About Sangamner

Located on the bank of the River Pravara in the district of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra, Sangamner is the most developed town and municipal council of the district. Being situated at the confluence of the three rivers of this area – the Mahanuti, the Pravara and the Mhalungi, the city derives its name from the word ‘Sangam’ which is the Sanskrit word for confluence. Some of the important industries of Sangamner consist of educational establishments, sugar factories, and markets for clothes, tobacco and agricultural products.

Situated at an elevation of 1801 feet from the sea level, Sangamner is considered to be the second most populated city of the district of Ahmennagar and is the biggest settlement which falls between the two cities of Pune and Nashik. Sangamner is about 230 Km away from Mumbai- the economic capital of the country. In august 2014 a bypass road 9.5 km in length had been constructed and opened which has been saving more than half an hour of travel time for the residents. Recent years have witness a rapid development of the outskirts of the city. The tallest peak of the state Kalsubai is located just 68 Km away from this city.

The city of Sangamner is a classic illustration of indigenous ethos and culture of the Marathis where special stress is given on education and fine arts. A few important social cultural organisations of this town are listed below:

Swar-Sangam Sangeet Prasarak Sanstha, Pratishthan of Kavi Anant Fandi, Itihas Sanshodhan Mandal of Sangamner, Yuvak Mandal of Rajasthan, Geeta Parivar and the Akhil Bhartiya Natya Parishad of the Marathis. Festivals like Janmashtami, Id, Diwali, Dashera, Holi, Raksha Bandhan etc are celebrated in this city with much enthusiasm without any linguistic, religious or cultural bars. This city is known for its tradition rich festival of Ganesha which is being organised for over a 100 years by Someshwar Rangargalli Mandal. Dr Ashok Limbekar and Professor Rahul Hande of Sangamner college has been running an organization for exchange of interdisciplinary knowledge called Mukt Sawand.

The mausoleum of Khvaja Muhammad Sadek, the tutor of emperor Alamgir lies on the eastern edges of this town. This domed structure dates back to AD 1659.

In the year 1679 the troops of Shivaji was stormed by a force of Mughal troops when he lost his best military officer Sidhoji Nimbalkar along with a considerable number of his troops. As a result Shivaji retaliated and led an offensive attack and his glorious feat saved the day. From a statement of revenue which dates back to 1790 it appears that this city used to be the capital of the sarkar which comprised of 11 parganas which even included a large portion of the district of Nashik. Dev Mamlatdar was a saintly figure who used to be an officer of the sub division of this city around 1874.

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