Obedullaganj

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Obedullaganj
city
Obedullaganj is located in Madhya Pradesh
Obedullaganj
Obedullaganj
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Obedullaganj is located in India
Obedullaganj
Obedullaganj
Obedullaganj (India)
Coordinates: 23°0′4″N 77°34′55″E / 23.00111°N 77.58194°E / 23.00111; 77.58194Coordinates: 23°0′4″N 77°34′55″E / 23.00111°N 77.58194°E / 23.00111; 77.58194
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictRaisen
Population
 (2001)
 • Total19,955
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP

Obedullaganj is a town and a nagar panchayat in Raisen district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated 70 km far away from its district headquarter Raisen and 36 km from its state capital city Bhopal.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Obedullaganj has a population of 19,955. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Obedullaganj has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 59%. In Obedullaganj, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Administration[edit]

Obedullaganj is an administrative block with 72 gram panchayats and 231 villages under it.[2] Barkheda is one of the major villages in the Obedullaganj block. A large Galla Mandi is located in Obedullaganj.

Places to visit[edit]

There is very ancient Khedapati Mata Mandir at Hiraniya ward of Obedullaganj. There are two Jain temples and a famous Parasnath Digambar Temple situated on railway station road of Obedullaganj. Obedullaganj has three mosques including Masjid-e-munawwari and have a Ram Mandir with several temples and a Gurudwara. One of the old Digamber Jain Mandir is situated on the main road of mid town.

Historical significance[edit]

Obedullaganj is in the center of several historical places such as the Bhojeshwar Temple of Lord Shiva built by king Bhoj of the Paramara dynasty and Salkanpur, a sacred Siddhpeeth of Vindhyavasni Beejasan Devi (one of the incarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga). Others important places include Delawadi and Bhimbetka rock shelters.

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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Administrative Setup". Collectorate, Raisen. Retrieved 28 April 2012.