Kalamb

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Kalamb
village
Shree Chintamani of Kalamb
Shree Chintamani of Kalamb
Kalamb is located in Maharashtra
Kalamb
Kalamb
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°17′N 78°33′E / 20.28°N 78.55°E / 20.28; 78.55Coordinates: 20°17′N 78°33′E / 20.28°N 78.55°E / 20.28; 78.55
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Yavatmal
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 445401
Telephone code 07201
Vehicle registration MH-29
Lok Sabha constituency Yavatmal-Washim
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kalamb

Kalamb (Marathi: कळंब) - (about 78.55 E, 20.28 N) is a village in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra state in India. It is famous today for its temple devoted to the Hindu god Ganesha. The temple is known as Shree Chintamani Temple, based on another name for Ganesh that emphasizes the belief that praying to him can remove worries ('Chinta' means worry in Sanskrit and in local Marathi language). It is one of the 21 Kshetras of Ganesh throughout India. An annual fair of Shree Chintamani is held here.

It is not widely known that this otherwise unimportant village today was surprisingly an important revenue assessment center under the Mughal Empire in early seventeenth century as the capital of a Sarkar (sub-unit of a Mughal Subah) of the same name, earlier spelled as 'Kalam'. [1]

Today, Kalamb is administrative center of a Taluka (sub-district) also called Kalamb. The Taluka has a population of about 96 thousand (2001 Census) and has over 140 villages. It is part of Vidarbha region, generally considered economically backward part of Maharashtra state. Vidarbha, was called Berar by the British and by the Mughals earlier. It was part of Central Provinces and Berar in British India between 1903 and 1947, and was part of Nizam of Hyderabad's territory until 1903.

There is another village with the same name, Kalamb, located in Osmanabad district of Andhra Pradesh in India.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schwartzberg, Joseph E. (1978). The Historic Atlas of South Asia. University of Chicago Press. p. 45. , Plate VI.A.2

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