About Bodhan

 

 

About Bodhan

 Bodhan is a municipal town in Nizamabad district of Telangana, India. Bodhan is primarily known for the Nizam Sugar Factory and some historical sites. It is mostly famous for education of higher studies in the institutions like (Arkay college of engineering and technology, Sri Vijaya Sai Sai College and many more) Bodhan is divided into four areas: Bodhan, Aneesanagar, Rakasipet and Shakkarnagar.

Bodhan is located in Nizamabad district of Telangana and is about 27 km from Nizamabad town. Bodhan is constellated with many ancient constructions and is a commercial and industrial center. A big reservoir called Belal is located here which is natural scenery and attracts tourist. The reservoir was named after the companion of Muhammad, Hazrat Bilal.

Bodhan was previously known as Boodhan. Assaka (Sanskrit: अश्मक, Aśmaka Pali: Assaka), was one of ancient Indian regions (700–300 BCE). It is one of the solasa (sixteen) mahajanapadas in the 6th century BCE, mentioned in the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya.

The region was located on the banks of the Godavari river, between the rivers Godavari and Manjira. It was the only Mahajanapada situated to the south of the Vindhya Range, and was in Dakshinapatha. It corresponds to districts Nizamabad and parts of Adilabad, Nanded and Yavatmal in current-day India. The Prakrit name of Bodhan was Boodhan meaning “Land given to poor as alms”, identified as present day Bodhan.