Baramati, a historically renowned place in Maharashtra, lies gracefully on the banks of the river Karha. Once ruled by the Yadavas of Devgiri and later under the Bahamani dynasty of Gulbarga, its history is substantiated by eminent historians like Dr. Shejwalkar and Mr. Grant Duff.
According to Duff, Baramati was gifted to Malojiraje Bhosale, the grandfather of the legendary Maratha king, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in 1603 by the Nizam Shah of Ahmednagar. Thus, the Bhonsales governed Baramati, becoming an integral part of the great reign of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, under the administration of Dadoji Konddeo.
Following Aurangzeb's demise, Baramati fell into the hands of the Marathas. Shahu Maharaj entrusted the governance of Baramati to the capable hands of Babuji Naik around 1745, who excelled not only as an administrator but also as a patron of arts and religion.
This city is graced by two ancient temples, dating back to around 750. The magnificent Shri Kashivishweshwar temple adorns the west bank of the river, while the awe-inspiring Shri Siddheshwar temple is nestled on the east bank. The Siddheshwar Temple stands as an architectural marvel, accentuated by the presence of a colossal Nandi idol, near Babuji Naik's Mansion.
Baramati's rich history, filled with royal influences and architectural wonders, makes it a captivating destination for both history enthusiasts and seekers of cultural marvels.