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Malvan

Malvan (also written as Malwan) is a town in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra. This culturally and historically important town is a Taluka place in Sindhudurg District. Malvan taluka consists of villages like Aangnechi wadi, Achra, Khalchi Devli, Jamdul, Juva, Pankhol and Sarjekot. It is known for Sindhudurg Fort, its Malvani cuisine (rice and fish curry). It is known for its variety of mangos (Malvani Hapus - Alphonso). It is also known for sweets such as Malvani Khaja (Made from Gram - besan flour and coated jaggery) and Malvani Ladoos.

A very important part of Malavni culture is a Malvani Dashavtar, a drama-play based on mythological stories. A well-known dramatists and T.V. actor Mr. Machindra Kambli is from Malvan taluka.

Several apocryphal and some more credible stories related to the name Malvan exist. Salt was produced in large quantity in the Malvan region. Salt producers use term Mahalavan to describe a region rich in salt, a compound word from "Maha" meaning great, and "lavan" meaning plantation (or salt). Another possibility is a phonetic derivative of the compound of "Mad" and "Ban", Malvani for coconut trees and garden respectively, relating to the large number of coconut trees in the region.

Culture

  • 'Malvani' dialect: Malvan has its unique culture signified by its peculiar dialect and Food. Malvan lends its name to 'Malvani' dialect (A Konkani dialect or sometimes referred as a mix of Marathi and Konkani). This dialect is very popular among local population in Sindhudurg district and also parts of Ratnagiri and Northern Goa part.
  • Cuisine - The cuisine of this region is popularly known as Malvani cuisine. Coconut, Rice and fish assume prime significance in the Malavani cuisine.
  • Dashavataar (In Devnagari: दशावतार)- It is an art form popular in most of the Konkan region in Maharashtra and more so in and around Malvan. It is a play that depicts the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu (as in Hindu mythalogy).This continues till wee hours of morning or probably after that also sometimes. Dashavataar, mainly conducted at the time of "Saptah" which the mahapuja of Gram Devta. During this all villagers also sale their home made products like Khaja, Kadak Dadu (popularly known as "Khatkhate Ladu"), Lonache - लोणचें (Pickles), and others. This utsav is the main Parvany (Event) for the villagers. At this very important event, all Chakarmani (A term used for A large number of Salaried class people from Konkan work who work in cities like Mumbai, Pune) visit their homes and enjoy the Khajas and Laadus.
  • Barrister Nath Pai Sevangan: Barrister Nath Pai Sevangan is named after the famous freedom fighter and legislator from Maharashtra. It is in Dhuriwada Malwan near the sea shore. It undertakes humanitarian work and also has a huge enclosed community center in which many events take place.
  • Pimpal (The peepal tree): Pimpal is a peepal tree (Sacred fig) in the heart of the town. The whole place has been named after the tree. On one side of this tree is a road leading to the municipal corporation, on the other side there is Topiwala High School and a government health clinic. Pimpal is considered sacred and holy and has been in malvan for as many as sixty years.
The tree is also known by the nameof 'BOHKTA PIMPAL' by the local population whrein bhokta means' people without work" it is a place for tea time discussions for the local people.
  • Malwan Schramik Maachimar Sangh: The traditional fishworker union in Malvan, registered in 1987, has small-scale fishermen as members.
  • Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the conference on Marathi Literature were held once in Malvan city. It was presided by President of the Conference Atmaram Ravaji Deshpande alias Kavi Anil in 1958.

 

Education

  • A.S.D.Topiwala High School& Jr.College
  • Bhandari High School
  • S.K.Patil Mahavidyalaya
  • Kanyashala
  • Jeevan Vidya Vidyalaya
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI)
  • Government Polytechnic
  • Lingeshwar High School & Junior College,Tulsuli-Kudal
  • Dr.s.s.Kudalakar highschool
  • Rosary English School.
  • Varadkar High School, Katta
  • Parab College Of Engineering, Near Pimple par, Kalse
  • Jai Ganesh English School,Malvan

Wildlife Sanctuary

The Malvan (marine) Wildlife Sanctuary was declared on 13 April 1987, with a core zone of 3.182 km² and buffer zone of 25.94 km² (total area being 29.122 km²). The core zone includes the Sindhudurg fort, Padamged island and other submerged rocky structures. The north eastern border of the buffer zone is 50 m from the seashore near Malvan port, while on the east it is a semi-circular sandy beach 500 m parallel to the shore of Malvan, in the south it is near Mandel rock, and in the west touches the Malvan rock.

Tourist Attractions

  • Sindhudurg - A sea fort. This impressive Sindhudurg (meaning Ocean Fort), was built in 1664 by the great 17th century Maratha King, Shivaji on "Kurte" island to the glory of the Maratha Empire. The construction of a sea fort is a stupendous task, and at Sindhudurg no efforts were spared. Over 2000 khandis (4000 mounds) of iron were used for casting and the foundation stones were laid down firmly in lead. Even today, as one approaches the fort past a rocky reef, navigable through a narrow channel, one marvels at the transportation of such heavy material through such choppy waters.
  • Tarkarli - A serene beach located 8 km off Malvan town. It has a Cottage Resort around the beach developed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation(MTDC). This beach is a favorite with sand particles devoid of any red tinge and sky reflecting waters. Further north about another 6–7 km, is the Tarkarli creek and a lovely estuary. A boat ride on the Tarkarli creek is a pleasant way to spend some time.
  • Rock Garden - The Rock garden is situated near the Arase Mahal and on the Rocky Shore of Malvan.
  • Jai Ganesh Mandir

Jai Ganesh Mandir, is built by Mr Jayntrao Salgaokar, being the son of the soil, Mr. Salgaokar, primarily a businessman, built the temple to bring the devotion towards ganesha to a different level in his town. Every year on Maghi Ganesh Jayanti culturally enriching programs take place in and around the mandir.

  • Chivla Beach There are 5 to 6 beach stays gives an excellent accommodation, "Vasanti" House, which is MTDC approved under Bed and Breakfast scheme of Sindhudurg heading.
  • Arse Mahal Beach
  • Tondavali Beach (19 km North of Malvan)
  • Achra Beach (22 km north of Malvan)
  • Rameshwar Temple (23 km north of Malvan)
  • Devbaug Beach (12 km south of Malvan)
  • Vetal Mandir (4 km North of Malvan)
  • Vengurla town is very near from Malvan and also has many tourist attractions like temples( Rameshwar,Sateri,Mauli,Navadurga,Rampurush,etc.), forts, Beaches, Veg/Non-Veg food.

 

Taluka : Malvan

STD Code : 02365

Pin Code : 416606

Tahasildar : 252045

Police : 02365-253533

 

Post Office MALVAN, SINDHUDURG

Post Office: MALVAN
Post Office Type: HEAD OFFICE
District: SINDHUDURG
State: MAHARASHTRA
Pin Code: 416606 (Click to see all Post Offices with same Pin Code)
Contact Address: Postmaster, Post Office MALVAN (HEAD OFFICE), SINDHUDURG, MAHARASHTRA (MH), India (IN), Pin Code:- 416606

 

List of Banks in Malvan

STATE BANK OF INDIA

Address: DIST SINDHUDURG MAHARASHTRA 416606
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: MALVAN
Contact: 02365-252044/251340
IFSC Code: SBIN0000420 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 416002886

SYNDICATE BANK

Address: H NO 381,SOMWARPETH,MALVAN,,SINDHUDURG DIST, PIN 416 606
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: MALVAN
Contact:
IFSC Code: SYNB0005371 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 416025502

THE SARASWAT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD

Address: MADHU SINDHU, TALUKA MALVAN, DIST. SINDHUDURG - 416 606.
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: MALVAN
Contact: 02365-252114
IFSC Code: SRCB0000040 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: MICR not provided

 

STATE BANK OF INDIA

Address: TALUKA DHRANGADHRA,MALVAN 363310
State: GUJARAT
District: SURENDRANAGAR
Branch: MALVAN
Contact: 02754-241413 FAX0 IP NO-6159656
IFSC Code: SBIN0060309 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 363002310

 

BANK OF INDIA

Address: H.NO.487(1), SOMVAR PETH,MALVAN-416 606
State: MAHARASHTRA
District: SINDHUDURG
Branch: MALVAN
Contact: 0265- 2311368
IFSC Code: BKID0001449 (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 416013606

 

BANK OF BARODA

Address: JIVAN JYOTI, 1ST FLOOR, AT PO.MALVAN, TAL.KADANA, DIST.DAHOD, GUJARAT - 389 260.
State: GUJARAT
District: DAHOD
Branch: MALVAN, GUJARAT
Contact:
IFSC Code: BARB0MALVAN (used for RTGS and NEFT transactions)
Branch Code: Last six characters of IFSC Code represent Branch code.
MICR Code: 389012519


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