Sakri

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Sakri
Town
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
StateMaharashtra
DistrictDhule
Biggest City of TalukaPimpalner
Government
 • BodySakri Nagar Panchayat
Elevation
405 m (1,329 ft)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total21,764
DemonymSakrikar
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
424304
Vehicle registrationMH-18
Lok Sabha constituencyNandurbar
Vidhan Sabha constituencySakri

Sakri is a census town[1] and a taluka 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.

Sakri is a Nagar Panchayat. The people there are mostly Hindu with Jain, Muslim and Sikh minorities. The languages mostly spoken are Marathi , Ahirani and Bhili.

The town is located on National Highway 6 which is now Asian Highway AH46 running between Hazira (near Surat) in Gujarat to Kolkota, West Bengal. This highway connects it with to the larger Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) which once completed will be game changing for the industrial investments and growth.


Sakri Taluka has recently witnessed rapid investment in Green Energy Projects including Solar Energy Projects as well as Wind Mills Project run by Suzlon Company.

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Sakri is second largest tehsil of maharashtra state after Chikhaldara (Amravati) according land area.

But consists most no. of villages than any other tehsil of state.

Subdivisions of Sakri taluka[edit]

  1. Pimpalner City (semi-urban Area)
  2. Sakri city(semi-urban Area)
  3. Dusane (North- East Sakri Taluka)
  4. Nizampur (North- West Sakri Taluka)
  5. Kasare (South- East Sakri Taluka)
  6. Dahivel (West Sakri Taluka)

Demography[edit]

As per Census of India year 2011, the population was 21,764.

Year Male Female Total Population Change Religion (%)
Hindu Muslim Christian Sikhs Buddhist Jain Other religions and persuasions Religion not stated
2011[4] 11202 10562 21764 - 82.747 14.717 0.037 0.340 0.533 1.516 0.000 0.110

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.

Kanhaiyalal Maharaj Temple, Dhaner-Amali, Sakri, Dhule

God kanhaiyalal Maharaj is said to be avatar of 'God Vishnu'. The temple is holy and ancient.

Alaldari Waterfalls

Close to kanhaiyalala Maharaj Temple, there is a valley called "Alal Valley". In rainy season, a number of waterfalls form in Alaldari.[citation needed]

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. 20 May 2011. Retrieved 24 February 2014.
  4. ^ Census India 2011.