|Bhawani Mandi City|
The Orange City
|Area rank||1st in jhalawar|
|Elevation||420 m (1,380 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi english|
|Time zone||[[UTC+5:30 main Chouraha = Balaji chouraha]] (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||RJ17 (Applied in jhalawar dist.)|
Bhawani Mandi railway station is divided between two states, viz. Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan. Northern part of the platform is in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh and the southern part of it is in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. It is a border town of Rajasthan. There have been many incidents where criminals took advantages of its location.
Bhawanimandi was established by Bhawani Singh in the year 1911, ruler of Jhalawar state when the railway passed through this state. The town passes through lots of development when some of the richest families of the region were invited to come and settle here. This turned the ancient garrison into a bustling town and soon it became the principal market town of the south-east region. Not only did the economy boom, Jhalawar also became the first Indian town to have a municipality. This was quite an exceptional characteristic in area that was still in a completely feudal land.
The state patronized music and drama in the early years and the presence of Bhawani Natyashala, a reputed theatre in those times, bears testimony to this fact. Renowned ballet performer the late Uday Shankar hailed from the court of Jhalawar.
As of 2001[update] India census, Bhawani Mandi had a population of 35629. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhawani Mandi has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 78% and female literacy of 58%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Currently Pinki Gurjar is the chair person, wife of ex-chairman Ram Lal Gurjar.
- "Rajasthsan" (PDF). Census of India. 2001. Retrieved 19 April 2010.