Ancient Buddhist cave on river bank of Betwa Deogarh,
Lalitpur UP, India
Ven. Dr. Sumedh (Dr. B. L. Suman) Foundation 1 Baudhraj
Compaund, 702 Masihaganj, Sipri Bazar, Jhansi 284 003 India Phone cell
919415945895, Phone 915102360618
Ven Dr. Sumedh, Ven Nand Sheel, Er. Dinesh Dinkar of Jhansi
and 12 more lay Buddhists join this search operation in forest of Deogarh,
Lalitpur UP, The Bhagwan Mahaveer Century is under the DFO of Kaimoor, Mirjapur,
& DFO of Lalitpur UP. On 16 October, 2013 i.e. the further visit to Deogarah,
Lalitpur, UP and searched the Ancient Buddhist cave on river bank of Betwa to
found some solution for their restoration as well as development of such Ancient
monument. These caves are on the western facing side of forest cover in UP. Some
of the snapped photos of that visit are attached for kind attention of Buddhist
World for protection as well as development as Buddhist tourist spot for the
mankind. The local Yadavs, Tribes and Jains could help us for this search. We
must thankful to them for their kind support ! We hope the World Buddhist
community will look after the site for Buddhist tourist spot as well as forest
Monastery !!! Ven Dr. Sumedh.
Recently found Gautam Buddha sculpture in Betwa caves in Jain
Sanctury Deogarh, Distt- Lalitpur (UP) INDIA. There is not any proper way to
visit the sculpture. It gives pleasure to visit by steamer but very risky at
all, due to rain stones gets slipy. We are trying to make some arrangement for
visit. Way showing by some pics. Er. Dinesh Dinakar, Ye Betawa caves me payi
gayi kuch Tathgat Gautam Buddha ke sculptures jo ki abhi kuch mahino pahale hi
jankari me aaya hai . Aaj Bhante Ven Sumedh aur Nand Sheel aur 12 aur logo ke
saath site visit kiya aur puja archana ki. Ye betawa caves me Jain sanctury me
sthit hain aur Jain Dharam ke tirth sthal Deogarh me sthit hai. Yaha jane ke
liye koi rasta nahi hai isaliye ham log steamer se gaye jo ki Deogarh se 6 km
door hai . Ab in statues ke sanrakshan ke liye DM Lalitpur aur DFO Lalitpur se
milkar isako UP paryatan ki list me shamil karana hai. Aur ek raste ka nirman
karana hai, jisase ki Baudha bandu in caves ko jaakar dekh sake. Aap sabhi Baudh
bandhuon se nivadan hai ki aap agar kisi bhi roop me hamari madad kar sakte ho
to aapka saharh swagat hai. Kripya apni amulya salah bhi de sakte hain ki kaise
is muhim ko badhaya jaye. Er. Dinesh Dinakar,
Mahavir Swami Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in Uttar Pradesh
in Lalitpur. The sanctuary is spread over the area of 5.4 sq kms and is
established in 1977. Jhansi is 125 kms away from the sanctuary which is splendid
entrance to the Bundelkhand, rendered well-known by the legendary Rani Laxmi Bai.
The main species found here are Nilgai, leopard, Sambhar and wild boar which are
the reason of attraction for number of tourists every year.
Wild Population :
There are many animals found inn the sanctuary which are wild
and endangered. These have been the main attraction of tourists. The wild
animals which are found here mainly include leopard, wild boar, Neel gai and
sambhar and it also has wealthy diversity of avian inhabitants. The sanctuary is
also rich in flora.
Accommodation : There is Forest Rest Houses available in
Deogarh which provides basic facilities for accommodation. There are many other
hotels and lodges available for the accommodation which have good facility and
service available and are located nearby. Lodges and huts are there for budget
accommodation which has some basic facilities.If one requires more information
then they can contact the Divisional Director, Social Forestry in Lalitpur which
will provide you with all the information like places to stay and how to reach
and other information which is needed.
Tips Before Visit :
When you are visiting the Sanctuary please make sure that
clothes or dress is in camouflage color which is khaki, green, etc. Do not make
a loud noise which can disturb the lifestyle of the animals there. Do not Litter
paper or throw left over food in the forest. Proper precautions should be taken
while doing photography which will not disturb the animals and birds there.
Lalitpur District (Hindi: ललितपुर जिला) is one of the
districts of Uttar Pradesh state of India. Lalitpur district is a part of Jhansi
Division. Lalitpur is the main town and administrative headquarters. The
district occupies an area of 5,039 km². Lalitpur District is a part of Jhansi
Division and was carved out as a district in the year 1974. Lalitpur is really
not only the heartland but also a heart shaped district of Bundelkhand region.
It is connected to Jhansi District of Uttar Pradesh by a narrow corridor to the
northeast, otherwise almost surrounded by Madhya Pradesh state. Lalitpur
district lies between latitude 24°11' and 25°14' (north) and longitude 78°10'
and 79°0' (east) and is bounded by district Jhansi in the north, districts Sagar
and Tikamgarh of Madhya Pradesh state in the east and Guna district of Madhya
Pradesh separated by river Betwa in the west. The district had a population of
977,447 as per the census of year 2001. This district is well known for its
culture, peace and natural beauty and have maximum dams in the state. Also has a
number of historical and cultural places like Devgarh, Seeronji, Pavagiri,
Devamata, Neelkantheshwar at Pali, Machkund ki Gufa. Lalitpur town has variety
of places like many Hindu & Jain temples. Raghunathji (Bada Mandir), Shivalay,
Boodhe Babba (Hanumanji), Tuvan Mandir for Hindus & Bada
Mandir, Ata Mandir & Kshetrapalji for Jains are famous temples.
The district forms a portion of the hill country of
Bundelkhand, sloping down from the outliers of the Vindhya Range on the south to
the tributaries of the Yamuna River on the north. The extreme south is composed
of parallel rows of long and narrow-ridged hills. Through the intervening
valleys the rivers flow down over ledges of granite or quartz. North of the
hilly region, the granite chains gradually turn into clusters of smaller hills.
The Betwa River forms the northern and western boundary of the district, and
most of the district lies within its watershed. The Jamni River, a tributary of
the Betwa, forms the eastern boundary. The Dhasan River forms the district's
southeastern boundary, and the southeastern portion of the district lies within
The district is now facing a secessionist movement originated
in southern Uttar Pradesh and northern Madhya Pradesh to create a separate state
of Bundelkhand, as this area is traditionally called by locals.
The climate of the district is sub-tropical, which is
characterised by a very hot dry summer and a cold winter. Similar to other
districts of the Bundelkhand region, this district also has four distinct
seasons in a year. The summer season is from March to mid-June, the southwest
monsoon is from mid-June to September. Post-monsoonal transition between October
and November months constitute the post-monsoon season and the winter season
lasts from December to February.
The territory of the present-day Lalitpur district was part
of the state of Chanderi, founded in the 17th century by a Bundela Rajputwho was
descended from Rudra Pratap of Orchha. Chanderi, along with most of Bundelkhand,
came under Maratha hegemony in the 18th century. Daulat Rao Sindhia of
neighboring Gwalior annexed Chanderi state in 1812. In 1844, the former state of
Chanderi was ceded to the British, and became the Chanderi District of British
India, with Lalitpur town as the district headquarters. The British lost the
district in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, and it was not reconquered until late
1858. In 1861, the portion of the district west of the Betwa, including Chanderi,
was returned to Gwalior state, and the remainder was renamed Lalitpur district.
It became a part of Jhansi district from 1891 to 1974. In 1974, the district was
carved out from Jhansi district.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Lalitpur one of
the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one
of the 34 districts in Uttar Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward
Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Lalitpur is divided into three tehsils, Lalitpur, Mehroni,
and Talbehat; four towns, Lalitpur, Mehroni, Talbehat, and Pali; and 754
villages. In 2010 the district magistrate is Ranvir Prasad, and the
Superintendent of police is Akash Kulhary (2006 batch IPS officer), and the
District Information Officer is Murlidhar Singh.
There are two Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha constituencies in
this district: Lalitpur and Mehroni. Both of these are part of Jhansi Lok Sabha
constituency. At present, Ramesh Prasad Kushwaha is the MLA from Lalitpur
constituency and Feran lal ahirwar is the MLA from Mehroni constituency.
According to the 2011 census Lalitpur district, Uttar Pradesh
has a population of 1,218,002, roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain or the
US state of New Hampshire. This gives it a ranking of 391st in India (out of a
total of 640). The district has a population density of 242 inhabitants per
square kilometre (630 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade
2001-2011 was 24.57%. Lalitpur has a sex ratio of 905 females for every 1000
males, and a literacy rate of 64.95%.
The city is well connected by railways and road transport.
Lalitpur Railway falls under main railway line of India. It
is well connected by train services to all parts of the country. Daily trains
are available to Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata (Howrah), Chennai, Bangalore (Bengaluru),
Trivandrum, Indore, Ahmedabad, Pune, Jammu, Lucknow, Bhopal, Jabalpur, Kanpur
and other major towns. According to sources, Lalitpur station w.e.f. 2012, with
trains directly to Khajuraho, Singrauli, Satna & Tikamgarh.
NH-26 passes through Lalitpur, connecting major cities of
India. Bus facility to major cities - Delhi, Lucknow, Kanpur, Indore, Bhopal,