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Mhaswad

Mhaswad
म्हसवड
town
Mhaswad is located in Maharashtra
Mhaswad
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Satara
Talukas Maan (Maharashtra)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 20,495
Languages
 • Official Marathi
 • Spoken languages Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 415509
Telephone code 2373
Vehicle registration MH-11
Sex ratio 1.02 /
Literacy 61.37%
Distance from Dahiwadi 25 kilometres (16 mi) (by road)

Mhaswad is a town and a municipal council in the Maan taluka in the Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Contents

  • History of Mhaswad 1
  • Local 2
  • Facts 3
  • Demographics 4
  • References 5

History of Mhaswad

Historically, this place was ruled by Mane(माने), a Maratha Kshatriya 96 kuli clan. The Manes were Noblemen under Deccan Sultanates as well as aurangjeb mongal and therefore were considered as pillars of Maratha Empire. Sardar nagoji Mane was one of the famous ruler of mhaswad and ally of chatrapati rajaram maharaj. Sardar Subhanji Mane who is son of Nagoji Mane had taken part in war of panipat against abdali. A festival called Jatra of lord Shri Siddhanath is celebrated every year by the people here. In this festival, a chariot of Siddhanath is taken around the town by His devotees. Lord Shri Siddhanath Ratha Yatra is a great Festival . lakhs of peoples from all over Maharashtra comes in Mhaswad for this Yatra season Every year . now a day last few year this city face shortage of water and maharashtra largest cattle cap run by government of maharashtra here since 2 year

Local

The Siddhanath Temple, Raajwada of RajeMane, Siddhanath High School, Jain Mandir, Shivaji Chowk, Baajar Patangan, Mandai, ST Stand, Dhor Karkhana etc. are well known places in the locality and can be used as address references.

Facts

  1. The main local language is Marathi.
  2. Wednesday is the weekly market day. People in the town and nearby villages gather in baajar patangan and mandai for weekly trade.
  3. Mhaswad falls within Maan desh(Marathi: माणदेश) region of Maharastra.
  4. It is one of the towns near the boundary of Solapur and Satara district.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Mhaswad had a population of 20,494. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Mhaswad has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 52%. In Mhaswad, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References

  1. ^ a b "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. 
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