Sangamner

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This article is about the Sangamner city in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. For the tehsil in Ahmednagar district, see Sangamner tehsil.
Sangamner
संगमनेर
city
Sangamner is located in Maharashtra
Sangamner
Sangamner
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°34′N 74°13′E / 19.57°N 74.22°E / 19.57; 74.22Coordinates: 19°34′N 74°13′E / 19.57°N 74.22°E / 19.57; 74.22
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmadnagar
Elevation 549 m (1,801 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 61,958
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 422605
Telephone code 02425
Vehicle registration MH 17

Sangamner is a city and a municipal council located in the Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra state in India. Situated on the Pravara River, it is one of the most developed cities in the area. The city got its name because it is on the site of the sangam (confluence) of three rivers in the area: Pravara, Mhalungi, and Mahanuti. Industries include a cloth market, educational facilities, a sugar factory, agriculture, and tobacco products.

Geography[edit]

Sangamner is located at 19°34′N 74°13′E / 19.57°N 74.22°E / 19.57; 74.22,[1] on the banks of the Pravara River. It has an average elevation of 549 metres (1,801 ft)from mean sea level. It is the second-largest city by population in Ahmednagar District, after Ahmednagar City. Sangamner is the biggest settlement on NH 50 (New NH-60) between Pune (143 km distance) and Nashik (68 km distance). It is about 230 kms from financial capital of India, Mumbai. On 15th August 2014, newly constructed bypass has been opened for traffic (9.5 km) which saves about 30.0 min. In recent years the city outskirts has been developed tremendously. Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra is just 68 kms from Sangamner.

Culture[edit]

Sangamner exemplifies an indigenous Marathi culture and ethos, in which education, arts and crafts are given due prominence. Kavi Anant Fandi Pratishthan, Swar-Sangam Sangeet Prasarak Sanstha, Rajasthan Yuvak Mandal, Sangamner Itihas Sanshodhan Mandal, Sangamner branch of Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Natya Parishad, and Geeta Parivar are a few of the cultural and social organisations in town. All the Indian festivals like Diwali, Janmashtami, Navaratri, Dashahara, Holi, Rakshabandhan, Id etc are celebrated with the same excitement in Sangamner with no religion, language bars. Sangamner is also famous for its Ganesh festival. Someshwar Rangargalli Mandal is having rich history of Ganesh festival for more than 100 years. Mukt-Sawand an activity for inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange run by Prof.Dr.Rahul Hande & Dr.Ashok Limbekar of Sangmner College.

History[edit]

To the east of the town is a little domed tomb of Khvaja Muhammad Sadek who is said to have been the teacher of the emperor Alamgir. The tomb bears two inscriptions dated 1659 A. D. (H. 1079).

In 1679, Chatrapati Shivaji was attacked near Sangamner by a Moghal force. Part of his troops were thrown in confusion and Sidhoji Nimbalkar, one of his best officers, was killed. Chatrapati Shivaji led a desperate charge and by great personal exertion retrieved the day. In a revenue statement of about 1790 Sangamner appears as the head of a sarkar of eleven parganas including the greater part of Nasik district. About 1874, the Sub-Divisional Officer of Sangamner was a saintly person popularly known as dev Mamlatdar.

Newspapers[edit]

There are various newspapers publishing from Sangamner. Weekly newspapers like Sangam Sanskriti,saptahik sanwad sangamner varta darpan, Amrutvarta running successfully all over Maharashtra. Daily newspaper is the base of Sangamner. Politics, business, technology and religious articles are continuously communicated with the people of Sangamner.

Daily newspapers[edit]

  • Yuvavarta
  • Anand
  • Praja

Magazines[edit]

There are many magazines publishing from Sangamner. Sangam Diwali Ank, agriculture related magazine Krishisadhna, health magazine Madhumitra are running successfully all over Maharashtra. Sangamner College's Annual Magazine 'Arghya" is edited by Dr.Rahul Hande.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sangamner had a population of 51,806. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Sangamner has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 71%. In Sangamner, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. The population of the town of Sangamner alone is 61,958 according to the 2011 Census of India, with class II status.[3]

Being the head-quarters of a taluka and a panchayat samiti, located therein are the offices of the Mamlatdar and the Block Development Officer. It is a seat of a Civil Judge (Junior Division) and First Class Judicial Magistrate. There is a police station at Sangamner which has jurisdiction extending over 139 villages. The town has a post and telegraph office and a Government rest-house. The offices of the Ahmadnagar District Central Co-operative Bank Ltd., the Ahmadnagar District Urban Central Co-operative Bank Ltd., the New Citizen Bank of India Ltd. and the State Bank of India, are located at Sangamner. A weekly market which is also a cattle market is held at Sangamner on every Saturday. The joint agricultural produce market committee for Sangamner and Akola was established in the year 1969, its area of operation extending over 291 villages and the commodities regulated being jowar, bajri, wheat, gram, tur, mug, math, udid, safflower, gur and groundnut. ' Sangamner' as stated by the old Ahmadnagar District Gazetteer 'had formerly a paper industry.'.

Primary education has been made compulsory in the town and is managed by the Zilla Parishad and the municipality. The facilities for higher education are provided mainly by Sangamner College, Shri D. M. Petit High School, the Dnyanamata Vidyalaya and Sahyadri College. There are three Montessori schools in the town.

The total length of roads in municipal limits measures 46.5 Km. There are a number of crematoriums and burial-places in the town and they are managed by the respective communities. There are nineteen temples, ten dargahs and two churches in the town.

Temples[edit]

The most prominent Hindu temple in Sangamner are Shani Dev temple in the south,Shri Sant Dnyaneshwar Temple in Dnyaneshwar Galli Near Ghasbajar is one of the famous Temple Shri Sant Dnayaneshwar Temple in Maharashtra after Alandi Sanjivan Samadhi. The Lord Ganesh Temple on Samnapur road in the north, and the Mulganga Devi temple in Chandanapuri. The Vitthal Mandir, near Shramik Mangal Karyalay, is also becoming a prominent and well-visited temple. The Saibaba Temple is located near the ghats on the Pravara riverside. The Ganesh festival is an important attraction of Sangamner. The Agneshwar Mahadev Mandir is located 6 km from the S.T. bus stop. Attractions include a natural area on the Natki River at Khanjapur. Swami Vishwanandji Maharaj reconstructed the temple area. Mahashivratri and Gurupournima are the most popular events celebrated in this temple. 6 km away form city, there is old Mahadev Mandir situated at Khandgaon. It is really a beautiful place where temple is surrounded by hills. On Pune Nashik Highway (N.H. 50), in Devgad Khandoba Mandir is situated on the small hill. It is also a holy place and has many years history.

Proposed Sangamner district[edit]

There is a proposal to divide the Ahmednagar district, with a separate Sangamner District to be carved out of existing Ahmednagar district, with the inclusion of the northern parts of Ahmednagar district (Rahata, Rahuri, Shrirampur, Sangamner, Akole, Kopargaon, and Nevasa talukas) to be included in the new district. it is most important city in ahmednagar

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