Akot

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Akot
city
Akot is located in Maharashtra
Akot
Akot
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°06′N 77°04′E / 21.1°N 77.06°E / 21.1; 77.06Coordinates: 21°06′N 77°04′E / 21.1°N 77.06°E / 21.1; 77.06
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Akola
Elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 80,796
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 444101
Telephone code 07258
Vehicle registration MH30-

Akot is a city and a municipal council in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Akot is located at 21°06′N 77°04′E / 21.1°N 77.06°E / 21.1; 77.06. It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1131 feet).[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[1] Akot had a population of 80,796. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Akot has an average literacy rate of 70.8%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 74.8% of the males and 66.6% of the females are literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Akot
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
61%
Muslims
  
27%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Transport[edit]

Akot is well connected by road with Akola, Telhara, Paratwada, Anjangaon, Daryapur, Murtijapur and Amravati. Only meter gauge rail line is present in Akot connecting Akola Via Ratlam, Indore and Jaipur.

Akot is a railway station on Akola-Khandwa Meter Gauge Section of Hyderabad(HYB) Division of South Central Railway(SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Akot now comes under Nanded(NED) Division of SCR. The section from Akola to Khandwa passing through Akot will be taken up for Gauge Conversion a little later.

Places of interest[edit]

Narsing Maharaj Temple - Very Old temple in Akot of Saint Narsingh Maharaj.

Narnala Fort - It is a historically famous Indian fort deep within the densely forested hills of the Melghat tiger reserve in the Satpura region. Narnala is a one hour walk from Shahanur, 24 km from Akot (Akola). There is a road from Akot via Popatkhed for vehicles. The Narnala fort & nearby area is affluent with numerous flora & fauna. The place has historic importance & attracts many people every year visiting for religious reasons, tourism & adventure sports. The forest area is also a part of Melghat Tiger Reserve.

Chikhaldara - It is a situated on hills of Melghat Tiger reserve in the Satpura region. It is around 107 km from Akot via Paratwada

Shri Wari Hanuman Temple & Shri Hanuman Sagar Dam is nearby place in adjacent forest lands(Telhara taluka). The place is famous for religious tourism & adventure sports.

Akolkhed :- Sant Gajanan Maharaj Vihir is situated 11 k.m. away in north direction of Akot.This temple is situated in forest.This a very beautiful place and near that place PAZAR TALAV is present.

Mundgaon:-Sant Gajanan Maharaj Paduka Santhan Mundgaon is situated on Akot Telhara road 12 km from Akot

Khatkali Forest, Ambabarwa core area, Dhargad Mahadev Temple. Jama Masjid,Shaukat Ali Chowk,Akot. Jama Masjid, shaukat Ali chowk, akot - Very Old mosque in Akot , akola, maharashtra, india.

Historical Events[edit]

Nov 28, 1803 - The Battle of Argaon, ( Adgaon bk near Akot ), took place on November 28, 1803, between the British under the command of Governor Arthur Wellesley and the forces of Maratha under Bhonsle of Nagpur during Second Anglo-Maratha War.

Temples[edit]

  • Temple of 'Narsing Maharaj', called 'Hut of Maharaj' where Narsing Maharaj entered into the state of samadhi in middle of 1700 as he felt the mission of his life was complete.[citation needed]
  • Temple of Swami Samarth Maharaj. Once a year there is a big festival of the anniversary of Swami Samartha's birth, for which people from all over Maharashtra come to Akot.[citation needed]
  • Temple of Ganesha with an idol said to be about 1000 years old, which is a piece of wood having the appearance of Lord Ganesha, found while digging by a worker.[citation needed] It was found when the town was going through a hard time of the plague epidemics, after the establishment of the idol, the epidemics disappeared.[citation needed]

List of Akot Municipal Council President Present- Shri. Baurao Ambadkar Ex President- Shri. Sanjay Bodkhe. - Sau.Agrawal - Sau.Dr.Manisha Mate - purushottam chaukhande Akot Municipal Council Website : * Akot Municipal Council Web Site


Akot Municipal Council Website : * Akot Municipal Council Web Site

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.