Monthly Archives: January 2020

Battle of Umberkhind

Umberkhind Pass basically connects to the Konkan area, a popular trekking route in Maharashtra. One of the narrowest passes, in the Western Ghats, separating Lohghad from Visaghad running parallel to Mumbai-Pune rail route. This pass would however be remembered for … Continue reading

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Ratha Saptami

In my post on Basant Panchami, I had mentioned about how it kickstarts the festival cycle in Magh, which ends with Holi. Basant Panchami is followed next by Ratha Saptami, which as the name indicates falls on the 7th day … Continue reading

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Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami, traditionally refers to the fifth day of the month of Magh, usually around January – February. It is primarily meant to welcome the arrival of Spring, after the long and dreary winter in India.  This is observed primarily … Continue reading

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Capture of Tarapur Fort-Chimaji Appa

Tarapur is a small town in Palghar district, around 45 km from the Mumbai suburb of Virar. It is known for it’s nuclear power station, and the township around it. As also the Industrial complex there.  The town also has … Continue reading

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