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Rahuri is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°23′N 74°39′E / 19.38°N 74.65°E / 19.38; 74.65Coordinates: 19°23′N 74°39′E / 19.38°N 74.65°E / 19.38; 74.65
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Elevation 511 m (1,677 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 34,465
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Rahuri About this sound pronunciation  is a town and a municipal council in Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Rahuri is located at 19°23′N 74°39′E / 19.38°N 74.65°E / 19.38; 74.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 511 metres (1676 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Rahuri had a population of 34,465. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rahuri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Rahuri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Rahuri is also well known for its Krishi university, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri Sugar Factory and Mula Dam. Nowadays Rahuri is well known for the new agricultural market yard for trading and auction of ONION.

Mythological Story:

The name of "Rahuri "Town in defined from "Rahu Grah" The Mythological story behind it is ... When there were fighting between "Raakshas" and "God" for the "Amrut". The "Rahu Raakshas" snatches the "Amrut Kalas" and tried to drink "Amrut"... At that time the Neck of the "Rahu Raakshas" was cutted. The face of "Rahu Raakshas" was then dropped in Rahuri town. Rahuri is the town in the world where you will find Rahu Temple.