Shajapur

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Shajapur is a town in Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh state in west-central India. It is the administrative headquarters of Shajapur District. It is a is a city and a municipality.

Places of interest in the city include the Raj-Rajeshwari Temple estimated to have been built between 1007-1009 by Raja Bhoj is one of the 52 Shakti Peeds and Cheelar Dams.

Karedi mata temple:- Build by Karan one of the kouravs around 5000–7000 years before. It is one of the most bueatiful places in Shajapur. There existed one type of civilisation which have not been researched till now. Many idols of Hindu god have been taken out from earth. I request to everyone who read this article - please try to send this information to an archeologist so it can be researched and the area can be developed

History

Shajapur is named for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who halted there in 1640; it was previously known as Kankdikheda. The original name was Shahjahanpur, which was later shortened to Shajapur. In the 18th century the town became part of the dominion of the Maratha leader Sindhia, founder of the state of Gwalior, and was the headquarters of a district of Gwalior state until Indian independence in 1947. After Independence, Shajapur and its district became part of Madhya Bharat state, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 1956.

There is an old fort near the bank of chambal river, build by the mughal emperor. Now, there is district court in side the fort.

Geography

Shajapur is located at coord|23.43|N|76.27|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/35/Shajapur.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Shajapur] ] . It has an average elevation of 443 metres (1453 ft).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Shajapur had a population of 50,086. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Shajapur has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Shajapur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The most common language spoken is Hindi, but people still speak Malvi, a local language similar to Hindi in dialect and script.

Education

Colleges

*BalKrishna Sharma Naveen (BKSN) College, Shajapur. This college is affiliated with Vikram Uviversity, Ujjain.
*Dayanand Saraswati Mahavidhalaya, Shajapur

chool

*Mahatma Gandhi Convent (Principal-Litty Maria)
*Saraswti Shishu Vidya Mandir(Principal-Ajay Shivhare)
*Govt. Boys Higher secondary School no.2 (Principal-S.K.Malviya)
*School for Excellence (Govt. H.S. School No1)
*Najmi High School.
*Central school*

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