Jalna is the district headquarters and was formed on May 1981. It is one of the leading commercial centres of the Marathwada region and part of Aurangabad Division now. It is a place where Sant Ramdas Swami was born in 1530. Tourism in Jalna is pilgrim oriented due to its ancient temples which are dedicated to various Hindu Gods and Goddesses. On 23rd September, 1803 the famous Battle of Assaye was fought here near Jafrabad between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire. It is also called Jamb Samarth Village as it is the birthplace of Samarth Ramdas Swami. According to Ramayana, Devi Sita also lived here.
Centrally situated, Jalna is surrounded by other districts like Jalgaon, Parbhani, Buldhana, Beed and Aurangabad. River Godavari flows from west to east down the southern boundary of Jalna. The well known tourist places here are Shree Jagdamba Devi Temple, Anandi Swami Temple, Matsyodari Temple, Sri Ganesha Temple, Jamb Samartha, Guru Ganesh Bhawan and Jumma Masjid. The ancient Shree Jagdamba Devi Temple is 300 years old and the Anandi Swami Temple where Shri Sant Anandi Swami has undergone Samadhi is 250 years old.
Devotees from all over the country frequently visit this place for worship and attend the annual fairs which are very popular i.e. in Ashadhi Ekadashi, Sharad Navratri
Another tourist attraction is Jalna Fort which is also known as Mastgad. The Fort and the citadel was constructed together in 1725 on the instruction of Kabil Khan. Both the inner and the outer gates were built in 1711 and 1723 respectively by Asaf Jah of Asaf Jahi dynasty. The citadel is now used by the municipal corporation. The other sightseeing places are famous Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad and Lonar Crater Lake for the history and nature lovers.
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