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Parbhani is a city which is also the administrative head quarter of Parbani district in the state of Maharashtra in western India. It was earlier named after the Goddess of 'Aura'- Prabhavati and was called 'Prabhavati Nagar' and is a part of the Marathawada region. 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.

The reputed Parbhani Agriculture University is famous for good research in the Agricultural field.

Famous for religious tourism, Parbhani is an important Railway junction on the Mumbai-Parbhani-Nanded-Secunderabad and Parli-Nanded-Parbhani-Bangalore railway lines. It attracts a number of devotees all year round.

Parbhani District is bordered by Hingoli district to the north, Nanded 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 neighbouring 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 kilometres. 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.

Shri Shirdi Sai Baba is said to be born in Parthi, in Parbani district. There is a famous Lord Narshima temple at Pokharni in Parbani district. Shree Mohta Maruti temple, Shree Supari Hanuman Mandir, Ashtbhuja mandir, Beleshwar Temple, Naag Temple is also worth a visit.

Some of the attractions in the district include the most revered Pardeshwar temple. The shivlinga in this temple is made of mercury known as 'para' in Marathi/Hindi. It is said to be the heaviest mercury made idol in the world. A unique 900 years old temple in the middle of the river (Godawari) is dedicated to Lord Mudgaleshwar (Narsimha who takes the form of a linga) is worth a visit. During rainy season the temple gets submerged in water; to have 'darshan' one has to swim to the temple.

Another tourist destination is the seven ancient and artistic caves of Nemgiri, which is a sacred place for the followers of Jainism. These caves are a unique example of engineering with tiny entrances and housing huge idols inside. Here one can see the 6 feet Bhagvan Parshwanth idol, which is made of black stone. These idols are believed to be more than 1000 years old as per archaeologists. The 42 inch Shree Antariksh Parshwanath Bhagwan, idol at Shirpur, is made out of clay and cow dung. It does not touch the ground, it is afloat (about 3'), hence the name 'Antariksh'.

The district is also associated with numerous saints like Janabai from Gangakhed and Namdeo from Narsi. Muslim saint, Hazrar Shah Turabul Haq's Dargah attracts both Hindu and Muslim devotees/followers.

Tridhara, the confluence point of the three rivers - Godavari, Narmada and Purna is another place of interest in Parbhani and serves as a glorious picnic spot. Sunrise and sunset view with water flowing through rocky stones produces a panoramic view along with bird watching.

The district boasts of a number of dams; Yeldari dam, Lower Dudhana Dam, Mudgal Barrage, Masoli Dam and Karpara Dam.

Last Updated on : June 20, 2023