Mahur or Mahurgad is a town and religious place in Nanded district of Maharashtra, India. Mahur is the birthplace of Hindu God Dattatreya. Atri Rishi and Sati Anasuya Mata lived here. Bramhadev, Vishnudev and Lord Shiva once got a news about Anasuya Mata that there is no one more pious and pure as her. To test her piousness they arrived under the garb of asking Alm (bhiksha). When she brought it, they asked to serve them while being naked, she realized by her power that she is under a test. She made them a three-headed child & fed them. This became Dattatreya, the unified God.
Mahur’s climate is classified as tropical. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. The climate here is classified as Aw by the Koppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in Mahur is 27.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 1040 mm.
On one of the mountains is the ancient Mahurgad Fort constructed in the 12th century. Mahur was an important fort in ancient Berar history. It became a separate province in 1478 during the Bahmani Sultanate. It was one of the Sarkars (then district) with 20 Parganas (towns) in Berar Subah (state) in Akbar’s rule.
Hadgaon also has bus and taxi transport going to Mahur. The only way to approach Mahur is by Road. There are frequent buses (State-run ST buses as well as private buses) from Yavatmal and Pusad. Accommodation facilities are available in Mahur city (7 km from the temple).