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Town hall
Town hall
Khargone is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Khargone
Elevation 258 m (846 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,12,000
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 451001
Telephone code 07282
Vehicle registration MP 10
Sex ratio 1000/945 /
Website .in.nic.khargonewww

Khargone is a City in the chili pepper) production. It is also known for Navgraha Mandir, a temple devoted to the nav grahas (nine planets).


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Economy 4
  • Culture 5
    • Shree Navgrah Mela 5.1
    • Nimar Utsav 5.2
  • Weather 6
  • Education 7
    • Public Schools 7.1
    • Colleges 7.2
  • Tourist attractions 8
    • Temples in khargone District 8.1
  • Nearest Places 9
    • Other Attractions 9.1
  • Business 10
    • Banks 10.1
  • References 11
  • External links 12


According to mythology, the name "Nimar" was derived from the word "Nimarya" (निमार्य), which signifies that the land had belonged to both the Aryas and the non-Arya. However, according to another myth, the word "Nimar" has been associated with the place due to the presence of a large number of Neem trees.(link).

At different times in history, the area was ruled by the Kingdoms of Haihayas (हैहय) of Maheshwar, Parmar of Malwa, Ahirs of Asirgarh, Muslims of Mandav, Peshwa, Mughals and Marathas. After the formation of the state of Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956, the district came into existence as West Nimar (पश्चिम निमाड़). Later (on 25 May 1998) due to certain administrative needs, the district was divided between Khargone and Barwani.

The old fort entrance.

Near 17 Kilometer, "OON" is a very old village and here 99 Bhumija Style Temples; made by emperor Ballaleshwar. OON is also famous for jain Temple.

The population of the district was estimated to be about 410,587, according to the census of India 2011.


Khargone is located in the south-west border of Madhya Pradesh, 258 metres (846 ft) above sea level. It is spread over an area of 8,030 square kilometres (3,100 sq mi). Towards the north it borders Dhar, Indore and Dewas districts. Towards the south, it borders Maharashtra, in the east, Khandwa&Mundi and Burhanpur and Barwani in the west. Khargone is in the middle of the Narmada River valley with the Vindhyachal mountain range situated in the north and Satpura in the south. The River Narmada flows along a path of 50 kilometres (31 mi) inside the district. Veda and Kunda are the other two main rivers in the district.

Through villages

Khargone is 90 km (56 mi) away from Barwani, 80 km (50 mi) from Khandwa and 140 km (87 mi) from Indore120 km (75 mi) from Mundi. The district is connected to the cities of Indore, Khandwa, Mundi, Barwani, Dhar, Jhabua, Jalgaon and Dhulia by road. The Agra-Mumbai National Highway (NH#3) passes through the district. In the eastern part, the district has a meter-gauge railway line connecting Delhi-Jaipur-Indore-Khandwa-Hyderabad. Important stations on this route include Barwah and Sanawad. The nearest broad gauge line railway station is Khandwa Junction. The nearest airport is located at Indore & Khandwa.


Khargone is growing fast as a city, and it now includes many villages, such as Jetapur. As of 2001 India census,[1] Khargone had a population of 86,443. While males constitute 52% of the population, females average 48%. Khargone has an average literacy rate of 66%. This is higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 57%. About 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religion in Khargone
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (1%), Buddhists (<0.5%).


Economically, Khargone is dependent on agriculture, with several other industries developing in the area.

Red Chilly

The major cash crops of Khargone District are cotton and chilly (or "chili pepper"). The district is India's biggest cotton-producing region. The red chilly is exported abroad. A famous mandi of chilly at Bedia is located about 50 km from Khargone and the famous Sendhwa cotton hub is just 70 km from district headquarters.


Various cultural activities are held throughout the year. Residents of the city, belonging to different religions, celebrate various festivals such as Diwali, Eid, Holi, Christmas etc. with harmony and peace. Other than the regular festivals, certain festivals are local to the region such as Gangore, which is celebrated by many people.

There are many other cultural events held in the city throughout the year. There are various book fairs, art fairs, etc. Many local festivals celebrated with joy and happiness, such as 'Nag Panchami' (a day celebrated for snakes which are respected and worhipped like a god in Hindu mythology), or Bhagoriya (a festival celebrated by tribal people in the region).

Shree Navagraha mandir temple

Shree Navgrah Mela

Shree Navagrah Mela is an annual fair held during the months of January and February. It lasts between 20 to 25 days. The fair is held at the Mela Grounds situated near the banks of river Kunda, near the famous Navagraha temple. The name 'Navgraha Mela' is itself derived from the Navagraha mandir (temple), which is the temple devoted to the nine planets (Nav-grahas) and the god 'Sun'. There are various attractions and events held during the fair, such as 'circus' or 'moving theatres' and amusement rides for children and youth.

A significant feature of the event is a large market with hundreds of stalls selling a wide variety of goods. A large amount of business is generated by this fair every year in Khargone. Food and cuisine is also an important attraction, with many different local cuisines available.

A separate cattle and livestock market also takes place during the fair where various animals such as cows, goats and calves are brought from nearby villages and areas for exchange and sale.

Nimar Utsav

Nimar Utsav is very popular event held in Nimar. As the name suggests, it is the 'utsav' (celebration) or the festival held every year in the holy city of Maheshwar at the banks of Narmada River. During this event, different arts and cultural programs are held, such as displays of different dance forms and the cultural aspects of Nimar. Many tourists attend the event every year.


Khargone has a transitional climate between a tropical wet and dry climate and a humid subtropical climate. Three distinct seasons are observed: summer, monsoon and winter. Summers are extremely hot and dry in this region, lasting from mid-march to mid-June followed by the monsoon season. The temperatures in summer are usually above 40 °C (104 °F) during April–May. During these months when temperatures become very high, the dry and hot wind (locally known as "loo") blows in this area, widely affecting the local ecology. The temperature also remains quite high during the night.

The monsoon arrives in late June, with temperatures around 29 °C (84 °F) and about 36 inches (914 mm) rainfall. The rainy season is humid and has substantial rainfall. Local people are commonly affected by the flooding of river Kunda, which flows from outskirts of the city. Winters start in mid-November and are dry, mild and sunny. Temperatures average about 4–15 °C (39–59 °F), but can fall close to freezing on some nights.

Climate chart ()
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Weather Reports


The district is served well with several educational institutes, comprising both the private and public sectors. There is a government post-graduate degree college in the city, with three engineering colleges, three pharmacy colleges, one pilot training college and two polytechnic colleges, along with several English and Hindi medium schools and colleges. These institutions offer degrees in both the science and the arts. This district is the best educational district in the Nimar region. Ranks of districts: 1) Khargone, 2) Khandwa, and 3) Barwani.

Public Schools

There are 2,605 primary schools (PS), 721 middle schools (MS), 73 high schools (HS) and 69 higher secondary schools (HSS) located in the district. The district also has three Kendriya Vidyalays (central schools). These include: Kendriya Vidyalaya (Khargone), Kendriya Vidyalaya (Barwah), and Navoday Vidyalay Sanawad.

There are also several high schools. Among these:

1. Maharishi Vidya Mandir.(CBSE affiliation Number: 1030219)
2. St. Judes School(CBSE Affiliation Number: 1030166
3. Aaditya Vidya Vihar.CBSE affiliated.
4. Gokuldas Public School (CBSE Affiliation Number 1030212)
5. Saraswati Vidya Mandir
6. Priyadarshani Shikshaniketan.
7. Bal Shiksha Niketan
8. Devi Ahilya School of Excellence no. 1
9. Shri vaishnav vidhya mandir.
10.Devi Ahilya Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School no. 2.
11 Lotus children's school Gouridham Colony Khargone
12 Innovative Public School,in front of kendriya vidhyalaya, kasrawad road,khargone
13 Sanskar Shikshalay, Nutan Nagar
14 Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School, Gogawa
15 Avisans Public High School Jetapur, Khargone


There are various colleges[2] in the district. These are affiliated with Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay, Indore (University of Indore) and offer several graduate and postgraduate-level courses. The list includes:

  1. Shree Narayan Institute of Technology (SNIT), Bistan Road Khargone
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Mahavidyalaya
  3. Jawaharlal Institute of Technology, Borawan
  4. Government Post Graduate Degree College
  5. Government Girls Degree College
  6. Shreeji Institute Of Technology and Management College(Khandwa Road)

Tourist attractions

Ganesh mandir
Shree Navagraha mandir
Town hall kgn

Temples in khargone District

Shree Navagraha mandir

It is said that there are more than 100 temples at Khargone, indicating the long history of Maheshwar. Main temples for visitors are Sahastararjun Temple near the holy river Narmada, Raj-Rajeshwar Mandir, Kashi Vishwanath Mandir, Chaturbhuj Narayan Mandir, Ahilya Mata's Chhatris, Rajwada, Chintamani Ganpati Mandir, Bada Ganpati temple, Pandharinath Mandir, Bhawani Mata Mandir, Gobar Ganesh Mandir, Banke Bihari, Anant Narayan Mandir, Khedapati Hanuman, Ram and Krishna Mandir. Baneshwar temple, Kaleshwar, Jwaleshwar and Narsingh Mandir are very good for nature lovers. The recently built Ek mukhi Datta Mandir is situated in Jalkoti, Sahastradhara.

Ek Mukhi Datta Temple at Sahastradhara, Jalkoti, Maheshwar

Nearest Places

  1. Jetapur
  2. Oon Bujurg

Oon Bujurg is a Village in Khargone Tehsil in Khargone District of Madhya Pradesh State, India. It belongs to Indore Division . It is located 3 KM towards East from District headquarters Khargone. 285 KM from State capital Bhopal

Oon Bujurg Pin code is 451228 and postal head office is Kasrawad .

Oon Bujurg is surrounded by Bhagvanpura Tehsil towards East , Jhirnya Tehsil towards west , Gogawan Tehsil towards East , Segaon Tehsil towards west .

Sendhwa , Sanawad , Manawar , Yawal are the nearby Cities to Oon Bujurg.

Demographics of Oon Bujurg

Hindi is the Local Language here. HOW TO REACH Oon Bujurg

By Rail

There is no railway station near to Oon Bujurg in less than 10 km. However Bhusaval Jn Rail Way Station is major railway station 99 KM near to Oon Bujurg

Colleges near Oon Bujurg

Shri Narayan Institute Of Technology Khargone Address : In Front Of P.g College, Bistan Road Khargone (mp)

Govt. Women Address : (aicte Approved) Umarkhali Rd; Near By T.v. Tower; Khargone ----451 001

Charak Institute Of Pharmacy Address : ; Choli Rd; Mandleshwar Block Maheshwar; Khargone

Government Girls College, Khargone Address : Khandwa Rd Khargone

Gry Institute Of Pharmacy Address : Vidhya Vihar; Sarvar Deula Rd; Borwan; Khargone (mp) -- 457228 Schools in Oon Bujurg

Sneh Convent School Address : oon bujurg , khargone , khargone , Madhya Pradesh . PIN- 451440 , Post - Un (West Nimar)

Gayatri Vidhya Mandir Oon Address : oon bujurg , khargone , khargone , Madhya Pradesh . PIN- 451440 , Post - Un (West Nimar)

Saraswati Shishu Mandir Address : oon bujurg , khargone , khargone , Madhya Pradesh . PIN- 451440 , Post - Un (West Nimar)

G.m.s. Oon Bujurg Address : oon bujurg , khargone , khargone , Madhya Pradesh . PIN- 451440 , Post - Un (West Nimar)

Bms Oon Bujurg Address : oon bujurg , khargone , khargone , Madhya Pradesh . PIN- 451440 , Post - Un (West Nimar)

  1. Sanawad
  2. Khandwa
  3. kasrawad
  4. Bhikangaon, India
  5. Maheshwar, India
  6. Mandleshwar,
  7. Kasrawad, India
  8. India Dhamnod, India
  9. Dharampuri, India
  10. Rajpur, India
  11. Sendhwa, India
  12. Anjad, India
  13. Pandhana, India
  14. Barwaha, India
  15. Manpur, India
  16. Chopda, India
  17. Manawar, India

Other Attractions

  • Bawangaja (now in Barwani)
  • Oon (14 km), famous for its Jain pilgrimage centres.
  • Nanheshwar (20 km), famous for its ancient Shiva temples.
  • The Navagraha temple, the ancient temple devoted to Navagraha, the nine (nava) major celestial bodies (Grahas) of Hindu astronomy.


The basic economy of the city includes the agricultural and the cotton industries. There are various cotton processing units (spinning) in the cooperative sector and private sector. One of the major spinning unit is JawaharLal Nehru Sahakari Soot Mill, situated on Julwania Road. It is a cooperative sector society run by congress MLA and MP.


Most of the national banks have branches in the city. Prominent ones include the State Bank of India, the State Bank of Indore, the Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, the Bank of Maharashtra,Syndicate Bank and the Central Bank of India. Private banks such as HDFC, Axis Bank(Sanawad Road), ICICI, Union Bank, and Bank of Baroda have also opened branches. These branches are located in the Radha Vallabh market area.

Currently, Khargone has eight ATMs that belong to the State Bank of India, the State Bank of Indore, Axis Bank, HDFC bank, ICICI, Union Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Maharastra, Jila sahakari kendriya bank maryadit, khargone and the Bank of Baroda.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^

External links

  • Official Website of Khargone District
  • website for Navagraha mandir khargone
  • [2]
  • Non profit organizations khargone
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