Tuesday, December 21, 2010

THE FIRST PESHWA - BALAJI VISHWANATH

kanchan athalye | Tuesday, December 21, 2010 | Best Blogger Tips
Balaji Vishwanath, was the celebrated Peshwa of Maratha Empire and served a lot to establish the empire.

Shreewardhan is an important village in central Konkan. Situated at the south end of Raigad district, this naturally beautiful village is a birth place of First Peshwa of Maratha Empire, Balaji Vishwanath. Majestic sea-shore has added to the beauty of the village. It is adorned by dense vegetation of coconut and betel nut trees. Structure of the village is well planned with mostly all roads being parallel to each other. It's spread in about 4.2 square km.


Holy place Harihareshwar village, known as 'Dakshin Kashi’ is 16 k.m. from Shreewardhan. Shri Somjai is distinguished Temple in Shreewardhan. Besides Laxmi-Narayan, Maruti, Bhairawnath, Datta, Kaleshri, Kusumadevi, Ganpati, Jivaneshwar Temples you will also find Mosques in Shreewardhan
There is a betel-nut research center to study on ‘Band’ disease. Fishing is main occupation of this area. Seaport is about 2 k.m. from Shreewarhan. You can have a view of ships docked here. Half-circular tall cypress trees forest and fresh wind blowing through them, white sand of seashore, blue sea, green mountains attract tourist.

Shreewardhan is one of the village which has become holy by footprint of a great patriot and warrior, First Peshwa of Maratha Empire Balaji Vishwanath. Shreewardhan is a birth place of Peshwa.There is splendid statue of Balaji Vishwanath at his Wada.
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