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Gothos is located in Maharashtra
Gothos is located in India
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°2′18″N 73°49′36″E / 16.03833°N 73.82667°E / 16.03833; 73.82667Coordinates: 16°2′18″N 73°49′36″E / 16.03833°N 73.82667°E / 16.03833; 73.82667
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Sindhudurg
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-

Gothos (गोठोस) is a village at the base of Raganagad fort in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra, India.[1] It lies 19 kilometers (12 mi) east of district headquarters Kudal. The village is spread across an area of 5.2 square miles (13 km2) and has 410 households.[2] As per Census of India 2001, the village has a total population of 1,515 persons of which 743 are male and 772 female.[3] Village post code is 416519.[4]


The Village was presented as Inam to the Rajyadhyaksha Family of Kaundinya Gotra from Pilgaon in Goa who were fleeing from the Portuguese Inquisition in the 17th century by the Raja of Sawantwadi. Hence the family was conferred the title of Gothoskar. Some families from Gothos village have taken this as their last name. The Gazetter of Ratnagiri District has a mention of The Sabnis of Gothos in the description of Manohargad and Mansantoshgad.[5]


The village comes under Kudal taluka (District headquarters). The administration is looked after by village panchayat.[6]


The Village has two main temples – भावई देवी Bhavai Devi (Gramdaivat) and विठोबा Vithoba temple. The Guardian Spirit of the Village is called दाडसाखळ Daadsakhal and is housed on a Banyan Tree on the main road.


  1. ^ "Bharat Nirman Programme". Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India. 01/04/05. Retrieved 2008-11-25.  Check date values in: |date= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "Gazetteer". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  3. ^ "Population Finder". Government of India. Census of India. Retrieved 2008-11-25. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Pin code". Retrieved 2008-11-25. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Gazetteer of Ratnagiri district". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 2008-11-25. 
  6. ^ "National Panchayat Directory". Government of India. National Informatics Centre (NIC). 2008-11-26. Archived from the original on 2009-04-11. Retrieved 2008-11-25.