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DEVDAITHAN

Situated in 1845' north latitude and 7425' east longitude, Devdaithan is a small village in Jamkhed taluka at a distance of about eight miles to the east of Jamkhed, the head-quarters of the taluka. The village covers an area of 7.5 square miles and has a population of 1,028 souls as per the Census of 1971. The village has a primary school. Wells form the main source of water-supply to the village populace.

The village contains a temple dedicated to Khandoba. ' The temple roof rests on eight pillars which with the walls make fifteen domes. The pillars are like those used in Hemadpanti temples but are made of pieces instead of being cut from single blocks.' [Ahmadnagar District Gazetteer, 1884, p. 714.]

Every year a fair is held in the village in honour of Khandoba Dev on Vaishakha Shuddha 3 (April-May). About 2,500 people especially from the neighbouring villages assemble at the time of the fair.

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