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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 455 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARWANI, a native state of India, in the Bhopawar agency in central India. It lies in the Satpura mountains, south of the Nerbudda, Area, 1178 sq. m.; pop. (1901) 76,136. Many of the inhabitants are Bhils. The chief, whose title is Rana, is a Rajput of the Sisodhyia clan, connected with theUdaipur family. Though the family lost most of itspossessions during the Mahratta invasion in the 14th century, it never became tributary to any Malwa chief. The forests are under an English official. The town of Barwani is situated near the left bank of the Nerbudda. The population in 1901 was 6277.
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Barwani is famous for Jain pilgrimage tirtha Bawangaja having 84 ft. high statue of Jain thirthankar Swami Adhinath.The place is 8 km. away from barwani and followers of Jain sect come from all over India throulgh out the whole year.
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