On the bank of Godavari is a pilgrim centre for the sikhs. The 10th Guru of sikhs, Guru Govind singh stayed here. During the last years of his life. his life. His samadhi and the famous sach Khand shri Hazur Sahib Gurudwara here Nanded has many Hindu temples Mosques and churches also.
Nanded earlier known as 'Nandigram' is located to the southeastern part of Maharashtra State. Nanded is situated 650 kms away from Mumbai and 270 kms from Hyderabad.Nanded has a uniqueness of its own due to its historical, social and political importance. It is the second largest city in Marthawada after Aurangabad. Latur and Parbhani districts are to the west of Nanded district; Yavatmal district lies in the north.The state of Andhra Pradesh lies to the east and Karnataka state to the south. Nanded district is amongst the large districts in the state having 15 Talukas.
Nanded is one of the largest districts in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra comprising of 15 Talukas. Agriculture is the core economic strength of the region. However district also has reasonable presence of Industrial activities, majority of them are agro based. Nanded also gains its significance due the presence of some of the important religious places for Sikhs and Hindus. Most of the population in Nanded lives in rural area.
Nanded District is located in the southeastern part of Maharashtra, Bordering Andhra Pradhesh. The name Nanded is widely believed to have originated from "NANDI" Vahan of Lord Shiva, who performed penance on the banks (TAT) of River Godavari. This "NANDI TAT" became NANDED. Today, Nanded gains prominence from the Sikh Gurudwara which is erected at the place where Shri. Guru Govindsinghji Maharaj, the last Sikh Guru, passed away in 1708. The climate of Nanded is very hot in summer and quite cold in winter. Nanded receives an average rainfall of 897.8 mm per year. In summer, Nanded attends maximum temperature of about 45deg.C and in winter it falls even low as 6 deg. C. The climate of the district is generally hot and dry except the southwest monsoon season. Thunderstorms occur in the period of summer and monsoon, but their frequency being higher in June and September. Dust raising winds are common in summer afternoons.