Hingoli, a beautiful city and also a municipal council in Hingoli district of Maharashtra lies in the northern part of Marathwada in Maharashtra. Primarily Hingoli is considered as a pilgrimage spot owing to its revered temples and religious institutions; however it also has other tourist spots to cater to other interests. The best places to visit in Hingoli include Mallinath Digambar Temple, Aundha Nagnath, Tulajadevi Sansthan, Sant Namdev Sansthan. While tourism places in Hingoli are many, following are a must see.
Mallinath Digambar temple is the abode of Lord Mallinath, the Jain God. It is at Shirad Sahapur village, about 35km from Hingoli district. This temple is aged 300 years. The idol of Lord Mallinath was earlier placed at Ardhapur. The placement of the idol at Ardhapur was not pleasing to Bhattarak Shree Premanand, who requested for Nizam’s permission to move the idol to Karanja. Nizam agreed. On his way to Karanja, Bhattarak Shree Premanand spent a while at Shirad Sahapur. In his dreams he was directed to build the temple there. Thus, the temple was constructed here. Numerous Jains visit this temple every year.
Aundha Nagnath Temple, here the idols of Shiva in the temples are all manmade, the twelve Jyotirlingas are all naturally formed on earth.
Hence, they have special significance in Shaivism. Aundha Nagnath Temple built in allegiance to Lord Shiva is also the guardian of one of the twelve Jyotirlings. It is believed to have been originally built, by Dharmraj Yudhistir while on his banishment of fourteen years.This place is a popular tourist attraction.
Tulajadevi Sansthan is yet another must see in this place. Swami Keshavraj while on his excavation spree discovered the idol of Goddess Tulja Bhavani. Thereafter he built this shrine at the spot of his discovery to worship the Goddess. The temple is close to 125 years old. A trust formed in 1967 runs the temple till date. This is one of the top sightseeing places in Hingoli.
Narsi village was the birthplace of Saint Shree Namdev and here lies the Sant Namdev Sansthan. He was born in 1270. He was named Namdev Damaji Relekar by his family. Narsi conducts a fair every year in dedication to Namdev. This holy place is run by the State Government. A visit to Namdev fair is an important thing to do as it can turn out to be truly entertaining.
Our travel guide can suggest with many other places to see in Hingoli along with these major ones.