Parbhani District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State

Parbhani District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State: Parbhani district is one of the Marathwada region districts in Maharashtra. Prabhavatinagar was the earlier name of it. Parbhani is the headquarter of the district. Borders of the district are Hingoli and Buldhana districts in the north, Latur in the south, Beed and Jalna districts in the west and Nanded and Hingoli districts in the east. Parbhani district area is 6250.58 square meters.



 

Overview of Parbhani District


Parbhani district is 357 meters above sea level. The climate of the district is tropical. The district is divided into Parbhani, Purna, Palam, Pathri, Gangakhed, Sonpeth, Manwath, Selu and Jintur tehsils. There are 7 municipalities, 1 municipal corporation, 834 revenue mandals and 848 villages. Parbhani district population as per the 2011 census is 1,836,086. Population density is 295 per square kilometre. There are 940 females for every 1000 males. The literacy rate of the state is 75.22%. More than 78% of the population speak Marathi. Other languages spoken by the people are Urdu, Hindi and Lambadi.

 

History of Parbhani District


Parbhani was earlier called Prabhavathi and is named after Goddess Prabhavathi. Most parts of the present Parbhani district region were under the Mughal Empire till 1724. After that, it became part of the Nizam kingdom. In 1956, after the reorganization of states, the districts that came under the Marathwada region were included in the Bombay state. With the formation of Maharashtra state in 1960, the Parbhani region became part of it.

 

Tourist Places in Parbhani District


Parbhani district is very popular for Jain and Hindu tourism. Parbhani district is also called the land of saints. The district is well connected to other places by road, railway and airways. Tourist attractions include nature, parks and temples.
 
Pathri, the birthplace of Dattatreya is a holy site visited by a large number of devotees. Jintur is a Jain temple and is a very famous tourist place in the district. Mudgaleshwar temple is situated in the middle of River Godavari. The temple is believed to be built nine hundred years ago. Devotees have to swim to the temple to have the darshan of Narasimha Swamy which is in the form of “Shivalinga”. The best time to visit this temple is from April to June. Selu town is another must visit place in the district. This is the home town of Shri Sai Baba’s guru “Shri Babasaheb Maharaj”. Sai baba is believed to have stayed here for nearly twelve years.

Talukas in Parbhani District


The district has 9 talukas in the Parbhani District of Maharashtra State. We have listed all the talukas below:

 
Parbhani Selu Jintur
Gangakhed Purna Palam
Pathri Manwath Sonpeth


Parbhani District - Overview of District and Talukas

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