Madhupur, Deoghar

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Madhupur
Town
Madhupur is located in Jharkhand
Madhupur
Madhupur
Location in Jharkhand, India
Madhupur is located in India
Madhupur
Madhupur
Madhupur (India)
Coordinates: 24°16′N 86°39′E / 24.26°N 86.65°E / 24.26; 86.65Coordinates: 24°16′N 86°39′E / 24.26°N 86.65°E / 24.26; 86.65
Country India
State Jharkhand
DistrictDeoghar
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMadhupur Municipality[1]
 • Sub-Divisional MagistrateShri Dinesh Kumar Yadav IAS[2]
Elevation
228 m (748 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total55,238
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Santali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
815353
Telephone code06438
Vehicle registrationJH-15
Lok Sabha constituencyGodda
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMadhupur
Websitehttps://deoghar.nic.in/

Madhupur is a town with a municipality in Deoghar district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is a subdivisional town, famous for the production of sweets and widely considered a popular health resort for tourists as the water and overall climate is said to cure many stomach and digestion ailments.[3]

History[edit]

Madhupur Junction railway station was used to store coal which was used as a fuel for steam engines.

Historically, there were many notable people, particularly from Bengal, who owned a house in Madhupur and lived there for long periods whenever they could. Amongst them were Sir Asutosh Mookerjee. His younger son, Uma Prasad Mookerjee, the writer famous for his travel books spent time there

Geography[edit]

Cities, towns and locations in the Deoghar, Dumka and Jamtara districts in Santhal Pargana Division
M: Municipality, CT: census town, R: Rural/ Urban centre, D: Dam,
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly

Location[edit]

Madhupur is at 24°16′N 86°39′E / 24.26°N 86.65°E / 24.26; 86.65.[4] It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 ft). Madhupur is surrounded by two monsoon rivers, Pathro Nadi and Jayanti Nadi. They feed the Ajay, which is a tributary of the Ganges, meeting it at Katwa in West Bengal.

Police Station[edit]

Madhupur Police Station has jurisdiction over Madhupur Municipality area and it's nearby villages that comes under the jurisdiction of Madhupur block.

Overview[edit]

The map shows a large area, which is a plateau with low hills, except in the eastern portion where the Rajmahal hills intrude into this area and the Ramgarh hills are there. The south-western portion is just a rolling upland. The entire area is overwhelmingly rural with only small pockets of urbanisation.[5]

Note: The full screen map is interesting. All places marked on the map are linked in the full screen map and one can easily move on to another page of his/her choice. Enlarge the full screen map to see what else is there – one gets railway connections, many more road connections and so on.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 Census of India, Madhupur had a total population of 55,238, of which 28,889 (52%) were males and 26,349 (47%) were females. Population in the age range 0–6 years was 7,848 (14%). The total number of literate persons in Madhupur was 37,658 (79.46% of the population over 6 years).[6]

Religion[edit]

Religion in Madhupur town[7]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
59.87%
Islam
38.93%
Christianity
1.02%
Sikhism
0.02%
Jainism
0.01%
Buddhism
0.03%
Others
0.12%

Hinduism is the majority religion of Madhupur town followed by 59.87% of the population. Islam is the dominant minority religion in the town followed by 38.93% of the people.[7]

Economy[edit]

Industry[edit]

La Opala RG Limited is an India-based company set up a small factory in Madhupur, Jharkhand, to manufacture opal glass in India for the first time. Founded in by Sushil Jhunjhunwala and Ajit Jhunjhunwala. The company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of life style product in the tableware segment. The Company deals with glass and glassware. The company's products include opalware and crystal. Opalware includes dinner sets, cup saucer sets, coffee mug sets, tea sets and soup sets. Crystal includes barware, vases, bowls, ashtrays and beer mugs.[8]

Transport[edit]

Railway[edit]

Madhupur Junction Station Code : MDP is connected by road and rail to metropolitan areas of India.Madhupur station lies in Delhi-Kolkata Main Line (via Mugalsarai-Patna route). Giridih district headquarters is connected to the Indian Railway network through the Madhupur-Giridih Local train on the Madhupur-Giridih-Koderma line. It is well connected by road from Giridih and Deoghar.

Airport[edit]

Deoghar Airport is under construction (31 km [19 mi] from Madhupur). Construction commenced in January 2018 and expected to finished in 2022

Tourism[edit]

  • Maa Pathrol Kali Temple is located in Madhupur, Deoghar in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. It is roughly 7 km from the Madhupur Town. The temple consists of a shrine dedicated to Goddess Kali. It is one of the oldest and sacred temple in Madhupur which was built by Raja Digvijay Singh about 6 to 7 centuries ago.[9] Worship is held every day from Monday to Sunday. Animals are sacrificed as part of worship. There are nine more temple close to the main temple. An Annual fair is held every year during the month of Kartik (Oct.-Nov.) where thousands and thousands, of Pilgrims and devotees gather here for the worship and to witness the fair.[10][3]
  • Budheshwari Temple is located across the Pathro river on its verge near village Burhai which is just 28km from Madhupur. The image of Goddess Kali known as Maa Budheswari is installed up on a hill of one solid block. The sight of the hill is very picturesque. A large number of people assemble there on the eve of Nawan Mela in the month of Agrahan(Nov-Dec) to worship. The Mela is concluded when the day is over. A fair is also held here on the occasion of Makar Sankranti in the month of Magh(Jan-Feb)[3][11][12]

Apart from religious significance, It attracts a number of tourists due to its scenic natural beauty, calm & peaceful environment. Bakulia Falls, Usri Falls and Ramkrishna Mission etc. counts amongst most famous attractions of the town. Being an important railway junction on the Delhi-Howrah line it is well-connected to other major parts of the country thus making it easier for people to reach here. Madhupur has gained popularity as Health Resort due to the two Monsoon Rivers, Patro Nadi & Jaynti Nadi flowing here the water of which is believed to provide relief from various stomach and digestion ailments. The weather in Madhupur is very pleasant during the months from October to March, and so it proves to be the best time to visit.[3]

Education[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • Madhupur College, Jharkhand

Schools[edit]

  • Carmel School Madhupur - CISCE [1]
  • Madhusthali Vidyapeeth - CISCE [2]
  • Mahendra Muni Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir - CBSE [3]
  • Mothers International Academy - CBSE [4]
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya - CBSE
  • Shalom School - CBSE [5]
  • Nalanda Academy - CBSE [6]
  • St. Joseph High School - JAC [7]
  • MLG High School - JAC
  • Shyama Prasad Mukherjee High School - JAC
  • Anchi Devi Balika Uccha Vidyalaya - JAC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madhupur Municipality
  2. ^ "Who's Who | District Deoghar, Government of Jharkhand | India".
  3. ^ a b c d "Special Survey Report of Madhupur" (PDF). Linguistic Survey of India. 4 October 1978.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madhupur
  5. ^ Roychoudhury, P.C. (1965). "Bihar District Gazetteers: Santhal Parganas". Chapter I: General. Secretariat Press, Patna, 1965. Retrieved 10 November 2020.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook, Deoghar, Series 21, Part XII B" (PDF). Page 27: District primary census abstract, 2011 census. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Madhupur Town Census 2011 data". Retrieved 6 May 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "La Opala: From near-anonymity to near-dominance in just under three decades". Forbes India. 9 May 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  9. ^ "बंगाल व बिहार से पहुंच रहे पथरौल काली के भक्त". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). 13 November 2020. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  10. ^ "पाथरोल मां काली मंदिर में श्रद्धालुओं ने टेका मत्था". Hindustan (in Hindi). 2 January 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2021.
  11. ^ "माता बुढ़ेश्वरी के मंदिर में हजारों श्रद्धालुओं ने की पूजा". Dainik Jagran. 26 November 2021.
  12. ^ "झारखंड के पर्यटन मानचित्र पर आएगा बुढ़ेश्वरी मंदिर". Dainik Jagran. 31 July 2021.