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Parbhani - A Land Of Temples


Parbhani was named after Goddess Prabhavati – the Goddess with Great Aura. The region didn’t do well for itself under the Sultans, Mughals and Nizams of the Muslim Dynasty. For around 650 years, Parbhani stayed a stagnated village. However, once it was merged with Maharashtra in 1960, the place started to prosper.

Parbhani is most famous for being the holy site of Sai Baba’s – a reincarnation of Dattatraya – birth at a place called Pathri, about 45 km away. The Jabareshwar Beleshwar Mahadev, the Mota Maruthi and the Pardeshwara are few of the many religious shrines that can be found here.

The Jain Temple of Jintur is another fantastic holy spot 40 km away. A village nearby that goes by the name Mudgal, is said to be the only place where Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva are worshipped together. The Narsimha Temple is another famous temple here.

The temple of Shri Keshavraj Babasaheb deserves special mention, as he was Shri Sai Baba’s Guruji. This temple is located at Selu, about 45 km away from Parbhani. Earlier known as Parbhavatinagar, Parbhani is a district located in the state of Maharashtra. It figures as one amongst the eight districts of the Marathwada region. It is set at an altitude of 357 m above seal level and is flanked by the Balaghat Hills and the Ajanta Hills on either side.

Parbhani has religious significance in Hindu Mythology. It is a birthplace of saints, Sai Baba being one of the most celebrated and revered ones. There are numerous temples situated in the nearby vicinity.

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How to Reach Parbhani

  • By Road
    There are several Private Tour Operators and state transport buses that ply between Parbhani and various other cities in Maharashtra like Mumbai and Pune. Private Buses generally pose as a better alternative to state owned transport services. The average bus fare from Pune to Parbhani is Rs. 300 and Rs. 500 in case you opt for A/C buses.
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  • By Train
    Parbhani is well accessible by rail from many major cities and towns within and outside the state of Maharashtra. There are daily, regular trains that connect Parbhani to cities like Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Nashik. There is the option of choosing from A/C compartments or normal ones, the ticket fare depending on your choice. Travelling by train makes for a comfortable option.
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  • By Air
    The Nanded Domestic Airport is the closest domestic airport to Parbhani about 60 km away. The flights operating from this airport is fairly regular about four days a week. There are taxis available to help you reach Parbhani from the airport. The Chattrapati Shivaji Airport at Mumbai is the nearest International Airport connecting to several other cities and towns within and outside India.
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