Manasa, Madhya Pradesh

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For the Hindu goddess of fertility, see Manasa.
(The Town of Temples)
Nickname(s): Mandiron Ki Nagri
Manasa is located in Madhya Pradesh
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 Palika
 • 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 palika 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 also to Kota via Bhanpura. It was under the princly state of Holker before independence.

Places Of Worship[edit]

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:

Name of temple Address in Manasa Image
Shri Badrivishal Mandir Ghandhi Chock
Top view of the Badrivishal Mandir
Dwarikadish Mandir Ghandhi Chock (No Image)
Sai Mandir Police Colony
Sai Temple, Manasa
Murli Mandir Bada Bagela (No Image)
Hanuman Mandir Rani Laxmi Bai Marg (No Image)
Shri Ram Mandir Usha Ganj Colony (South) (No Image)
Shiv Mandir Dwarikapuri
A Street view image showing the front building of Shiv Mandir which is in Dwarikapuri.
Shri Charbhuja Temple Kapda Bazar (No Image)
Shri Manshapurn Mahadev Sadar Bazar (No Image)
A street view of the Bohra Mosque at Manasa, MP.


The town consists of two major mosques:


The monument of Manasa - Vijay Sthamb (in green star), lying on the intersection of Sadar Bazar Road(Red line) and City Hospital Road (Orange Line). The diagram also shows the Sabji Mandi(Food Market) of Manasa in purple square and the temple near the monument in brown circle.

Not many but there is a famous monument in Manasa which is well known as Vijay Stamba (Vijay Sthamb). It is made up of white polished marble and stand at height of 1.7 meters. It lies on the Intersection of Sadar Bazar Road and City Hospital Road, near Sabzi Mandi(Vegetable Market) and also near the famous temple Shree Manshapurn Mahadev Madir. Vijay Stamba denotes for Victory, as its meaning is The Pillar Of Victory. It was built in 1960, i.e. 13 years after independence and 55 years ago from now.


Manasa is located at 24°29′N 75°09′E / 24.48°N 75.15°E / 24.48; 75.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 439 metres (1440 feet). It comes under the Malwa Region on the Malwa Plateau.


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 tehsil is famous for crops of opium (Affem) and Soyabeen.

Nature & Surroundings[edit]

Outer parts of the town are surrounded with large agricultural farmlands.

Gardens & Parks[edit]

There are 2 gardens & 1 park in Manasa:

Name of the Garden/Park Pigeons Rabbits Tortoise Slides/Swings Benches Charge
Kachua Garden No Yes Yes Some Probably Free
Vrandavan Garden No No No Many Yes Free
Usha Ganj Park Yes Yes Probably No Yes Free

Water Sources[edit]

Manasa have two major ponds - Rampira Talab which lies in the Neemuch Naka, visible from MP SH 31A & also from Dhakani Road . The other is Manasa Talai which lies on Mandsaur Naka near the temple of God Shani Dev. It is visible from Mandsaur Road.
Many other ponds are found within and around the tehsil of Manasa.


Panoramic view of North-East Bada Bagela at Manasa. The image was taken on September 4th, 2015
View of Western Bada Bagela at Manasa. The image was taken on September 4th, 2015


Manasa is well connected by roads. Madhya Pradesh State Highway 31A passes from here.
There are basic transport facilities in and near Manasa.

Bus Transport[edit]

An image of Bus Station at Manasa, MP

Major routes of buses from Manasa:

While Going Through Neemuch:
Orange Background: In Madhya Pradesh and White Background: In Rajasthan

From Route Of Next Station Station 3 Station 4
Manasa Neemuch Pratapgarh Mandsaur -----
Manasa Neemuch Ratangarh Singoli Kota
Manasa Neemuch Nimbahera Chittorgarh Bhilwara
Manasa Neemuch Indore Ratlam -----

Bus Stops[edit]

The town also have two major Bus Stops named as, 'Rampura Naka Bus Stop' and 'Mandsaur Naka Bus Stop' respectively.


The railway network is not currently established in Manasa. One can go to Neemuch or Piplia to get a train.

Nearest Station[edit]

The nearest railway station is at Neemuch. (Distance- 30 km)

This is an image of railway station of Neemuch. The pictures shows the front building.

Other Nearby Stations[edit]

Note: Red Coloured: In Madhya Pradesh & White Coloured: In Rajasthan

Station Name Distance from Manasa
Piplia Railway Station 40 km
Nimbahera Railway Station 53.7 km
Mandsaur Railway Station 58 km
Chittaurgarh Railway Station 90.1 km
Jaora Railway Station 124 km
Kota Junction 172 km
Ratlam Junction 182 km


The airplane network is not currently established in Manasa. One can go to Udaipur or Indore to get on a flight.


However, Manasa have two helipads. Situated near Vivakanand Colony and another near Sawankund village.


Nearest Airport is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport at Indore (Distance-193 km). [2]

Air Strip[edit]

An airstrip (हवाई पट्टी) also exist on the south of railway line near Jaisingpura village which is in Neemuch District. It is 31 km away from Manasa and estimated time to reach there is 43 minutes.


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, 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 (Hot) 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', 'Patties', 'Baked Samosa', 'Bhel Puri',' Pani Puri', 'Chana Jor Garam'etc. Numerous Shops of Sweets have enjoyed nice business in Manasa at Chopad Gataa (The Heart of Town) and RLB (Rani Laxmi Bai Road) corner 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.

Electronic media[edit]

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'.

The town is covered by a large network of optical fiber 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.


Manasa being a developing town, is slowly emerging and expanding its areas. Major Areas of Manasa are:


  • Court Area

As its name is Court Area, it covers the area near the Local Judiciary Court of Manasa.

  • Purana Manasa

Purana Manasa was the first civilization that took place in Manasa. The town started it's expansions from here. Long ago, it was the only part where people lived.

  • Bada Bagela
Bada Bagela
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Neemuch
City Manasa
 • Total 0.39 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Elevation 439 m (1,440 ft)
Population (2015)
 • Total 475
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 458110
Telephone code 07421
Vehicle registration MP-44

Bada Bagela in Manasa was named after a big Bohra Mosque - Bohra Mazjid which exists slightly in the center of this area. Bada Bagela consists of 4 streets of Manasa and 7 other narrow streets known as Galis are in it.

The is a diagram which shows the area covered by Bada Bagela(Orange). The red Star shows the Bohra Mazid and Purple Star is Murli Mandir.
  • Ghandhi Chock

The area was actually named after a famous little stage in Manasa known as Ghandhi Chock. The area starts right from the stage and ends at the historic temple of Badrivishal. The area do have a large territory road in it known as 'Sadar Bazar Road'

The image shows the area of Ghandhi Chock. The yellow square is the stage. Brown line is the Sadar Bazar Road, Green line is the Ghandhi Chock Road and Orange circle is the historical temple of Shri Badrivishal.
  • Junasath

Junasath is probably the longest area as it covers over a long street which is known as Junasath Marg. It is a pretty famous Momidian area in Manasa which consists many tailoring stores.

Colonies & Nagars[edit]

  • Govind Colony
  • Usha Ganj Colony
  • Ambedkar Colony
  • Akshat Nagar
  • Ma Vihar Colony
  • Vivekanand Colony
  • Anand Vihar Colony
  • Maheshvaram Vihar Colony
  • Noori Colony
  • Wonder City
  • Ishawar Nagar


Towards North:

  • Bhatkhedi Naka

Towards West:

  • Neemuch Naka

Towards North East:

  • Rampura Naka

Towards South:

  • Mandsaur Naka


  • Ghati Moholla

Ghati Moholla is covered on the topmost surface area of Manasa and hence was name as Ghati which means High surface or slanting areas.

  • Dhobhi Moholla

Dhobhi Moholla is famous for a number of cloth washers who have there business and houses there. It was named after Dhobhi as it means, Washerman.

Commercial Areas[edit]

  • Kapda Bazar
  • Sadar Bazar
  • Chopadgatta

Numerous Shops of Sweets have enjoyed nice business in Manasa at Chopadgataa which is referred as The heart of town where one finds lot of tasty food items to enjoy after dinner like – 'Gajak', 'Gulab Jamoon', 'Rabri', 'Hot Boiled Milk' etc.

  • Bus Stand Market
  • Krashi Upakh Mandi


Main article: Education in Manasa


Manasa have primary and senior secondary schools affiliated with the M.P. Board and CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The town consists of over 30 different schools.

Collages & universities[edit]

  • Government Ramchandra Vishwanath college Affiliated to Vikram University Ujjain.
  • Swami Vivekanand Institute of Technology affiliated to Makhanlal Chaturvedi University at Rampura Naka, Manasa.
  • Manasa ITI


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.


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