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About Solapur

The Solapur District was ruled by various dynasties such as Andhrabhratyas, Chalukyas,Rashtrkutas, Yadavas and Bahamanis. 'SOLA PUR' is believed to be derived from two words 'SOLA'meaning sixteen and 'PUR' meaning village. The present city of Solapur was considered to be spread over sixteen villages viz. Aadilpur, Ahmedpur, Chapaldev, Fatehpur, Jamdarwadi, Kalajapur,Khadarpur, Khandervkiwadi, Muhammadpur, Ranapur, Sandalpur, Shaikpur, Solapur, Sonalagi,Sonapur and Vaidakwadi.British rulers pronounced Solapur as Sholapur and hence the name of the district.The present Solapur district was previously part of Ahmednagar, Pune and Satara districts.

In 1838 it became the Sub-district of Ahmednagar. It included Barshi, Mohol, Madha, Karmala, Indi, Hippargi and Muddebihal Sub-divisions.. After the State reorganisation in 1956 Solapur was included in Mumbai State and it became a full fledged district of Maharashtra State in 1960.

Places To Be Visited In Solapur

Bhui-Kot Castle

    This castle is believed to be built in the 15th century, under the “Bahamani” rule. It had been frequently visited by Shri Shivaji Maharaj. It is also believed to be the castle of Mohammed Adil Shah who was the ruler of Bijapur.

Akkalkot Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple

    Akkalkot in the Sholapur district of Maharashtra is the holy abode to Shri Swami Samarth Maharaj, a 19th century saint who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. This architectural marvel houses a banyan tree whose shade was believed to be the meditation spot of the Swami. From the past till date, teachings of the saint that revolves around kindness and trust on Almighty is extremely popular amongst devotees.

Yevati Lake

    Another one of the biggest lakes in Maharashtra, Yevati Lake supplies its water to around 50 villages for their domestic as well as farming requirements. The water is considered to be pure and the natives also use it for drinking purpose.

Hipparga Lake

    This is one of the most beautiful and enchanting places to visit in Solapur. The nature has blessed the place with beautiful plants and very exotic birds. This place is a bird watcher’s delight as it harbours a lot of migratory birds which are hard to spot elsewhere.

Siddeshwar Temple

    Siddeshwar Temple is one of the most revered and visited temples here. It is in the middle of a lake and being surrounded by water from all the sides make it picturesque. The lake has also derived its name from Shri Siddeshwar and thus it is known as the Siddeshwar Lake. The legend has it that Shri Siddeshwar attained Samadhi in this complex.

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