is a village in Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, India, lying 122 kilometres (75.8 mi) south of Agra, and 423 kilometres (262.8 mi) north of Bhopal, the state capital.
'Antri' is derived from the word 'Antadee' which means intestine. A hindu prince , Veer Singh, killed a one navratan of emperor akbar killed Abbul Fazal (one of the Ratna from the nine Ratna of Akbar) by stitch out the intestine.
As of 2001, India census, Antri had a population of 826,919. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Antri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 63%. In Antri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Hindi is the main language spoken in Antri. There is a strong Marathi influence because of the Maratha rule, and Marathis have played important roles in the development of the city.
Antri is located at 26°13′N 78°11′E / 26.22°N 78.18°E / 26.22; 78.18. It has an average elevation of 197 metres (646 feet). Antri is an historic Indian city located on the periphery of Madhya Pradesh Stand, 100 km (62 Miles) from Jhansi.
Antri has a sub-tropical climate with hot summers from late March to early July, the humid monsoon season from late June to early October and a cool dry winter from early November to late February. Under Koppen's climate classification the city has a humid subtropical climate. The highest recorded temperature was 53 °C and the lowest was −1 °C.
Summers start in late March, and along with other cities like Nagpur and Delhi are among the hottest in India and the world. They peak in May and June with average daily temperatures being around 33-35 °C (93-95 °F) , and end in late June with the onset of the monsoon. Antri gets 970 mm (39 in) of rain every year, most of which is concentrated in the monsoon months from late June to early October. August is the wettest month with about 310 mm (12 in) of rain. Winter in Antri starts in late October, and is generally very mild with daily temperatures averaging in the 14-16 °C (58-62 °F) range, and mostly dry and sunny conditions. January is the coldest month with average lows in the 5-7 °C range (40-45 °F) and occasional cold snaps that plummet temperatures to close to freezing.
Antri can be visited from late October to early March without much discomfort, but the months from April to June should be avoided due to the extreme heat. The monsoon months see sustained, torrential rainfall and risk of disease, and should also generally be avoided.
Revolt of 1857
Antri is also known for its share in 1857 revolt mainly due to Rani Lakshmi Bai's heroic resistance and death . After Kalpi (Jhansi) fell into the hands of the British on May 24, 1858, Lakshmibai sought shelter at the Antri fort. The king of Antri was not willing to give up his fort without a fight as he was afraid of the British. But the soldiers laid down their arms in respect for the Rani of Jhansi. Thus the freedom fighters entered Antri without a fight. The British wasted no time in attacking Antri. It was the fiercest, bloodiest battle ever fought on Indian soil. Lakshmibai's courage, strength, and ability as she valiantly fought the British army's vastly superior forces, are remembered to this day. She died fighting and Antri was captured. Tantya Tope was hanged and Rao Sahib escaped.
All national festivals, Diwali, Holi, Makara Sankranti, Eid-ul-Fitr, Rakhi,Mahavir jayanti and other local ones like Nag-Panchmi, Ahilya Utsav, Ganesh Utsav, Gudi Padwa (Marathi new year), Navratri, Dussehara, Durga Puja are celebrated with equal enthusiasm. Last decade has seen a rise in celebration of events like Valentine's Day, Rose Day and New Year's Eve.
Antri also celebrates Rang Panchami quite differently. This festival is celebrated five days after Dulendi or Holi. This is also celebrated like Dulendi, but colors are mixed with water and then either sprinkled or poured on others.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated in a unique way in Antri city. People of Antri arrange a carnival of floats (known as "Jhanki" in the local Hindi language) in various places of city.
Makar Sankranti is a 'Kite Festival' on 14 January each year; people fly kites and compete to cut each other's kites in the sky.
other's kites in the sky.
Media and communication
There are a number of newspapers, magazines, local TV stations. Dainik Bhaskar is one of the oldest and most-widely read newspapers. Other popular newspapers published in Antri are BPN Times, Raj Express, Dainik Madhya Raj, Nav Bharat,Youth Engine, Patrika,Swadesh, Naidunia, Dainik Jagran, People's Samachar, Patrika, Dainik Adityaz. Evening newspaper: Sandhya Samachaar, sudarshan.
The radio industry has expanded with a number of private FM channels being introduced. The FM radio channels that broadcast in the city Big FM (92.7 MHz), Radio chaska FM (95 MHz), My FM (94.3 MHz), Raseela (91.9 MHz), fever(104). State-owned Doordarshan transmits two terrestrial television channels. The city has local TV stations from various companies. Major local channels are Hathway win, Harsh Networks, KMJ Communications, DEN networks, Antrihelp.
People of Antri going to talkies for local entertainment ,Generally they prefer to go Gwalior for such entertainment there are a lot Talkies,some multiplex in Gwalior.
Antri has three shopping market, Old bazar, Kachaharee,fujal market.In old market a lot famous shop for stationary, Books,homely equipment, Medicines,etc.
Other market are not too popular and not such number of shops.
Antri is called the education hub of nearby villages,
There is 13 school in Antri named,
- Govt High School estd-1970
- M.D.central High School estd-1989
- Govt Kanya Vidhyala
- Bapu H.S. School (Semi Govt.)
- S.L.N. Pvt School
- Sarawati vidhya mandir
- Sarawati shishu mandir ,etc
Antri is also famous for some historical places like the Abbul Fazal tomb,Nag Mandir,Sheetla mandir, Palleekhen,Jaurashi Mandir,Sheetla Mandir,Gajja Khow,Jharna,Big Tunnel,Kali mata mandir,RamLeela, Mahant Sahab ka Mandir, Imlee ka baag.
The Rathya Yatra after ‘Ganesh Chaturthee’ isvery popular here. This is one of the place which is properly surrounde by train track. There is “Narasingh Ram Leela Mandal”Headed by ‘Anil Shrivastava’ organize all the culture activity. This place is famous for its kacharayee,Temples,Greenness,good people,cultures,Education Standerd. There is a place named "Kacharahee" famous for the battle of TEEPU SULTAN.They use it as a typical Fort for enemies.There is long surang from Antri to Jhanshi. A small river is flow "underground" named "Chachundar".This is being shown clearly at a time of Rainy season. Antri having its small Nagar Palika,seated by C.M.O.. Having 15 Ward under this small village,consist of a small village Named"Sandalpur"(3 ward in Sandalpur 2,3 and 4).
List of the Chairman of Antri
- Mata Deen Bhatle- 1975–1980 Congress ,
- Puran Singh-1985-1990,2000–2010 B.J.P. ,
- Fharuki begum −1990-1995 Congress ,
- Tomar kaji-1995-2000 Congress,
- Mayank Shrivastava – 2010–2015 Congress.