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Nasik(nä`sĭk), town (1991 pop. 725,341), Maharashtra state, W central India. It is a center of textile manufacturing and sugar- and oil-processing. The ancient town of Panchavati, it is holy as the site of the RamayanaRamayana
[story of Rama], classical Sanskrit epic of India, probably composed in the 3d cent. B.C. Based on numerous legends, it is traditionally the work of Valmiki, one of the minor characters.
..... Click the link for more information. exile of the Hindu god Rama and Sita, his wife. Thousands of pilgrims visit the town annually. Nashik is a district administrative headquarters. The Indian Currency Note Press and Military and Police Training College are there. Nearby are ancient Jain and Buddhist caves.
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