Jabalpur, formerly known as Jubbulpore, is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh state in India. This city has given us many famous people like Rani Durgawati, Premnath, Arjun Rampal. It is the third largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh and the 38th largest urban agglomeration in India as per the 2011 census statistics. Its old name was thought to be Jabalipuram but, in actuality, it was Jubbulgarh. It was later changed to Jubbulpore during British Governance and is now simplified as Jabalpur.
Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of both the Jabalpur district (the second most populous district of Madhya Pradesh) and the Jabalpur division. Historically, a center of the Kalchuri and Gond dynasties, Jabalpur developed a syncretic culture influenced by the intermittent reigns of the Mughal and Maratha. In the early nineteenth century, it was gradually annexed in British India as Jubbulpore and incorporated as a major cantonment town. Post-independence, there have been demands for a separate state of Mahakoshal with Jabalpur as its capital.
Jabalpur is known for its picturesque marble rock formations (Bhedaghat) on the banks of the river Narmada. Because it is the army headquarters of five states (Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand), one sixth of the city is occupied by the Ministry of Defence. Several important federal and state institutions are located in Jabalpur, including four Universities (RDU, JNAU, GMU and NDVU), the premier technology institute and the oldest in central India, the JEC and the IIIT..
Important institutions and organisations such as the High Court; four Indian Ordnance Factories of the gigantic OFB; the Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board; Tropical Forest Research Institute; and the zonal headquarters of the WCR are here.
Jabalpur is proudly associated with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Osho, Harishankar Parsai, Beohar Rammanohar Sinha, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan, Prem Nath, Rehman and many other literati and glitterati as their hometown.
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