Paithan is a taluk municipal council city and a part of Marathwada region located on the banks of the Godavari River in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra.

It’s believed that Paithan derives its name from Pratishthana, which was the ancient capital name of this place.Sant Eknath Shrine, Saint Jaganade Maharaj Temple, Paithan Jain Tirth, etc are the important attractions of the Place.

Sant Eknath Maharaj, considered the Spiritual successor to the work of Sant Dnyaneshwar and Sant Namadev, was a great Saint from Maharashtra. He was known for His spiritual prowess as well as His immense efforts in awakening people and safeguarding Dharma. Sant Eknath id the author of numerous hymns and books on Bhakti and Spirituality, including the famous Eknathi Bhagwat, the spiritual essence of the Bhagavad Geeta and his magnum opus Bhavarth Ramayan.

The famous Paithan Fair also known as Paithan Yatra is held in the shrine of ‘Sant Eknath’ at the Paithan village, about 56 kms. south of Aurangabad. It falls in the month of March or April on ‘Nath Shastri’ day and is celebrated with great enthusiasm for about 10 days. During the fair, large number of people gather at the village on the banks of the river Godavari to pay homage to the saint Eknath Maharaj.

Paithan Jain Tirth 

Paithan is a Digambar Jain Atishay kshetra (Pilgrimage place of miracle). Paithan has a Chaturth Kalin (thousands of years old). This temple is dedicated to 20th tirthanakar Munisuvrata. The moolnayak of this temple is a sand idol of Bhagwan Munisuvrat Nath. The idol is of the time period when stone idols were not generally made, and one can estimate its antiquity. It is believed that Ram, Lakshman and Sita used to worship this idol. This idol is considered very miraculous.



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