Ashram of Namanand Maharaj
Welcome to Latur,
Latur is the district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This city has a historical background. King 'Amoghvarsha' of Rashtrakutas developed this city, originally the native place of the Rashtrakutas. Latur city has the famous 'Ganjgolai' as the central place of the city. The town planner Shri Faiyajuddin prepared the plan for the 'Ganjgolai Chowk'.
Latur is an important centre of trade and commerce. It is also famous for various industries. It is famous for the places like Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple, Ganj Golai, Kharosa Caves etc.
It is a town headquarter known for the Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple. This is the samadhi of the Guru of Swami Samartha of Akkalkot. The town has beautiful temple of the Renukadevi Goddess of Mahur, Mahadeo, Datta and Balaji.
The Ashram of Namanand Maharaj at Mahapur just 8 km away from Latur city. Every year thousand of pilgirms are visiting for darshana of the Samadhi of maharaj. The Manjara river is flowing near by the Ashram or Math. An island is inside the river srrounding the river water and on this island the Temple of Datta is situated. The river and the green surrounding makes the area pleasent and attracts pilgirms to visit again.
It is two kilometres away from Latur. The present structure represents outstanding architecture and carving.
This is a Town headquarters, just 20 km away from Latur. Ausa also has an old historical fort which today is in ruins. The pace has a huge temple of Virnath Maharaj, built by his son Mallinath Maharaj about 300 years ago.
Around the Killari area, grape production is large and is an important export. Bhada village is famous for producing carrots in whole district. The major river in Ausa is Tavaraja and Terana. It is a large market for livestock like cows, buffaloes, goats in the Latur districts.
The Chakur is Town place and on the state highway of Latur-Nanded. It is 35 Km far from Latur city. A temple of Loard Shiva with amusement park is situated near by the Chakur Town. The Wadwal Nagnath Bet (Hill) is very famous for its unique feature of producing a very rare species of Ayurvedic bushes and plants. It is 16.5 km away from Chakur and 39 Km from Latur Town.
The hill is of 600- 700 feet height from the ground and is 3 km near the Wadwal-Nagnath village. The rare species of Ayurvedic plants grows in the Uttara Nakshatra and hence the well known ayurvedic practitioners from nearest states are visiting this hill inthe same period.
Ganj Golai is a construction located in the heart of Latur City, India. The famous 'Ganjgolai' being the central place of the city. The town planner Shri Faiyajuddin prepared the plan for the 'Ganjgolai'. The main building of the Ganj Golai is a huge two-storeyed structure which was constructed in the year 1917.
In the middle of the circular structure is the temple of Goddess Jagdamba. There are 16 roads connecting to this Ganj Golai and along these roads are separate markets selling all kinds of traditional localware such as gold ornaments to footwears and food items from chilli to jaggery.. Thus, the 'Ganjgolai' has become the main commercial and trade centre of this city.
This is a beautiful place near Udgir. On a small hill is the Samadhi(tomb) of Gangaram Maharaj. The place is also famous for cave carvings. The place has given birth to several freedom fighters who lost their lives in the Hyderabad freedom struggle.
Kasarshirshi is a small town with historical significance. Ancient inscriptions dated around 696-697 A.D. have been found here.
Kharosa is a village situated at about 45 km from Latur City in Latur district, Maharashtra, India. The place is renowned for its caves, which were built around the 6th century. Other attractions include the beautiful sculptures of Narasimha, Shiv Parvati, Kartikeya and Ravana. There are about 12 caves, of which one has an image of seated Jins (Jain Tirthankar).
The upper side of the hill you will find Renuka devi Temple and a Mosque side by side which shows the unity of Hindus and muslims in the area. Everyone who come to visit the temple also visit the mosque. On the top side of the hill you will find source of water which is called as Seeta Nhani(Seeta's Bathroom) as they believe that Rama,Lakshmana and Seeta had once lived there.
A lake and a walking track surrounded by is what Nana-Nani park is all about. A temple of lord Shiva quite popular with localities is adjacent to this park. Visit in the morning or in the evening time.
This is a taluka headquarter well-known for the magnificently sculpted temple of Nilkanteswar. Nilanga got its name from the name of Nilkanteshwar, Gramdaivat of this place.
This is a newly formed town place well know for the Temple of Lord Shiva. The another well known and famous Temple of Lord Shiva is situated at Hippalgaon village 12 km away from Tahsil place and 26 Km from Latur city. The temple is built in the 11th century. The linga of Lord Shiva and the statue of Devi Mahishasur is finely sculputred in the black stone. The sides and corners are full of carved statues of different gods and godesses . Approximatley 2.5 lac pilgrims are visiting this place for Darshana every year and a big ustava or holi retual is performed on every Chaitra Ekadash and Dwadashi (Marathi Calender).
Siddheshwar and Ratneshwar Temple is situated about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from Latur City. Latur city has the beautiful Siddheswar and Ratneshwar Temple which was built by King Tamradwaj. There are temples of Ramlingeswar, Bhuteswar, Keshavraj, Ram, Dutta present which add to the ancient cultural heritage of Latur city. Every year there is a huge Fair and people from all over the district used to come to the fair.
The Darga of Surat Shahvalli also deserve mention as the beautiful monuments of the city. There is huge crowd during the festival of 'Urs'.
Udgir is a town in Latur District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is famous for education and its great fort. The Name Udgir was derived from the saint Udagir Baba.
The fort of Udgir stands in all its glory speaking volumes about the Indian history and Indian culture. The fort is bounded by a 40 feet deep trench as the fort is built at the ground level. Jamia Masjid located at Chaubara is one of the two biggest mosques, the other one is Maqbara mosque which is located in the centre of the city.
In the fort are several palaces Durbar halls and the Samadhi of Udaygir Maharaj(Udagir Baba) which is 60 feet under the normal ground level. Udgir was named after the famous Hindu Saint Udaygiri Rishi. This is a place of great reverence to the people of the region. The fort has some rare inscriptions written in Arabic and Persian.
Today the town is an important commercial centre. It is a taluka and also the subdivisional Headquarters.The cattle market of Udgir has been famous mainly on account of the Devani breed of Bull which is not merely a graceful herbivore but equally efficient friend of the farmer.
It is very famous for its unique feature of producing a very rare species of Ayurvedic bushes and plants. It is 16.5 km away from Chakur and 39 km from Latur city. The hill is of 600 - 700 feet height from the ground and is 3 km near the Wadwal-Nagnath village.
The rare species of Ayurvedic plants grows in the Uttara Nakshatra and hence the well known ayurvedic practitioners from nearest states are visiting this hill in the same period.
- Malegaon, Parli Vaijnath, Tuljapur, Pandharpur, Akkalkot, Ganagapur, Aundha Nagnath, Bidar, Satya Sai Deosthan etc.