Patanvav is a large village 23 kms away from Dhoraji Town, 13 kms from Upaleta, 21 kms from Manavadar, 115 kms from Rajkot by road. It is in Dhoraji taluka of Rajkot district in Gujarat. Both Dhoraji and Upleta towns are connected by railways on Rajkot-Jetalsar-Porbandar line. Village is situated at the foothill of Osham Hills.
Osham hills are only source of minaral Perlite in India.
There are four important temples up hill, two devoted to lord Shiva, one Tapakeshwar Mahadeo and the second one Bhimnath Mahadeo which is just near to Bhimkund. A Jain temple devoted to sixteenth Tirthankara Lord Shantinath has come up in recent past at beatiful place nearer to Bhimnath Mahadeo temple. More prominant forth temple is Matrimataji temple devoted to Amba Devi.
Kothari family Kuldev Sthanak is situated at the bank of beautiful Panchkodia Talao, a pond, on way to Bhimnath Mahadeo temple.
A large Jain temple is situated downhill Osham, devoted to first Tirhankara Lord Rushabhdeo which has unique circular shape of Siddha-Chakra. Apart from this, there is another Jain Temple in the village devoted to Lord Simandher Swami.
Every year a Mela or Fun fare is held on Shravan Amavashya of Hindu calender which attracts huge crouds from far flung areas to have Darshan of auspcious Matrimataji temple. Village is pilgrimage centre for many Hindus and Jains.
Population of the village is about 5000 people and have four schools spread over five spacious buildings. Education is available up to Higher Secondary School Certificate. Village has full fledged police station having jurisdiction up to about 20 kms on Dhoraji road. Primary medical facility is available. It's well planed village. Water is being distributed through pipelines.
Following data are from Census 2011.
As per 2011 census, Patanvav have 1226 families residing. The village has population of 5181 of which 2678 are males while 2503 are females.
In Patanvav village population of children with age 0-6 is 506 which makes up 9.77 % of total population of village. Average Sex Ratio of Patanvav village is 935 which is higher than Gujarat state average of 919. Child Sex Ratio for the Patanvav as per census is 788, lower than Gujarat average of 890.
Patanvav village has higher literacy rate compared to Gujarat. In 2011, literacy rate of Patanvav village was 82.67 % compared to 78.03 % of Gujarat. In Patanvav Male literacy stands at 88.23 % while female literacy rate was 76.84%.
There is a hill nearby known as Osam hill or Osham hill where the five Pandavas are believed to have stayed during their exile. On the hill there are ruins of a fort, which is called Fort of Pandavas. As per the mythological beliefs it was here Bhima met Hidimbi. The Matri Mataji temple here is very old housing impressive deities.
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