Shujalpur

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Shujalpur
शुजालपुर
city
Shujalpur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Shujalpur
Shujalpur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°24′N 76°43′E / 23.4°N 76.72°E / 23.4; 76.72Coordinates: 23°24′N 76°43′E / 23.4°N 76.72°E / 23.4; 76.72
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shajapur
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 60,375
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Malvi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Shujalpur (देवनागरी = शुजालपुर) is a city and a municipality in Shajapur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Ranoji Rao Shinde, father of Mahadji Shinde(Scindia), died in 1745 at Shujalpur, where his cenotaph (chattri) stands which houses a Shiv temple. It is known as Ranoganj.

Geography[edit]

Shujalpur is located at 23°24′N 76°43′E / 23.4°N 76.72°E / 23.4; 76.72 It has an average elevation of 448 metres (1469 feet). The city falls in the Malwa region. Two rivers, the Nevaj and the Jamdad, flow through the city.

Railways[edit]

Shujalpur Railway Station

Shujalpur lies on the Ujjain-Bhopal WR-CR link. There are regular trains plying to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Patna, Trivendrum, Coimbatore, Cochin, Nagpur, Jammu, Puri and other major cities.

Some of important express trains are below :

12919/12920 Malwa SF express (INDB-JAT-INDB) 18233/18234 Narmada Express (INDB-BSP-INDB) 12923/12924 Trishatabdi SF Weekly Express (INDB-NGP-INDB) 12913/12914 Trishatabdi SF Weekly Express (INDB-NGP-INDB) 11471/11472 Overnight Express (INDB-JBP-INDB) 11703/11704 Intercity Tri-weekly Express (REWA-INDB-REWA) 19323/19324 Intercity Express (INDB-HBJ-INDB) 18243/18244 BGKT - BILASPUR- BGKT Bi-weekly EXPRESS 18245/18246 Bikaner - BILASPUR Bi-weekly EXPRESS 22911/22912 Kshipra SF Tri-weekly express (INDB-HWH-INDB) 22632/22631 Anurat AC SF Weekly express (BKN-MAS-BKN) 19313/19314 INDORE - RAJENDRANAGAR(PATNA) WEEKLY EXPRESS VIA SULTANPUR 19321/19322 INDORE - RAJENDRANAGAR(PATNA) WEEKLY EXPRESS VIA FAIZABAD 14319/14320 INDORE - BARELY WEEKLY EXPRESS 19711/19712 JAIPUR-BHOPAL-JAIPUR EXPRESS VIA aii-rtm 12969/12970 COIMBATORE - JAIPUR SF WEEKLY EXPRESS 12975/12976 MYSURU - JAIPUR SF BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS 12967/12968 CHENNAI - JAIPUR SF BI-WEEKLY EXPRESS 18473/18474 PURI - JODHPUR WEEKLY EXPRESS

Roadways[edit]

Dhanbad howrah double decker train.jpg

From Bhopal- 84  km

From Indore- 134  km

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Shujalpur had a population of 42,465. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Shujalpur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 61%. In Shujalpur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. People speak Malvi (a local dialect of Hindi) and Hindi. Shujalpur also has a large population of Maharashtrian people, hence Marathi is also spoken and understood by a large number of people. Shujalpur is legislative assembly constituency. Shujalpur is a tehsil.

History[edit]

The city also has a rich political history: First Prime-Minister (as then it was called) of Madhya Bharat late Pandit Liladhar Joshi belonged to this city. The city is also known for its famous temple of god shiva known as jata shankar. Every year, on the occasion of maha shivratri, a fair is organised near the cenotaph of ranoji rao sindhia and in the jatashankar temple. Birthday of sai baba is also celebrated with great joy and happiness.

Special bazaar of diwali.jpg

Culture and economy[edit]

It is surrounded by more than 50 villages, which are connected via roads so that people can easily move to city for their business and work. Two major tourist spots in the city is JataShankar (located on the bank of river Jamdhad) and Ranoganj (located on the bank of river Nevaj). Both are famous for Shiv Temple and huge crowd are seen on the festival of ShivRatri. Water supply of city is mainly dependent on 3 dams. Jatashankar dam (built on river Jamdhad), Nandasura dam (built on river Nevaj) and newly constructed bamanghat dam (built on river Jamdhad on Jail Road). City has also one Govt PG College named JNS (Jawaharlal Nehru Smriti).

References[edit]

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