|• Type||Munciple Corporation|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Beed|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kaij|
Ambajogai is a city and a municipal council in Beed district in the state of Maharashtra, India. The town is connected to India's freedom fighters and current politicians, such as Swami Ramanand Teerth and Babasaheb Paranjape who fought against razakars (Hyderabad) to end the Nizam regime in Hyderabad state. This township is known as cultural capital of Marathwada region. It was known as Mominabad before 1948.
The town has a heritage temple dedicated to the goddess Yogeshwari, which is visited by people all over Maharashtra, largely from the Konkan region. The town has other heritage temples like[Sakleshwar]\12 khambhi, Kholeshwar, Mukundraj and Dasopant, Kashivishwanath, Amruteshwar.
In the 13th century Swami Mukundraj wrote, in Ambajogai, what is known to be first Marathi poetry 'Viveksindhu' [meaning 'Large floating River (Ocean)?? of Wisdom'(Vivek: Wisdom, Sindhu: (Other meaning of Sindhu is an Ocean) The largest ancient holy river, now disappeared, by the name of which the region is known as Sindhu/Indus and people here got known as Hindu)]. This work is widely acclaimed for its literary quality as well as the philosophical content. It remains not only the first but among the best literary works ever produced in Marathi.
Ambajogai named by Amba – Goddess (Parvati) who appeared at this place to finish Dantasura(a devil) by his birth place.
It was also known as Jaywantinagar by name of King(Raja) and river's name Jayawanti and a separate state. In Nijam regime(Nizamshahi), it was named as Mominabad, which was renamed as Ambajogai in 1948.
The town is connected to India's freedom fighters and current politicians, such as Swami Ramanand Teerth and Babasaheb Paranjape who fought against razakars (Hyderabad) to end the Nizam regime in Hyderabad state.
In the 13th century Swami Mukundraj wrote, a first Marathi poetry 'Viveksindhu' [meaning 'Large floating River of Wisdom'(Vivek: Wisdom, Sindhu: The largest ancient holy river, now disappeared, by the name of which the region is known as Sindhu/Indus and people here got known as Hindu)]. This work is widely acclaimed for its literary quality as well as the philosophical content. It remains not only the first but among the best literary works ever produced in Marathi.
As of 2001[update] India census, Ambajogai had a population of 69,277. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Ambajogai has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Ambajogai, is a city located in Marathwada region of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Ambajogai is widely considered the educational and cultural capital of Marathwada. Marathi Adhykavi Mukundraj and Sant Dasopant spent their life at this place. It has famous Yogeshwari Temple, which is considered as 1 of 3½ peeths in Maharashtra. It is located 25 kilometres from Parali Vaijanath.
Amabajogai has a reputation for its several esteemed colleges and educational institutions. Ambajogai also has a Medical College "Swami Ramanand Teerth Medical College"which is the first rural medical college in Asia. and Yogeshwari College of Art,Science and Commerce,which was started by Swami Ramanand Teerth.The Primary aim of this College has been, since then patriotism, building up of nation, education, democracy, secularism and development of the poverty ridden sections of the society, and One Engeeniering College is also there viz, Mahatma Basaveshwar Engineering College Ambajogai. SRT collage is one of the best collage in Marathwada region. Ambajogai is also known as Educational Hub after Pune in Maharastra.There are also a lot of English, and Marathi medium schools. Ambajogai is also called as "Pune" of Marathwada because of Culture,Quality of education is quite similar to Pune.Yogeshwari Education Socitey's Yogeshwari College is one of the topmost college in Marathwada.
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Ambajogai is one of the Education centre in Marathwada. Ambajogai is suppose that the 'PANDHARI' of Education . Ambajogai consist of many schools and colleges . The 'Swami Ramanand Teerth Medical College and Hospital' in Ambajogai is the first government Hospital In Asia continent. In hospital the patients are come more from rural Areas. After Ghati Hospital Ambajogai is second in Marathwada. The yogeshwari Shikshan Sanstha in Ambajogai have responsible for great education in Ambajogai. They had established number of schools in Ambajogai. In Ambajogai there are many junior colleges. ex.
- Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya
- Swami Ramanand Terth Mahavidyalaya
- Swami Ramanand Terth Rural Govt. Medical College, Ambajogai
- Kholeshwar Mahavidyalaya
- Yashwantrao Chavan Mahavidyalaya
Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya is no. 1 science college in Ambajogai . The all Education Institutes in Ambajogai Always try to make our college great and try to make our students great in the world . Also Ambajogai have The 'TBG' Engineering and Poly-technique College
- Urdu institution
- Milliya primary, high school and junior college
- Mansoor high school and urdu primary school
- Dr. mohammed iqbal primary, high school and junior college
- Noorjahan primary school
- Hussein school
Culturally very important town of Ambajogai has the oldest temple of the Goddess Yogeshwari has been famous since long. The structure of the temple is in Hemadpanti Style. Delicate carvings on the pillars are attractive. Adjoining north gate is located the ‘Sarveshwar Teerth’. Adjoining the west gate are the temples of various deities. A festival is held here during Dassehra.
A kilometer or two from the Yogeshwari Temple, on the hill of Balghat, lie the Samadhi of Saint Mukundraj, the first Marathi poet who wrote the famous verse – ‘Viveksindhu’ (Sea of Reason). Saint poet Dasopant also had stayed here and composed his verses (Pasodi).
Nearby Attractions :- Mukundraj Swami Samadhi, Dasopant Swami Samadhi, Buttenath Cave, Sankleshwar Mandir, Renukai Devi Mandir, Hatti Khana (Ancient Caves), Amleshwar Mandir, Putreshwar Mandir, Kholeshwar Mandir, Nagnath Mandir, Kashi Vishveshwar Mandir.
Connected with State Highway 156. Nearest train station is Parali – Vaijanath, Maharashtra, India – 25 KM away. The state highways 144 and 156 are more important for Ambajogai. For Public transport The Maharashtra State Transport Mahamandal's Buses (commonly known as ST buses)are available, which can take you to all major and minor cities as well as towns & villages nearby. There is huge ST Depot and ST schedule is update as well as reliable. The Ambajogai - Beed state road is one of busy roads. There many private buses and other vehicles connecting Ambejogai to places like Latur etc. As many towns in Maharashtra has, Ambejogai also has services by leading private bus services. Multiple direct buses, private as well as public, (long distance) to places like Pune, Nanded, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik ply on daily basis. Commute within city can be accomplished by autos-rickshaws (tok-tok).
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- "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.
- "Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya". Retrieved 15 January 2012.
Ambajogi is the sub-district place in Beed District.