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Malegaon is a mid-sized town and the headquarters of Malegaon taluka in Washim subdivision of Washim district of Maharashtra state in India. It is located on state highway joining south-east Maharashtra and Vidarbha to southern India. Malegaon is on the main road which is between Washim and Mehkar. It is major junction for road-based transport.
In medieval Prakrit, "Malla" was associated with Wrestler, thus how this town got its name. Also its strategic location made it famous and sometimes known as gateway for Nijam Shahi and Mughals and it was a famous place where Shivaji Maharaj mostly had come for Malneshwar Shivling Darshan. In Malegaon there is a college named Ramrao Zhanak College of Arts, Sciences and Commerce.
There are lots of temples in the Malegaon area such as Nagartas Devi Sansthan, Davha, and Malneshwar Temple.
There is a legend that during the medieval period this town was the centre of wrestling in the Vidarbha and Marathwada region.
People speak very fluent language and live in equality and cooperate each other.
Now in modern days it is famous for cultivation of pulses, soya, wheat and other agricultural products. Another distinction is from the excellent printing industry this town offers. It is famous in all its neighbouring districts.
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