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Ambajogai
City
Yogeshwari (Amba) Temple Top at Ambajogai
Yogeshwari (Amba) Temple Top at Ambajogai
Nickname(s): Ambajogai
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; 76.38Coordinates: 18°44′N 76°23′E / 18.73°N 76.38°E / 18.73; 76.38
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Beed
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
Population (2011)
 • Total 74,844
Demonym(s) Ambajogaikar, Mominabadi
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN Code 431517
Telephone code 02446
Vehicle registration MH-44
Lok Sabha constituency Beed ( Current MP Pritam Khade)
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kaij ( current MLA Mrs. Sangita Thombare)

Ambajogai is a city and a municipal council, Tehsil and subdivision[1] in Beed district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

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.[2][3] The town has a lot of heritage places[4] and this township is known as the cultural capital of the Marathwada region.[5] 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.

History[edit]

The town has been a cultural centre in the region form 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.[6]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.

Transportation[edit]

The nearest railway stations are Ghatnandur (18 km), Parli Vajnath (25 km) and Latur Railway station (50 km). Msrtc provide bus service hirkani, odrdinary,and ac shivshahi bus.ac bus service on route Aurangabad, Parbhani, Pune, Jalgaon, Latur, Hyderabad, etc.

Industry[edit]

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.

About[edit]

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 Ambejogai 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 including Cancer cure wing.

There is a memorial of Mukundraj, one of the first poets of Marathi language, nearby in the valley which also gets its name from the poet.

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.[7]

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.

Education[edit]

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[citation needed]. It also has a private Engineering college affiliated to MBES of Latur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011 – Tahsil Profile" (PDF). Beed District Collectorate. Govt. of India. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  2. ^ http://yogeshwaridevasthan.org
  3. ^ http://www.ambejogaidevi.com
  4. ^ "Beed – District". Beed District Collectorate.
  5. ^ https://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/treasures/temple/ambajogai
  6. ^ "Indian annexation of Hyderabad", Wikipedia, 2018-08-23, retrieved 2018-09-10
  7. ^ http://abpmajha.abplive.in/maharashtra/new-22-districts-in-maharashtra-136747