Jintur

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Jintur
Jainpur
city
Jintur is located in Maharashtra
Jintur
Jintur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°37′N 76°42′E / 19.62°N 76.7°E / 19.62; 76.7Coordinates: 19°37′N 76°42′E / 19.62°N 76.7°E / 19.62; 76.7
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Parbhani
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 38,109
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 431509

Jintur is a city and a municipal council in Parbhani district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Jintur is located at 19°37′N 76°42′E / 19.62°N 76.7°E / 19.62; 76.7.[1] It has an average elevation of 455 metres (1492 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As population of 2001 India census,[2] Jintur had a population of 38,109. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jintur has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 56%. In Jintur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Historical Places[edit]

Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Nemgiri Samsthan Jintur

An ancient Jain Temple Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Nemgiri Samsthan is situated in sub hills of Sahyadri Mountains 3 kilometers (2 mi) north of Jintur in Parabhani District of Maharastra. There are two hills Nemgiri and Chandragiri famous for their ancient artistic and miraculous Jain Cave Temples and Chaityalayas.

Nemgiri Hill

There are seven caves and Idols of Bhagvan Mahaveer, Bhagvan Adinath, Bhagvan Shantinath, Bhagvan Neminath, Bhagvan Parshwanath, Nandishwar and Bhagvan Bahubali. In first cave of Nemgiri, an attractive idol of Lord Mahaveer in cross legged seating posture is installed, 3.5 feet in height. This was installed in V.S. 1676. Ancient feet images of Acharya Bhadrabahu are also here attractive pilgrims. In second cave there is an ancient idol of Lord Adinath in state of meditation & penance. In third cave there a 6-foot idol of Lord Shantinath with symbol of deer is seen. This was supposed to be touching down at few points till few years back. But now black marble has been installed underneath.

In a fourth cave 7.5-foot-high beautiful idol of Baghwan Neminath in cross legged seating posture is seen. Bhagvan Neminath idol is the largest Padmasanastha Idol and in Cave Number 5 a miraculous idol of Lord Antariksha Parshwanath is staying in the space 3 inches high from surface. This idol is about 6 feet (1.8 m) tall. The tiny sixth cave has 4.5-foot Nandishwar. However if considered as a Manastambha for Mulnayak Neminath bhagwaan with four heads in four directions. The last one, the seventh cave has a statue standing 5.5 feet high of idol of Lord Bahubali.
In whole world you can see these three idols only in Jintur. It is an old temple and for last 400 years it has been created by King Sanghavi and his family and nowadays maintained by the Digamber Jain samaj Jintur.
Two more Digamber Jain temple situated in city, one is Shree Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir(Nice Glass work to see here) and another one is Shree Mahaveer Digamber Jain Mandir.


Chandragiri Hill

A Choubeesee carved on a flat rock is very artistic here, that includes great standing idols of Lord Shantinath, Kunthunath & Arahnath and this was installed in V.S. 1665.

How To Reach Nemgiri/Jintur
View Most nearest Railway Station is Parbhani about 41 km. By Bus From Parbhani One hour journey - Frequent buses are available.
From Aurangabad Four hours journey - Good frequency in day time. Nearest Airport is Aurangabad.
From Jintur Bus Stand to Nemgiri Sansthan
Local auto rickshaws are best way to reach nemgiri

Other Places[edit]

1. Yeldari dam
2. Shri Nrusimha Temple Varud
3. Sai Baba Mandir
4. Balaji Mandir
5. Gajanan Mandir
6. Gajanan Maharaj Mandir @ Halvira from 13 Km. away on Mantha Road
7.mainapuri temple

Interesting places[edit]

There are many places around Jintur, specially Aundha Naganatha Temple 43 km (27 mi) from the Jintur, this is one of the very ancient temple, Yeladari dam 12 km (7.5 mi) and a very good place to visit, Charthana, Mainnapuri, Ganeshpur is near from jintur there is temple of ganesha every sankshti chaturthi people come from jintur by walk ganeshpur is around 24 km from jintur

Charthana - This village name came from the King Charudatta who was ruled this area. Charthana has 365 Hemad panthi temples around this area. Apart from it ~40 temples are visible. which include Barav & temples built in the 11th century.

Education[edit]

There are many good institutions around the town, like Dyneshwar Vidyalay, Jawahar Vidyalay,Eklavya balvidya mandir(primary & secondary),ITI Jintur, DSM college and Government Polytechnic and Viasrao Deshmukh Urdu High School & Jr. College. Ihyaul Uloom is one of the old islamic madrasa in the town, Maulana Shakeel Ahmad Sahab is the founder of this madrasa,number of people studied in this madrasa.Ihya Uloom is located back side of Busstand Jintur and near Eid Gah.

Conectivity[edit]

Town has been connected to parbhani, Hingoli, Aurangabad by road. Nearest Railway Station Parbhani 43 km, Nearest airport Nanded 100 km and Aurangabad 160 km.

By road:There are many buses plying to Jintur from Parbhani(40 Kms) and Aurangbad(160Km).

By train:One need to go to Parbhani first and from there by bus to Jintur

By air:One need to go to Aurangabad by plane and from there by bus to Jintur.

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