Erandol

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Erandol
एरंडोल
Ek chkra Nagari
Town
Erandol is located in Maharashtra
Erandol
Erandol
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°55′00″N 75°20′00″E / 20.9167°N 75.3333°E / 20.9167; 75.3333Coordinates: 20°55′00″N 75°20′00″E / 20.9167°N 75.3333°E / 20.9167; 75.3333
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Jalgaon
Government
 • Member of Parliament A T Nana Patil
Area
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 30,120
 • Density 4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official

Marathi

Ahirani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 425109
+91 02588
Vehicle registration MH-19

Erandol is a small town (taluka) in Jalgaon district in Maharashtra state, India. It is situated on the banks of the Anjani River.

History[edit]

Erandol was known as Ek Chakra Nagari in the time of the Pandavas. Later, the town's name was Arunawati.

Geography[edit]

Erandol is situated in the Tapi valley of the Deccan Plateau, between the Satpura hills and Ajanta hills. It has an average elevation of 227 metres (744 feet). The Anjani River passes through the town, and the Anjani Dam lies nearby.

National Highway 6, which connects Mumbai and Nagpur, links Erandol with Dhule to the west and Jalgaon to the east. The nearest railway station is Dharangaon on the Surat Line, about 12 km away, and Mhasawad on the Mumbai Line, about 14 km away. Erandol shares borders with the talukas of Dharangaon, Pachora, Bhadgaon, and Anore.

At Erandol A big Dam Anjani Dam Near 4 KM from erandol..

Demographics[edit]

At the 2001 census in India,[1] Erandol had a population of 30,120. Males constituted 52 per cent of the population and females 48 per cent. Erandol had an average literacy rate of 65 per cent, higher than the national average of 59.5 per cent; male literacy was 72 per cent, and female literacy was 57 per cent. Thirteen per cent of the population is under six years of age.

Erandol has several basic and high school-level educational institutions. Prominent among them is R. T. Kabre High School, located on NH6, which many influential people in the region attended. There are also Marathi schools, which are centres for learning for the surrounding rural population.

Places of interest[edit]

It is assumed, Pandaw Wada, is the place built by Bhima, one of the Pandaw. The description of same can be found in Mahabharata except for a particular reference to this Geographic location. During Aurangzeb rule it was demolished. There is a Jama Masjid. Due to dispute State Govt has locked the place and nobody can see it since it as a disputed place now.

Sri Padmalaya

Among the two and a half Shree Ganapati Peeths in India, this place is regarded as the half Peeth. It is called as Padmalaya Kshetra. This temple is located at the top of a hill. There are small temples on all sides of the main temple. The padukas of Shree Govind Maharaj are located in front of the temple. There is a huge bell next to the padukas. There are two self-existent (Swayambhu) Ganesh idols in the sanctum. One idol has its trunk curving to the right and the other to the left. Padmalaya also known, as "Prabhakshetra" is a religious place located in Erandol Taluka about 4.8-km from Erandol. It is famous for the temples of Lord Ganapati and Hanuman. according to legend, the warrior Bhima fought and killed the demon Bakasura. The spring near the site is called Bhim Kund. There is also a Temple of Kalika Temple located in the city at Main Road which has a History of 300 Years.

Swinging Towers

Swinging Towers located 16-km from Erandol on the bank of Utawadi River are a great example of old construction techniques. Both the towers are 15 m long and when one of them is waved the other towers also start waving automatically. It is believed that the construction is 250 years old.

Shree Ram Temple : Last 300 year year ago Shree Ram mandir in erandol. near into Anjani River.

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. 

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