|Elevation||464 m (1,522 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Shahdol is a city in Shahdol district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Shahdol District. Shahdol is also the 10th Division of Madhya Pradesh state, including shahdol, anuppur, umaria, and dindori district. Shahdol district has been blessed with lush green forests, natural wealth of Coal, Minerals and with primitive Tribal population.There is a Virateshwar temple of Lord Shiv in Sohagpur Baan Ganga. Kalchuri King Maharaja Yuvraj Deva had got it built between 950 and 1050 AD to present it to the Acharya of Golkaki Math.District Shahdol is predominantly hilly district. It is picturesque with certain pockets and belt of SAL and mixed forests. Total Geographical area of the district is 5671 km2. Adjacents to the District Shahdol are the boarding districts Dindori, Satna, Sidhi, Umaria, Anuppur and Rewa.
As of 2011[update] India census, Shahdol had a population of 100565. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shahdol has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 72%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
- Ram Kishore Shukla Former Speaker, Dy Speaker, Cabinet Minister Government of M.P.
Monuments of Shahdol
Kalcuri established in the districts of Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) of IX in the 13th century. Study of the finest example of Kalcuri Art be alive in Singhpur, 15KM from Shahdol district. Art is alive in Panchamatha temple (10th century) which now forms the entrance to the temple of modern Panchamatha. At the center of the lintel: God Vishnu on Garuda. The figurations of Ganga and Yamuna surrounded by characters in their wake. singhpur is also famous for one of the oldest temple of maa kankali devi. There are seven temple of durga in India of kalchuri art, kankali devi temple is seventh one. there is god ganeshstatue as well. devotees from every part of country visit to temple to have the blessing of maa kali. At the time of ramnavmi in march- April and durganavmispiritual fair is organized.
Shahdol have so many good schools like kendriya vidyalaya, gyanodaya vidyalaya nehru higher secondary, St. Jude's Christian Mission school, G.S. Convent School, Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Govt. Raghuraj Higher Secondary School etc. There is a Polytechnic College, ITI, A Girls Degree College for women’s and Govt. Pt. Sambhunath Shukla College for both boys and girls.
Shahdol have a Kali Mandir in railway colony, which is made near about 1930 by a group of some Bengali railway employees which is a very famous temple amongst the people of shahdol and nearest towns.
Shahdol is a mix cultural town, there are so many temples made by different societies, like Kali Mandir By Bengali Samiti, Kali mandir by Milan Samiti (Part of the old Bengali samiti), Jagannath Temple by Orria Samiti, Gurudwara by Panjabi samiti and sindhi and Jain mandir by jainies and Lord Buddha mandir by Buddhist. Shahdol is a real India Town where You can find every kind of cultural activities of different societies of The Indian states.
Climate and Rain
The climate of the district is moderate. It rains from June to October in the district. The temperature remains the highest in the month of June and the Lowest in the Month of January. The maximum and minimum temperature of the district remains 46oC and -1oC respectively.
Sal, Amla, Teak, Sarai and Shisham are the main trees found in this district. The flower of Mahua and Guli provide edible oil. Mahua flower is mostly used for making wine by tribal people.
Mines and Minerals
There are a number of Coal mines in the district and Coal is found from the southern part of the district. Besides this, there are Mines of Fire-Clay, Red & Yellow ochers and marbles.
According to the 1998 Survey, there are 116 industries (Large Scale & Small Scale) in the whole district. The famous Orient Paper Mill is situated in Amlai. Small Scale industries of Polothene and Baskets of Bamboo are also run in the district.
Central University Location About 85 K.M.
Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak
An Act was passed in Indian parliament which was published in the Gazette of India, Part II, section I, on 20 December 2007 by the virtue of which Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Act, 52, 2007. The then M.H.R.D. minister, Shri Arjun Singh laid the foundation stone on 19 April 2008 at Amarkantak. The government of India 7 July 2008, circulated the order of appointment of the founder vice-chancellor of the university. In compliance of this order, Prof. Chandra Deo Singh took the post on 08.07.2008. It is fully granted by the government of India, through University Grant Commission. Different from other universities, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak will have its regional campuses in tribal-dominated states. These campuses will be in tribal areas so that tribal students can have easy access to higher education and promote themselves and their interests so that they can occupy a remarkable place in the mainstream of society. The regional campuses will preserve the tribal art, culture, and traditional medicinal knowledge of the tribes and have been entrusted with the task of using it for the benefit of all. The tribal people are rich in cultural heritage and skill of art and craft, but they are marginalised in respect to higher education as well as in other walks of life. Now in the present age of globalisation the world has shrunk into a village as the society has advanced in technology. But the tribes, who are the custodians of Indian culture in a real sense, are far behind in this race of advancement. To rescue them from the present plight, the university has put before itself the following aims and objectives: To provide avenues of education, especially higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India. To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in tribal art, tradition, culture, language, medicinal systems, customs, forest based economic activities, flora, fauna and advancement in technologies relating to the natural resources of the tribal areas. To collaborate with national and international universities and organisations, especially for undertaking cultural studies and research on tribal communities. To formulate tribal centric development models, publish reports and monographs and to organise conferences and seminars on issues relating to tribes and to provide inputs to policy matters in different spheres. To take appropriate measures for promoting the members of tribal communities capable of managing, administering and looking after their own needs by access to higher education through a university of their own. To disseminate and advance knowledge by providing instructional and research facilities in such other branches of learning as it may deem fit. To take appropriate measures for promoting innovations in teaching learning process in inter-disciplinary studies and researches and to pay special attention to the improvement of social, educational and economic conditions and welfare of the scheduled tribes within the Union of India. writing by Dr. Mohan Lal chadhar,Indira Gandhi Natational Tribal University, Amarkantak In view of the aims and objectives the major thrust will be on providing more opportunity for the tribes. However, the university is open to all. Officers of the university are Visitor Shri Pranab Mukherjee, His Excellency, President of India; chancellor Shri S.M. Jharwal (I.E.S. retd.); vice-chancellor Prof. C.D. Singh;
University Faculty 1. Faculty of Computronics 2. Faculty of Commerce and Management 3. Faculty of Law 4. Faculty of Pharmacy 5. Faculty of Science 6. Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication 7. Faculty of Social Science 8. Faculty of Tribal Studies 9. Faculty of Humanities and Philology 10. Faculty of Education University Existing Departments Faculty of Social Sciences 1.Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture & Archaeology 2.Department of Economics 3.Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology 4.Department of Geography and Regional Development 5.Department of History 6.Department of Political Science & Human Rights Faculty of Sciences 1. Department of Biotechnology 2. Department of Botany. 3.Department of Zoology 4.Department of Chemistry 6.Department of Environment Science Faculty of Computerronics Department of Computere Science Faculty of Commerce and Management 1.Department of Commerce 2.Department of Business Management 3.Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Hotel Management Faculty of Humanities and Philology 1.Department of English and Foreign Languages 2.Department of Philosophy 3.Department of Applied Psychology Faculty of Tribal Studies 1. Department of Folk History, Museology and Traditional Medicine 2. Department of Tribal Art, Folk Literature and Culture Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication 1.Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
- "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.