Dharur, Beed

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Dharur
city
Dharur is located in Maharashtra
Dharur
Dharur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°49′N 76°07′E / 18.82°N 76.12°E / 18.82; 76.12Coordinates: 18°49′N 76°07′E / 18.82°N 76.12°E / 18.82; 76.12
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Beed
Elevation 739 m (2,425 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,350
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 431124[1]

Dharur is a city and a municipal council in Beed district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Dharur is located at 18°49′N 76°07′E / 18.82°N 76.12°E / 18.82; 76.12.[2] It has an average elevation of 739 metres (2424 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Dharur had a population of 18,350. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dharur has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74% and, female literacy is 55%. In Dharur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Fort[edit]

A'zam Khan captures Fort Dharur (January 1631)

This town has one very ancient Fort but thanks to negligence it is in dilapidated condition.DHARUR Is Also Known As FATIYABAD . thakurs (RAJPUT) are situated in large quantity in dharur. who were resident of up and rajasthan came here as the soldiers of DELHI with mirja raje jaysingh .prior to this it was known for vitoji raje bhosles area.This town was and is famous for gold and clussttered apple.THE old fort is constructed prior to 800 years known as MAHADURGA.As this is the historical town all casts and religions peoples live here happily.

Before it was captured by Aurangzeb, the fort changed hands several times amongst the kingdoms of Bijapur, Bidar and Ahmednagar. It was built in 975, by Kisvar Khan Lari, a commander of Ali Adil Shah of Bijapur, after the defeat of Ahmednagar army.

The fort is located at a distance of about a furlong to the west of Dharur on a hill range with an average height of about 753.47 meters (2,472 ). The fort ramparts are of masonry and have a height of nearly 30.48 to 38.10 meters (100 to 125 ft.). There are, what appear to be, the remains of old gates of which only the frames are now in existence. Inside could be seen a mosque, probably as old as the fort itself.

The fort also contains a tank and three big wells. In the centre of this tank is a bore of 152.4 mm. (6") diameter and it appears to be the source of water to the tank.

Situated as it is to the west of the town, it has only one entrance and that is to the east facing the city, so that viewed from The City the fort appears to be a land fort. As one enters the fort, this illusion is lost on the mind and one gets a wide expanse of the hilly region stretching beyond. On the descending hill-slopes to the north are built the powerful fort walls and bastions, probably with a view to prevent any attack upon the city from that side. To make the fort impregnable and secure the town against the enemy attacks, a solid wall with bastions was built on the slopes of the hills. All the bastions except the two at the main gate are in bad repairs. The above-mentioned tank probably received its supply of water from three big tanks in the city itself from which water was taken all the way to the fort through earthen pipes, running a considerable east-west length.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "PinCode: DHARUR, BEED, MAHARASHTRA, India, omsaisoft.com". omsaisoft.com. 2015. PinCode: 431124 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dharur
  3. ^ "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.