Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh
|• Member of Parliament Rajgarh||Rodmal Nagar (BJP)|
|• Member of Legislative Assembly Rajgarh||Amar Singh Yadav (BJP)|
|Elevation||491 m (1,611 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||MP 39|
|Sex ratio||1000/956 ♂/♀|
Rajgarh (Hindi: राजगढ़) is a city and a municipality in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Rajgarh District, and was a princely state under the British Raj, named Rajgarh State. The old city belongs to the Malwa region and is surrounded by a battlemented wall. Rajgarh is now known for NTPC solar power plant and dam projects running over here, as a result companies like Tata and Reliance Power have shown interest.
Rajgarh District is located in the northern part of Malwa Plateau & Rajgarh is almost in the middle of the district. It forms the North Western part of Division of Bhopal Commissioner. Rajgarh District extends between the parallels of Latitude 23027' 12" North and 24017' 20" North and between the meridians of Longitude 76011' 15" and 77014' East. It has a Quadrangular shape with the Northern and Western sides longer than the Southern and Eastern sides respectively. The zigzag boundaries of the District resemble a pear. Rajgarh District is bounded by Shajapur District in the South as well as west. The District of Sehore, Bhopal, Guna and Jhalawar (Rajasthan) enclose it from the South-East, East, North-East, and North directions respectively. The total Geographical area of the District is 6,154 km2. with a population of 1,545,814 according to census 2011. It is one of the small districts of Madhya Pradesh both in respect of area and population. It is about 145 km north-west from the state capital Bhopal & 198 km from Indore which is the commercial capital as well as largest city of Madhya Pradesh.
As of 2011[update] India census, Rajgarh had a population of 29,726. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajgarh has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 61%. In Rajgarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
1.) Jalpa Mata Temple - A beautiful temple is just 4 km from Rajgarh. It is on the high hill & you can have a picturesque view of the town from the top. It is covered with dense forest having different varieties of plants. The devotee come from different parts in the navratri season.
2.) Dargah Shareif - A saint Hazrat Syed. Qurban Ali Shah Badakshani known as "Baba Badakshani R.A." born in 1245 (hijri) at Badakshan & came to India in 1268 (hijri) from Badakhshan of Afghanistan and later he came to Rajgarh in 1309 hijri. In the year 1914 A.D. he died on 20th of the holly month of Ramazan of 1334 hijri. Since then his death anniversary is celebrated as "Urss" in the month of March from 10-12. People of all communities from all over the India and some of other countries come in to the Urss for spiritual gain.
Dargah Shareef, Masjid and other buildings were founded by the Mutawalli of Dargah Shri Syed. Mushtaq Ali Rizvi Sandelvi after the death of Baba Sahib. At present all managements of Dargah Shareef and Urss programme is managed by the present Mutawalli of Dargah Shri Syed. Mushtaq Rizvi.
3.) Khoiry Mahadev Temple - A beautiful temple of Khoiry Mahadev is just 1 km from Rajgarh. It is one of the favorite picnic spots of Rajgarh.
4.) Bateri Mata Temple
Notable Persons of City
- Late. Shiv Singh Patang - Poet
- Umrao Singh Lakhnot - Gold Medalist in Literature
- R. R. Tripathi - Poet
- Sajid Hashmi - Poet
- Brij Mohan Gourh - Artist, Singer & Poet
- Kendriya Vidyalaya, Rajgarh
- Govt. Excellence School, Rajgarh
- Govt. Post Graduation College, Rajgarh
- Rajeshwar Convent School, Rajgarh
- Swami Vivekanand Public School, Rajgarh
- Bhartiya Vidya Mandir School, Rajgarh
- Deepak Public School, Rajgarh
- Career Convent Public School, Rajgarh
- K. K. College Of Science & Management, Rajgarh
- Sarswati Shishu Mandir, Rajgarh
- Unix Computer College, Rajgarh