Parner

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This article is about the Parner city in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. For the taluka in Ahmednagar district, see Parner taluka.
Parner
पारनेर
town
Parner is located in Maharashtra
Parner
Parner
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°00′11″N 74°26′17″E / 19.003°N 74.438°E / 19.003; 74.438Coordinates: 19°00′11″N 74°26′17″E / 19.003°N 74.438°E / 19.003; 74.438
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Taluka Parner
Government
 • Current MLA Aamdar. Vijayrao Auti
Population (2011)
 • Total About 15,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 414304
Telephone code 022488
Vehicle registration MH-16,17
Nearest city Takali Dhokeshwar, Supe, Nighoj, Alkuti
Lok Sabha constituency Ahmednagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Parner

Parner, is an historic town in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters town for Parner Taluka. Parner was named after Rishi Parashar, whose son Maharishi Ved Vyas wrote famous epic "Mahabharat".

Geography[edit]

The town of Parner is located at coordinates 19° 0' 0" North, 74° 26' 0" East,[1] at an altitude of about 790 metres (2,592 ft).

Education[edit]

Colleges[edit]

  • New Arts, Commerce and Science College, Parner

Schools[edit]

New English School,Parner. Senapati Bapat High School, Parner. Sant Nilobaraya Vidyalya, Pimpalner

Religion[edit]

The majority of the population is Hindu. But also there are few Muslims and Christian and Buddhists. Old historic temples in Parner are famous for their varied architecture.

Temples in the town of Parner[edit]

Parner is also known as Replica of Kashi ( Parner) for the 12 temples of Lord Shiva. Also some beautiful temples of Shri Ram,Goddess Malganga Kaalbhairavnath and Lord Hanuman are the worship places of town.

Transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

The town has a S.T. Bus Depot.

Railway[edit]

Nearest railway station is in Ahmednagar, which is about 40 Kilometers away.

Agriculture[edit]

Farming is main occupation of the town's residents.[dubious ]

The main crops produced are:

  • Bajara
  • Jawar
  • Wheat
  • Onion
  • Shugar cane
  • Green pea
  • Vegetable
  • sugar cane
  • Tomato

Industry[edit]

Shahajapur has many wind mills and is an energy center in Parner taluka.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]