Nashik


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Nashik

(nä`shĭk) or

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.
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 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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In Nashik, many temples build on the low lying areas submerged into water.