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, 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 Ramayana exile of the Hindu god Rama and Sita, his wife.
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a city in India, in the state of Maharashtra; situated on the upper Godavari River, 155 km northeast of Bombay. Population, 176,200 (1971). Railroad station. There is production of industrial alcohol and cottage production of copper and brass ware in Nasik. The city also has a government printing house. Nasik is a religious center; ancient Buddhist temples and monasteries are located nearby.