Parbhani is a district in the state of Maharashtra in western India. It was earlier known as 'Prabhavatinagar' and is one of the Marathawada region's eight districts. This region was part of the former princely Nizam State. It later became part of the Hyderabad State and in 1956 it was included in the Bombay state. From 1960 it came under the state of Maharashtra. Parbhani Road Map is very useful for those planning a trip to Parbhani.
Parbhani District is bordered by Hingoli district to the north,district to the east,Latur to the south and Beed and Jalna districts to the west. Mumbai, the state capital city is located to the west of the district. The district is well connected to all parts of the state including the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh. The roads connecting the different towns and villages of the district can be identified with the help of the Parbhani Road Map.
The district covers an area of 6250.58 square kilometers. It is divided into 9 administrative talukas namely Gangakhed, Jintur, Palam, Pathri, Sonpeth, Manwath, Purna, Parbhani and Selu. The population of the district according to 2001 census is around 15, 27,715. The population of males is around 780191 and that of females is 747524.
Some of the attractions in the district include Pardeshwar temple. The shivlinga in this temple is made of mercury which is known as 'para' in Marathi. Therefore the temple is so named. Another tourist destination is Nemagiri, which is a sacred place for the followers of Jainism. Here one can see the 6 feet Bhagvan Parshwanth idol, which is made of black stone. The district is also associated with numerous saints like Janabai from Gangakhed and Namdeo from Narsi.
Last Updated on : 25/04/2013