() is one of the 35 districts in Maharashtra
state in western India
. This district is a part of Nagpur Division
. The city of Wardha
is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district had a population of 1,236,736 of which 26.28% were urban as of 2001.
The History of Wardha dates back to prehistoric
period. It has a unique place in the Indian Natural History, since the Ostrich egg-shell has been found at Sindi (Railway
) in Wardha district. It was included in the empire of Mauryas
Pravarpur, modern Pavnar was once the capital of the Vakataka dynasty. Vakatakas were contemporary of Imperial Guptas
. The daughter of Chandragupta II (Vikramaditya) was married with Vakataka ruler Rudrasena. The period of Vakatakas was 2nd to 5th C.A.D. and their empire stretches from Arabian sea in west to Bay of Bengal in east, Narmada river in north to Krishna-Godavari delta in south.
Later on, Wardha was ruled by Chalukyas
, Delhi Sultanate
, Bahamani Sultanate, Muslim ruler of Berar, Gonds and Maratha
. Raja Buland Shaha of Gonds, Raghuji of Bhonsale were the prominent rulers in Medieval period. Nearby 1850's Wardha, (then a part of Nagpur
) fell into the hands of British. They included Wardha in the Central Provenance. Wardha is a sister city for Sevagram, and both were used as major centers for the Indian Independence Movement, especially as headquarters for an annual meet of... Read More