Jintur

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Jintur
जिंतुर
جنتور

Jainpur
city
Jintur is located in Maharashtra
Jintur
Jintur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°37′N 76°42′E / 19.62°N 76.7°E / 19.62; 76.7Coordinates: 19°37′N 76°42′E / 19.62°N 76.7°E / 19.62; 76.7
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Parbhani
Elevation 455 m (1,493 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 44,291[1]
Languages
 • Official Marathi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 431509

Jintur city and a municipal council in Parbhani district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Jintur is located at 19°37′N 76°42′E / 19.62°N 76.7°E / 19.62; 76.7.[2] It has an average elevation of 455 metres (1492 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As population of 2011 India census,[1] Jintur has population of 44,291 of which 22,616 are males while 21,675 are females. Jintur has female sex ratio is of 958 higher than Maharashtra state average of 929.[1]

Literacy rate of Jintur city is 78.26 % lower than state average of 82.34 %. In Jintur, Male literacy is around 83.45 % while female literacy rate is 72.90 %. In Jintur, 14.83% of the population is under 6 years of age.[1]

Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 8.91 % while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 1.80 % of total population in Jintur.[1]

Historical Places[edit]

  • Shri Digamber Jain Atishya Kshetra Nemgiri Samsthan Jintur

An ancient Jain Temple of Shri Digamber Jain is situated in sub hills of Sahyadri Mountains 3 kilometers (2 mi) north of Jintur in Parabhani District of Maharashtra. There are two hills Nemgiri and Chandragiri famous for their ancient artistic and miraculous Jain Cave Temples and Chaityalayas.

Neminath-Parshwanath-Shantinath Bhagavan idols inside caves

There are seven caves and Idols of Bhagvan Mahaveer, Bhagvan Adinath, Bhagvan Shantinath, Bhagvan Neminath, Bhagvan Parshwanath, Nandishwar and Bhagvan Bahubali. In first cave of Nemgiri, an attractive idol of Lord Mahaveer in cross legged seating posture is installed, 3.5 feet in height. This was installed in V.S. 1676. Ancient feet images of Acharya Bhadrabahu also attract pilgrims. In second cave there is an ancient idol of Lord Adinath in state of meditation & penance. In third cave there a 6-foot idol of Lord Shantinath with symbol of deer is seen. Few years ago, black marble has been installed underneath. In a fourth cave 7.5-foot-high beautiful idol of Baghwan Neminath in cross legged seating posture is seen. Bhagvan Neminath idol is the largest Padmasanastha idol and in Cave Number 5 a miraculous idol of Lord Antariksha Parshwanath is staying in the space 3 inches high from surface. This idol is about 6 feet (1.8 m) tall. The tiny sixth cave has 4.5-foot Nandishwar. However it is considered as a Manastambha for Mulnayak Neminath bhagwaan with four heads in four directions. The last one, the seventh cave has a an idol standing 5.5 feet high of Lord Bahubali. These temples are at least 400 years old. They were created by King Sanghavi and his family, and currently maintained by the Digamber Jain samaj Jintur. Two more Digamber Jain temples are situated in city, one is Shree Parshvanath Digamber Jain Mandir, with glass work, and another one is Shree Mahaveer Digamber Jain Mandir.

  • Chandragiri Hill

A Choubeesee is carved in an artistic way here, it includes great standing idols of Lord Shantinath, Kunthunath & Arahnath. These were installed in V.S. 1665.

  • Charthana - Nae of this village came from the King Charudatta who ruled this area. Charthana has 365 hemadpanthi temples around this area. Apart from it ~40 temples are visible, which include a Barav, and temples built in the 11th century.

Other Hindu temples[edit]

1. Shree 1008 Bhagavan Mahaveer Digambar Jain Mandir
2. Shri Nrusimha Temple Varud
3. Sai Baba Mandir
4. Balaji Mandir
5. Gajanan Mandir
6. Gajanan Maharaj Mandir, Halvira
7. Mainapuri temple
8. Pachalegaon temple
9. Sidheshwar temple
10. Sehal nathuram maharaj temple
11. Shri Ram mandir
12. Motha Maroti mandir
13. Shri Ramban devi mandir
14. Amba devi mandir Bhogaon
15. Shree Chintamani Parasnath Digmbar Jain mandir
16. Shree Ishwarshing maharaj
17. Jay sevalal maharaj Mandir, Amaragad
18. Shree Nagreshwar Mandir

Education[edit]

There are many good institutions around the town, like New Era English School, Dyneshwar Vidyalay, Jawahar Vidyalay, Eklavya balvidya mandir (primary & secondary), Dr. Zakair Husain primary school, ITI Jintur, DSM college and Government Polytechnic and Vilasrao Deshmukh Urdu High School & Jr. College. Ihyaul Uloom is one of the old islamic madrasa in the town, Maulana Shakeel Ahmad Sahab is the founder of this madrasa.

Transport[edit]

Town has good connectivity to Parbhani, Hingoli, Aurangabad by road. Nearest Railway Station is Parbhani at 43 km (27 mi). Nearest operational airport is at Aurangabad 160 km (99 mi). There are many buses to Jintur from Parbhani and Aurangbad on daily basis.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jintur City Population". Census 2011. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jintur