Bhimthadi is a province on the banks of river Bheema. The river ‘Bheema’ derived its name from King Bheemak. Supe and Baramati region on the banks of river ‘Karha’, have been notified as part of a Bhimthadi Taluka.
Bhimthadi has a cultural tradition of Jorvey reign and has its etymological reference in the era between AD 1470 and 1375.
Bhimthadi witnessed the rule of numerous emperors and their reign like Yadavas, Bahamian sovereign, Adil Shah, Nizam, Mughals, Shahaji. Since 1637, this region was a part of King Shivaji’s “Hindivi Swaraj” and later on it was reigned by Chatrapati Sahu Maharaj.
Babuji Naik, Joshi had it under their rule for a long time during the Peshva era. Bhimthadi was famous for a deer species called ‘Chinkara’ and ‘Pony / Colts ’. Historical references emphasis its esteemed association with heroic deeds of the Peshvas. In those times the village market fair used to be held on the river banks which led to the evolution of the concept of “Bhimthadi Fair”.
This is a brief historical & etymological association of the name Bhimthadi.
Every year Bhimthadi organizes 'Bhimthadi Fair’ in Pune to advertise and sell goods produced by women. For the last four years this event has earned reputation and has been applauded at the regional and national level. This has enabled millions of women to be employed directly and indirectly. The following chart reflects the achievements of Bhimthadi Fair :
Total no. of stalls
No. of Saving Groups
Total no. of customers
Rs.1 Crores 32 lakhs
Rs.2 Crores 25 lakhs
Rs.2 Crores 57 lakhs
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