Nanded City :
Nanded is a city in Maharashtra state (western central India), the 8th largest urban agglomeration of the state and the 81st most populous city in India. It is also seat of Nanded district. The city is located on the banks of Godavari river. Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University is located in the city, that supervises educational activities of senior colleges in four out of eight districts of Marathwada division. Nanded is a major destination Sikh pilgrims, because the 10th Sikh Guru (Guru Gobind Singh) made Nanded his permanent abode and passed Guruship to Guru Granth Sahib before his death in 1708.
Nanded City History:
ANNAPURNA DEVI - Annapurna Devi referred to as Bhavani Devi by people.
The Nanda dynasty ruled over Nanded in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE. Nanded was also part of the Maurya Empire under Ashoka (c. 272 to 231 BCE). Later on, Nanded District and the adjoining areas were ruled over by the Andhrabhrtyas and Satvahanas during the first century AD. Under Mughal padshah (emperor) Shah Jahan, Nanded was the seat of Mughal Telangana Subah (an imperial top-level province) from its 1636 establishment until its 1657 merger into Bidar Subah. Nanded became part of the Hyderabad State in 1725 and continued to be part of the Nizam's dominions until 1948. After India gained independence in 1947, the Indian Armed Forces annexed Hyderabad and ended the rule of the Nizam in Operation Polo,making Nanded part of the new Hyderabad State. Nanded remained in annexed Hyderabad state until 1956 when it was included in Bombay Presidency. On 1 May 1960 Maharashtra state was created on linguistic basis and Marathi dominant Nanded district became part of Maharashtra.
Road NH 61 (New Number) Kalyan-Ahmednagar-Parbhani-Nanded-Nirmal, NH 361 Nagpur-Wardha-Yavatmal-Nanded-Latur-Solapur-Sangli-Kolhapur-Ratnagiri and NH 161 Akola-Washim-Hingoli-Nanded-Degloor-Sangareddy passes through the city. State Road Transport Bus service operates to every major city in Maharashtra and nearby cities in like Hyderabad & Bidar in Telangana & Karnataka respectively.
Nanded railway station is located on the Secunderabad-Manmad section of Nanded railway division of the South Central Railway Zone (SCR). Nanded station is biggest station in Marathwada region, it is connected to all parts of India. It is served by 48 pairs of trains every day. and is one of the major stations on the Secunderabad-Manmad railway line. Maltekdi Railway Station is another railway station that serves the city of Nanded. Nanded station has frequent connections to Secunderabad and Aurangabad.
Nanded airport, the Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Airport is served by daily flight to Hyderabad by Trujet Airlines and soon will connected by daily flight to Mumbai too.
Nanded Fort: Situated 4 km away from the Nanded Railway Station, the Nanded Fort has a beautiful location. The Godavari River encloses the fort on three sides. There is a garden and water works enhancing its natural beauty. The fort is currently under renovation.[needs update]Mahur is home to goddess Renuka, and forms one part of the Saade Teen Shaktipeeth (three and a half seats of Deity of Power). It also has a Parshuram Mandir. Located on two adjoining hills, the Mahur fort was an important point on the major route from the North to the Deccan.
Sahasrakund Waterfalls is a favourite destination for tourists during the monsoon. Situated in Islapur village in Kinwat taluka, it is also accessible by train.
Unkeshwar village in Kinwat taluka also has a famous Shiva temple. Hot water springs with contents of sulphur and phosphate are believed to have medicinal properties.
LOCATION OF ANNAPURNA DEVI:
Annapurna Devi is located at Annapurna temple.the narrow lane or gali approaching the temple in knows as ratneshwari gali.Kindly refer ratneshwari temple for directions to reach place. Devotess worship this deity as one form of durga in the NAV Durga yatra during Navratri falling in September – October, This deity is called as mahagauri Durga and is worshipped on the 8th day of the Navratri.
TYPES OF POOJA:
The place of worship is open from 04:00 am to 10:00 p.m Aarties are conducted early morning 12:00 noon & 08:30 & 10:00 p.m ,There is also annadanam daily at the temple premises in the afternoon where devotees can get free food,