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DHORJE

Situated in 1840' north latitude and 7440' east longitude, Dhorje is a small village in Shrigonda taluka eight miles to the north of Shrigonda, the head-quarters of the taluka. It covers an area of 8.0 square miles and has a population of 1,239 as per the Census of 1971. The village has a primary school. Wells form the main source of water-supply to the village population.

The old Ahmadnagar District Gazetteer published in 1884 states that the village has ' two old temples one of old brick work and the other Hemadpanti with nine domes to the hall. The second temple is half sunk in the ground. Of the four pillars in the hall, the two outer have cobras on their capitals and the two inner have figures. The temple roof has projecting caves.'

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