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Shegaon

Tal. Khamgaon, Dist. Buldhana-404203.

Shegaon, a municipal town in Khamgaon Tehsil is famous for the Samadhi of Shri Gajanan Maharaj – a mystic saint as popular as Saibaba of Shirdi. You’ll see a large number of pilgrims here, some coming from distant parts of Western Maharashtra, Vidarbha. Allegorically, Shegaon can be described as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Thousands of devotees pay their respects at the Samadhi every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day.

See the temple of shri Ram, also constructed in the premises of the shrine. If you visit Shegaon on Ram Navami in Chaitra and on Rushi Panchami in Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar, you can also attend the fairs held here on these occasions.

Getting there:

By Air: Nearest airport is Nagpur, 316 kms.

By Rail: Shegaon is a station on the Mumbai-Calcutta route of Central Railway.

By Road: Mumbai-Shegaon, 600 kms. [Mumbai-Nashik-Dhule-Jalgaon-Khamgaon-Shegaon]. Nagpur-Shegaon, 316 kms. [Nagpur-Amravati-Akola-Ural-Gaigaon-Shegaon]. Akola-Shegaon, 45 kms. [Akola-Ural-Gaigaon-Shegaon].

State Transport buses ply from Mumbai, Nashik, Shivaji Nagar, Bhandara, Nanded, Amravati, Nagpur, Akola, Chandrapur, Wardha, Yeotmal to Shegaon.

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