All About Nagpur by:David H. Urmann
The people of Nagpur have numerous festivals and traditions practiced up to now
. It is a great place to visit for an exciting and interesting holiday.
According to the 2001 census report, Nagpur is the biggest city within central India. Moreover, Nagpur is the 2nd capital of the Maharashtra state. It is the headquarters of both the Nagpur division and Nagpur district. There are an estimated 2.4 million inhabitants in this city. Furthermore, in terms of population, this city is considered as the world's 143rd biggest urban city. It is ranked as the 13th biggest urban assembly in India. And Nagpur is named as the world's 114th largest city.
Nagpur is the home of the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabhas annual winter session. This city is the political and commercial center of the Maharashtra state's East Vidarbha region. It was founded by the Gond people many years back. The city later became a part of the Maratha Empire under the rule of the Bhonsles.
During the 19th century, the British East India Company took over Nagpur and made it the capital city of Berar and the central provinces. This city had lost its capital status during the 1st state of reorganization but later on became the 2nd capital of the Maharashtra state.
Nagpur is a significant location for various Hindu Nationalist organizations such as VHP and RSS. It is also a significant location for the Dalit Buddhist Movement. The city of Nagpur has a very strategic location. It is placed along the center of the north and south portion of India as well as the center of the east and west portion. Due to the cities accessible location, there are different routes that you can choose from when visiting Nagpur whether by rail, air or road transportation.
Several newspapers within the city are published in the English language. This is especially done so that tourists and vacationers alike will not have difficulty reading the daily news in India and throughout the world during their stay. On the other hand, there are still numerous newspapers scattered and are written in either Marathi or Hindi.
The leading English newspaper in Nagpur is the Hitavada having the local edition of the Lokmat Times and The Indian Times. Some examples of the Marathi newspapers are Sakal, Tarun, Lokmat, Loksatta and Bharat. Hindi newspapers in Nagpur include Nav Bharat and Dainik Bhaskar.
The city of Nagpur is popular for their attitude of staying calm whenever there are in conflict with the rest of the Indian cities. The biggest hollow sputa called Deekshabhoomi is found in the city. It is one of the most significant places in the Dalit Buddhist Movement.
The Shri Mahalaxmi Devi and the Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir of Koradi are the most significant Hindu Temples in the region. There are various religious events celebrated in this city annually. One of these is the Ram Navami, celebrated with a shobha yatra which means huge float processions depicting the numerous proceedings from the Ramayana are present.
Like all the locals in India, the people in Nagpur celebrate their Hindu festivals with enthusiasm and fervor. Some examples of Hindu Festivals include Holi, Dussera and Diwali. There are also celebrations that last several days. These long celebrations are usually held during the Durga Puja and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals. This is even though they are only celebrated by a small population of the city.
Today, Nagpur City is also branded as the Orange City. It has become famous because of this fruit. The city also takes pride of its industries and research centers. It has attracted many tourists from around the globe because of its many magnificent temples.
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