Tuesday, November 9, 2010

RAJAPUR GANGA

kanchan athalye | Tuesday, November 09, 2010 | Best Blogger Tips
 Rajapur Ganga, one of the nature’s wonder appears when She wants, stays as long as She wishes to, and disappears when She decides. It is believed that Ganga appears to see Lord Shiva of Dhootpapeshwar Temple. Devotees never miss a chance to take bath in the water of Ganga. They believe their sins are washed away with the blessings of Ganga Mata (Divine Mother).
This well-known holy spot near Rajapur has Kashi Kunda (water store) and 13 other Kundas. Six gallons of water comes every minute in each of these Kundas during Ganga’s presence. All 14 Kundas are dry throughout year. Even during rainy season not a single drop of water stays in these Kundas. When Ganga appears, all Kundas are filled with water and celebration starts. Interesting thing to note is that temperature of water in Kundas varies from one to another even though these are so close to each other.

This holy spot is located on the top of hill and walk towards it through tree lanes is very beautiful. There is also a road that goes to the top for people who prefer vehicle to reach there. A half a mile below Rajapur Ganga, visitors first visit “Ushnodak Tirth” which is a continuous flowing hot water stream running throughout the year in Unhale village. Separate arrangements have been made for men and women to take bath in this water. Temperature of water in “Ushnodak Tirth” is 42.8 degrees.
This water contains small amount of Sulphur in it and therefore it is believed to have medicinal values. People with skin and arthritis problems can benefit from taking bath in this water. After taking bath, visitors proceed towards Ganga either by walk or by vehicle.
 Rajapur Ganga first appeared in March 1883, which stayed for around 68 days. It was appearing for every 2-3 years after that. Then it appeared in 1936 after 1918 with 18 years gap. Since 1945, it has been appearing for every 2 to 3 years. It recently appeared on May 28, 2009 and was there for around 20 days.

This phenomenon has been inviting scientists to research further.

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2 comments:

medhak said...

i want to go there
i lived in pune
please guide me how to reach

now on todays maharashtra times and sakal there is news that GANGA appeared

Madhu said...

Dear Friend

It is too late, but you can go by a bus from Pune-Rajapur starts at morning 6.00 a.m. and reaches @ Rajapur 4.00 p.m. You can stay in lodge nearby. it is just hardly 5 kms. from Rajapur . You can an auto may charge you 150-200 for go and come back.
This is holy place.

There is a other way to go by Pvt. bus starts from Mitramandal chowk which goes to Ratnagiri and you can get down at Hathkhamba Phata which is on Mumbai-Goa Highway. The buses starts at night 10.00 ; 10.30 p.m. and reches at Hathkhamba 6.30 a.m. from there you will get n number of buses to got to Rajapur Depot.

M Y Bhurke

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