Welcome to Lions District 323 E-2


An Overview

Mandsaur is rich in archaeological and historical heritage But what makes it famous is the temple of  Lord Pashupatinath  located on the bank of shivna. Its idol has parallel only in Nepal. The most common language is Malvi (Rajasthani and Hindi Mixed).  It is also famous for large production of Opium around the world. The slate pencil industry is the main industry of the district.



Mandsaur District forms the northern  projection of   Madhya  Pradesh  from its western Division, i.e., Ujjain Commissioner's Division. It lies between the parallels of latitude 230 45' 50" North and 250 2' 55" North, and  between the meridians of longitude 740 42' 30" East and 750 50' 20" East.


The District  is  bounded by  two Districts namely Neemuch in the west-north and Ratlam District of Madhya Pradesh bounds it in the South.


The District is an average size district of Madhya Pradesh. It extends for about 142 km. from  north to south and 124  km. from east  to west. The total  area is 5521 sq. km. with a population of  1183274 in 2001. The Scheduled Castes population of the  District   is 212262, Scheduled Tribes 37526   and 


The District takes its name from the headquarters town, Mandsaur. It is considered to have been evolved from Marhsaur, originating from Marh and Saur (or Dasaur,  two of the villages which merged in the town. The town was known as Dashpur in ancient times.


The District is  divided into four sub divisions and eight tehsils. The sub divisional    head quarters are at Mandsaur, Malhargarh, Sitamau and Garoth. whether Mandsaur, Malhargah, Garoth, Shamgarh, Dalauda, Bhanpura, Suwasra and Sitamau are eight tehsils of District.


The climate of this district is generally  dry except in south-west monsoon. Year may be divided  in to four  seasons. The cold   season is  from  December to  February.  This is followed by the hot  season from March to the middle of June. Thereafter the south west monsoon season starts and continues upto about the middle of September.


The average annual rainfall in the District is 786.6 mm. The rainfall in the Districts in the region  round about Sitamau- Mandsaur- Malhargarh , and in general  increases in  the northern part of the  District from the west  towards  the east. The heaviest rainfall in 24 hours  recorded at any station in the District was 323.9 mm. at Garoth on 1945 June 29.


In District there is rapid  increase in  temperatures after  February . May is generally the hottest month with the mean daily maximum temperature at 39.80 C. and the mean daily minimum at 25.40 C. Days are intensely hot in summer and hot dust-laden winds which below  during   this  season  add to the  discomfort.  On  individual   days in  the  summer session and in June before the onset of the monsoon the day temperatures often go up above 450 C. January is the coldest month with the mean daily maximum temperature at 35.00 C. and mean daily minimum at 9.30 C.



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