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A Road Trip Down the Memory Lane, My Visit to Shivsrushti aka Raigad Mahotsav

A Road Trip Down the Memory Lane, My Visit to Shivsrushti aka Raigad Mahotsav
A Road Trip Down the Memory Lane, My Visit to Shivsrushti aka Raigad Mahotsav
A Road Trip Down the Memory Lane, My Visit to Shivsrushti aka Raigad Mahotsav
A Road Trip Down the Memory Lane, My Visit to Shivsrushti aka Raigad Mahotsav
A Road Trip Down the Memory Lane, My Visit to Shivsrushti aka Raigad Mahotsav

Intro – In the last week of the first month of the year I planned something exciting after a month long grilling work. And to my surprise, it was another road trip (which I crave for BTW!) in Raigad district a good 150 km. from the hustle bustle of Pune. On Jan 24th, 2016, I went to relive the majesty and greatness of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s era at “Raigad Mahotsav” (a first of its kind of festival arranged to relive and feel the great Maharashtrian culture), which was held from 21st to 24th January 2016. What was the Raigad Mahotsav all about? As it was the last day of the Mahotsav and people from all neighboring cities of Mumbai and Pune had thronged Raigad fort, to witness the “ShivShrusti” on the 20-acre land at the base of Raigad Fort, in the vicinity of Pachad village, to portray the golden era…

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Rajgad –The Maratha Fort Best for Night Trek and Overnight Stay

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Importance of Rajgad fort “Treasure of Maharashtra”, and the longest serving capital during the reign of King Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the fort has a great history including lots of historic events. Shivaji’s son Rajaram was born on this very fort, and the same palace also witnessed the death of Shivaji’s queen Saibai. Also, after one of the greatest escapes that can be termed as a Sherlock Holmes mystery for the Mughals, King Shivaji after his escape from Agra returned to Rajgad that was a Maratha safe house during the period. A Trekkers Paradise At the moment, the fort still holds intact the remains of caves, palaces, and water reservoirs that was designed during the mid-1600s.The main entrance door to the fort is known as the Mahadarwaja, where according to historians, the Maratha army had buried the head of Afzal Khan after being stabbed by Shivaji Maharaj. When I visited the…

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Inspiration, Movie Review

Natsamrat: असा नट होणे नाही

My first review and first blog, a step towards connecting with the unknown on the other side. I hope everyone loves it… Nana Patekar starrer Natsamrat, is nothing less than a creative spectacle that opens up your mystic side with which most of us deal with the outside world. The film is the official adaptation of iconic Marathi playwright Kusumagraj’s (V.V. Shirwadkar) “Natsamrat“, which was first staged in 1970 and performed by Dr. Shriram Lagoo. “To be or not to be, that is the question” Hamlet’s great soliloquy by Shakespeare or the courageous words by Julius Caesar to the Romans, while being backstabbed by his own Brutus reach its epitome, when an actor of Nana Patekar’s calibre delivers it with pure intensity and grief. The part and role on whom the movie is based (Ganpat Ramchandra Belwalkar) has been spectacularly performed by Nana no doubt, but other supporting cast in…

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