Majholi

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Majholi
city
Majholi is located in Madhya Pradesh
Majholi
Majholi
Majholi is located in India
Majholi
Majholi
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°30′N 79°55′E / 23.5°N 79.92°E / 23.5; 79.92Coordinates: 23°30′N 79°55′E / 23.5°N 79.92°E / 23.5; 79.92
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Jabalpur
Elevation 385 m (1,263 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 11,308
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP

Majholi is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jabalpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Majholi had a population of 11,308. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Majholi has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 54%. In Majholi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

History of Vishnu-Varaha Temple at Manjholi
Vishnu-Varaha temple entrance
Vishnu-Varaha temple Front
Vishnu-Varaha Adi-Narayan
Vishnu-Varaha other statues
Vishnu-Varaha Durga Statue

A major tourist attraction in Majholi is the Vishnu-Varaha Temple. It is an ancient temple from 11th century CE,[2] that has an elephant sized Varaha statue. In front of Varaha statue, Adi Narayan (Shri Vishnu) statue has the lord sitting in Yogasana. Behind the Adi Narayan, Sheshnag (Snake) is sitting between front legs of Varaha. Behind, Sheshnag, there is wife of Sheshnag. All 4 vedas are underneath four legs of Varaha as told by Priest. Many other ancient statues are fixed here in sanctum wall, such as Ganesh, Kali, Hanuman.

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. 
  2. ^ http://puratattva.in/2011/08/09/majholi-a-varaha-imprisoned-880