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Jawhar
Jawhar
is a city and a municipal council in Palghar district
Palghar district
of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
state in Konkan division. Jawhar
Jawhar
was a capital city of the erstwhile princely state of Jawhar. Situated in the ranges of the Western Ghats, Jawhar
Jawhar
is known for its picturesque setting and a vibrant cultural heritage. It is one of the few remaining tribal regions of Maharashtra
Maharashtra
and is famous for its vibrant Warli painting that are a characteristic landmark of this place. Established in 1918, Jawhar
Jawhar
is one of the oldest municipal councils in the state of Maharashtra.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Tourist attractions

3.1 Jaivilas Palace 3.2 Hanuman Point 3.3 Sunset Point 3.4 Dabosha waterfall 3.5 Kal Mandavi Waterfall 3.6 Khad-Khad Dam 3.7 Shirpamal 3.8 Divya Vidyalaya

4 Administration 5 In popular culture 6 References

History[edit] Main article: Jawhar
Jawhar
State The Jawhar
Jawhar
state was founded by Raja Jayaba Mukne in 1343, with Jawhar as its capital. The state went through many transitions and lasted for over six hundred years until its accession into the Union of India
India
in 1947. During the British Raj, as a princely state, it was a part of Bombay Presidency
Bombay Presidency
and had a 9-gun salute status. Although a capital city, Jawhar's development was largely neglected by successive rulers, due to a low revenue generation and haphazard organisation. However, Jawhar
Jawhar
witnessed a significant development in the reign of Raja Patang Shah IV and subsequent rulers. Raja Patang Shah V (Yashswant Rao) Mukne was the last ruler of Jawhar
Jawhar
before its formal integration in the Union of Indian in 1947.[1] Geography[edit] Jawhar
Jawhar
is a hill station located at 19°55′N 73°14′E / 19.92°N 73.23°E / 19.92; 73.23. It has an average elevation of 447 metres (1466 feet).It is about 80 km from Nasik and about 145 km from Mumbai by road. Tourist attractions[edit] Jaivilas Palace[edit] The Jai Vilas Palace is the most popular historic tourist attraction in Jawhar. This neoclassical style palace was built by Raja Yashwant Rao Mukane. This palace is also known as Raj Bari and used to be a residential palace of the Mukne royal family. Built on a hill top, this palace is a master piece of architecture with blend of Western and Indian styles of architecture in majestic pink stones. The interiors of this palace display the rich culture and lifestyle of tribal kings of Munke family. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful garden with a dense forest like foliage, having trees of Cashew everywhere. The place is built in the Syenite
Syenite
stone, brought from an quarry at Sakhara, which is 12 km from its location. It is said that when the work of the palace was completed, the quarry from, which the stones were extracted was broken down and covered; the exact location of the quarry is lost in time. The Geological Department, of Government of India
India
has now taken up a task to locate the lost quarry. Due to its unique architecture style and location, the palace has featured in several films in Marathi and Hindi. Hanuman Point[edit]

A view of the Jaivilas Palace from the Hanuman Point, Jawhar

Towards east of the city, nearly 1 to 2 km from the city center, there is an old temple of Maruti; this temple is known as Katya Maruti mandir due surrounded dark forest of cactus. The temple is surrounded by valleys on three sides. The valley is nearly 500 feet deep. During renovation a view point was created near the temple, which is known as Hanuman Point. During the day time, one can see the historical fort of Shahapur Maholi from this point, while during night time, it is possible to see lights of train in Kasara ghat form this point. The valley also known as Devkobacha Kada. The Hanuman point (Sunrise Point ) is a beautiful place to witness sunrise from surrounding valley, near by high hills & the Royal Jaivilas Palace. Sunset Point[edit]

A twilight view of the Sunset point, Jawhar
Jawhar
at the dusk

Nearly 0.5 km towards west, from the heart of the city, there is a heritage of lovers called a Sunset point. The shape of the valley around the Sunset point is like Bow, therefore earlier it was known as Dhanukamal. During sunset, one can see the mountain of Mahalaxmi near Dahanu, which is nearly 60 km from Jawhar. Dabosha waterfall[edit]

A scenic view of the Dahbosa Waterfalls during monsoon, Jawhar

Dabhosa- Dadarkopara -waterfall is only 18 km away from on Jawhar — Talasari — Silvasa Road. This waterfall is on Lendi river and on other side of river at Sarsun there is Dadarkopara Waterfall. The Dadarkopara fall usually gets dry during summer, therefore is also known as Suka (Dry) fall. The height of waterfall is about 300 feet. The water from Lendi river first flows in the flask shaped rock & from there it flows in 5 feet by 5 feet flask shaped open natural container made of rocks. The waterfalls are surround by straight mountains of height not less than 600 feet on both sides and are covered with Medicinal plants. Dabhosa waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Maharashtra. To top it all this is one of the very few waterfalls which is perennial. The crater shaped bowl into which the waterfall cascades and the lake at the bottom of the waterfall is truly a spectacular site. Kal Mandavi Waterfall[edit]

Kalmandvi Waterfall

The Kal Mandavi waterfall is about 100 meters in height and it flows throughout the year, and not just during the monsoons season. However, the most scenic views of the waterfall are during monsoon season. Kalmandi is name of waterfall that situated at near Apatale gaon. Jawhar
Jawhar
to Kalmandi is approximately 5–6 km via Jawhar-Zap road.

A waterfall near Dabhosa Waterfall, Jawhar

Khad-Khad Dam[edit] This is one of the major dams near Jawhar
Jawhar
city with beautiful scenic locations. The place provides a peaceful natural ambience to soothe a tired mind & body, besides this excess water of dam flows through the huge rocks (just ahead the dam) which can be seen in a form of a waterfall. Shirpamal[edit] The Shirpamal is a place of historical importance. Shivaji Maharaj
Shivaji Maharaj
had stayed here over-night, en route to plunder Surat. This point was developed by Advocate Rajaram Mukne, President of Jawhar
Jawhar
Municipal Council in 1995. Divya Vidyalaya[edit] Divya Vidyalaya is a Residential School for Special
Special
Children. The school offers special education and residential facilities to over 100 visually & mentally challenged tribal boys and girls. The school & residential buildings have been supported by Sewa International,UK and has ultra modern facilities. It is one of the best Special
Special
Schools located in tribal areas in Maharashtra. Administration[edit]

Map of the region/ Jawhar
Jawhar
Talukas map

Jawhar
Jawhar
is an administrative headquarters of Jawhar
Jawhar
Taluka.

Jawhar
Jawhar
taluka Population of 2001

Town/Village Name Population Males Females

Adkhadak 342 187 155

Aine 513 251 262

Akare 1,434 691 743

Akhar 705 330 375

Alyachimet 345 173 172

Anantnagar (N.V.) 742 385 357

Aptale 1,225 587 638

Ayare 1,132 560 572

Barawadpada 618 283 335

Behadgaon (N.V.) 1,227 597 630

Bhagada (N.V.) 430 207 223

Bharasatmet 464 223 241

Bhuritek 703 347 356

Bopdari 1,083 514 569

Borale 1,392 702 690

Chambharshet 1,674 829 845

Chandgaon (N.V.) 528 261 267

Chandranagar (N.V.) 246 119 127

Chandrapur (N.V.) 340 174 166

Chauk 1,152 575 577

Dabheri 1,825 938 887

Dabhlon 1,202 561 641

Dabhose 1,466 734 732

Dadar Koprapada 454 225 229

Dadhari 446 232 214

Dahul 216 111 105

Daskod 372 181 191

Dehare 1,666 901 765

Dengachimet 1,225 592 633

Devgaon 1,315 662 653

Dhanoshi 924 453 471

Dharampur 1,174 546 628

Dongarwadi 698 353 345

Ganeshnagar (N.V.) 1,005 505 500

Gangapur (N.V.) 172 78 94

Garadwadi 686 327 359

Ghiwande 1,649 805 844

Gorthan 778 394 384

Hade 818 419 399

Hateri 990 474 516

Hiradpada 1,487 756 731

Jambhulmaya (N.V.) 560 279 281

Jamsar 1,461 730 731

Jawhar 11,298 5,977 5,321

Jayeshwar (N.V.) 532 274 258

Juni Jawhar 1,460 704 756

Kadachimet 577 280 297

Kalamvihira 352 164 188

Kardhan 272 140 132

Kasatwadi 752 380 372

Kashivali Tarf Dengachimet 740 344 396

Kaulale 1,496 724 772

Kayari 725 347 378

Kelghar 1,029 499 530

Khadkhad 654 330 324

Khambale 1,198 672 526

Kharonda 1,891 937 954

Khidse 344 166 178

Kirmire 995 482 513

Kogade 613 310 303

Kortad 977 493 484

Kuturvihir 367 183 184

Malghar 664 325 339

Manmohadi 237 109 128

Medha 1,160 576 584

Medhe 245 115 130

Morchachapada 259 120 139

Nandgaon 1,757 935 822

Nandnmal 407 202 205

Nyahale Bk. 1,582 806 776

Nyahale Kh 2,000 1,051 949

Ozar 1,439 683 756

Palshin 181 93 88

Pathardi 1,369 685 684

Pimpalgaon 1,756 876 880

Pimpalshet 1,287 651 636

Pimprun 346 165 181

Poyshet 772 358 414

Radhanagari (N.V.) 330 156 174

Raitale 2,431 1,246 1,185

Rajewadi 987 473 514

Ramnagar (N.V.) 412 198 214

Ramnagar (N.V.) 391 201 190

Rampur (N.V.) 480 237 243

Ruighar 564 266 298

Sakharshet 1,852 926 926

Sakur 1,219 414 805

Sarsun 2,200 1,057 1,143

Savarpada 732 375 357

Shirasgaon (N.V.) 426 210 216

Shiroshi 807 387 420

Shivaji Nagar 912 455 457

Shivajinagar (N.V.) 338 162 176

Shrirampur 1,307 647 660

Shrirampur (N.V.) 419 208 211

Suryanagar (N.V.) 503 246 257

Suryanagar (N.V.) 425 203 222

Talasari 903 434 469

Tilonde 1,337 632 705

Tuljapur (N.V.) 400 188 212

Umbarkheda 670 332 338

Vangani 1,021 537 484

Vavar 1,833 959 874

Vijaynagar (N.V.) 1,077 514 563

Wadoli 975 472 503

Walwande 1,427 696 731

Winwal 2,127 1,140 987

Zap 1,917 1,089 828

Total 111,039 55,467 55,572

In popular culture[edit] Jawhar
Jawhar
and its surrounding places have featured in a number films.

In the film Great Grand Masti, the Jaivilas Palace was shown as an ancestral haveli of one of the lead characters. The song "Mast Malanga" from Marathi movie One Way Ticket was shot at the Jaivilas Palace. This palace featured as the Haunted Haveli in Varun Thakur's Web Series, Shaitan Haveli

References[edit]

^ Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 299

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