Yogeshwari (Amba) Temple Top at Ambajogai
|• Type||Municipal Council|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Beed ( Current MP Pritam Khade)|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Kaij ( current MLA Mrs. Sangita Thombare)|
The town was earlier known as Mominabad and was later renamed as 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. The town has a lot of heritage places and this township is known as the cultural capital of the Marathwada region. The town has other heritage temples like [Sakleshwar] 12 khambhi, Kholeshwar, Mukundraj cave and Dasopant Swami Samadhi, Kashivishwanath, Amruteshwar. 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.
The town has been a cultural centre in the region from the ancient times. The 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 accession of Hyderabad state to the dominion of India.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.
The nearest railway stations are Ghatnandur (18 km), Parli Vajnath (25 km) and Latur Railway station (50 km). Msrtc provides bus services such as hirkani, ordinary express,ac shivshahi bus on various routes like Mumbai, Ratnagiri, Thane, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Pune, Jalgaon, Latur, Hyderabad, etc.
There is a sugar factory named Amba sakhar karkhana on the outskirts of the town, which was the first sugar factory in the district. The town also has different small scale industries.
Ambajogai, is a city located in Marathwada region of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Ambajogai is well known for Yogeshwari Temple, which is considered as 1 of 3½ peeths in Maharashtra. It is located 25 kilometres from Parali Vaijnath. Prior Ambajogai was famous in the era for treatment of tuberculosis (TB), and thus the hospital was well known as TB Hospital. The hospital now is renovated and serving various patients and has a Cancer cure wing.
The tomb or dargah of Hazrat Sheikh Masood Kirmani is situated near the Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College which suggests the arrival of Islam in the area around 14th century AD.
There is also a proposal given to Maharashtra government for bifurcation of Beed district to form a new Ambajogai District.
As of 2011[update] 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.
Ambajogai was once the educational center of Marathwada region and was also called as the Pune of Marathwada. The Swami Ramanand Teerth Education Society was established in the early 20th century making it an educational center even before the independence of India. The legacy is being carried forward by establishing of many schools and colleges, especially by the Government Medical College "Swami Ramanand Teerth Rural Medical College", which is the first rural medical college in Asia. It also has a private Engineering college affiliated to MBES of Latur.
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