Osmanabad Knowledge Guide
The city Osmanabad derives its name from the last ruler of Hyderabad, the 7th Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan, of which the region was a part till 1948. Osmanabad's history dates way back to the era of the Ramayana where the Hindu deity Rama is said to have spent a few years of his exile. As per historical evidence, the district was ruled by the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Rashtrakutas, and Yadavas. In early centuries the city belonged to the Hindu Chalukyas and Devagiri Yadavas, but later became a part of the Bahmani and Bijapur kingdoms. For a period of time, Osmanabad was also ruled by the Mughals, Bahmani, Nizam and Adil Shah kingdoms. Before the Hyderabad Nizam's rule, it was under control of the Mughal King Aurangzeb. Being under the Nizam rule, the district did not celebrate its freedom when the rest of India became independent in 1947. However, soon in 1948, Hyderabad State was merged with independent India and the district became a part of the then Mumbai District. It became a part of Maharashtra State when the State was formed in 1960. Osmanabad has a historic lineage dating back to the days of Marathwada and even before that to several kingdoms of which the region was a part.
A dargah (Sufi shrine is in the city built over the grave of a revered religious figure) of Khwaja Shamsuddin Gazi. The interior decoration of the dargah, consisting of many colorful glass pieces, is the main attraction of the Dargah. The Urs of Kwaja Shamshoddin Gazi festival celebrates in the city in the month of Rajjab of the Islamic calendar.
Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary
Yedshi Ramling Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the villages of Yedshi, Wadgaon and Bhanasgaon near to Osmanabad city which is situated in the Balaghat range. Yedshi is considered to be the Matheran of the district of Osmanabad. Yedshi is considered as a possible hill station-cum-health resort. It is a railway station on the Miraj-Latur broad gauge railway. The only object of interest nearby is the temple of Ramling. Situated at a distance of about two miles from Yedshi, Ramling was a railway station on the Miraj-Latur narrow gauge section of the South-Central Railway. The temple is located in a ravine and is to such a depth that the spire of the temple is not visible from a distance and also after reaching the entrance gate of the temple. To reach the temple one has to descend a number of steps down below. The temple has an open courtyard with a sabhamandap and a pindi of Shankar is placed in an inner chamber. Many devotees throng the temple on every Monday in the month of Shravana. An annual fair is held in honour of Shri Ramling on Margashirsha Shuddha 4 and 5 (November–December). More than five thousand people assemble here at the time of the fair. In the temple of Ramling is also a shrine of Jatayu. The place is also revered as it is considered to be the spot where Jatayu attacked Ravana, the king of Lanka, while he was carrying away Sita by force. Jatayu lost the battle and died at the hands of Ravana. Dry deciduous forests occupy the area. Wildlife species include Chinkara, Hyena, Wolf, Wild bear, Fox, Blackbuck, Hares and Peacock. More than 100 species of birds are also found. The best time to visit is from October to June.
Naldurg Fort For more details, click https://osmanabad.gov.in/tourist-place/naldurg-fort-naldurg/ Paranda Fort Paranda Fort is situated in Paranda, a small town in Osmanabad district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is a protected monument by the Archaeological Survey Of India. It is an example of military architecture and engineering in Maharashtra. It was erected by Mahmud Gawan Vazir of Bahamani Sultanate. Dhoki is a major village nearby Osmanabad Kond is the village that has the historical Bhimashankar Mandir. It is about 35 km from Osmanabad. Ter in the village which is the birthplace of Sant Gora Kumbhar, having the historical Mandir. It is about 17km from Osmanabad. Shri Datta Mandir Sansthan Ruibhar, Osmanabad There is a temple of Lord Dattatreya, amidst the serene and quiet natural surroundings of, at the village Ruibhar, 12 km from Osmanabad city.
Osmanabad is also famous for sweet Gulab Jamun made up of Khoa, Maida & Sugar. Osmanabadi Goat Mutton is also a very famous & tasty item. The boiled mutton with Rassa or locally called Sherva (boiled water blended with local spices such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, coriander, red chilly & black chilly, etc. ).