Nanded is the second largest city in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. According to the folklore this place bears the name of Nandi, the bull vehicle of Lord Shiva, that did penance in the meadows of Nanded. Nandigram is another name of Nanded. Different dynasties like Nanda, Maurya, Satvahana, Andhrabhrtyas ruled over Nanded in the historical times.
With an outspread of 51 km. sq., Nanded is entrenched on the banks of River Godavri. The whole area of Naded is divided into two parts namely Old & New Nanded. New Nanded is a well sculpted and inhabited area whereas Old Nanded comprises of uneven hilly terrains. With such location, it experiences moderate climate amid year. The summers become searing during June-July and winter months of December-mid February are cold.
Nanded is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and Sikhs. It houses numerous magnificent temples like Mahakaleshwar temple, Siddheshwar temple and the Gurudwara Huzur Sahib that was commemorated in the memory of Guru Gobind Singh.