Paithan was the capital of the Satavahana Empire of ancient India that ruled from 2nd century BC to 2nd century AD. It is known as the birthplace of Sri Nimbarka, the founder of the Nimbarka Sampradaya tradition of Vaishnavism. The city was also the home of the Sant Eknath Maharaj, whose ‘samadhi’ is located here. Paithani Sari has shot into global prominence for its beautiful silk sarees which sport intricately embroidered gold or silver borders. Located 56 kilometers south of Aurangabad, it was home to Sant Eknath whose ‘samadhi’. Paithan is also famous for the Jayakawadi dam, the Nath Sagar Reservoir and the Dnyaneshwar Udyan which are favourite tourist spots. The migratory birds in the Nath Sagar Reservoir attract many bird watchers to this location.