City of Textiles and home of the Lord, Shri Siddheswar Maharaj.
Solapur is the city located between two major cities, that are, Pune and Hyderabad. It contains 3 major lakes. Solapur lies to the south of Maharashtra, adjoining two states, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. And Solapur is the only city where the Indian National Flag has been hoisted and acquired freedom, even when other parts of the country was under British Rule. The four popular freedom fighter Shri. Mallappa Dhanshetti, Shri. Kurban Hussain, Shri. Jagnnath Shinde and Shri. Kisan Sarda
Solapur is 30th-most-populous city in India. Solapur has speakers of Marathi, Kannada, Telugu and Urdu, with Marathi as the major language and Kannada as sub-major. Solapur is the fourth-largest district in Maharashtra in terms of land area, and seventh-largest in terms of population.
Solapur is well known for its textile industries, often referred as the "Manchester of India". Solapur chaddars and towels are world-famous. It has been a leading center for cotton mills and power looms in India. Solapur had the world's second-largest and Asia's largest spinning mill. The chief deity of the city is Shri Siddheshwar. The "Nandidhwaj" procession on Makar Sankranti is celebrated on 14 January. An annual fair, locally known as 'Gadda Yatra' attracts large crowds.
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