Kumbhoj (pronounced as kam'bho'j) is the name of an ancient town located in Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. The town is about six kilometers from Hataklangada, about twenty seven kilometers from Kolhapur and currently, also is the Taluka or Tehsil Headquarters. The famous Jain Tirtha (pilgrom place) Kumbhojgiri, also known as Kumbhoj Bahubali, is just two kilometers away from the Kumbhoj city. The Vidyapeeth's Degree College of Engineering and Technology is also located in Kumbhoj.
Geographically, Kumbhoj is located at a latitude (DMS) of 16° 49' 60 N and longitude (DMS) of 74° 25' 60 E.
As the name itself suggests, Kumbhoj seems to be connected with well known ancient term Kamboja of Sanskrit/Pali literature.
Alternative name of Kumbhoj is Kumboj (=Kamboj). The former name is apparently free from Iran or Paisaci influence since Maharashtra location was far removed from the north-west division of ancient India. Kamboj is the standard name found in numerous ancient Sanskrit and (from [www.wikipedia.org](http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumbhoj).