Mahashila Rural Municipality is situated at south-east part of Parbat district, Gandaki province. This Rural Municipality was established in 2073 B.S. It combines then Hoshrangdi, Bhoksing, Balakot, Pakhapani, Lunkhudeurali, Falamkhani, and Kurgha Village Development Committees. This Rural Municipality is surrounded by Syangja district from east, Phalebas Municipality and Bihadi Rural Municipality from west and Phalebas Municipality north and Bihadi and Payun Rural Municipalities from south. This is named after great stone (Maha Shila) as largest stone of Asia lies under ward number 5 of this Rural Municipality. This local unit is divided into 6 wards.
Population of Mahashila Rural Municipality is 9,858 that include 2,229 households as per the census 2011. Population of female is 5,376 and male is 4,392. Ward number four is most populated ward. It covers 50 kilometer square area. Most of the land is covered by forest followed by grass area, farming area. There are about ten ethnic groups residing under this local unit. 68.27% people are economically active. Most of the people speak Nepali language (77.92%) followed by Gurung and Magar. There are about 10 different ethnic communities residing under this Rural Municipality among them, Brahmin are largest population constituting 21.41% followed by Kami, Chhetri and Gurung. Farming is major occupations of people residing here followed by foreign employment. Paddy, wheat, maize and barley are crops cultivated. Professional animal, coffee and orange farming has been also started. This is connected by road network and most of the people have access to electricity.
Mr. Raju Prasad Poudel is Chairperson and Ms. Hira Kumari Rana is Vice-chairperson of Mahashila Rural Municipality. Total number of local representatives is 32. Balakot village is the center of this local unit. Number of employees working under this local unit is 35.