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The city The name "Dahanu Gaon" originates from the word "Dhenu Gram" meaning the village of cows. A lot of cattle, particularly cows were owned by the people in Dahanu. Today, Dahanu has become a major commercial and industrial town in the Thane district. It is well known for the chickoo fruit and accounts for over 50% of India's chickoo production. Rubber balloons, rice mills and manufactured goods, are major manufacturing products which are produced in Dahanu. There is also a 500-MW power plant that supplies electricity to Mumbai. The electricity is distributed by Reliance Energy.

Colleges in Dahanu :

There are 3 colleges in dahanu one is S.R.K College in Mosali(Vardkun),second is Ponda College near the Dahanu beach and third is P G Junior College, Bordi.

English Medium School:

There are also Famous English medium schools viz. St. Mary's High School, H.M.P High School, Shirin Diniyar Iranis Learners Academy .

Other Famous Schools: 1. Pujya Acharya Bhise Vidyalay Kasa 2. Balakanji Bari High School Bapugaon 3. Surya nagar High school Waghadi 4. K.L. Ponda High School, Parnaka, Dahanu 5. H & H J Vakil Model High School.

[edit] Industries The BSES (Bombay Suburban Electricity Supply) PowerPlant was renamed as Reliance Energy Power Plant in the year 2005. Dahanu is a coastal region, the staple food of the people living there is rice and fish. Dahanu Road railway station is the last main station within boundary of Maharashtra State en route Mumbai Vadodara Western Railway line. Many Express trains halt at this station. Weather here is very pleasant in the winters. Dahanu is also famous for the tribal people called adivasis. Dahanu and surrounding area is designated by the government of India as ecologically fragile zone to protect the greenery from industrial pollution.Dahanu Rd.also has many balloon factories in Masoli area.

'Dahanu Municipal Council online' visit [1] you can find all the information of the current councilors and also departmentwise information.

[edit] Temples Some of the famous temples :[Mahalakshmi Temple] Mata Mahalaxmi Mahalaxmi & Mahalaxmi Gadh, Santoshi Temple-Asagarh, Sai Baba Temple- Narpad, Shri Kevda Devi Mandir -Agar Road, Jagrut Hanuman Mandir - Agar & Waghadi, Mata Saptashrungi Mandir Nikane,Shri Gajanan Maharaj Mandir - Parnaka

Jain Temples The old jain temple located in Dahanu Gaon (Fort Area) has recently completed 100 years and is now included in JAIN TIRTH (TEERTHS) It is a Chandraprabhu Swami's temple and also has idols of DADAGURU DEV.

The newly constructed temple at KOSBAD hill is an attraction for people from Mumbai and Surat as there are many visitors on Sundays. The tour organisers arrange a single day picnic from mumbai and they come in numbers every weekends.

[edit] Geography Dahanu is located at 19°58′N 72°44′E / 19.97°N 72.73°E / 19.97; 72.73[1]. It has an average elevation of 9.89 metres

[edit] Demographics

The huge Banyan tree at Parnaka, DahanuAs of 2001[update] India census[2], Dahanu had a population of 44,393. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dahanu has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77% and, female literacy is 64%. In Dahanu, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Originally all land & property were own by local tribals but today There are many houses who belongs to "Panchal society" some of the surnames from the society are Mestry, Lohars, Dahanukar and many more.

[edit] Art & Culture The peoples in dahanu are tribals in majority,tribal culture is a pictorial example of inimitability, equality and simplicity combined to success. The origins of this land are tribals. World famous tribal art "warli art" is root from here. simmilelrly Tarpa dance, Dhole dance are famous across the world.

[edit] Festivals Koli Bhaji Nag Panchami Gauri Ganapati Sakar Chuvat Nava Bhat Khane Sarvapitari Avas or Omasya Dival Baras or Bagh Baras Dasara Divali Saticha Deva Sakrat Holi or Simga Mahi Bij Gudi Padwa Akhati Boida Khalyacha Deva

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