Aundha Nagnath

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Aundha Nagnath
Aundha Nagnath Temple
Aundha Nagnath is located in Maharashtra
Aundha Nagnath
Aundha Nagnath
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°32′04″N 77°02′22″E / 19.534554°N 77.039566°E / 19.534554; 77.039566Coordinates: 19°32′04″N 77°02′22″E / 19.534554°N 77.039566°E / 19.534554; 77.039566
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Hingoli
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,801
Demonym(s) Aundhekar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration MH 38
Nearest city Hingoli(26km), Parbhani(45km)
Lok Sabha constituency Hingoli

Aundha Naganath is a town and a tehsil in Basmat Subdivision of Hingoli district in Marathwada region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

The town is known for Aundha Nagnath Temple, dedicated to Shiva, and also one of the prominent Twelve Jyotirlingas in India. A pilgrim centre of great significance, since it is considered to be the eight (aadya) of the 12 Jyotirlingas in the country.


  • As per 2011 census, Aundha has total 2744 families residing. The town has population of 14801 of which 7515 were males while 7286 were females.
  • Average Sex Ratio of town was 970 which is higher than Maharashtra state average of 929.
  • Literacy rate of town was 82.33% compared to 82.34% of Maharashtra. Male literacy stands at 89.45% while female literacy rate was 74.98%.
  • Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 15.57% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 2.70% of total population.


  • By Air : Aurangabad, 210 km is a convenient airport.
  • By Rail : Chondi, 21 km. is the convenient railhead, Mumbai - Chondi, 614 km., Hingoli 25 km
  • By Rail Chondi Railway Station is nearest Railway Station than Parbhani, Purna and Wasmat. Next nearest is Wasmat Railway Station. Parbhani and Purna Both Railway Junction are Approx Equi-distance. However fewest train goes to Chondi or Wasmat.One Passenger train leaves from Purna Junction at 7 am going through Chondi . Please do not get down at Purna Junction for going to Aundha Nagnath, as there is no facility and amenities for boarding and or Lodging. Even if the one or two lodging exists, are unsafe, unhygienic etc.Parbhani Railway Junction appeared me to be very convenient, safe as even if you reach late, nearby lodging is available and State Transport Bus Stand is near by. Aundha Navnath Temple is about 40 K. M. from Parbhani Railway Station And Buses reaches within One Hours to One Hours Fifteen Minutes to Aundha State Road Transport Bus Stand. Entry gate of Temple is just opposite Bus Stand.
  • By Road: Mumbai-Aundha, 579 km, Nagpur-Aundha, 359 km, Aurangabad - Aundha, 210 km, Parbhani - Aundha, 50 km. State Transport buses ply from Nanded, Parbhani, Chondi, Hingoli to Aundha.

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