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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 seat of Nanded district. The city is located on the banks of Godavari river.Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University is located in the city, that supervises educational activities of senior colleges in four out of eight districts of Marathwada division. Nanded is a major destination Sikh pilgrims, because the 10th Sikh Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) made Nanded his permanent abode and passed Guruship to Guru Granth Sahib before his death in 1708.EtymologyThe city was formerly known as according to a copper plate inscription found at Washim. It was also known as. The name Nanded is widely believed to have originated from the Vahana of Lord Shiva, who is said to have performed penance on the banks of River Godavari. This later became Nanded.HistoryOne of the oldest and historic cities in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Nanded is situated on the north bank of the Godavari River, in the southeastern part of Maharashtra, bordering Telangana. Early mentions of Nanded and irrigation practices are found in the Leela Charitra, a treatise written about 700 years ago by Mhaimbhatta.Plan your holiday in Nanded and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our India trip itinerary builder website.
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