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Jejuri

Jejuri
जेजुरी
Jejurigadh (जेजुरीगड)
City
Khandoba Temple of Jejuri
Khandoba Temple of Jejuri
Nickname(s): Khandobachi Jejuri
Jejuri is located in Maharashtra
Jejuri
Jejuri
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates:
Country
State Maharashtra
Pune District [Tehsil Purandar, Pune]]
Elevation 718 m (2,356 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,000
Demonym(s) Jejurikar
Official
 • Language Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 412303
Telephone code +91-2115
Vehicle registration MH-12,MH-14,MH-42
Website .in.jejuriwww

Jejuri is a city and a municipal council in Pune district in the Western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous for the main temple of Lord Khandoba.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • How to reach 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Khandoba Temple 4
  • Gallery 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • Bibliography 8

Geography

Jejuri is located at.[1] It has an average elevation of 718 metres (2355 feet).

How to reach

Jejuri is situated 48 km from Pune in Maharashtra State. Jejuri can be reached is by Road or Rail from Pune. Number of State Transport buses ply from Pune. It can be reached by Express trains from Pune Railway Station. GKP LTT Express Train no.15018 departure 0450 hrs from Pune PN arrival Jejuri JJR 0548 hrs, Maharshtra Express Train no.11040 departure 0450 hrs from Pune PN arrival Jejuri JJR 0549 hrs Koyana Express Train no.11029 departure 0045 hrs from Pune PN arrival Jejuri JJR 0148 hrs Sahyadri Express Train no.11023 departure 2205 hrs from Pune PN arrival Jejuri JJR 2308 hrs.These trains runs all days.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] Jejuri had a population of 12,000. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jejuri has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 67%. In Jejuri, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Khandoba Temple

Jejuri Temple is located in the Jejuri town, which lies to the southeast of the Pune city of Maharashtra. The town is known for being the venue of one of the revered temples in the state, known as the Khandobachi Jejuri.[3] The temple is dedicated to Khandoba, also known as Mhalsakant or Malhari Martand or Mylaralinga. Khandoba is regarded as the 'God of Jejuri' and is held in great reverence by the Dhangars, one of the oldest tribes in India.

Jejuri Khandoba Temple can be easily divided into two separate sections - the Mandap and Garbhagriha.

Gallery

See also

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jejuri
  2. ^
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Bibliography

  • Günter-Dietz Sontheimer: Some Incidents in the History of the Khandoba. In: Asie du Sud. Traditions et changements. VIth European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies 1973. Hrsg. von M. Gaborieau u. A. Thorner, Paris 1979, S. 11-117.


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