Shegaon is a town located in Khamgaon Tehsil near
Nagpur, housing the Samadhi of Shri
Gajanan Maharaj - a mystic saint as popular as Saibaba of
Shirdi. It is a very
famous and most sacred places in Maharashtra.
Shegaon is a relatively small place, which has a very good park and even
an Engineering College, which is run by the Shegaon Mandir Prathisthan
One can find " Gan Gan Ganath Bote ", a mantra written on many temple walls, enchanted by Bhavikas (followers) of saint Shree Gajanan Maharaj. This temple is the main centre of attraction and people from all over Maharashtra and even neighbouring states throng these place to pay homage to this saint.
It is also described as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha. Thousands of devotees pay their respects at the Samadhi every Thursday, which is regarded as a special day. In the premises of the shrine there is a temple dedicated to Shri Ram.
Every person visiting the mandir is given "Bhakri and Jhunka" a typical Maharashtrian food as prasad.
Ram Navami in Chaitra and on Rushi Panchami in Bhadrapada month of the Hindu calendar are celebrated with great religious fervour.
Air: The nearest airport is
Rail: Shegaon has a railway station on the Mumbai -Calcutta route, few trains pass through this station but is advisable to travel by road which is very convenient to the tourists.
Road: Shegaon is connected to all to all important places, buses ply daily from Mumbai, Pune, Akola ,Amravati tom Shegaon.
Accommodation is available at the Dhramshalas in Shegaon or at the hotels in Nagpur.