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Jath
Jath is located in Maharashtra
Jath
Jath
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°3′N 75°13′E / 17.050°N 75.217°E / 17.050; 75.217Coordinates: 17°3′N 75°13′E / 17.050°N 75.217°E / 17.050; 75.217
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictSangli
Government
 • BodyJath Nagarpalika
Area
 • Total2,258.28 km2 (871.93 sq mi)
Population
(2012)
 • Total65,000
 • Density29/km2 (75/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
416-404
Telephone code02344
Vehicle registrationMH-10
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
sangliSangli, Miraj, Kupwad
Literacy83.83%
Climatesunny (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature25–40 °C (77–104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20–27 °C (68–81 °F)
Websitejath.info

Jath 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. Jath is one of the largest tehsils in Maharashtra state. Demographically, it has historically been a 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.

History[edit]

Some sources say[who?], in ancient period, town was called Jayantinagar. Jath was capital of former Maratha Jagir ruled by Dafales. Most of the dynasty period was affiliated to Bijapur. For some period it was associated with Kolhapur as well as Satara Maratha Dynasties. Later Jath became a non-salute princely state until independence of India. Then it was part of Satara district. When Sangli district was formed, Jath became eastern tahasil of Sangli.

Culture[edit]

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 in southern Maharashtra and Northern Karnataka.

Guddapur, a village in Jath taluka, is also very famous shrine of Goddess Dhanamma.

Daridev temple is located south west of Jath, near to Muchandi village. Its annual fair is celebrated in the second week of April each year.

Near to the city, a temple of Ambabai situated on a hill. The temple celebrates its annual fair in the Navaratra.

How to reach Jath ?[edit]

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 JathRoad(Walekhindi) : 23 Km

Central Bus Stations : Jath

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