Anganewadi is located in Malvan, Maharashtra, India. The highlight of Anganewadi is an annual fair [some time in February, the date is declared after getting approval from the goddess] lakes of devotees attend this fair. The villages of Anganewadi have deep faith in ‘Bharadi devi’ and they behave as per her wishes. This small hamlet completely abstains from alcohol. Alcohol consumption is strictly forbidden in this hamlet.
The name Anganewadi indicates predominance of people with surname Angane. According to a legend a goddess materialized in village in the form of a stone plaque, 400 years ago. Since then people have been flocking to a village for 'Darshan', every year.Though the fair thus officially lasts in one & half days, variety of entertainment programs like music, dramas, as a folk were continue for the next 4 to 5 days. People from all corners of maharashtra as well as from off places in karnataka flock the place for the duration of fair. Various theories are viewed to explain the origin of the fair. One of them is that a cow belonging to one of the villagers used to discharge milk in the green wood which turned in a plaque.
When the owner went out to look for the cow, he found the matter. On same day he got a divine message in his dream. He started to worship that stone of plaque. The word sprayed and people have since been visiting the place annually. Since the plaque was found in rocky soil (Bharad) the goddess come to be known as Bharadi. Over the years, the crowds have swelled to the extent where the queue found by devotees for 'Darshan' extends up to 2 km.