- Its main objective is to put the historical and pictorial sites in and around Aurangabad in the spotlight.
- Some of them being Ellora, Daulatabad, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Panchakki (A watermill), Lonar, Ajanta and Shirdi.
- Celebrated in honour of the god Ganesha, the elephant-headed, remover of obstacles and the god of beginnings and wisdom.
- The festival lasts for 10 days, ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).
- Usually falls between August and September
- Held in the shrine of 'Sant Eknath' at the Paithan village.
- During the fair, large number of people gather at the village on the banks of the river Godavari to pay homage to the saint Eknath Maharaj.
- Falls either in March or April
- This is the birth anniversary of Chatrapati Shivaji, the great Maratha ruler.
- A procession with lezims is taken round to the city.
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