|Bhanpura is a tehsil in the Mandsaur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, situated at about 127 kilometers in the North East direction from mandsaur. The town Bhanpura is situated on the south of other historically important places Hinglajgarh and Navali in the district|
Geography of the Tehsil Bhanpura
Bhanpura is located at 24°31'N 75°44'E? / ?24.52°N 75.73°E? / 24.52; 75.73 and has about 387 m, of average elevation, above the sea level.
The Tehsil of Bhanpura has a population of 16,493. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhanpura has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 80% and female literacy of 61%.
Places to Visit in the Tehsil Bhanpura
There is a museum in the town, which has art from the Gupta era (4th-5th century) to the time of Pratiharas and Parmaras depicted, and well-sculpted portraits of Uma-Maheshwar, Kartikeya, Vishnu, Gavoi and Nandi are also displayed. The illustrated oil paintings are also found around the town of Bhanpura.
Rock Art of Bhanpura
There is a 12 kilometer long site, with most of its petroglyphs or pre-historic rock carvings intact, has been discovered in Mandsaur district of Malwa region, according to the Rock Arts Society of India (RASI) and has also stated that that the "longest chain of rock arts in the world" was situated at a site 35 km from Bhanpura.
This chain is located amongst dense forests and the earliest carvings found there are mostly of animals like rhino, nilgai , bear, panther, elephant, monkey, turtle and crocodile, but there are pictures of cow, bull, buffalo, pig and horse found there as well.
Chaturbhujnath Nala Rock Art Shelters is the Longest Rock Art Gallery situated in Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary near Bhanpura. You can see a faded sign telling the traveller that the rock shelters are 6.5 kilometers to the left, on your way down about 15 kilometers, from the forest guest house at Gandhi Sagar Dam .
You can also see pools, Chatrubhujnath Nala, walled in either side of the Rock shelters. Most of the rock sites found in Bhanpura are Rock painting sites.
Chaturbhujnath temple is situated at about 8 km from Gandhi sagar dam site, in which Lord Vishnu is the presiding deity. You can find Bhadkaji Rock Paintings of 1400 years old near the temple.