Bhadravati, Maharashtra

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Bhadravati
भद्रावती
Bhandak
city
Bhadravati is located in Maharashtra
Bhadravati
Bhadravati
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°6′35″N 79°7′12″E / 20.10972°N 79.12000°E / 20.10972; 79.12000Coordinates: 20°6′35″N 79°7′12″E / 20.10972°N 79.12000°E / 20.10972; 79.12000
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Chandrapur
Population (2001)
 • Total 56,679
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442902
Telephone code +91 07175
ISO 3166 code IN-MH
Vehicle registration MH 34
Website maharashtra.gov.in

Bhadravati (formerly Bhandak) is a city and a municipal council in Chandrapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It lies 26 km from Chandrapur city. It has an ordnance factory and several open-cast coal mines.

History[edit]

Gavrala, a small hamlet near Bhadravati, has been excavated by the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology, Nagpur during 2006–07. They have unearthed fortifications of the Vakataka period.

Religion[edit]

Bhadranag Mandir[edit]

The city has an ancient temple of Bhadranag a form of Lord Shiva, popularly known as Nagoba Mandir or Nag Mandir. It is visited by a large number of devotees on Mahashivratri and Nag-Panchami. This temple gives the city its name of Bhadravati.

Jain Mandir[edit]

There is Jain temple dedicated to 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parshvanath known as Kesariyaji Parshvanath located in Bhadravati. The temple belongs to Shwetamber sect of Jain religion.

There is also a Ganesh temple at Gavrala and its architecture and archaeological remains refers the art of late ancient historic period. There are 2000 years old Buddhist caves in Vijasan Tekdi at Vijasan village. These caves have hosted International Buddha Dhamma conventions. Several leaders and Monks of Buddha Dhamma from all over the world have represented at the convention.

Economy[edit]

Ordnance Factory is a major employer. This area is surrounded by open cast coal mines. There are mines at Majri, Chargaon, New Kunada, Telvasa, Dhorwasa, Baranj. Bhadravati also has a market place (composed of grain and grocery stores, cloths and general shops, households appliances, specialized hospitals, medical stores, good hotels, etc.) serving the localities and nearby villages.

Transport[edit]

The city is served by a MSRTC Bus Stand and Bhandak Railway Station. As the city is located on MH MSH 264, it has good transport facility.

Education[edit]

Bhadravati has below education facilities.

  • Shri Sai College of Engineering and Technology.
  • Dr. Ambedkar Memorial High School
  • N.S. College of Science
  • Fairyland school
  • Vivekanand College
  • Z.P. High School
  • Lokmanya Tilak School
  • St Anne's High School
  • Ordnance Factory High School (OFHS)
  • K.V.O.F.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bhadravati had a population of 56,679. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Bhadravati has an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 84% and female literacy of 73%. 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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.