Amravati, located in Maharashtra, India, is a very famous city in the state as some of the most famous temples- Shree Ambadevi, Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara Swamy temples, are all located here. Amravati is also famous for Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, which is India's largest sports complex. This sports complex provides learning and training facilities to students and graduates from across the state in various types of sports. The name of the city, Amravati, was named after the ancient Ambadevi temple, where ancient relics and scriptures dating prior to the 10th century were found.
Marathi Sahitya Sammelan is a Marathi Literature festival which is held in the city twice a year. During this festival or conference, various Marathi authors gather and share their experience and knowledge with the audience. This event was first held in 1989 by Keshav Jagannath Purohit who is one of the most famous Marathi authors from Maharashtra. Amravati is also known for being a religious city as according to the epic scriptures and legends of Mahabharata, Lord Krishna and Rukhamini ran away from Rukhamini's wedding with the help of the tunnel located below the Ambadevi temple. Even though the tunnel is caved in, the entrance can be seen from the outside. There are 15 other temples of various gods and goddesses located in the city.
Maharashtra is a state that is known to always preserve its cultural and one such example of the same is the Gawilghur Fort. In spite of the fact that this fort is now a national heritage site, it was once heavily exploited by the commander of the Anglo-Indian force.read more...