhya Pradesh Niji Vishwavidyalaya Adhiniyam 2007. This was formally assented by His Excellency the Governor of Madhya Pradesh on 10 August 2010 for the establishment of Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology (JUET), Raghogarh, Guna (M.P.), vide Act No. 23 of 2010 published in Madhya Pradesh Gazette (Extraordinary) Notification Srl. No. 420 dated 13 August 2010. JUET was approved by the University Grants Commission under section 2(f) of the UGC Act 1956.

United Nations Listing[edit]

Jaypee University of Engineering & Technology,Guna has been included in the list of Universities maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU). The list is given in the following URL : http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/list-heis

Parks/Recreation[edit]

  • Gopi krishna sagar Dam
  • Sanjay Sagar Dam
  • Indira Park
  • Royal Jungle Camp

Religious/Devotional Places[edit]

  • Patai Hanuman Mandir
  • Tuka Hanuman Mandir
  • Dhirajsinghji Maharaj Dheerpur
  • Ashtbhuji Mata Mandir
  • Jain Mandir Katra Mohalla
  • Fatak wale Hanuman Mandir
  • Chatri Hanuman mandir
  • Saibaba Mandir Sada Colony
  • Bada Shivalay
  • Sankatmonan Hanuman Mandir Awan
  • Panchmukhi Hanuman Mandir A.B.Road Ruthiyai

Main Festivals[edit]

All national festivals, Holi, Diwali, Mahashivratri, Shri Krishna Janmashtami, Ramnavami, Makara Sankranti, Eid-ul-Fitr, Christmas, Rakshabandhan, Mahavir jayanti, Hanuman jayanti, Buddha Poornima,Guru Nanak Jayanti, Sant Ravidas and Ghasiram Jayanti and other local ones such as Nag-Panchmi, Shreenath Mahadji Maharaj Punyatithi, Gangaur, Teej, Gudi Padwa (Marathi New Year), Navratri, Durga Puja are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. Last decade has seen a rise in the celebration of events. Raghogarh also celebrates Rang Panchami quite differently. This festival is celebrated five days after Dulendi or Holi. This is also celebrated like Dulendi, but colours are mixed with water and then either sprinkled or poured on others.

Durga Puja

A Glimpse of Bengal can be seen in the City of Raghogarh-Vijaipur .During the Durga puja celebrations several cultural events are organized and is celebrated on a large scale. Thousands of people daily visits the puja pandal to get the blessings of Goddess Durga. Makar Sankranti is a 'Kite Festival' on 14 January each year, where people fly kites and compete to cut each other's kites in the sky.

Hotels and Restaurants[edit]

  • Metro Resort
  • Prem Annapurna Hotel
  • Prakash Hotel
  • Chorsiya Dhaba

Industries[edit]

Though Raghogarh is very small nondescript town, it is still an important industrial centre. Some of the major industries are:

  • National Fertilizers Limited, Vijaipur
  • Gas Authority of India Limited, Vijaipur
  • Sugar Factory, Narayanpura
  • IOCL Bottling Plant,Vijaipur

Famous People[edit]

Political Importance[edit]

Raghogarh plays a very important role in state elections. Two-time Chief Minister of M.P., Digvijaya Singh (born 1947), politician (Diggi Raja), is from Raghogarh.

Raghogarh Constituency[edit]

Raghogarh Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 230 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.[2] This constituency came into existence in 1951, as one of the 79 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of the erstwhile Madhya Bharat state.

Raghogarh (constituency number 31) is one of the four Vidhan Sabha constituencies located in Guna district. This constituency covers parts of Raghogarh and Aron tehsils.[3]

Raghogarh is part of Rajgarh Lok Sabha constituency along with seven other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely, Chachoura in this district, Narsinghgarh, Biaora, Rajgarh, Khilchipur and Sarangpur in Rajgarh district and Susner in Shajapur district.[3]


Transportational Problems and Connectivity[edit]

Raghogarh has a poor transport facility. It is not connected to main cities of the state as well as to the cities around India by Railways and Roadways.

Raghogarh is flag station lies in WCR.Ruthiyai is the nearest major junction station which is located under municipality. Ruthiyai is 15k.m. away from the town. Other important main transportation hub is Guna. Ruthiyai is the part of Kota-Bina and Maksi-Etawa railway section of Western Central Railway. One can reach Raghogarh by airways too, the nearest airport to Raghogarh is Bhopal Airport , Indore Airport and Gwalior Airport. Raghogarh is situated by the major district roads (MDR). It is Well connected with Guna,Aron and Maksudangarh.Ruthiyai is situated on the Western-Central Railway 's broad gauge line of the Kota-Bina Section and Maksi-Etawa Section. Recently The trains are available for Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodra, Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Ajmer, Kolkata, Delhi, Dehradoon, Jhansi, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Darbhangga, Mujjafarpur,Durg, Bilaspur, Sagar, Ujjain.

Raghogarh is well connected by road from Indore, Bhopal and Gwalior. The NH-3 Agra Bombay highway is just 3 km and NH-12 J.J. ROAD is 65 km from Raghogarh .

Railway Time Table

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  2. ^ "District/Assembly List". Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh website. Retrieved 3 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008". The Election Commission of India. pp. 226, 250.