Sillod is a city and a taluka in the Aurangabad District of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Sillod is represented in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha through the Sillod Vidhan Sabha constituency.

Sillod
city
Sillod is located in Maharashtra
Sillod
Sillod
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°18′N 75°39′E / 20.3°N 75.65°E / 20.3; 75.65Coordinates: 20°18′N 75°39′E / 20.3°N 75.65°E / 20.3; 75.65
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictAurangabad
Elevation
612 m (2,008 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total58,230
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
431112
Vehicle registrationMH-20
Sex ratio936/
Websitewww.sillod.org

HistoryEdit

A village named Shivanitapur once stood on the site of the modern day city. According to some historians, there is a Hemadpanthi style Mahadev Mandir still standing in Mhasoba Colony, the old area of city.[citation needed]

DemographicsEdit

Religion in sillod (2011)[1]

  Islam (47.23%)
  Hinduism (45.12%)
  Buddhism (5.54%)
  Jainism (1.63%)
  Christianity (0.35%)
  Sikhism (0.06%)
  Others (0.07%)

Religion in sillod Taluka (2011)[2]

  Hinduism (69.1%)
  Islam (25.56%)
  Buddhism (4.74%)
  Jainism (0.39%)
  Christianity (0.01%)
  Sikhism (0.03%)
  Others (0.07%)

PopulationEdit

As of the 2011 Indian census,[3] Sillod had a population of 58230, of which 51.64 per cent were male and 48.35 per cent female. The city has an average literacy rate of 83.32per cent, higher than the state average of 82.34% with a male literacy rate of 89.74 per cent and that for females 76.47 per cent fifteen per cent of Sillod's population is under six years of age.

GovernmentEdit

Sillod is the Municipal council in district of Aurangabad, Maharashtra. In 2019, Rajashri Nikam of Shiv Sena became the Mayor of Sillod.[4]

Sillod Municipal Results (2019):[5][6]

S.No. Party Name Party flag or symbol No. of Corporators
01 Shiv Sena (SS)   24
02 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 02
03 Indian National Congress (INC) 00
04 Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)   00
05 Bahujan Samaj Party   00
08 Independent   00

JudicialEdit

The city is the seat of the Aurangabad district Court, situated on Main Road. There are also Tehsil and Sessions Court as well as many other courts of Law.

EconomyEdit

Sillod Taluka is situated next to four major districts: Jalgoan in the north (94 km), Aurangabad in the south-west (65 km), Jalna in the south-east (67 km) and Buldhana in the north-east (103 km). It has one of the largest market in the Aurangabad district. It has big precious metal (gold/silver) market in main market called Sarafa market.[citation needed]

The tehsil (administrative district) ranks number one in the production of maize. As well as corn and maize, Sillod is also a leading producer of cotton and ginger. The cultivation of major crops has changed over the last decade due to changes in the water landscape of the area. Prior to these changes the major crops were sugarcane, jowar, bajara (green millet) and cotton with very little cultivation of Ginger. Food processing facilities include the Siddheshwar Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana (sugar factory), as well as ginning and oil mills.[citation needed]

The villages of Andhari, Palashi, Bharadi, Shivna, Ajantha, Ambhai, Golegoan, and Borgaon Bazar have had a major impact on shaping the economic prospects of Sillod tehsil.

Sillod has branches of major nationalized banks including State Bank of India, State Bank of Hyderabad, Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India and Bank of India.

Tourism and cultureEdit

Sillod lies 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the world-renowned Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular for its paintings of ancient India.

TemplesEdit

 
Jama Masjid Sillod

In old city, at Mhasoba galli popular temple of Mhasoba Maharaj deity. An annual fair is (Jatra) is held in sillod city. The Durga Mata Temple is located just behind the Mhasoba Temple on Kerhala road.

Jama Masjid Sillod Is One Of the Biggest Masjid In Aurangabad district, and was rebuilt in 2000.[citation needed]

Many surrounding villages have notable temples. A Hemadpanthi Nilkantheshwar Mandir is located in Nillod village. A temple dedicated to Hindu mystic Siddheshwar Maharaj is situated in Dhotra. Murdeshwar is one of the popular pilgrimage centre with a Mahadev temple near the Kelana River.This temple is located about 88 km northerly to Aurangabad, 35km north-westerly to Sillod town, 50km westerly to the famous Ajanta caves. Village of Borgaon Bazar is the Samadhi site of Swami Narayan Saraswati Maharaja. Lonwadi, situated at 30 km westerly from Sillod, is known for the Amba Bhavani Mata temple. There is also the temple of Sant Surajgir Maharaj, who is the Guru of Kadhigiri Maharaj of Murdeshwar. Mandna is known for the Chandika Mata temple.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Census. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  2. ^ "C-1 Population By Religious Community". Census. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 24 November 2001. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Rajshri Nikam elected as a Mayor of Sillod". Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Sillid Municipal Council Result-2019". Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Cong wins Sillod Municipal Council polls". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2020.