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Ek chkra Nagari
|• Type||Government of India|
|• खासदार (MP)||A T Nana Patil|
|• महाराष्ट्र विधानसभा (MLA)||Satish Bhaskarrao Patil|
|• Total||7 km2 (3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||226 m (741 ft)|
|• Density||4,400/km2 (11,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Erandol was known as "Ek Chakra Nagari" in the time of the Pandavas. Later, the town's name was "Arunawati".
Erandol is situated near the Anjani River, India Tapi valley of the Deccan Plateau, between the Satpura hills and Ajanta hills. It has an average elevation of 227 metres (744 feet). The Anjani River passes through the town, and the Anjani Dam lies nearby.
Erandol shares borders with the talukas of Dharangaon, Pachora, Bhadgaon, and Anore.
Erandol is a Municipal Council city in district of Jalgaon, Maharashtra. The Erandol city is divided into 18 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Erandol Municipal Council has population of 31,071 of which 16,000 are males while 15,071 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 3916 which is 12.60% of total population of Erandol (M Cl). In Erandol Municipal Council, Female Sex Ratio is of 942 against state average of 929. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Erandol is around 889 compared to Maharashtra state average of 894. Literacy rate of Erandol city is 76.67% lower than state average of 82.34%. In Erandol, Male literacy is around 81.93% while female literacy rate is 71.13%.
Erandol Municipal Council has total administration over 6,235 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipal Council limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
National Highway 6, which connects Mumbai and Nagpur, links Erandol with Dhule to the west and Jalgaon to the east. The nearest railway station is Dharangaon on the Surat Line, about 12 km away, and Mhasawad on the Mumbai Line, about 14 km away.
Pandav Wada, Before the great Mahabharata war, the Pandav spent some time of their year in exile in Ekachakranagari. The area where they lived is known as Pandav wada. Pandav wada is famous as a place of historical interest. Bheema slayed the demon Bakasura in Padmalaya, about 15 kilometers from Erandol. To this day, one can find relics like Bheema kund, Bheema's hand mill, Bheema's bowl and the area where Bheema and Bakasura fought. A well close to the wada is known as Draupadikoop (Draupadi's well). The official government gazette even refers to this area as Pandav wada. A few years ago, school texts had a chapter about this place, which resulted in school outings to Pandav wada. There is also a Temple of Jagrut Kalika Mata located in the city at Main Road which has a History of 300 Years. 300 years old Shree Ram mandir is in Erandol, near the Anjani River.[clarification needed]
Among the two and a half Shree Ganapati Peeths in India, Sri Padmalaya is regarded as the half Peeth. It is called as Padmalaya Kshetra. This temple is located at the top of a hill. There are small temples on all sides of the main temple. The padukas of Shree Govind Maharaj are located in front of the temple. There is a huge bell next to the padukas. There are two self-existent (Swayambhu) Ganesh idols in the sanctum. One idol has its trunk curving to the right and the other to the left. Padmalaya also known, as "Prabhakshetra" is a religious place located in Erandol Taluka about 4.8-km from Erandol. It is famous for the temples of Lord Ganapati and Hanuman. according to legend, the warrior Bhima fought and killed the demon Bakasura. The spring near the site is called Bhim Kund.
Public celebrations of the festival are popular, and are organised by local youth groups, neighborhood associations or groups of tradespeople. Funds for the public festival are collected from members of the association arranging the celebration, local residents and businesses. The Ganesha idols and accompanying statues are installed in temporary shelters, known as mandaps or pandals. The festival features cultural activities such as singing, theater and orchestral performances and community activities such as free medical checkups, blood-donation sites and donations to the poor. Ganesh Chaturthi, in addition to its religious aspects.
Thare are number of Ganesh Mitra Mandal in Erandol few of them list
- 1. Jay guru ganesh mitra mandal
- 2. Savata Mali Ganesha mitra mandal
- 3. Balveer ganesh mitra mandal
- 4. Jayhind ganesh mitra mandal
- 5. Balmitra ganesh mitra mandal
- 6. Maheshwari ganesh mitra mandal
- 7. Namrata ganesh mitra mandal
- 8. Aakhil brahmavrind mandal
- 9. Sarvoday ganesh mitra mandal
- 10. Chatrapati Shivaji ganesh mitra mandal
- 11. Dnyandip mitra mandal, Erandol
- 12. Nagraj ganesh mitra mandal
- 13. Jai bajrang mitra mandal
- 14. Santaji mitra mandal
- 15. Chauk ganesh mandal
- 16. Haripuri ganesh mitra mandal
- 17. Sriram ganesh mitra mandal
- 18. Balaji ganesh mitra mandal. *19. Saraswati Ganesh Mandal.
Out of total population, 11,705 were engaged in work or business activity. Of this 8,371 were males while 3,334 were females. In census survey, worker is defined as person who does business, job, service, and cultivator and labour activity. Of total 11705 working population, 89.07% were engaged in Main Work while 10.93% of total workers were engaged in Marginal Work.
Erandol has several basic and high school-level educational institutions. Prominent among them is R. T. Kabre High School, located on NH6, which many influential people in the region attended. There are also Marathi schools, which are centres for learning for the surrounding rural population.Dadasaheb Digambar Shankar Patil Arts,Commerce and Science College established from 1971 by Late Dadasaheb Digambar Shankar Patil (Ex MLA).
|Climate data for Erandol Dist Jalgaon|
|Average high °C (°F)||30.4
|Average low °C (°F)||12.6
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||8.9
|Source: Jalgaon Weather|
- Courtright, P. B. (1988). The Ganesh Festival in Maharashtra: Some Observations. The Experience of Hinduism: Essays on Religion in Maharashtra, 84-86.