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Mukhed is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°42′03″N 77°21′46″E / 18.700806°N 77.362847°E / 18.700806; 77.362847Coordinates: 18°42′03″N 77°21′46″E / 18.700806°N 77.362847°E / 18.700806; 77.362847
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nanded
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,936
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 431715
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Mukhed is a city and a municipal council in Nanded district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

It lies about 75 km from Nanded, but travel to Mukhed from Nanded takes about two hours.


The historical name of this city was 'Mohanavati Nagar'. There is a fable about this name change. There was strong belief among native peoples that this city was enchanted! Once any personnel came to this city, would be enchanted by this city. And, as result, not able to easily leave this city. And the secret lies in name Mohanavati (which means bewitch). So they changed the name to Mukhed, as current city name!

Mukhed has background of Ramayana stories. King Dashratha (Father of Shree Rama), has unknowingly killed Shravan Bal near a lake mistaking him as a wild Animal. Shrawan Bal had come there to get some water for his parents. They in turn cursed Dashratha that in his end period he will not be near his son. The lake is now called as Shrawan Chalma.

It has a temple of 'Veerbhadra' (Son of Lord Shiva)and it is believed that it is a unique temple. Veerbhadra is creation of Lord Shiva. The story is like this. Parvati is daughter of King Daksha, who does not invite Shiva and Parvati for a Yagya. Parvati still attended that, but due to insult from her father she jumped in the sacred fire. Angry Shiva, then created Veerbhadra who in turn beheaded Daksha. Veerbhadra is Gram Daivat of Mukhed.

Another famous and ancient temple, ' Shri Dashratheshwar' (Lord Shiva). As per details it is built in the 12th century during the period of King Vikramaditya Chalukya.

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The following villages are located in Mukhed: Thotwadi, Jamb (Bk), Jamb (Kh), Dapaka Raja, Sawargaon, Berli B.K, Jahur, Billali, Halni, Hatral, Yewti, Barahali, Nivali, Wadgaon, Mukramabad kalmbar (Dewache), Jamb, Hondala, Hiparga, Sangvi, Ladga Kangankote(Gods Temple is new Mahadev Mandir,Dattatray,Davalmalik,Maruti) Jahur, Halni, and Dapka (Gundupant), Rajura, Pala, Khandgaon, shikara, kamjalga, mangyal,junna,Betmogra,Bawalgaon,Salagara Kh.Salagara Bk,Dhamangaon,Umardari,Kherkawadi(Gokulwadi),ETC. Mukhed is located at18°42′25″N 77°22′05″E / 18.707°N 77.368°E / 18.707; 77.368.[1] It has an average elevation of 406.3 metres (1333 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Mukhed had a population of 25,936. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mukhed has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 53%. In Mukhed, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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