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Baramati, A Town In Maharashtra, India

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Baramati is a small township and municipal council located in Pune district of Maharashtra. Significant for its historical and agricultural importance, Baramati is on its way to become one of the most important agricultural hubs of Western India. Located at a distance of 105.9 km from Pune city, the tiny hamlet is fast becoming a popular destination for agri and eco tourism.

Historically governed by Yadavas of Devgiri region, Baramati was gifted to Malojiraje Bhosle, the grandfather of legendery Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji in 1603 by Nijam Shah. That’s how the small town came under Maratha rule. Sometime around 1745 the administration of Baramati was handed over to Babuji Naik. During his rule the city prospered and made significant development in arts and crafts.

Today the town is a popular destination for tourists visiting this part of the country. While one can visit the two ancient temples situated here, the residence of Babuji Naik is also of great historical importance. The two temples Sri Kasivisheveshwara Temple and Sri Siddeshwar Temple are highly revered in this region. While the Kasivisheveshwara Temple is located on the west bank of the river, the Siddeshwar Temple which is an architectural wonder is situated on the east bank of the river. A large number of devotees as well as tourists visit these temples throughout the year. The palace of Babuji Naik is also open for the visitors. A fine example of splendid architecture, the house has a gigantic idol of Nandi, the bull vaahana (Carrier) of Lord Shiva in its premises. Shree Moreshwar Temple is another popular attraction of Baramati. Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the structure of the temple resembles a peacock.

Being an agricultural hub, Baramati produces significant amount of sugarcane, grapes, jawari, cotton and wheat. In fact...

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