Sinnar

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Sinnar
सिन्नर
city
Sinnar is located in Maharashtra
Sinnar
Sinnar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°51′N 74°00′E / 19.85°N 74.0°E / 19.85; 74.0Coordinates: 19°51′N 74°00′E / 19.85°N 74.0°E / 19.85; 74.0
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nashik
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 651 m (2,136 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,727
 • Rank 17000
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 02551

Sinnar (Marathi-सिन्नर) is a city and a municipal council in Sinnar taluka of Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

History[edit]

At its peak, the Seuna or Yadava dynasty (850 - 1334) ruled a kingdom stretching from the Tungabhadra to the Narmada Rivers, including present-day Maharashtra, north Karnataka and parts of Madhya Pradesh. The capital was at Devagiri, now known as Daulatabad in Maharashtra. The reign of the Yadava dynasty declined after the conquest of the Daulatabad Fort by Alauddin Khilji in 1294. Further conquest by Malik Kafur, Alauddin's general, in 1312 resulted in the killing of the members of the Yadava clan ending this illustrious dynasty.

Geography[edit]

Sinnar is located at 19°51′N 74°00′E / 19.85°N 74.0°E / 19.85; 74.0.[1] It has an average elevation of 651.4 metres (2135 feet). There are 106 villages in sinnar Tahasil - Paste ,Gulvanch, Chas, Nandur Shingote, Nalwadi, Kasarwadi, Thangaon, Wavi, Khopadi, Datali, Dapur, Pandhurli, Dodi, Manegaon, Patole and Wadangali are the biggest villages in this Tahsil. Sinnar is one of the major industrial zones of Malegaon (MIDC) built around the city of Nashik which have multiple internation production companies. It lies 30 km southeast of Nashik city on the Pune - Nashik Highway. It is one of the fastest growing towns in Nashik District.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sinnar had a population of 31,727. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sinnar has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 64%. In Sinnar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shri Gondeswar temple

Tourism[edit]

Tourist attractions in Sinnar include:

Gondeshwar Temple[edit]

The Gondeshwar Temple is in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture, which was popularized by Hemadri Pandit, also known as Hemadpant, a minister during the Yadav Dynasty. The most striking feature of the construction was the use of locally available black stone and lime, glorifying the local craftsmanship.The degree of skill that went into making the carved panels and the entire design of the temple is awesome.

Lying around the crumbling remains of the temple walls and the entrance gate, this stone wonder is still the largest, most complete and the best-preserved example of the mediaeval temples of the Deccan of the Indo-Aryan style. It is a Shaiva Panchayatan, or a group of five temples within a large enclosure. The central shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the remaining four around it are temples to Sri Parvati, Sri Ganapati, Surya Bhagwan and Lord Vishnu. The temple is truly unique in design, perfect in proportion and the stone carvings are exquisitely beautiful.

Some sources claim that Raj Govinda of Yadava dynasty built this great temple. Yet another tradition assigns the building to Govindaraja, another Yadava king who ruled about the beginning of the twelfth century A. D.

Gargoti Museum[edit]

The Gargoti Museum houses a collection of mineral specimens native to the region. The exhibits in the museums includes specimen of diamonds, cut stones, light green cubical apophyllite, crystals of yellow calcite, blue-green aquamarine, cavansite and rare foreign minerals. These are displayed in two galleries namely 'Minerals from the Deccan Plateau' located on the first floor and 'The Prestige Gallery' on the ground floor. The museum is located 32 km from Nashik, on the Nashik-Shirdi road.

Others[edit]

  • Jogeshwary and Bhairavnath temple: located in Patole village about 7 kilometres southeast of Sinnar
  • Satimata-Samatdada Temple in Vadangali
  • Pataleshwar Temple: located in Chas-Nalwadi, 27 km From Sinnar
  • Bhojapur Dam: located near Chas, 26 km from Sinnar, built in 1972
  • Biroba maharaj mandir Gulvanch
  • Mhaloba maharaj mandir Dodi (BK)
  • Vishramgadh or Patta Killa 45km away from sinnar near thangaon via duber gaon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sinnar
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links[edit]

http://www.indiatravelogue.com/leis/heri/gondeshwar.html