Bhingar

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Bhingar
Bhrugupur
city
Bhingar is located in Maharashtra
Bhingar
Bhingar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°05′56″N 74°46′24″E / 19.099025°N 74.773335°E / 19.099025; 74.773335Coordinates: 19°05′56″N 74°46′24″E / 19.099025°N 74.773335°E / 19.099025; 74.773335
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,620
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhingar Marathi: भिंगार, also known as Bhingar Camp is a census town in Ahmednagar district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Legend behind name[edit]

There is a legend that Bhrigu rishi did tapsya here on a hillock where a temple is erected in his honour.The name Bhingar is derived from the sage.This temple is situated at the centre of the city.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bhingar had a population of 7620. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhingar had an average literacy rate of 73% at that time, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with a male literacy of 79% and a female literacy of 66%. About 13% of the population was under 6 years of age.

Notable residents[edit]

Hazare spent the first six years of his life in Lohar Galli, Bhingar.

Anna hazare birthplace

History[edit]

Aurangzeb, the last Mughal emperor, died at Bhingar in 1707. The place is known as Aalamgeer and a small monument marks the site. His tomb is situated at Khuldabad near Aurangabad. There is a very famous and very old temple of Lord Shiva called Shukleshwar Temple in Bhingar.

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.