Kanhur Pathar

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Kanhur Pathar
कान्हूर पठार
कान्हूर पठार
Village
Kanhur Pathar is located in Maharashtra
Kanhur Pathar
Kanhur Pathar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°5′50″N 74°23′8″E / 19.09722°N 74.38556°E / 19.09722; 74.38556Coordinates: 19°5′50″N 74°23′8″E / 19.09722°N 74.38556°E / 19.09722; 74.38556
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Government
 • Body Grampanchayat kanhur
Population
 • Total 6,184
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 414 303
Telephone code 02488
Vehicle registration MH-16, MH-17
Nearest city Parner, Takali Dhokeshwar, Alkuti
Literacy 75%%
Lok Sabha constituency Ahmednagar
Civic agency Grampanchayat kanhur
Climate Dry and hot (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 40 °C (104 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 10 °C (50 °F)

Kanhur Pathar, is a village in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India.[1]

History[edit]

'Sarkarwada' is a historical monument in the form of small ground fortress or Gadhi. Once upon a time it was a walled village called Gaon KusIn under the reign of Peshwas of Pune.

To the south is a big hillock named 'Dashabai'. According British gazzette, this hilltop has the ruined tomb of the 'Chand Sultana' of Ahmednagar Nizamshahi. Vitthal Temple and mosque are adjacent which shows a rare tie up between two communities. Other famous sites are:

  1. Wadgaon Darya famous for its stalactite & stalagmite columns in Goddess Daryabai's temple.
  2. Khandoba Mandir of Pimpalgaon Rotha built in the 15th century.
  3. A huge bull (Nandi) carved out of stone in Mahadev temple.

People[edit]

The majority of the population in Kanhur Pathar is Hindu along with Muslims. People of all communities live here. Majority of them are Maratha & Mali. The surnameThube dominates the scenario of Kanhur. Other popular surnames are Londhe & Vyavahare. Navale wadi, Thube Mala and Londhe Mala are hamlets of Kanhur.

Majority of people are literate. The old trend of earning bread by doing unskilled labour work in Mumbai is slowly diminishing. Education is the main motive of youngsters for survival.

It is drought prone, semi arid region receiving scanty rainfall of around 20". Frequent droughts make life of local dwellers and farmers unbearable. So people migrate to cities or other places.

Agricultural area of Kanhur is situated nearly on ridge line of Krishna (Bhima) and Godavari basin. Local farmers rear cows for milk and produce green peas to survive the unfavourable conditions.

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