Parner taluka

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Parner taluka
पारनेर तालुका
Tehsil
Location of Parner  in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra
Location of Parner in Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar district
Headquarters Ahmednagar
Major villages Parner, Nighoj, Alkuti, Takali Dhokeshwar, Supe, Kanhur Pt.
Government
 • Tehsildar Mr. Jaysing Walvi.
 • Lok Sabha constituency Ahmednagar (Lok Sabha constituency)
 • Assembly constituency Parner
 • MLA Vijayrao Auti
Area
 • Total 1,930 km2 (750 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 296,547
 • Density 150/km2 (400/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy rate 75.78%
 • Sex ratio 1.01 /
Rain 695 mm
Website Official website
18°19′N 76°09′E / 18.32°N 76.15°E / 18.32; 76.15 - 19°11′N 74°14′E / 19.19°N 74.24°E / 19.19; 74.24

Parner taluka (Marathi: पारनेर तालुका) is a taluka in Ahmednagar district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Area by land type
Type of Land Percent
Agriculture
  
76.55%
Forest
  
9.74%
Other
  
13.71%

Area[edit]

The following are area details:[1]

Type of Land Area in km2 Area %
Agriculture 1,477.63 76.55%
Forest 187.92 9.74%
Other 264.73 13.71%
Total 1,930.28 100.00%

Population[edit]

Population by Sex
Sex Percent
Male
  
50.26%
Female
  
49.74%

The table below shows the population of the taluka by sex. The data is taken from the 2001 census.[2]

Population  % of Total Population Number of Literate Literacy (% of Population)
Male 123902 50.26 89698 72.39
Female 122633 49.74 63927 52.13
Total 246535 100 153625 62.31

Major Villages[edit]

For list of all villages in Parner Taluka, visit Villages in Parner taluka

The following are a few of the notable villages of Parner Taluka:

  • Devibhoyare is famous for Navratra Ustav of Goddess Shree Devi Ambikamata. It is famous for state-level drama competition.
  • Parner is the main city in the taluka.
  • Pimpalgaon Rotha is 12 km from Kanhur. It is famous for Shree Kshetra Korthan Khandoba Devastan.
  • Karegaon is a small village of approximately 550 people, on the west side of Parner Taluka, 2.5 km from National Highway NH-222. The Shree Kareshwar temple is located here.
  • Goregaon is a model village of around 5,000 people, developing under the guidance of Babasaheb Tambe.
  • Pimpri Jalsen is a is famous for education and highly educated gram panchyat members.
  • Takali Dhokeshwar is one of the biggest village in the taluka. On NH-222, Takli Dhokeshwar is famous for the Lord Shiva temple near Dhoki, Nagar Road.
  • Ralegan Siddhi is considered to be a model of environmental conservation.[3][4]
  • Shahajapur village features 50-60 windmills.
  • Karjule Hareshwar is 26 km northwest of Parner City. It is famous for the Hareshwar Temple and Mandhol Dam.
  • Rui Chhtrapti is a small village 7 km from Supa.
  • Randhe is famous for the Ambabai [Ambikadevi] Temple.
  • Darodi is famous for the Charangeshwar Temple and Khandoba Temple.
  • Lonimavala is famous for having a big wall around the village, which was constructed during the times of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
  • Babulwade is famous for its Lord Shiva temple, which is on the mountain. They celebrate Yatra on Maha Shivaratri.
  • Dhawalpuri is famous for the Durgadevi Temple and Fakirbaba Uruse.
  • Bhoyare Gangarda is 8 km from the Pune-Nagar Highway. It is surrounded by small mountains (Khindi) from all directions.
  • Wadgaon Savtal is 30 km from Parner City. It is famous for the Shree Datta Savtal Baba Temple.
  • Kanhur Pathar features a marketplace and the Bhiravnath Temple.
  • Kadus is a small village 6 km from Supa, greatly surrounded by small mountains.
  • Kakanewadi is a small village 3 km from Takali, Dhokeshwar. It is famous for the Shri Ram Mandir and Someshwar Mandir.
  • Kinhi is a small village 10 km from Parner Takali, Dhokeshwar. It is famous for the Shree Sadguru Omkar Baba Temple.
  • Vesdare is a small village 3 km from Kanhur Pathar. It has a Bhairvnath temple and many other temples.
  • Nandur Pathar is small village of about 2,500 people, on the west side of Parner taluka. It is 4 km from NH-222.
  • Katalwedha is a small village 7 km from Ane and Ek Mukhi. Datta is a famous temple there. They celebrate Yatra at Chaitra Purnima.
  • Jawala is a village in Parner. Grapes and onions are grown there.
  • Tikhol is a small village 8 km from Takali, Dhokeshwar. Mangoes are grown there.
  • Padali Ale is small village 3km from Alkuti there are temples of Swayambhu Sangameshwara, Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman and Dharmanatha.
  • Kamatwadi is small village with a population of 500. There is a jagrut temple of khandoba. It is 22km from takli dhokeshwar.

Education[edit]

Parner is famous for teachers. Many Parner-based teachers work in schools from primary through college all over Maharashtra.

Colleges[edit]

  • Art, Science and Commerce College, Parner
  • Shree Dhokeshwar Art and Science College, Takali Dhokeshwar
  • Arts, Commerce And Science College, Alkuti
  • Arts, Science and Commerce college, Takali Khatgaon
  • Arts and Science Junior College, Dhawalpuri

Schools[edit]

  • Shri Ambika Vidyalaya, Devibhoyare
  • Shri Dhokeshwar Vidyalaya, Takali Dhokeshwar
  • Shree Durgadevi Vidyalaya, Dhawalpuri
  • Ashramshala, Dhawalpuri
  • Shree Khandeswar Vidyalaya, Pimpalgaon Rotha, Somnath Ghule, Pimpalgaon Rotha
  • Jai Malhar Vidyalaya, Pimpalgaon Rotha, Kailas Dhome, Pimpalgaon Rotha
  • Adarshya Vidyalaya Nandur, Pathar, Ajit Ghule, Karegaon
  • Shree Hareshwar Vidyalaya, Karjule Hareshwar, Ajit Ghule, Karegaon
  • Janseva Vidyalay, Vadzire
  • Goreshwar Madyamik Vidyalaya Goregaon
  • Samrth Vidyalay, Pokhari, Yogesh Aher
  • New English School & Jr. College, Parner
  • Senapati Bapat Vidyalay, Parner
  • Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Takali Dhokeshwar
  • Shri Mulikadevi Vidya Mandir, Nighoj
  • Nilobaray Vidhyalaya, Ralegan Siddhi
  • Shri Sainath High School and Jr. College, Alkuti
  • Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya, Lonimavala
  • Shri Dnyaneshwae Vidyalaya, Rui Chhtrapati
  • Shri Bhairavnath Vidyalaya, Walwane
  • Janata Vidya Mandir, Kanhur pathar
  • Hanuman Vidhyalaya, Darodi
  • Nutan Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Khadakwadi
  • Shri Bhairavnath Vidyalaya, Kadus
  • Pragat Vidyalay, Vankute
  • New English School, Wasunde
  • Shri Kedareshwar Vidhyalay, Babhulwade
  • Samarth Pidyalay Pokhari
  • Adarsh Vidyalaya Palaspur (SIDDHU), Palaspur
  • Shri Hanuman Vidyalay, Darodi
  • Shri Dharmnath Vidyalay, Jawala
  • Shri Bhairavnath Vidyalaya, Punewadi

Education societies[edit]

  • Shri Bhusaheb Maharaj Shikshan Mandal Vasude, Ajit Ghule, Karegaon. Established in 1996.
  • SAI Education Society (SES), Alkuti. Active from 2009–10.
  • Samarth Computech, Parner. First Computer Training Institute. Established 15 July 1997.
  • Shree Hareshwar Education Society, Karjule Hareshwar
  • Shri Bhairavnath Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Walwane
  • Shri Bhusaheb Maharaj Shikshan Mandal Wasunde. Established in 1971.

Religion[edit]

The majority of the population in Parner is Hindu, and there are Muslims, Christians, and Buddhists.

Temples[edit]

The following are some notable temples in Parner:

  • Mahashivrastri Mohostov-Kareshwar, Pimpalgaon Rotha, Ajit Ghule, Karegaon
  • Korthan Khandoba Temple, Pimpalgaon Rotha, Somnath Ghule, Pimpalgaon Rotha
  • Rotheshwar Devasthan, Pimpalgaon Rotha, Somnath Ghule
  • एक मुखी दत्त Temple, Katalwedha, Subhash Trimbak Gund
  • Goreshawr Mandir and Ambika Devi Mandir, Goreshwar patsanstha
  • Shri Rangdas Swami Temple, Pokhari village, Arvind Chaure
  • Shri Durgamata Temple, Dhavalpuri village, Kiran Darekar
  • Malganga Devi Temple, Karandi village
  • Jagdamba Devi Temple, Devibhoyare, famous for the Vijayadashami (Dasara) festival
  • Malabai Devi Temple, Nighoj (also known as Kundmauli)
  • Daryabai Temple, Vadgaon Darya
  • Dhokeshwar Temple, Takali Dhokeshwar is a temple famous for being near a hillside cave. It is believed that the temple was built about 1000 AD.40 KM From Ahmednagar
  • Nageshwar, Sidheswar, and Bhairavnath Mandir Temples, Parner
  • Shree Hareshwar Temple, Karjule Hareshwar
  • Bhairavnath Temple, Punewadi
  • Bhairavnath Temple, Lonimawala
  • Shri Anchaleshwar Temple, Ganjibhoyare
  • shri dharmnath Temple, Jawala
  • Saymbhu Kedareshwar Temple, Babhulwade
  • Bhairavnath Temple, Walavane famous for Chaitra Yatra, Kalashtami Mahostav
  • Lord Shiva Temple. A festival is held here every year during Shravan.
  • Shree Datta Savtal Baba Temple, Wadgaon Savtal is located in the forest, 30;km from Panar
  • Bhairavnath Tample, Alkuti
  • Shri Hanuman Mandir, Alkuti, Parandwal Mala
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak, Parner
  • Vitthal-Rukhmini Mandir, Randhe, Vitthalwadi
  • Charageshwar Tample, Darodi
  • Khandoba Temple, Kamatwadi, Nawsala Pawanara Deo
  • Kadus Temple, Bhairwnath
  • Shree Ganesh Mandir, Ghat Ganpati, Navsacha Pokhari
  • Swayambhu Shree Sangmeswara, Triveni Sangam and Shree Dakshin
  • Mukhi Hanuman Mandir, Padali Ale
  • Shiri Sidheshwar Temple, Shirapur
  • Bhagvati Devi Temple, Palaspur
  • Muktabai Temple, Tikhol, Datta Thange
  • Bhiravnath Mandir, Padali Tarfe Kahnur, Dawbhat Mala
  • Jai Mahalaxmi Mandir, Dawbhat Mala, Sumbe Devidas
  • Shree Sangameshwara Temple, Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman & Dharmanata Temple in Padali Ale 3 km away from Alkuti.
  • Shree Gavalibaba( Lamanbaba) Jagrut Mandir , From BHONDARE Mr. Shantaram Zaware

Churches[edit]

  • Dr. Hume Memorial Church, Parner. Located near the Magistrate office. Founded by American Marathi missionary Dr. Allen Robert Hume in 1857.

Durgahs[edit]

  • Hazart Bahoddin Durgah, Darodi. Worshiped by Muslim and Hindus. Here two Urs-e-Sharif festivals are held yearly.
  • Hazarat Abbdulshaha and Nurshaha Baba, Darga, at Goregaon

Places to Visit[edit]

Geographic locations[edit]

Notable geographic locations in Parner include the following:

  • Bhandara Dongar, a hill near to Korthn Kandoba Devastan that is the highest point in Parner
  • Chintamani Hill, Pokhari Khaner (Bhiyla Dongar)
  • Mandohol Dam, Karjule Hareshwar
  • Pot Holes, Nighoj
  • Lawan Stambha, Vadgaon Darya
  • Siddheshwar Waterfall, Siddheshwar Temple
  • Nagarnali, Pokhari Ariya
  • Shahajapur windmill village
  • Siddheshwar temple, Shirapur

Transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

Parner is served by the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. These buses provide transportation for people throughout the state of Maharashtra.

Railway[edit]

The nearest railway station is Ahmednagar, about 40 kilometers away.

Agriculture[edit]

Farming is the main source of income for many residents. Some of the main crops produced include the following:

Climate[edit]

The climate of Parner is moderate, with variations in temperature ranging between 16°C and 35°C.

Rainfall[edit]

The following chart details the amount of rainfall per year 1981–2004.

Year Rainfall (in mm)
1981 486.9
1982 622.0
1983 869.0
1984 540.0
1985 575.0
1986 714.0
1987 313.0
1988 472.0
1989 738.0
1989 713.0
1990 630.0
1991 442.0
1992 551.0
1993 696.0
1994 486.9
1995 259.0
1996 656.0
1997 361.0
1998 702.0
1999 245.0
2000 456.0
2001 384.0
2002 438.0
2003 190.0
2004 695.0

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]