Khamgaon

Infobox Indian Jurisdiction
native_name = KHAMGAON| type = city
latd = 20.68 | longd = 76.57
locator_position = right | state_name = Maharashtra
district = Buldana
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altitude = 323
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 88,670| population_density =
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area_telephone = 91-7263
postal_code = |444303vehicle_code_range = MH-28
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Khamgaon is an industrial town and an emerging corporate tehsil in the Buldhana district of Maharashtra, India. Khamgaon used to be the largest trading centre for cotton in Asia.

Geography

Khamgaon is located at coord|20.68|N|76.57|E| [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/16/Khamgaon.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khamgaon] ] . It has an average elevation of 323 metres (1059 feet).

It is having a very extreme climate, the winters are very cold were as the summers are very hot. Sometimes in the summer the temperature rise up to 49˚C. There are also dry spells sometimes in summer. The best time to visit this place is Oct to Dec.It is connected by Central Railway to Jalamb Junction with single broadguage electrified line. It lies on National highways No 6 from Howrah To Hazira. [ [http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Khamgaon Khamgaon - LoveToKnow 1911 ] ]

Demographics

As of 2007 India census [GR|India] , Khamgaon had a near about population of 2,78000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khamgaon has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Khamgaon, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

BUSINESS

Khamgaon City Mainly Cover's its main business viz cotton & silver.So it is also known as "silver city" as well as 'cotton city'.The purity of silver is famous all over the world."VISHVAKARMA SILVER HOUSE","PANCHARATNA DIAMOND",'"MAGAN TENT HOUSE""YOGESH PLASTIC"'Akola Bazar Gandhi ChowkKhamgaon

Industry

Khamgaon is the most important cotton ginning market in whole Berar Province (It also has Krishi utpanna Bazar Samiti) and was established in 1820. MIDC Khamgaon (Khamgaon Industrial Area) is situated 4 km away from the Khamgaon town. The only Pears Soap plant of Hindustan Lever Ltd ,One of the PARLE PRODUCTS factory, A biggest spiining unit manufacturs synthetic yarn BIRLA COTSYN (INDIA) LTD. formerly known as Vardhan Syntex, A Yash Birla Group Company are situated at MIDC. MARK COMPUTER is one of the Best Computer Training Institute in Khamgaon est. in 1992. The town also boasts of having a unit called Hanuman Vitamin Foods Ltd, who are the world pioneers in extraction of oil from Mango Kernels, a hitherto waste material. The unit also has the only solvent fractionation unit of the country, and is involved in production and export of high value Fats for use in Chocolates as coco butter equivalents.YASHCOM is a premier computer training institute located near to mahavir bhavan..khamgaon is known as SILVER CITY.............. It is the nearest destination to visit SHEGAON which is one of the sacred place in maharashtra featuring few of the musical fountain of south Asia...............

Holy places

The "Dharma Baskar Sant Pachalegaonkar Maharaj Math", which is dedicated to Datta is situated in Khamgaon. The "Nirgun Paduka" of Datta is also situated here, and according to the legends, it was given by Dattatreya to Pachalegaonkar Maharaj. "Shegaon", also a place of Datta (Gajanan Maharaj), is located 15 km from Khamgaon.

A Well known 'VITTHAL MANDIR' and "MAHADEV MANDIR" at AMRUT NAGAR near Govt. Polytechnic.(S.W.)

Khamgon is also famous for "Durga Utsav" which is held by Indian month "Ashwin Shukla Paksha" after Vijaya Dashmi. This festival is only held in Khamgaon city in the whole India. The goddes Durga is called as "Mothi Aaye(DEVI)".

The temple of wooden statue of great Ganesha called 'Ayyachee Kothi'. Also known by 'Laakadacha Ganapathy'. It is 6 feet tall and unique statue in Maharashtra.

The Jagadamba goddess is the reigning deity of the Khamgaon. A temple dedicated to the goddess is situated west part of the town at 'Ghatpuri' on the way of Pimplegaon Kale. In the month of September there is a huge procession for the Navaratris and people flock in to visit and receive blessings of the Goddess.

Close to Khamgaon is the village Vaghali where an ancient temple of "Hanuman" is located. It is 8 km on they way of Buldhana via Botha village. Each year thousands of pilgrims from nearby villages and towns of Buldhana district gather here on 'Hanuman Jayanti' and next day of 'Vijaya Dhashami'. Here also people celebrate the Ganesha Chaturthi.

Khamgaon Tehsil

Khamgaon is a Sub-Division & Main business centre of Buldhana district and consist of Khamgaon tehsils. Khamgaon tehsil has 132 villages. The area of the tehsil is 998.37 km². Khamgaon Tehsil has its location as 19°51’ to 21°17’ North latitude and 75°57’ to 77°49’ East Longitude and has population of around 2, 18,000 [ [http://mdmu.maharashtra.gov.in/pages/dmp/buldhanaShow.php Buldhana District Disaster Plan] , Relief & Rehabilitation Division, Revenue and Forest Deapartment, Government of Maharashtra. ]

Some of these villages are Pimpalgaon Raja, Lakhanwada, Borjawala, Bahndari, Nipana, Ghanegaon, Parkhed, Rahud, Jalaka Bhadang, Sutala, Jaipur Londe, Wadi, Ghatpuri, Mandaka, Gondhanapur, Garadgaon, Sajanpuri, Shirasgaon Deshmukh, Januna, Tembhurna, Shelodi, Kumbhephal, Bhalegaon, Hiwra, Rohana, Nimkawala, Poraj, Dhorapgaon, Kalegaon, Warna, Kanzara, Antgaon, Jalka Teli, Kinhi Mahadev, Hiwarkhed, Wazar, Gerumatargaon, Ganeshpur Maharkhed, Pala, LOkhanda, Kolori, Pimpri Gawli, Awar, Vihigaon, Karegaon, Chitoda, Ambikapur, Hingna Karegaon, Palasi, Kadampur, Atali, Bori, Adgaon, Bothakaji, Loni Gurav, Shahapur, Kanchanpur, Umra Atali, Gharod, Pipri Korde, Chinchpur, Gawandhala, Ambetekali, and Shirala Nemane. [ [http://buldhana.nic.in./htmldocs/Attachment/Khamgaon.htm Buldhana district website] ] .

Politics

Khamgaon was a strong fort of the Bhartaiya Janata Party. The current MLA is Congress's RANA Dilip Kumar Sananda. Bhau Sahab Phundkar, who is the leader of opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council, also belongs to Chande colony,Khamgaon.KHAMGAON IS THE BIGGEST CITY IN BULDHANA DT. And is on the verge of becoming a New DIST.

Educational institute

* G. S. College of art, commerce and science.
* Government Polytechnic College.
* ANJUMAN HIGHSCHOOL & JUNIOR COLLEGE KHAMGAON. [http://www.answers.com/topic/himayat-gate-anjuman-khamgaon-jpg-1]
* Industrial Training Institute.
*****LIONS DNYANPEETH, Kgn.(sumu)
****GURUKUL junior College
***COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT
* JAMEATUL-MOMINAT,PHATAK PURA KHAMGAON
* J.V.Mehta High School and Junior college Khamgaon.
* Panchasheel Homoeopathic Medical College.
* Tilak Rashtriya Vidyalaya.
* shri sant gajanan maharaj college of engineering Tilak Rashtriya Vidyalaya was established in 1921. It imparts instructions not only in national education, village uplift, social education and social service but also in drawing,modelling, music and dancing. The total strength of the vidyalaya in 1959 was 96 students including 6 girls.

* Shri. A.K.National Highschool
* Smt. Surajdevi Mohta Mahila Mahavidyalaya
* Kela Hindi Highschool
* MADARSA MUFEEDUL ISLAM.KHAMGAON
* ANJUMAN URDU I.T.I KHAMGAON
* Z. P. (Boys) Highschool and Junior College
* Z. P. (Girls) Highschool and Junior College
* ANJUMAN D.ED COLLEGE> [http://www.answers.com/topic/beautiful-view-anjumankhamgaon-jpg] < [http://anjumanjce.org/indexButtonPage.htm]
* ZIKRA ENGLISH MEDIUM SCHOOL
* lions high school
* st. anns high school & jr. college
* SSDV HIGH SCHOOL
* ST. ARHENUS HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. COLLEGE
*NEW ERA HIGH SCHOOL

Libraries

* Dr.IQBAL LIBRARY , MASTAN CHOWK KHAMGAON
* Dastoor Ratanji Public Library,Congress Bhavan Khamgaon.
* MOHAMMAD ALI JOHAR LIBRARY , MASTAN CHOWK KHAMGAON.
* library of world, civil line, kela nagar, khamgaon
* sanket's home labrary, khamgaon
* st. annes labrary

Cultural

; Marathi writers
* Sadanand Singare writer of " Aabhalache Rang. "
* Shridhar Dhage writer of Prawah
* Rajesh Rajore writer of a book "Patrakaritetil Vastav".
* Ram Mohite writer of " Chalta Bolta".
* Lalitkumar Mehta Khamosh khamgavi

; Urdu poets
* (Late)RASHID ULLAL KHAN JOWHAR
* (Late)SHAIQUE KHAMGAONVI
* ANWAARUL-HAQUE KHAN ANWAR.
* JAMEEL ARSHAD KHAN
* ANAS NABEEL
* ZIA ZAKHMI.

; Urdu writers
* ZIAUL-HAQUE KHAN Sb.(Ex.M.L.A)
* Dr.GULAM KIBRIYA KHAN SHIBLI
* Dr.ADEEL ARSHAD KHAN
* TUFAIL SEEMAB.
* WASI AHMAD KHAN
* JALEEL ARSHAD KHAN

Nearby tourist locations

* Gajanan Maharaj Shegaon Mandir
* Anand Sagar, Shegaon
* Lonar Crater, Lonar
* Utavali River Project
* MIDC
* Man River Project
* Januna Lake
* Amrut Nagar
* Botha Jungle on Buldhana road
* Ghatpuri Jagdamba Mata Temple
* Vaghali Hanuman Temple
* Tallest Statue of Hanuman at Nandura, 15Km

References


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