Nanded is a city in Maharashtra state of India, the 8th largest Urban agglomeration of Maharashtra, 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. Nanded was famous for its Vedic rituals on the sacred banks of river Godavari. Urvashi Ghat, Ram Ghat, Govardhan Ghat are some of them . Nanded has been the regional education hub which has Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University at Vishnupuri. Nanded is also known for its health services. The city was formerly known as Nanditaṭa according to a copper plate inscription found at Vasim. It was also known as Nandigrāma. The name Nanded is widely believed to have originated from Nandi the Vahana of Lord Shiva, who performed penance on the banks (Taṭa of River Godavari. This Nandi taṭa became Nanded. Nanded is one of the ancient and historical places in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. Nanded is famous for its Vedic rituals on the sacred banks of river Godavari. Urvashi Ghat, Ram Ghat, Govardhan Ghat are some of them. Temples like Kaleshwar temple, Shani Temple, in mondha on Ram Ghat. Yagyavalkya Vedpathshala Saraswati temple in Shree nagar, Rajput sangh renuka mata temple, Marwadi Dharma Shala Hanuman Temple, Other Temples in locality of Famous old area Holi and Mondha tower are exceptional. Temple buildings in Trikut Village is the Nabhishthan (centre point) of the River Godavari, is believed to be very sacred for Hindus. The Siddheshwar temple at Hottal built during the Chalukya era is a marvelous piece of Hemadpanti temple structure. Tadkhel Village, Degloor Taluka has Lord Shiva Temple, Fully made up of big stones, with old scriptures on a big stone, constructed by Senapati of one of the Hindu King hundreds of years ago. Tadkhel Village also has Jagdamba Mata Mandir which is 2nd major temple after Chandrapur Temple. Nanded has historic and spiritual significance for the Sikhs. Sikh Gurdwaras. In 1708, Guru Gobind Singh the tenth spiritual leader of the Sikhs came over to Nanded, his permanent abode. It was he who preached amongst the Sikhs that there need not be any spiritual leader for them and they should take Granth Sahib as their leader. In 2008, the tercentenary of this occasion, Guru-ta-Gaddi celebrations were held in Nanded. A Gurdwara has also been constructed where Guru Gobind Singh died. It is known as Hazur Sahib Nanded Gurdwara of Hazur Sahib Nanded: built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the ruler of Punjab from 1830 to 1839 A.D. it is one of the five High seats of Authority of the Sikhs. Guru Gobind Singh died here and his remains are preserved along with various weapons. Nanded Fort: Situated 4 km away from the Nanded Railway Station, the Nanded Fort has a beautiful location. Sensuous Godavari River encloses the fort on three sides. There is a good garden and water works enhancing its natural beauty. It is under renovation work Mahur is home to goddess Renuka, and forms one part of the Saade Teen Shaktipeeth (three and a half seats of Deity of Power). It also has a Parshuram Mandir. Located on two adjoining hills, the Mahur fort was an important point on the major route from the North to the Deccan. Sahasrakund Waterfalls is a favourite destination for tourists during the monsoon. Situated in Islapur village in Kinwat taluka, it is also accessible by train. Unkeshwar village in Kinwat taluka also has a famous Shiva temple. Hot water springs with contents of sulphur and phosphate are believed to have medicinal properties.

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