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|Nickname(s): The Historical City, Heart of Maharashtra.|
|• Total||200 km2 (80 sq mi)|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Sex ratio||92 ♂/♀|
|Avg. summer temperature||44 °C (111 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||22 °C (72 °F)|
As of 2001[update] India census Mehkar had a population of 55,715 Males constitute 51.64% of the population and females 78.36%. Mehkar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 62.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 65%. In Mehkar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Shree Sant Gajanan Maharaj and Senaji Maharaj Mandir (Nabhik)
It has a temple of the "Shree Sant Gajanan Maharaj on Dongaon road and Senaji Maharaj" And "Vitthal Rukhmini"(Mola road, sena nagar, mehkar)
There is a temple of the Hindu God Balaji that is more than 120 years old. The documents written on copper found with Balaji's sculpture are now in the British Museum, England. it is the largest sculpture of Lord Balaji in Asia.
This idol is made in a single black stone. There is yearly celebration happens for Lord Balaji. Everyday the visitors/tourists and poors are provided free food.
Haran Tekdi is great old temple. It is a myth that Lord Rama had caught hold of one bare (Haran in local language), hence it is named as Haran Tekdi.
Rajput Galli, Marwadi Galli, Malipeth,Ganpati Galli, Mahadev Wetal, Shivaji Wetal, Shivaji Nagar, Sambhaji Nagar, and Ram Nagar are important areas of Mehkar. Malipeth is an old area. Kanchani Mahal(Palace) :
Kanchani Mahal is an old building. It is a myth that Quin Kanchani is very egoist & desire to see Lamp of Devi (Lonar) from Mehkar. She built up this Mahal but when she went to terrace of Mahal god curse her, she felt down & become a slab of stone. The aforesaid monument is currently in ruins due to lack of attention from the ASI. However, the story connected to KANCHANI MAHAL seems to be a myth. Looking at the ruins one could easily gauge that the bricks are of Mughalia shapes and the monument would have been constructed to house and camp a general (or Shahenshah) of Aurangazeb's stature during Great Shivaji's period in their campaign to crush the rising of the great Maratha warrior. The ASI will be the right authority to ascertain the truth if they take interest.
Mehkar is on the banks of the Painganga River, which provides multiple recreational activities.
|Sindkhed RajaJalna Aurangabad||Lonar||Risod(Washim district)|