Nanded is the second biggest city situated in the Marathwada locale of Maharashtra. It has one of the highest revered Sikh pilgrimage spots in its vicinity, that is, Gurudwara Hazur Sahib. The city was once in the past known as Nanditat. So if you are a hardcore religious sole who wishes to explore some offbeat pilgrimage sites in the country, then Nanded is one of the most recommended ones.
Do not look for the direct Delhi to Nanded flight flying from the capital of India to this city, since there is a dearth of air routes between these two locales. Going via train is the ideal strategy to reach Nanded from anywhere in the country. Now read ahead to know about the must-visit places in this quaint town of Maharashtra. Bet you didn’t know much of it!
1. Kandhar Fort
Kandhar Fort is situated in Kandhar Town in Nanded. The fortress was assembled by King Krishna III of Malkhed, for security purposes. The fortress, which is just about in remains, is circled by a channel and is popular for its structural planning. The post is situated in the heart of the town and is 50 km from the Ranthambhore National Park.
2. Biloli Masjid
The Masjid of Biloli, additionally acclaimed by the name of Hazrat Nawab Sarfaraz Khan Sahid Masjid, is a stone masjid built some 330 years back. Hazrat Nawab Sarfaraz Khan was an officer in Aurangzeb’s armed force and the mosque was named after him only.
3. Nanded Gurudwara
Situated in the western part of River Godavari is the well known sanctum of Takhat Sachkhand Sri Hazur Abchalnagar Sahib in Nanded. This is the same site where Maharaja Ranjit Singh built the building of Takhat Sahib in the year 1830. The complex of Takhat Sahib covers a few hectares of area alongside two different places of worship that have been developed here. One of the places of worship has been named as Bunga Mai Bhago ji, which comprises of an extensive room where the heavenly book of Guru Granth Sahib has been laid alongside other verifiable weapons like steel quoits, a steel bow, a bolt, a knife measured sword and a mace.
4. Siddeshwara Temple
The Siddeshwara temple, committed to the eponymous god, is situated in Hottal in the Degloor Taluka, 8 km from Degloor in the Nanded area. The stone sanctuary has impacts of the Chalukyan architectural styles and is a pleasant little religious spot to visit and spend some moments of inner peace.
Situated in the Kinvat taluka of Nanded, Mahur is the place of the three divinities i.e. Renuka Devi, Dattatreya and his mom Anasuya. There are three sanctuaries situated on the three distinct slopes and it is Renuka Devi who is loved more since the temple devoted to her is one of the three-and-a-half ‘shakti peethas’. This specific sanctuary is said to be assembled by the Yadava rulers. It is the Navaratri celebration which is celebrated with genuine greatness at Mahur. The interesting area of the three sanctuaries of Mahur engages devotees and travellers alike in light of the fact that it is encompassed by wildernesses, which likewise has a wealth of fauna as peacocks, deer, pumas and mountain bears.
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