India - Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh (Madhya means middle and Pradesh province) or MP is the 2nd largest state of India with an area of 308,144 Sq Km and it placed in the central of India. According to the census of India 2011, approximately 72,597,565 people reside here. The state is separated by its neighboring states Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to West, Rajasthan to the North -West, Uttar Pradesh to the North East and Chhattisgarh to the East.

The capital city of Haryana is Chandigarh and it also a union territory of India. Other major cities of the state are Rewari, Hissar, Panipat, Gurgaon, Babarpur, Sonipat, Bahadurgarh, Sonepat, Faridabad, Hazira, Ballabgarh, Rohtak, Sanathnagar and Garhi Harsaru. The state is build up with 4 administrative divisions, namely Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hisar Division. These divisions are contained with Twenty-one distinct districts.

khajuraho ancient sculpture

(Khajuraho Ancient Sculpture, Madhya Pradesh)

The capital city of Madhya Pradesh is Bhopal and the other major cities of the state are Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior and Ujjain. The state is build up with ten divisions, namely Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain, Rewa, Sagar, Chambal, Shahdol and Hoshangabad division. These divisions are contained with fifty distinct districts.  Read more...

Climate of Madhya Pradesh

Climate of Madhya Pradesh usually is dry and subtropical type. The state is mainly influenced by three types whether season, namely summer, winter and monsoon.

Weather in summer: Normally the summer season of Madhya Pradesh is continued from End of March to June. The average temperature during this season varies between 36° C to 46° C.

Weather in winter: Normally the winter season of MP is continued from mid of November to February and the average temperature during this season varies between 10° C to 28° C.

Weather in monsoon: Normally the monsoon season of Madhya Pradesh is continued from July to September and the average rainfall during this season is approximately 175 cm.

Culture of Madhya Pradesh

Languages in Madhya Pradesh: Hindi is the main dialect of Madhya Pradesh and a majority percentage (more over 65%) of resident uses this as their first language as well as official language. Other major dialects of the state are Malvi in Malwa province, Nimadi in Nimar province, Bundeli in Bundelkhand province, and Bagheli in Bagelkhand and the southeast region. Some other languages are also used by the people of the state with less percentage. These are Telugu, Urdu, Bhilodi (Bhili), Gondi, Korku, Kalto and Nahali.

Religions in Madhya Pradesh: The people of Madhay Pradesh mainly follow Hindu religion (91.12%) rest are Muslim (6.38%), Jainism (0.9%), Christianity (0.3%), Buddhism (0.3%) and Sikhism (0.2%). Some tribal communities reside here with a percentage 20.28 of total population. Usually they follow Hindu religion. Major tribal of the state are Gond, Bhil, Baiga, Korku, Bhadia, Kaul, Mariya, and Sahariya. There have caste system in Hindu community like scheduled caste and scheduled tribes.

Festivals in Madhya Pradesh: The people of Madhya Pradesh celebrate lots of religious fair and festivals. Among these some most popular are Bhagoriya Festival, Dusshera at Bastar, Madai Fairs (February, March and April every year) located at Narayanpur, Kondagaon, Dantewara and Dhanara, Khajuraho Dances festival, Tansen Music Festival at Gwalior, Fair of Nagaji, Karam and Laru Kaj.