Jaora is located in the Malwa region, between Ratlam and Neemuch. It was the capital of the princely state of Jaora before independence. During the Mourning of Muharram, thousands of people from all over the world visit the Hussain Tekri which attracts millions of people every year, is popular among adherents of all religions. It is believed to heal people from incurable diseases, particularly mental ailments. It is important place for Jain Community too, Rajendra Suri Jain Dadawadi is considered to be a pilgrimage for Jain people as the Jain religion's saint Rajendra Suriji has done tapasya in Jaora.
History of Jaora State
The state was founded by 'Abdu'l Ghafur Muhammad Khan, a Muslim of Afghan descent. He was a cavalry officer serving the Pindari leader Amir Khan. He later served the Holkar maharaja of Indore, subduing Rajput territories in northern Malwa and annexing their lands. In return for his services, he was granted the title of Nawab in 1808. The state was confirmed by the British government in 1818 by the Treaty of Mandsaur.