Darwha

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Darwha
Motibag
city
Darwha is located in Maharashtra
Darwha
Darwha
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°19′N 77°46′E / 20.32°N 77.77°E / 20.32; 77.77Coordinates: 20°19′N 77°46′E / 20.32°N 77.77°E / 20.32; 77.77
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Yavatmal
Elevation 355 m (1,165 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,791
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Darwha is a town and a municipal council in Yavatmal district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

History[edit]

Locals believe Rango Bapuji Gupte, a freedom fighter lived incognito for some time and the town has a famous 'Golibar Chowk', square where British soldiers supposedly open fired on an unarmed gathering.[citation needed]

The place is also famous for its temples. 'Ambadevi Temple' is located in older part of town and resembles the temple of goddess Amba in Amaravati. 'Eid gah' is located near the railway station. 'Mallikarjun Temple' is the most ancient temple in town of lord Shiva and is located on the outside of town. 'Chintamani Temple' of lord Ganesha is located at Yavatamal road 3 km from the town. An old 'math', a hermitage for renunciants (Sannyasis), is located on Pusad road. Sevadas Nagar (Uchegaon )is located on Arni Road is also famous for temple of Sevalal Maharaj, saint of the Banjara community. The seven-day 'Saptah' is organized here annually from 14 Jan to 20 Jan.

If one looks for the history of Darwha city, it was one of the big market places during the period of 1800 AD to 1900 AD for peanut oil and cotton, there were about 8 nos. ginning and about 200 "Tel Ghanies" were there. During the era of "Satvahan" Darwha was well known market place for cattle, dairy products and cotton and cotton seeds.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Darwha had a population of 23,360. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Darwha has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83% and female literacy is 76%. In Darwha, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places to visit[edit]

Ganesh Temple is a famous holly place in Darwha, said that to have been constructed by lord Krishna. It is situated in the city, Shri Mungasaji Maharaj Devasthan Dhamangown (Dev)

Mallikarjun Mandir is an old lord Shiva temple where a big fair is organized during "Mahashivratri" and various rituals take place for worshiping lord Shiva.

A big Ambamata mandir is also there where during navratri time garba selebration takes place.

There is on old mutt on Digras road about 2 km from Darwha city also famous as it was established by great freedom fighters.

Education[edit]

Darwha has municipal schools as well as private schools. Apart from primary and secondary schools, Darwha has junior colleges for art, science and commerce. It also homes ITI college, pharmacy college, agriculture and BEd/DEd colleges.

Prominent educational institutes are:

  • College of Agriculture, Darwha
  • Little Bird's English Medium School [Top English School]
  • Navsanjivan Shikshan Mandal's College of Pharmacy
  • Mungasaji Maharaj Mahavidyalaya
  • Mungsaji Maharaj College Of Physical Education
  • Shri Shivaji Junior College
  • Shivaji Rao Moghe Urdu Junior College of Science
  • Zilla Parishad Urdu Junior College of Arts
  • Hazrat Aaish Urdu D.Ed. College
  • Millat English High-School
  • Aided High School

Transport[edit]

Darwha is well connected to nearby towns like Yavatmal, Amaravati, and Pusad by road. It also falls on the Shakuntala Express route.[2] The train station is known as Darwha Motibag railway station. Shakuntala Express was founded by the British government when they ruled India. Due to its age, it has gained historical importance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ Hardikar, Jaideep (26 November 2004). "A railway ride into history". BBC News.