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|• Body||Jath Nagarpalika|
|• Total||2,258.28 km2 (871.93 sq mi)|
|• Density||29/km2 (75/sq mi)|
|Languages :- Marathi, Kannada|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|sangli||Sangli, Miraj, Kupwad|
|Avg. summer temperature||25–40 °C (77–104 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||20–27 °C (68–81 °F)|
Jat is a town and taluka headquarters in Miraj subdivision of Sangli district in southern Maharashtra. It is often spelled as "Jath" according to South Indian lexical nomenclature. Jat is one of the largest tahasil in Maharashtra state. It has been historically demographic part of Man Desh.
It was the former capital of Jath State, one of the non-salute Maratha princely states of British India, under the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency. It was a southern Maratha Jahagir.
Some sources say, in ancient period, town was called Jayantinagar. Jat was capital of former Maratha Jagir ruled by Dafales. Most of the dynasty period was affiliated to Vijayapura ( Bijapur ). For some period it was associated with Kolhapur as well as Satara Maratha Dynasties. Later Jat became a non-salute princely state until independence of India. Then it was part of Satara district. When Sangli district was formed, Jat became eastern tahasil of Sangli.
Official language is Marathi. But Kannada language is spoken widely.
Yallamma temple is situated to the South of Jat. It celebrates an annual fair on Chaitra Paurnima (Full Moon) in the month of Margashirsha. It also hosts one of the largest cattle fairs for farmers to sell/buy cattle. The place derives its name from Jath which in Kannada means Ox (cattle).
Guddapur, a village in Jat taluka, is also very famous shrine of Goddess Dhanamma.
Jat is surrounded by various religious places, one of them is Daridev (Dari Appa) this place located south west of Jat near to Muchandi Village. Daridev is an incarnation of Lord Shiva, lot of devotees from Maharashtra and Karnataka visit this place during full moon. Annual Fair (Jatra) is celebrated in second week of April each year, this is the time when lot of people come to their home town to visit their God (Kuladaivata).
Near to Jath city on a hill, a very nice temple of Ambabai (Mahalaxmi) is situated. People come to take blessings of Maa Amba during Navaratri Festival.This place used to be a dense forest. However due to less rain and deforestation, greenery of this place is vanishing and we can see only a bare hill with a temple from a remote distance.
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How to reach Jat ?
Nearest International Airport
Mumbai (Bombay) : 433 Km
Nearest Domestic Airport
Kolhapur : 136 Km
Pune : 282 Km
Main Railway Stations (CR)
Miraj Junction : 78.2 Km
Bijapur : 66 Km
Sangli (City) : 85.3 Km
Central Bus Stations : Jat
Bhairavanath temple Billur, jath city south approximetaly 13 Km from the jath towards Athani. Is new constructed temple of the shri kal Bhairavanath god. Shri guru basaweshwar temle is the of the historical place.