Manchar - Demographics

Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Manchar had a population of 13,793. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Manchar has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 66%. In Manchar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

This town was under control of Sardar Holkar ( Indore, M.P.) Till today there is an old building constructed with clay and calcium, called as Holkar-wada near Kazipura. The Shriram temple near Weekly Bazaar place, was constructed by Sardar Holkar, and Shaligram (Kulkarni) family of Manchar was appointed by Sardar Holkar for daily Puja and attendance. The Indore state was sending a yearly grant for the temple till 1960 (approx). There is a trust of this temple. The Shaligram( Kulkarni) family is staying since year 1350. The first person of this family was Shri. Keshav alias Shri.Gangadharpant. Now majority of these families have shifted to Pune.The place has ancient references. The horse of Babhruvahan, Tapaneshwar Temple and nearby well digged by Pandvas, are some of the ancient proofs. In the ancient time Manchar was on the commercial (high)way of Paithan to Junnar. For the travelers on this road, a drinking water well was constructed by a prominent person Shri, Ladideo of Manchar in the year 1344. These remarks are still appearing on a Sheela-Lekh carved on walls of (present) sweeming-well in weekly market area. Manchar is a market place. Due to nearness of Pune, Mumbai the place is having Agricutural, Commercial, Industrial importance.

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