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It was a four-day weekend; typically, I would have loved to lounge at home. But I agreed to be a part of a trip to Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar, the former I have a hazy memory of and the latter, I have only read about in Geography textbooks. The four-hour drive was long and the sun was shimmering. We finally arrived in Shirdi at 2. Soon, we were at the Keys Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating Temple Tree, a three-month old three-star property.

We were welcomed with the traditional tikka and a huge glass of Virgin Lemon Mojito, which was oh-so-refreshing.

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Located in proximity to the Sai Baba temple complex, the Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating hotel is not just a hotel, it is a resort, an affordable luxury. The hotel also offers a wide range of business services, making it ideal for pilgrims and business travellers alike. It is the only hotel in Shirdi which offers rooms specially designed to the needs of the differently abled and single women.

We were clearly running an hour behind schedule, as per the itinerary. But first things first—a traditional sumptuous Maharashtrian lunch was awaiting us—sol kadhi, kothambir wadi, wangyachi kaap, koshimbir, matki chi sukhi usal, baingan bharta, batatyacha bhaji, puri, bhakri, shrikhand and rabdi with gulab jamun. Fiction Soon, we set out for the reason we were in Shirdi, to visit the Sai Baba Temple and other religious places associated Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating Baba.

We were accompanied by two guides- Omprakash Pandey and Prem. And I wonder, why do we twist history based on facts that we don't know. I am not questioning the importance of Thursday, but I have observed that facts related to temples are varying more often than not, depending on the 'expert'. The Lord and his Devotees As is the case in most temples, here too, Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating cannot take mobile phones, shoes and cameras inside the temple premises.

Lockers are available at the entrance of the temple complex to keep your valuable belongings at a price. You can also keep your shoes in the shoe-racks, for a small amount. As we entered the temple complex, I felt a strange sense of disconnect—disconnect from the noise, from the crowds, the hustle and bustle.

And this was unusual, because claustrophobia has been a long-standing friend. Luckily, for us, the hotel staff had arranged special passes, which meant no standing in serpentine queues.

But special passes can be booked online or bought inside the complex for a quick darshan. While we walked through the special entrance lane, I watched huge crowds waiting under the hot sun to get one glimpse of their Lord. They were different from us, I thought to myself, not because they stood in the regular line, but because a lot of them had walked to Shirdi from their hometowns—be it Mumbai, Pune, Nashik.

To me, they were a font of determination. We were surrounded by chants of 'Sai Baba ki Jai'; devotees from different castes, communities were here to offer their prayers and respect.

Inside the Temple Complex Soon, I see before me a life-size white marble sculpture of Baba, draped with a beautiful blue silk robe. Seated below a gold-plated crown, his face "Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating" a picture of calm and peace, just as he was believed to be, back in the days.

Time is a luxury Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating most places of worship, I have been to. We got about Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating minutes to look at Baba, thank him for all his grace and of course, as is normal human tendency, ask him to grant other wishes on the list.

After the darshan, we visited the museum which houses Baba's belongings—the bed on which he breathed his last, his white kurta, his jhola, pictures of him with his devotees. We walked around the Neem tree, which is believed to be Baba's meditation spot. Unfortunately, this story can't be put to test as the tree is surrounded by a humongous iron mesh. The leaves never fall outside it. Our next stop was Shree Chawadi, where Baba used to sleep. The Chawadi is divided into two parts—the left is for women and the right only for men.

We then walked to towards Dwarka Mai, a mosque where Baba lived and cooked for everyone. It is considered very sacred among his devotees. We then headed to Khandoba temple, which is a five-minute drive from the main shrine. And on that note, we head back to the hotel contemplating the recent uproar questioning Sai Baba's caste.

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But last evening, one of the leading Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating Hindi news channels carried a story on how the Shirdi Temple had collected Rs. Faith, I guess, is above religion. A view of one of the rooms at Keys Hotel. Tea Talk Back in the hotel, it's time for high-tea.

Accompanied by the hotel manager, Satyajit Kotwal, we sit out in the lawn and chat with him about the hotel. So the guest can view who's waiting at the door. Also, we have our own processes—the single women rooms are on the first floor, an attendant visits the floor every hour to check for any notorious activity, I keep note of the guest's contact Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating and the number of the vehicle she's travelling in.

And we are told, besides the buffet, a special Maharastrian dinner is being prepared for us. The Keys Cafe is a multi-cuisine vegetarian restaurant. After feasting on lemon coriander soup, aloochi wadi, moong dal bhajiya, bharli wangi, sev bhaji, "Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating" rissoto with kurkuri bhindi and a bowl of caramelised banana toffy with butterscotch ice-cream, it was time to call it a day!

Karma Cleaner We woke up to a lovely Dussera morning—a 6 am walk on the open-air lawn, watching the crimson sun rise over open green fields and praying to the Lord to kill the evil within us and Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating only goodness prevail. Day 2 was a trip to Trimbakeshwar temple. The route to Trimbakeshwar is dotted with sugarcane fields and tiny villages, where life, to the naked eye, seems devoid of urban-lifestyle concerns. The locals look fitter and stronger than any gym-freak I know.

The temple lies at the foothills of Brahmagiri mountain; it is revered as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva.

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After a four-hour drive, when we arrived at the temple, it was beaming with devotees who didn't care about the blazing sun. Once we reached the main entrance, we asked around for special darshan tickets as the regular queue would take about 2 to 3 hours to get a sneak peak of the 'linga'.

It was quicker than I expected, considering it was also Dussera. The fascinating feature of the Jyotirlinga in this temple constructed in black stones is: We are told that the Jyotirlinga is covered by a jewelled crown, which is placed over the golden mask of the three gods.

The crown, it is believed, dates back to the times of Pandavas, but it is displayed to the devotees only on Mondays from 4pm to 5pm. Devotees from far and wide visit this temple to perform pujas for various reasons. A quick search on Google will give you the reasons: The puja is performed for many reasons like to cure Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating illness, going through bad times, killing a Cobra Nagchildless couples, financial crisis or you want to perform some religious puja to have a peaceful and happy life to you and your family members.

On that note, after gulping down a chilled glass of fresh sugarcane juice, I secretly hope my visit to the temple does wash away all my karma. Why Shirdi and Trimbakeshwar should be on your temple trip list - Prakash Parsekar. Written By Rama Sreekant. Next story Wealthy Wednesdays: Tips to help you save on your trips. This Trimbakeshwar Temple Nashik is visited daily by Trimbakeshwar live darshan online dating of devotees for holy darshan of God agefashion.info Temple is always crowded with devotees on.

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