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• 81 m (266 ft)
Situated near Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Mehsana is one of the largest cities in North Gujarat, followed by Patan and Palanpur. A number of primary industries including dairy, and oil and natural gas are situated in or around the city. The city is also famous for its local Mehsani buffalo breed, having the first water park in Eurasia (currently the largest in Gujarat), and the largest iron and steel market in India.
Mehsana is now also slated to have airport the first privately-operated airport in Gujarat which will function as an air flight training centre of Ahmedabad Aviation and Aeronautics Ltd. The flight training centre, which has come up at an abandoned airport, has been developed by the Gujarat Government and AAA Ltd in an area spread over 64 acres (260,000 m2) and has cost Rs four crores. An agreement for this was signed by the two sides during `Vibrant Gujarat Investors Summit-2007'.
Mehsana is connected by rail to all major cities in India. There are daily trains to and from Delhi and Mumbai, and direct weekly or bi-weekly trains connecting major cities in the North and South India including Cochin, Bangalore and Trivandrum. All the major trains from Delhi and Mumbai have a stop in Mehsana, including the Delhi-Ahmedabad Rajdhani Express. Mehsana Railway Station has a computerized reservation facility.
Road connections include the National Highway from Ahmedabad to Delhi, passing through Rajasthan. The six-lane highway from Mehsana to Ahmedabad enables travel-times of less than an hour. In addition to private road services, the State Transport operate bus services to Ahmedabad every 10-15 minutes. The nearest airport is Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Airport at Ahmedabad. Prepaid Taxis are available to Mehsana from the Airport itself.
Mahesana is located at . It has an average elevation of 81 metres (265 feet) above sea level. It is approximately 69 km away from the mega city, Ahmedabad. Some of the famous places of Mehsana are Raj Mahal Road, Pilaji Gunj, Gayatri Temple, Para area, Nagalpur, Shri Sarvajanik Kelvani Mandal, Naalanda High School, Wide-Angle Multiplex Theatre, T.B. Road, Pavansut Society, Chakeshwari Flats, Vasupujya Flats, Tirupati Bunglows (behind Dudh Sagar Dairy), Apolo Enclave, Simandhar Derasar, Swaminaryan Temple, Radhanpur Crossroad, Bansari Township, Sahara Township, Harinagar society, Anil Park society, Munisuvrat Flats, Munisuvrat derasar, Akshardham flats, Radhe Bunglows, Nagalpur arts and commers collage. "Tulsi Bunglows" is one of the largest township on Radhanpur road with 400 houses.
As of 2001 India census, Mahesana had a population of 1,40000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Mahesana has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 72%. In Mahesana, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. Mehsana, popularly known as Dudhsagar Dairy, is a member of the state-level Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. Anand Dudhsagar Dairy is the largest dairy in Asia, processing on an average 1.41 million kilograms of milk each day. It has established a network for procuring milk from 4,500,000 milk producers through 1150 village milk cooperatives. Dudhsagar Dairy is a technology pioneer in its industry, using information technology to simplify, automate, and improve operational efficiency.
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited
Established in November 1967, the Mehsana fields have grown into the highest onshore-producing asset of the ONGC. Covering an area of 6000 sq. km with 28 fields, in 2007-2008, oil production figures valued 2.1011MMT. Mehsana also has 1311 oil wells and 16 gas wells producing 5800 tonnes per day.
Marvellous Jain Temple- Mulnayak: Nearly 365 cms. high, white-colored idol of Bhagawan Simandhar Swami in the Padmasana posture.
Tirth: On the outskirts of the Mehsana city on the Ahmedabad-Mehsana highway.
Historicity: Under the inspiration of Acharya Kailassagarsuri Maharaj Saheb, the new idol was formally installed in the new temple on the sixth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh in the year 2028 of the Vikram era. This temple is 161 ft (49 m) long, 97 ft (30 m) broad and 107 ft (33 m) high. This gives an idea of the grandeur of the temple. On seeing ‘Shri Simandhar Swami Moksha Praveshadvar’ at the gateway, the pilgrims dance with joy.
Modhera's Sun temple, which is around 20–30 km away from Mehsana, is over 900 years old and is a great example of India's temple architecture.
Ramosana Meldi Maataji Shakti Pith which is around 4 km away from mehsana citi,Koti Chandi MahaYagna start from 9/11/08 in first time done in India as well as world.every day 3000 Brahmin doing chandipath.run for 2 years long.
Swaminarayan Temple, located near Radhanpur Chokdi in Mehsana is a milestone for its extraordinary architecture and its design.
Thol Wildlife Sanctuary with an area of 7 km² is in this district is located near Ahmedabad. It is home to variety of wildfowl, flamingos, gray pelicans, black ibis and other wetland birds.
Wide-Angle Theatre in Nagalpur suburb is the first Multiplex theatre in Mehsana and is drawing the attention of all people residing in or around Mehsana.
Best modeling studio in Mehsana is CHANDRA MODEL STUDIO.Photographer is JHONY BHAVSAR his contact number is 09825312577
It's founded by King Meshaji. The following Clans are found in Mehsana. They are similar to the ones in Northern India. The way they are written in Gujarati are in the brackets.
There are many South Indian families staying here. There is a temple in the name of Shri Dharma sasta.
There is a "Osho Ashram" is situated at mehsana, which is bigest Osho ashram after Pune. Many people from different states and different countries came here for meditation.
Shri Sarvajanik Kelvani Mandal is the largest chain of schools in North Gujarat. Shri Vardhaman Vidyalaya is the only school in North Gujarat teaching the three mediums: English, Gujarati and Hindi.
There are many Christian Churches at Mehsana. All most all denominations are having their churches at Mehsana.
The St.Thomas Christians having their church "Mar Greegorious Orthodox Syrian Church at Mehsana. St. Thomas who was the disciple of Lord Jesus Christ came to India and established many churches in India. The Mehsana church is very famous for "Miracles" to the devotees.
In Mehsana there is only one nice facilities School like Eklavya English Medium School in this School there is A.C. facilities in low fees.
Mehsana is home to an educational institution called Ganpat Vidhyanagar or, officially, Ganpat University. Disciplines within the university include engineering, pharmacy, management, higher computer studies, military school for girls, central board school. 10 km from Mehsana city another educational institution called L.C.Institute of Technology is located,which offers courses in Computer Engineering,Electronics and Communication Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering.Also there is Diploma college in same campus called M. L. Institute of Diploma Studies, which offers courses in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Automobile Engineering. Diploma institute is affiliated with Technical Examination Board (TEB),Gandhinagar.
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) is sponsored by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, and is implemented by the Mehsana District Education Foundation, Ganpat University. Khreva.The KVK works on three fundamental principles viz. 1. Agricultural Production as prime goal 2. Work experience is main method of imparting the training 3. Priority to weaker section of the society, is the back bone of the KVK programme.
SPRAT's SETU CARAVAN (an award winning NGO), Hyderichowk is a multipurpose empowerment center offers various social services like Reading room, SSC-HSC coaching, spoken English program, computer training, educational video, science show, book club, study circle, group discussion, hand work, mehndi work, self help groups, cultural hours, youth hours, women hours, senior citizen's hours, carrier quiz, basic management, computer accounting, workshops, personality development etc. This center is open to all from 8am to 9pm through out the year except 5 decided holidays. Most of services are free to all and it covers all most all age groups.
DIVINE CHILD INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL A CBSE and Cambridge university afflicted residential school. Founded in 1995 this school provides best education in both circular as well as non-circular activites. Best know for its result of 12th class (2009 batch)
Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) are native to Rajasthan, North Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in India. Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) are basically Jat and they are an ethnic group, race, tribe and a people. Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) are considered to be the merged descendants of Indo-Aryans, Indo-Scythian tribes of the region, merging to form the ethnic group people. Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) are naturally warlike and aggressive in battle, and possess qualities like courage, loyalty, self sufficiency, physical strength, resilience, orderliness, hard working, fighting tenacity and military strategy. Arbuda Devi(અર્બુદા દેવી)-Mount Abu is Kuldevi (કુળ દેવી) of Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી).
A few villages in Gujarat where Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) live are Ucharpi, Tavadia, Pamol, Khara, Khandosan, Basna, Mevad, Chitrodipura, Kukas. These villages are near about Mehsana and the gotras found in them are Gujor (Gurjar), Loh, Radhiyala, Bera, Kag, Mahival, Bhatol, Korat which are similar to those of north Indian Jat. Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) of Gujarat are wealthy and landlords. The Banaskantha and Mehsana district have many Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) villages where a sizable population lives. Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી) population of these villages is about 15,00,000. Anjana Chaudhari(આંજણા ચૌધરી) in Gujarat have come from Rajasthan. Besides Chaudhari (ચૌધરી), Anjana (આંજણા) use Desai and Patel as their surname. The Dudh Sagar Dairy is the creation of Anjana Chaudhari (આંજણા ચૌધરી).