(Last Updated on : 15/03/2014)
Jalgaon District is located in the northwest region of Maharashtra. It is bounded by the Satpuda mountain ranges in the north, Ajanta mountain ranges in the south. Jalgaon is rich in volcanic soil, which is well suited for cotton production. It is a major business center for tea, gold, pulses, cotton and bananas. Languages spoken are Marathi, Ahirani, Hindi and English. Jalgaon has a very diverse climatic situation. It is exceptionally hot and dry during the summer with temperatures rising as high as 45 degree Celsius, while the winters are quite pleasant. The principal river is the Tapti River. It has a population of about 4 million in an area of 11,700 sq. km. Major tourist attractions and religious establishments surround it.
Omkareshewar temple is on of the leading and stunning temples in Jalgaon city, dedicated to Lord Shiva, at Jai Nagar. Shivratri, Shravni Somvar, Ramnavami and Gokulashtami are the biggest festivals celebrated in this temple.
Ecchapurti Ganesh Temple:
Ecchapurti Ganesh temple is located at Navi Peth, near Balaji Sweet Mart, in Jalgaon. The presiding deity here is Lord Ganesh. People believe that the deity of this particular Ganesh fulfills everyone's desires and secret wishes, hence the name of ecchapurti ganesh (wish fulfillment).