Bagpat is a city and a municipal board in Baghpat district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bagpat District. The Baghpat city is located on the banks of river Yamuna at 28 deg 57′ North Latitude and 77 deg 13′ East Longitude. It is 52 KM from Meerut City and is on the main Delhi–Saharanpur Highway around 40 KM from Delhi toward north.
Baghpat District was established as a separate district in 1997. Prior to becoming a district, Baghpat was a Tehsil under Meerut in western Uttar Pradesh.
History Of Baghpat
Idol of Lord Parshvanath at Bada Gaon, Khekra, Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, India
It was founded by the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata as Vyagprastha. Barnava, near Binauli is the site of the Lakshagriha, the lac palace that was built by Purochana a minister of Duryodhana to kill the Pandavas.
The district has a strong presence of Jainism. Bada Gaon is an important pilgrimage center for Jains. It is located near the town of Khekra. Here is a place called pakke ghat where one of the popular Shankaracharya Swami Savroopanandji had got jnana.
Geography Of Baghpat
Baghpat is located at 28°57’N 77°13’E? / ?28.95°N 77.22°E? / 28.95; 77.22. It has an average elevation of 223 metres (731 feet).