Jabalpur is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Here is the Madhya Pradesh High Court and State Institute of Science. It is also called Sanchar Prashna of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from the Army's cantonment there is also the headquarters of the Indian Ordnance Builders' Factory and West Central Railway.
According to mythologies and legends, the name of this city was first Jabalipuram, because its relation was linked to Maharishi Jabali. Those who are told that they used to reside here. After the election of 1781 only as the headquarters of the Marathas, the power of this town grew, later it became the headquarters of the British Commission of the Sagar and Narmada regions. Here the municipality was formed in 1864. The fort of Madan Mahal is situated on a hill, which is an old Gond fort built by King Madan Singh in about 1100 AD, which was constructed with a strategic purpose. It does not have a residential system. It has a fortress right in the west, which was the principal town of the 14th century four independent Gond kingdoms. Fossils derived from Bhedghat, Gawarghat and Jabalpur indicate that it was the habitat of the man of the Palepaharan era of prehistoric times. Madan Mahal, many temples built in the city and several temples built by Gond kings inform the ancient glory of this place. There are also many Buddhist, Hindu and Jain ruins in this area. It is said that 52 ancient talents in Jabalpur have increased their identity here, of which only a few ponds are left, but the names of those ancient rhythms are still prevalent. Some of which are the following; Adalat, Ranital, Cherital, Hanumanatal, Phuttal, Madhalal, Hathit, Sumatal, Devalal, Colatal, Bagat, Thakurtal, Gulua Tal, Madhotal, Mathath, Suatal, Khambatal, Gokalpur Talab, Shaheetlab, Mahanadabad pond, Ukhari pond, Kadam Talaiya, Bhanatlaiya, Srinath's Talaiya, Tilakbhoomi Talaiya, Bani Singh's Talaiya, Tantalaya, Loko Talaiya, Kakaraiya Talaiya, Judithlaya, Gangasagar, Sangramsagar. The Tripura Sundari temple situated on Jabalpur Bhedaghat road is related to the Rajshekhar, a Sanskrit poet of Hathiagadh Sanskrit.
Located in the Vindhya mountain ranges, this town is situated on the banks of the river Narmada. Jabalpur is connected to the main cities of India by air and air routes from Delhi and Mumbai.
According to the 2001 census, Jabalpur Municipal Corporation has a population of 9,51,469, Jabalpur Cantonment area has a population of 66,482 and Jabalpur district has a total population of 21,67,469.
This town is also important from strategic point of view, here is a central manufactory arms manufacturing factory and an arsenal of artillery making. Major industries include food processing, saw mill and various constructions.
A highly fertile, wheat-farmed terrain haveli situated on the western edge of Narmada river valley, in its vicinity. Other important crops of rice, jowar, gram and oilseeds are nearby. There is extensive scale of iron ore, limestone bauxite, smooth clay, fire pit clay, rocket, felspare, manganese and ocher.
There are many universities in this city -