Sakri

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For the village in Himachal Pradesh, see Sakri, Kangra.
Sakri
साक्री
City
Sakri is located in Maharashtra
Sakri
Sakri
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°59′25″N 74°18′52″E / 20.99028°N 74.31444°E / 20.99028; 74.31444Coordinates: 20°59′25″N 74°18′52″E / 20.99028°N 74.31444°E / 20.99028; 74.31444
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Dhule
Taluka Sakri
Government
 • Body nagar panchayat
Elevation 405 m (1,329 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 21,764
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 424304
Vehicle registration MH-18
Lok Sabha constituency Nandurbar
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sakri

Sakri is a census town[1] in the Dhule District of the Nashik division, Maharashtra state, India. The town of Sakri is the administrative headquarters for Sakri Taluka.[2] Another Sakri is in Bihar, which is now a railway junction.

The town is located on National Highway 6 running between Hazira (near Surat) in Gujarat to Kolkota, West Bengal.

The people there are mostly Hindu. The languages most spoken in Sakri are Marathi & Ahirani.

In the Sakri Taluka there is the World's Largest Solar Project.[3] Also there is abounded sugar factory.

Tourism[edit]

Shree Vimalnath Bhagwan Tirth, Balsana, Sakri, Dhule[edit]

Pratima (Idol) of Shree Vimalnath Bhagwan was found by a farmer while ploughing his field. This 77 inches pratima was kept in the farmers house at the village Balsana, in Dhule District of Maharashtra. Param Pujya Acharya Shrimad Vijay Vidyanand Surishwarji, who was then a Muni and was in the vicinity of Dhule, heard about this. He went to Balsana and visited the farmer. Param Pujya Shree convinced the farmer to hand over the Pratima to the Jains, so that proper care and puja according to Jain Rituals could be performed. The farmer agreed.

Param Pujya Shree Vidyanandji Maharaj Saheb then called a meeting of many Jain Sanghs. After careful deliberations and upon suggestions of all Jain Sanghs present, he decided and declared that Shree Shitalnath Bhagwan Sanstha, Dhule will own, build and manage temple of Shree Vimalnath Bhagwan, at Balsana. Till date this temple is owned and governed by Dhule Sangh.

Goddess Kanbai Temple, Balsana, Sakri, Dhule[edit]

Goddess kanbai is said to be "avatar" of goddess parvati. She is well worshiped goddess in Maharashtra as well as the places where maharashtrians lived. She is said to be wife of "Kanher", "avatar" of God Shiva. This temple was made by Holkar queen. Now-a-days it is preserved by Maharashtra Government. The area around this ancient temple contains two more temples. One of God Shiva and one Of God Surya (Sun). The Surya temple is broken and also the idol of God Surya is broken, The Shiva Temple is in well condition and worshiped by the villagers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sakri Population Census 2011". Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 12 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "District Administration". Dhule District. 
  3. ^ "World's largest solar project to come up in Dhule, sakri is nice place for visiting Maharashtra". The Indian Express. 2011-05-20. Retrieved 24 February 2014.