Mahagaon,Gadhinglaj

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Mahagaon
Town
Mahagaon is located in Maharashtra
Mahagaon
Mahagaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°08′31″N 74°20′12″E / 16.141846°N 74.336683°E / 16.141846; 74.336683Coordinates: 16°08′31″N 74°20′12″E / 16.141846°N 74.336683°E / 16.141846; 74.336683
Country India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Government
 • Type Town council
 • Body Mahagao Panchyat Samiti.
Area
 • Total 7.97 km2 (3.08 sq mi)
Elevation 624 m (2,047 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,108
 • Rank 4th in Gadhinglaj
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Demonym Mahagaokar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416503
Telephone code 02327
Vehicle registration MH 09

Mahagaon is a town in Gadhinglaj Taluka, Kolhapur district, situated in the southwest corner of the state of Maharashtra, India. Mahagaon is situated on the banks of Hiranyakeshi river originated from the Great Amboli Ghats is about 10 km from Gadhinglaj towards south and 14 km from the second-largest city Kadgaon in Gadhinglaj Taluka. It is managed by a town council. In 2011 it had a population of about 20,108. Mahagaon is the fourth-largest city in Gadhinglaj Taluka. It is a major town and educational center in South Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Mahagaon is located at 16°08′31″N 74°20′12″E / 16.14184°N 74.336683°E / 16.14184; 74.336683.[1] It has an average elevation of 624 metres (2043 feet). It is situated on banks of Hiranyakeshi river originated from the Great Amboli Ghats. Mahagaon has an average Weather of clean sky and temperature of around 18°C in winter and 25°C in summer and have more rainfall than average in Kolhapur District[2] It is a town, located near at the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka.

History[edit]

History of Mahagaon dates back to 1500 AD. It history is as old as Gadhinglaj and Kadgaon it was always a bustling town. But in recent years it has seen a boom in economy, population and in real estate. It is an Important Education center.

Demography[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Mahagaon had a population of 14,549. But As of 2011 India census Mahagaon has a population is 20,108, which includes Mahagaon town as well as extended areas included in the town. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Mahagagaon has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 74.9%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 72%. In Mahagaon, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The language most widely spoken is Marathi with 20,108 people speaking Marathi as their primary language. Hinduism is the largest religion with 20,050 people following Hinduism followed by Muslim with 40 and by Catholic with 11 and then followed Buddhist with 7 peoples.

Civic administration[edit]

The civic administration of the town is managed by the Mahagaon Town Council (Panchyat Samiti). It is headed by a town council president who is assisted by council chief officer and council members.[4] The electrical supply to the city is managed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM).

Education[edit]

Mahagaon has many educational institutes, school, and colleges from arts to management to all science sectors. It has many schools and college and in recent years it is becoming a hub for Public and Boarding School. All this has happened due to it location, civic amenities and climates.

  • Zilla parished Primary School
  • Zilla Parishad Secondary School
  • Zilla Parishad High School
  • Zilla Parishad Jr and Sr Play school
  • Shri Shivaji Vidhyalaya
  • Mahatma Phule High School
  • Jai Bharat English Medium School
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Polytechnic Institutes
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Engineering Institutes
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Medical Institutes
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Nursehing Institutes
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Arts College
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Commerce College
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Science College
  • Sant Gajanan Maharaj Pharmacy Institutes
  • Dr. A.D. Shinde Institute of Technology
  • Agriculture college and Institutes, Mahagaon
  • Raja Shivchhatrapati Arts and Commerce College
  • Adesh Shankar Ghatag Arts College
  • Adesh Shankar Ghatag Commerce College
  • Adesh Shankar Ghatag Science College
  • Adesh Shankar Ghatage Polytechnic Institutes
  • Adesh Shankar Ghatage Engineering Institutes
  • Dk Shinde Arts College
  • Dk Shinde Commerce College
  • Dk Shinde Science College
  • Dk Shinde Engineering Institutes
  • Dk Shinde Hotel Management Institutes
  • Zilla Parishad Jr. College
  • Zilla Parishad Sr. College

Economy[edit]

Mahagaon major businesses are education sector, trading, sugar production, red chili. Marketing hub due to it is near Goa and Sindhudurg district and it education sector is developing on a very large scale for world class and higher education. Its trading business and real estate is booming on a large scale. It has many national and local banks due to its economy.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Amboli, Sindhudurg
  • Jatobi Temple, Kadgaon (14 km away)
  • Prataprao Gurjar Smarak, Nesari
  • Kalbhairav Temple
  • Mahalaxmi Temmple
  • Ramling Temple, Virbhadra Temple, Laxmi Temple, Hanumaan Temple, and others around the town of Halkarni
  • Samangarh (The hill fort)
  • The Samangad grant, which belongs to the seventh Rasrakuta king Dantidurga or Dantivarma II, bears date sak 675 (A.D. 733–54)[5]
  • River Hiranyakeshi
  • Kasturba garden
  • Tilak garden
  • Rajarshi Shahu garden
  • Shendri lake
  • Nakshatra Garden
  • Chitri Dam (near Ajra)
  • Laxmi Temple, Basarge
  • kalavati devi temple{Hari mandir},chidambarnagar

Transportation[edit]

Mahagaon is connected to all major cities and towns of Maharashtra and the rest of India by numerous state highways and is about 15 km from National Highway 4 (NH 4).

Nearest major airports[edit]

Nearest railway stations[edit]

Belgaum towards south, Ghataprabha towards east, Kolhapur towards north and Savantwadi towards west.

Other distances from Mahagaon

  • Sankeshwar (NH 4)  : 22 km
  • Kolhapur  : 82 km via Kalbhairi, 76 km via Sankeshwar
  • Belgaum  : 47 km via Kowad, 62 km via Sankeshwar
  • Gadhinglaj  : 10 km
  • Kadgaon  : 14 km
  • Nesari  : 12 km
  • Gokak Falls  : 57 km
  • Ramtirth waterfalls near Ajara : 22 km
  • Amboli Hillstation  : 57 km
  • Savantwadi  : 84 km
  • Panjim via Amboli Ghat  : 139 km
  • Tilari Ghat  : 54 km
  • Panjim via Tilari Ghat  : 132 km
  • Goa  :
  1. Via Ajara, Amboli, Savantwadi
  2. Via Nesari, Chandgad, Tilari, Dodamarg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Mahagaon
  2. ^ "Mahagaon". www.onefivenine.com. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  4. ^ Gadhinglaj Municipal Council.
  5. ^ Kolhapur district gazettee