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Shaniwar Peth, Pune

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Shaniwar Peth is a historic ward in the centre of the Indian city of Pune. Shaniwar means Saturday in Marathi and other Indian languages. Under the Muslim rule this place was known as Murujabad/Murtuzabad. History The area has ruins of Jain temples and ghats dating back to Yadava period. Shaniwar peth also has two muslim tombs , the Shaikh salah on the bank of the Mutha river. These were built on the ruins of hindu temples of Kedareshwar and Amriteshwar in the 13th century. The systematic development of the area started under the Nizamshahi of Ahmadnagar. The area was named Murtazabad after the sultan ruling at that time. In 1728, the Peshwa ruler, Bajirao I moved his administration from nearby Saswad to Pune, and in the process, laid the foundation for turning Pune into a large city. Before Bajirao I made Pune his headquarters, the town already had six "Peths" or wards, namely, Kasba, Shaniwar, Raviwar, Somwar, Mangalwar, and Budhwar. Bajirao also started construction o
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