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Amravati District,Maharashtra

Amravati District is a District of Maharashtra state in central India. Amravati is the administrative headquarters of the district.

The district is situated between 20°32′ and 21°46′ north latitudes and 76°37′ and 78°27′ east longitudes. The district occupies an area of 12,235 km². The district is bounded by Betul District of Madhya Pradesh state to the north, and by the Maharashtra districts of Nagpur to the northeast, Wardha to the east, Yavatmal to the south, Washim to the southwest, and Akola and Buldhana districts to the west.

History

In 1853, the present-day territory of Amravati district as a part of Berar Province was assigned to the British East India Company, following a treaty with the Nizam of Hyderabad. After the Company took over the administration of the province, it was divided into two districts. The present-day territory of the district became part of North Berar district, with headquarters at Buldhana. Later, the province was reconstituted and the territory of the present district became part of East Berar district, with headquarters at Amravati. In 1864, Yavatmal District (initially known as Southeast Berar district and later Wun district) was separated. In 1867, Ellichpur District was separated but in August, 1905, when the whole province was reorganized into six districts, it was again merged into the district. In 1903, it became part of the newly constituted province of Central Provinces and Berar. In 1956, Amravati district became part of Bombay State and after its bifurcation in 1960, it became part of Maharashtra state.

Geography

The climate is tropical and most people wear cotton clothes. In summer temperatures can go up to higher than 47 °C (117 °F).

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Amravati one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Languages
Vernaculars include Bhalay, spoken by about 9000 in the district
Prominent persons

  • Gadge Maharaj [1876-1956], Social reformer
  • Rastra Sant Tukdoji Maharaj [1900-1968], Social reformer
  • Pratibha Patil, First woman President of India[2008-2012].
  • Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh [1888-1965], Social reformer, educationist and Central Agriculture Minister.
  • Dr Abasaheb Khedkar, First President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee.
  • Suresh Bhat [1932-2003], Marathi poet – Marathi Ghazal Samrat
  • Hemant Kanitkar, Indian cricketer – 1974
  • Places of interest

  • Melghat Tiger Reserve, of Project Tiger
  • Chikhaldara Hill Station is 85 km from Amravati via Paratwada
  • Gugarnal National Park
  • Wan Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gawilgarh Fort
  • Ambadevi temple – Historic place to visit and it is ancient one, related with Rukhminiharan
  • Manjarkhed Kasba, Historic place to visit and it is ancient one, Temple tirth kshetra Shree pataleshwar v gupteshwar deostan.
  • Savanga vithoba, Awadhut Maharaj Temple.
  • Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal (HVPM) Institute – India’s Biggest Sport Institute[citation needed]
  • Koudanyapur Birth Place of RukminiKoundanyapur
  • Shahanur Dam, Anjangaon Surji
  • Simbhora Dam(upper wardha dam), Morshi
  • Salbardi pilgrimage of Lord SHIVA, Morshi
  • Vedhapur pilgrimage of Lord Hanuman-ji, Warud
  • Musalkheda pilgrimage of SAINT YASHWANT MAHARAJ, Warud
  • The Leprosy Mission Community Hospital, Kothara, Paratwada
  • Bahiram Fare in Dec-Feb, Paratwada
  • Dharkhora Water Fall, Paratwada
  • Bakadari Water Fall, Paratwada
  • Dattaziri & Ashtamahasiddhi Temple, Paratwada
  • Haud Katora, Achalpur-Paratwada
  • Chandrabhaga Dam, Paratwada
  • Vazzar Dam, Paratwada
  • Shah Dulha Rehman Gazi Dargha, Achalpur-Paratwada
  • Gayatri Temple, Paratwada
  • Muktagiri Temple, Paratwada
  • Deonath Math, Anjangaon Surji
  • Ekveera Temple, Murha, Anjangaon Surji
  • Vitthal Mandeer, Anjangaon Surji
  • Bettle Leave Farming, Anjangaon Surji
  • Saint Gulab Baba Ashram, Takarkheda, Anjangaon Surji
  • Khandeshwar Bhagawan Temple, Nandgaon Khandeshwar
  • Mozari Gurukunj, It is 35 km from Amravati city on Amravati- Nagpur National Highway No. 6. The place is famous for “Mahasamadhi (Tomb)” of great Sant (National Reformer) Rastrasant Tukdoji Maharaj. Lacks of people come to Mozari throughout year to attend various programs which are being organized to bring positive change in the society.
  • Riddhapur
  • Gulabrao maharaj Mandir, Chandur Bazar