Shindkheda is a taluka in the Dhule district of Khandesh region of Maharashtra state in India. The city is situated on the west side of the Burai River.

The name Sindkheda derives from the many 'Shindi' trees ('Shindi' trees look like Coconut or Palm trees), so the kheda (place) full of Shindi trees is named after it – Shinkheda or Sindkhed.

Rajani Anil Wankhede is President of Sindkheda City Council.


Balaji Maharaj Rath - Pride of Sindkheda
Balaji Maharaj Rath - Pride of Sindkheda
Sindkheda is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°16′N 74°44′E / 21.267°N 74.733°ECoordinates: 21°16′N 74°44′E / 21.267°N 74.733°E
TahsilShindkheda  India
DistrictShindkheda-Dhule District
 • BodySindkheda City Council
 • Total24,566
 • OfficialMarathi, Ahirani
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02566
Vehicle registrationMH-18


Settlement of Shindkheda may have been in the 12th century, before that this area belonged to Dandaka Aranya. Sindkheda is settled on the bank of Burai River. There is a story on the name of Burai River. One day a Santa (Pujari) bathed on the little stream, suddenly a flow of water increased and Pujari's clothes were swept away. Pujari was shocked and surprised to see some new cloths flowing towards him. He thanked the river and said from today you are named Ma Burai, who will wash everyone's bure karm. At the same time he preached anyone "who tries to dirty you will dry yourself or who dirties your water will have a worsened life".

After the 12th century, Muslim sardars and Khans ruled this area, causing it to be named Khandesh. It is also held that this is khana (Krishna) ka desh so it is khan desh. Both Hindus and Muslims live here peacefully in sindkheda. Khan divided the land into 13.5 provinces, in local languages they are known as Rawals.

Earlier, this town was part of Holkar's state (Indore). Mr. Pratap Singh Rawal was the head of the town and area (Rawal Gadhi at Shindkheda still exists in the southern part of town near Burai River).

Pratapsingh Rawal and later Lakhesing Rawal ruled the Jahagiri up to British rule. In the time of Pratapsingh Rawal Lord Datta Mandir of Sindkheda was constructed on the bank of river Maa Burai. At the same time, Lord Balaji Mandir might have been constructed. Balaji sansthan started Ratha Palkhi Utsava where every year at Ashvin Paurnima i.e. on Kojagiri Paurnima, people of the town and surrounding area gather and pull the Ratha around the main street of Sindkheda. It is one of the largest and most famous Rath Plakhi Utsav in the area.

During the Indian freedom movement of 1947, Shindkheda contributed freedom fighters like Ramchandra Nathu Buwa-Dukale alias Rama Buwa, Narayan Buwa alias Nana Buwa (Balaji Sansthan,Shinkheda), Vyankatrao Patil.

Pratapsing Rawal was beloved in Hinduism and mythology, so he called to Kavyatirth Hon. Late. Sitaram Gangadhar Pandit, nicknamed Shewadkar bapu bapu, received a bachelor's degree in Sanskrit from Kashi (Banaras) Hindu Vidyapeeth. He was very popular in Sindkheda Taluka. Bapuji read Bhagwat katha sixty times in Datta Mandir. He was a master in Vedic Astrology, Mythology and Karmakand. He lived at Datta Mandir.

The whole wooden Rath was built on teak woods and it has five wheels. The fifth wheel is in the middle of other five it is used on very difficult turning on streets. Ratha passes through lanes where Muslim people also pull the Ratha from their area. Near the mosque, the Hindus stop beating there drums and musical instruments. It might be more than 150 years that Ratha Palkhi ustav has been celebrated here. The next day, Shree Balaji sits on Palkhi in the evening and blesses the people of the town.

Balaji Madir sansthan pramukh shree Nana Maharaja and his father Nathu Maharaja started the annual Pandharpur Wari, which continues today. Ram Navami is a major festival celebrated in the mandir. During the time of Nana Maharaj, Ratha Galli organised a large bhandara. All year long, Ratha galli gave spiritual fillings to the local residence people, but this ended because of lack of donations by the devotees to the Sansthan.

Near the Sindkheda, the village of Patan is famous for the Ashapuri Mataji Temple. There is a story that Ashapuri Mataji is coming on every nauratri for Gharbha dance to the Ghadi of Rawals at Sindkheda. Rawal built a beautiful temple at Patan.

The first Gymkhana (Vyayamshala) in Shindkheda was opened by freedom fighter Ramchandra Nathu Buwa-Dukale, alias Rama Buwa, and he named it after his guru Damodar, Damodar Guru Vyayamshala Shindkheda.

The first boys' school was opened in Shindkheda by Freedom Fighter Ramchandra Nathu Buwa-Dukale. Dr. Phade. School was named 'New English School', then it was renamed M.H.S.S. (Mulla Haidar Shaikh Shamshuddin) High School. The first girls' school was also opened in Shindkheda by 'New English School' named after 'Meerabai Fulchandas Shah'. The first Urdu High School also was opened in Shindkheda by 'New English School'.

Mangalsingh Nimji Rajput (aka Thansingh Jibhau) was a famous MLA from this taluka. He was a farmer. Accomplishments to improve the community include Shindkheda Railway Station and its platform, the town's water supply system works, the bridge on the bank of River Burai, and the diversion of water from Tapi River to the town.

Ratha Palkhi is one of the major utsav celebrated on the day of Sharad Paurnima which is also known as Kojagiri Paurnima.

Shindkheda City updated from Grampanchayat to form Nagar Panchayat.


  • Shri Kedareshwar Mandir, Shivshakti Colony
  • Ganapati Mandir, Gurav Galli
  • Vitthal Mandir, Desai Galli
  • Sant Savata Maharaj Mandir, Mali Wada
  • Pachhim Mukhi Hanuman Mandir, Mali Wada
  • Balaji Madir, Rath Galli
  • Datta Mandir, Rath Galli
  • Datta Mandir, Janata Nagar
  • Ekveera Mata Mandir, Gandhi Chowk
  • Laxmi Narayana Mandir, Virdel Road
  • Shani/Kalika Mandir,
  • Two Hanuman Mandir
  • Dakshin Mukhi Hanuman Mandir, Main Road
  • Gajanan Maharaj Mandir, B K Desale Nagar
  • Mahadev Mandir, Main Road
  • Shri Swami Samartha Kendra, Varul Road
  • Ashapuri Temple: A historical temple of Mata Aashapuri Devi. It is situated 2 km from main Sindkheda city in Patan, Maharashtra.
  • Jahagirdar Jama Masjid
  • 60-Ghar Masjid
  • Bohari Masjid
  • Pir-Baba


  • M.H.S.S. High School and Junior College,
  • S.M.F.S. Girls High School,
  • Janata High School,
  • Anglo Urdu High School,
  • Aadarsh Vidyamandir,
  • Kisan High School, Station Road
  • S.S.V.P's Arts, Science & Commerce College, Station Road
  • Shri Swami Samarth High School, Chilane Road
  • V.K. Patil International School, Station Road
  • N.D. Marathe Prathmik Vidhyamandir, Varul Road
  • Zilla Parishad Prathmik Vidhyalaya No.1,2,3,4,5,6


  • Shri Saai Hospital, Station Road
  • Sankalp Hospital, opposite Ashok Theater
  • Rural Hospital, Sindkheda
  • Nidan Lab, near Ashok Theater (pathology lab)


  • Jaylakshmi Provision, Station Road
  • Prem Provision, Station Road
  • Sunanda Super Shop, Varul Road
  • Ashok Kirana Bhandar, Main Road
  • Sushil General Stores, Gandhi Chowk
  • Mahaveer Shop, Main Road
  • Shriram Trading Co.

Bank Offices

  • State Bank of India, Shirpur Road.
  • Central Bank of India, Station Road.
  • ICICI Bank, Gandhi Chauk.
  • Dhule DIstrict Co-Operative Bank, Gandhi Chauk.
  • Hasti Co-Operative Bank, Station Road.
  • Nagpur Nagarik Sahakari Bank, Station Road.
  • Shahada Peoples Co-Operative Bank, Station Road
  • Template:Samarth Floor Mill

See also


Betawad is a village in Sindkheda Taluka in Dhule District of Maharashtra State, India. It belongs to Khandesh and Northern Maharashtra region. It belongs to Nashik Division.

It is located 37 km towards North from District headquarters Dhule. 24 km from Shindkhede. 375 km from State capital Mumbai.

Betawad Pin code is 425403 and postal head office is Betawad.

Shirpur-Warwade, Dhule, Parola, Sendhwa are the nearby cities to Betawad.


Chimthane is a small village in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Sindkheda taluka of Dhule District in Maharashtra.

Dhule (Lok Sabha constituency)

Dhule Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India.

Dhule City (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Dhule City Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the five constituencies of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) located in Dhule district of the state in western India.This Vidhan Sabha segment is a part of the Dhule Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely Dhule Rural and Sindkheda in the Dhule district and Malegaon Central, Malegaon Outer and Baglan in the Nashik district.

Dhule Rural (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Dhule Rural Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency is located in Dhule districtIt is part of the Dhule Lok Sabha constituency along with another five Vidhan Sabha segments, namely Dhule City and Sindkheda in Dhule district and Malegaon Central, Malegaon Outer and Baglan in the Nashik district.

As per orders of Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies Order, 2008, No. 6 Dhule Rural (Vidhan Sabha constituency) is composed of the following: Dhule Tehsil (Part), Revenue Circle - Lamkani, Songir, Fagane, Mukati, Dhule, Kusumbe, Arvi and Shirur of Dhule district.

Dhule district

Dhule district is a district of Maharashtra state in western region of India. The city of Dhule is the administrative headquarters of the district.

The Dhule district previously comprised tracts of land predominantly inhabited by tribal population. The Dhule district was then bifurcated on 1 July 1998 into two separate districts now known as Dhule and Nandurbar, the latter comprising the tribal region. Agriculture remains the basic profession of the population in this district. Most parts of the district are not under irrigation and thus cultivation heavily depends on regular Monsoon or rain water. Apart from wheat, bajra, jowar or jwari, onion the most favored commercial crop is cotton. Majority of the population in the rural area speaks Ahirani (a dialect of Marathi) language, however Marathi is more widely spoken in the urban areas. Around 26.11% population of Dhule district resides in urban area.Dhule district is famous for the production of pure milk. Milk cattle used to be fed with cotton pend (cattle feed made by using cotton extract), which would produce rich quality milk. Customers in Delhi once upon a time used to wait for the delivery of milk from here.

Dondaicha in this district is the only town in the State to produce glucose, sugar, and other products from maize. District is also famous for production and market of chilies.The Dhule District is a part of Maharashtra's historical region of Khandesh. Although for administrative purpose it is now clubbed to Nashik Division.


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Jayakumar Jitendrasinh Rawal

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List of talukas of Maharashtra

The Table below list all the talukas (tahsils/tehsils) of all the thirty-six districts in the Indian state of Maharashtra, along with district-subdivision and urban status information of headquarters villages/towns, as all talukas are intermediate level panchayat between the zilla panchayat (district councils) at the district level and gram panchayat (village councils) at the lower level.

Major State Highway 1 (Maharashtra)

Maharashtra Major State Highway 1, commonly referred to as MH MSH 1, is a major state highway that runs south through Dhule and Nandurbar districts in the state of Maharashtra. This state highway touches numerous cities and villages VIZ. Songir, Chimthane, Dondaicha, Nimgul, Shahada, Dhadgaon, Kathi, Molgi, Wadifali and then proceeds south-west towards Maharashtra-Gujarat state border. This highway enters in Gujarat State near Wadifali village which is on border of Nandurbar district of Maharashtra and Narmada district of Gujarat and ends at Dumkhal village which is just 15 km South-East of Sardar Sarovar Dam.

Malkhed railway station

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Its Indian Railways station code is MLR. It serves Malkhed town in Amravati district and its nearby areas. Currently 6 trains stop at Malkhed railway station

Nashik division

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Nimgul is a small village in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Sindkheda taluka of Dhule District.

Sindkheda (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

Sindkheda Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the five constituencies of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) located in the Dhule district of the state in western India.This Vidhan Sabha segment is a part of the Dhule Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely, Dhule Rural and Dhule City from the Dhule district and Malegaon Central, Malegaon Outer and Baglan in the Nashik district.

Sindkheda railway station

Sindkheda railway station is located near Sindkheda town of Dhule district, Maharashtra. Its code is SNK. It has two platforms. Passenger, MEMU, Express and Superfast trains halt here.

Sonwad Dam

Sonwad Dam, is an earthfill dam on Sonwad river near Sindkheda, Dhule district in the state of Maharashtra in India.

State Highway 10 (Maharashtra)

State Highway 10, commonly referred to as MH SH 10, is a normal state highway that runs south through Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Dhule districts in the state of Maharashtra, India. This state highway touches the cities of Dondaicha, Shevade, Mehergaon, Kusumbe, Malegaon, Manmad, Yeola, Kopargaon, Shirdi Rahata, Rahuri, Ahmednagar, Kashti, Daund.


Virdel is a village in Sindkheda Taluka, Dhule district of Maharashtra, India. The taluka headquarters is 7.3 km away, and district headquarters Dhule is 48 km from town.

Virdel also has a railway station by the named Virdel Road. The station code is VRD. Virdel station falls on Nandurbar to Jalgaon branch line.


Vishwas Rao (March 7, 1741 – January 14, 1761) was the eldest son of Balaji Baji Rao, Peshwa of Pune of the Maratha Empire and also was the heir to the title of Peshwa of Maratha Empire. His head got hit by a stray canon fired by a baloch during the period of the most intense fighting (Approx. between 01pm and 02:30pm) at Third Battle of Panipat. He died fighting on the front lines. Marathas were winning the battle but some stood ahead of the canons creating a problem for Ibrahim Khan Gardi to fire canons. Upon hearing about Shrimant Vishwasrao's death Malharrao Holkar fled the field with at least 500 soldiers and sardars. This resulted in the outnumbering of Marathas and eventual defeat.

Shrimant Vishwasrao had received training in administration and warfare from the age of 8 years. He had impressed the Maratha infantry by his performance at Sindkheda and Udgir battle 1760. His speciality was Bow and Arrow or Dhanurvidya along with Sword fighting. During Udgir battle, he was unstoppable with the bow and arrow while mounted on the elephant.

Although Vishwas Rao was first exposed to actual warfare at Sindkheda near Hyderabad, against Nizam in 1756, he was the nominal Commander of Maratha Forces and the Peshwa's representative during Third Battle of Panipat under guidance of his uncle Sadashivrao Bhau.

At the time of the battle, the Maratha Empire was in control of about 2/3rd of present India and some parts of Pakistan.

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