Mandsaur is a city in the Malwa region and district of Madhya Pradesh state of Central India. The total population of the city is 141,667. It is the administrative headquarters of Mandsaur District. The ancient Pashupatinath Temple is located in Mandsaur. Also, Banjari Balaji Temple, Nalchhamata are located in Mandsaur.
The highest employment in the district is in Agro based, Jute, Texile, FMCG, Wood based, Leather and Chemical industries. The district has 81% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 18% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 1% are Household workers.
Mandsaur district is rich in archaeological and historical heritage. The district takes its name from the district headquarters town Mandsaur, which is considered to have been evolved from Marhsaur, originating from Marh and Saur or Dasaur, two of the villages which merged in the town.
The district is the basic territorial unit of administration in the state as well as in India. There are 8 tahsils and five number of CD blocks, in the district. Tahsilwise number of villages are Bhanpura (101), Malhargarh (168), Garoth (107), Sharmgarh(96), Mandsaur (162), Daloda (58), Sitamau (167) and Suwasara (74). Besides, As per urban classification, the district has ten towns, which one Mandsaur municipality and 9 Nagar Panchayats i.e., Bhanpur, Malhargarh, Narayangarh, Pipaliyamandi, Garoth, Shamgarh, Nagri, Sitamau and Suwasara. There are 446 total Panchayats, (441) Gram Panchayats, 5 Janpad Panchayats & 1 District Panchayats). Under the revenue administration there are 255 Patwari halkas.