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Paraswadi is a village in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Dahanu taluka.[1]

Paraswadi
village
Paraswadi is located in Maharashtra
Paraswadi
Paraswadi
Location in Maharashtra, India
Paraswadi is located in India
Paraswadi
Paraswadi
Paraswadi (India)
Coordinates: 19°59′06″N 72°48′47″E / 19.9849516°N 72.8131432°E / 19.9849516; 72.8131432Coordinates: 19°59′06″N 72°48′47″E / 19.9849516°N 72.8131432°E / 19.9849516; 72.8131432
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPalghar
TalukaDahanu
Elevation
24 m (79 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,399
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MH
2011 census code551604

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census of India, Paraswadi has 241 households. The effective literacy rate (i.e. the literacy rate of population excluding children aged 6 and below) is 36.75%.[2]

Demographics (2011 Census)[2]
Total Male Female
Population 1399 688 711
Children aged below 6 years 256 140 116
Scheduled caste 0 0 0
Scheduled tribe 1392 684 708
Literates 420 243 177
Workers (all) 715 371 344
Main workers (total) 685 360 325
Main workers: Cultivators 329 172 157
Main workers: Agricultural labourers 249 117 132
Main workers: Household industry workers 1 1 0
Main workers: Other 106 70 36
Marginal workers (total) 30 11 19
Marginal workers: Cultivators 6 2 4
Marginal workers: Agricultural labourers 16 6 10
Marginal workers: Household industry workers 1 0 1
Marginal workers: Others 7 3 4
Non-workers 684 317 367

CultureEdit

Every year on Dussehra, the Gondi villagers of Paraswadi celebrate by holding a procession where they carry an image of Ravana riding on an elephant, as they claim that he was their ancestor-king.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Maharashtra villages" (PDF). Land Records Information Systems Division, NIC. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "District census data". 2011 Census of India. Directorate of Census Operations. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  3. ^ Asuras? No, Just Indians, Outlook India
  4. ^ Celebrating Ravan, The Hindu