Tasgaon

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Tasgaon
City
Nickname(s): City of grapes, Circus city
Tasgaon is located in Maharashtra
Tasgaon
Tasgaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°02′N 74°36′E / 17.03°N 74.6°E / 17.03; 74.6Coordinates: 17°02′N 74°36′E / 17.03°N 74.6°E / 17.03; 74.6
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Sangli
Government
 • Body Tasgaon Municipal Council
Elevation 560 m (1,840 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 37,945
Demonym(s) Tasgaonkar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-10

Tasgaon About this sound pronunciation  is a city and a municipal council in Sangli district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Tasgaon was given as Jahagir to Parshuram Bhau Patwardhan by Narayan Ballal Peshava in 1774. Tasgaon sansthan was lapsed by British during ruling of Shrimant Ganapatrao Patwardhan.Tasgaon Grapes from the city from Tasgaon are very famous grapes in Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Tasgaon is one of the famous places in maharashtra for grapes. Here farmers develop many types of grapes bagicha (vineyards). Tasgaon is located at 17°02′N 74°36′E / 17.03°N 74.6°E / 17.03; 74.6.[2] It has an average elevation of 560 metres (1837 feet).mbngh fg cv. Tasgaon receives average rainfall of 450 mm from SW monsoon. Maximum area is drought prone and farmers suffer every year for the crunch of water.

Demographics: As of 2001 India census,[3] Tasgaon had a population of 33,435.including suburban about 60000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Tasgaon has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 68%. In Tasgaon, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The town is famous for its worldclass Grapes. Grapes are exported mainly to Asian countries like UK, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh etc. One of the best quality grapes are from Tasgaon, as sometime the size of a grape is as long as 3.5 inches. Production rate of grapes is as twice as Nashik. The Ganapati Temple in Tasgaon which is older than 225 years, is unique as the trunk of Lord Ganesha is bent towards right and this idol is considered as Living Lord, always there to bless communities. The Lord Ganesha idol is in gold, weighing 125 kg. The Gopur (5 Storey ancient construction as Entrance to temple) of Ganesha Temple is the tallest (96 feet)in Maharashtra as these Gopur's are commonly seen in South India. Ganesh festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. It is very famous for Ganesh's Rath Utsav a day after Ganesh Chaturthi. Viththal Sakharam Page former president of vidhan parishad and the founder of Rojgar Hami Yojana, hails from a village called Visapur.

Kavathe-Ekand: Biggest Firework Festival in India on Dashahara (Dasara) (7 km from Tasgaon on Sangli Road)

Savlaj: Savalsiddha Temple

Siddhewadi (savalaj), Manerajuri, Gavhan & Vadgaon: Production of grapes with the help of water tanker (10 km from Tasgaon City)

Lokarewadi named as Nave Vadgaon is a last village of Tasgaon taluka towards Kavathe Mahankal famous for quality grapes.

Kaulage lodhe lake, Sugarcane & grapes production.

Manjarde (Hanuman Temple-Yatra Festival of Hanuman jayanti in 2nd week of April), Balgavde & Bastawde: Production of Sugarcane (15 km from Tasgaon City). Siddhewadi(savalaj) is famous for "lake" water used of that lake main for irrigation, drinking.

Visapur: Well known for Animal Fair (8 km from Tasgaon City).

Chinchani: (5 km from Tasgaon) Jagrut Yellama Goddess Mandir. Fair is held in the month of January every year., village of former MLA Dinkar (Aaba) Patil & MP Sanjay Patil. A Dattuguru mandir in patil mala. Chinchani is famous for quality grapes. Nearly 30% of the farmers grow grapes in this village. It is famous palace of Patwardhan Dynasty.

Wasumbe: Educational Centre.

Wayphale, Dahiwadi & Dongarsoni: Production of Grapes. DAHIWADI:This village is famous for great grapes production.and femous for sidhanath tample .

Khujgaon: Famous for Turmeric production till 1980's.

Punadi (pundi): Chilimkhada (Big Cylindrical Stone). Victory place of Chauhan Rajputs (Chavan) over Muslim warriors. Siddheshwar & Jyotirling Yatra. (5 km from Tasgaon City).

Anjani: Village of late. Mr. R. R. Patil (Aaba) former dy.C.M. & former Home Minister of Maharashtra.

Aravde: Radhagopal Temple & home place of ISCON (10 km from Tasgaon)

Hatnur & Hatnoli: Honai Temple & Honai Hill where Shivaji Maharaj Surveyed for building fort.

Savarde: Bhavani Fair

Turchi: Training Centre of Maharashtra Police & Tasgaon Sugar Factory.

Jarandi: Village Jarandi is the last end of Tasgaon taluka towards Khanapur. It is situated at about 34 kilometers away from Tasgaon and very close to Karad-Vijapur state highway no. 78. Ancient name of this village was Matanapur which later changed to Jarandi. The temple Shukrachari is located about 4 kilometers away from Jarandi among the hills. In Maharashtra, there are very few temples of God Venkatesh, one being in Jarandi. The village is famous for producing export quality grapes.

Nagewadi: This hamlet is located at about 28 km from Tasgaon. This village is recipient of Nirmal Gram Purskar (Award) in SANT GADAGE BABA GRAM SWACHATA ABHIYAN. The state highway - Miraj–Pandharpur is 6 km away from Nagewadi. This village is famous for grape production and is a major grape production area in Tasgaon.

Borgaon: Jagrut Siddheshwar Devsthan. Also known as "Pailwananche Borgaon"

Shirgaon (V): It is situated on Sangli-Vita Road (Satate Highway No. 10) at about 8.5 Kilometers away from Tasgaon. This village is famous for grape and sugar cane production. There are many Freedom Fighters from this village.

Rajapur (V): It is situated on Yerala river near the Sangli- Ahmednagar Road (State Highway No. 60) at about 11 kilometers away from Tasgaon. This village is famous for grape and sugar cane production. It is also famous for temples like ganapathi, balu mama and shankar. yelavi:This village is famous for grape and sugar cane production. Nimani:Hanuman temple,imported grapes & sugarcane

Tourism[edit]

Police Training School[edit]

  • Police Training School Turchi, Tal.Tasgaon, Dist. Sangli. It is second number training school of Maharashtra Police after Nasik Police Training School.

Education institutes[edit]

Schools:
  • Swami Ramanand Bharti Vidyamandir, Tasgaon.
  • Anandsagar Public School and Junior College, Tasgaon.
  • Champaben Wadilal Dyanmandir, Tasgaon.
  • Guruvarya Dadoji Konddev Military School, Tasgaon.
  • Ideal English School
  • K R S Mane Patil Vidhyamandir, Visapur
  • Shree Virbhadra Krushi Vidyalaya, Siddhewadi
  • Shrimant Vinayakrao alias Babasaheb Patawardhan Kanya Prashala, Tasgaon
  • Vasantrao Patil High school & Mahavidyalaya, Manjarde
  • Yashwant High School

Maharashtra Ratn V. S. Page Vidyaniketan Krishi Madhyamik Vidyalay & Junior College Tasgaon

Academic Colleges:
  • Padmabhushan Dr. Vasantraodada Patil Mahavidyalaya, Tasgaon
  • Anandsagar Public School and Junior College, Tasgaon
  • Eklavya College of Pharmacy, Vasumbe, Tasgaon
  • Government ITI College, Tasgaon
  • Government Residence Women Polytechnic, Tasgaon
  • Institute of Management Computer Research Development, Wasumbe
  • Loknete R. R. (Aaba) Patil Education Societys Arts Commerce Science(Agri)Jr college, siddhewadi
  • Mahatma Gandhi Jr College Of Arts & Science, Savlaj
  • Mahatma Gandhi Jr College, Savlaj
  • Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Tasgaon
  • R. R. Patil Mahavidhyalaya, Siddhewadi , Savlaj
  • Shri Veerbhadra Krushi Vidayala Siddhewadi (SVKVS)
  • Vidyaniketan krishi madhyamik vidyalay and Jr. college, Tasgaon

Transport[edit]

  • State HQ Mumbai is 400 km by road
  • District HQ Sangli is 22 km by road
  • Nearest railway junction Miraj is 25 km
  • Kirloskarvadi Bhilawadi Karad are nearby railway stations.
  • Pune is 250 km via Karad/Islampur
  • Kolhapur is 70 km via Sangli-Kolhapur highway
  • Coastal city Malvan is 230 km via Kolhapur
  • New Proposed National Highway- Manmad-Ahmadnagar-Daund-Baramati-Phaltan-Vita-Tasgaon-Kakadwadi- Belgaum (570 km)
  • New Proposed National Highway- Guhagar-Karad-Palus-Tasgaon-Kavthe Mahankal-Jath- Bijapur (870 km)

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