Peths in Pune
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Peth is a general term, in the Marathi language, for a locality in the Indian city of Pune. Up to seventeen peths are located in central Pune, and were mostly established during Maratha and Peshwa rule in the 17th-19th century AD. Seven of them are named after the days of the week in Marathi: traders and craftsmen in a given locality mainly conducted business only on that day of the week.
Today the peths form the heart of Pune city, and are referred to as the old city, or simply city. They are considered to be the cultural heart of Pune.
|Peth Name||Developed by||Established in||Named for|
|Kasba Peth||Chalukya kings||1637-62||"Qasba" (Arabic: urban cluster)|
|Guruwar Peth||Shahaji||1625||Guruwar (Marathi: Thursday)|
|Somwar Peth||Dadoji Konddev||1636||Somwar (Marathi: Monday)|
|Mangalwar Peth||Dadoji Konddev||1637||Mangalwar (Marathi: Tuesday)|
|Shukrawar Peth||Nilopant Mujumdar||1670||Shukrawar (Marathi: Friday)|
|Raviwar Peth||Nilopant Mujumdar||1670||Raviwar (Marathi: Sunday)|
|Shaniwar Peth||Moropant Pingale||1675||Shaniwar (Marathi: Saturday)|
|Bhavani Peth||Sambhaji||1682||Named after a temple dedicated to the Hindu goddess, Bhavani located here.|
|Ghorpade Peth||Senapati Santaji Ghorpade||1692||After himself|
|Budhwar Peth||Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath||1703||Budhwar (Marathi: Wednesday)|
|Ganesh Peth||Sakharam Bapu Bokil||1748+||Named after the Hindu god Ganesh|
|Sadashiv Peth||Sadashivrao Peshwa||1757||After himself|
|Narayan Peth||Narayanrao Peshwa||1770||After himself|
|Rasta Peth||Raste||1780||After himself|
|Nana Peth||Nana Phadanvis||1783||After himself|
(later renamed to Mahatma Phule Peth)
|British administration||1818+||After Mahatma Phule|
|Navi Peth||British administration||1818+||Navi (Marathi: New)|
- "Peths in Pune". Pune Diary.
- "A brief history of Pune’s changing urban morphology - Virasat Pune". Virasat Pune. 2016-05-16. Retrieved 2017-02-14.