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About Nagpur

Second capital and the third largest city of Maharashtra, Nagpur embraces millions of people in its lap. Triangular in shape, the city is endowed with the richness of geological and mineral wealth. In addition to this, Nagpur is the place from where a large number of fossils of flora and fauna have been reported. The city, Nagpur, is located in the area of Vidarbha Janapada that was the portion of the great forest namely, Dandakaranya in the Ramayana. From 4th century BCE to around the 2nd and 3rd century CE, this region was under the control of Mauryan, Shunga and Satavahana dynasties. Moreover, this city is very well connected to the other parts of the country via air, road and rail means.

Theology and Culture

In Nagpur, there exist a diversity of different cultures like Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Jainism. There are a number of temples located in Nagpur like for instance Deekshabhoomi, which is the largest hollow stupa and an important place for Buddhists are located here in the city. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals that are celebrated in this city. Right from Ram Navami, Vijayadashami, Eid E Milad, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, Durga puja, Ganesh Chaturthi to Moharram, every festival is celebrated here with the execution of processions.

Besides all this, the culture of Nagpur society is known for its folk songs such as Lavani, Bhaleri, Bhajan, Lalita and folk dances, for instance, Karma Dance, Hadga or Bhondla, and Tamasa to name a few. Going on to discuss the cuisines of the place, Nagpur flaunts diversity on this note. As the city is known the 'Orange City', a variety of delicacies here are prepared using oranges. There is a comprehensive range of savories here in Nagpur that includes sandage, papad, kosimbirs, rayatas, lonace, catnis, and many others.

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