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May 8 • 16 tweets • 9 min read
This thread is about Blue Plaques at #Pune buildings where prominent personalities resided or were born. I noted these during my wanderings in the Shukrawar, Shaniwar, Budhwar Peth areas, plaques from other parts of Pune will be included in subsequent thread #KnowPune#BluePlaque
Damu Dhotre (b 1902 at Pune d 1973) was a circus artist and animal trainer of repute internationally. He performed not only in India but also in Europe and the United States with the best circuses. This #Blueplaque is at his residence in Pune at Subhash Nagar, Shukrawar Peth.
श्री मनाचे श्लोक (Shree Manache Shlok) have been composed by Samarth Ramdas Swami (1608-1681) great spiritual Guru and ascetic. Born as Narayan Suryajipant Thosar his other works include Sarth Shrimat Dasbodh, The Maruti Stotra, famous Ganesh Aarti – Sukhakarta Dukhaharta.
The Manache Shlok means – Conversations For The Mind. The compilation of 205 shlok of 4 lines each is written in classical #मराठी Marathi. Those who know Hindi/Sanskrit may understand shlok. The thread is not a complete or authoritative discussion but quotes a few as examples.
Feb 28 • 10 tweets • 9 min read
On #Mahashivratri this is an attempt to list heritage Shiva temples in #Pune that go back over 250 years. #KnowPune 1) Onkareshwar : Built by Chimaji Appa younger brother of Bajirao-I in 1738 2) Kameshwar : Nene Ghat,Shaniwar Peth 3) Harihareshwar: Shaniwar Peth,since Peshwa Days 4) Someshwar - Raviwar Peth, since mid 1700s 5) Someshwar - Pashan, possibly over 300 years 6) Laxmaneshwar - Rasta Peth - from the late 1700s built by Sardar Raste 7) Amruteshwar-Siddheshwar - Shaniwar Peth, from mid 1700s built by Naik-Joshi Baramatikar
Nov 14, 2021 • 6 tweets • 6 min read
Wada वाडा is a typical Maratha architecture. Big and small, ornate and humble were seen across Maharashtra. This is the wada of Nana Phadnis at #Menavli about 3km on outskirts of #Wai. The wada is recently restored and worth a visit. #heritage
Most large wada had dindi darwaja (दिंडी दरवाजा) large entry gate with a smaller one cut in it for daily use, chowk (चौक) - open to sky quadrangles with buildings on all sides, small stair cases built in the walls
Nov 13, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
The town of #Wai in #Satara district of Maharashtra located on the banks of the Krishna river has culturally and historically been an important center. It was here that Afzal Khan camped when he attempted to subdue the Maratha power under Chhatrapati Shivaji.
#Wai has seven ghats or stepped embankments on the Krishna River. Krishnabai or Krishnamai as the river is reveretially and affectionately called here is celebrated with an annual celebration or उत्सव in her name.
Aug 16, 2021 • 25 tweets • 8 min read
Mahadev is worshipped on #श्रावणी सोमवार #Shravani Somwar as a tradition. #Pune has many heritage Mahadev Temples. This thread attempts to share info about a few of them #KnowPune#heritage
Someshwar Temple in Raviwar Peth is from the 1700s. The complex has many otjer temples in addition to the Mahadev temple.
Feb 12, 2021 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
There were requests to share info about Sadguru Jangli Maharaj. Sharing information from public domain in this thread. Sadguru Jangli Maharaj was born in 1803. Some say that he was born near Hubballi, as per others he was from Baroda related to Rani Laxmibai's family.
He left home early and gained spiritual learning from different gurus. It is also said that he participated in the war of independence 1857. Later he was seen at Rethare Harnaksha near Satara, resided there performing sadhana. Thereafter he came to Pune at Bhamburda village.