Parner

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This article is about the Parner city in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. For the taluka in Ahmednagar district, see Parner taluka.
Parner
पारनेर
town
Parner is located in Maharashtra
Parner
Parner
Parner is located in India
Parner
Parner
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°00′11″N 74°26′17″E / 19.003°N 74.438°E / 19.003; 74.438Coordinates: 19°00′11″N 74°26′17″E / 19.003°N 74.438°E / 19.003; 74.438
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Taluka Parner
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Body Nagar Palika
 • Current MLA Aamdar. Vijayrao Auti
Population (2011)
 • Total About 25,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 414302
Telephone code 02488
Vehicle registration MH-16
Nearest city Takali Dhokeshwar, Supe, Nighoj, Alkuti
Lok Sabha constituency Ahmednagar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Parner
Website maharashtra.gov.in

Parner, is a historic town in Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters town for Parner Taluka. Parner was named after Rishi Parashar, whose son Maharishi Ved Vyas wrote famous epic "Mahabharat".

Geography[edit]

The town of Parner is located at coordinates 19° 0' 0" North, 74° 26' 0" East,[1] at an altitude of about 790 metres (2,592 ft).

Religion[edit]

The majority of the population is Hindu. But also there are few Muslims and Christian and Buddhists. Old historic temples in Parner are famous for their varied architecture.

Temples in the town of Parner[edit]

Parner is also known as Replica of Kashi ( Parner) for the 12 temples of Lord Shiva. Also some beautiful temples of Shri Ram,Goddess Malganga, Kaalbhairavnath and Lord Hanuman are the worship places of town.

Transportation[edit]

Bus[edit]

The town has a S.T. Bus Depot.

Railway[edit]

Nearest railway station is in Ahmednagar, which is about 40 Kilometers away.

Industry[edit]

Shahajapur has many wind mills and is an energy center in Parner taluka. Supa MIDC is near to parner.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Senapati Pandurang Mahadev Bapat (November 12, 1880 – November 28, 1967) was revolutionary and Indian freedom fighter. He was born in Parner village.
  • Athletics Sports national medal winner Bharat Shrikrishana Gadge born in Parner village.(3 March 1983) is a Indian middle distance runner who competes in the steeplechase. He won the 2000 ITC athletics national championships in Madhya Pradesh and 2000 Junior national in Hisar, Haryana winner titles in the steeplechase.

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