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This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Shahdol District.
For other uses, see Shahdol (disambiguation).
temple-virat, shahdol   Shahdol railway station
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Shahdol railway station
Shahdol is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°17′N 81°21′E / 23.28°N 81.35°E / 23.28; 81.35Coordinates: 23°17′N 81°21′E / 23.28°N 81.35°E / 23.28; 81.35
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shahdol
Elevation 464 m (1,522 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 86,681
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 India census,[2] 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.

Notable people[edit]

Monuments of Shahdol[edit]

Kalchuri 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.

Manas Bhavan Park in Shahdol

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[edit]

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[edit]

Coal Boxcar standing on Shahdol Railway Station

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.


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  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. 

Trains from Shahdol Railway Station