Ek chkra Nagari
|• Member of Parliament||A T Nana Patil|
|• Total||7 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||226 m (741 ft)|
|• Density||4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Erandol was known as Ek Chakra Nagari in the time of the Pandavas. Later, the town's name was Arunawati.
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..
As of the 2001 census in India, Erandol had a population of 30,120. Males constituted 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Erandol has an average literacy rate of 65 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent; male literacy is 72 percent, and female literacy is 57 percent. Thirteen percent 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
Pandaw Wada, is the place built by Bhima, one of the Pandaw. The description of same can be found in Mahabharata. During Aurangzeb rule it was demolished. Now a group of loacal community claims it is as a Masjid. State Govt has locked the place and noboady can see it since it as a disputed palce now.
Sri Padmalaya Among the two and a half Shree Ganapati Peeths in India, this 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 located :
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 15m long and when one of them is waved the other towers also starts waving automatically. It is believed that the construction is 250 years old.
- "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.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Erandol.|