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Washim Tourist Places

Washim is a newly formed district of Maharashtra comprising of tehsils Risod, Malegaon, Mangrulpir, Karanja and the tribal Manora. Washim which was also known as Vatsagulma was the seat of Vakataka dynasty. The tourist places of Washim are Balaji Mandir,

Padmateerth, Antariksha Parshwanath Jain mandir, Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj(Guru Mandir), Shri Sakharam Maharaj Temple, Shri Nath Nange Maharaj Temple, Pohara Devi, Chamunda Devi and many others.

Tourist Places in Washim

Venkateshwara Balaji Temple, Washim

Shri Balaji Sansthan is important pilgrimage of Washim district. The temple of was constructed in 1779 AD by Bhavani Kalu who rose to be the Diwan of Sabji Bhosle and Janoji Bhosle. It took 12 years to build the large paved quadrangle structure of the temple and the veranda. It is believed that Tirupati’s Lord Balaji comes here for resting after the harvest. A big Fair is held in honour of Balaji in Ashvina month (September/October).

Pohara Devi temple, Manora (Washim)

Pohara Devi temple at Manora is important pilgrimage of Banjara community in Maharashtra.

Shri Gurumandir Sansthan, Karanja (Washim)

Karanja is birth place of Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Gurumaharaj who is believed to be 2nd avatar of Lord Datta. Over the past 70 years, Gurumandir of Karanja has become a nucleus for religious and social welfare activities in the Vidharabha region.

Padmatirtha, Washim

Padmatirtha is one of the holy 108 tirthas of Lord Vishnu. The temple is situated in the northern quarters of Washim city. The temple is at the centre of the kund where devotes takes bath.

Antariksha Parshwanath Jain Mandir, Shirpur

Shirpur is one of the most important pilgrim centres of the Jains who regard it as their Benaras. At present there are four Jain temples in the village Shirpur, the Atishay kshatra Shri Antariksh Parshvanath Basti Mandir, the Pavali Digamoari Mandir, the Parshvanath Shvetambar Mandir and the Chintamani Parshvanath Digambari Mandir. The annual fair is held in the month of Karttika (October/November).

Chamunda Devi, Washim

Chamunda Devi Temple of Washim is one of the important Hindu temple and many devotees visit the temple daily for blessing.

Shri Sakharam Maharaj Temple, Loni (Risod)

Shri Sakharam Maharaj Temple is in Loni village of Taluka Risod. Sri Sakharam Maharaj Yatra (Loni Jatra) and Punyatithi at Loni is observed on Kartik Amavasya Tithi in the month of November.

Shri Nath Nange Maharaj Temple, Darwha, (Malegaon)

Shri Nath Nange Maharaj Temple is Darwha village in Malegaon of the Washim district. The temple is built of white marble and the main shrine is also beautiful.

Darga Tarhala

Village Tarhala is famous for Dargah for Pathan community and many devotees visit this place during the festivals. The village is in Mangrulpir Tahsil of Washim district with 42 km.

Daridrya Harana Tirtha

Daridrya Harana Tirtha is a water tank which is believed to have created by Shri Dattatreya. It is also believed that it is the same place where King Dashratha of Ayodhya, the father of Lord Rama, killed Shravana by mistake as per Ramayana epic.

Ram Mandir

Ram Mandir has the main shrine of Lord Rama with other shrines of Sita, Maruti, Rariha Krishna. It is said that Bhagvandas Maharaj Bairagi built this temple 250 years ago. Ramnavami is the main festival of the temple in the month of Chaitra (March/April).

Other Important Tourist Information about Washim

Best Season to visit Washim: September to November

How to reach Washim:

Nearest airport is at Aurangabad with 195 km. Nearest railway station is at Washim (WHM). Washim is well connected by road transport to other cities.

Washim District Website: http://washim.nic.in/

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