Ambajogai

Coordinates: 18°44′N 76°23′E / 18.73°N 76.38°E / 18.73; 76.38
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Ambajogai
Municipal council
Yogeshwari (Amba) Temple Top at Ambajogai
Yogeshwari (Amba) Temple Top at Ambajogai
Nickname: 
Ambanagari[1]
Ambajogai is located in Maharashtra
Ambajogai
Ambajogai
Location in Maharashtra, India
Ambajogai is located in India
Ambajogai
Ambajogai
Ambajogai (India)
Coordinates: 18°44′N 76°23′E / 18.73°N 76.38°E / 18.73; 76.38
Country India
StateMaharashtra
RegionMarathwada
DivisionAurangabad
DistrictBeed
Named forAmbabai
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
Population
 (2011)
 • Total74,844
DemonymAmbajogaikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN Code
431517
Telephone code02446
Vehicle registrationMH-44
Lok Sabha constituencyBeed ( Current MP Pritam Munde)
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKaij ( current MLA Mrs. Namita Mundada)

Ambajogai is a municipal council, Tehsil and subdivision in Beed district in the state of Maharashtra, India.[2] [3] Ambajogai is known as cultural capital of Marathwada.[4]

The town is named as change 1962 Ambajogai after goddess Ambabai - Yogeshwari whose heritage temple is located here and are visited by people all over from Maharashtra, largely from the Konkan region.[5][6] The town has many heritage places[7] and this township is known as the cultural capital of the Marathwada region.[4] The town has other heritage temples like Sakleshwar and 12 Khambhi temple, Kholeshwar mandir, Mukundraj cave and Dasopant Swami Samadhi, Mukundraj samadhi, Kashivishwanath, Amruteshwar.[8] There is an ancient cave called Shivleni Caves (Hattikhana) or Jogai Mandap declared as a heritage point (Archaeological sites in Maharashtra), where Lord Shankar, Nandi and Elephants are carved in stone. Shiva, Bramha, and Vishnu is also in carved in Stone.[8]

History[edit]

The town has been a cultural center in the region from the ancient times. The Yogeshwari (Jogai)Temple, Kholeshwar Temple and Barakhambi temples hints the cultural prosperity of the town dating back to 10th century AD.

The town was under the regime of Nizam of Hyderabad before the annexation of Hyderabad state to the dominion of India. Many heritage sites and temples were harmed during this period. It was a military base of the Hyderabad state army. The stable of the horses of the cavalry of the Hyderabad army was later turned into a hospital and medical college which later was named as Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College.[9]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census, Ambajogai had a population of 74,844. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Ambajogai has an average literacy rate of 85.89%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with 91.58% of the males and 79.88% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Saraswati public school is residential school since last 22 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ambajogai city history". www.beed.gov.in. Beed Government.
  2. ^ "Ambajogai history". Cultural Maharashtra.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011, Tahsil Profile" (PDF). 3 October 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  4. ^ a b "About Ambajogai, Geography of Ambajogai, Tourist Places in Ambajogai". ambejogai.maharashtraonline.in. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  5. ^ "Yogeshwari Devasthan, Ambajogai | Official Website of Yogeshwari Devi, Ambajogai". Yogeshwari Devasthan. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  6. ^ "श्री अंबेजोगाई भक्त निवास न्यास, पुणे". Archived from the original on 8 September 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  7. ^ "Beed – District". Beed District Collectorate. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Ambajogai - DOT-Maharashtra Tourism - Maharashtra Tourism". DOT-Maharashtra Tourism. Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  9. ^ "The Gazetteers Department - Bhir". cultural.maharashtra.gov. Archived from the original on 28 March 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ambajogai at Wikimedia Commons