Rajura

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Rajura
राजुरा
Town
Rajura is located in Maharashtra
Rajura
Rajura
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37Coordinates: 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Chandrapur
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population
 • Total 28,881
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442905
Vehicle registration MH 34

Rajura is a city and a municipal council in the Chandrapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Rajura is located at 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37[1] in Maharashtra, the third most populous and the tenth largest in terms of area of India's 29 states. The city has an average elevation of 189 metres (624 feet).[2] Rajura lies on the banks of the Wardha River and falls within the coal belt of central India.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Indian census,[4] Rajura has a population of approximately 28,881 (52% male, 48% female). Children under the age of six constitute approximately 15% of the population. Rajura's average literacy rate of 72% (77% among males, 67% among females) significantly exceeds the national average of 59.5%.[5]

Nearby towns include, but are not limited to, Ballarpur, Gadchandur, Nanda Fata, and Korpana.

Industries[edit]

Rajura lies in the heart of the coal and cement-producing areas of Maharashtra. Due to the availability of minerals and raw materials in the area, there are a number of cement factories near the city, including Ambuja Cement, UltraTech Cement, Manikgarh Cement, Gupta Coal, and Murali Agro. The Western Coalfields Limited (Ballarpur Area) is another major employer in the area.[citation needed]

Places of interest[edit]

Many temples are located within and around Rajura, including the famous Hanuman temple situated around the lake in Jogapur, about 10 km from Rajura, and the Shri Saibaba temple, the "chota shirdi" in Maharashtra on the Wardha River. Every Thursday, prayers are offered to Shri Saibaba, followed by Mahaprasad, arranged by Anna dan seva samit. The town of Somanathapur, located in the neighboring Mysore district, holds another famous temple called Somnath Mandir. According to legend, this temple was built in a single day.[citation needed]

Jogapur Temple is famous for Maruti Mandir inside Jungle. Every year during month of Margashish, several devotees visit Jogapur, cook food and offer it to the Temple. There is big yatra in Jogapur during this period and people visit Jogapur on Mondays and Saturdays.[6]

Other ancient places of interest include Shri Balaji Mandir and Shri Shiv Mandir (where Shri Swami Samarth Aradhana prayed every Thursday). Bhavani mandir is also the oldest temple of bhavani mata.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajura
  2. ^ [1] DistancesTo.com - Rajura]
  3. ^ Prabha Shastri Ranade. Population Dynamics in India. South Asia Books, 1990, p. 37.
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Census of India 2001, Table - 3 : Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001 and Census of India 2001, Table - 1: Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - India and States/Union Territories: 2001
  6. ^ Indian Archaeology Survey