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Nagda represents great culture of Malwa.

The culture of Nagda encompasses both the traditional Malwa culture and a modern.


About Nagda

Nagda is a city in Ujjain district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is an industrial town in the Malwa region of western Madhya Pradesh and is situated on the bank of Chambal River.

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. Janamejaya was a Hindu King of Kuru Dynasty. Nagda was mentioned in the literature of Kalidasa. Presently, Nagda is a major industrial town having manufacturing unit of Viscose fibre, 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.

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People view on Nagda city

I was born and brought up in Nagda before engineering brought me to Pune. Nagda is a peaceful ancient city situated on the banks of river Chambal. It is one of the holiest places in India . .

I born and brought-up in nagda.. Its a small town in ujjain district of madhya pradesh and situated on bank of chambal river. Nagda name is actually abbreviation of nag-dah.(burning of snakes). Its well connected by road and railway. Nagda has the asia’s largest viscous fibre production unit i. e. Grasim industry.

Being a place where I spent 12 years of my childhood I was tempted to give 5 stars to this city, but that would surely be an exaggeration. This is a place famous for its temples and religious activities.

Nagda Culture

Nagda represents great culture of Malwa. The culture of Nagda encompasses both the traditional Malwa culture and a modern, progressive People from multiple religions and speaking different regional languages reside here. It also hosts various events throughout the year.


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People of Nagda are very religious. They take part in religious activities with full of joy. People celebrate all the typical Indian festivals like Diwali, Dussehra, Navratri, Holi, Eid al-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Mahavir Jayanti, Hanuman jayanti & Christmas. Most of the celebrations during festivals also take place in Grasim Staff Club. Apart from these festivals, city celebrates “Dhol Gyaras”( 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 & Indore and also in Birlagram, Nagda.


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, temples, 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, along with the local communities.


Nagda has a variety of foods and cuisines. City starts its day with the Tea, Poha, Jalebi, Samosa & kachodi. The Ratlami Sev is a common snacks often serves with 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 or a grilled ball of wheat flour dough. Ghee is an important ingredient in all the two items.Hotel Shiv mayam is very famous in nagda


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