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Raisen fort
Raisen fort
Raisen is located in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Raisen
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Website .in.nic.raisenwww

Raisen is a town and a municipality in Raisen district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raisen District. Raisen takes its name from the massive fort at the top of a hill. The town is located at the foot. The name is probably a corruption of Rajavasini or Rajasayan—the royal residence.


  • History 1
  • Places of interest 2
  • Geography 3
  • Demographics 4
  • References 5


The origins of the fort go back to 1200 AD. Up to the 15th century it was under rulers of various Hindu lines, including the Rajputs. In 1543 Sher Shah Suri captured it from Puranmal. Subsequently in 1760 Fiaz Mohammad Khan, the third Nawab of Bhopal, occupied it. As a result, up to India's independence in 1947, Raisen remained part of the Princely state of Bhopal. After India's independence, it, along with most of the Bhopal princely state, became part of the new Bhopal state of India, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956.

Places of interest

The most visited place in Raisen is the Shrine of Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba who was a well known Muslim saint. People have a strong belief that ones desires are fulfilled if asked to God via Hazrat Peer Fatehullah Shah Baba.

Visitors are also attracted to the sprawling Raisen fort which has very famous Shiv mandir which is opened only on Mahashivraatri and remains closed for whole year you better understand the reason which shows a great example of national and religious integrity with its temples and maszid and mazars situated in same campus and worshiped by both religion peoples. it has a very good water management and conservation system along with a large water reservoir and some 40 wells. In the vicinity of the fort there are also several caves with ancient wall paintings.


The region is predominantly agrarian.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Raisen had a population of 35,553. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raisen has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 59%. In Raisen, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  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. 
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