Roha


Roha

Roha is a small town in Maharashtra state of India, 120 km south-east of Mumbai. Many chemical industries have opened up their manufacturing bases here. Roha is located between the banks of the Kundalika River and the hills of Kalasgiri. It has a population of over 90,000.

Roha is connected to Mumbai by Panvel harbour line and to Karjat by Panvel-Karjat line.Roha is starting point of Konkan Railway in the north , where as Surathkal is at south most point .

Roha is very well known for its Dhavir Temple. Dhavir Maharaj is the prime deity of Roha. Every year the town celebrates Navaratri Festival by having a 10 day Festival at the Dhavir Temple which ends on the 10th day - "Dasra" during Navaratri. On the following day of Dasra, Palkhi of Dhavir Maharaj is taken through the town where it visits each and every house for the Aarti.

Tourists places near to Roha (distance not exceeding 50 km):
*Murud Janjira
*Alibag
*Raigad
*Ballaleshwar_Pali
*Shrivardhan
*Kashid
*Karnala

Notable people from Roha include:
* Chintamanrao Deshmukh the first Indian Governor of Reserve Bank of India, & finance minister in Jawahar lal Nehru's government was also from a small village near Roha, named Nata, near [http://www.raigadropeway.com/fort.htm Fort Raigad] , in Maharashtra.
* Pandurang Shastri Athavale who was the founder of the Swadhyay Parivar, and the winner of Templeton Awards for progress in religion.

External links

* [http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/Forts.aspx?strpage=fort-Murud-Janjira.html "Murud Janjira"]
* [http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=18301586&x=72967629&z=16&l=0&m=a "Janjira Fort on Google Map"]
* [http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/Forts.aspx?strpage=fort-Raigad.html "Fort Raigad"]
* [http://www.wikimapia.org/#y=18437477&x=73128991&z=15&l=0&m=a "Roha on Google Map"]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/6233831.stm BBC article]
* [http://www.freewebs.com/inroha A New Web Site About Roha]

Schools and colleges..Mehendale CollegeRathi School


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