Location in Telangana, India
|• Type||Municipal Council|
|• Body||MLA: Mohd Shakeel Aamir|
|• Total||35.40 km2 (13.67 sq mi)|
|Elevation||357 m (1,171 ft)|
|• Rank||2nd in Nizamabad|
|• Density||2,200/km2 (5,700/sq mi)|
|• Official||Telugu, Urdu|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
503 185, 503 180
|Telephone code||+91 08467|
|Vehicle registration||TS 16|
Bodhan is a town in Nizamabad district of the Indian state of Telangana. Bodhan is primarily known for the Nizam Sugar Factory founded by a Nizam of Hyderabad, and some historical places such as The Chakreshwara Shiva Temple, The Renuka Temple, Bhimuni Gutta at Rakasipet and prominent other historical places, such as the Pandu Teertha ( Pandu Lake dug by the Pandavas), Chakra Teertha ( Chakki lake) and many other temples and shrines.
Bodhan is identified as the ancient Podana town (Podanapura), which was known to be the capital of Asmaka Mahajanapada of ancient India that covered present-day Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Maharashtra. It probably was also served as the capital of Vinayaditya, an 8th century ruler of the Vemulavada Chalukya dynasty.
Bhagwan Parashurama protected this city with his Chakra, giving it the name Ekachakrapura, from treta yuga.
Rakasipet is a part of the Bodhan town which has historical significance. It is considered that "Pandavas" while doing "Aranyavas" stayed near Bodhan. Bheema (second among the five brothers, the strong man of the Pandavas) killed "Bhakasura" near Rakasipet (Bodhan).That place is called Bhimuni Gutta.
Bodhan is believed to be the birthplace of the dynasty's Kannada-language court poet Pampa. The samadhi (burial place) of Pampa is also believed to be located at Bodhan: it was discovered in the 1970s, when historian Yadagiri Rao deciphered a form of the old Kannada script. The samadhi is of an unidentified saint, who is believed to be Pampa.
Asia's second largest sugar factory is in Bodhan.
As of 2011[update] India census, Bodhan had a population of 77,573. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Bodhan has an average literacy rate of 66%, lower than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 71% and female literacy of 61%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Bodhan is one of the 68 revenue divisions of Telangana state. It consists of eight mandals namely Bodhan, Varni, Chandur, Mosra, Rudrur, Kotagiri, Renjal and Yedapally. The entire division comes under ayacut of Nizamsagar Project
Bodhan Municipality was constituted in 1952 and is classified as a second grade municipality with 38 election wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 21.40 km2 (8.26 sq mi).
Bodhan Assembly In 2014, Shakil of TRS won the seat by a margin of 15,884 (10.37%). Shakil secured 44.02% of the total votes polled.
In the 2014 assembly elections, TRS led in the Bodhan Assembly segment of the Nizamabad Parliamentary/Lok Sabha constituency
In 2018, assembly elections Mr Shakil Aamir Mohammed won Second time Ruling for bodhan constitution as a Member of legislature assembly with majority(74895) Votes, 47.14 % With TRS (Telengana Rastra Samity ) political Party, Which was founded at 27 April 2001 by K Chandra Shekar Rao Chief minister of Telangana,