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About Buldhana District

Buldana district in Maharashtra is predominantly an agricultural district growing cotton, wheat, peanuts and groundnuts. It has a strong religious, scientific and tourist significance, thanks to some places and people.


Lonar Sarovar, the magnificent crater.



Lonar Lake, a magnificent hyper-velocity meteorite-impact crater, is a great natural wonder that has made Buldana world famous. It was created by a meteor hitting the earth. The result was this salt water lake that evolved in the resulting basaltic rock formation, both saline and alkaline in nature. Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers have reported several studies on the various aspects of this Crater Lake ecosystem.
Lonar Lake is huge and has a mean diameter of 1.2 kilometers (3,900 ft) and is about 137 meters (449 ft) below the crater rim. The meteor crater rim is about 1.8 kilometers (5,900 ft) in diameter. Its age is estimated to be approximately 52,000 years. Lonar Sarowar ranks as the second largest impact crater in basaltic rock and among the world’s five largest craters. Nearby are the ruins of the temples constructed in Hemadpanthi style.


Sindkhed, historical glory...

We have heard and read about how Jijabai molded and transformed her son Shivaji into Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the great warrior and king respected the world over. The values, vision, bravery, passion, ambition and humanity instilled by her in Shivaji Maharaj made him not only a great king but a great human being as well. Sindkhed, a small Taluka place in Buldana district is known as the birthplace of the Rajamata.
There are a number of monuments in this small township, which owe their existence to Rajmata Jijabai and her father Lakhuji Jadhav. These monuments like Kalkat, Rang Mahal, Tomb of Lakhuji Jadhav, Place of Lakhuji Jadhav, ancient temple of Neelkantheshwar and Rameshwar have great heritage and architectural value.


Shegaon, religious importance.

Shegaon has a place of religious significance in Maharashtra. It is famous for the Shegaon is place with religious significance in Maharashtra. Samadhi of Shri Gajanan Maharaja, a mystic saint with miraculous powers. He was as popular as Saibaba of Shidi. A large number of pilgrims gather here from distant parts of Western Maharashtra and Vidarbha. Shegaon is renowned as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Thousands of devotees pay their respects at Samadhi every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day.
Shegaon is now fast developing into a tourist spot with the construction of Anand Sagar, an INR 3000 million project with landscapes, meditation room, water reservoir, and wonderful artifacts and sculptures. The Gajanan Maharaj Sansthan (Institution) Temple Trust runs the day to day affairs of the Temple. The Trust runs many services in the spiritual, religious, medical and educational fields.


Ajanta Caves, the monument.

Ajanta caves are 60 kms away from Buldana and are characterized by largesse of Chaityas and Vihars, used by the monks for prayers and rituals. The caves date back in to the period, 200 BC to 650 AD. Some of them are unfinished, but mainly contain numerous images of Gautam Buddha in the form of sculptures and paintings, well known as 'Frescoes'. It is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India and has been included in the World Heritage List of Monuments.
The Bodhisatva Padmapani, is one of the highlights of these caves and is characterized by gentle eyes, delicate lips and a lotus held in a graceful hand. The monks were helped by the local artisans in the work of carving out the caves. Stories from the renowned Jataka tales are narrated in illustrative, on some of the panels. These caves are rightly said to reflect the Panorama of life in ancient India.