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Nanded Fast Facts
- State: Maharashtra
- District: Nanded
- Famous for/as: City
- Population: 550,564
- Area: 51.76 km2 (19.98 sq mi)
- Language: Marathi, English, Hindi, Telugu and Kannada
- Best Season: September to April
- Weather: Summer: 40.8-23 C Winter: 32-10 C
- Clothing: Cotton in summer and woollen in winter
- Local Transport:
- STDCode: 02462
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC),
Opposite LIC Building,
Madame Cama Road,
Mumbai - 400 020.
Tel: 022 22026713, 22024627, 22027784
Nanded, India Overview
A beguiling mix of ancient and modern, Nanded, headquarter of the district of the same name, is a sacred destination for the Sikhs.
The presence of temple and Sufi shrines also attract devotees of other faiths. Situated on the banks of the Godavari River, the town is famous for its undisputed highlight “Huzur Sahib Sachkhand Gurudwara”, built on the place where Guru Govind Singh, the last Guru of the Sikhs, breathed his last.
A city of antiquity, it came under the rule of various dynasties such as the Satvahanas, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kakatiyas, Yadavas, Bahamanis, Adilshahis and finally the Mughals.
Today, Nanded is also an important business and trading centre.
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Nanded, India History
One of the oldest cities in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Nanded is situated on the north bank of the Godavari River. The Nanda dynasty ruled over Nanded for generations in the 5th and 4th centuries BCE. Nanded was also part of the Maurya Empire under Ashoka (ca. 272 to 231 BCE).Early mentions of Nanded are found in the Lilacharitra, a treatise written about 700 years ago by Mhaimbhatta. The city was formerly known as Nanditat (Marathi: नंदितट) according to a copper plate inscription found at Vasim. Nanded District and the adjoining areas were ruled over by the Andhrabhrtyas and Satvahanas during the first century AD.Nanded was the capital of the district of Telangana under Aurangzeb. In 1708, the year following Aurangzeb's death, Gobind Singh, the tenth spiritual leader of the Sikhs, came to Nanded. He proclaimed himself the last living Guru and established the Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru of Sikhism, elevating the reverence of the text to that of a living leader. Around 1835, Maharaja Ranjit Singh's oversaw the construction of a gurudwara at Nanded. Located at the site of Gobind Singh's cremation, the gurudwara is part of the Hazur Sahib..Nanded became part of the Hyderabad State in 1725 and continued to be part of the Nizam's dominions until 1948. After India gained independence in 1947, the Indian Armed Forces invaded Hyderabad and ended the rule of the Nizam in Operation Polo, making Nanded part of the new Hyderabad State. Nanded became part of the Bombay State after Hyderabad's dissolution, and Maharashtra after Bombay's partition.