Anjaneri

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Anjaneri
Anjineri fort Nasik.jpg
Anjineri fort Nasik
Highest point
Elevation1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Coordinates19°55′N 73°34′E / 19.92°N 73.57°E / 19.92; 73.57Coordinates: 19°55′N 73°34′E / 19.92°N 73.57°E / 19.92; 73.57
Naming
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Geography
Anjaneri is located in Maharashtra
Anjaneri
Anjaneri
Location of Anjaneri, Maharashtra
LocationNashik, Maharashtra, India
Parent rangeTrimbakeshwar
Geology
Mountain typehill fort

Anjaneri, one of the forts in the mountain range of Nasik-Trimbakeshwar, is considered to be the birthplace of god Hanuman. Anjaneri is located 20 km away from Nasik by Trimbak Road. It has become a famous trekking spot for local Nashikites, specially in the rainy season. [1]

History[edit]

Jain temple
According to the Hindu Puranas, Hanuman is the incarnation of Shiva, the god of destruction.[1]

Anjaneri is an attraction of Nasik city, which is also an important fort in the Trimbakeshwar region. Situated at 4,264 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, it lies between Nasik and Trimbakeshwar.

Anjaneri is the birthplace of Hanuman, and is named after Hanuman's mother, Anjani.[2]

108 Jain caves are found here belonging to 11th-12th century.[3] The area around Anjaneri was once ruled for a brief period by Veersen Ahir (also spelled Abhir), who made it his capital.[4] This place was used by Raghunathrao Peshva alias Raghobadada as summer retreat when he as in exile. During British Raj, the christian missionaries of Saharanpur and Malegaon regularly visited Anjaneri during summer and held the service of the Church of England.[5]

Anjaneri is declared as Conservation Reserve in 2017 under the section 36A of WildLife protection Act, 1972, The area of conservation reserve is 5.69Sq.km.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AboutShiva.com - About Shiva - Hanuman Jayanthi". About Shiva. 9 April 2009. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Anjaneri, Trimbakeshwar". Must See India. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  3. ^ Titze & Bruhn 1998, p. 78.
  4. ^ Rameśa Desāī (1987). Shivaji, the Last Great Fort Architect. Maharashtra Information Centre, Directorate-General of Information and Public Relations, Government of Maharashtra. p. 57.
  5. ^ Pathak, Srunchandra S. (1975). Nashik District gazetteer (second ed.). Bombay: Government of maharashtra. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  6. ^ Govt of India. "Conservation Reserves". ENVIS Centre on Wildlife & Protected Areas. Ministry of Environment and Forests. Retrieved 20 May 2021.