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Nāsik

Nāsik. The main city (pop. c.80,000) of the district by the same name in Mahārāṣṭra state and 20 miles from the famous Trymbakéshver temple built by the Peshwās.

It is a holy city where one of the four Hindu orthodox Dharmagurus has a seat, the other three places being Shṛṇgeri, Purī, and Dwārakā; it is also one of the four cities where a kuṃbha-mela is held once every twelve years. The pious consider Nāsik as the Kāśī of the South.

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Nasik

Nasik: see Nashik, India.

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