HOME OF SATGURU SAI BABA – SHIRDI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

“Chalo Bhulava Aaya Haiiii Baba Ne Bulaya Hai”. As the Indian saying goes “jab tak bhulava nahi aata, tab tak nahi ja sakte” (one can pay visit to the holy place only when god himself has called you, want you to see). Well I didn’t believe much on this saying and always felt it is you who decide weather you want to go or not. But now i think, i kind of have some belief on this saying. So the story goes like this. It was early this year when we all went (me, my son, parents, sister, aunt and driver) … Continue reading HOME OF SATGURU SAI BABA – SHIRDI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

PEACOCKS AND LOTUS – YEOLA, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

It’s my sister’s wedding. And the most important rather exciting work is to do shopping. So we all decided to go to Yeola to purchase traditional maharashtrian saree – “Paithani”. The saree is made with very fine thread with Peacock design at the Border and Pallu. But now a days Lotus is also being made instead of Peacocks for variety. The saree looks really elegant when worn. Yeola is the only city in the State of Maharashta for purchasing traditional Paithani at a whole sale rate. So it is only advisable to go there if one wants to buy sarees … Continue reading PEACOCKS AND LOTUS – YEOLA, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

HILLS, BEACHES, MOUNTAIN PASS – GATEWAYS, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

When I was in school, I always had some inclination towards official conferences and tours. I always used to think “wow – it’s so much fun in travelling/conferences”. My fantasy soon became hard reality and I got to know the fact, that all these conferences are super hectic. Luckily I got a chance to roam around during all my conference places in the free time. Mahabaleshwar It is a small hill station in the Western Ghats range. The hill station is very relaxing and beautiful.  Few spots which can be seen include: 3 monkey point – Natural sculpture of 3 … Continue reading HILLS, BEACHES, MOUNTAIN PASS – GATEWAYS, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

HOLY PLACE – ASHTAVINAYAK, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Ashtavinayak – literally means 8 Ganesha in Sanskrit. It is another very popular/well known gateway (for youngsters)/religious place in the state of Maharashtra.The trip refers to visiting 8 distinct idols of Ganesha, which are situated around Pune. Lord Ganesha is worshiped for unity, prosperity, learning and removes any obstacle. The pilgrimage s important because all the murtis were completely formed by nature, and were not created by human. We visited this place immediately post our marriage as their was a obligation which had to be fulfilled. Earlier, i was really upset as i generally do not like visiting temples. But i have to … Continue reading HOLY PLACE – ASHTAVINAYAK, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

HIDDEN VILLAGE-SHAHPUR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Nature’s Place – Hidden Village, a place to relax for people like us who live in urban cities and need desperate break from their regular city life. Quite place to relax & refresh one’s mind by getting closer to nature. Hidden village, the name says it all, is actually hidden from the world, lesser visited/known weekend gateway from Mumbai, Maharashtra. Went to this serene, beautiful place last month. It is approx an hours drive from Mumbai. After almost reaching to this place, as per the GPS “destination on your right”, we couldn’t actually see this place, it was actually hidden. … Continue reading HIDDEN VILLAGE-SHAHPUR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

‘GOD OF BEACHES’- GANPATIPULE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

It was my wish from quite some time to visit lord Ganpati’s temple. Although, I usually don’t like visiting temples, but somehow, I had some kind of inclination to visit this place. Finally, my wish came true this year in March, when we were in Mumbai to attend a family function.  And from there, planned our short trip to Ganpatipule. Ganpatipule fallsin Ratnagiri district in the western side of Maharashtra and also referred as coastal ‘Konkan’. Konkan in Maharashtra is nothing but a coastal belt, so all districts situated on this belt are commonly refereed as Konkan. Due to its … Continue reading ‘GOD OF BEACHES’- GANPATIPULE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

HOUSE OF GOD – HARIHARESHWAR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA

Harihareshwar is also referred as “House of God or Dev Bhoomi”. It is situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is very a popular weekend gateway for people from Mumbai, Pune…and other parts of Maharashtra. This Konkan place is best known for its temples and beaches. I have been travelling to this place every year post my marriage as it is a resident of our “kul-dev” Shiva. It is said that Shiv ji along with Vishnu ji, Brahma Ji & Parvatii Ji appeared here and blessed this place as their home. Therefore, all 4 hills surrounding the place are named … Continue reading HOUSE OF GOD – HARIHARESHWAR, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA