Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Saroj Gopal Kulkarni's Hometown

Saroj Gopal Kulkarni was born on Jan 25, 1931

in Shankeshwar State and later moved to Chicodi.

Sankeshwar is located in Hukkeri taluka, Belgaum District of Karnataka state. It is located on National Highway 4. It is 50 km from Belgaum on north direction. About the Transportation - Nearest Airport - Belgaum 50 km. Nearest Railway stations - Belgaum 50 km, Ghat prabha - 30 km River - Hiranyakesi, Factory - Hira Sugar Factory, Near by picknic spots - Gokak falls, Hidkal Dam, Gudachana malaki, Schools and Colleges - Sankeshwar has good schools in different medium like Kannada, Urdu,Marathi and English. It has Murarji Desai residential school. It has Arts, Commerce, Science, BBA, BBM and Homeopathy colleges. It has nearby Engineering and Diploma colleges in Nidasoshi.


Sankeshwar is located at 16°16′N 74°29′E / 16.27°N 74.48°E[1]. It has an average elevation of 638 metres (2093 feet).

As of 2001 India census[2], Sankeshwar had a population of 32,511. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Sankeshwar has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 59%. In Sankeshwar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Sankeshwar is well connected to Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra by National Highway No.4 by Road. Nearby Railway stations are Belgaum (50 km), Ghataprabha (32km) and Kolhapur (64 km), Nipani (22km),Gokak (48km). Belgaum has even airport which has flights from Bengaluru and Mumbai.

There is a temple in Sankeshwar

Location : Modhera, Gujarat.

Famous As : Jain Pilgrimage.


Image Of Parsvanath. Shankheshwar Temple is a well-known old Jain pilgrimage site where a newer temple dated 1811-1812 AD, now stands. The village where the temple stands was given on a rent - grant by Emperor Shah Jahan to the Nagarsheth of Ahmedabad, named Seth Shantidas. The temple ranks next only to Palitana in importance for the Jains. The image of the main Tirthankara Parshvanath belongs to Samvat 1666 while the inscriptions date back to 1656-1686 AD. The cells are built of brick, which have been moulded and not cut to shape.

Time For Festivity

Fairs are held here in Hindu months of Chaitra and Kartik corresponding with the solar months of March/April and October/November respectively on the full moon days and Margashirsha Vad 10.

The Kulkarni family later moved to Chicodi—population 30,000 because Chicodi

at that time had a courthouse court house and school.

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