is a city and a municipal council
in Parbhani district
in the Indian state
. Parbhani earlier also known as “ Prabhavatinagar”, is a city in the Marathwada
region of Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of Parbhani District.
The state capital Mumbai is to the west. Parbhani is well connected by road to other major towns in Maharashtra and the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh, which was previously a part of the Hyderabad State.
Parbhani is an important railway junction on the Mumbai-Parbhani-Secunderabad and Parli-Parbhani-Bangalore lines.
Also Parbhani is known by Maratwada Agricultural University. Established in 1972, Marathwada Agricultural University (MAU) Parbhani is one of the four Agricultural universities in state of Maharashtra. The objectives of the University are: Education in agriculture & Allied Sci., Undertake Research based on regional needs and facilitate Technology transfer etc.
Parbhahi has a good history badged to it. The great saint and the reincarnation of the God Dattatraya -- Shri Shirdi SaiBaba was born in this district. The exact name of the place is Pathri - 40 km from Parbhani.
One of the 12 Jotirlinga of Lord Shiva is at Aundha Naganath, 40 km.
One of the big Jain temple is at Jintur -- 40 km.
The people from Parbhani always call "Jagat jarmani ani bharatat Parbhani"
--- Akhil Bhartiya Bahubhashik Brahmin Sammelana
On Jan 19-21 2007 Parbhani hosted the above mentioned sammelana.
This was the attempt to unite all brahmins from all over India and help the society progress.
Some of the great personalities from the community were present and guided for making the society better. Near about 2 Lakhs people were present for all 3 days. It has been recorded as a milestone for the city.
Parbhani is located at . It has an average elevation of 407 metres
At the 2001 India census
, Parbhani had a population of 259,170. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Parbhani has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 59%. In Parbhani, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The well-known schools are Gandhi Vidyalaya
and Bal Vidya Mandir
.Gandhi Vidyalaya has three branches in the city located at Gavhane Road(Main Branch), Ekata Colony and Krishi Sarathi Colony. Bal Vidya Mandir has four branches in the city. main branch, vaibhav nagar branch, nanalpeth branch and Vadgalli branch. These are the top schools in the whole Marathwada
area for its educational standards and the students passing out. Many of the students passed out from here are serving the nation in various areas like government, banking, army and MNCs. These are one of the most disciplined schools from its beginning. Students are proud to be passed out from these schools.
Other schools include VISHWASHANTI DNYANPEETH RESIDENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR COLLEGE, Nutan Vidyaa Samiti's Marathwada High school and Bhartiya Bal Vidya Mandir.
- DNYANOPASAK COLLEGE OF ARTS, COMMERCE, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (DSM COLLEGE)
- SHREE SHIVAJI COLLEGE OF ART, COMMERCE AND SCIENCE, Parbhani
- Bal Vidya Mandir Jr. College
- MODEL URDU GROUP OF SCHOOL,DARGAH ROAD,PARBHANI
- Bal Vidya Mandir Shikshan Sanstha
- Marathwada Agriculture University
- VISHWASHANTI DNYANPEETH RESIDENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR COLLEGE.
- Dr.Zakir Hussain High School & Junior College
- Moidul-Muslimeen High School
- Mahatma Phule Vidyalaya & Junior College
- e-MAX INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY PARBHANI.
- QUEENS GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS,PARBHANI.
- RABINDRA NATH TAGORE CHITRAKALA MAHAVIDYALAYA PARBHANI.
- INDIRA GANDHI GIRLS URDU HIGH SCHOOL PARBHANI.
- UNITED TECHNICAL INSTITUTE ,PARBHANI.
- N.V.S.MARATHAWADA HIGHSCHOOL
- YESHWANT COLLEGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, PARBHANI
One can travel to Delhi
and some major cities directly by train. Parbhani is connected in 2007 by broad gauge
railways to Manmad
, and by metre gauge
railway subject to Unigauge
gauge conversion to Akola