Jalna District of Maharashtra at a Glance

Lok Sabha Constituencies in Jalna district, Maharashtra (MP Constituencies) Jalna
MLA Assembly Constituencies in Jalna district, Maharashtra Badnapur

About Jalna District :

Jalna district is approximately situated at the center part of Maharashtra state of Republic of India and in northern direction of Marathwada region. Specifically district lies between 19o1 north to 21o3 North Latitudes and 75o4 East to 76o4 East Longitude.

Jalna was formerly a part of Nizam State and after the Marathwada Mukti Sangram, became part of India, as a tahsil of Aurangabad district.

Jalna district erstwhile a part of Aurangabad district was formed on 1st May 1981 by carving out Jalna, Bhokardan, Jafrabad, Ambad tahsils of Aurangabad district and Partur tahsil of Parbhani district.The boundaries of Jalna district are adjacent to Parbhani & Buldhana on east, Aurangabad on west, Jalgaon on north and  Beed on south.Jalna district covers an area of 7,612 Sq.Kms, which is 2.47% of the total state area.

The district head quarter is at Jalna & well connected to state capital and national capital by broad gauge railway line. Major towns of the state are also connected by state highways. Jalna district is well known for it’s hybrid seed industries,  steel   re-rolling mills, bidi industry & agro based industries like dal mill.  The district is also known for the highest production of Sweet Lemon(Mosambi) in the state.

The peoples of Jalna district played a important role in the Marathwada MuktiSangram, in which Shri. Janardan Mama Nagapurkar of Jalna laid down his life for motherland

At a Glance :

Area 7612 Sq. K.M.
Geographical position 19.1 to 20.3 North Latitudes ,

75.4 to 76.4 East Longitude.

Weather Min. Temp. 10.50 0C
Average Rainfall 688.3 mm
Population       2001              2011
Total:-> 16.12 Lac       19.58 Lac
                                  Men :-> 8.26 Lac         10.15 Lac
                                 Women:-> 7.86 Lac          9.43 Lac
                                 Density:-> 209 Per k.m.   255 Per k.m.
                  Female/Male Ratio-> 952/1000        929/1000
Literacy                   2001                             2011
    Total:-> 64.52 %                      73.61%
                                  Male:-> 79.17 %                      85.25%
                                  Female:-> 49.25 %                      61.28%
No. Of Talukas (8) Jalna, Ambad, Bhaokardan, Badnapur, Ghansavangi, Partur, Mantha, Jafrabad
Sub-divisions (4) Jalna, Partur,Ambad, Bhokardan
Cities (4) Jalna, Bhokardan, Ambad & Partur
Villages 970
Panchyat Samities (8) Jalna, Ambad, Bhaokardan, Badnapur, Ghansavangi, Partur, Mantha, Jafrabad
Municipal Cuncils (4) Jalna, Bhokardan, Ambad, Partur
Gram Panchyats 781
Police Stations 16
Police Chowki 8
         Civil Hospitals 1
                         Rural Hospitals 8
                         PHC 40
ZP Primary Schools 1530
                             ZP High Schools 32
High Schools 205
                       Senior Colleges 7
Govt. ITI 8
                              Priv.ITI 4
                           Adm.Capacity 1928
                           Polytechnic 3
                           poly.Adm.cap. 190
                       Vocational Coll.  2
                        Adm.Capacity 240
Private Engineering College 1
Registered Industries 217
Registered working industries 190
Co-operative Sugar Factories 4
Production by Co-op. Sugar Factories 1,09,000 Tone
Spinning Mills 4
Road & Transport
   Rail Track 88 k.m.
   National Highway 22 k.m.
   State Highway 1054 k.m.
   Main Distict Roads 855 k.m.
   Other District Roads 729 k.m.
Rural Road Length 798 k.m.
   Total Road Lenght 3559 k.m.
Animal Husbandry
Total livestock 11,96,506
Bulls & Cows 4,07,478
Buffaloes 87,684
Sheep 27,034
Goats 2,24,636
Poultry 4,49,674
Co-op Societies 1894
Primary Agro Credit Co-op Society 569
Primary Agro Co-op Society member 266000
Co-operative milk societies 260
Loan by Prim. Agro Credit Society 29.23 Crore

Tourist Places :

Shree Ganesh Of Rajur

The GANESH temple of Rajur is situated in north  25 k.m. away from JALNA city. On every Chathurthi lots of pilgrims comes to pray the deity. A largely attended fair is  held at the temple on Angarika Chaturthi.

The Rajur is considered as one of the complete PITH of Lord Ganesh in Ganesh Puran.  Other PITH are at Morgaon, Chinchwad (Pune). The remaining HALF PITH  is Padmalaya.

The temple is under the renovation and it is in completion stage.

Temple Of Shree Ganesh, Rajur
The Matsyodari devi Temple  of  Ambad

The Matsyodari devi Temple  of  Ambad  situated in south   21 k.m.  away  from Jalna city. Matsyodari, so called because the temple is on the hill which resembles the shape of a fish (matsya).  It is believed to be one of the oldest temples in  the region.

A largely attended annual fair is held at the temple in October, in Navratra.

Mastyodari Devi, Ambad
Mastyodari temple, Ambad
Jamb Samartha , Ghansawangi

Jamb Samarth, the place where the Sant Ramdas swami born.
This place is in Ghansavangi tahsil of Jalna district.

The Samartha Ramdas was born on Chaitra Shukla Navami Shake 1530 (as per hindu Calender) at 12 P.M., exactly on the time of Ram Janma (Lord Rama’s birth) as the younger son of Suryajipant Thosar Kulkarni and Ranubai. His actual name was ‘Narayan’.

The Elder brother of Sant Ramdas swami was Gangadhar but he is known as ‘Shreshtha’ or ‘Rami Ramdas’. He was born on Margashirsha Vadhya Trayodashi Shake 1527.

A largely attended annual fair helds at the Ram temple On Ram Navami. This Ram temple is situated in Sant Ramdas swami’s home.

The Samrtha temple is built in the meory of Sant Ramdas swami. This temple is managed bya trust which was registered in 1943 by Nanasaheb Dev. The trust comprises 55 members and 11 trusties. Now this trust has its onw land of 240 Hector.

The facility of lodging bording is available by trust. This building is built in the donation received by Mother queen Holkar of Indore in the memory of Shri Devi Ahilyabai Holkar.

Samartha Ramdas Swami
Samartha Ramdas Swami Temple, Jamb
Jalicha Dev (Shri Chakradhar swami) Jaidevwadi

‘Jalicha Dev’ is the most important holy place for the Mahanubhav Panth people. It is belived that Shri Chakradhar Swami resided here for some time. It is in the Bhokardan Tahsil on north side.

Shree Chakradhar Swami, Jaidevwadi
Anandi Swami Temple , Jalna

This temple is 250 years old and was built by Maratha warrior  Mahadji Shinde, on the place where Shri Sant Anand Swami gone under ‘Samadhi’ in Old Jalna. On each Ashadhi Ekadashi a largly attended fair takes place.

Mamma Devi Temple ,Jalna

This temple is of  ‘Mamam ‘ Devi  and at Mastgad, Old Jalna. The daily Kirtan, Bhajan and other holy rituals are getting executed daily. Many people come for Darshan, sepcialy in Navratra.

Moti Baag, Jalna

The Sambhaji Udyan of Nagar Parishad popular by ‘Moti Bag’ is one of the attaction of the Jalna city. It is having a Beautiful Garden with green grass & colourful flowers, Play articles & Mini Train for the Childrens, a Beautiful Beach on the  of Moti Talav and the Colourful Music Karanje are the main attactions of the garden.

Kali Masjid At Jalna

There is old mosque situated at the Court Road, old Jalna named as Kali Masjid, where muslim community people take regural prayers and  EID Namaj is also arranged over there. The said mosque is nearabout 400 years old and  built in Black stone by the holy saint named as Jamshed Khan .

Guru Ganesh Bhavan At Jalna

Guru Ganesh Bhavan is an important holy place of Jain peoples in the Jalna city.

Guru Ganesh is also knwon as Karnatak Kesari. The jain trust ‘Shri Vardhaman Sthankwasi Jain Shravak Sangh’ is looking after the development of this holy place.This trust is also running institutions viz. schools, school for blinds, library and Gaushala. The Guashala is largest one in whole Marathwada region.

Shree Jagdamba Devi, Mantha 
Shri Jagdamba temple of Matha Situated in North 2 k.m.on hill sport  from Mantha City. It is 300 year old Temple. Many people come for Darshan specially on Tuesday.

A Largely attended annual fair is held at the temple in NAVRATRA & CHAITRA PORNIMA.


The Mausoleum of Moulai Nuruddin named MAZAR-E-MOULAYA is at At Dongaon Tq.Ambad. Moulai Nuruddin was the a “Walī al-Hind” (representative/caretaker for India) of Dawoodi Bohra dawat, was designated by the Dā’ī, the center of Yemen to run the dawat in India. Moulai Nuruddin went to Cairo, Egypt, to learn, and went to India in 467 AH. and went to the Deccan. He died on Jumadi al-Ula 11 at Dongaon Tq.Ambad, Dist.Jalna.


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