Amalner is a city and a municipal council in Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India, situated on the bank of the Bori River. Amalner is the birthplace of the Wipro company, which started business by producing vanaspati ghee from sunflower seeds there. Amalner is a tehsil in Jalgaon district. Prominent villages under Amalner's administration include Sarbete, Chaubari, Shirsale, Chandani kurhe, Nagaon BK, Eklahare, Pimpali, Dahiwad, Amalgaon, Gandhali, Pilode Mehergaon, Javkhede, Padlsare, Vavade, Patonde and Mangrul.
Location in Maharashtra, India
|Elevation||188 m (617 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
Amalner has a historical importance in the fields of education, industrialisation and independence movements. It is host to one of the oldest philosophical centres in India, the Pratap Tatwadnyan Mandir, formerly the Indian Institute of Philosophy.
Pandurang Sadashiv Sane, popularly known as Sane Guruji, was one of the famous teachers at Pratap high school. He fought for the independence of India, was a teacher, poet and writer, and wrote many books, including Shyamchi Aai and Bhartiya Sanskriti.
In 1945, Azim Premji's father started the first dalda factory at Amalner, which is now known as a mother plant of the giant Wipro company. Amalner city is still densely populated with Wipro shareholders. Azim Premji visited Amalner's Wipro plant on 12 February 2013, to address the employees of the company.
There is a historical gate for the entrance in Amalner called "DAGDI DARWAJA".
The famous philosopher and Vedic-Pandit "Nyayacharya Shriram Shastri Shankar Guru Upasani" was resident of Amalner. He was a gold medalist student of Varanasi Sangveda Vidyalaya. He had eminent knowledge of astrology, Sanskrit, philosophy, Vedant, Brahman Grantha, and Ayurveda, along with other subjects. Shri Shriram Shastri Upasani not only taught astrology and Sanskrit to academic students but also to many Jain Sadhus (from them many are now well known Sanskrit-astrology experts and book writers). The eminent knowledge of astrology is now continued by his son Pt. Vishweshwar Shastri Upasani.
The northern part of Amalner is called "Pratapnagar", after Srimant Pratap Shethji, for whom the institutes Pratap College and Pratap High School are also named.
Amalner is as regarded as 'Prati Pandharpur' in the Khandesh region, meaning "as holy as Pandharpur". Centuries ago, Saint Muktai resided in the district and made it a holy place. The great Shri Sant Sakharam Maharaj is from Amalner. Shri Sakharam Maharaj travels to Pandharpur every year in a procession called "Paai wari". This procession takes place in the month of Ashadh (Indian calendar). The honour of organising the first procession (dindi) to visit Lord Vitthal in Pandharpur goes to Amalner. In every Vaishakh month, there is a huge funfair, the biggest in the region, at the Bori river. At that time there is a Rath-Yatra at Vaishakh Ekadashi as well as a Palakhi at Pornima. As a mark of solidarity among communities, the first mogari (a wooden log used as a break for stopping Rath) is always placed by Muslims, and before Rath reaches its destination, Rath stops at a Mosque for Aarati and Dohe. Amalner is second to Pandharpur, in Maharashtra. Two visits to Amalner is as beneficial as one visit to Pandharpur.
Saint Shree Sakharam Maharaj of Amalner was a devotee of Lord Vithal. To commemorate him, the Ashadhi Ekadashi celebrations take place at Amalner parallel to the celebrations at the magnificent temple of Lord Viththal in Pandharpur.
It is famous for the Jain Temple of "Lord Chandraprabhu" who was 8th Thirthankar of Jain's and temple of "Kshetrapal Maharaj". It is believed that a visit to the temple on the day of Amavsya will lead to the fulfillment of all wishes. Another emerging place, Ratnapimpri, 11 km from Amalner and 7 km from Parola tahsil, is situated on the bank of the Gopi river where a famous Shivdham temple is located. And, 2 km away, Tapovan is situated, where farmers are experimenting with organic farming. It is emerging as a tourist and religious place for devotees as it is calm and peaceful, being located away from busy city life. There is a myth stating that people used to find pearls (Ratnna) at Ratnapimpri. Therefore, the town is known as 'Ratnapimpri'. Amalner hosts a weekly market on every Monday, and people from the surrounding area come for shopping. Amalner is also famous for handmade household equipment called ghamelas, made from brass and copper.
Mandal, the biggest village in Amalner taluka, is situated on the bank of the Panzara river. It is located around 20 km from Amalner. Shirsale is the smallest village in Amalner taluka. It is located around 9 km from Amalner. It is famous for the Jain temple of "Lord Mahavir". Chandani kurhe is a small village in Amalner taluka. Kurhe khurd & Kurhe budruk are situated on each bank of the river Chikhali. In the village group grampachayat established on 17 March 1956.
There are only two temples of Mangalgrah in India and worldwide, one at Kolkata and one at Amalner. The premises are well developed and have become a picnic spot.
Another famous temple is "Shri Akkalkot Swami Samarth Kendra". Thousands of people visit this temple every day, and it is believed that it fulfills all wishes, having the power of the great Swami Samarth Maharaj.The temple of Swami Samarth Maharaj is situated near the Bus Stand of Amalner. There is a big gate for entering in the temple.
The history of the name of Amalner is interesting and provides some important information. In 11th century Rishi Ambarishi prayed to the god Varun (the god of rain). Varun then built the temple of the god Shiv, called "Varuneshwar", which became famous in the area. Amabarishi then named the village Amalnir, which means "the village with pure water" or "where there is no mal (impurity) in water is Amalnir". Over time, the name changed to Amalner. The hill close to Amalner is called "Ambarishi Tekdi" where there is Fun fare in every monsoon. It is said that Ambarishi fulfills wishes of all who pray. Apart from Varuneshwar, there are two more shiv temples famous in Amalner, named Khaleshwar and Khateshwar Mahadev mandir, which is on the bank of the Bori River.
Amalner is also famous for the industrial area (MIDC).
Amalner is also famous for Mangal Grah Temple.
As of the Indian census of 2001, Amalner had a population of 91,456. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. The average literacy rate is 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with 57% of the males and 43% of females being literate. Some 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Amalner has seen ups and downs in the educational field, just as in the industrial field.
Pratap Shethji founded a well-known school and a college in Amalner, both of which were named after him: Pratap High School and Pratap College. Shri Sane Guruji served in Pratap High School as teacher.
Pratap Shethji founded "तत्वद्न्यान मंदिर" (Philosophy Hall) in 1966, which hosted books on the subject of philosophy. Earlier in India, the study of philosophy was based on western philosophy only. This hall gave an opportunity to bring traditional books based on Dharmashastra under one roof.
Pratap College, Amalner now affiliated to North Maharashtra University, earlier was part of University of Pune and has produced many rank holders, scientist. There had been many great students studied in Amalner.
The Khandesh Education Society manages the day-to-day operations of these institutes, as well as Khandesh Education Society's College of Pharmacy (For D-Pharmacy).
Amalgaon is an average sized village on the north side of the Indian city of Amalner.
It has a primary health centre and a telephone exchange tower. This village has educational facilities up to 12th grade. Population is around 6,000 (as of 2008).
The Chikhali River, India flows around the south west part of the village. People in this village speak Ahirani, Marathi and Hindi. Amalgaon has an active Gram Panchayat or local government. People in this village are very active in political activities and contribute in district politics. For example, Panchayat Samit, Zilha Parishad, Shetaki Sangh etc.
Amalgaon's zipcode is 425 420. Telephone area code is 02587.
Ninety percent of people are engaged in farming.Farming here mostly dry and traditional but now people have started drip irrigation.Mostly sown seeds here are cotton,mug,jawar and bajara. There are many other small businesses which are closely related to farming.Amalgaon also holds got business in creation of clay pots which are used for drinking water in summer.
In June 2006, this village suffered a flood. The high school and some of the houses were destroyed. However, the people in this village rebuilt their highschool.
There is dam under construction near amalgaon which may cause backwater problem to farming and many farming land will be in backwater.Amalner (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Amalner Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is located in the Jalgaon district.It is part of the Jalgaon Lok Sabha constituency along with another five Vidhan Sabha segments of this district, namely Jalgaon City, Jalgaon Rural, Erandol, Chalisgaon and Pachora.Amalner railway station
Amalner Railway Station serves Amalner in Jalgaon district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.Chalisgaon (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Chalisgaon Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 286 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is located in the Jalgaon district.Chalisgaon is part of the Jalgaon Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha segments of this district, namely Jalgaon City, Jalgaon Rural, Erandol, Amalner and Pachora.Chaubari
Chaubari is a village in Amalner Tehsil, Jalgaon district. Chaubari is 12 km from Amalner on Amalner-Shindkheda Road.
Chaubari's near village is jaitphir. Jaitphir is 1km from chaubari.Dahiwad, Amalner
Dahiwad is a village in Amalner taluka and Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located around 17 kilometers from Amalner. Dahiwad is home to Navbharat Secondary & Higher Secondary High School.
This village is for Khandoba's Yatra (Baara Gada).Erandol (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Erandol Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is located in the Jalgaon district.It is part of the Jalgaon Lok Sabha constituency along with another five Vidhan Sabha segments of this district, namely Jalgaon City, Jalgaon Rural, Amalner, Chalisgaon and Pachora.Gandhali
Gadhali is a village in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Amalner taluka, 9 km north-east of the Amalner town. It is the first place in Khandesh at which Gujarat Shravak Vanis settled. In 1804 it was plundered and its people scattered by a Pindari leader named Ghodji Bhonsle.Jalgaon Rural (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Jalgaon Rural (Assembly constituency) is one of the eleven constituencies of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha located in the Jalgaon district.
It is a part of the Jalgaon (Lok Sabha constituency) along with five other assembly constituencies, viz Jalgaon City, Erandol (Assembly constituency), Amalner (Assembly constituency), Chalisgaon and Pachora.
As per orders of Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies Order, 2008, No. 14 Jalgaon Rural (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following:
1. Jalgaon Tehsil (Part) Revenue Circle Kanalde, Asoda, Jalgaon, Nashirabad and Mhasawad 2. Dharangaon Tehsil of Jalgaon district.Javkhede
Javkhede is a village in Jalgaon district, tehsil Amalner in state of Maharashtra, India. Population of Javkhede is about 5,000.
It is situated on banks of a nullah. It lies on Border of Dhule and Jalgaon districts and located between villages Mohadi and Vavade.
Majority of people speak Ahirani language (a dialect of Marathi). Most of the people in this village are farmers. The popular crops are cotton, Bajra, wheat, groundnut etc.
Javkhede was awarded 'Adarsh gaon' (Ideal village) on national level by a trust headed by noted social activist Anna Hazare for work on irrigation and water conservation.
Javkhede is famous for 'Gaadipeeth of Dutta' (a Hindu God). The biggest festival of this village is 'Datta Jayanti'. On this Day a religious procession is held in the village. A lot of Devotees come to pray on this occasion.Lower Tapi Dam
Lower Tapi Dam (or Padalse Dam) is an earthfill dam on Tapti river near Amalner, but in Dhule district in state of Maharashtra in India.Nagaon Budruk
Nagaon BK is a small but prosperous village in Amalner Taluka, Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India.
It is located on the bank of the river Chikhali, accommodating over 7,000 residents. It is surrounded by four small villages: Gadkhamb, Kachare, Dhupi and Manjardi. Nagaon BK has a community of diverse people, including Jadhavs,Bodhare,Borse, Bavas, etc. There are several locations near village which depict historical significance of the community.Nagardeole Budruk
Nagardeole Budruk is a village in Pachora tehsil of Jalgaon district in the Maharashtra state, India.Pachora (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
Pachora Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is located in the Jalgaon district.It is part of the Jalgaon Lok Sabha constituency along with another five Vidhan Sabha segments of this district, namely Jalgaon City, Jalgaon Rural, Erandol, Amalner and Chalisgaon.Pilode
Pilode is a village is located in Amalner Tehsil of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, India. It is situated 10 km away from sub-district headquarter Amalner and 65 km away from district headquarter Jalgaon.Pimpalgaon Bk.
Pimpalgaon. is a village in Pachora tehsil of Jalgaon district in Maharashtra state, India.Ratnapimpri
Ratnapimpri is a village in western Indian State of Maharashtra in the Jalgaon District, located on the bank of the River Gopi . It has been situated at the strategic location between two talukas-- Parola and Amalner in Jalgaon district. Administratively, it comes in Parola taluka but the assembly constituency is Covered Under Amalner. It is surrounded by villages named: Bahadarpur, Bhokarbari, Sadavan, and Bhilali. The village consists Sardar, Patil, Bhadane, Borse, Suryawanshi, Dhangar, Wankhede, Bhil communities predominently exists. Ratnapimpri has Two other Sub-villages in it viz. Dabapimpri, and Holpimpri. Although having three villages in one, the administrative activities are being handled by a single Gram-Panchayat, and postal services centered in Holpimpri. Pin Code:425111State Highway 1 (Maharashtra)
Maharashtra State Highway 1, commonly referred to as MH SH 1, is a normal state highway that runs south through Nandurbar, Dhule and Jalgaon districts in the state of Maharashtra. This state highway touches numerous cities and villages VIZ. Shahada, Sangvi, Lasur and Amalner.Tongaon
Tongaon is a village in Bhadgaon tehsil of Jalgaon district in the Maharashtra state, India.