Tuljapur

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Tuljapur
तुळजापूर
city
Tuljapur is located in Maharashtra
Tuljapur
Tuljapur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°00′N 76°05′E / 18.0°N 76.08°E / 18.0; 76.08Coordinates: 18°00′N 76°05′E / 18.0°N 76.08°E / 18.0; 76.08
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Osmanabad
Tahsil Tuljapur
Elevation 648 m (2,126 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,714
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Osmanabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tuljapur[1]

Tuljapur is a town with a municipal council in Osmanabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the administrative seat of Tuljapur taluka.

Tuljapur is the location of the annual Tulja Bhavani fair during Navaratri (September–October). The town is home to the Tulja Bhavani Temple.

Geography[edit]

It has an elevation of 648 metres (2125 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census, Tuljapur had a population of 31,714. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Tuljapur had an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 76%, and female literacy was 60%. In 2001 in Tuljapur, 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.[2]

Culture[edit]

The well-known temple, Tulja Bhavani Temple, is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhavani. The town has received much notice during past centuries, since the temple has always enjoyed a special association with the Bhonsale clan to which Chhatrapati Shivaji belonged. Goddess Bhavani was the family deity of the Bhonsale clan. As the Goddess Bhavani is the deity of many people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana, they come walking in during the Dasera Festival to worship the Goddess Bhavani. Every year after Navaratri, on the eve of Kojagiri pournima, many devotees cover long distances to reach the city. Huge crowds are drawn to the temple for worshipping the goddess Bhavani.

The temple-town of Pandharapura, the Dharashiv caves, and the fort of Naldurg all lie within easy reach.

Education[edit]

Tuljapur has more than five school and college like Shree Tuljabhavani college of Engg,Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya, polytechnic and Shri Tuljabhavani Sainiki Vidyalaya is also located here. The school has both secondary and higher secondary education facilities. The aim is to inculcate a spirit of patriotism and encourage a career in the Armed Forces of India. The Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, a deemed university of international repute has started a B.A. and M.A in Social Work (with specialsation in rural development) programme along with an Integrated bachelor of social sciences with M.A in social work from 2012.

Transport[edit]

Tuljapur has frequent buses from Solapur which is situated 45 km away and also from Osmanabad which is 25 km away from Tuljapur. Nearest railway stations are in Solapur (45 km) and Osmanabad (25 km). also many of commercial vehicles are available to Hindu devotees who generally come at Navratri week.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies-Post delimitation: Maharashtra: Osmanabad District". National Informatics Centre, Government of India. 
  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. 

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