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 district famous.
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 .
Padmatirtha, Washim (
Antariksha Parshwanath Jain Mandir is situated at Shirpur. The large number of devottes of Jain religion visit this temple.
Jain Mandir, Shirpur
Shri Nrusimha 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.