Paithan((Marathi: पैठण)) formerly Pratishthana, is a city and a municipal council in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city was the capital of the Sātavāhana empire of ancient India that ruled from 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD. It is one of the few inland towns named in the famous 1st century AD Greek book, Periplus Maris Erytharaei.
Paithan is located 56km south of present-day Aurangābād on the Godavari River in Maharashtra. Paithan was home of the great Maharashtrian saint Eknath, whose "samadhi" can be found there. The little town is famous for its Shrine of 'Sant Eknath' where people flock every year during the time of 'Paithan Yatra' also known as NathShashti.The town is mostly famous today for its sarees — the Paithani beautiful silk saris which sport intricately embroidered gold or silver borders. Sant Dnyaneshwar Udyan (See: )is famous garden developed on the lines of Mysore Garden.
nice one...sant eknath maharaj is famous sant of maharashatra. Every Eknath shasthi 5 to 6 lack devoties came at paithan. thanks to writer pls give us some more information about sant eknath.
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Photo taken in Sant Dynaneshwar Udyaan, Paithan, Maharashtra 431107, India
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