Peth Vadgaon

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Peth Vadgaon
Kasaba Vadgaon
Peth Vadgaon is located in Maharashtra
Peth Vadgaon
Peth Vadgaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°30′N 74°11′E / 16.50°N 74.19°E / 16.50; 74.19Coordinates: 16°30′N 74°11′E / 16.50°N 74.19°E / 16.50; 74.19
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Elevation 545.6 m (1,790.0 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 25,651
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416112
Telephone code 0230
Vehicle registration MH-09

Peth Vadgaon[2]) is a city and education hub in Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is governed by a municipal council.[3][4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] Vadgaon Kasba had a population of 22,754. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Vadgaon Kasba has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 67%. In Vadgaon Kasba, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Dhanaji Shambhusinha Jadhav (1650–1708), popularly known as Dhanaji Jadhav, was a warrior of the Maratha Empire. Along with Santaji Ghorpade he made terrifying campaigns against Mughal Army from 1689 to 1696. After Santaji, Dhanaji became the chief of the Maratha army in 1696 and remained on the post until his death in 1708. A monument to him stands in the town.[4][6][7][8] shri sadguru jivanmukt swami sanjiwan samadhi math bhajani galli: It is the oldest samadhi in Peth wadgaon city. The samadhi take shri sadguru jiwanmukta swami in shake 1660 [As per Indian calendar]. The math is established in 1826. It is one of the first namadev shimpi math. There is lake "Mahalaksmi talav" near mahalaxmi temple which is constructed by ch. shahu maharaj. It is finely engineered to provide water for people in town. In city, there is 4 water tanks, which get filled automatically without any pumps or any other mechanism. Only by using gravity they achieved this feet.

Educational institutes[edit]

Educational institutes in Pethvadgaon include:[4][9]

  • Vadgaon HighSchool & jr.College Peth Vadgaon [10]
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College [11][10]
  • Shri Vijaysinh Yadav Arts & Science College [10]
  • Shri Balasaheb Mane Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Group of Institution, Faculty of Management Studies,Vathar Tarfe Vadgaon [10]
  • Shri Balasaheb Mane Shikshan Prasarak Mandal,B.Ed. College [10]
  • Savitribai Phule Mahila Shikshanshastra Mahavidyalaya [10]
  • Holy Mother English Medium School
  • Balasaheb Mane Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Group of Institutions,Faculty of Engg., Wathar Tarfe Vadgaon [10]
  • Ashokrao Mane College of Pharmacy [10]
  • Ashokrao Mane Polytechnic, Vathar Tarf Vadgaon [12]
  • Shrimati Indira Gandhi Madhyamik Vidyalaya [13]
  • Smt. Sushiladevi Malharrao Desai Kanya Mahavidyalaya [14]

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Dhanaji Jadhav Monument
  • Mahalaxmi talab and mandir
  • Ganesh mandir
  • Mahadev mandir
  • Nagnath mandir
  • Shri Jivanmukta swami sanjiwan samadhi, bhajani galli ESTD:1660]] samadhi
  • Historical Temple of Mahalaxmi (Kuranatil)
  • Historical Mahalaxmi Lake (Build by Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj

Tourisam Near Peth Vadgaon

  • Gandharv Farms & Resorts near Chinmay Ganesh
  • Chinmay Ganesh Statue (82 ft tall Statue)
  • Bahuballi (Jain Temple and Statue)
  • Dhuloba Mandir
  • Ramling Mandir
  • Allamprabhu Mandir
  • Mahalaxmi Temple (Kolhapur) (Approx. 23 km from Vadgaon)


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  2. ^ India. Director of Census Operations, Maharashtra. Census of India, 1991: A-C series. Socio-cultural tables. Controller of Publications. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  3. ^ India (Republic). Superintendent of Census Operations, Maharashtra (1964). District Census Handbook [Maharashtra] Census of India, 1961: Kolhapur. Director, Government Print. and Stationery, Maharashtra State. p. 186. Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Pethvadgaon-Website". Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ ‘Marathi Riyasat Volume II’ (Marathi) by Govind Sakharam Sardesai
  7. ^ ‘Marathyanche Svatantra Yuddha’ (Marathi) by Setu Madhavrao Pagadi
  8. ^ ‘Anecdotes of Aurangzeb’ (English) by Sir Jadunath Sarkar
  9. ^ "Shri Balasaheb Mane Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Ambap’s Group of Institutions". Retrieved 25 November 2012. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Shivaji University, Kolhapur Affiliated Colleges List 2010-11 List of Colleges Under the Faculty of Arts, Commerce and Science" (PDF). Shivaji University. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  11. ^ Handbook of Universities. Atlantic Publishers & Dist. 2006. pp. 772–. ISBN 978-81-269-0608-6. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "List of the Diploma and PDGM Institute Approved by STB/DTE-Office in Maharashtra for user registered with Role as "Institute-STB/DTE-Officer"" (PDF). DTE. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  13. ^ "Shri Balasaheb Mane Shikshan Prasarak Mandal". Shri Balasaheb Mane Shikshan Prasarak Mandal. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  14. ^ "SNDT Women’s University ( Districtwise List of Affiliated colleges In State of Maharashtra SNDT Women’s University" (PDF). SNDT Women’s University. Retrieved 2013-05-31.