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Thoubal District of Manipur at a Glance

About Thoubal District :

The district of Thoubal, which occupies the bigger portion of the eastern half of the Manipur Valley, takes the shape of an irregular and triangular with its base facing north. The district came into existence from 24th May, 1983. It lies between 23° 45′ N and 24°45′ N latitude and 93°45′ E and 94°15′ E longitude. It is bounded on the north by Imphal district, on the east by Ukhrul and Chandel districts, on the south by Chandel and Churachandpur districts and on the west by the districts of Imphal and Bishnupur. It has an area of 514 sq.kms. Important rivers that flow through the district are the Imphal and the Thoubal. Agriculture Is the most important source of livelihood for the people of the district. More than 70 per cent of the total population of the district are directly or indirectly depended on agricultural activities. The district has two community development blocks one within each sub-division. The places of tourist interest in the district are Khongjom, Sugnu, Waithou, Kakching, Thoubal and Pallel

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Tourist Places :

Khongjom :
It is situated above 10 kms. to the south of Thoubal, the district headquarters ( 32 kms from Imphal ). It is the place where last war of Manipur’s independence was fought between the Manipuri and the British soldiers. It has got a memorial erected on a small hillock, Khongjom is well served by the National highway. An eight-bedded Tourist home has been functioning there since 1988.

Sugnu :
Situated 74 kms. from Imphal, the place is an important trading centre on the south of the district. From it a Beautiful view of the Imphal river can be seen. It is on the Imphal – Sugnu State highway.

Waithou :
The place is important for its scenic beauty. There is an inspection bunglow on the hill-side over looking the Waithou Lake. The place is noted for its tasteful pineapples. An exotic and delicious variety of local fish known as ‘Ngaton’ used to be available at this place abundantly till a few years back from now. It is on the National highway about 3 kms. from the district headquarters.

Kakching :
It is the sub-divisional headquarters of Kakching sub-division and is a famous trading centre of a variety of vegetables, fishes and rice next to Thoubal, the biggest town in the district. The place is easily approachable from the National highway and is connected to the other State highways.

Thoubal :
It is the district headquarter of Thoubal district and also the sub-divisional headquarters of Thoubal sub-division. Situated at a distance of 22 kms. from Imphal, the National highway No. 39 divides the town almost into halves from north to south length-wise. The Thoubal river flows through the centre of the town from east to west. It is the biggest town in the district and is one of the most important trading centre of the district. The town has all the infrastructures of a fast developing urban area.

Pallel :
It is a place situated at the border of Thoubal and Chandel districts and is the meeting place of plain areas of Thoubal and the hill areas of Chandel. Indo-Myanmar road from Imphal to Moreh passes through it. With its hills and rivers the place has a beautiful landscape. Typical agricultural Products and nice handicrafts of the hilly people are regularly found in its daily market.

 

Osmanabad District of Maharashtra at a Glance

About Osmanabad District :

Osmanabad district lies in the southern part of state. Most of the district area is rocky while the remaining part is plain. The height of district is 600 mm above sea level. Most part of the district is surrounded by small mountain called “Balaghat”. Bhoom, Washi, Kalamb, Osmanabad & Tuljapur Tahsil lie in the range of this Balaghat mountain.Some part of the major rivers like Godawari and Bhima come under this district.

The district is located on east side of Marathwada region within North latitude 17.35 to 18.40 degree and east latitude 75.16 to 76.40 degree.

The area of district is 7512.4 sq. km out of which 241.4 sq km is urban area ( 3.21 % of total area ) and 7271.0 sq km is rural area ( 96.79 % of total area)

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Tourist Places :

Shri Tuljabhavani :

Tuljapur, the one amongst three and half Shakti Peethas (abodes of cosmic powers) of the state, is situated in Maharashtra, wherein resides the Mother Goddess Tulja Bhavani. She is also fondly revered as Aai (mother) Ambabai, Jagdamba, Tukai by her devotees who throng in millions to Tuljapur for her Darshan and for seeking her blessings. As a divine Mother, she protects her children from the sins of evil desires, selfishness, jealousy, hatred, anger and ego. At the same time, TuljaBhavani symbolizes the power of the Supreme Being that maintains moral order and righteousness in the universe.

TuljaBhavani is also described as the impressive and formidable goddess in Hindu Puranas. She is known for combating demons who threaten the stability of the universe. She killed the Demon (asur) called Kukur, who, endowed with supernatural powers, had become arrogant and a great menace to the social and moral order of the day. When the Goddess appeared to kill him, the demon assumed the form of a ferocious buffalo (mahisha) and challenged her for a combat. She vanquished him in the battle and killed him and from then onwards, she became popularly known as “Mahishasur Mardini”, the one who killed the demon called Mahishasur. In Maharashtra, TuljaBhavani worship is of great antiquity and innumerable royal houses and their nobles have been devotees. She is the Family Deity ( Kuldaivat) of most of the Maharashtiran families, including the great Bhonsla dynasty , whose most celebrated progeny was Great Shivaji, the founder of Hindavi Swarajya. Legend has it that it was Tuljabhavani who gifted the Bhavani sword to Shivaji to vanquish his opponents in the battlefield

Shri Saint Goroba Kaka :

Saint Goroba was born in Ter(Dhoki) in the year 1267. Hence the village is popular & known as “Goroba Ter”. The temple of Saint Goroba is also one of the attraction for Tourist & pilgrimage visiting to Osmanabad dist. The temple was built in 13th century after the death of Saint Goroba in 1317.This square shaped temple is constructed fully with stone & is one of the best model in architecture. They have also constructed one “Sabha Mandap” to perform religious & cultural activities. Mostly the pilgrimage those are from rural area & are offenly visiting to Pandharpur and Tuljapur visit here on their return journey

Dharashiv Caves :

The dharashiv caves are situated 8 Kms away from Osmanabad city in Balaghat Mountains. The caves were taken note of by Archaeological Department and mentioned in the book “Archaeological survey of India” by James Verges. There are total 7 caves in the Balaghat Mountain lane. The first cave is without any statue with small open space .The second cave consists of a statue with Artistic work on right side of statue. The art work is of gandharva era. The fourth cave is with open space without any statue inside. The statue in the sixth cave is damaged while the seventh cave has no statue. That this is an ancient place is shown by the caves excavated in the hill at a distance of about eight miles.

These caves were originally Buddhist, but were later converted into monuments of the Jain religion and fresh caves were also excavated nearby. Of this we shall speak later. There are some more Buddhist caves excavated in the hills, about 8 miles from Dharashiva. The earlier of them are referred by Burgess to the middle of the 7th century A. D. Cave No. II is modeled on the plan of the Vakataka caves at Ajanta. It has a central hall measuring 80 feet by 80 feet, with 14 cells for the residence of the Bhiksus and garbhagraha with a colossal image of the Buddha in Pamasana. From the hoods of a serpent spread over its head, it is supposed by some to be the image of the Jaina Tirthankara Paravanatha, but the figures of deer with a dharmacakra between them on the pedestal indicate that it is that of Gautama Buddha. Another cave (No. III) has a hall of 59’ by 59’, closely resembling Cave No. I. Later some Jain caves (No. V and VI) were excavated on the same hill. They are described in the Prakrt work Karakandacariu as excavated by the king Karakanda, who came to know about the earlier caves from the prince Siva of Terapura (Tagara).

The Karakandacariu is a work of the 11th century A. D. so these later caves were probably excavated in the 9th or 10th century A. D. during the age of Rastrakutas. As per the historical survey of caves they were built in 5th century B.C. There is severe differences between historical researchers & archaeological intelligence regarding religion i.e. whether the caves belongs to Buddha or Jain. There is also strong differences regarding the era of when the caves where built. Recently in 1996 with help of World Bank few parts of cave have been repaired.

Nashik District of Maharashtra at a Glance

About Nashik District :

Nashik District is located between 18.33 degree and 20.53 degree North latitude and between 73.16 degree and 75.16 degree East Longitude at Northwest part of the Maharashtra state, at 565 meters above mean sea level. The District has great mythological background. Lord Rama lived in Panchvati during his vanvas. Agasti Rushi also stayed in Nashik for Tapasya. The Godavari river originates from Trimbakeshwar in Nashik. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas also at Trimbakeshwar. Nashik has to its credit many well known and towering personalities like Veer Sawarkar, Anant Kanhere , Rev. Tilak, Dadasaheb Potnis, Babubhai Rathi, V.V. Shirwadkar and Vasant Kanetkar just name few. Nashik is also known as Mini Maharashtra, because the climate and soil conditions of Surgana, Peth, Igatpuri resembles with Konkan, Niphad, Sinnar, Dindori, Baglan blocks are like Western Maharashtra and yeola, Nandgaon and Chandwad blocks are like Vidarbha Region. Nashik, Malegaon, Manmad, Igatpuri are some of the big cities situated in the Nashik District.

At a Glance :

Nashik is famous for Historical & Religious places.
North south length is 120 kms
East West length is 200 kms
Total area of the District is 15530 sq kms
Maximum 12% of area is occupied by Malegaon Tehsil
Smallest area 3.63% occupied by Peint Tehsil
2nd Smallest Tehsil is Deola occupied space is 3.81%
Rest 12 Talukas occupied 5 to 9 % of the area

Nashik district is having 7 sugar factories out of which 5 sugar factories are run on co-operative basis

Nashik also have one cotton mill run on co-operative basis

Nashik District also have following renowned institutions 

 India Security Press ( ISP)

 Currency Note Press (CNP)

 Defence Ministries Fighter Plane (MIG) Production Unit HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited)

 Artillery Centre at Deolali

 Thermal Power Station

 Maharashtra Engineering Research Institute ( MERI )

 Maharashtra State Health University

 Yashwantrao Chavan Mahrashtra open university ( YCMOU )

 Maharashtra Police Academy ( MPA )

Nashik District is located between 18.33 degree and 20.53 degree North latitude and between 73.16 degree and 75.16 degree East Longitude at Northwest part of the Maharashtra state, at 565 meters above mean sea level. The District has great mythological background. Lord Rama lived in Panchvati during his vanvas. Agasti Rushi also stayed in Nashik for Tapasya. The Godavari river originates from Trimbakeshwar in Nashik. One of the 12 Jyotirlingas also at Trimbakeshwar. Nashik has to its credit many well known and towering personalities like Veer Sawarkar, Anant Kanhere, Rev. Tilak, Dadasaheb Potnis, Babubhai Rathi, V.V. Shirwadkar and Vasant Kanetkar just name few. Nashik is also known as Mini Maharashtra, because the climate and soil conditions of Surgana, Peth, Igatpuri resembles with Konkan, Niphad, Sinnar, Dindori, Baglan blocks are like Western Maharashtra and yeola, Nandgaon & Chandwad blocks are like Vidarbha Region. Nashik, Malegaon, Manmad, Igatpuri are some of the big cities situated in the Nashik District.

Recently two talukas are created in the District making the total talukas to 15. Out of 15 blocks in the District, as many as 8 blocks viz Surgana, Peth, Igatpuri, Kalwan, Baglan, Dindori, Trimbakeshwar & Nashik are tribal blocks. The district also identified as tribal by the State Government. Many important rivers of Maharashtra originate in the district. Godavari which is popularly known as Ganga of South India originates at holy place Trimbakeshwar. Another major river is Girna. Other rivers are Darna,Mosam, Aram, Vaitarna, Manyad and Kadwa.

Though average rainfall of the District is between 2600 and 3000 mm, there is wide variation in the rainfall received at various blocks. Most of the rainfall is received at various blocks. Most of the rainfall is received from June to September. The maximum temperature in summer is 42.5 degree centigrade and minimum temperature in winter is less than 5.0 degree centigrade. Relative humidity ranges from 43% to 62%. Climate of the Nashik is generally compares with that of Banglore and Pune because of its pleasant nature. However in recent years it is noticed that the temperature  is increasing and the rainfall is decreasing due to industrialization and fast deforestation.

Bajra is important crop of the District. However other crops like wheat, paddy and other cereals are also grown in various parts of the District. Paddy is mainly grown in Tribal belt i.e. Igatpuri, Peth, and Surgana Blocks. Vegetables and Onion were main cash crops for last 30 years. Because of variety of vegetables and its supply to Mumbai, the District was known as Backyard of Mumbai. After establishment of sugar factories, Sugarcane has acquired important position in the agriculture economy of the District. One sugar factory under private sector at Ravalgaon and other sugar factories under co-operative sector at Niphad, Ranwad, Palse, Materewadi and Vithewadi are functioning in the District. Economic development in the rural area with speed started only after establishment of sugar factories. The Government has granted permission for starting four sugar factories under private sector as a result of the liberalisation. One sugar factory in private sector has started functioning in Satana Block (Dwarkadhish) This development was however concentrated around the existing sugar factories. Since last 20 years the grape has acquired dominance on the agricultural economy of District. Due to water shortage in Kalwan, Deola, Baglan and Malegaon blocks the farmers have shifted to Pomegranate from sugar cane and grape crops. Some progressive farmers are cultivating flowers in green houses. These developments also indicate that the farmers in the District adopt new technology and methods of cultivation very fast.

The district has been identified for the purpose of establishment of Wine Park and Food Park.

Climate in the District is also suitable for allied activities such as Dairy, Poultry, and Sheep & Goat rearing. There are two large units of poultry viz. C & M Groups and Ashok Kumar Hatcheries in Nashik. Few years back some farmers have tried to establish medium sized goat rearing units under stall-fed conditions. However the results are not encouraging. Dairy has been identified as Key activity under S.G.S.Y. in almost all the blocks. The district has unlimited potential for dairy activity. Allied activities have also very good scope, as the gigantic market of Mumbai is at the doorstep of the District.

Since last 6-8 years, industrial development has picked up the speed, particularly after declaration of a five-star mega industrial estate on 2700 ha. Land in Sinnar block. There are 174 medium and large industrial units employing 75,834 people. Many reputed and large companies like Mahindra & Mahindra, MICO, Siemens, Crompton Greaves, Kirloskar, Reymond steel, Jindal, Brook Bond, L & T, Ceat, VIP, Carbon Everflow, Garware, Jyoti Structures, Samsonite, Datar Switch Gears, Glaxo India etc. have established their units in the District. Prestigious project IDEM of Mahindra & Mahindra is established in Nashik very recently. Some of the important Public Sector establishments like India Security Press, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Currency Note Press and Thermal Power Station etc. are also located in the District. These industries have brought the District on the National & International map. In addition to these industries the District also has national level institutes like (I) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Institute of Rural Technology & Training run by KVIC and (ii) Indian Institute of Numismatic Studies & Research at Trimbakeshwar.

In remote areas like Surgana Block, many tribals are engaged in Carpet weaving. Export quality carpets are prepared in and around Umbarthan (Tal. Surgana) NABARD has selected Yeola Block for Development of Paithani Cluster. Nashik has also witnessed electronic development in the recent times. A software Technology Park (STP) is established in Nashik. The city has already registered many websites.

Tourist Places :

Shree Kalaram Mandir

Kalaram Mandir is situated within the Panchvati area of Nashik City. This temple is situated at a distance of 3 km from Central Bus.

City buses and auto rickshaws are available from various corners of the city to reach the temple. This temple is supposed to stand on the spot where Lord Ram lived during hid exile. It was built in 1782 by Sardar Rangrao Odhekar on the site of an old wooden temple. The work is said to have lasted twelve years, 2000 persons being daily employed. It is one of the finest modern temples of Ramji in western India. The temple has a seventeen feet high wall of plain dressed stone which surrounds a well kept enclosure 245 feet long and 105 broad. It has seperate sabhamandap which is 75’*31’’*12 which is open from all sides. The temple has standing images of Lord Rama, Sita, Laxmana are of black stone and around 2 feet height. The Ramnavami festival is celebrated in Chaitra (March-April).

 

Khandoba Temple

This temple is situated on small hill in Deolali Cantonment area.

Shri Khandoba Maharaj is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and this temple dedicated to him is reportedly over 500 years (five hundred) old. As per mythology, the incarnation of Lord Shiva into Shri Khandoba is because two brothers amongst the demons Malla Daitya and Mani Daitya pleased Lord Shiva with their prayers and obtained his blessings that nobody on earth could kill them. Brothers after getting the boon from Lord Shiva however became power drunk and started harassing the common people, saints and sages. This could not be tolerated by Lord Shiva and he himself incarnated as Shri Khandoba and killed both the demons. After killing them, Lord Shiva relaxed on this hill and hence this temple is called ‘Vishramgadh’. The hill is popularly known as Khandobachi Tekadi.

Kavnai -Kapildhara Tirtha

Nashik City in Igatpuri Taluka Bus services are not so developed therefore private vehicle is required to visit this place. Nearest Railway station is Igatpuri at a distance of approximately 12 km by road.

It is said that Sant Sri Gajanan Maharaj did meditation in this area. It has serene nature. It is situated at the foot of Kawanai fort . Kapildhara tirtha has various temples with adjacentMata Kamakshi temple. A natural aquifer flowing throughout the year is considered sacred,

Kushavart Tirtha-Trimbakeshwar

Kushavart Tirtha is situated at the heart of Trimbakeshwar town 400 mts away from Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga temple.

This 21 ft deep Kund was built in 1750 having natural aquifers. It is said to be the place from where sacred river Godavari remerges after disappearing at Bramhagiri hills, and hence the superior holiness of this Tirtha.

Mangi Tungi Temple

from Nashik ,located in Satana Taluka. Mangi is the western pinnacle which is 4,343 ft high above sea level andTungi is the eastern pinnacle which is 4,366 ft high above sea level.

Mangi Tungi is a famous holy place for pilgrimage. This is a Siddha Kshetra where Ram, Hanuman, Sugriva, Nal, Neel, Mahaneel, Gava, Gavaksha and so many others, Total 99 Carores of ascetics attained salvation full & final freedom from world and went to Siddha Shila or Moksha, from where no one returns to the world and enjoys the internal spiritual bliss for infinite time. This Holy place is also related to Lord Ram & Sita, Lord Krishna & his elder brother Balram. Bhilwadi is the base village of Mangi-Tungi.

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Balaji Temple

Nashik has two Balaji temples ,old is located near the banks of Godavari in old city while new Balaji Temple is located on Gangapur road near shri Someshwar Mandir Temple .

State transport buses are available which the cheapest mode of transportation in Nashik. Balaji Temple is 12 kms away from Central Bus Stand. It is also believed that Shri Balaji Maharaj saves His devotees from unfavorable grahadashas (planetary configurations)

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Chambhar Leni- Nashik

Chambhar leni is group of Jain temples (A.D.1100). These are situated on the outskirts of Nashik city near Ramshej fort.

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Dharma Chakra Prabhav Tirth, Vilholi, Nashik

It is located on the outskirts of Nashik city,Viholi 12kms from Nashik city on Nashik- Mumbai (NH3) .

Significance:

The construction work of this pilgrim Dharma chakra Prabhav Tirth was started up on the auspicious day of Vaishakh sh Sudh on the sixth of the vikram Samvat 2048; by Worshipful Acharya Shri Vijay Bhuvan Bhanu Soorishwarji Maharaj, the Chaturvidh Sangh’s mammoth presence was graced on the occasion. The events of execution work of the ‘Tirth Chalapratishtha’ of the idol of Mantradhiraj Parshwanath Prabhu in the holy Devakulika were witnessed by thousands of Jains & non- Jains with great admiration.

The holy Temple of the Triloknath is of three floorings; reigning over the three realms, the four directions magnificent replicas of the great pilgrims such as siddhachal, Abu, Girnar, Samet Shikhar etc. are designed outside it. At the basement, a 12 feet high idol of the Lord Mahavir is set. The idol is escorted by the four Godly Moolnayaks. The 108th Lord Parshwanath looks graceful, while Ashtapada Mahatirth is established in the crest of the monument.

Tapovan

Tapovana or the Forest of Austerities is located hardly 1.5 km on the downstream of Panchwati on Godavari river.

Once a part of the holy Dandakaranya forest, Tapovan is a pictorial spot and has a close association with the epic Ramayana. Lord Ram who is believed to have lived on fruits collected by Lakshmana from this forest. Besieged in the richness of lush greenery, Tapovan presents a tranquil ambience. At this place Lakshmana cut the nose of Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana . Therefore the city gets its name Nashik. This sacred place has temples of Ram Parnakuti, Laxmana. At the time of Sinhastha Kumbhamela majority of Sadhus camp at Tapovan .

State transport buses are available which the cheapest mode of transportation in Nashik. Balaji Temple is 12 kms away from Central Bus Stand. It is also believed that Shri Balaji Maharaj saves His devotees from unfavorable grahadashas (planetary configurations)

Gondeshwar temple sinnar

It is located at Sinnar near Nashik.It is located at 32 km from Nashik city. State transport buses are the cheapest mode of travel.Nearest Railway Station is the Nashik Road which is at a distance of approximately 40 km by road. It is a beautiful Mahadeo temple built in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture. The Hemadpanth Style temple is one of the few structures of this style still in good shape.


Kailas Math/ Bhaktidham

It is located in Panchwati area near Peth naka. It is also called as Bhaktidham. It has temples of various deities. Kailas Math is a old religious ashram where Vedas are being taught .Established in the year 1920 by H.H. Swami Hridayanand Maharaj.The institution was headed by renowned Acharyas. Month long religious celebrations are held during month of Shravana.


Muktidham Temple

MuktidhamTemple is located near to Nashik road railway station within Nashik city.

The temple is built in white Makrana marble. The white colour signifies holiness and peace. It has replicas of 12 Jyotirlingas, which have been built as per dimension of original deities and have been sanctified by sending them to their respective pilgrimage centers. The architecture of this temple is known to be very unusual. 18 chapters of the Gita are inscribed on the walls, which is a very unique style of this temple.

Panchvati

Panchvati is situated on the left banks of sacred river Godavari in Nashik city.

Close to Kalaram temple there are some very old and lofty banyan trees which are believed to be sprung from five banyans which gave its name to Panchvati.The name ‘Panchvati’ is derived from the words Panch which means five and Vati which means banyan tree. This is the site where Sita Gumph or Sita’s Cave is situated . Kalaram temple , Kapaleshwar temple, Ganga Godavari temple, Sunder Narayan temple, Talkuteshwar temple,temple, NilkantheshwarGoraram mandir Murlidhar Mandir,Tilbhandeshwar mandir, Balaji temple, Sandvyachi devi temple, Vitthal temple, Pataleshwar temple,Naroshankar temple, Ramkund, Karthikswami temple,Dutondya maruti , Katya maruti temple, Panchmukhi Hanuman temple , Bhadrakali temple,Katpurthala monuments are located in and around Panchavati area.Nashik has earned name of the Banaras of western India due to large no of temples.

Pandav Caves

These caves are located on hill at the outskirts of Nashik city on Nashik Mumbai road (NH3) Dadasaheb Phalke smarak is erected at the foots of this hill.

These caves are built on the Trirasmi hill about 3004 feet above the sea. These caves are the group of old Buddhist caves (B.C.250- A.D.600). Their northern frontage saves them from the sun and the south-west rains hence much of the carved work and many long and most valuable inscriptions have passed fresh amd unharmed through 1500-2000 years.. All the caves are great examples of intricate carving and craftsmanship but the 3, 10, 18 caves are a must see for their outstanding sculptures. Most of the caves have the magnificent idols of Buddha and or the popular Jain Teerthankaras. The caves had an excellent arrangement for water, with skillfully chiseled water tanks, exquisitely carved into the rocks.31

Trimbakeshwar Temple

Shri Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of about 28 km from Nashik City Trimbakeshwar is well connected by state transport buses.

Shri Trimbakeshwar Temple is located at a distance of about 28 km from Nashik, Maharashtra near the mountain named Brahamagiri from which the river Godavari flows. It was constructed by third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740-1760) on the site of an old temple.

Trimbakeshwar Temple is a religious centre having one of the twelve Jyotirlingas . The city of Trimbakeshwar is located at the foot of Brahamagiri hill ,height of which is 3000 feet above sea level. Trimbakeshwar Temple is maintained by Trimbakeshwar Temple Trust. They have constructed Shivprasad Bhakta Niwas which is having 24 rooms (2 bedded, 3 bedded, 5 bedded), conference hall, lift, hot water facilities.

Shri Nivruttinath was the elder brother of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwar.Shri Gahininath one of the nine Nath Gurus , accepted him as his disciple. Shri Saint Dnyaneshwar had accepted him as his Guru. Hence, also regarded as founder of Varkari Sampradaya. On his suggestion Saint Dnyaneshwar had written a commentary on Bhagvad Gita in Prakrut known as “Dnyaneshwari” so that it could be understood by common peoples. He had taken sanjivan Samadhi at the age of 24 years at Trimbakeshwar. Lakhs of Varkaris gathered at Trimbakeshwar on the occasion of yatra which is held on saint Nivruttinath punyatithi.

Shree Saptshrungi Gad, Vani

 

Shree Saptshrungi Gad is situated at a distance of 60 km from Nashik in Kalwan Tahsil.

The temple is situated at 4659 feet above sea level, on a hill surrounded by seven peaks. It is considered to be Ardha Shaktipeeth out of Sadetin Shakti Peeths in Maharashtra. The figure of the goddess is about eight feet high,carved in relief out of the natural rock. She has eighteen hands ,nine on each side,each hand grasping a different weapons. Saptashringa Gad is a place where Goddess Bhagawati dwells. Saptashringa signifies seven horned/mountain peaks. Nanduri village is situated at the foot of the Saptashringa Gad. The Saptashringi hill has variety of flora having medicinal worth.There are various kunds like Kalikund, Suryakund and Dattatraya Kund. Opposite to the Saptashrind, to the east, divided by the deep ravine, is Markanedya hill. This is said to have been the abode of the sage Maekendeya. During his lifetime, he used to recite Purans for the amusement of the Devi and written Durga Saptashati.Large fairs are held in Chaitra and Ashwin Navratra.

Seeta Gumpha

 

Sita gupha is situated in Panchawati area about 3 km away from the Nashik Central bus stand.

Significance:

It is said that Seeta stayed in this caves for some days during ‘exile. (Vanvas) The deities of Ram, Seeta and Laxman are placed inside the first main gummpha. In the second small gupha there is a Shivling . The main reason attributed for the Shivling is that Seeta used to worship God Shiva and she never took her meals before worshiping him. So for her convenience Shivling was placed in that gupha. It was in this cave that Lord Rama used to hide Sita when he had to leave her, and it was from here that Sita was carried by Ravana disguised as a bagger.

A room opposite to Seetagmupha is decorated with the scenes from Ramayana like Marich Vadha (i.e. Ram Killing Marich, the demon.), Seetaharan (the kidnapping of Seeta by Ravan).

Renuka Mata Temple- Chandwad

 

Renuka mata Temple was built by the queen Ahilyabai Holkar. This temple is situated on the outskirts of Chandwad town on Nashik- Dhule (NH 3) road. Chandreshwar Mahadeo Mandir and Ganpati temple are also located in the vicinity of this temple. A famous Rangmahal built by the Holkars is also must visit place in Chandwad.

Shree Someshwar Temple

 

Significance:

This temple is on the way to Gangapur dam, at a distance of 8km from Central Bus Stand. This is a temple of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of river Godavari. The area is covered with greenery, with a pleasant climate. Tourists can take pleasure of swimming and boating in the river. Someshwar has been a favorite location for many a film shootings. On the way to Someshwar, there is a village named Anandwalli. It is so named because Peshwas – Anandibai and Raghobadada, lived there for some time. The temple – Navasha Ganpati was built by them.

Ganga Godavri Temple

 

This temple is adjacent to Ramkund .

It was built in 1775 by Gopikabai Peshwe. Statue of Godavari and Bhagirath are placed inside the temple. The temple remains closed for 11 years, but opens on the day of Kartik Poornima (full moonlight) once in 12 years and kept open for a year in Simhastha period.

Ramkund Nashik

 

Ramkund is located along the bank of Godavari River. This place is situated at a distance of 2 km from Central Bus stand.

This is the holiest spot in Nashik as it is believed to be the place where Lord Rama used to bathe. It contains the bone dissolving Asthivilaya Tirth. It was built by Chitrarao Khatav, a landholder of Khatav in Satara in 1696havrao and was repaired by Gopikabai, the mother of Madhavrao the fourth Peshva. Peoples bring ashes of their deceased relatives and immerse it in Asthivilay kund. Ashes of big personalities like Pandit Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Y B Chavan and others had been immersed at Ramkund

 

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Method of Examination/ Exam Pattern

(1)       The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH medium only. All the questions will be in English language only.

(2)     The Entrance Examination will be of multiple choice type questions and each question will have four options. Out of the options, only one option is correct.

(3)       There will be total 200 in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

(4)       The Entrance test is of 150 minutes duration and the question paper consists of a total 200 questions

     Physics: 40

     Chemistry: 40

     Botany: 40

     Zoology: 40

     English: 40

(5)       1 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for wrong attempt.

(6)       The candidate will not do any rough work or writing work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself.

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JIPMER UG 2013

About JIPMER

The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) is both an educational institute that imparts undergraduate and postgraduate medical training and a working hospital that provides inexpensive medical care to a large number of patients. This is one of the top five medical schools in India. It is located at Pondicherry, the capital of the union territory of Puducherry, in southern India. JIPMER is an Indian central government funded institute with autonomy to run its internal administration and it is an institute of national importance and a tertiary care referral hospital that is under the direct administrative control of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, on par with similar medical institutes like AIIMS, PGI Chandigarh and Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS Lucknow.

JIPMER originated on 1 January 1823 as “Ecole de Médicine de Pondichéry,” a medical school established by the French imperial government in India to train French citizens in Pondichery. For a short period, it was called the Dhanvantri Medical College and, on July 13, 1964, it was rechristened as the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research. Today, the institution is universally known by the acronym JIPMER.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Application Procedure:

(1)      Applicants can submit their forms through online only.

(2)      Online registration will be open from 25th Mar, 2013 to 4th May, 2013.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Important Dates:

Last date of registration

04-05-2013

Uploading of Admit Card on website

15-05-2013

Date of examination

02-06-2013

Expected date of declaration of result

09-06-2013

Allotment of seat by Personal appearance

11, 12, 13 July 2013

Commencement of Course

15-07-2013

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JIPMER MBBS 2013 Eligibility Criteria:

(i)       The Applicant should be an Indian National.

(ii)      Age:

Minimum age of the candidate should have 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December 2013, the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S., i.e. they should have been born on or before 01-01-1997. (Request for relaxation from the prescribed age limit will not be considered for any category of applicants).

(iii)     Qualification:

The applicants should have passed the qualifying examinations in the manner mentioned below:

(a) Applicant should complete 10+2 or equivalent Examination, comprising Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and Mathematics (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) or any other elective with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.

(b) The applicant must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio-technology at the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination. For candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribe or Other Backward Classes / OPH the marks obtained in the Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Bio-technology taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination is 40%.

(c) For OPH candidates in general category the minimum marks taken together in the qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination will be 45%

(d) The Candidates who have passed the qualifying examination other than those mentioned above will have to submit an Eligibility Certificate before admission is finalized. Obtaining such an Eligibility Certificate from Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi is essential for OCI and Foreign Nationals who are nominated by Govt. of India for admission to JIPMER M.B.B.S. Course.

(iv)     For Foreign Nationals:

(a) The nominations for foreign nationals if any are made only by the Govt. of India. Candidates are, therefore, advised to correspond with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and not with this Institute.

(b) The nominations for foreign nationals if any are made only by the Govt. of India. Candidates are, therefore, advised to correspond with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and not with this Institute.

(v)       Applicants who have appeared the qualifying examination in March / April 2013 and whose results have not yet been declared can also apply for admission, if other eligibility criteria (i) (ii) & (iii) are satisfied.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Exam Centres:

The list of Exam center is given below. In case any unforeseen circumstance, a center can be cancelled at any point of time and a new center can be allotted en block with due intimation in JIPMER website. Candidates/Parents are therefore required to browse JIPMER website periodically for updated information.

In case sufficient numbers of candidates are not opting for a center, the center will be cancelled.

1. Bengaluru

2. Bhopal

3. Chandigarh

4. Chennai

5. Coimbatore

6. Guwahati

7. Jaipur

8. Kolkata

9. New Delhi

10. Puducherry

11. Pune

12. Thiruvananthapuram

13. Trichy

14. Vijayawada

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Syllabus:

The questions for JIPMER MBBS Entrance Examination 2013 will be based on the syllabus for XI & XII Standard as prescribed by State Board Hr. Sec. and CBSE.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Method of Examination/ Exam Pattern:

(1)       The examination shall be conducted in ENGLISH medium only. All the questions will be in English language only.

(2)     The Entrance Examination will be of multiple choice type questions and each question will have four options. Out of the options, only one option is correct.

(3)       There will be total 200 in the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

(4)       The Entrance test is of 150 minutes duration and the question paper consists of a total 200 questions

     Physics: 40

     Chemistry: 40

     Botany: 40

     Zoology: 40

     English: 40

(5)       1 marks will be awarded for each correct answer. There is no negative marking for wrong attempt.

(6)       The candidate will not do any rough work or writing work on the Answer Sheet. All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet itself.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Hall Ticket:

Applicants can download Hall ticket from 15th May, 2013 onwards. Hall tickets for the entrance examination shall be available for download to candidates whose applications are complete in all respects. The hall ticket will contain roll number, name, photo, signature and venue of the examination. To rectify discrepancy if any the candidate should contact the help desk immediately. Hall ticket can be downloaded from the JIPMER website.

JIPMER MBBS 2013 Publication of Result/ Merit List:

(1)      Result will be published on or before 9th June, 2013.

(2)    A merit list will be drawn on the basis of the total marks of 200 obtained in the Entrance Examination by the candidates. Candidates will become eligible for inclusion in the merit list only if they secure the minimum percentage of marks as indicated below.

CATEGORY

Minimum Marks in Admission Test (%)
Unreserved (UR)/OCI

50

Unreserved (UR) – OPH

45

SC / ST / OBC

40

(3)       There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of answer sheets.

Contact Details:

JIPMER,
Dhanvantri Nagar,
Gorimedu, Puducherry-605006.
Telephone:
(0413)2272380-90(11 Lines), 2272132, 2272181, 2272337/38/39, 2272342