Muktainagar (formerly known as Edlabad) is a small town situated near National Highway 6 (or Asian Highway 46), in Jalgaon district at the northern border of Maharashtra State in India. It is located in Khandesh region of North Maharashtra. Muktainagar is famous for its association with Muktai, the younger sister of Saint Dnyaneshwar, who attained Samadhi on the banks of the Tapti River at a place called Mehun (15 km from Muktainagar). Muktainagar is one of 15 tehsils in the Jalgaon district (formerly known as East Khandesh) and is in the Bhusawal subdivision for administrative purposes. It had a population of about 60,853 in 2017. Muktainagar is the administrative centre of Muktainagar taluka, and contains a police station, a government hospital and the Panchayat samiti offices.
The old town, named Edlabad (a name given by Muslim rulers of that time), was situated on the banks of the Purna river. In 1959 there was a huge flood in the old town and many places of Muktainagar taluka. Ghodasgaon village which is 10km away from the city was affected and many villagers lost their lives. Due to the threat of flooding and the planned Hatnur Dam, the government decided to migrate the villages from there to their present location near National Highway number 6. The government gave plots to the people according to their old plots in the old town. In 2000 a ceremony took place in the city where the name was changed to the modern name of Muktainagar. The main water supply of the city is the Purna river. Since the Hatnur Dam was built, the river basin has contained a large reservoir. Before that, the river was totally dry and people were able to cross on foot. Most of the co-operative societies are named after the river.