Nanded

About Nanded (
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Nanded is a city in Maharashtra state (western central India), the 8th largest urban agglomeration of the state and the 81st most populous city in India. It is also headquarters of Nanded district and second largest city in Marathwada region after Aurangabad. Nanded has been a major place for Sikh pilgrimage.10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh made Nanded as his permanent abode and passed Guruship to Guru Granth Sahib before his death in 1708 in Nanded.

Nanded is located on the banks of Godavari river and was famous for its Vedic Hindu rituals on the sacred banks of river, such asUrvashi Ghat, Ram Ghat, Govardhan Ghat. Nanded has been the regional education hub which has Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University at Vishnupuri. Nanded is also known for its health services.

 Nanded is a town of great antiquity. It is said that during the Puranic days, Pandavas travelled through Nanded district. Nandas ruled over Nanded through generations. Nanded also formed part of the Mauryan Empire during the reign of emperor Ashoka the great. Places to visit in the city are Gurudwara Hazur Sahib(Gurudwara Shikar Ghat Sahib), Sachkand and Other Gurudwaras, Nanded Fort, Kandhar Fort etc.

 

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    One of the most popular places on the pilgrimage circuit of Maharashtra, the temple of Aundhya Nagnath is not just famous for its rock-cut images but also for the fact that it is considered to be the eighth (‘aadya’) of the 12 ‘jyotirlingas’ in the country. The mythological name for this place is Darukavana and the highly decorated temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a sight to behold. 
     
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    There is something to be said about a place where divinity reigns supreme. That is the case with Mahur or Mahurgad, one of the most religious places in Maharashtra. Mahur is said to be the birthplace of Hindu goddess Renuka, mother of Lord Parshuram. With three important temples on three hills, the temple of Renuka Devi is considered the most important and it is during the annual fair held on Vijayadashmi day that you must visit to truly soak in the spiritual ambience.
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    There rarely can be a place more significant, and even holier, than where a great philosopher has lived and breathed his last, spending years together in the service of mankind. This is true of the Sachkhand Shri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib in Nanded where Guru Gobind Singhji, the tenth of the 11 Sikh gurus, held his final congregation.
 
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