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"Nagda" is an industrial town in the Indian States and territories of India of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Nagda town. It lies in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh and is situated on the bank of Chambal River.
Presently, Nagda is a major industrial town with a manufacturing unit of Viscose Fibre, a Thermal Power Plant and a Chemical Plant. Nagda is a major ISO granted Railway Junction on the Delhi-Mumbai railway line. It is exactly 694 km from both Delhi and Mumbai. It is not to be confused with Nagda, Rajasthan, a village famous for its ruined temples.
Prior to being an industrial town. The location near river Chambal and availability of acres of land, plus the added advantage of being at the centre of India's two biggest markets(Delhi & Mumbai) attracted Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla to set up a major facility. Today Grasim's industrial unit at Nagda is the largest manufacturer of Viscose staple fibre in Asia and of coloured fibre in the world.
The name of the town was actually ''nag-dah'' which means cremation/burning (''dah'') of snakes (''nag''). The ancient city was developed by King Janamejaya II. Janamejaya was a Hindu Kuru Kingdom. Nagda was mentioned in the literature of Kalidasa.
The culture of Nagda encompasses both the traditional Malwa culture and a modern, progressive attitude. People celebrate typical Indian festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Navratri, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Mahavir Jayanti, Hanuman Jayanti, Ram Navmi, Sharad Purnima, Janmashtami and Christmas. Apart from these festivals, city celebrates "Dhol Gyaras" (a dol
dhol is a musical instrument like drum and gyaras means Ekadasi, a date in Hindu calendar), a one night event in which mobile temples, called झान्की (jhanki) in the local language, run in the city. The same celebration is witnessed three days later on Anant Chaturdashi at many nearby places like Ujjain and Indore and also in Birlagram, Nagda. The set of the pehalwans from different Akhara show their bravery in the front of these mobile temples. Various man-made craft items are displayed in shops specially built for this night. Dhol artists play their drums in continuous rhythms. The festival culminates in a carnival-like procession.
Hinduism is the dominant religion in Nagda with 81.68% followers as of 2011, followed by Islam with 14.58% and Jainism with 2.09%. Many temples & Masjids, Catholic church, Protestant Church, Guru Dwaras, Ayyappa Temple and other religious buildings are found throughout the city. The most prominent communities include Rajpoot, Gurjar, Brahmin, Marwaris, Viswakarma, Marwari Jains, Porwals along with the local communities. The most prominent Hindu temple in Nagda is Birla Mandir with its characteristic artwork carved beautifully on walls and pillars surrounded by a garden and fountain, dedicated to Lord Vishnu which was built by the Birla family.
Nagda has a variety of foods and cuisines. City starts its day with tea, poha, jalebi, samosa and kachodi. The Ratlami Sev is a common snack often served with a meal and dinner. Dal baati is the food of the Malwa. It is commonly served at all festivities, including religious occasions, wedding ceremonies, and parties. "Dal-Baati ", is a combination of two different food items - Dal (lentils), Baati. It is a typical Malwa dish. Dal is made of lentils and can be little spicy. Baati baked
a grilled ball of wheat flour dough.
Nagda is situated on the basin of river Chambal. It is an important junction station of Western Railways, which connect Delhi-Mumbai main line with Bhopal. It is an important halt for all trains that are bound for Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi & Bhopal.The main lines passing through Nagda Junction are :• Mumbai- New Delhi line via Kota Junction ( broad gauge line).
Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar International Airport, The nearest airport is located in Indore about 110 km from the city.
Nagda has connectivity with NH79 via Jaora.
Nagda has Nagar Palika , which runs by 36 wards members and 1 city mayer. City has ample funds fot development which has brought lot of changes in the city.
Currently Mr. Dilip Gurjar is the elected Member of Legislative Assembly for term 2018 to 2023, representing the NIC.
The city is also represented by Mr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, a cabinate minister in Narendra Modi’s Government.
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