Phaltan Knowledge Guide


Phaltan State was one of the non-salute Maratha princely States of British India, under the central division of the Bombay Presidency, under the states of the Kolhapur-Dekkan Residency, Satara Agency and later the Deccan States Agency. It was one of the Satara Jahagirs. The State measured 397 square miles (1,028 km²) in area. According to the 1901 census, the population showed a decrease of 31% in the decade at 45,739. The population of the town itself was 9,512 in that year. In 1901, the state enjoyed revenue estimated at £13,000- and paid a tribute to the British Raj of £640. Its flag was a rectangular bicolor, orange over green. The Hindu ruling family was descended from Naik Nimbaji Nimbalkar (1284–1291), a Maratha who received a grant from a Mughal emperor in the 17th century. The ruler had the title of Raja, or Naik Nimbalkar. The first wife, SaiBai, of 17th century emperor Shivaji was from Phaltan. Major HH Raja Bahadur Shrimant Malojirao Mudhojirao Nanasaheb Naik Nimbalkar IV was the last Ruler of Phaltan. The original name is Pratishtana pur, from which the current name has been derived. Request historians and knowledgeable people to add interesting details about the original name. Phaltan acceded to the Dominion of India on 8 March 1948 and is currently a part of Maharashtra state.[2]


Phaltan is a very ancient city. The ancient name of Phaltan was Phalapattan (फलपट्टण ). As per local mythology, the origin of this name was taken from Saint Phalapattan Rishi. In literary sources Ramayna, Phaltan was part of Dandakaranya., and Shree Ram, Laxman, Seeta was came here in Vanvaasa. The Sri Ram Temple in Phaltan is the most important temple in the city. Shri Ram is the Gram daivat of the city. There is a Temple of lord shiva, which is called as Jabreshwar Mandir, this temple has stone carvings. Other temples in the city are Maljai Temple, Nageshwar temple, Sri Dnyaneshwar Mandir,sant savta maharaj mandir nana patil chuk, Upalekar Maharaj Samadhi Mandir, Haribaba Samadhi mandir, Sai mandir in Jadhavwadi,ganesh-jal mindir.Talyatil devi- bhavani mata mandir.There are many Jain temples in Phaltan. People of Mahanubhav panth identify Phaltan as South Kashi. The city has a mosque called Badshahi Masjid. A village named Rajale is home for an ancient temple of goddess Janai. Festivals like Diwali, Ganesh chaturthi, and Nagpanchami are celebrated here, mainly. In the month of November or December, the annual fair will be celebrated which is called as Shri Ram Rathostav. The idols of Lord Sri Ram and Sita made up of five metals (Panchdhatu) are placed in a decorated rath worshipped and is taken on a procession all over the city, this procession is called as Nagar pradakshina. The city is also an important center for Mahanubhav (Jaykrishni) Sampraday. Places of entertainment at Phaltan are: Namvaibhav Theater or Namvaibhav theatre is good running by multiplex City Pride Cinea . Namvaibhav City Pride Cinea Theater(Golden Jubli -20/08/2019).Namvaibhav City Prid Cinea Theater(Eshtablish- 20/08/1969City theaters is non operative as of now) and Indira Gandhi Sanskritik Bhavan (foand cultural celebrations). Places of shopping are: Sriram Bazar, City Bazar, local shops near Ambedkar chowk and Shankar market.uplekar mandir homehold sale. .amol book store near narali bag.kirti book store,vaibhav book store.