|Elevation||250 m (820 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MP|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dewas|
|Avg. summer temperature||48 °C (118 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||05 °C (41 °F)|
Nemawar is a small town in Dewas District, Madhya Pradesh, India. Handia is located on the left bank of the Narmada river opposite side to Handiya. However, it belongs to Khategaon block and tehsil of the Dewas district
Nemawar is a holy place for both Hindus and Digambara sect of Jains. Pilgrims on Narmada Parikrama often visit this place.
Nemawar is a village with total 1241 families residing. The Nemawar has population of 5978 of which 3131 are males while 2847 are females as per Population Census 2011. In Nemawar village population of children with age 0-6 is 848 which makes up 14.19% of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Nemawar village is 909 which is lower than Madhya Pradesh state average of 931. Child Sex Ratio for the Nemawar as per census is 884, lower than Madhya Pradesh average of 918.
Nemawar village has higher literacy rate compared to Madhya Pradesh. In 2011, literacy rate of Nemawar village was 74.15% compared to 69.32% of Madhya Pradesh. In Nemawar Male literacy stands at 82.51% while female literacy rate was 65.01%.
As per constitution of India and Panchyati Raaj Act, Nemawar village is administrated by Sarpanch (Head of Village) who is elected representative of village.
Nemawar was ruled by Rege (Sarmandal) from 1765 to 1947, as they were Jahagirdars of Holkars of Indore. Prabhakarrao Sarmandal was the last ruler till 1947 and Ramchanchandrarao was first from around 1765.
Places of interest
Important places to see in Nemawar:
- Siddheshwar temple or Siddnath temple: This highly ornate ancient temple of Lord Shiva, called Siddhnath is the most impressive of all. This is the loftiest temple of Parmar dynasty. The temple is an example of Bhumija architecture style, similar to Udayeshwara temple at Udayapur. It is a west facing rather than usual east facing temples elsewhere. Temple has star shaped base with beautiful shikaras. This temple is under archeological survey of India protection. Narmada mata temple and Ganesh temple are also present in the temple vicinity.
- Sun temple: It is a roofless unfinished temple located little north of Siddheshwar temple, which is the only Vaishnava temple hitherto known of the stellate class of the bhumija style.
- Nabhi Kund: Nemawar is the Nabhi sthan (Navel) of Narmada river. It is present in the center of Narmada river.
- Surya kund or Suraj kund: It is also present in the middle of Narmada river. Lord Vishnu statue present here.
- Renuka mata temple: Nemawar is a Tapobhumi of Jamadagni maharshi, Husband of Renuka mata. Temple of Renuka built here is a small one, and is located near to Bus stand.
- Balmukund Seva Aashram 1 km far from Nemawar ghat were people are served with food and place to stay who move for pachkoshi yatra (Narmada parikrama).
- Shree Brahamachariji Maharaj Asharm
- Riddhanath temple: This temple present on the opposite bank of Narmada river, in Handiya. There are several ancient small temples nearby.
- Digambar Jain Teerth Kshetra or Siddhoday Jain temple and Trikal Choubisi Jain Temple - massive temple complex which is an architectural marvel nearing completion that is being built around the ancient Jain temples under the guidance of Acharya Shri Vidhya Sagarji Maharaj