Mainpuri is a city in Mainpuri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of the Mainpuri district and is situated to the north-east of Agra and is 270 km from New Delhi. Mainpuri forms part of ancient legendary region of Lord Krishna's land called Braj.
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Mainpuri railway station is the nearest railway station. The closest civil airport is at Agra, which is 121 km away.
Per provisional data of 2011 census, Mainpuri urban agglomeration had a population of 133,078, out of which males were 69,788 and females were 63,290. The literacy rate was 85.66 per cent.
As of 2001 India census, Mainpuri had a population of 89,535. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mainpuri has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 64%. In Mainpuri, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. People speak Kannauji and Braj Bhasha in day to day communication.
The city has some very old and popular Hindu temples. These include Sheetla Devi Temple, where every year during March/April, a Rural Exhibition-cum-Trade Fair is held for 20 days. Bhimsen Mandir is an ancient Shiva temple and "Falahari Ashram" situated on Jyoti-Devi Road has very rare Statue of Goddess Durga with 18 Arms.Another ancient Shiv temple is Chandeshwar Mandir situated on chandeshwar road, the road begins from maharaja Tej Singh chuarah, near the bridge of river Isan, and terminates on Ashram road. Also located on Devi road are twin Shiv Temples of Kale Mahadev and Shweat Mahadev. Hanuman Temple situated on old Tehsil Road is visited by thousands on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Cotton ginning, oilseed milling, and lamp and glass manufacture constitute the prominent industries.Peanut is a prevalent small but well-spread out industry.The town is also renowned for its tobacco and wooden sculptures.
Fort/Garhi of Mainpuri is situated at old Mainpuri. The said fort is not a spot of tourist interest. It is private property of erstwhile raja of two estates i.e. Mainpuri and Lawan (Dausa, Rajasthan) and repaired, maintained and restored by him.
Modern places of attraction are Phoolbagh and Lohia Park. Phoolbagh is situated at Jail Chauraha while Lohia Park is situated at District Collectorate. Both the parks have green lawn and fountains.
Mainpuri is also known for sarus crane (Grus antigone). This elegant bird, called krouncha in India, is revered as a symbol of marital fidelity and is celebrated in myth and legend. There are estimated to be 8,000-10,000 sarus cranes in India. Two-thirds of its population resides in Karhal village anjani.
The district hospital is also named as Maharaja Tej Singh Jila Chikitsalya. Maharaja Tej Singh Jila Chikitsalya has a cancer hospital in its compound which is developed by state government with the help of the World Bank. Mainpuri Janch Kendra is a Registered Pathology in District Working in Field of Biotechnology and Biochemistry. Mainpuri District has very high number of cancer patients due to consumption of kapuri (camphor) flavoured tobacco.
Government Engineering College, Mainpuri is a government engineering college in Mainpuri. It is a constituent college of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (formerly Uttar Pradesh Technical University) in Lucknow .The college have three branches as civil , electrical, mechanical with intake of 63 students in each branch. GEC situated at Shikohabad - Mainpuri. There is one Government Polytechnic Also. It has three branch of Engineering, Electronics, Microprocessor and Instumentation and control. It is located near new Mandi.
Mainpuri is well connected with other parts of the state by road and broad gauge railway so one can also visit Mainpuri by train. Currently, the only two trains are the Kalindi express and the Kanpur Anand Vihar express, which connect Mainpuri to Delhi and Kanpur. The city is also linked by railways to Farrukhabad and Shikohabad, Etawah and Kanpur. Major cities within a 300 kilometres (190 mi) range of Mainpuri include Agra, Delhi, Bareilly, Meerut, Firozabad, Shikohabad, Etawah, Gwalior and Kanpur.
The Agra Lucknow Expressway connects Mainpuri to Lucknow.
Agra Division is one of the divisions of Uttar Pradesh, India. It contains Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri and Mathura districts. The Population of Agra Division was 11,304,646 as of 2011.Baghirua
Baghirua is a large village located in Bhogaon Tehsil of Mainpuri district in Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 437 families. It falls under Mainpuri Lok Sabha and Kishni Vidhan Sabha constituency.Bewar
Bewar is a town and a nagar panchayat (urban municipality) in Mainpuri district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Bewar is a block headquarters consisting of 76 gram panchayats.Bhongaon (Assembly constituency)
Bhongaon Assembly constituency (Hindi: भोंगाओं विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is a part of the Mainpuri district and one of the four assembly constituencies in the Mainpuri (Lok Sabha constituency). First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1957 after the "DPACO (1956)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1956. After the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order" was passed in 2008, the constituency was assigned identification number 108. Since 1956, this constituency has ceased and has been created several times.Govind Narain
Govind Narain, ICS (5 May 1916 – 3 April 2012) was an Indian civil servant who was member of the Imperial Civil Service and served as the 8th Governor of Karnataka.
He formerly served as 12th Defence Secretary of India (1973 to 1975), Home Secretary of India (1971 to 1973) and the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh (1958 to 1961). He is considered to be one of India's most senior and respected civil servants.
He also served as Adviser and Secretary to the King of Nepal from 1951 to 1954.Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Bhogaon
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya known as JNV are Indian schools for talented children and form a part of the system of gifted education. Its target group are talented rural children, aiming to provide them with an education comparable to the best in a residential school system, without regard to their family's Social economy condition.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is a fully residential, co-educational school affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi and has classes from VI to XII standard. The Vidyalaya is run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi, an autonomous organization under the Department of Education and Literacy, Ministry of HRD., government of India.Karhal (Assembly constituency)
Karhal Assembly constituency (Hindi: करहल विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is a part of the Mainpuri district and one of the five assembly constituencies in the Mainpuri (Lok Sabha constituency). First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1957 after the "DPACO (1956)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1956. After the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order" was passed in 2008, the constituency was assigned identification number 110.Kishni (Assembly constituency)
Kishni Assembly constituency (Hindi: किशनी विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is a part of the Mainpuri district and one of the five assembly constituencies in the Mainpuri (Lok Sabha constituency). First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1962 after the "DPACO (1961)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1961. After the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order" was passed in 2008, the constituency was assigned identification number 109.List of state highways in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh state has two major road networks. There are 35 national highways (not listed here), with a total length of 40,635 km (25,249 mi), and 83 state highways, with a total length of 8,432 km (5,239 mi).Mainpuri (Assembly constituency)
Mainpuri Assembly constituency is one of the 403 constituencies of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is a part of the Mainpuri district and one of the five assembly constituencies in the Mainpuri (Lok Sabha constituency). First election in this assembly constituency was held in 1952 after the "DPACO (1951)" (delimitation order) was passed in 1951. After the "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order" was passed in 2008, the constituency was assigned identification number 107.Mainpuri (Lok Sabha constituency)
Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state, India.Mainpuri district
Mainpuri district is one of the districts in Agra division of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Mainpuri town is the district headquarters. It consists of six tehsils, namely Mainpuri, Bhongaon, Karhal, Kishni kurawali and Ghiror.Mainpuri railway station
Mainpuri Junction is on the Shikohabad-Farrukhabad branch line. It is located in Mainpuri district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It serves Mainpuri and the surrounding areas.Mulayam Singh Yadav
Mulayam Singh Yadav (born 21 November 1939) is an Indian politician from Uttar Pradesh and the founder of the Samajwadi Party. He served for three non-consecutive terms as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1989 to 1991, 1993 to 1995, and 2003 to 2007 respectively and also served as the Minister of Defence of India from 1996 to 1998 in the United Front government. He currently serves as the Member of Parliament in the Lok Sabha from Azamgarh.Ram Prasad Bismil
Ram Prasad Bismil pronunciation (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, and struggled against British imperialism. As well as being a freedom fighter, he was a patriotic poet and wrote in Hindi and Urdu using the pen names Ram, Agyat and Bismil. But, he became popular with the last name "Bismil" only. He was associated with Arya Samaj where he got inspiration from Satyarth Prakash, a book written by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. He also had a confidential connection with Lala Har Dayal through his guru Swami Somdev, a preacher of Arya Samaj.
Bismil was one of the founding members of the revolutionary organisation Hindustan Republican Association. Bhagat Singh praised him as a great poet-writer of Urdu and Hindi, who had also translated the books Catherine from English and Bolshevikon Ki Kartoot from Bengali.Saifai
Saifai is a large village in the Etawah district and Mainpuri Parliamentary constituency of Indian state Uttar Pradesh. It is also a sub-division (Tehsil) and Block (Kshetra Panchayat) of the Etawah district. It is the birthplace of Mulayam Singh Yadav, founding president of Samajwadi Party, former Minister of Defence and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. According to newspaper The Hindu, Saifai is in a process to establish itself as a sports and education hub in the state.Saifai railway station
Saifai railway station is a small railway station in Saifai (Etawah district), Uttar Pradesh. Its code is SIPI. It serves Saifai village. The station consists of only one platform. The platform is not well sheltered. It lacks many facilities including water and sanitation. It is located on newly built Mainpuri-Etawah railway track.In 2004, then President of India Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam laid the foundation stone of this railway track in Saifai.Saman Bird Sanctuary
Saman Bird Sanctuary is in Mainpuri district, in western Uttar Pradesh. It was established in the year 1990.Tej Pratap Singh Yadav
Tej Pratap Singh Yadav is an Indian politician who is a Member of Parliament in the Indian Lok Sabha, where he has represented the Mainpuri constituency of Uttar Pradesh since 2014 as a member of the Samajwadi Party.
Tej Pratap Singh, who has an MBA from Leeds University in the UK, is related to two powerful politician families: Yadavs of Uttar Pradesh his grandfather, Ratan Singh Yadav, who was the elder brother of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Yadavs Bihar through his marriage to Raj Laxmi, the youngest daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav. The marriage took place in 2015 and in 2016 the couple had a child..
Singh was elected as a Samajwadi Party member to the Lok Sabha in 2014 at the age of 26. He had successfully contested a by-election for the Mainpuri constituency of Uttar Pradesh, a seat previously held by his grand-uncle, Mulayam Singh Yadav.He is vice-president of a society named Shiksha Prasar Samiti which runs a government aided college named Chaudhary Charan Singh Post Graduate College.
Cities and towns in Mainpuri district
See also: Hindi Belt