Shree Navagraha Mandir
History of KhargoneThe place or region where Khargone city is located has witnessed reigns of many erstwhile glorious empires and dynasties. The history in fact stretches or dates back to glorious days of Vedas and Mahabaharta, when this region is said to have been ruled by clans of Haihayas. Haihaya Clan though is not very widely known among common people of India, but surprisingly this ancient dynasty finds mention in many important Indian scriptures like Harivamsha Purana and Vishnu Purana.
During medieval era Paramara dynasty of Malwa region and Ahirs of Asirgarh ruled over this prat of Madhya Pradesh. Here it is important to mention Paramara dynasty belonged to famous warrior clans of Rajputs. After demise of these two dynasties, came Mughals and Marathas, who left an unimpeachable mark on the history of this region. Especially different Maratha dynasties like Peshwas and Holkars left behind rich historical heritage in form of temples and forts, few of which today have become tourist hotspots of this region. To new a few, the famous Ahilya Fort in Maheshwar town today serves as a reminder of the glorious history of Marathas.
Geography of Khargone
Map of Khargone
Economy of KhargoneEconomy of Khargone to a large extent is dependent on agriculture, as there is very minimal presence of other important sectors like industries and service sector in the district. Although in headquarter city of Khargone agriculture sector may have lost its sway due to steady urbanization, but nonetheless it does have a very sizeable presence. Speaking about its agricultural production, then we ought to mention the fact that Khargone is one of the highest producer of Cotton and Chilly in entire India. Today Khargone’s high quality cotton and chilly are exported all across the world, brining in huge revenue and employment for the district. This fact not only sheds light on achievement of Khargone’s agricultural sector, but also just how important agriculture is for livelihood of this entire region.
Healthcare Services in KhargoneImmensely reliable and sound, but still has a very long way to go. That’s how we’d like to describe the current status of healthcare services in Khargone. Khargone is home to all the important healthcare institutions like hospitals, chemist shops and doctors, but its healthcare services lack the cutting edge technology. For instance, all its well equipped hospitals still can’t compete with advanced Multi or Super Specialty Hospital operating in first tier cities of our country. This said, all the local hospitals are still doing a very commendable job by relieving thousands of local patients every year from life threatening diseases. Besides, chemist shops and general physicians were always present in huge numbers in this city and their numbers will only grow further in coming years.
Vijaylaxmi Hospital & Research Centre
Address: Bhandari Complex, Sanawad Road, Near Sharada Hospital, Khargone Ho, Khargone - 451001
Phone no: +(91)-7282-244145, +(91)-9425087805
Address: Diversion Road, Khargone Ho, Khargone - 451001
Phone no: +(91)-7282-222550
MAA Memorial Hospital
Address: Bti Road, Bank Colony, Khargone HO, KHARGONE - 451001
Phone no: +(91)-7282-233822, +(91)-9826416794
Tourist Places in Khargone
Maheshwar Fort in Khargone
Culture of KhargoneMany important cultural events and festivals are held here throughout the year that brings out this region’s rich culture in all its glory. One such important cultural event is Shree Navgrah Mela that is held near the famous Navagraha Temple. This 20 to 25 days fair is by far the biggest fair of entire Khargone District, wherein locals from all nook and corner flock here to enjoy circus, moving theatres, street market and other entertainment amenities that this fair has to offer. Besides this annual fair, traditional festivals like Diwali, Holi, Eid etc also obviously brings out cultural essence of this region in all its glory. Another culturally unique thing about this region is Nimadi language, which is widely spoken in many parts of Madhya Pradesh state. Nimadi Language has been spoken in Khargone region since time immemorial and is unarguably one of the cultural high points of this region.
Khargone at a glanceCoordinates: 21.49°N 75.36°E
State: Madhya Pradesh
Elevation: 353 m (1,158 ft)
• Official Hindi
Telephone code: 07282
Vehicle registration: MP 10
Sex ratio: 1000/945
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