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.