Vijapur

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Vijapur
city
Vijapur is located in Gujarat
Vijapur
Vijapur
Location in Gujarat, India
Vijapur is located in India
Vijapur
Vijapur
Vijapur (India)
Coordinates: 23°34′N 72°45′E / 23.57°N 72.75°E / 23.57; 72.75Coordinates: 23°34′N 72°45′E / 23.57°N 72.75°E / 23.57; 72.75
Country India
StateGujarat
DistrictMehsana
Founded byno name
Government
 • Bodybjp
Elevation
116 m (381 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total25,558
Languages
 • OfficialGujarati, Hindi, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
382870
Vehicle registrationGJ-02
Websitewww.vijapurcity.com

Vijapur is a city and a municipality in the Mehsana district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Notables[edit]

1.Vijapur is the birthplace of Jain monk Buddhisagar Suri. Buddhisagarsuri (1874–1925) was an ascetic, philosopher and author of the early 20th century. He wrote more than one hundred books. He was born in nearby Manipura village. His birth name was Patel. He achieved enlightenment at an early age. He established the Mahudi Jain temple of Ghantakarna Mahavir. He lived in Vijapur and died in Vikram Samvat in 1981 (1925 AD). He was cremated in Vijapur. His samadhi is located behind the government guest home at Vijapur.There is a large jain temple(Sfuling Parshwanath) made under the guidance of jain monk Acharya Shri Subodh Sagar suri who followed the foot steps of Shri Buddhisagar Suri.The premise is also called as Shri Buddhi Sagar Samadhi mandir trust.[2]

2. Vijapur is birthplace of famous poet chinu Modi.

Climate[edit]

Vijapur has a monsoon climate with summer, monsoon and winter seasons. The climate is generally dry and hot outside of monsoon. The weather is hot to severely hot from March to June when the maximum temperature stays in the range of 36 to 47 °C (97 to 115 °F), and the minimum in the range of 19 to 27 °C (66 to 81 °F). The highest temperature of Vijapur was 48.8 °C in May 2016. It is warm from December to February; the average maximum temperature is around 29 °C (84 °F), the average minimum is 14 °C (57 °F), and the climate is dry. The southwest monsoon brings a humid climate from mid-June to mid-September. The average annual rainfall is around 803.4 mm (31.63 in).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Vijapur had a population of 25558. Males constitute 52% and females 48%. Vijapur has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75% and female literacy is 60%. In Vijapur, 12% of the population is under 6.

Culture[edit]

Apart from Buddhi Sagar Samadhi Mandir, Vijapur also has an ancient jain temple of Shri Chintamani Parshwanath which was re-constructed in the year 2001. But still the main deity is atleast 1800 years old. Maheshwar temple is nearby. It is one of the few temples where Shiva is takes the form of a well instead of a lingam.

Many mosques, dargah and temples spread around the city.

Major Hindu temples include: Ram bagh, Ambaji, Hanuman, Bahuchar ma and Gayatri, whilst Masiya Mahadev Temple and historical step well in Maheshwar village are 4 km distance.

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

The nearest international airport is Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport in Ahmedabad; it is 59 km from Vijapur and provides connectivity with domestic flights to the metropolitan and other major cities of India. It provides many international flights also.

Rail[edit]

Vijapur Junction lies on the main railway line connecting Vijapur to Ambaliyasan. Vijapur Railway Station is on the Western Railways.

Road[edit]

The major road of Vijapur is SH55. It has connections to Ahmedabad and Mehsana and is also connected with Himmatnagar, Udaipur. Vijapur is connected to Surat, Mumbai and Navi Mumbai through National Highway 8A. It is connected to Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Udaipur, New Delhi and Chandigarh through National Highway 8C.

Local/bus[edit]

Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) buses are available for all major cities of Gujarat State. The City Depot Bus Stand at Vijapur serves buses that travel anywhere in Gujarat. CNG auto-rickshaws are available for local transport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  2. ^ John Cort (16 November 2009). Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History. Oxford University Press. pp. 250–251. ISBN 978-0-19-973957-8.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

Chinu Modi