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Ambajogai
अंबाजोगाई
Mominabad
Nickname(s): Ambejogai
Ambajogai is located in Maharashtra
Ambajogai
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°44′N 76°23′E / 18.73°N 76.38°E / 18.73; 76.38Coordinates: 18°44′N 76°23′E / 18.73°N 76.38°E / 18.73; 76.38
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Beed
Government
 • Type Munciple Corporation
Population (2001)
 • Total 69,277
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 431 517
Telephone code 02446
Vehicle registration MH-44
Nearest city Latur
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, Babasaheb Paranjape and Digambarrrao Deshpande(Harbaji Guruji) 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: The Ocean Of Wisdom']. 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.

History[edit]

Ambajogai named by Amba – Goddess (Parvati) who appeared at this place to finish Dantasura(a devil) by his birthplace.

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, Babasaheb Paranjape and Digambarrrao Deshpande(Harbaji Guruji) 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:Ocean)]. 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. The Top most Leader From the Bharti Janta Party [B.J.P] nation wide and world wide, Late "Mr. Pramodji Mahajan", Who served best for the Indian Politics, was from Ambejogai.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] 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.

Religions in Ambajogai
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
49%
Muslims
  
39%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

About[edit]

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. Prior Ambejogai was famous in the era for treatment of T.B.& thus the hospital was well known as T.B.Hospital the hospital now is renovated and serving various patients including Cancer cure wing.The Hospital of Ambejogai is the great hospital to serve and cure different patients and the hospital is located in natural climate surrounded by hills with fresh air

Education[edit]

Amabajogai has a reputation for its several esteemed colleges and educational institutions[citation needed]. 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[2] 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.

Education[edit]

Ambajogai is one of the Education centre in Marathwada. Ambajogai is suppose that the 'PANDHARI' of Education . Ambajogai consist of many schools and colleges . In 'Swami Ramanand Teerth Medical College the patients come more from rural Areas. The First Government Medical College in Marathwada Region was started at Aurangabad in 1956. Aurangabad happens to be at the extreme corner of Marathwada region and thus could not meet the requirements of this region. After years of public agitation the concept of a Rural Medical College at Ambajogai, which is a central place for Marathwada region was accepted by the Government of Maharashtra and was cleared by the Planning Commission in 1974. Ambajogai town was selected for this purpose because of its pleasant weather, its central location in Marathwada and large number of buildings and vast premises left behind by the cavalary. The various departments and hospital wards were housed in the converted and modified horse stables. The hospital was upgraded to accommodate 500 indoor patients and 50 undergraduate students. It was named after the leader of independence struggle against Nizam rule, Swami Ramand Teerth (then Hyderabad State Congress President). The first batch of 50 students was admitted in the month of July 1975 and passed out in 1979. The Medical Council of India inspection Team was impressed at the performance of the students and therefore pleased to give recognition to this College, even before the Ist batch of MBBS students passed out. The Post-graduate courses in various subjects were also started with the permission of Govt. of Maharashtra and the first batch of post-graduates come out in 1981. 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.

  1. Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya
  2. Swami Ramanand Terth Mahavidyalaya
  3. Swami Ramanand Terth Rural Govt. Medical College, Ambajogai
  4. Kholeshwar Mahavidyalaya
  5. Yashwantrao Chavan Mahavidyalaya
6 Pramodji Mahajan

Ambajogai have M.B.E.Society's T.B.G.Polytechnic and Engineering College, Yogeshwari shikshan santha's Yogeshwari College of Polytechnic

  1. Urdu institution
  2. Milliya primary, high school and junior college
  3. Mansoor high school and Urdu primary school
  4. Dr. Mohammed iqbal primary, high school and junior college
  5. Noorjahan primary school
  6. Hussein school
  7. r.k international school

Culture[edit]

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.Dargah of Muslim communities Shaikh Masood Kirmani, Maula Ali baba on the north Hill of Town, on to the south "Sadeq Ali Shah Baba", Saigaon 10 km from the town.also the Dargah's in the Midtown of Jamman Shah Wali & Dawal Malik Shah Baba.

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. The Muslim cultural Dargah known as "Hazrat shaikh masood Kirmani" also exist since the ancient period located nearby 1 km from the old ambejogai[Mominabad].

Transport[edit]

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).

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. 
  2. ^ "Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya". Retrieved 15 January 2012. 

Ambajogi is the sub-district place in Beed District.