Origin of name of Barwani
The name Badwani originated from the forests of 'bad' which had sorrounded the city in old times, and 'wani' means Garden. Therefore the name of the city meand 'garden of bad'. Barwani is still pronounced as Badwani but it spells Barwani.
History of Barwani It is said that Barwani lost most of its territory during the Maratha invasion in the 17th century. Under the clutches of the British Raj, Bharwani was a state of the Bhopawar agency, which is a division of the Central India Agency. The forest regions were under a British official. Before 1948, Barwani was the capital of old Barwani State. The Rana dynasty ruled the state throughout the history. This small State was spared by British, Moughals and Marathas because of its rocky tarrain and less productive soil.
In 1947, after India's independence Barwani became part of the Nimar District of Madhya Bharat state. Eventually on November 1, 1956, Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh. The district of Barwani was formed on 25th May 1998. It was carved out of West-Nimar, Khargone district.
Divisions of Barwani
The district of Barwani consists of 2 sub-divisions as Barwani and Sendhawa which are further divided into 6 tahsils namely Barwani, Sendhawa, Pansemal, Niwali, Thikari and Rajpu. The two municipalities of Barwani are Barwani and Sendhawa.
Barwani district has 417 panchayats and 646 villages, 576 revenues. Out of the 646 villages, 560 are inhabitated and 16 are un-inhabitated.
Demography of Barwani
As per 2001 census, 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.
Places of interest in Barwani
Anjad, is an important commercial place. Veereshwar Mahadev and Nagari Mata Temples Bawangaja is an important Jain pilgrimage centre. Barwani, the headquarter of the district is another important town of the district which is famous commercially as well as for its old monuments. Bhawar Garh houses the ancient fort of Bhawar Garh or Borgarh Beejasan is famous for the temple of Godess Beejasani (Durga). Sendhawa is famouse for cotton ginning factories. It is a big commercial centre of the area.
Transport of Barwani
Barwani district is not well connected via rail, and air transport services. Any way it has goood road connectivity. The nearest airport at Barwani is Devi Ahilyabai Holkar Airport(Indore) which is 150 KM from Barwani. This airport provides connectivity to important cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Raipur and Nagpur. The nearest railway station is also at Indore. Barwani is well connected to other parts of Madhya Pradesh and India with national and state highways. There are bus services to and from all major and minor cities near Barwani.
Education of Barwani
There are many schools and colleges at Barwani. The important institutions of Barwani are:
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