Anjangaon is a city and a municipal council in Amravati district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Basically, there are twin cities, Anjangaon and Surji, on either side of Shahanur River, and are called Anjangaon-Surji in combination. Famous for Pan Atai Munjebaba Temple established by Shri Santosh Sumele (Indore M.P.).
Anjangaon Surji is an ancient town having religious and historical importance. After the Battle of Assaye and the Battle of Argaum, the Treaty of Surji-Anjangaon was signed on 30 December 1803 at Anjangaon between the British and Daulat Rao Sindhia, chief of the Maratha people. In the 18th century, Vithoji Narayan was awarded the vatandari of Anjangaon. There are records that he was awarded a title ‘Surji’. Anjangaon is mentioned as one of 46 Mahals of Vidarbha in Ain-i-Akbari. The revenue of Anjangaon as mentioned in Ain-i-Akbari was 32 lakhs. The river Shahanoor on the banks of which Anjangaon is located was historically named as Sharneera (meaning river generated by an arrow ). A popular story exists that during the year of banishment, Arjuna generated the water stream by hitting the soil by an arrow.
The Devnath Math in Surji was established in 1754 AD. Saint Ruplal Maharaj established a famous Vitthal Mandir in this town. This is a city of betel leaves. Previously betel leaves were exported from here to Indonesia, Pakistan, and Arabian countries. Now this place is known for the cultivation of Piper nigrum, a medicinal plant.
According to Imperial Gazetteer of India (William Wilson Hunter), “in the year 1881, the population of Anjangaon was 9842 consisting of 5060 males and 4782 females. Of the total population, 7714 were returned as Hindus, 1955 Musalmans, 6 Sikhs, and 167 Jains. A mart for cotton cloth, excellent basket-work, and pan grown in the adjacent garden lands. Large weekly market”.
Anjangaon City got the status of Municipal Council in 1930. It is the first municipal council established in Amravati district & the second biggest council as well. Anjangaon Surji Tehsil was established in 1981.
Place of interest
Shahanoor Dam (8 km): This dam is built using soil and has a hydroelectricity generation project and water supply project for nearly 156 villages and 2 cities based on gravitation without using electricity. The dam is located in the north of the city in the ranges of Satpuda.
The city has a few religious and spiritual places which are tourist destinations due to their beauty.
Devnath Math, Surji: This Math established in 1754 by Devnath Maharaj is a tourist’s attraction.
Shendgaon an ancient village popularly known for Birth Place of Gadge Maharaj
• Tulja Bhavani Mata mandir(Rathod).
• Vitthal Mandir :This temple was established by Ruplal Maharaj.
• Ekvira Devi Tempe, Murha
• Shri Deonath Maharaj Math, Surji
• Gulab Baba Aashram, Takarkheda More
• Shri Ganpati Devasthan, Borala
• Shri Balaji Sansthan, Kathipura
• Digambar Kaanch Temple, Saokar Peth
• Shri Sant Chandrabhaga Mata Temple Kumbhargaon