Deulgaon Raja

Deulgaon Raja
Deulgaon Raja
—  city  —
Coordinates
Country India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Buldhana
Population 24,372 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Deulgaon Raja is a city and a municipal council in Buldhana district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

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Demographics

As of 2001 India census[1], Deulgaon Raja had a population of 24,372. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Deulgaon Raja has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79% and, female literacy is 63%. In Deulgaon Raja, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Deulgaon Raja has an old Balaji Temple which is also popularly known as "Tirupati" of Maharashtra.This temple is founded by Raje Jagdeorao Jadhav in 1665.He was from the 4th generation of Jadhav family after Raje Lakhojirao Jadhav (father of Raje Shivaji's mother,Jijabai).Trusteeship of Shri Balaji Sansthan is hereditarily with this Jadhav family.Present Hereditary Trustee is Raje Vijaysingh Jadhav.

Every year there is a local festival called 'Shri Balaji Maharaj Yatra' in the month of October.'Latha Mandapotsav' is major attraction of the Yatra.42 nos.of 'Mandaps'are erected in front of Lord Balaji's Temple with the help of 21 wooden pillars called 'Lata'.These wooden pillars are made from Teak wood.Height of each pillar is @ 30 feet & diameter is @ 1.0 foot.

Mandapotsav is celebrated one day before 'Dasara'.On the 10th day from 'Dasara', these wooden pillars are allowed to fall down after 'kirtan','kala'&'dahihandi'.It is also called as 'Lalit'..

Deulgaon Raja, {Dewalgdon). — Town in Buldana District, Berar. Latitude 20° n., longitude 76° e. Population {1881) 7025, namely, 3467 males and 3558 females. Of the total population, 5740 were returned as Hindus, 825 as Muhammadans, and 429 as Jains. The original name was Dewalwari, from a wdri or hamlet close by, founded by a descendant of the Jadon family. On the north is a small range of hills, and on the south the small river of Amni. The town is 60 miles east of Buldana. It was once fortified by a wall, now in ruins. The principal articles of trade are cotton and silk. There are about 240 Koshtis or weavers, of both sexes ; and of Sali's or workers in silk and cotton, about 1338. The Srawaks or Jain traders, who deal in cloth, are said to have come from the north about 300 years ago. The origin of the great Jadon family, a member of which founded Deulgaon, is uncertain. Lakhji Jadon Rao, w^ho came from Northern India, gave his daughter Jijia to Shahji the son of Maloji; and in 1627 she became the mother of Sivaji, the founder of the Maratha power. Rasoji, a natural son of one of the Jadon family, gained for himself the title of founder of Deulgaon, by enlarging the town. The hereditary dues enjoyed by the family were confiscated in 1851, when a body of Arabs under the command of Baji Rao, then head of the family, engaged in a severe fight against the Haidarabad contingent. Baji Rao died a State prisoner in 1856. Of all the dewasthdns in Berar, that of Balaji at Deulgaon, founded by the Jadon Rajas, is the most celebrated. At the annual fair held generally in October in honour of this deity, the offerings exceed half a Idkh of rupees, or ;£"5ooo in value. (http://www.archive.org/stream/imperialgazettee04hunt/imperialgazettee04hunt_djvu.txt)

Transport

Deulgaon Raja is well connected to main cities like Nagpur, Pune , Amravati, Aurangabad by road network. It is now will be connected by a four lane road to Chikhali and Jalna in turn to Mumbai.Nagpur-411 km,Aurangabad-89 km. Jalna 27 km

Educational institutions

Deulgaon Raja is a town hub for smaller villages for Educational Institutions like Schools, Colleges and Vocational training centres. Currently it has at least three large and well established vernacular institution -Shri Vyankatesh Arts, Commerce and Science College, Deulgaon Raja, Deendayal Vidyalaya,Deulgaon Raja Highschool and Shivaji Highschool. It also boast of English Medium schools. And Top Most School In Deulgaon Raja is DEULGAON RAJA HIGH SCHOOL, DEULGAON RAJA. In 2011 Top School in District for 10th Result.

The educational standard of these schools are recognised well in the nearby villages and lot of students join these schools once they finish Class 4 or Class 7 in their villages.

There are privately run Computer training institutes and also government run ITI centres for imparting Vocational training for people to be meaingfully employed.

The Khadakpurna project is also adding to the popularity of Deulgaon Raja.

References

Municipal council Has wesiate www.drajamc.org.in


Coordinates: 20°01′N 76°02′E / 20.017°N 76.033°E / 20.017; 76.033


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