Manavadar

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Manavadar
city
Manavadar is located in Gujarat
Manavadar
Manavadar
Location in Gujarat, India
Coordinates: 21°30′N 70°08′E / 21.5°N 70.13°E / 21.5; 70.13Coordinates: 21°30′N 70°08′E / 21.5°N 70.13°E / 21.5; 70.13
Country  India
State Gujarat
District Junagadh
Elevation 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 27,559
Languages
 • Official Gujarati, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 362630
Telephone code 02874
Vehicle registration GJ 11

Manavadar is a city and a municipality in Junagadh district in the Indian state of Gujarat.

History[edit]

Bantva Manavadar was a princely state of British India. Founded in 1733, it became a British protectorate in 1818. On 25 September 1947, it acceded to the newly formed Pakistan. However, Indian forces entered the area on the grounds that the state was a vassal of the Junagadh state, which was itself a vassal of the Baroda state that had acceded to India. Subsequently, after a plebiscite, the state acceded to India on 15 February 1948.

It was also known as the Asia's third center for cotton genning. It contained almost around more than 250 ginning factories of cotton. List of persons of cotton market holding the top 5 positions.

1. Jawahr Chavda 2. praffulbhai Jivani 3. Rajabhai Kangadh 4. Takvani Brothers. 5. Raju jatakiya.

Geography[edit]

Manavadar is located at 21°30′N 70°08′E / 21.5°N 70.13°E / 21.5; 70.13.[1] It has an average elevation of 24 metres (78 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Manavadar had a population of 27,559. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Manavadar has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 63%. In Manavadar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

It has developed cotton industry and cotton and groundnut are the most cash crops of the area. The town was famous once upon a time[when?] due to its vegetable ghee industries, but in winds and sweeps of economic reform in India, all three units has been closed. Manavadar taluk have big towns or villages like Bantwa, Nanadiya, Khambhla, Nakara,Pajod, Jilana, Sardargadh (List of Indian Princely States), Mitdi, Limbuda, Indra, Sherdi, Bhimora, Galvav, Sanosara,Koyalana(Ghed), Zinzari, Chudva, Khadiya, Vadala, Sitana, Bhitana, padaradi (Ghed)(પાદરડી-ઘેડ) etc.

Temples of Manavadar[edit]

1. Pipleshwar Mahadev

2. Ram Mandir

3. Mahadevya

4. Gayatri Mandir

5. Pusti marg Haveli

6. Swaminarayan Mandir

9. Hadamtadi Hanuman Mandir

10. Dudheshvar Mahadev

11. Chaitanya Hanuman Mandir

12. Ganesh Mandir.

13. Kastabhanjan Mandir

14. Jalaram Mandir

15. Vasupujya Jain Mandir

16. Mashru Family Devbapa

17. Akshar Purshotam Mandir

Branches of Banks in Manavadar[edit]

1.State Bank Of India (Gandhi Chok)

2.State Bank Of India (Diwan Para)

3.Bank Of Baroda

4.ICICI Bank

5.HDFC Bank

6.AXIS Bank

7.Union Bank Of India

8.Bank Of India

9.Vijya Bank

10.Dena Bank

11.Junagadh District Co-Operative Bank

12.Veraval Mercantile Bank

Community Hall[edit]

1.Shree Sorathiya Prajapati Samaj Vadi

2.Shree Veshnav Variya Prajapati Samaj Vadi

3.Shree Jalaram Temple

4.Shree Patel Samaj

5.Girnara(Jogia) Parajia Soni Samaj Vadi

6.satwara samaj bus station road

7.Shree Sorthiya Ahir Samaj (Bh.Gaytri Temple) 8.SHREE Sorathiya rabari samaj.(railway station road)

Kuvar-pak[edit]

Manavadar is very famous for a sweet named Kuvar-pak. This sweet is prepared from Aloe vera, sugar, ghee and milk. It is generally being prepared in the winter season.it was invented by a person called vanabhai

References[edit]

Dashashreemali Sthanakwasi Jain