Sindkhed Raja

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Sindkhed Raja
सिंदखेड राजा
city
Sindkhed Raja is located in Maharashtra
Sindkhed Raja
Sindkhed Raja
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°58′00″N 76°08′00″E / 19.9667°N 76.1333°E / 19.9667; 76.1333Coordinates: 19°58′00″N 76°08′00″E / 19.9667°N 76.1333°E / 19.9667; 76.1333
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Buldhana
Elevation 549 m (1,801 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,940
Languages
 • Official MarathI, banjara
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sindkhed Raja is a city and a municipal council in Buldhana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. and Famous for palace of Lakhojirao Jadhav.

Etymology[edit]

There are many legends associated with name of this city. According to one legend, the name Sindkhed is derived from the name of king Sindhurama, who is said to have established this city in ancient time. While other believes that this area was known as 'Siddha Kshetra' (holy land of seers), which over a period of time got abbreviated to Sindkhed.[1]

History[edit]

Not much is known about history of this place in ancient time and middle ages. In 1450 A.D., this area was given as jagir to local Kaji by Ala-ud-Din Ahmed Shah Bahmani of the Bahmani Sultanate. By 1550, this area came under rule of powerful Jadhav dynasty, which ruled the paragana of Sindkhed until 1724. During this period, they kept on shuffling their service with Mughal Empire and Ahmadnagar Sultanate as per situation. Emergence of Nizam of Hyderabad in south India changed political dynamics in this area. The area come under control Nizam by 1724. During the later part of 18th century, this area came under influence of the Shinde dynasty, which ruled it for about 60 years. In 1803, the Nizam of Hyderabad recaptured Sindkhed and restored the rule of Jadhav dynasty. The family lost possessions of the city in 1851 owing to an act of rebellion by Arab troops under their command leading to Sindkhed's downfall.[1] After the decline of the Nizam's rule, this area came under direct British rule.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sindkhed Raja had a population of 13,940. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sindkhed Raja has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 54%. In Sindkhed Raja, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.Sindkhed raja 75% population work in farmer all the community is together.

Office of Sub-Divisional Officer (Revenue)[edit]

Government of Maharashtra has reorganized Revenue Sub-Divisions in the state. As a result, new Sub-Division has been formed with headquarters at Sindkhed Raja. Its jurisdiction includes Sindkhed Raja and Deulgaon Raja Tahsils. The office was inaugurated by the guardian Minister Mr. Hasan Mushrif on 15 August 2013. Dr. Vivek Ghodke is the first Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Sindkhed Raja.

Birthplace of Jijamata[edit]

Sindkhed Raja is the birthplace of Jijabai, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Sindkhed Raja has a specific importance in history of Maratha empire.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sose, A.S. "सिंदखेड राजा". मराठी विश्वकोश (Marathi encyclopedia). 19. Mumbai: महाराष्ट्र राज्य मराठी विश्वकोश निर्मिती मंडळ. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "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.