Bhedaghat (Hindi: भेड़ाघाट) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Jabalpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is situated by the side of river Narmada and is approximately 20 km from Jabalpur city. Its most famous sights are the Dhuandhar Falls, Marble Rocks, and the Chaunsath Yogini temple

The temple is one of the four major extant temples containing carvings of sixty four yogini, female yoga mystics. It was built in the 10th century under the Kalachuris. It commands a view of the whole area around and of the river flowing through the marble rocks.

Its major attraction is a waterfall known as Dhuandhar, which looks like smoke coming out of the river and therefore it got its name as "Dhuan(smoke)-dhar(flow of water)". Another major attraction is 'Bandar Kodini', when one travels in between the marble rocks in a boat, the mountains at both the sides at one point come so close that the monkeys are able to jump across them, hence the name "Bandar Kodini". In a moonlit night, the travel between the marble rock mountains in a boat on the river Narmada is one of the popular tourist attractions here. Bhedabhav is famous for its jumpers.


Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
Bhedaghat, Jabalpur
Bhedaghat is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°07′55″N 79°48′04″E / 23.132°N 79.801°ECoordinates: 23°07′55″N 79°48′04″E / 23.132°N 79.801°E
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
 • Total1,840
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)


As of 2001 India census,[1] Bhedaghat had a population of 1840. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhedaghat has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 71% and female literacy of 53%. 16% of the population is under 7 years of age.


The nearest railway station is Bhedaghat Railway station. It is possible to take a tempo (auto-rickshaw) from Jabalpur to Bhedaghat. Its distance from the main city is about 28 km.

Portrayals in popular culture


in 2011 assembly elections, congress registered a win here.


Dhuandhar falls at Bhedaghat, Madhya Pradesh, India

Dhuandhar Falls

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The river Narmada flowing downstream after the Dhuandhar falls.


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Side view of the Dhuandhar Falls seen during the monsoon season.

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Marble rocks alongside Narmada River







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The river Narmada flowing downstream after the Dhuandhar falls.

River Narmada flowing through Bhedaghat

River Narmada flowing through Bhedaghat




  1. ^ "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.
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Bahoriband is a town and a nagar panchayat in Katni district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Bahoriband Tehsil Headquarters is Bahoriband town . It belongs to Jabalpur Division. It is located 44 km towards west from District headquarters Katni. 320 km from State capital Bhopal towards west.

Bahoriband Tehsil is bounded by Sihora Tehsil towards South, Majhouli Tehsil towards South, Rithi Tehsil towards North, Murwara Tehsil towards East . Jabalpur City, Umaria City, Katni City are the nearby cities to Bahoriband.

Bandhavgarh National Park , Jabalpur (Sanskaardhaani), Bhedaghat , Vijayraghavgarh , Maihar , Panna are the nearby important tourist destinations to see.

Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur

Chausath Yogini Temple is one of the oldest heritage sites in India. It was built in the 10th Century AD by the Kalachuri kingdom and has a distinct resemblance to the temples of Khajuraho in structure. The temple is the abode of Goddess Durga along with 64 yoginis. A Yogini is a female attendant of the mother goddess, who slays illusion with fiery passion through insight and liberation. It is located near the river Narmada and the famous Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat, some 5 km from Jabalpur, Madhya pradesh. Though the temple has been partially damaged, it speaks greatly of the ancient dynasties that ruled in Jabalpur.

Chausath Yogini temple, Khajuraho

The Chausath Yogini temple is a ruined Devi temple in the Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh, India. Dated to the late 9th century, it is the oldest surviving temple at Khajuraho. Unlike the Chausath Yogini temples at other places, it has a rectangular plan.

Dhuandhar Falls

The Dhuandhar Falls (धुआंधार) is a waterfall in Jabalpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Hanumantal Bada Jain Mandir

Bara Mandir (हनुमान-ताल मन्दिर) is a historic Jain temple in Jabalpur, right on the edge of Hanumantal, once the main center of Jabalpur.


Jabalpur (English: , US also , Hindi: [dʒəbəlˈpʊɾ]; formerly known as Jubbulpore, the official spelling until 2006) is a tier 2 city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. According to the 2011 census, it is the third-largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh, and the country's 37th-largest urban agglomeration. It is known for the Dhuandhar Falls and the white marble rocks at Bhedaghat. It is generally accepted that the game of Snooker originated here.Jabalpur is an important administrative, industrial, and business center of Madhya Pradesh. It is a major education hub in India. The High Court of Madhya Pradesh and several departmental headquarters of the State Government are located in Jabalpur. The city has a major military base and is a major centre for the production of arms and ammunition in India, which is the city's primary source of employment. It also has several other smaller industries. The city is a major trading center and producer of forest products, experiencing fast growth in all sectors.

Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur district (the second-most-populous district in Madhya Pradesh) and the Jabalpur division. Historically, a center of the Kalachuri and Rajgond dynasties, the city developed a syncretic culture influenced by intermittent Mughal and Maratha reigns.

During the early nineteenth century, it was annexed by British India and renamed as Jubbulpore and incorporated as a cantonment town. Since Indian independence there have been demands for a separate state of Mahakoshal, with Jabalpur its capital. The headquarters of the West Central Railway, Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board, Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI), and Army headquarters of five states, viz. Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Bihar, and Jharkhand, are in Jabalpur. Jabalpur is also the Army Headquarters for The Grenadiers and Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiments. The city is also the headquarter of 1 Signal Training Centre.

Jabalpur Airport

Jabalpur Airport (IATA: JLR, ICAO: VAJB), also known as Dumna Airport, is an airport situated 25 kilometres (16 miles) east of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. It is the third busiest airport in Madhya Pradesh after Indore Airport and Bhopal Airport. The airport is very important as it serves whole of eastern Madhya Pradesh, especially the Mahakaushal region. It serves the tourists who visit Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Pench National Park , Bhedaghat amongst others. The airport is spread over an area of 760 acres. Alliance Air, Indigo and SpiceJet operate scheduled flight services to and from Jabalpur.

Jabalpur Junction railway station

Jabalpur Junction (Station Code : JBP), is an important railway junction station of Jabalpur City in Madhya Pradesh. It is the headquarters of West Central Railway.


Khemukhi is the name of one of the 64 yoginis, which was a secret and esoteric female cult between the 9th and 13th century. In Hinduism, the term yogini refers to a female yogi in general, but the term 64 yoginis refers to a tantric and secret female cult worshiping Hindu Goddess Durga. Khemukhi is the goddess whose broken statue is found in the 64 yogini temple in Bhedaghat in the Jabalpur District in India. Her name is most probably derived from Khe - In The Sky and mukhi - faced.

In the 64 yogini temple in Bhedaghat there are more than 64 goddesses, so the number 64 is not always related to the actual number of yoginis (goddesses), but rather to a religious mystical meaning expressed in the number 64.

The information on 64 yoginis (goddesses) is very little and it is very hard to say what they accomplished, as this cult used a form of communication impenetrable for outsiders known as twilight language. 64 yoginis believed that by various practices (black magic, too) they could achieve immense supernatural powers. Their temples are roofless. This particular aspect shows that in their religious practices and thinking they did not follow the orthodox Brahmanic paths.

Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Jabalpur

Lakshmi Narain College of Technology (LNCT), Jabalpur is an institute located in the historic and industrial city of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. The institute was established in 2008, offering courses in engineering and management.

The institute is run by the Lakshmi Narain Group of Institutions, which is credited with the establishment of the first private engineering institution in the state of Madhya Pradesh with LNCT Bhopal. The group derives its name from the Hindu deities, Lakshmi Narayan. It owns and runs a university, schools, colleges, hospitals and 24 other educational and research institutions with courses in engineering, technology, management, medicine, dentistry, ayurveda, homeopathy, pharmacy, nursing, paramedical science, library science, hotel management, law, architecture, town planning, design, commerce, economics, journalism, mass communication and applied sciences at diploma, bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels, in five cities of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.LNCT Jabalpur is located on the NH-12 Jabalpur-Bhopal National Highway, just 2 km away from the Bhedaghat Railway Station, near the banks of the Narmada River ("the Lifeline of Madhya Pradesh") in close vicinity of the world-famous tourist sights, Marble Rocks, Chausath Yogini Temple and Dhuandhar Falls. It offers diploma, bachelor's and master's degree courses in engineering, technology and management. It is approved by the All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, and recognised by the Directorate of Technical Education, Madhya Pradesh. It is affiliated to RGPV Bhopal, which is the State Technological University of Madhya Pradesh, for its engineering courses, and to RDVV Jabalpur, also known as the University of Jabalpur, for its management courses.

List of airports in Madhya Pradesh

This is a list of airports in Madhya Pradesh state in India.

List of tourist attractions in Jabalpur

Jabalpur is one of the most important cities for Tourism in Madhya Pradesh and Central India. The world-renowned tiger reserves like Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, and Pench National Park can be easily visited via Jabalpur. Because of connectivity through all the major metro cities in India, the Jabalpur City has always been preferred as a gateway for wildlife tours in Central India.

Some of the important tourist attractions in Jabalpur include:

Dhuandhar Falls and Marble Rocks in Bhedaghat, the most famous tourist destination in Jabalpur.

Chausath Yogini Temple, Jabalpur

Madan Mahal, a fort said to be built by the Gond king Madansahi in 1116 atop a balancing rock.

Rani Durgawati Museum, built in 1964 to commemorate Rani Durgavati. The museum hosts ancient relics and sculptures, as well as a collection of items related to the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

Kachnar City, famous for a 76 feet (23 m) high Lord Shiva statue, which houses a cavern with replicas of Shivalingam from the 12 important holy shrines of Lord Shiva all over the country.

Dumna Nature Reserve Park

Bargi Dam

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (MP; , Hindi: [ˈmədʱjə pɾəˈdeːʃ] (listen); meaning "Central Province") is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore, with Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain and Sagar being the other major cities. Nicknamed the "Heart of India" due to its geographical location, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 75 million residents. It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the southeast, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest. Its total area is 308,252 km2. Before 2000, when Chhattisgarh was a part of Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh was the largest state in India and the distance between the two furthest points inside the state, Singoli and Konta, was 1500 km. Konta is presently in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh state.

The area covered by the present-day Madhya Pradesh includes the area of the ancient Avanti Mahajanapada, whose capital Ujjain (also known as Avantika) arose as a major city during the second wave of Indian urbanisation in the sixth century BCE. Subsequently, the region was ruled by the major dynasties of India. By the early 18th century, the region was divided into several small kingdoms which were captured by the British and incorporated into Central Provinces and Berar and the Central India Agency. After India's independence, Madhya Pradesh state was created with Nagpur as its capital: this state included the southern parts of the present-day Madhya Pradesh and northeastern portion of today's Maharashtra. In 1956, this state was reorganised and its parts were combined with the states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh and Bhopal to form the new Madhya Pradesh state, the Marathi-speaking Vidarbha region was removed and merged with the then Bombay State. This state was the largest in India by area until 2000, when its southeastern Chhattisgarh region was made as a separate state.

Rich in mineral resources, MP has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India. More than 30% of its area is under forest cover. Its tourism industry has seen considerable growth, with the state topping the National Tourism Awards in 2010–11. In recent years, the state's GDP growth has been above the national average.

Marble Rocks

The Marble Rocks is an area along the Narmada river in central India near the city of Jabalpur in Jabalpur District of Madhya Pradesh state. The river has carved the soft marble, creating a beautiful gorge of about 8 km in length. It is a popular Indian tourist destination. The local marble is mined and carved into various figures and transported all over India.

Mohenjo Daro (film)

Mohenjo Daro is a 2016 Indian action-adventure film written and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. It is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur for UTV Motion Pictures and Sunita Gowariker for Ashutosh Gowariker Productions (AGPPL), and features Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles. It is a cinematic presentation based on the ancient Indus Valley civilization, and its city Mohenjo-daro, a UNESCO World Heritage site, located in Sindh, Pakistan.

Set in 2016 BC at the height of Indus Valley Civilization, the story follows a farmer Sarman (Hrithik Roshan) who travels to the city of Mohenjo Daro and falls in love with a high-status woman (Hegde), and who must then challenge the city's elite, and fight against overwhelming odds to save their civilization. Gowariker took over three years to research and develop the script, working closely with archaeologists to ensure authenticity in the representation of his fictional story. The film was shot in Bhuj and Mumbai with brief schedules in Bhedaghat (Jabalpur) and Thane.

The soundtrack and score were composed by A. R. Rahman with lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar. The film was released worldwide on 12 August 2016 to generally mixed reviews from critics.

Narmada River

The Narmada, also called the Rewa and previously also known as Nerbudda, is a river in central India after the Godavari, and the Krishna. It is also known as "Life Line of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh" for its huge contribution to the state of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in many ways. Narmada rises from Amarkantak Plateau near Anuppur district. It forms the traditional boundary between North India and South India and flows westwards over a length of 1,312 km (815.2 mi) before draining through the Gulf of Khambhat into the Arabian Sea, 30 km (18.6 mi) west of Bharuch city of Gujarat.It is one of only three major rivers in peninsular India that run from east to west (longest west flowing river), along with the Tapti River and the Mahi River. It is one of the rivers in India that flows in a rift valley, flowing west between the Satpura and Vindhya ranges. The other rivers which flow through rift valley include Damodar River in Chota Nagpur Plateau and Tapti. The Tapti River and Mahi River also flow through rift valleys, but between different ranges. It flows through the states of Madhya Pradesh (1,077 km (669.2 mi)), and Maharashtra, (74 km (46.0 mi)),(39 km (24.2 mi)) (actually along the border between Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra (39 km (24.2 mi)) and then the border between Maharastra and Gujarat (74 km (46.0 mi)) and in Gujarat (161 km (100.0 mi)).The Periplus Maris Erythraei (c. 80 AD) calls it the Nammadus, and the British Raj called it the Nerbudda or Narbada. Narmada' is a Sanskrit word meaning "the Giver of Pleasure".

Tourism in Madhya Pradesh

Tourism in Madhya Pradesh has been an attraction of India because of its location in the centre of the country. It has been home to the cultural heritage of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc. Innumerable monuments, but exquisitely carved temples, stupas, forts & palaces are dotted all over the state. Madhya Pradesh has won Best Tourism State National award for 3 consecutive years i.e. 2017, 2016 and 2015.


Vināyakī is an elephant-headed Hindu goddess. Her mythology and iconography are not clearly defined. Little is told about her in Hindu scriptures and very few images of this deity exist.Due to her elephantine features, the goddess is generally associated with the elephant-headed god of wisdom, Ganesha. She does not have a consistent name and is known by various names — Stri Ganesha ("female Ganesha"), Vainayaki, Gajananā ("elephant-faced"), Vighneshvari ("Mistress of obstacles") and Ganeshani, all of them being feminine forms of Ganesha’s epithets Vinayaka, Gajanana, Vighneshvara and Ganesha itself. These identifications have resulted in her being assumed as the shakti — feminine form of Ganesha.Vinayaki is sometimes also seen as the part of the sixty-four yoginis or the matrika goddesses. However, scholar Krishan believes that Vinayakis in early elephant-headed matrikas, the Brahmnaical shakti of Ganesha, and the Tantric yogini are three distinct goddesses.In the Jain and Buddhist traditions, Vinayaki is an independent goddess. In Buddhist works, she is called Ganapatihridaya ("heart of Ganesha").


Yogini (sometimes spelled jogan) is a Sanskrit term for a female master practitioner of yoga, as well as a formal term of respect for female Hindu or Buddhist spiritual teachers in Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia and Greater Tibet. The term is the feminine Sanskrit word of the masculine yogi, while the term "yogin" IPA: [ˈjoːɡɪn] is used in neutral, masculine or feminine sense.A Yogini, in some contexts, is the sacred feminine force made incarnate, as an aspect of Parvati, and revered in yogini temples of India as the Eight Matrikas or the Sixty-four Yoginis.In Hinduism, yoginis are women in the Yoga school or in the Gorakshanath-founded Nath Yogi tradition. Women in tantra traditions, whether Hindu or Buddhist, are also called yoginis. In Tantric Buddhism, Miranda Shaw states that a large number of women like Dombiyogini, Sahajayogicinta, Lakshminkara, Mekhala, Kankhala Gangadhara, Siddharajni, and others, were respected yoginis and advanced seekers on the path to enlightenment.

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