Akot

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Akot
Town
Akot is located in Maharashtra
Akot
Akot
Akot is located in India
Akot
Akot
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°06′N 77°04′E / 21.1°N 77.06°E / 21.1; 77.06Coordinates: 21°06′N 77°04′E / 21.1°N 77.06°E / 21.1; 77.06
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Akola
Government
 • Body BJP
Elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 92,637
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 444101
Telephone code 07258
Vehicle registration MH30-

Akot is a town of Vidharbah Region and a municipal council in Akola district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.It was ruled by the Sapkal royal family of Akot, until independence.

Geography[edit]

Akot is located at 21°06′N 77°04′E / 21.1°N 77.06°E / 21.1; 77.06. It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1132  feet).[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 India census,[1] Akot had a population of 92,637. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Akot has an average literacy rate of 70.8%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; 74.8% of the males and 66.6% of the females are literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport[edit]

Akot is well connected by road with Akola, Shegaon, Telhara, Paratwada, Anjangaon, Daryapur, Murtijapur and Amravati. Many private buses also operates daily to Pune, Nagpur, Shirdi and Aurangabad. Akot is connected to Akola and Indore via single Meter gauge line through 2 pairs of passenger trains daily. Nearest major railway junction is Akola (located 45 km) well connected to many important cities in India and Maharashtra. Nearest International airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur located about 242 km.

Akot is a railway station on Akola-Khandwa Meter Gauge Section (opened in 1961) of Hyderabad(HYB) Division of South Central Railway(SCR). After Divisional adjustments in 2003, which saw the bifurcation of Hyderabad Division, Akot now comes under Nanded(NED) Division of SCR. The section from Akola to Khandwa passing through Akot will be taken up for Gauge Conversion a little later.

Places of interest[edit]

Narsing Maharaj Temple - Very Old temple in Akot of Saint Narsingh Maharaj.

Narnala Fort - It is a historically famous Indian fort deep within the densely forested hills of the Melghat tiger reserve in the Satpura region. Narnala Hazrat Burhanoddin Tomb is a one-hour walk from Shahanur, 24 km from Akot (Akola). There is a road from Akot via Popatkhed for vehicles. The Narnala fort & nearby area is affluent with numerous flora & fauna. The place has historic importance & attracts many people every year visiting for religious reasons, tourism & adventure sports. The forest area is also a part of Melghat Tiger Reserve.

Chikhaldara - It is a situated on hills of Melghat Tiger reserve in the Satpura region. It is around 107 km from Akot via Paratwada

Shri Wari Hanuman Temple & Shri Hanuman Sagar Dam is nearby place in adjacent forest lands(Telhara taluka). The place is famous for religious tourism & adventure sports.

Akolkhed - Sant Gajanan Maharaj Vihir is situated 11 km north of Akot. This temple is situated in forest. This a very beautiful place and near that place PAZAR TALAV is present.

Mundgaon - Sant Gajanan Maharaj Paduka Santhan Mundgaon is situated on Akot Telhara road 12 km from Akot

Mohala - Darul uloom mohammadia islamia education trust mohala and Al farooque Minority Education Society Mohala are situated Akot papatked road mohala 5 km from akot.

Dharul - Hazrat Awaliya Ambiya Tomb Dharul sharif is situated on Akot 8 km Bordi -mohala Road

Khatkali Forest, Ambabarwa core area, Dhargad Mahadev Temple. Jama Masjid, Shaukat Ali Chowk, Akot. Jama Masjid, shaukat Ali chowk, akot - Very Old mosque in Akot, Abubakar Masjid itekhar plot akot, Tabligi Markaj Masjid Budhwar base Akot, Itwara Bazar Masjid shivaji chowk Akot Old Eid gha hiwarkhed Road Akot akola, maharashtra, India. Durga devi mandir, Nandikeshwar mandir, Shradha sagar wasudeo maharaj sansthan, kalika mata mandir, Shri Narsing maharaj mandir, Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir, Akot Fort. Mohammadiya Masjid Iftekhar plot Akot. Masjid Ahle Hadees Dharuli Base Akot

Historical events[edit]

28 November 1803 - The Battle of Argaon, ( Adgaon bk near Akot ), took place on 28 November 1803, between the British under the command of Governor Arthur Wellesley and the forces of Maratha under Bhonsle of Nagpur during Second Anglo-Maratha War.

Temples[edit]

  • Temple of 'Narsing Maharaj', called 'Hut of Maharaj' where Narsing Maharaj entered into the state of samadhi in middle of 1700 as he felt the mission of his life was complete.[citation needed]
  • Temple of Swami Samarth Maharaj. Once a year there is a big festival of the anniversary of Swami Samartha's birth, for which people from all over Maharashtra come to Akot.[citation needed]
  • Temple of Ganesha with an idol said to be about 1000 years old, which is a piece of wood having the appearance of Lord Ganesha, found while digging by a worker.[citation needed] It was found when the town was going through a hard time of the plague epidemics, after the establishment of the idol, the epidemics disappeared.[citation needed]

List of Akot Municipal Council President Present- Shri. Harinaryan Makode Ex President- Shri. Sanjay Bodkhe. - Sau.Agrawal - Sau.Dr.Manisha Mate - purushottam chaukhande Akot Need a proper drainage system immediately along with municipal water which is now getting one hour a day. Lot of development is happening on Daryapur road more and more people are buying NA plots at Daryapur road but there are no roads in this area and also no water supply from municipal corporation. Akot Municipal Council Website : * Akot Municipal Council Web Site

Akot Taluka Villages[edit]

List of Villages

   Adgaon Kh
   Agaskhed
   Akoli Jahangir
   Akolkhed
   Alegaon
   Alewadi
   Ambadi
   Amboda
   Aminapur
   Asegaon Bajar
   Aurangabad Pr. Akot
   Balegaon
   Bambarda Bk
   Belura
   Bochara
   Bordi
   Chandikapur
   Chinchkhed Kh
   Chinchpani
   Chohatta
   Chorwad Bk
   Dahikhel Futkar
   Dangarkhed
   Danori
   Dautpur
   Deori
   Deulgaon
   Deulgaon
   Dewarda
   Dhaga
   Dhamangaon
   Dhamna Bk
   Dhangarwadi
   Dharel
   Dinoda
   Diwthana
   Edlapur
   Fattepur
   Gajipur
   Garsoli
   Gaulkhed
   Girjapur
   Gyajuddin Nagar
   Hanwadi
   Hilalabad
   Jainpur Pimpri
   Jalgaon Nahate
   Januna Bk
   Jaulka
   Jaulkhed Bk.
   Jaulkhed Kh.
   Jitapur Pr. Adgaon
   Jitapur Pr. Rupagad
   Jogban
   Kalwadi
   Karatwadi
   Karatwadi
   Karodi
   Kasod Shivpur
   Katkhed
   Kautha Bk.
   Kavtha Kh.
   Kawasa Bk.
   Kawasa Kh
   Keliweli
   Khairkhed
   Khanapur Tryambakpur
   Khaparwadi Bk.
   Khaparwadi Kh.
   Khasbag
   Kherda
   Khirkund Bk.
   Khirkund Kh.
   Kinkhed
   Kolwihir
   Kutasa
   Ladegaon
   Lakhamapur
   Lamkani
   Lohari Bk.
   Lohari Kh.
   Lotkhed
   Mahagaon
   Mahalaxmi
   Makrampur
   Malkapur
   Malkapur Bhil
   Malkapur Gond
   Manchanpur
   Mankari
   Mardi Pr. Khatkali
   Maroda
   Mirzapur
   Mohala
   Mundgaon
   Nakhegaon
   Nandkhed
   Narsingpur
   Nehori Bk.
   Nehori Kh.
   Nijampur
   Palsod
   Panaj
   Parala
   Patonda
   Patsul
   Penori
   Pilakwadi
   Pimpri Dikkar
   Pimpri Kh.
   Popatkhed
   Punda
   Rahnapur
   Rajura
   Rajurwadi
   Ramapur Alias Dharul
   Rambhapur
   Raundala
   Rel
   Rohankhed
   Rudhadi Pr. Khatkali
   Ruikhed
   Salkhed
   Sawara
   Sawargaon
   Shahanur
   Shahapur Pr. Akot
   Shahapur Pr. Karla
   Shahapur Pr.Rupagad
   Sonbardi
   Sukali
   Sultanpur
   Tajnapur
   Takli Bk.
   Takli Kh.
   Tandulwadi
   Taroda
   Thokbardi
   Umara
   Vitali
   Wadali Deshmukh
   Wadali Satwai
   Wadgaon Mendhe
   Wai
   Wani
   Warula
   Warur
   Wasali Nagapur

RI(akot) Sham k akot

Akot Municipal Council Website : * Akot Municipal Council Web Site ● आकोट शहरातील मध्यभागात श्री केशवराज मंदीर असुन मंदिरात श्री विष्णूची 5100 वर्षापूर्वीची मुर्ती आहे. सदर मुर्ती गंडकी शिळेत बनविलेली असुन मंदिराचे निर्माण 1680 ते 1700 च्या दरम्यान झालेले आहे.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.