Located in Washim district in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Karanja is a popular Hindu pilgrim place, most famous for housing the Karanja Datta Mandir—a temple that happens to be the birthplace of Narasimha Saraswati, who was a popular spiritual guru, and according to the Shri Gurucharitra, he was the second avatar of Dattatreya in the Kalyuga, right after Shripad Shri Vallabha.
Karanja is also known by the name Karanja Lad, and was termed so after Saint Karanj. It also consists of a huge and famous lake known as the Rishi Talao.
The ambiance of the town is extremely colorful, making it a visually dynamic and appealing place for the tourists. The main attraction for pilgrims in the place is of course the Karanja Datta Mandir, which is dedicated to Narsimha Saraswati Maharaj, and many devotees from all over the world visit the temple to offer their prayers and also participate in the rituals of the temple.
Other than this, the place also houses a list of other significant temples, which include Jain temples like the Kastha Sangh Temple, as well as temples dedicated to Lord Rama. The place also has around 50 mosques, making it a popular pilgrim place even for the Muslims.
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