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Mangalwedha is a city and a municipal council in Solapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the birthplace of Shri Jayatirtha also called as Teekacharya, one of the greatest saints of the Dvaita school of Vedanta.
The city of Mangalwedha is situated 55 km west of the district headquarters at Solapur and 25 km southeast of Pandharpur.Laxmi Dahiwadi is the famous village in mangalwedha taluka. This village is 18 km from mangalwedha city. Mangalwedha is also famous for the Jwari(sorghum) crop. It is called as land of saints, as Saint Damaji, Saint Kanhopatra, Saint Chokhamela are from Mangalwedha. Famous cuisine from Mangalwedha is white Bread (BHakari)of jowar and green chillis kharda/thecha and onion and chutney of groundnuts. Bhaji (pakoda)from Mangalwedha are of unique taste.
Mangalwedha is also called "The Land of Saints". In the 14th century, Mangalwedha was an active workplace of many saints such as Sant Damaji, Sant Chokhamela, Sant Gadgebaba, Sant Gopabai, Sant Kanhopatra,Shri Swami samarth,Shri Sitaram Maharaj and others. Mangalwedha is also called 'Jwariche Kothar' and Laxmi Dahiwadi is known for the village of Primary Teachers. Major crops in Laxmi Dahiwadi is taken as Onion.as well as Jawar, Bajari, Makka like that.
The Name of Village 'Laxmi Dahiwadi' comes from God Laxmi Temple in Dahiwadi and Milk Production is very big in Dahiwadi. They sell curd (Dahi) from the Milk to nearby rural areas; hence the name 'Dahiwadi'.
The current population of Laxmi Dahiwadi is about 10,000 and all the people live happily in Laxmi Dahiwadi.Donaj is also famous village in this tahasil.It is 14 km. away from Mangalwedh.In this village Lord Mahasidha's temple is famous temple.
As of 2001[update] India census, Mangalwedha had a population of 21,694. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mangalwedha has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 60%. In Mangalwedha, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
1)Dhanashri Multi-State Co.Op.Credit Society Ltd. Mangalwedha
2)Dhanashri Mahila Pathsanstha Mangalwedha.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.