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Bagpat is a city and a municipal board in Baghpat district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bagpat District. The Baghpat city is located on the banks of river Yamuna at 28 deg 57′ North Latitude and 77 deg 13′ East Longitude. It is 52 KM from Meerut City and is on the main Delhi–Saharanpur Highway around 40 KM from Delhi toward north.

Baghpat Railway Station, Uttar Pradesh.

 

Baghpat District was established as a separate district in 1997. Prior to becoming a district, Baghpat was a Tehsil under Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh. Baghpat is a city of NCR and a Municipal board in Baghpat district in western Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Baghpat District.

As of the 2011 Census of India, Baghpat had a population of 50,310, where 26,435 are males, or 53% of the population, and 23,875 are females, or 47%. Baghpat has an average literacy rate of 61.43%, which is lower than the state average of 67.68%; 68.91% of males and 53.12% of females are literate. 8,781, or 17.45% of the population, are under 6 years of age.

Agriculture is the main occupation.

 

Occupation of the people of Baghpat is mostly Agriculture. approximately 70% people are dependent upon agriculture.Main crops of Baghpat are sugarcane, wheat and rice. Also vegetables like Gourds, Pumpkins, Potatoes, Ladyfinger, Spinach, Radish and Carrots are also grown. Most of the economic growth of Baghpat is due to "The Baghpat Cooperative Sugar Mills Ltd"....located about one and a half a km from the city.

Baraut, another small city in the district, is known for Digambar Jain College and Jat College (now called Janta Vedic College). It is also famous for the Rim and Dhura as well as its agricultural implements industry. The prominent Ganga Ram Kishorilal family used to be well known in the area, as they owned vast agricultural lands and several mills including the Ganga Oil Mill, which operated pre-independence up to the 1960s and was famous for its pure mustard oil.

Badagaon is another well-known village, which is famed for the Digamber Jain temple.

Trilok Teerth Dham is a Jain temple in Bada Gaon. This temple is built in shape of Jain Emblem. This temple is 317 feet in height out of which 100 feet is below the ground and 217 feet above the ground. On top of the temple there is a 31 feet tall statue of Rishabhdev made up of Ashtadhatu (8 metals) in padmasan posture.

This temple includes a meditation center, Samavasarana, Nandishwar Dweep, Trikaal Chaubisi, Meru Temple, Lotus Temple, Parshvanath temple, Jambudweep.

Trilok Teerth Dham in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

Shri Parshwanath Atishaya Kshetra Prachin Digambar Jain Mandir is a Jain temple in Bada Gaon. This centuries old temple is dedicated to Parshvanatha, the 23rd tirthankar. Moolnayak of this temple is a white marble idol of Parshvanatha which was recovered from a well inside the temple. The idol is considered miraculous as well as water of the well is believed to have curative powers. Apart from the main idol, several other idols were also discovered during excavation which have also been installed in separate alters

Pura MahaDev Village is inhabited by the Malik Jats and is situated on a hillock on the banks of the Hindon River. There is a very ancient temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, where, twice a year, Shiva devotees carry water from the holy River Ganges, at Haridwar, walking all the way, as an offering to Lord Shiva. Fairs are held here on the fourteenth day of Shraavana (sometime in August–September) and Phalguna (February) in the foothills of the Lord Shiva temple in this village. Mahadev Pura is about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the nearest town, Baleni, which is well-served by the highway from Meerut (32 kilometres (20 mi)) to Baghpat (28 kilometres (17 mi)). According to a local tradition, the sage Parashurama founded a Shiva temple here and named the place Shivapuri which in process of time became changed to Shivpura and then got shortened to Pura.

Pura MahaDev in Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh.

This temple is a holy place of the name of Gufa Wale Baba Ji (a.k.a. Kuti Wale Baba). There is also Lord Shiva’s mandir within this place. People, in large numbers, visit it on religious festivals like Holi, Diwali, etc. Every Sunday devotees from nearby areas participate in religious activities. The temple is situated on the Delhi to Saharanpur highway (SH-57) in Sarurpur Kalan village.

 

 

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