Khekada

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KHEKRA
खेकडा
City
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Baghpat
Population (2011)
 • Total 35,000
 • Density 50,000/km2 (100,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Khekada is a City and Tehsil Headquarters & Nagar Palika Parishad of Baghpat district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is 28 Kilometres from Delhi ISBT & 37 Kilometres from New Delhi Parliament of India.

The name Khekada is also pronounced Khekra.

Khekada is situated on the Delhi – Saharanpur State Highway No-57 at a distance of 28 Kilometres from Delhi ISBT and 10 Kilometres from South of Baghpat District. Khekada is also a multi-religious place with many Hindu Temples, Churches, Jain temples and mosques. From the commercial point of view, Khekada has great importance. The City has a famous Anaj Mandi called and District Hq of Krishi Utpadan Mandi at Duhdahera Road & Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Near Tahseel Complex. Famous Hindi Author Tejpal Singh Dhama, born in Vikrami Samvata 2028. and the village is Khekra of Baghpat Distt. of Uttar Pradesh in India.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 India census,[1] Khekada had a population nearby 40,000. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Khekada had an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 70% and female literacy was 52%. In Khekada, 16% of the population were under 6 years of age.

Religions in Khekada
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
67%
Muslims
  
32%
Christians
  
0.2%
Others†
  
2.8%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Industry[edit]

The city's is oldest Town Area Committee in all over Baghpat district and established in 1884 with Kanpur City. This City main commercial activities include making stainless steel utensils, Hathkargha Udyog, Handicraft power looms and agricultural and farming equipment. Almost all the production of the handloom and power loom units of Khekada is exporting to the western world and getting foreign money every year nearby 1000 Crore. Its textile industry is famous for home furnishing items like rug, kitchen towels, curtains, table covers, bedsheets, place mats, quilts and napkins. The iron industries manufacture agricultural items like cutters to sale in All over in India.

Transportation[edit]

Khekada is served by railway and buses, though there is no bus terminus in the City.

The transport facility is also available hourly from Khekra Railway station to The Temple. The world most famous Temple of Jainies is Sadhu Vritti Ashram, Baragaon village and also drop at Shri Parasnath Prachin temple, Baragaon village and Trilok Teerth, Baragaon village

The railway station was inaugurated by Indira Gandhi in 1972 as a broad gauge line; earlier it was a narrow gauge, famously called Choti Line.

Schools[edit]

  • M.M. Degree College
  • Digamber Jain Girls Degree College
  • M.M. Inter College since 1936 oldest college of this district.
  • Gandhi Vidyalaya Inter College
  • Kasturba Inter College
  • Jain Inter College
  • Digamber Jain B.Ed. College
  • Dev Krishana Public School
  • Khekra Public Sr., Secondary School
  • Khekra Vidya Niketan Inter College
  • Konark Vidta Peeth
  • Lakhmi Chand Patwari B.Ed. College
  • Gurukul Sr. Secondary School
  • Gurukul Vidya Peeth
  • JagMohan Institute of Management and Technology
  • Government B.Ed. & B.Tech. College,
  • Maruti Public School
  • Jain Public School
  • Rikham Dance School
  • Play Way School, Jain College Road
  • S.S.S model school (Indrapuri,Khekra)
  • R.G.P Inter College
  • Holy Child Academy Inter College
  • Sainik Bal Academy
  • Sulbha Public School
  • Indian Public School
  • Arvachin Academy8
  • vidya bhawan public school
  • Gennext public school
  • Jain Bal Academy
  • Christian Church

Religious places[edit]

Santo Ka Bara is a religious place situated near Tanga Stand. There are celebrations twice a year of Santo Ka Mela, 1st at Holi and 2nd at Diwali and 3rd at Sawan Purnima. Santo Ka Bara has many devotees from Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana, U.P., Punjab and North India region, Presently Mahatma Shri Devendra Das Ji Maharaj is now Mahant of the Holy Chair. This place is now in Mahabharat Circuit of District Baghpat.
Kale Singh Temple is a temple in city and area. The temple is situated in very green area so many people enjoy it as a picnic site and place of worship.
Balaji Temple is situated in the centre of Khekada City between Pandav Ki Pulia and Yadav Chowk.
Jama Masjid is a mosque situated near Pandav Ki Pulia.
Shiv Mandir is in the city. There are five temples in the city, but in Mohalla Ahiran Shiv Mandir is very famous.

Jain Temples
Shri Parasnath Prachin temple, Baragaon village
Trilok Teerth, Baragaon village
World famous temple Sadhu Vritti Ashram, Baragaon village
Shri Shantinath Digamber Jain temple, Khekada
Shri Mahaveer Digamber Jain temple, Khekada
Shri Shantinath (Chota) Digamber Jain temple, Khekada
Shri Adinath degamber Jain temple, Khekada
Shri Chandaprabhu Chatalya, Khekada Arya Temples
Arya Samaj Mandir Dyanand Sevaashram

Villages under Khekra block[edit]

  • PHULERA
  • RATAUL
  • SANKRAUD
  • BARA GAON @ RAAVAN
  • LAIYANA
  • FIROJPUR
  • KATHA
  • BHAGAUT
  • DAGARPUR
  • MAVIKALAAN
  • BASI
  • MANSOORPUR
  • FAKARPUR
  • SUNHERA
  • POORANPUR NAVADA
  • BHAIDAPUR
  • NOORPUR MUJVIDA
  • KHAILA
  • LEHCHAUDA
  • GOTHRA
  • HARCHANPUR
  • SINGAULI TAGA
  • VINAYPUR
  • HASANPUR MASOORI
  • SAIDPUR KALAN
  • GAUNA SEHVANPUR
  • AANANDPUR BANDPUR
  • SHARFABAD
  • DUNDA HERA
  • MUBARIKPUR
  • NANGLA BARHI
  • GARHI KALANJARI
  • SUBHANPUR
  • GHITORA
  • NIROJPUR EMMA

These villages are under the Khekra Block.

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. 

Coordinates: 9°13′00″N 1°51′00″W / 9.2167°N 1.8500°W / 9.2167; -1.8500