Saturn Transit (Gochara) into Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi)– 17th January 2023

After a hiatus, I am doing a piece on the planetary transits. And I had to do it. As my most favourite planet Saturn or Shani Bhagavan makes His transit into Aquarius (also happens to be my Rashi). This means I enter the peak of my ‘sade saati or the 7.5 years transit when Saturn … Continue reading Saturn Transit (Gochara) into Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi)– 17th January 2023

A Day in Jabalpur:Madan Mahal Fort, Rani Durgawati Museum, Shiva Statue at Kachnar City (Part 3) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

I didn't imagine that Jabalpur would take up three parts on this blog, but that's how it has turned out to be. You could check the previous posts here. Part 1 (Dhuandar Falls, Chausath Yogini Temple) & Part 2 (Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat, Tripura Sundari Temple and the Narmada Aarti at Gwarighat). Jabalpur town as … Continue reading A Day in Jabalpur:Madan Mahal Fort, Rani Durgawati Museum, Shiva Statue at Kachnar City (Part 3) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A Day in Jabalpur (Part 2) Marble Rocks and Narmada Stories ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Marble Rocks: Continuing from the previous post, the next stop was to experience the boat ride through the famed Marble Rocks at Bhedaghat. We had heard a lot about these marble rocks, but nothing had prepared us to what we actually saw. We took a private motorised boat, as my husband did not want to … Continue reading A Day in Jabalpur (Part 2) Marble Rocks and Narmada Stories ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

A Day in Jabalpur (Part1) Dhuandar Falls; 64 Yogini Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

I have to be honest here. I may never have taken out time to visit Jabalpur if it wasn't on my husband's work itinerary! As a daughter of an army man, I had heard of Jabalpur only in the context of it being a cantonment. However, this is a town that needs to be explored … Continue reading A Day in Jabalpur (Part1) Dhuandar Falls; 64 Yogini Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Merry Christmas to all! From Sojourn with San :)

Image from Internet 🙂 Wishing all my readers a very Happy and Merry Christmas! The gift of love. The gift of peace. The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas. Do check out the fun we had carolling in the community!! https://videopress.com/v/HrsLcyZ9?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true Christmas carols at Home !

Tathastu Resort, Pench National Park – a Review ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Ramtek to Pench National Park NH 44, 38.5 km It had been a tiring day for my husband who had spent the morning at work in Nagpur, the afternoon at Ramtek, and then towards sundown, we were driving towards the Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh. It was dark by the time we reached the … Continue reading Tathastu Resort, Pench National Park – a Review ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Vistas of Vidarbha (Part 4) Nagpur and Beyond; Ganesh Tekdi & Swaminarayan Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

In this article, I describe two temples of significance in Nagpur, the streets of Nagpur, and links to the other articles in the series and with that, it is a wrap of the Nagpur series. If you think people have more to experience in Nagpur, do leave a note in the comments. Ganesh Tekdi Temple … Continue reading Vistas of Vidarbha (Part 4) Nagpur and Beyond; Ganesh Tekdi & Swaminarayan Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Vistas of Vidarbha (Part 3) Nagpur and Beyond; Weavers of Mominpura ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

As I planned my trip to Nagpur, I realised I had a day all to myself when my husband was at work. Hence, as a handloom and textile aficionado, the first thing I wanted to research on was the textiles and the handloom of the region of Vidarbha. I got in contact with a young … Continue reading Vistas of Vidarbha (Part 3) Nagpur and Beyond; Weavers of Mominpura ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Vistas of Vidarbha (Part 2): The story and history of Ramtek Garh Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

I have been reading ‘History of Sacred Places’ by Hans Bakker and the chapter on Ramtek (near Nagpur) shows that it was an ancient centre of Vishnu in the 18th century. After the struggle between the Peshwas and the Mughals, the region of Berar or Vidarbha came under the control of the Marathas (Parsoji Bhonsle). … Continue reading Vistas of Vidarbha (Part 2): The story and history of Ramtek Garh Temple ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Vistas of Vidarbha: Nagpur and Beyond (Part1) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Nagpur: The city of Bhonsles, Gonds, Oranges, and more! (In this article I describe the GI tagged Nagpur Oranges, the Zero Milestone, The Civil Lines buildings, the Chitnavis Wada and Rukmini Temple in the old Mahal area) Located in the eastern part of Maharashtra, the Vidarbha region is also known as Berar and it shares … Continue reading Vistas of Vidarbha: Nagpur and Beyond (Part1) ©Sangeeta Venkatesh