Digapahandi

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Digapahandi
ଦିଗପହଣ୍ଡି
Town
Digapahandi is located in Odisha
Digapahandi
Digapahandi
Digapahandi is located in India
Digapahandi
Digapahandi
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 19°22′N 84°35′E / 19.37°N 84.58°E / 19.37; 84.58Coordinates: 19°22′N 84°35′E / 19.37°N 84.58°E / 19.37; 84.58
Country  India
State Odisha
District Ganjam
Elevation 53 m (174 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,888
Languages
 • Official Oriya
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 761012
Telephone code 06814
Vehicle registration
  • OR-07
  • OD-07
Website odisha.gov.in

Digapahandi is a town and a notified area committee in Ganjam district in the state of Odisha, India.

Geography[edit]

Digapahandi is located at 19°22′N 84°35′E / 19.37°N 84.58°E / 19.37; 84.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 53 metres (173 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Digapahandi had a population of 10,888. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Digapahandi has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68% and, female literacy is 50%. In Digapahandi, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Most families of this small town are cultivators and farmers. There are no industries in this area. This being a junction for the State Highways, some people depend on it for business.


Education[edit]

The town has two government high schools namely Bada Khemundi High School and Govt. Girls High School. There are two colleges here Khemundi college and Biju Patnaik Women's College. Besides there is a Central School at Digapahandi. There are about 20 numbers of primary / M.E schools. There are 3 Sishu Mandir's from which one of the Sishu Mandir is under Sikshya Bikash Samiti that consist of classes from 1st to 10th class.

Places of interest[edit]

Moulabhanja is the self-sufficient old village system still surviving. This village has two washer men families, two barber families one potter family, one Telli family, ( People who crush oil; seeds and produce oil) one fisherman family,and one weavers family on Brahmani karmakand family to look after the rituals. The rest are either land owners or cultivators . There were very few families with out any land ownership.Every one of the village enjoy free services of all those providers round the year. At the time of paddy collection the used to get paddy as their service rewards on a bartering system.

It has a very old Sri Radha Krishna Temple, with two streets one for Brahmins and the other of non-Brahmins. It is by side of river Ghodahada (a tributary to Rushikulya River). Across this river existed the oldest high level bridge of Odisha built by Bird & Co of England in the year 1918, of Bow String Girder Design, an aesthetically pleasing and beautiful structure standing high above ground, which was washed away in the floods of 1991, where now stands a blant  pre-stressed bridge, constructed by U P Bridge Construction Corporation. This village had a theater group with expertise of Krishna Lila, there was a Doll Dance Party of three people who were in demand from other villages which they used to go for shows during idle agricultural periods after winter.
             Sree Lokanatheswar siva Temple at Madhuban Sasan have great significance to this area.

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