Mehkar

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Mehkar,Maharashtra
Big City
Nickname(s): The Historical City ,Heart of Maharastra.
 Mehkar,Maharashtra  is located in Maharashtra
 Mehkar,Maharashtra
Mehkar,Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 25°9′0″N 80°34′0″E / 25.15000°N 80.56667°E / 25.15000; 80.56667Coordinates: 25°9′0″N 80°34′0″E / 25.15000°N 80.56667°E / 25.15000; 80.56667
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Buldhana
Area
 • Total 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 202,214.00
Languages
 • Official MarathiUrdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 443301
Telephone code (07268)
Vehicle registration MH-28
Coastline 0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest city Mehkar
Sex ratio 92 /
Literacy 89%%
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)

Mehkar is a city and a municipal council in Buldhana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was previously known as 'Meghankar Nagari'. balaji nagar

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Mehkar had a population of 2,214,00. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 50%. Mehkar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 62.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 65%. In Mehkar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shree Sant Senaji Maharaj Mandir (Nabhik)[edit]

It has a temple of the "Shree Sant Senaji Maharaj" And "Vitthal Rukhmini"(Mola road, sena nagar, mehkar)

Balaji Temple[edit]

It has a temple of the Hindu god Balaji that is more than 120 years old. The documents written on copper found with Balaji's sculpture are now in the British Museum, England. it is the largest sculpture of Lord Balaji in Asia.[citation needed]

Haran tekdi[edit]

Haran Tekdi is great old temple. It is a myth that Lord Rama had caught hold of one bare (Haran in local language), hence it is named as Haran Tekdi.

Marwadi Galli, Malipeth,Ganpati Galli, Mahadev Wetal, Shivaji Wetal, Shivaji Nagar, Sambhaji Nagar, and Ram Nagar are important areas of Mehkar. Malipeth i a old area. Kanchani Mahal(Palace) :

Kanchani mahal[edit]

Kanchani Mahal is an old building. It is a myth that Quin Kanchani is very egoist & desire to see Lamp of Devi (Lonar) from Mehkar. She built up this Mahal but when she went to terrace of Mahal god curse her, she felt down & become a slab of stone. The aforesaid monument is currently in ruins due to lack of attention from the ASI. However, the story connected to KANCHANI MAHAL seems to be a myth. Looking at the ruins one could easily gauge that the bricks are of Mughalia shapes and the monument would have been constructed to house and camp a general (or Shahenshah) of Aurangazeb's stature during Great Shivaji's period in their campaign to crush the rising of the great Maratha warrior. The ASI will be the right authority to ascertain the truth if they take interest.

Painganga River[edit]

Mehkar is on the banks of painganga river. River provides multiple recreational activities.

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.