WASHIM Created just a few
years ago, Washim district is already making its presence felt. It has great
pilgrimage past. Devotees believe that Tirupatiís Lord Balaji comes here for resting
after the harvest. Shreekshetra Pohradevi is known as Kashi of Banjara
community. In ancient times, it was the capital of King Wakatak, also known as
Vatsagulm. During British regime, Washim acquired the status of a district due
to its strategic location. Hemadpanthi temples and numerous ponds have made the
Important Historical Places in Washim District† :
The temple of Balaji
at Washim is a considerbly old temple and was Constructed by Bhavani Kalu Who,
rose to be the " Diwan" of Sabaji Bhosle & Janoji Bhosle.
The temple was constructed in 1779 AD.Large number of devottes visits this
Washim is Known to have hed 108 tirthas , holy places or
sacred springs , associated with different gods and rishis.The Padmatirtha is
one of the chief Tirthas erected by Vishnu .
Padma Tirth Washim (Shiv
Parshwanath Jain mandir
Antariksha Parshwanath Jain mandir is situated at
The large number of devottes of Jain religion† visit this temple.
Jain Mandir,† Shirpur
Saraswati Swami Maharaj† (Guru Mandir)
Saraswati Swami Maharaj† is the 2nd avatar (incarnation) of Lord Dattatreya.
Born in †Karanja, He travelled far and wide in what are now
known as the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. He achieved Sainthood
and performed several miracles. He imparted spiritual knowledge to his
disciples, many of whom themselves attained Sainthood.
Shri Sakharam Maharaj Temple Loni Taluka Risod
Shri Nath Nange Maharaj Temple Dawha Taluka Malegaon
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