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Introduction:

Bhadravati also called Bhandak, is a historical village covering a great span of area, and is well known as a religious place for the Jains. There are various temples here that have been well maintained and possess paved marble flooring. Nagpur has the nearest airport, at a distance of 123 kms, whereas the nearest railhead is Chandrapur 26 kms. State Transport buses ply from Nagpur, Chandrapur, Warora.

 

History:

The Gavrala,a small hamlet near Bhadrawati, has been excavated by the Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archeology, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur during 2006–07. They unearthed fortifications of the Vakataka period.

Temples in the area are Jain mandir, the Bodhha vastu of vijasan, Ganesh mandir of Gavrala. There is one ancient Jain temple located in Bhadravati, known as Jain Mandir. The temple belongs to Shwetamber sect of Jain religion. A new temple is constructed behind the old Jain temple, is much bigger than the existing one.

Also there are 2000 years old Buddhist caves,popularly known as Vijasan Tekdi. It is located at Vijasan village. These caves has hosted International Buddha Dhamma conventions. Several leaders and Monks of Buddha Dhamma from all over the world represent at the convention. Also this city is blessed with lord Shiva as it has an ancient temple of "Bhadrashesh" popularly known as "Nagoba Mandir" or Nag Mandir.

People around many places used to come here on Mahashivratri and Nag-Panchami. The hilltop of Ganesh tekadi at Gavrala has a small Ganesh temple and its architecture and archeological remains refers the art of late ancient historic period.
 

 



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