Nanded is one of the historical places in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. It is situated on the north bank of the Godavari river. It is famous for Sikh Gurudwaras. Nanded is a town of great antiquity. It is said that during the Puranic days, Pandavas traveled through the Nanded district. Nandas ruled over Nanded through generations.
The mention of Nanded is found in the Lilacharitra, a treatise written by Mahimbhatta. It gives the description of the idol of Narasimha in the town. Nanded was formerly known as “Nanditat” which is confirmed by the copper plate found at Vasim. Nanded District and the adjoining areas.