Nashik is an ancient holy city in Maharashtra, a state in western India. It’s known for its links to the “Ramayana” epic poem. On the Godavari River is Panchavati, a temple complex. Nearby, Lord Rama was thought to have bathed at Ram Kund water tank, today attended by Hindu devotees. Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir is an ancient shrine to Rama, while Rama and Sita are said to have worshipped at Sita Gufaa caves. Nashik lies on the western edge of the Deccan Plateau which is a volcanic formation. Trimbakeshwar is about 30 km (19 mi) from the city, it is where from river Godavari originates. The land area of the city is about 259.13 km2 (100.05 sq. mi). Anjaneri near Nashik is traditionally considered the birthplace of Hanuman.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Nashik was known as Panchavati before the Ramayana period. Nashik has mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. At the same place Lord Laxman, by the wish of Lord Rama, cut the nose of “Shurpnakha” and thus this city was named “Nashik”. Culture of Nashik. Nashik is a famous Hindu pilgrimage blessed with a rich culture and custom. It offers an interesting blend of both modern and ancient civilization replete with numerous places of interest that beckon a number of tourists from India and abroad to experience the charm of this vibrant city. Hinduism is the majority religion in Nashik city with 85.21 % followers. Islam is the second most popular religion in city of Nashik with approximately 8.90 % following it. In Nashik city, Christianity is followed by 1.00 %, Jainism by 1.10 %, Sikhism by 0.39 % and Buddhism by 0.39 %.
Brief City History
No one knows when the city of Nashik came into existence. It is stated to have been present even in the stone age. Lord Ramchandra along with wife Sita and brother Laxman settled down in Nashik for the major time of their “Vanwasa”. According to mythology, Laxman cut the nose (“Nasika” in Sanskrit) of “Shurpanakha” and hence the city got the name ‘Nashik’. Long ago, Brahmadeva had meditated in “Padmasana” here, so the city was also called “Padma-Aasana” for some time. It is also believed that Lord Vishnu had defeated the three demons and thus city also had the name “Tri-Kantak” (Tri = Three).In the recent past, the Moguls were fascinated by the beauty of the city and renamed it as “Gulshanabad” meaning the city of gardens. Beautiful fresh flowers were sent to Aurangazeb from Gulshanabad i.e. Nashik. But it was during the rule of the Peshwas when the place was finally renamed as Nashik. Navshya Ganapati During the Peshwas period, Raghobadada and his wife Anandibai settled down at ‘Anandwalli’ in Nashik. There are some remains of Anandibai’s fort. There is also a temple called ‘Navasha Ganapati’ built by Anandibai. It was during the British rule in April 1818, when Nashik once again regained its importance. The British fell in love with the beauty of the city and developed it in various fields. The Golf course, developed by the British, was one of the largest in Asia. Nashik is surrounded by nine hills, namely: Durga, Ganesh, Chitraghanta, Pandav, DingerAli, Mhasarul, Jogwada, Pathanpura and Konkani. This beautiful city with hills surrounding it has lakes, adding to its beauty. In 1869 the region came to enjoy unbroken peace. In 1869 Nashik was made a full-fledged district with its present talukas. With the return of peace, Nashik flourished into prosperity. Reasons, political, religious, as well as commercial, led to its rapid development. With the construction of the railway, going from Bombay to north-east, from very near the city, religious minded devotees came to be attracted to The town in ever-increasing numbers where they made their purchases of various artistic & useful articles. This made Nashik a great trade center where artisans skilled in manufacturing utensils & smiths excelling in workmanship in silver & gold crowded to ply their trade. Already Nashik was a highly flourishing town even under later Maratha rule & some time during that period the sow car families like barves, Vaishampayans & Gadres of the locality started their financial activity. Under Maratha rule they advanced sums to finance military campaigns of feudal Sardars & in their later times, their Pedhi’s gradually began to finance the flourishing trade in metalware & fabrics as well as grapes & onions. By the middle of the 19th century the British Rule was firmly established & the public life of Nashik began to pulsate with activities suited to the times. In 1840 was established a ‘ Native Library Nashik’ . In 1861 an Anglo-vernacular school was started & 1864, The town came to have a municipality of its own. During these days there lived in Nashik a saintly person, known as Dev Mamaledar. His name was Yeshvant Mahadev Bhosekar. He began his career as a humble clerk in the revenue department & gradually rose to the position of Mamaledar. He always had a feeling for the poor & the suffering. During the period of his service as a Mamlatdar in Baglan Taluka which has its headquarter at Satana, A severe famine affected the area & Bhosekar generously helped the people to alleviate their sufferings. He always led a virtuous life & spent his spare moments in devout religious practices. In the course of time, he became so famous that princes & people began to respect him as a saint & called him Yeshvantrav Maharaj. Upon his death in 1887 people raised a small beautiful temple for his Samadhi on the bank of the river where his last funeral rites were performed. The paved floor around came to be known as Yeshvant Patangana which has now become a great center of public assemblage & activity.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Marathi is the official and main language spoken. Various dialects are spoken in smaller parts of the northern district that include Ahirani and Bhili. With religious places like Nashik, Trimbakeshwar, ancient Indian language Sanskrit is spoken and widely understood.
Important Types of Commerce in Nashik
HAL ( Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.), Mahindra & Mahindra, Bosch (MICO), V.I.P., CEAT, ABB, Crompton Greaves, SIEMENS, Kirloskar Oil Engine, Glaxo, are major industries in Nasik. About 10,000 industries are working in Nasik including Large, Medium and Small Scale.
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