According to many scholars, this is a more plausible explanation for the origin of the name.
The beginning of the Holocene (post last ice age) is now universally accepted to be around 12000 BP.
As per ecologists this ecological cycle has been repeating itself and will get repeated after every ice age and during the beginnings of all Holocene cycles.
Nashik hosts the tri-annual Kumbh Mela which draws pilgrims from all corners of India.
According to popular legend, Lord Rama and his wife Sita resided here for sometime during his 14 years of exile from the kingdom of Ayodhya.
Awed by the city's scenic beauty, the Mughals named Nashik as Gulshanabad.
The city is also famous for its growing wine industry, so much so that Nashik is often called the Wine Capital of India.
So far history of the world, particularly of Indian subcontinent, is based on linguistic guesswork and religious beliefs/hearsay.
However, during last 30-40 years, several new scientific tools and techniques have been developed, which are capable to determining the dates of any ancient events in scientific and precise manner.
Consequently the civilizations of the world naturally and simultaneously started developing near the rivers which initially started flowing due to the melting of glaciers near the Equator e.g. When populations multiplied, these river waters became insufficient.
Therefore some people started travelling from south to north.
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