History : Nashik

Flashback of Nashik

History NashikNashik has mythological, historical, social and cultural importance. Excavations have shown that the territory around Nashik was occupied in the early Stone Age. During Mughal period, the city was named as Gulshanabad appreciating its beauty. As per mythology Lord Ram, Sita & Laxman made Nashik their home during 14 years of their exile. It is one of the cities where the massive Sinhastha Kumbh Mela is held once every twelve years. On April 19,1818 Nashik was annexed by the British and developed greatly by the British due to its proximity to Gujarat.

Several people from the city like Anant Kanhere, Krishnaji Karve have actively participated in the national freedom fight. In 1930 Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had started a revolution for the entry of Dalits in Kala Ram temple. On October 31, 1955, the Government of India inaugurated a press at Nashik for printing government stationery. In the 1861 the Deolali Cantonment was formed. In 1840, one of the first modern libraries of Maharashtra (then, the Presidency of Bombay) was founded at Nashik. Nashik got its railway station in 1862. The architectural marvel the Victoria Bridge which is over a 100 years now was built in 1894.

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