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Anand Sagar, Shegaon
Anand Sagar, Shegaon
Shegaon is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 20°47′40″N 76°41′40″E / 20.79444°N 76.69444°E / 20.79444; 76.69444Coordinates: 20°47′40″N 76°41′40″E / 20.79444°N 76.69444°E / 20.79444; 76.69444
Country India India
State Maharashtra
District Buldana
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 59,672
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 444203
Telephone code 00-91-7265
Vehicle registration MH 28

ShegaonAbout this sound pronunciation  (Marathi: शेगांव) is a city and a municipal council in Buldana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Shegaon is located around 300 km west from the city of Nagpur and 550 km east from the city of Mumbai. It is located on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line of the Central Railway of Indian Railways. It has direct train connectivity to Mumbai CST, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Jamshedpur, Ahmedabad, Okha, Kolhapur, Amravati, Wardha, Nagpur, Gondia, Bilaspur, Howrah-Kolkata, Shalimar-Kolkata, Ballarshah, Chennai Central. From Mumbai several trains halt at Shegaon. Prominent being Vidarbha Express, Amravati Superfast Express, Mumbai Howrah mail and express, Sewagram express, Nagpur-Pune express, Navjivan Express, Gondwana Express, Maharashtra Express, Okha-Puri Express and Gitanjali express.[1]

By road it is well connecting by neighbouring cities like Khamgaon, Balapur, Malkapur and Akola which are located on Hajira (Surat)- Dhule - Howrah (Kolkatta) National Highway 6. It is quite close to the industrial cities of Aurangabad and Nagpur.

Anand Sagar[edit]

Shegaon has a tourist attraction called "Anand Sagar", an INR 3 billion project.[2][3] It is maintained by the The Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan. It surrounds a big artificial lake. It has a meditation centre, an aquarium, temples, play grounds, lush green lawns and open theatre where fountain-show is conducted for entertainment. It has been beautifully decorated with state of art artefacts and carvings all over. An amusement park has also started with a toy train encircling the entire place.


As of 2001 India census,[4] Shegaon had a population of 52,418. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Shegaon has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 66%. In Shegaon, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Shegaon
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).


Shri. Burungale High School, Shegaon

Shegaon has colleges offering degree in the area of Commerce and Arts. For skill building, Shegaon has an ITI (Industrial Training Institute). There are 10 schools and 4 junior colleges. It has an engineering college, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering (SSGMCE), The engineering college is affiliated with Amravati University. SSGMCE [5][6] is known for its spiritual activities and compulsory uniform. It also has a MBA program affiliated to Amravati University. The Sansthan also runs other institutes such as Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj English Medium School, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Warkari Shikshan Sanstha, Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Adiwasi Ashram School and Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj Mentally Retarded School. Mauli college of Engineering,Siddhivinayak Technical Campus, Saraswati college of Computer Application.

It also has Mauli Institute Of Technology and Siddhivinayak Technical Campus School of Engineering & Research Technology commencing from 2011-2012 and Sarsawati College 2009-10.



Shegaon has traditionally been a big market for cotton. Cotton from ginning and pressing mills of Shegaon used to be transported directly to textile mills in Mumbai via goods trains. British textile companies like Rallis India had their procurement office in Shegoan during pre-independence days[citation needed]. Many ginning and pressing mills like M. M. Ginning & Pressing Factory, Bhattad Group of Ginning & Mills, Gajanan Ginning Factory, Bhartia Group Of Ginning And Mills are functional in this area.

Apart from that, Shegaon also has engineering industries that manufacture material handling equipment - Chain Pulley Blocks, Industrial Cranes, Link Chain, etc. managed by Abhay Group of Industries. Shegaon has mineral water bottling plant, oil mills, paint manufacturing and other industries. Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering also runs a CNC tool room manufacturing precision parts for companies across Maharashtra. In Future Shegaon may become Big Industrial place.

Shegaon Tehsil[edit]

Shegaon tehsil is part of Khamgaon Sub-Division of Buldhana district, along with Khamgaon tehsil.

Shegaon tehsil has area of 436 square km and consist of 95 villages that have a population of around 125,000[7]

Some of these villages are Jalamb, Pahurjira, Bhota, Sagoda, Bhogaon, Dadgaon, Matargaon, Mongaon Digras, Taroda Tarodi, Paharpurna, Manasgaon, Adsul, Zadegaon, Shrikshetra Nagzari, Chincholi Karfarma, Gaigaon, Jawala Palaskhed, Wankhed, Jawala, Janori, Alasana, Kherda, Gawlkhed, Takali, Lasura, Warkhed, Amboda, Lanjud, Pimpri Deshmukh, Tintrav, Gavhan and Taroda Kasaba.[8]

Nearest Holy Place[edit]

Dharma Baskar Sant Pachalegaonkar Maharaj Math is Situated in Khamgaon. Nirgun Paduka of Dattatreya believed to have been given to Pachalegaonkar Maharaj are worshipped here by devotees. Khamgaon is situated around 17 km away from Shegaon. There is Shri Sant Gomaji Maharaj Sansthan situated at Shrikshetra Nagzari. Shrikshetra Nagzari is about 8 km from Shegaon.


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