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Parbhani was previously known as Prabhavatinagar. It is one of the major districts in the state of Maharashtra. The district is located in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. Parbhani is well connected with the other districts and states by road, railway and also by the water route. Parbhani is a beautiful district with mountain ranges like Ajanta hills and Balaghat range running through it.  

The entire region of Marathwada was under the Nizam state that is Hyderabad before it was annexed to Bombay in 1956. After the reorganization of states the district became a part of the state of Maharashtra. Parbhani has a lot of significance in the communication, agriculture and educational field of Maharashtra.

The district is associated with a number of saints. The place has been the witness to the birth of many great figures like Baba Namdeo, Janabai.

The district is proud to have certain famous temples which are visited by numerous devotees each year. Not only the beautiful landscape but also these temples draw a large number of tourists in the region. The temple Pardeshwar is located in this region. The temple is famous because of the “shivlinga” which is made of mercury. The name of the temple is also derived from the Marathi word ‘para’ which means mercury. The other place of interest is Nemagiri which is a pilgrimage for the Jains. This sacred place is filled with idols of Bhagvan Neminath, Bhagvan Shantinath and Bhagvan Parshwanath which is made of Black stone.

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