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Old 26th August 2010, 17:45   #646
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After spending a fruitful time within the temple, it was time to leave. And the scorching sun awaited us outside!

Couldn't believe it - it was 40+ degrees outside and inside it was cool and serene....
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From this point, one could see the valley below.
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Old 26th August 2010, 18:31   #647
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Once we are out, didn't want to dawdle too much in the sun - just take a cursory look at the valley below (if some one can go there and take a picture, it will be a wonderful study in contrast) -
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Bhuleshwar is also known for its birds - we heard a lot of chirping, but try hard as I could, I could spot none. At last, I could manage to catch one - and loved the shape of its tail!!
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And, the tree nearby was special. (At least, it is for me. There was similar one just outside my window at the office, and was frequently visited by the brahminy kites). The tree sheds all its leaves in the summer, and looks bare. (I caught the last leaf!) Then, after three - four days, like magic the new leaves pop out and the tree retains its glory within a week. Truly it is mother nature's magic!!
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MX6, just a couple of more pictures - on which I have some doubts, and I am done with Bhuleshwar.
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Old 27th August 2010, 11:03   #648
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Final two pictures....

This must be Hanuman Temple which WDM007 mentioned. Am I right?
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This was on the external wall.
I feel that the pillars are not 100% vertical and there seems to be a slight angle. Am I right?
(AP there is no photography tricks / skills involved here...)

If it is really inclined, why? Any ideas / guesses?
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MX6, waiting for your Nasik photos and stories....
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Old 27th August 2010, 11:12   #649
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Final two pictures....

This must be Hanuman Temple which WDM007 mentioned. Am I right?
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Not sure. Can't recollect now, what exactly this temple is
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Old 27th August 2010, 12:37   #650
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Here's why Nasik got its name.

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@mx6,
kya danger picture post kiya!!!

Now i can tell the kids,'' bachche, so jaa, nahi to mx6 ke picture dikha dunga''.
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Old 27th August 2010, 13:09   #652
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@AP,
After seeing that sculpture, I didn't sleep for 2 days myself. I'm pretty sure that the person who did that sculpture would have hated his mother in law like hell.
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What is the story behind Nasik's naamkaran?
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Old 27th August 2010, 13:28   #654
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Nasi / nasika is nose in sanskrit. This is the place where Lakshman was supposed to have cut Surpanaka's nose. Hence the name Nasik. Sita, Ram and Lakshman were supposed to have stayed in Tapovan in Panchavati which is a stone's throw from the present city of Nasik.
Namkaran has nothing to do with kumbkaran
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Now i can tell the kids,'' bachche, so jaa, nahi to mx6 ke picture dikha dunga''.
For one moment I read that 'MX6 ka picture'.........


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Nasi / nasika is nose in sanskrit. This is the place where Lakshman was supposed to have cut Surpanaka's nose. Hence the name Nasik. Sita, Ram and Lakshman were supposed to have stayed in Tapovan in Panchavati
Nasik is steeped in history. Request you to provide info on Kalaram Mandir also. BTW, Panchavati was dirty during my last visit (more than two years ago) - how is it now?
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Nasik / Nashik derived it's name as per what I stated before. Ram kund has over a 1000 temples with the Godavari flowing through beautifully. There's the famous Kalaram temple too which has a bit of history associated. An hour's drive from Nashik is Triambakeshwar (one of the 12 jyotirlingas). Godavari was brought to earth by Sage Gautama to atone the sin of killing a cow accidentally. Hence Godavari is also called Gautami, because Ganga was brought down by Gautama.
Godavari's starting place is further up on those mountains.
Nashik also has Panchavati (tapovan), and Sita gupha (where sita is supposed to have stayed).
Nashik was captured by the moghuls and was renamed Gulshanabad. When the peshwas briefly held it back from them, it rechristined it to Nashik. Finally the British took over and the name Nashik held on for 200 years now.
Nashik is also famous for the famous INR printing place (Reserve Banks Printing press), which was set up by the British in pre-independant era.
Nasik is also called the wine capital of India, with the sula wines touted as the best.
What would follow is a photolog of the Nasik that was 4 years back.
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1] Ram kund has over a 1000 temples with the Godavari flowing through beautifully.
2]There's the famous Kalaram temple too which has a bit of history associated.
3]Godavari's starting place is further up on those mountains.
1] I saw very few temples at ramkund, not 1000.

2] The Kalaram temple is really very beautiful. The evening aarti and the drum beats at that occasion are famous.

3] Godawari's starting point is on the mountain named Bramhagiri which is behind Trimbakeshwar temple.
There is small temple and you can see actual origin.
I trekked that path in july 1991.

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You need to be awake AP saab. Temples not necessarily means there's a building with a sanctum. The whole of Ramkund has over 1000s of idols strewn all around. And some or the other offering puja to those idols.

@VRP. AP wants to frighten children just enough to put them to sleep. Not put them to sleep for ever. So this photo will do. If he shows my photo, then even Surpanaka will run away.
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. Just a small correction. (Have to live up to MX6 and keep up the quality of this thread....)

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Nashik is also famous for the famous INR printing place (Reserve Banks Printing press), which was set up by the British in pre-independant era.
Actually, the press is called the "India Security Press".

It is situated at Nashik Road.

It is under the control of Government of India, Ministry of Finance.

Reserve Bank of India is one of their clients - to print currency notes. The others are Postal Department (stamps, NSC, KVP etc.), Ministry of Finance (GoI Bonds), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways etc. They also print Passports, Visa Stickers, Cheque Books etc. (and I think ballot paper at one time).

The currency printing mechanism is known as 'intaglio' printing.

Another (in)famous trivia in this regard is 'Telgi'.....
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True VRP. It's under the finance ministry. And Notes are printed as per RBI requirements using the Indents defined by them.

And a small clarification as I can't edit my earlier post. AP is not a raakshas. He doesn't want to frighten kids. Just guess the Sholay bug bit him. Soja varna gabbar aajayega.
The pun was on me If kids see me then they might freeze up permanently. Just a bit of English Satire. Sorry if it hurt you AP.

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