Khatav is a city and a
municipal council and a taluka in Phaltan subdivision
district in the
Indian state of Maharashtra. Bhushangad is a fort in the taluk and Jakhangaon is one of the villages.
Khatav is located at . It has an average elevation of
Khatav Taluka is situated to south of Satara district. The taluka
headquarter is Vaduj. Khatav taluka is surrounded by Man, Karad,
Phaltan and Koregaon talukas. The taluka receives less rainfall and
categorised under Draught affected region.
Towns in the taluka:
Vaduj is the Headquarter of
Khatav Taluka. Other important towns are Pusegaon, Mayani, Aundh
, Kaledhon, Pusesavali, Khatav.
Major villages: Budh
Pusegaon),Vadgaon(Jayram Swami),Ner,Vardhangad, Chitali, Mayani,
Mol, Diskal, Jaygaon, Siddheshwar Kuroli, Jakahngaon, Bhosare,LONI,
Katar Khatav, Nimsod,Nidhal. There are many other villages like
Shirasavdi, Dhakatwadi, Gopuj, Gurasale, Ambavade, Palsi,
Dambevadi, Satevadi,Nadosi,Wadi,Trimali,Kalambi, Pusesavli,
Wakeshwar, Kanakatre, Mhasurne, etc. The houses are spread far away
from each other and the water is sought from wells mostly.
Dhakatwadi is small village in Khatav Taluka which is famous for
onion and sugercane production.
Gursale is a small village in khatav tehsil on Vaduj-Ambawade road
or vaduj-Nimsod Road 95 percent of people living in gursale here
have surname"Jadhav". Their Kulswami is god Jotiba (Kolhapur) This
village is famous for five temple of shivknown as
'SomLing','RamLing','BhavLing','ShivLing','GuptLing'which has nice
or festivals in the month of shravanand Gramdeivat of gursale is
"Someshwar". In the month of February at Mahashivratri there are
village fairs for 8 to 10 days withlots of programs held during
this duration. There are Shri Someshwar Vidhyalaya, Gursale named
Shirasavdi is a small village in khatav tehsil on Vaduj - Gursale -
Bhushangad road and comes in Madha Constituency. Most of the people
leaving here have surname 'Ingle'. Their Kulswamini is Goddes
Vajubai (temple located at Vajegaon in Patan taluka).History tells
that these people(ingle) came to this village in search of food.
This is one of the most Drought affected village in Maharashtra
without any proper roads or water facility for drinking/farming.
Farming here is main moccupation.Shirasavdi is also famous for its
DINDI and VARKARI people. It is a stop for VARKARIS visiting
Pandharpur during ashadi ekadashi for darshan of God
"Vadgaon(Jayram Swami)" is a small village in khatav tehsil,just
16 km away from vaduj city and 3 km from
Pusesavali.Mostly dominated by maratha clan.... their surname is
"GHARGE". GHARGE's are the maratha dynasty,tresses there roots back
to "MAHABHARATA". There is math of "JAYARAM SWAMI".Many temple in
this village like raul(where murti's of many gods out of 33 crore
Hindu gods). Also a dargah of PIR RAJEBAKSAR,which is a symbol of
Hindu-Muslim unity,there is festival on 'Gudhipadava'.
Mol in khatav taluka is situated on North border of Khatav Taluka.
It is nice to see this village during a rainy season.
peoples faces a drought condition during the summer. The main
occupation of Mol villagers is farming.This village is surrounded
by hill areas and valleys. The temples in the village are very nice
to see. Villagers are developing the Temples under the guidance of
Ghorpade guruji (Social server in the village). This village is one
of the beautiful place to visit. Near Mol, Majarwadi is nice place
GGKMV High school is one of the best high school. Teachers there
are working hard from last 17 years to develop the students in the
is a small village in khatav tehsil, just
6 km away from vaduj city. Major occupation of population is
farming. Mostly dominated by maratha clan.... their surname is
"JAGDALE"- Dhar che pawar.There is a small dam near the village.
Population is around 2000 in count of which 60% are men and 40% are
female. There is a govt. school in the village up to 7th std. Very
nicely located surrounded by small hills from all the
"LONI" is a small village in khatav teshil, it is between bhoshre
and dhaktwadi, mostly populated with maratha clans with surname
" KUMATHE (NAGACHE)
one of the small village in
khatav teshil, just 7 km away from Vaduj city. This village is
situated near 'Bapshacha Dongar'. Many temple in this village like
Kumbheshwar, Nagoba, Vitthal rakhumai, Maruti, Ram, Baliram,
Jyotiba, Laxmi etc. There is one masjid also. In this city all
category ( Bara balutedar ) people lives happily. Population of the
village is @ 2500 (2009). Mostly marathas with their surname
Phadatare-Deshmukh, Mandawe, Mane, Jadhav, Khante. Famous for
Potato, Onion production. There is big festival of Lord Kumbheshwr
on Mahashivratri. There is a govt. School in the village up to 7th
std. & High-school 8th to 10th Std. Farming is the main
occupation of the people.
'Nayakachiwadi' is one of village in khatav taluka where 95% people FROM MARATHA CAST people from this village are very much workholic by every angle they are very much similer to MARATHA SPIRIT.
Places of interest
- Aundh - Princely state in
preindependence India. Famous for Museum, Yamai temple, Ambabai
- Vardhangad - The fort of Vardhangad &
temple of Shri Vardhini(Adi Shakti) goddess of Morey clan.
- Mayani - Mayani Bird
Sanctuary Flamingoes from Siberia come here in
- Pusegaon - Sevagiri Maharaj temple
- Siddheshwar Kuroli - Old temple of Lord Shiva
well known for Shivnada and Samadhi of Yashawant Baba.
- Chitali - holy place, having sangam of two
rivers. people are traditional asst. Good temple of Bhavani
Mata, Jyotirling, Bhairvnath etc Mr Ramrao Pawar IGP from
Chitali. good cultivated agricultural land.
- Ner Dam - Built on Yerala river during British
bhoshre__ the great maratha warrior prtaprao gujar's smarak
Aba Kirtakude(Bhosare,Tal-Khatav) "Veer Chakra" 1948
Kisan Jagdale(Pedgaon Tal-Khatav,Malthan) "Veer Chakra"
Shrirang Tatyaba Sawant(Bilapur, Tal-Khatav) "Shaurya Chakra"(After
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khatav