Manasa, Madhya Pradesh

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For the Hindu goddess of fertility, see Manasa.
Manasa (The Town of Temples)
Nickname(s): Mandiron ki Nagri
Manasa (The Town of Temples) is located in Madhya Pradesh
Manasa (The Town of Temples)
Manasa (The Town of Temples)
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°29′N 75°09′E / 24.48°N 75.15°E / 24.48; 75.15Coordinates: 24°29′N 75°09′E / 24.48°N 75.15°E / 24.48; 75.15
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Neemuch
 • Body Nagar Panchayat
 • Total 2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Elevation 439 m (1,440 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 26,551
 • Density 9,600/km2 (25,000/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
 • Native Malvi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 458110
Telephone code 07421
Vehicle registration MP-44

Manasa is a town and a nagar panchayat in Neemuch district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


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 Kota via Bhanpura. The town is famous for its number of temples including that of lord Badrivishal and Dwarkadhish. Many a temples were built in Manasa during the regime of Ahilya Devi Holker.

The tehsil is famous for crops of opium and soyabeen. It was under the princly state of Holker before independence.The nearest Railway station is Neemuch.(Distance-30 Km) & Airport-Udaipur (Distance-165 Km). [1]


Manasa is located at 24°29′N 75°09′E / 24.48°N 75.15°E / 24.48; 75.15.[2] It has an average elevation of 439 metres (1440 feet)


As of 2011 India census,[3] 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, Samosa & Poha, Kachoris and Jalebi.

Specialities Sweets: Aam -Pak, Rabdi,Gulabjamun,Gund-Pak,Peda.

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 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', icecreams, 'shakes' etc. and finally tasty 'paan' to end your day.

Electronic media[edit]

Jolanya Cable|Jolanya cable]] is a Digital cable distribution 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 are one fixed telephone line operators 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.


{{Main|Education in Manasa} } Manasa have primary and secondary schools affiliated with the M.P. Board,CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE);some of the famous school is LITTLE FLOWER CONVENT HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, CARMEL CONVENT SCHOOL, INN0CENT CHILDREN ACADEMY

Colleges and universities

Govt Ramchandra Vishwanath college Affiliated to Vikram University Ujjain

Swami Vivekanand Institute of Technology affiliated to Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Rampura Naka Manasa 9977871122

Delight Public School, Manasa 9977871122


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.


The local economy of Manasa is mainly based on the agriculture produce market (called 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.There are Many Public & Private Banks Like:-

State Bank Of India

Bank Of Baroda

Bank Of India

Punjab National Bank

Central Bank Of India

Ratlam Mandsaur Gramin Bank


Sahara Bank


  1. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 17, p. 109.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Manasa
  3. ^ "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.