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For the village in Sangli district, see Hingangaon (Sangli district).
Hingangaon is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°56′N 74°25′E / 17.94°N 74.42°E / 17.94; 74.42Coordinates: 17°56′N 74°25′E / 17.94°N 74.42°E / 17.94; 74.42
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Satara
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,000
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 415521

Hingangaon (Marathi: हिंगणगाव) is a small town and Gram panchayat in Phaltan Tehsil, District Satara of Maharashtra, India. It is strategically situated in mountainous parts of the region and is approximately 6–8 km from the Pune-Pandharpur Highway and Phaltan-Satara Roads mounted on Deccan Plateau. It is one of the renowned villages in Tehsil.


The Gram Panchayat governing system is adapted here. The administrator is Sarpanch, democratically elected by the town.Grampanchayat is established here since February 2, 1953.


Hingangaon is located at


Flag of the Maratha

Hingangaon is one of the capitals of Suryavanshi Bhoite, Royal 96k Maratha Clan who are the Brotherhood of Royal Bhoite's Capital Centres Tadawale Sammat Wagholi and Wagholi. These Bhoite's are mostly related to Maratha Cheiften Family of Bhoite Royal 96k clan. Bhoite families in Hingangaon are the prominent Marathas dominated the political scene of the Phaltan Tehsil in today's Phenomenon and morever in British Rule period, they were the active leaders of Sansthani Praja Parishada,Phaltan—Princely State under British Dominion Ruler, Maratha Naik Nimbalkar Clan.

This place and surrounding area was vessal estate of Satara Kingdom,Shrimant Abasaheb Bhoite Sarkar was ruler of this place.With annexation of Satara Kingdom, this estate lost its glorious position and ruler himself refused to co-operate British being feudatary of British like Naik Nimbalkar of Phaltan.[1][2][3][4]

This village is well known for the holy festival i.e. "Jatra" which continues to be on 'Amavasya' of 'Chaitra' month of Hindus. This Jatra continues for 2 days starts with Bullock cart race on first day. Chhabina ( i.e. Palkhi of Lord Bahirvnath ) starts at midnight till morning with dance, lezim The main attraction of this Jatra is BHILLACHE Soang ( Gateup of jungle's king). This Jatra is well known in Satara District for peaceful celebration.

Political importance[edit]

Hingangaon is dominant political region in Phaltan Tehsil as it referred as Panchayat Samiti Gana( Central part of about 10 or more village for election of Panchayat Samiti ) and Zilla Parishad Gana. It is among the few villages in the tehsil which has greater political importance.


In Hingangaon, there are no big educational facilities. The facilities available are up to SSC. Nowadays some persons also availed the computer training facilities. The villagers must go to Phaltan, Lonand nearer well-developed education centres. Moreover, many of the inhabitants show their presence in educational centres In Maharashtra Like Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Baramati and other convenient education centres.

  • Hingangaon High School, Hingangaon.

JAY BHAVANI HIGH School,Hingangaon


Major occupation of the dwellers is agriculture. Many of the villagers also serving in various occupational fields as Maratha families used to dominate political scene, military, governments high rank statuses, various industries. Other people also show their presence in the above fields of occupation. Nowadays people are trying with grapes and other new varieties of sugar cane. Since 2011 it is connected with balkawadi canal so it became irrigated for 12 months. So agriculture is growing vastly in this particular village.


Transport is mainly carried by the Government Buses of M.S.R.T.C. Via two main centres viz.Phaltan and Lonand. Some private means like taxis, trucks are also available for journey. Locals use bicycles, two-wheelers, four-wheelers for transport.

  • Air : Nearest airport is Phaltan but it is undeveloped, therefore Pune is nearest Airport about 91 km.
  • Rail : Nearest railway station is Lonand about 15 km.
  • Road : Roads are very bad, the politicians in the village and tahsil used the land and money only for their sake.
  • Road :roads adarki ,salape,sasavad(janjane),kapashi,

See also[edit]


  1. ^ History of Satara
  2. ^ Chhatrapati Shivaji Vastusangrahalaya Satara
  3. ^ The Satara raj, 1818-1848: a study in history, administration, and ... - Page 190 Sumitra Kulkarni - 1995 - 208 pages
  4. ^ The Gazetteer of Bombay Presidency: Satara District 1989


1.Bharat Nirman Programme (Data Updated as on 01/04/05) Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India

2.Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC)

Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development Govt. of India

3.Posts and Telegraph In Satara District.

4.Bhoite's In Sansthani Praja Parishad,Phaltan

  • Freedom Movement in Princely States of Maharashtra

By Arun Bhosale, Ashok S. Chousalkar, Lakshminarayana Tarodi, Shivaji University Published by Shivaji University, 2001 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 3 Sep 2008 238 pages

5.Phaltan Tehsils Villages List :

6.Bhoite Clan Information'