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Ganapatipule MaharashtraA beautiful desitnation in Maharashtra
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Welcome to MaharashtraBy: Shobha Daniell
is a diverse state that attracts visitors with monuments, ancient cave temples,
forts, wineries, spirituality, nature preserves, arts and education. It is
India’s third largest and second most populous state. There are many quiet,
palm-fringed beaches, brown-green Sahyadri Mountains, World Heritage historical
sites, bustling cosmopolitan cities and of course, there's cosmopolitan Mumbai.
Natural as well as regional diversities have helped in the development of a unique Marathi culture. Heritage includes places, values, traditions, events and experiences that highlight our journey; and by identifying, protecting and managing our heritage, we ensure that those places will continue to be experienced and enjoyed by future generations. Read More
The Emerald Shores of Malvan
By Usha Dhond Malkarnekar Irvine CA
My Journey Down The Memory Lane
No matter where I live in the world, I long for the ocean, I
guess it is in my DNA. There is nothing more relaxing than walking on the beach
letting the dry, hot sand tickle my toes or walk in the water and let the
fizzling bubbles of the receding ocean waves wash away the sand from under my
feet, leaving behind those foot prints. I hold my flip-flops in the hand and
walk little deeper in to the water, after all this is the beach I remembered
and loved, this is the ocean which holds many of my bitter sweet memories. Malvan 1
आमची साऊथ आफ़्रिकेची सफर
प्रवासाला सुरुवात: Shashi Panat USA
ऐन दिवाळीच्या दिवशी आम्ही केनया, साऊथ आफ़्रिका, झांबिया आणि झिंबाब्वे ह्या टूरसाठी लॉस एंजेलिसच्या विमानतळावरुन निघालो. दिवाळीचे वातावरण भारतांत असते तसे आमच्या लॉस एंजेलिसला नसते.
Oxford – the City of Colleges and Spires
Shobha DaniellOxford’s famous honey colored spires make a great silhouette against the sky, an awe inspiring sight to behold; there are about 1000 buildings of magnificent architecture within one square mile of the city center. University of Oxford comprises of 38 colleges, and the oldest – Balliol College dates back to 1263 A.D. - but the town was already a seat of learning a couple of centuries prior to that, with many monasteries which taught Latin, religion and philosophy. Read More:
Mahishmati : Maheshwar
A lot of people
watching Bahubali movie. While everyone enjoying the movie and grand sets,
the City of Mahishmati mentioned in the beginning of the movie got my
attention, I did my research and found out today's Maheshwar situated on the banks
of Narmada river near Indore, Madhya Pradesh was once “ Maheshmati”. It is mentioned in several ancient texts, and may have
flourished as late as until 13th century, as indicated by a Paramara inscription. Mahishmati was the most
important city in the southern part of the Avanti
kingdom, and later served as the capital of the Anupa Kingdom.
Present day Maheshwar:
The town lies on the north bank of the Holy River Narmada. The commercial capital of the state Indore is at the distance of 91 km from Maheshwar. Holkar queen Rani Ahilyabai of Indore, who transformed this land into a land of tranquility and prosperity.
A city famous for its temple, bathing ghats [ wharfs], mighty fort complex which stand in quiet beauty and splendor mirrored in the river Narmada and obviously its exquisitely woven ‘Maheshwari sarees. These hand loom sarees are famous throughout India.
The origin of Maheshwari sarees is traced to the establishment of Rehwa Society, an NGO founded by the Holkars, in 1979 to give women employment and revive the town's textiles. About 130 weavers associated with the society produce over 100,000 meters of fine fabrics a year. The weaving center is located in one of Maheshwar's historic buildings. Rehwa Society also provides a free school for weavers' children and runs a low-cost health scheme. There are few other small local organizations involved in weaving of sarees and other fabrics.
Ahilya Fort which is now converted into a heritage hotel, founded by 'Maharaj Shrimant Shivaji Rao Holkar' (Prince Richard Holkar of Indore), a descendant of both Ahilyabai Holkar and the only son of HH Maharaja Shrimant Yeshwant Rao II Holkar of Indore.
A glorious city from a very old time, Maheshwar's temples and massive fort-complex presents an unusual charm of architectural grandeur. The city opts its name ‘Maheshwar’ from the great Lord ‘Shiva’, a grand lord in Hindu religion, which literally meant to be the abode of Lord Shiva. It sustained rich art and cultural heritage under it. Tourism and religion also hold immense significance in and around Maheshwar. Some of the ancient Temples here are Shiv Jyotirlingam Mandleshwar, Bawangaja and Mandav. Towards 65 kms east of Maheshwar is Omkareshwar temple, which is one of the 12 most popular Shiv Lingam temples in India. Charmed to its natural, spiritual & historical beauty, many Bollywood & Tamil movies have been shot here like Ashoka, Tulsi. The place witnessed some renowned names of Bollywood, the place also being visited by many foreign nationals round the year, those having strong interest in Indian art & spiritual values.
Warm white sands, a pristine beach and waters you can see through. That’s Tarkarli, the heart of Malvan hospitality. This undiscovered little alcove of sun, surf and sand is an idyllic getaway for every season. Whether you want to let the waves wash over your stress or get an adrenalin-rush with water-sports, Tarkarli, the lullaby of the ocean is the perfect vacation. A cool ocean breeze blowing through lush-green palm fronds and wet sand from gigantic waves, makes this a serene, secluded, seductive paradise.
Tarkarli has few hotels but several home-stays. The MTDC resort is best for location, food, cleanliness and access to water-sports. One of their premium properties, its sandy entrance lined with boats, it’s on the beach itself.
Konkani sloping-roofed villas with all the amenities are spread across the sands – each at a distance and an angle away from each other to ensure privacy. There are also two anchored beach house-boats with spiral staircases which children enjoy.
As the sun sets in vibrant hues, take a barefoot walk along the beach and watch the stars rise. The resort has a simple gazebo cafeteria that serves up home-style Malvan food. Try crab for dinner.
Distance from Mumbai: 493 kms.
How to reach:
The nearest airport is Dabolim at Goa.
Mumbai Tarkarli is 493 km. Kolhapur-Tarkarli is 160 km.
Nine hours train journey from Mumbai. Kudal is 45 km. from Tarkarli.
Jejuri is one the popular pilgrim centre of Maharashtra, located 38-km from Pune and 60-km from Solapur. It houses a temple dedicated to Lord Khandoba. popularly known as Khandobachi Jejuri, is one of the important Gods worshipped by Dhangar, the oldest tribes in Maharashtra. It is believed that Khandoba, is a god of Sakamabhakti i.e. it God who fulfils all the desires of his devotees. Jejuri is popular for its old Deep Mala.. Jejuri can be reached by Road or Rail from Pune. Number of State Transport buses run from Pune. It can be reached by Express trains from Pune Railway Station.
Jejuri has also been a historically important place as Shivaji met his father Shahaji here after a long period. The meeting is historically very important as both discussed the strategies against Mughals, here. At that period, Jejuri was one of the major hill forts in South region.
Khandoba,, also known as Khanderao, Khanderaya, Malhari Martand is a regional Hindu deity, worshipped as Mārtanda Bhairava, a form of Shiva, mainly in the Deccan plateau of India. He is the most popular family deity in Maharashtra, the patron deity of Deshastha brahmin, warrior, farming and herding castes, the hunters and gatherers of the hills and forests. The cult of Khandoba is connected with Vaishnava and Jain traditions, and also assimilates all communities irrespective of caste, including Muslims. Khandoba is sometimes identified with Mallanna of Andhra Pradesh and Mailara of Karnataka. The worship of Khandoba developed during the 9th and 10th centuries from a folk deity into a composite god possessing the attributes of Shiva, Bhairava, Surya and Karttikeya Skanda. He is depicted either in the form of a Lingam, or as an image riding on a bull or a horse. The foremost centre of Khandoba worship is Jejuri in Maharashtra. The legends of Khandoba, found in the text Malhari Mahatmya and also narrated in folk songs, revolve around his victory over demons Mani-malla and his marriages.
The biggest attraction of the this place is the ‘ Somvati Utsav “ in the month of April – May
Somvati Utsav is celebrated on Somvati amavasya (no moon's day that falls on Monday) at jejuri temple when the shepherd god-Khandoba comes out of the temple to bath at Karar River. The Palkhi procession is taken through temples in jejuri and khandoba is brought back to his temple before the end of amavasya. It is beautiful to witness the air filled with turmeric around the temple, people throw turmeric on the palkhi of God Khandoba.
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