Vijapur

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Vijapur
city
Vijapur is located in Gujarat
Vijapur
Vijapur
Vijapur is located in India
Vijapur
Vijapur
Location in Gujarat, 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
State Gujarat
District

sabarkantha

district
Founded by no name
Government
 • Body bjp
Elevation 116 m (381 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 25,558
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi, english
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 382870
Vehicle registration GJ-02
Website web.archive.org/web/20150117181445/http://www.vijapurcity.com/

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

Vijapur is a birthplace of Jain monk Buddhisagar Suri. Buddhisagarsuri (1874–1925) was an ascetic, philosopher and author of the early 20th century. He wrote more than hundred books. He was born in nearby Manipura village. He was Patel by birth, and got enlightenment at an early age. He established Mahudi Jain temple of Ghantakarna Mahavir. He lived in Vijapur and died in Vikram samvat 1981(1925 A.D). He was cremated in Vijapur after his death. His samadhi is located behind the government guest home at vijapur.[2][3]

A Massive Jain temple and a memorial dedicated to Buddhisagar Suri was established in Vijapur years later, which is now a very popular Pilgrimage cenre. Besides, there are nine other Jain temples in Viajpur. Jain Thirth of Mahudi and Aglod are also nearby.

Geography[edit]

Vijapur is located at 23°34′N 72°45′E / 23.57°N 72.75°E / 23.57; 72.75.[4] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Vijapur had a population of 25558. Males constitute 52% of the population 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 years of age.

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