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Datia
City
Rajgarh Fort
Rajgarh Fort
Datia is located in Madhya Pradesh
Datia
Datia
Datia is located in India
Datia
Datia
Coordinates: 25°40′N 78°28′E / 25.67°N 78.47°E / 25.67; 78.47
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictDatia
Elevation
420 m (1,380 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total100,466
 • Density292/km2 (760/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
475661
Telephone code917522
ISO 3166 codeMP-IN
Vehicle registrationMP-32
Websitedatia.nic.in


Datia is the district headquarter of the Datia District in north central Madhya Pradesh,a state of Central India. It is an ancient town, mentioned in the Mahabharata ruled by King Dantavakra. The city is 78 km from Gwalior, 325 km south of New Delhi and 344 km north of Bhopal. About 18 km from Datia is Sonagiri, a sacred Jain hill. Datia is also about 31 km from Jhansi and 52 km from Orchha. The nearest airport is at Gwalior. It was formerly the seat of the eponymous princely state in the British Raj. Datia is situated near Gwalior and on the border with Uttar Pradesh.

Datia city Madhya Pradesh

The old town is encircled by a stone wall and is home to gorgeous buildings and gardens. The 17th-century palace of Vir Singh Deo is a notable example of the Hindu architecture of North India. The town serves as a trading center for grains and cotton products. Handloom weaving is an important industry. Datia has several important landmarks and is famous for the seven-story up and seven-story down palace built by Raja Vir Singh Deo in 1614. The town is also a thriving pilgrimage spot for religious devotees. There are many temples, including the Sidhapeeth of Pitambara Devi, Buglamukhi Devi Temple, and Gupteshwar Temple. Pitambara Peeth is a famous Shaktipitha located at the entrance of Datia. This pilgrimage spot is located about 1 km from Datia Bus Station and 3 km from Datia Railway Station on the Delhi-Chennai main line and features Buglamukhi Devi Temple. The Dhumavati Main Temple, established by Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj and the Vankhandeshwar temple, a Mahabharat period temple of Shiva are the main attraction of the place. It was ruled by Bundela Rajputs until 1947.Ahil khan Gold medalist in Yoga age 8 year Trainer Yoga Guru Manoj Gudsele(Master In Yoga.physical College Gwalior.) Datia

History

Main article: Datia State

The state was founded in 1626 by Bundela Rajputs. Rao Bhagwan Rao, 1st Rao of Datia and Baroni 1626/1656, received Datia and Baroni from his father, Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha in 1626, and established his own state. After he died in 1676, the state came under British control with other territories in Bundelkhand under the Treaty of Bassein in 1802. The ancient title of the ruling family was Maharaja Rao Raja, but in 1865 the British Government recognized only the title of Maharaja as hereditary. For the British, the Peshwa maintained a military force consisting of 945 cavalry, 5203 infantry, and 3 guns.

The motto of the royal family was Wir dalap Sharandah ("Lord of the Brave Army, Giver of Refuge"). In 1896–97, the state suffered from famine, and again to a lesser extent in 1899–1900. After India's independence in 1947, the Maharaja of Datia acceded the dominion of India, which later merged with the Union of India. Datia, together with the rest of the Bundelkhand agency, became part of the new state of Vindhya Pradesh in 1950. In 1956, the Vindhya Pradesh state was merged with certain other areas to form the state of Madhya Pradesh within the Union of India.

Geography

Datia is located at 25°40′N 78°28′E / 25.67°N 78.47°E / 25.67; 78.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 302 metres (990 feet).

Climate

Climate data for Datia (1981–2010, extremes 1970–2011)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33.6
(92.5)
38.2
(100.8)
42.4
(108.3)
45.8
(114.4)
47.8
(118.0)
48.5
(119.3)
44.7
(112.5)
40.5
(104.9)
40.2
(104.4)
41.4
(106.5)
37.2
(99.0)
34.0
(93.2)
48.5
(119.3)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
26.8
(80.2)
33.4
(92.1)
39.3
(102.7)
42.6
(108.7)
40.9
(105.6)
34.9
(94.8)
33.1
(91.6)
33.4
(92.1)
34.0
(93.2)
30.3
(86.5)
25.5
(77.9)
33.1
(91.6)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 7.6
(45.7)
10.1
(50.2)
15.5
(59.9)
21.2
(70.2)
26.9
(80.4)
28.4
(83.1)
26.2
(79.2)
25.1
(77.2)
23.5
(74.3)
17.5
(63.5)
11.7
(53.1)
7.9
(46.2)
18.5
(65.3)
Record low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
0.0
(32.0)
5.5
(41.9)
10.8
(51.4)
18.6
(65.5)
19.0
(66.2)
19.4
(66.9)
20.5
(68.9)
15.0
(59.0)
8.8
(47.8)
5.4
(41.7)
0.4
(32.7)
0.0
(32.0)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 8.3
(0.33)
10.9
(0.43)
5.9
(0.23)
3.0
(0.12)
10.4
(0.41)
78.1
(3.07)
232.1
(9.14)
246.9
(9.72)
153.2
(6.03)
15.7
(0.62)
6.1
(0.24)
2.6
(0.10)
773.3
(30.44)
Average rainy days 0.7 0.8 0.6 0.5 1.1 4.1 11.7 11.8 6.4 1.4 0.4 0.4 39.9
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 58 49 39 32 30 44 70 75 71 55 50 54 52
Source: India Meteorological Department[2][3]

Demographics

Religions in Datia (2011)[4]
Religion Percent
Hindus
87.13%
Muslims
11.62%
Buddhists
0.60%

As of the 2011 India census,[5] Datia had a population of 100,466. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Datia has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75% and female literacy is 60%. In Datia, 15% of the population is under six years of age.

See also: List of cities in Madhya Pradesh

Sites of interest

Sonagiri

Datia is best known for the Pitambara Peeth, a famous shaktipitha located at the entrance of Datia. This pilgrimage spot features Bagalamukhi Devi Temple and Dhumavati Mai Temple, established by Shri Golokwasi Swamiji Maharaj. Vankhandeshwar, a Mahabharat period temple of God Shiva, is also situated here. A temple of the goddess Peetaambara Bagalamukhi,श्री १००८श्री गुप्तेश्वर महादेव सिद्ध क्षेत्र temple, श्री१००८श्री मिठिया सरकार(श्री हनुमान जी महाराज)सिद्ध स्थान श्री१००८श्री हिरामन सरकार सिद्ध स्थान in Baroni located 12 km from datia and Shri Siddheshwar mahadev temple in village Kurthara located 20 km from Datia and white marble Jain temples are located at Sonagiri. Sonagiri is located 9 miles from Datia and is well connected by road and train.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Datia
  2. ^ "Station: Datia Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 229–230. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M117. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Madhya Pradesh". census.gov.in. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.