Aundha Nagnath

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Aundha Nagnath

Aundha
Town
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
StateMaharashtra
DistrictHingoli
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,801
Demonym(s)Aundhekar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
 • Other LanguagesHindi, Banjara
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMH 38
Nearest CityHingoli(26km), Parbhani(45km)
Lok Sabha ConstituencyHingoli
Assembly ConstituencyBasmath

Aundha Naganath is a beautiful town in the Basmath subdivision of Hingoli district. It lies in the Marathwada region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The town is known for the Aundha Nagnath Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is a famous place of worship for 8th Jyotirlingas. The famous tourist spot along with the Temple includes the beautiful Garden and the Reserved Forest Region on the outskirts of the town.

The town is also famous for the Siddheshwar Dam, which is about 15 km away from the city in the western direction. The proposed site for the Light Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO-India) Project, the research center to detect Gravitational Waves lies 12 km away from the town. After its scheduled completion in 2024, worldwide this research facility will be the third such facility after Hanford, Washington and Livingston, Louisiana in the USA.

Aundha Nagnath Temple

Geography[edit]

  • Aundha Nagnath town rests on the Deccan Trap in the Marathwada Region of Maharashtra.
  • The Aundha Lake is situated on the southern side is the major source of water for the town.

Demography[edit]

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

Transportation[edit]

  • By Air: Aurangabad is the nearest international airport which is about 210 km away from the town. Also, Nanded national airport, which is about 70 km away connects to the town.
  • By Rail: Chondi station, around 21 km away from the town serves as the nearest railway station. While Hingoli and Parbhani Junctions are well connected throughout the country's major cities such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Vijaywada, Kolkata, etc.
  • By Road: Aundha Nagnath is a major bus stop where all en-route buses halt. This bus stop is well connected to the major cities and regions of Maharashtra. There are daily luxury buses operating to Mumbai, Thane, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Akola, Solapur, Latur, etc.

Governance[edit]

Culture[edit]

  • Aundha Nagnath has a mixed culture, where people of different cultures and religions live happily. The people of different communities such as Marathas, Banjaras, Muslims, Buddhists, etc form the majority.
  • Thursday is the day of a weekly market in the Town. On this day, the town witnesses the influx of people from nearby villages to shop around.

Economy[edit]

  • Aundha Nagnath serves as a center of the weekly market of the region.
  • It the market center where agricultural commodities are bought and sold from the agricultural hinterland.
  • Religious tourism forms one of the important sources of income for the town.

Education[edit]

  • The town has a various educational institution which offers courses in arts, science, and commerce.
  • The College of Agriculture, Golegaon is one of the best agricultural colleges in the region.

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