Manasa, Madhya Pradesh
|Manasa (The Town of Temples)|
|Nickname(s): Mandiron ki Nagri|
|• Body||Nagar Panchayat|
|• Total||2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||439 m (1,440 ft)|
|• Density||9,600/km2 (25,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
- 1 History
- 2 Places Of Worship
- 3 Monuments
- 4 Geography
- 5 Transport
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Cuisine
- 8 Areas
- 9 Education
- 10 Soil
- 11 Nature & Surroundings
- 12 Economy
- 13 References
It is a major town in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. Manasa is a seat of Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly. It is tehsil headquarters. The town is well connected by road from Mandsaur, Neemuch and also to Kota via Bhanpura. It was under the princly state of Holker before independence.
Places Of Worship
Many temples and mosques are found across Manasa. Some of them are listed below:
The town is famous for its number of temples including that of lord Badrivishal and Dwarkadhish. Many temples were built in Manasa during the regime of Ahilya Devi Holker. Some of its famous temples are:
- Shri Badrivishal Mandir
- Dwarikadish Mandir
- Sai Mandir
- Murli Mandir
- Hanuman Mandir
- Shri Ram Mandir
- Shiv Mandir, Dwarikapuri
The town contains two major mosques:
- Bohra Mazid
- Muslim Mosk
Not many but there is a monument in Manasa which is well known as Vijay Stamba. It was built 60 to 70 years ago.
The tehsil is famous for crops of opium ( Affem) and soyabeen.
There are basic transport facilities in and near Manasa.
Manasa has its Bus Station named as, 'Manasa Bus Stand' on City Hospital Road, Manasa.
The town also have two major Bus Stops named as, 'Rampura Naka Bus Stop' & 'Mandsaur Naka Bus Stop' respectively.
The railway network is not currently established in Manasa. One can go to Neemuch to get on the train.
The nearest Railway Station is in Neemuch.(Distance-30 km)
The airplane network is not currently established in Manasa. One can go to Udaipur or Indore to get on a flight.
Manasa have two helipads near Vivakanand Colony and another in Sawankund.
Nearest Airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport at Indore (Distance-106 km). 
As of 2011[update] India census, Manasa had a population of 26,822. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Manasa has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 58%. In Manasa, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
All national festivals such as Holi, Gangaur, Teej, RangTeras, Baisakhi, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Mahavir jayanti, Navratri, Durga puja, Dussehra, Ganesh Utsav, Deepavali, Ramzan, Gudi Padwa, Bhaidooj, Eid, Christmas, and others like Nagpanchmi are celebrated with equal enthusiasm.
Manasa has a wide variety of Namkeens, Samosas, Poha, Kachoris and Jalebi.
Special Sweets: Aam -Pak, Rabdi, Gulabjamun, Doodh-Pak & Paida.
Famous Namkeen : Papdi, Sev, Mixture & Dal.
The life in Manasa starts early with chuskis of 'Chai' (tea) with 'garam garam poha & Samosa' followed by delicious lunch which invariably includes popular 'besan preparations'. Later in the day one can easily find snacks like ' dal kachori.', 'samosa', 'petis', 'Baked Samosa', 'Bhel puri',' Pani Puri', etc. Numerous Shops of Sweets have enjoyed nice business in Manasa at Chopad Gataa (the heart of town) where one finds lot of delicacies to enjoy after a nice dinner like – 'Gajak', 'Gulab Jamoon', 'Garadu', 'Rabri', 'Hot Boiled Milk', Ice-Creams, 'Shakes' etc. and finally tasty 'Paan' to end your day.
Jolanya Cable is a Digital cable distribution that firm with 80% coverage of the city. Manasa have its own TV news channel called 'Jolanya news'.
Manasa is covered by a large network of optical fibre cables. There is one fixed telephone line operator in the city: BSNL. There are eight mobile phone companies in which GSM players include BSNL, Reliance, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel, Aircel, Tata DoCoMo, Videocon Mobile Service while CDMA services offered by BSNL, Virgin Mobile, Tata Indicom, and Reliance.
Major Areas of Manasa are:
- Court Area
- Govind Colony
- Usha Ganj Colony
- Akshat Nagar
- Bada Bagela
- Ghandhi Chock District
- Sadar Bazar
- Ambedkar Colony
- Purana Manasa
- Dhobhi Moholla
- Wonder City
- Ghati Moholla
- Vivekanand Colony
- Noori Colony
- Bhatkhedi Naka
- Neemuch Naka
- Mandsaur Naka
- Anand Vihar Colony
- Ma Vihar Colony
Manasa have primary and secondary schools affiliated with the M.P. Board and CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Collages & universities
Government Ramchandra Vishwanath college Affiliated to Vikram University Ujjain
Swami Vivekanand Institute of Technology affiliated to Makhanlal Chaturvedi University at Rampura Naka, Manasa.
The soils in the Manasa Tehsil are generally of four types viz., Medium Deep Black cotton soil, Red loamy soil, Laterite soil and Alluvial soil. Black cotton soil is derived from weathering and disintegration of basaltic lava flow. Major parts of the district are covered by medium deep black soils. Red loamy soils consist of sandy loam to clayey loam and brick in colour. This soil is derived from Vindhyan sandstone and shale and occurring in valley portion on the plateau and adjacent to hill composed of Vindhyan sandstone. This type of soil covers a Northern part of the district. Laterite soil dark brown to pink coloured lateritic soil is found as capping over hillocks of basaltic terrain. Alluvial soils are grayish yellow to brownish yellow in colour and occupy along the major rivers.
Nature & Surroundings
Outer parts of the town are surrounded with large agricultural farmlands.
Manasa have two major ponds names as 'Rampira Talab' and other as 'Manasa Talai'. Many other ponds are found within its district.
The local economy of Manasa is mainly based on the agriculture produce market (Krishi Upaj Mandi in local Hindi language) which is one of the largest production Mandi of Neemuch District. Some of the crops traded in the agriculture market of Manasa are Wheat, Maize, Groundnut, Gram, Garlic, Soyabean, Mustard, Posta, Corn, Potato, Onion and different types of pulses. Manasa have a post office and LIC Area Office.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Manasa
- Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 109.
- "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.