Barwani

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Barwani (बडवानी ), also known as Badwani, is a city and a municipality in Barwani District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The city is situated near the left bank of the Narmada River, and is the administrative headquarter of Barwani District. It has served as the capital of the former princely state of Barwani. It can be reached by road only. Nearest airport and railway station are located at Indore 150 KM from Barwani. Bawangaja, a Jain pilgrimage place, is 8 km from Barwani.

Geography

Barwani is located at 22.03°N 74.9°E[1]. It has an average elevation of 178 metres (583 feet). The great Narmada River flows through Barwani (just 5 km from city). The temperature of Barwani in April and May goes as high as 48′C, making it the hottest place in India.
Barwani is surrounded by the great hills of Satpura and in the raining days it becomes one of the most beautiful places in central India. The city is also called the Paris of Nimar. The Nimar region is split into East Nimar and West Nimar. Nimar, in local terms, means “area beyond the Neem Trees”. Barwani lies in West Nimar. The annual rainfall of Barwani is around 15 inches, though since 2006, it has increased a lot. Barwani is famous for its Papitas and Bawangaja (a Jain holy place 8 KM from Barwani).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Barwani had a population of 73,222. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Barwani has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Temples

Bada Ganpati temple
Shree Savliya temple
Vaishno devi temple
Hanuman temple at segaon
Kalka mata temple
Mahalaxmi temple
Santoshi Mata and Ram-Krishna Temple
Moti mata temple
Shani and Sai Temple
Satyanarayan Temple
Gayatri Temple
Shri Siddhanath Mahadev Temple
Ramkulleshwar Temple
Shani Mandir

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