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Nickname(s): The Historical City, Heart of Maharashtra.
Mehkar is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Buldhana
 • Total 200 km2 (80 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 45,245
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 443301
Telephone code (07268)
Vehicle registration MH-28
Coastline 0
Nearest city Chikhli
Sex ratio 92 /
Literacy 89%%
Avg. summer temperature 44 °C (111 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 22 °C (72 °F)

Mehkar is a city and a municipal council in Buldhana district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It was previously known as 'Meghankar Nagari'. balaji nagar


  • Demographics 1
  • Shree Sant Gajanan Maharaj and Senaji Maharaj Mandir (Nabhik) 2
  • Balaji Temple 3
  • Haran tekdi 4
  • Kanchani mahal 5
  • Painganga River 6
  • References 7


As of 2011 India census Mehkar had a population of 45,245 aless constitute 51.64% of the population and females 78.36%. Mehkar has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 62.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 65%. In Mehkar, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shree Sant Gajanan Maharaj and Senaji Maharaj Mandir (Nabhik)

It has a temple of the "Shree Sant Gajanan Maharaj on Dongaon road and Senaji Maharaj" And "Vitthal Rukhmini"(Mola road, sena nagar, mehkar)

Balaji Temple

There is a temple of the Hindu God Balaji that is more than 120 years old. The documents written on copper found with Balaji's sculpture are now in the British Museum, England. it is the largest sculpture of Lord Balaji in Asia.

This idol is made in a single black stone. There is yearly celebration happens for Lord Balaji. Everyday the visitors/tourists and poors are provided free food.

Haran tekdi

Haran Tekdi is great old temple. It is a myth that Lord Rama had caught hold of one bare (Haran in local language), hence it is named as Haran Tekdi.

Rajput Galli, Marwadi Galli, Malipeth,Ganpati Galli, Mahadev Wetal, Shivaji Wetal, Shivaji Nagar, Sambhaji Nagar, and Ram Nagar are important areas of Mehkar. Malipeth is an old area. Kanchani Mahal(Palace) :

Kanchani mahal

Kanchani Mahal is an old building. It is a myth that Quin Kanchani is very egoist & desire to see Lamp of Devi (Lonar) from Mehkar. She built up this Mahal but when she went to terrace of Mahal god curse her, she felt down & become a slab of stone. The aforesaid monument is currently in ruins due to lack of attention from the ASI. However, the story connected to KANCHANI MAHAL seems to be a myth. Looking at the ruins one could easily gauge that the bricks are of Mughalia shapes and the monument would have been constructed to house and camp a general (or Shahenshah) of Aurangazeb's stature during Great Shivaji's period in their campaign to crush the rising of the great Maratha warrior. The ASI will be the right authority to ascertain the truth if they take interest.

Painganga River

Mehkar is on the banks of the Painganga River, which provides multiple recreational activities.


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