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Maksi

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Country  India
District  Shajapur
Telephone code  07334
Local time  Sunday 3:47 AM
State  Madhya Pradesh
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
Elevation  480 m
Area code  07334
Maksi
Weather  22°C, Wind W at 5 km/h, 50% Humidity

Maksi is a city and a municipality in Shajapur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh

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Map of Maksi, Madhya Pradesh 465106

Geography

Maksi is located at 23.27°N 76.15°E / 23.27; 76.15. It has an average elevation of 480 metres (1574 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Maksi had a population of 98,392. Male constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Maksi has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 53%. In Maksi, 17% of the population is under six years of age.Maksi is famous for the holy jain tample shri makshi parshvanath the 23 thirthankar of Jain religion.

Jain Pilgrimage

Shri shwetambar Jain tirth (holy place) at Maksi is an ancient place of pilgrimage. There are two ancient temples here. First is the big temple called Bada Mandir, where the principal deity is Lord Parsvanath. This idol is supposed to be more than 2500 years old. According to archaeologists the temple itself is approximately 1000 years old. 42 idols installed by Jivaraj Papriwal in year 1491 (1548 V.S.) can also be found here. Second temple is of digambar sect shri suprshwanath bhagwan. In bada mandir or shwetambar mandir the principle deity is also worshipped by digambar sect fron 6:00 to 9:00 daily. After then shwetambar can worship by their own method. Maksi Prashvnath is considered to be a holy place for Jains. Its one amongst the 108 Parshvnaths of Jains.

Maksi is also famous for its singing group Maksi Mandal. It is owned by Mr. Shantilal Kothari, who is a famous singer of Malwa Region of Madhya Pradesh for old Jain Stavans. He started the group 30 years ago and dedicates all his Stavans to Lord Parsvanath.

Transportation

Maksi is located on Agra-Bombay Road. It has direct train connections to Ujjain, Dewas, Bhopal, and Indore.

References

Maksi Wikipedia


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