Nandgaon, Maharashtra

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Nandgaon
city
Nandgaon is located in Maharashtra
Nandgaon
Nandgaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°18′25″N 74°39′25″E / 20.307°N 74.657°E / 20.307; 74.657Coordinates: 20°18′25″N 74°39′25″E / 20.307°N 74.657°E / 20.307; 74.657
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nashik
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,191
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 423106
Telephone code 02552

Nandgaon is a city and a municipal council in Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Nandgaon is located at 18°23′N 72°55′E / 18.38°N 72.92°E / 18.38; 72.92.[1] It has an average elevation of 564 meters above mean sea level. The climate here is quite dry as compared to other talukas in the district. The river shakambari flows through it.

History[edit]

Nandgaon, the headquarters of the taluka of the same name, with in 1971 a population of 15,885, is a railway station on the Bombay-Bhusaval section of the Central Railway. It is a municipal town lying 96.56 km. (sixty miles) north-east of Nasik and is also connected by road to Ellora caves which are 70.81 km. (forty -four miles) distant. From a small village in 1881, Nandgaon has grown into a fairly big town but in spite of the commercial activity and prosperity it has brought, the town has not been developed on system atic lines. The roads, though of cement-concrete, are for the most part narrow flanked by rows of congested and ill-ventilated houses, with the exception of the one leading to the railway station. The railway station has comfortable waiting and refreshment rooms. Behind the railway station not far away, is a travellers' bungalow. Here are also located the municipal civil dispensary and the veterinary dispensary of the Zilla Parishad.

About[edit]

Being the headquarters of a taluka the town has the offices of the Mamlatdar, the panchayat samiti, range forest officer and a score of other Government offices. Due to the Girna project, offices of the Executive Engineer, Girna project, and a special sub-divisional soil conservation office have been set up here. The town has civil and judicial courts, a police station, and post and telegraph. During the harvesting season the Nandgaon market-yard handles large quantities of grains and cereals. There are two saw mills, two ginning factories and a milk dairy. The town has also banking facilities, and co-operatives in various fields.

Demographics[edit]

The total population of Nandgaon is 23191 according to 2001 census.

Religions in Nandgaon
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
67%
Muslims
  
20%
Jains
  
2.7%
Others†
  
10.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Temples and Mosques[edit]

Nandgaon has five mosques, of which the Kabratsn masjid also known as Asaba Masjid is the largest and the most important. It is said to be nearly half a century old. There are temples dedicated to Ekvira goddess and Parsh vanatha. The Ekvira temple with a 1.52-by-1.52-metre (5.0 ft × 5.0 ft) mandap and 3.65-by-3.65-metre (12.0 ft × 12.0 ft) gabhara is reported to be nearly 200 years old. An eighteen-handed image of the goddess occupies a central position in the gabhara. There is a dipmal in the courtyard and a homakunda in the mandap. Ekvira is the village deity or the gramadaivata of Nandgaon.The town has very respected and holy dargah known as Mastani Amma dargah.

Fairs[edit]

A fair is held in Her honour on Chaitra Shuddha 15. It is attended by a little over 2,500 persons. Located near the Malegaon Vesh, the Parshvanatha temple is a Jain place of worship. It is a double-storeyed building with a spacious sabhamandap richly ornamented with carved arches and other designs. Near the main entrance there are two elephant figures in a sitting posture. In Bha drapada, celebrations are held on a lavish scale. There is a marble manastambha about 10.97 metres (36 ft) in height. The town has also a dargah known as Ammacha dargah.

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