Aundha Nagnath Temple
Mallinath Digambar Jain Temple
Sant Namdev Sansthan
Tulaja Devi Sansthan
Welcome to Hingoli,
Hingoli is the district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Pilgrimage tourism in Hingoli district is an enriching experience. There are beautiful temples located in the district which are well worth a visit when on a visit here.
One of the holiest sites for the Hindus, the site of the existence of the twelve Jyotirlingas is also found here. The beautiful temple situated here is said to be very old, as it has been constructed by Dharmraj, one of the Pandavas, while they were in exile.
Other places of pilgrimage tourism in Hingoli district include the Mallinath Digambar Jain Temple, Tulaja Devi Sansthan and the Sant Namdev Sansthan.
It is 30 Km. away from the hingoli District. The twelve jyotirlingas are the most significant places of pilgrimage for Hindus in India. Five of them happen to be in the state of Maharashtra. Lord Shiva has been worshipped in these places for centuries.
This pilgrim centre is of great significance, since it is considered to be the Eighth (adya), of the 12 jyotirlingas. It is believed that Dharmraj (eldest of the Pandavas of Mahabharat) had constructed this beautiful temple during the time that they were expelled for 14 years from Hastinapur.
The temple has been constructed in the Hemadpanthi style of architecture and has exquisite carvings. It is situated in an area of about 60,000 sq. ft. A large number of pilgrims visit this temple on Shivaratri and Vijayadashami.
It is 35 Km. away from the hingoli District. At Shirad Shahapur village of Aundha Nagnath taluka place lies a historical temple of the Jain community. There is found here a statue of Lord Mallinath which is about 300 years old. There is a legend behind the establishment of this temple. Years back the idol was placed at Ardhapur. Bhattarak shree Premanand once saw this idol placed in between other confuted idols and was annoyed. He sought permission from the Nizam to move the idol to Karanja.
Nizam permitted him to take the idol to Karanja. While he was traveling he once stayed at shirad shahapur. There he saw dream in which he got message to establish the idol at shirad shahpur, only according to the famous temple came in to existence. Now it is well constructed with facilities for pilgrims to stay. Lot of Jain pilgrims from all over India visit this place.
The Narsi village in the district is birth place of Saint Shree Namdev. The saint was born in 1270 and his full name is Namdev Damaji Relekar. Population of the village is around 8000 and it is between Hingoli and Risod. Every year a fair is arranged in memory of the saint. The state government has declared Narsi as holy place and tourist place.
The government has constructed a tourist home at Narsi. There are many followers of saint Namdev from Panjab and rest of India who frequently visit Narsi. Now the Sikh followers are constructing a Gurudwara at Narsi and they have also decided to construct a memorial of saint Namdev.
Around 125 years ago, swami Keshavraj had a divine vision of the Goddess Tulja Bhavani, and later on her found a sculpture of the Goddess while excavating a cave. He constructed the temple at the same place.
In the year 1967, a trust was formed to run the temple. Now the trust is trying to provide scholarships to students, residential complex for pilgrims and health service.
- Maati-Naala Dam, Senagaon, Jalsandharan etc.