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Infobox settlement name = Baghpat
Baghpat
native_name = बागपत باغپت Baghpat
Baghpat
(Hindi: बाघपत or बाग़पत, Urdu: باغپت‎) is a town of NCR and a Municipal board
Municipal board
in Baghpat district in western Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Baghpat
Baghpat
District. Prior to the establishment of Baghpat district
Baghpat district
in 1997, Baghpat
Baghpat
was a Tehsil
Tehsil
in Meerut
Meerut
district. The town's name derives from the Hindi
Hindi
word for tiger (बाघ Baagh). Baghpat
Baghpat
town is located on the banks of river Yamuna
Yamuna
at 28 deg 57' North Latitude and 77 deg 13' East Longitude. It is 52 km from Meerut
Meerut
City and is on the main Delhi– Saharanpur
Saharanpur
Highway around 40 km from Delhi
Delhi
toward north.[1]

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics

3.1 Religion 3.2 Towns and villages

4 Agriculture 5 Medical facilities 6 Education 7 Famous places

7.1 Trilok Teerth Dham 7.2 Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain
Jain
Mandir 7.3 Pura MahaDev 7.4 Gufa Waale Baba Ka Mandir 7.5 Naag Baba Ka Mandir 7.6 Valmiki Ashram 7.7 Kali Singh Baba Mandir 7.8 IAF Chandinagar

8 References

History[edit] The city, founded by the Pandava
Pandava
brothers of Mahabharata, was originally known as Vyghraprastha (Sanskrit: व्याघ्रप्रस्थ, lit. "tiger city") because of the population of tigers found many centuries ago, and was one of the five villages asked by the Pandava
Pandava
brothers from Duryodhan to avoid the Mahabharat. Barnava, near Baraut
Baraut
is the site of the Lakshagraha
Lakshagraha
- palace made of wax, that was built by Purochana
Purochana
a minister of Duryodhana to kill the Pandavas. There are many versions of the story as to how the city derived its name. One less popular version states that the city has derived its name from the Sanskrit
Sanskrit
word Vakyaprastha (Sanskrit: वाक्यप्रस्थ, lit. "city of delivering speeches"). Inspired by such words and versions, the city was finally named Baghpat
Baghpat
during the Mughal Era. Geography[edit] Baghpat
Baghpat
is located in western Uttar Pradesh, on the east bank of the Yamuna
Yamuna
River. It is 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Delhi
Delhi
and 52 kilometres (32 mi) west of Meerut, on the main Delhi–Sharanpur highway. Baghpat
Baghpat
is the headquarters of Baghpat district, which is in the shape of a north-south rectangle. To the north of Baghpat district
Baghpat district
are Shamli and Muzaffarnagar districts, to the east Meerut
Meerut
district, to the south Ghaziabad district, and to the west, across the Yamuna, Delhi, and Sonipat district
Sonipat district
in Haryana
Haryana
state. Demographics[edit]

Religions in baghpat[2]

Religion

Percent

Muslims

60.34%

Hindus

37.91%

Others†

1.74%

†Includes Jain
Jain
(1.22%), Sikh
Sikh
(0.24%), Christians
Christians
(0.14%), Buddhist
Buddhist
(0.02%), and Not Stated (0.12%).

As of the 2011 Census of India[update], Baghpat
Baghpat
had a population of 50,310, where 26,435 are males, or 53% of the population, and 23,875 are females, or 47%. Baghpat
Baghpat
has an average literacy rate of 61.43%, which is lower than the state average of 67.68%; 68.91% of males and 53.12% of females are literate. 8,781, or 17.45% of the population, are under 6 years of age.[2] Major castes are Jats, Yadav, Gujjars, Tyagis and Rajputs besides Dalits and a large number of Muslims. Religion[edit] Baraut
Baraut
is a multi-religious place with many Hindu Temples, Jain Temples and Mosques around. There are 32 Temples, 45 Mosques, 2 Gurudwaras and 2 churches around this region. One of the biggest temple in this area is known as Digamber Jain
Jain
Bara Mandir. It is very famous and holds big importance here. On the day of Mahavir Jayanti (Birth of Bhagwan Mahavir) during month of April a three-day carnival is organised every year. Another Hindu carnival is organised during Dusshera following Ramlila (Play depicting life of lord Rama). Another big Hindu temple in the heart of the town is Panchvati Temple, on the bank of nahar (stream of water). This temple has three parts, first with Goddess Santoshi Ma temple, second is Ram Temple and third part is Ganesh and Hanuman ji temple. The district has a strong presence of Jainism. Bada Gaon
Bada Gaon
is an important pilgrimage center for Jains. It is located near the town of Khekra. There is a place called Pakka Ghat where a popular Shankaracharya, Swami Savroopanand saraswati ji maharaj, received jnana. Towns and villages[edit] According to the 2011 census, there are 3 towns—a municipal council ( Baghpat
Baghpat
itself), and 2 notified area, or city, councils (Agarwal Mandi and Aminagar Sarai)—within the tehsil, as well as 103 villages.[3] Agriculture[edit] Occupation of the people of Baghpat
Baghpat
is mostly Agriculture. approximately 70% people are dependent upon agriculture.Main crops of Baghpat
Baghpat
are sugarcane, wheat and rice. Also vegetables like Gourds, Pumpkins, Potatoes, Ladyfinger, Spinach, Radish and Carrots are also grown. Most of the economic growth of Baghpat
Baghpat
is due to "The Baghpat Cooperative Sugar Mills Ltd"....located about one and a half a km from the city. Medical facilities[edit] In Baraut, since 2008, the government medical center is relatively outdated, though the present UP state government does have plans to modernize the currently available facilities. A district hospital opened in 2011. The city also has private hospitals: Aastha Multispeciality Hospital, Delhi
Delhi
Nurshing Home, Jeevandeep Hospital, Raksha Hospital, and Vanjaksh Nature Care Hospital. Education[edit] Some of the colleges located in Baghpat
Baghpat
are:

Shri Ram College of Higher Education Maharaja Agrasen College of Higher Education S P R C Degree College Indradev College of Engineering & Technology Aryabhatt college of Engineering & Technology JagMohan Institute of Management and Technology Om Sai Institute of Technology & Science Syadwad Institute of Higher Education & Research , Baghpat (College of Nursing,Education,Management)

Famous places[edit]

Trilok Teerth Dham

Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain
Jain
Mandir

Trilok Teerth Dham[edit] Main article: Trilok Teerth Dham Trilok Teerth Dham
Trilok Teerth Dham
is a Jain
Jain
temple in Bada Gaon. This temple is built in shape of Jain
Jain
Emblem. This temple is 317 feet in height out of which 100 feet is below the ground and 217 feet above the ground. On top of the temple there is a 31 feet tall statue of Rishabhdev made up of Ashtadhatu (8 metals) in padmasan posture. This temple includes a meditation center, Samavasarana, Nandishwar Dweep, Trikaal Chaubisi, Meru Temple, Lotus Temple, Parshvanath temple, Jambudweep. Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain
Jain
Mandir[edit] Main article: Bada Gaon
Bada Gaon
temple The Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain
Jain
Mandir is a Jain
Jain
temple in Bada Gaon. This centuries-old temple is dedicated to Parshvanatha, the 23rd tirthankar. The moolnayak (main deity) of this temple is a white-marble idol of Parshvanatha, which was recovered from a well inside the temple. The idol is considered miraculous, as well as is the well water, which is believed to have curative powers. Apart from the main idol, several other idols were also discovered during excavation and have been installed in separate altars. Pura MahaDev[edit] Pura MahaDev (पुरामहादेव) Village is inhabited by Malik, Tomar, and Panwar Jats. It is situated on a hillock on the banks of the Hindon River. There is a very ancient temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, where, twice a year, Shiva devotees carry water from the holy River Ganges, at Haridwar, walking all the way, as an offering to Lord Shiva. Fairs are held here on the fourteenth day of Shraavana
Shraavana
(sometime in August–September) and Phalguna (February) in the foothills of the Lord Shiva temple in this village. Mahadev Pura is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the nearest town, Baleni, which is well-served by the highway from Meerut
Meerut
(32 kilometres (20 mi)) to Baghpat
Baghpat
(28 kilometres (17 mi)). According to a local tradition, the sage Parashurama
Parashurama
founded a Shiva temple here and named the place Shivapuri which in process of time became changed to Shivpura and then got shortened to Pura. Gufa Waale Baba Ka Mandir[edit] This temple is a holy place of the name of Gufa Wale Baba Ji (a.k.a. Kuti Wale Baba). There is also Lord Shiva's mandir within this place. People, in large numbers, visit it on religious festivals like Holi, Diwali, etc. Every Sunday devotees from nearby areas participate in religious activities. The temple is situated on the Delhi
Delhi
to Saharanpur
Saharanpur
highway (SH-57) in Sarurpur Kalan village. Naag Baba Ka Mandir[edit] It is situated near village Bamnauli on road from Baraut
Baraut
to Budhana via Puchar. Every year on Naag Panchmi, huge crowd can be seen here. On deepawali and Holi
Holi
also, people belonging to nearby places come here from other cities of India
India
to worship Naag Devta. Valmiki Ashram[edit] About 25 km from the city towards Meerut, off Meerut
Meerut
road and near the Hindon River
Hindon River
in the village baleni is the Valmiki Ashram, where according to Ramayana Luv and Kush sons of Lord Rama were born and brought up. This is the place where Sita came to live after the Ram-Ravan yudh in Ramayana. Kali Singh Baba Mandir[edit] This temple is situated near Laliyana village on the road from Chamrawal to Dhauli Pyau. Every Sunday, a huge crowd can be seen here. On Diwali, and Holi
Holi
also, people come here from nearby cities to worship Kali Singh Baba. IAF Chandinagar[edit] IAF Chandinagar is an Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force
training, and Garud Commando Force, centre near the village of Chamrawal. Facilities inside Chandinagar include a Kendriya Vidyalaya
Kendriya Vidyalaya
school, CSD canteen, and Punjab National Bank
Punjab National Bank
branch. References[edit]

^ "National Informatics Centre: Baghpat". National Informatics Centre. Retrieved 20 April 2015.  ^ a b " Baghpat
Baghpat
Population Census 2011". Census Commission of India. Retrieved 18 March 2018.  ^ " Baghpat
Baghpat
Tehsil
Tehsil
- Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh". Indian Census 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

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Cities and towns in Bagpat
Bagpat
district

Bagpat

Agarwal Mandi Aminagar Sarai Binauli Bagpat Baraut Chamrawal Chhaprauli Doghat Khekada Tikri

Other districts

Agra Aligarh Allahabad Ambedkar Nagar Amethi Amroha Auraiya Azamgarh Badaun Bahraich Ballia Balrampur Banda Barabanki Bareilly Basti Bhimnagar Bijnor Bulandshahr Chandauli Chitrakoot Deoria Etah Etawah Faizabad Farrukhabad Fatehpur Firozabad Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Ghazipur Gonda Gorakhpur Hamirpur Hardoi Hathras Jalaun Jaunpur Jhansi Kannauj Kanpur Nagar Kanshi Ram Nagar Kaushambi Kushinagar Lakhimpur Kheri Lalitpur Lucknow Maharajganj Mahoba Mainpuri Mathura Mau Meerut Mirzapur Moradabad Muzaffarnagar Panchsheel Nagar Pilibhit Prabuddhanagar Pratapgarh Raebareli Ramabai Nagar Rampur Saharanpur Sant Kabir Nagar Sant Ravidas Nagar Shahjahanpur Shravasti Siddharthnagar Sitapur Sonbhadra Sultanpur Unnao Varanasi

v t e

Meerut
Meerut
division topics

General

Doab Noida National Capital Region Chaudhary Charan Singh University Shobhit University Okhla Sanctuary

Mythology, history

Meerut
Meerut
Conspiracy Case Nauchandi Mela Mayasura Mandodari

Districts

Bagpat Bulandshahr Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Hapur Meerut

Rivers, dams, lakes

Yamuna Ganga Hindon

Languages, people

Hindi Khariboli Standard Hindi Urdu Western Hindi Jat Gujjar

Transport

Air

Meerut
Meerut
Airport

Rail

Delhi
Delhi
Meerut
Meerut
RRTS Meerut
Meerut
Metro Bhagpat Ghaziabad Jn Meerut
Meerut
City Jn Meerut
Meerut
Cantt Modinagar New Ghaziabad Hapur

Road

Delhi– Meerut
Meerut
Expressway NH 24 NH 58 Noida
Noida
Greater Noida
Noida
Expressway Yamuna
Yamuna
Expressway Upper Ganga
Ganga
Canal Expressway NH 91 NH 119

Industries

NTPC Dadri

Lok Sabha constituencies

Baghpat Bulandshahr Gautam Buddha Nagar Ghaziabad Meerut-Hapur

See also

Cities and towns in Bagpat
Bagpat
district Cities and towns in Bulandshahr district Cities and towns in Gautam Buddha Nagar district Cities and towns in Ghaziabad district Cities and towns in Meerut
Meerut
district Cities and towns in Panchsheel Nagar district Villages in Bagpat
Bagpat
district Villages in Bulandshahr district Villages in Gautam Buddh Nagar district Villages in Ghaziabad district People from Bagpat
Bagpat
district People from Bulandshahr People from Gautam Buddha Nagar People from Ghaziabad district People from Meerut

Other Divisions

Agra Aligarh Allahabad Azamgarh Bareilly Basti Chitrakoot Devipatan Faizabad Gorakhpur Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow Mirzapur Moradabad S

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