Location: Bhandara District
Bhandara District is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Bhandara. The district is also known for the Ordnance Factory Bhandara of the Ordnance Factories Board, which manufactures products for the Indian Armed Forces. It is located on an estate which is commonly known as Jawaharnagar colony. This is the only Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Bhandara district. There is one Navodaya Vidyalaya (brain child of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi) in Navegoan Bandh. Ashok Leyland, a Hinduja Group Company, has a production facility at Gadegaon near Bhandara. Sunflag Iron Steel company and Shivmangal Ispat Pvt. Ltd. are other major industrial undertakings in the district.
Bhandara has a tropical climate. In winter, there is much less rainfall than in summer. This location is classified as Aw by Koppen and Geiger. The temperature here averages 27.1 °C. About 1253 mm of precipitation falls annually.
The Ramayana said that the region to the south of the Godavari was inhabited by natives called Rakshasas. In the seventh century, the district was included in the territories of the Haihaya Rajput kings of Chhattisgarh, whose kingdom was known as Maha Kosala. The name of the district is derived from ‘Bhannara’, the name by which it is mentioned in a stone inscription at Ratanpur, which confirms that the name dates back to at least the 11th century. Formerly a part of the territories of the Haihaya Rajput kings of Chhattisgarh, Bhandara was taken over by the Panwar rajput in the 12th century, followed by the Gond chiefs.
By the 17th century, the district was made a part of Berar by Peshwas, who had invaded the region during the period. In 1699, the region came under the control of Parasoji Bhonsle along with the territories of Vidarbha and Berar. Raghoji Bhonsle of Vidarbha became the leader in 1743, and was succeeded by his son Janoji after his death in 1755. The feudal dynasty of Lanji governed the region from 1818 to 1830, and formed the Bhandara district in 1821.
Place of Interets
Indirasagar Dam (Gosikhurd Project), Korambi Devi, Rawanwadi Dam.