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Nidhi Nivas
Nevasa is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°32′0″N 74°56′0″E / 19.53333°N 74.93333°E / 19.53333; 74.93333Coordinates: 19°32′0″N 74°56′0″E / 19.53333°N 74.93333°E / 19.53333; 74.93333
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 414603
Telephone code 912427
Vehicle registration MH-17
Nearest city Shrirampur
Lok Sabha constituency Shirdi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nevasa
Climate hot and humid (Köppen)

Nevasa is a city in Nevasa tehsil of Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Old name of this place are Nidhinivas Nivas and Mahalaya. God Dattatrayas Temple is main temple. This place is near of Pravara river this river also called Amritvahini.

Mohiniraj Temple[edit]

The Nevasa is mainly famous for the Mohiniraj Mandir, the avatar of Lord Vishnu who beheaded Rahu and Ketu while distributing nectar.

Every year a big Ustav of Shri Mohiniraja get celebrated in the month of Magha pornima in remembrance of Lord Vishnu's Mohini Avatar after Samudra manthan. The elegantly designed Mohiniraj Temple in Ahmednagar is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The new structure of this temple was constructed in 1773 at a cost of about Rs. 5 Lakhs by Gangadhar Yashwant Chandrachude. The 75 feet tall temple is decorated all over with ornamental work. The shrine houses an image of Mohiniraj better known as Lord Vishnu. Also, in the Sabhamandan (Meeting Room) several images of other gods and goddesses such as Ganesh, Shiv – Parvati, Shani and Hanuman Ji.

According to a legend associated to this place, the time when sea was churned to get nectar, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Mohini to distract the demons and deprive them of nectar. The demons stared at Mohini while Vishnu distributed nectar to gods and water to demons. Hence the effigy of the temple is also known as Ardhnari Nateshwar, i.e., Lord Vishnu’s damsel form.

Throughout the year three fairs are held in the town in honour of Mohiniraj. About fifty thousand people attend these fairs. Also this area is called Dandakaranya Lord Ram killed Marich near Newasa Village is called Toka because arrow head, known as toka got inside the ground over there, so it called Toka before killing Marich Lord Ram through Sura ( Knife)towards him that village called Suregaon after that he threw Bhala (spear), that place called Bhalgaon, after that He threw arrow, that place is called Banganga Godavari river turns there like Dhanushyaban, so this place is called BANGANGA.

Other information[edit]

The remains of a multilevel settlement dating from the Paleolithic period to the Middle Ages have been discovered at Navasa. Excavations were conducted by H. D. Sankalia in the 1950s and by G. Karve-Corvinus in 1967. Nevasa’s Aeneolithic layer reveals a settled agricultural culture characterized in the second millennium B.C. by implements (elongated plates) similar to those of the Harappa civilization.[1]

Newasa is also famous as sasurvadi (in laws) of Lord Khandoba, The First wife of Lord Khandoba is from Newasa bk name Mahalasa so khandoba is called Mhalasakant. Due to this pavitra sthal Sant Dnyaneshwar selected this place to write the world famous grantha "Dnyaneshwari" "Bhawarthdipika" a commentary on Bhagavad Gita, popularly known as "Dnyaneshwari".

Saint Dyaneshwar wrote a Dnyaneshwari in Nevasa beside a pole which is still there. Every year palkhi of Dyaneshwari is taken to Pandharpur during ashadi ekadashi.

Mata Laxmi Temple is famous called Varkhedai in village Varkhed, Big Jatra is famous near about 7 to 10 lake people comes there Chaytra vadhy panchami for three days Chabina ceremony held there This Devi called in south name Laxmi-Chandralamba Devi Sannati, Gulbarga Dist

Moryachinchore is a famous village in Newasa Taluka. The More dynasty ruled the village for about 2,000 years. A royal temple of the More dynasty is Pohahicha Mahadev.

In Nevasa there is also a famous village called sukali also known as Gundwadi. In Gundwadi, there is a temple of Shakambhari devi. There is Sureshnagar and Handinimgaon is a village and there is Trivenishwar Mahadev, Temple, Sant Bhakt Prahlad Maharaj.

Nearby places[edit]

A famous temple of Shani, Shani Shingnapur is located near Sonai in Nevasa Taluka.

Devgad A huge temple of Lord Datta created by Late Guruvarya Sri Kisangiri Maharaj, attracts worshippers. The palkhi from Devgad to Pandharpur Ashadhi Eakadashi under the leadership of Bhaskargiri Maharaj is famous for its strict discipline and cleanliness.

Toka is The Border of The Great Maratha dynasty near Godavari River where Pravara meets Godavari River is Toka