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  • Harshad Joshi 3:28 pm on September 14, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    The sacred flame 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:33 pm on May 24, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Buddha pournima 

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  • Harshad Joshi 5:12 am on April 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – vivid colours of life 

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  • Harshad Joshi 4:41 am on April 17, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Photo of today – start of spring in pune 

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  • Harshad Joshi 7:23 am on March 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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  • Harshad Joshi 7:17 am on September 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    of free speech and bans 

    (PS – this post is not about a specific government or ideology or community, but a brief attempt to summarize what overall is happening is right or wrong) Technology is static concept..unable to move, unable to interact unless the dynamic concept of its users get involved in it.

    Twitter, Facebook are good technologies meant to create digital connection and interactions between people who are otherwise hard to meet in real world.

    So far it is good.

    But from past few months, things are getting complex for Indian government and Indian netizans. There have been specific cases where Indian government has urged social networks to monitor disturbing content being uploaded on sites. Here disturbing content means anything picture, post that contains offensive material to either disrupt social harmony (do we have it?)  or directly the government.

    In unofficial way, Indian government is telling social networks to remove anything that it deems to believe to be offensive and can cause damage to governments image in peoples mind or worldwide.

    Perfect step taken by Indian government..except that it is totally nonsense and wrong.

    Some genius elements in Indian government totally fail to understand that they are playing a fools game by banning technology and curbing free speech ( which in unofficially non existent in today’s Indian society ), why cant they realize that instead of banning entire sites, or banning sms..they should target specific groups that are misusing technology to disrupt government functioning..

    And this is where government fails miserably. There is no way government has any kind of system to monitor users..no intelligence can provide them information..or even if intelligence provides information, the government is rarely seen to act promptly on this..yesterday sushil kumar shinderevealed that home ministry had warned state government of possible riots in mumbai..as usual, state government waited till few crores of property was damaged and people on twitter got enough material to be angry for weeks..

    Frankly..what is twitter ? It is just a microblogging site that allows people to post 140 character updates, allows people to follow, block, RT each other..thats all. This is static or fixed functionality of twitter. What probably inflammatory on it is the people who are using or misusing it for their purpose. this is the dynamic part of social network which needs attention

    And just to prove me wrong..police, ie a government body has decided to target people and arrest them and remove their websites and content. Police have arrested Aseem Trivedi who was associated with IAC in their recent tussle with GOI..This linkwill provide more information..and the charges put against him are quite serious for anyone.

    Is this the beginning of the end? Or a new beginning where all our probable fears will be proved to be true? What chaos and what challenges lies ahead?

    Time will tell..

     
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  • Harshad Joshi 9:15 am on July 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , God Particle, Higgs Boson, , Sanskrit,   

    Higgs Boson – The God, The Ghost or the Gods debris 

    God particle is the real ghost..nobody asks questions as to how and why particle acceleration took place initially?! Each one of us is part of Gods debris that was floating in gigantic space..when He blew himself to know what he was..! God will cease to exist once he knows he is God. There will be no purpose for his existence..and to know what is real..he blows himself up to millions of small bits and pieces! And this cycle will continue…to control it..there are anti god particles which prevents gods debris to rejoin…These anti god particles are the reason why WE exist…

    The ancient thinkers realized the cosmic secrets and locked it in cryptic text, mantras, hymns…it was for our own good…

    Hymns are actually passwords that can unlock a fascinating world filled with spirits, forces which hold human existence..

    For the curious souls, here is the vedic mantra that describes origin reason and desire of universe

    नासदासींनॊसदासीत्तदानीं नासीद्रजॊ नॊ व्यॊमापरॊ यत् ।
    किमावरीव: कुहकस्यशर्मन्नभ: किमासीद्गहनं गभीरम् ॥१॥

    न मृत्युरासीदमृतं न तर्हि न रात्र्या।आन्ह।आसीत् प्रकॆत: ।
    आनीदवातं स्वधया तदॆकं तस्माद्धान्यन्नपर: किंचनास ॥२॥

    तम।आअसीत्तमसा गूह्ळमग्रॆ प्रकॆतं सलिलं सर्वमा।इदम् ।
    तुच्छॆनाभ्वपिहितं यदासीत्तपसस्तन्महिना जायतैकम् ॥३॥

    कामस्तदग्रॆ समवर्तताधि मनसॊ रॆत: प्रथमं यदासीत् ।
    सतॊबन्धुमसति निरविन्दन्हृदि प्रतीष्या कवयॊ मनीषा ॥४॥

    तिरश्चीनॊ विततॊ रश्मीरॆषामध: स्विदासी ३ दुपरिस्विदासीत् ।
    रॆतॊधा।आसन्महिमान् ।आसन्त्स्वधा ।आवस्तात् प्रयति: परस्तात् ॥५॥

    कॊ ।आद्धा वॆद क‌।इह प्रवॊचत् कुत ।आअजाता कुत ।इयं विसृष्टि: ।
    अर्वाग्दॆवा ।आस्य विसर्जनॆनाथाकॊ वॆद यत ।आबभूव ॥६॥

    इयं विसृष्टिर्यत ।आबभूव यदि वा दधॆ यदि वा न ।
    यॊ ।आस्याध्यक्ष: परमॆ व्यॊमन्त्सॊ आंग वॆद यदि वा न वॆद ॥७॥

     

    These are just some thoughts..it all depends on us how we accept this reality or deny it..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 12:34 pm on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Unwritten letters (my love story, my beliefs, my space, etc) 

     
  • Harshad Joshi 2:48 am on August 15, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Independence Day 

    India Flag

    Yesterday, our forfathers fought against the evil british empire..

    Today..we have to fight against the evil corrupted system that they have left behind..

    The battle isent over…

    Happy Independence Day, India..

     
    • Pradeeesh 2:54 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I Love My India

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  • Harshad Joshi 12:11 pm on December 29, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 2008, 2009, Aesops Fables, , Obama, Outsourcing, Panchatantra, Recession, , , Wise words, Wordpress   

    The end brings a new beginning 

    The end was actually hiding a new beginning in its sphere;

    darkness became the light,

    the wind turned into the smell of fear…

    2008 will end soon. Thank you to everyone who supported me. I had promised, even if this blog might stop for a while, the journey still continues…Some of you mailed me, some of you called me, I thank you. I wont pretend, but your words helped me a lot..

    I cannot make you wait for too long..

    You can now find me on Twitter – http://twitter.com/sevenlives

    House on a tree..the zen way

    This is a new venture by me into realms of unknown. I have tried to be honest while writing the Haiku, an art that is obscure, difficult to master, yet at the same time offers simple advice to the reader, the Zen way. At the same time, you can find humour, sarcasism, philosophy, rhythm a blend of everything…As a kid, I read a lot of Aesops Fables, Panchatantra, Indian legends, so expect to find the wise sages, the lonely Hermits, the houseless woods, speaking tigers, poisonous snakes, dangerous scorpions, smiling babies, everything that we encounter in our dreams and real life 🙂 .Sometimes you might not actually feel like reading a stereotype Haiku, but i have tried to preserve the ‘3 line rule’ , short is sweet..It offers me several advantages –

    1. It requires less time to write

    2. It helps to deliver the right message in right time

    3. Offers you lot of flexibility in reading, you dont need to be holed up forever in front of pc all the time..

    What more I can say now? Its time you can go and read it. Mind you, its Twitter, microblogging has got some limitations, the Haikus I wrote still maintain a rough edge, but I havent tried to hide the naiveness, maybe it will help to end the learning phase a little more fast..Twitter cannot substitute WordPress, but for the timebeing, it serves well..

    This is the sample of what you can expect

    People understand Tao

    People understand Zen

    Lying is a bad habit..

    This Haiku is obviously meant to target all marketting mongers. They are all of the same catagory, they try to sell you anything making it appear useful, however you bring it, you realize, its a waste of resources. We all need to be careful. Dont invest into something that appears glamorous, glosy. Too much of shine can be harmful. Your money/time/resources are precious, use them wisely and dont succumb to any pressure. In todays age, where recession looms ahead, job cuts are round the corner, we need to make sure we act wisely.

    Or

    Peace and goodwill

    they are everlasting desires

    Weak people have got no options…


    Todays tough age demands more out of us. No one can afford to be weak and request help all the time. Its apparant that a weakling is a burdan in any society. Unless you are strong, you are firm, you will always stay at the mercy of others, thus making your life miserable and weak. A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief..A lesson we learn from Indias IT sectors debacle – Depend on US for yor jobs, you will always be at the perils of anti outsourcing voices. Obama isent a good man who will work in your favour, making life easy for you. The time isent the same now. Its time to get tough and act accordingly..Develop your own technology and then sell it. Sooner or later the world will be at your feet.

    Ok, thats enough for now.

    With all your blessings and compliments,

    I will be there again…

    See you on Twitter.

    Harshad Joshi.

     
    • Mahendra 4:19 am on December 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      “A weak person always desires peaec, but he is unable to fight for it, thus living forever in grief.”

      Well said!
      I am totally in agreement with above.
      Besides IT, we in the engineering industry are also experiencing slow down . The Infrastructure business which was the flag ship business group of the company, is lying low. Customer who have once placed the orders, are not in position to take deliveries due to cash crunch. Infrastructure business in mostly dependent upon the World Bank Finance . When this source dries down, the going gets tough.

      With all the Odds of 26/11 reminds me of this poem:-

      Still I Rise —–

      You may write me down in history
      With your bitter, twisted lies,
      You may trod me in the very dirt
      But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

      Does my sassiness upset you?
      Why are you beset with gloom?
      ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
      Pumping in my living room.

      Just like moons and like suns,
      With the certainty of tides,
      Just like hopes springing high,
      Still I’ll rise.

      Did you want to see me broken?
      Bowed head and lowered eyes?
      Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
      Weakened by my soulful cries.

      Does my haughtiness offend you?
      Don’t you take it awful hard
      ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
      Diggin’ in my own back yard.

      You may shoot me with your words,
      You may cut me with your eyes,
      You may kill me with your hatefulness,
      But still, like air, I’ll rise.

      Does my sexiness upset you?
      Does it come as a surprise
      That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
      At the meeting of my thighs?

      Out of the huts of history’s shame
      I rise
      Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
      I rise
      I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
      Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
      Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
      I rise
      Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
      I rise
      Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
      I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
      I rise
      I rise
      I rise.

      Wish you all happy new year…

    • Harshad Khandare 6:44 am on June 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My Dream home.. Tree House..

  • Harshad Joshi 7:10 am on October 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dussera, Indian Festivals, Raavan, Shri Ram, Vijayadashami   

    Happy Vijayadashami 

    विजयादशमीच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा..!!

    Happy Vijayadashami to everyone. This is the day when Good conquered Evil. Lets win over our fears, ourshortcomings, and march ahead with faith, confidence and courage..

    JaY Shree Ram

     
    • nabinatrisha 7:26 pm on November 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      lovely picture Harshad, you could have narrated the story here 🙂

  • Harshad Joshi 12:04 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Blasts in India, Indian Mujahideen, ,   

    8 terrorists arrested in Pune 

    8 dangerous terrorists of Indian Mujahiddin are arrested from Pune today. They used to  hack Wifi connections and use the connection to send threatening emails to Police and government. Its notable that each of them were well educated, the head honcho Mohmmad Mansur Asgar Pirbhai,aged 31 used to work @ Yahoo! one of the most prestigious companies of India on a salary of Rs 19 lakh . Shame on Yahoo! for employing such a terrorist. (Yahoo! India has agreed to share Pirbhoys information to police, still is this the HR policy of Yahoo, shit….)

    First, the Samajwadi Party, Congress and that old man Javed Akhtar  wailed in favour of Azamgarh based terrorists claiming that they indulged into terrorist activities becasue they didnt had education, jobs etc. Now look at this Mansur Pirbhoy. Educated, having a well secure job and future, still he manages to do terrorist acts, plant bombs, send hate mails, and what else..I was startled to read that this son of a swine Pirbhoy didnt had a hint of remorse for what he did, or what he wanted to do.  He was stone cold during interrogations. Should we riddle their bodies with metal in public, just to show what is the fate of being a terrorist?? Meanwhile, Maya Sharma, the widow of Delhi Police martyr, Mohan Chand Sharma has come back strongly at the son of a bitch Amar Singh when he made derrogatory comments againsts the Late Sharma. WTH is Amar Singh?? Why dosent someone rip off his bulging eyes?? Except for Amitabh Bacchan, I think no one would like Amar Singh.. 

    Meanwhile here are few tips

    1. If any muslim coms to stay in your building, area, inform the police.

    2. If your company has employeed muslim people, check their activities, their mails, their surfing habbits etc.

    3. Dont trust what the muslim religious authorities say, muslims *are* terrorists. The Imam of Jama Masjid, Delhi is the biggest terrorist..dont trust the terrorists..

     
    • rahul 4:43 am on October 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      not only the politicians are saying that they are not terrorist but also they are pointing our system(police) who are fighting agaist terrorism,Mr Amar singh politician from samajwadi party is saying that the delhi encounter were fake ..don’t interfere and give such stupid comments when you are not helping anybody…..

    • anil 1:02 pm on October 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      did you seen Cinema Wednesday

    • Pritish Mukherjee 5:55 pm on February 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Learn to speak in an unbiased manner….if u carry on with your rhetoric against mislims as a whole u’ll come across as nothing less than an educated terrorist u are condemning in yur article…sweetheart grow up and learn to defend right and wrong ….what javed aKHTAR SAYS IS FOR UNEMPLOYED ,muslims not encompassing the vast majority of educated of alleged Indian Mujahiddeen members involved in the attacks in Delhi and Jaipur….So in all I am trying to tell you is that some segments of all religions and sects (including hindus…keeping in mind godhra and babri…) are open to brainwashing so please for f@#$%’s sake don’e be judgmental about a particular generic group as a whole….

      • pious 4:19 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        you are absolutely right

    • RexTR 2:57 pm on February 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      you are a fucking racist. you have no right to condemn a religion based on some acts of violence. and you have no right to accuse muslims before any group has even come forward to claim that they caused this. all muslims are not terrorists. terrorists are people like YOU, so filled with hate for others, so fueled by insecurities that they do and say anything to validate their existence.

    • pious 4:18 am on February 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      its only the indian police and the ministers fault

  • Harshad Joshi 4:31 am on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Dandiya, , Garbha, , Navratri   

    Navratri 

    Navratri begins from today..Wishing everyone a happy and safe Navratri..

    Navratri stands for ‘Nine nights’ where people worship Goddess Adi Maya for nine days..

     
    • aqua gurl 3:53 pm on September 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      wow….good to see you write abt it…..will be attending it on sat:P:P

    • rhapsodysinger 3:44 pm on October 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      belated same to you 🙂

      But notice this:

      Problem is that those who do not deserve punishment are also being punished. Being a God-fearing Hindu I am afraid that if we spill wrong blood then we will never have Mukti. Fight the evil, never innocent people.

  • Harshad Joshi 5:24 pm on August 28, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Arjun, Drona, Duryodhan, ISKON, , Kauravas, Krishna, Kuru, Kurukshetra, Mahabharat, Pandav, Ramayan, Shri Bhagvad Geeta, Shri Narayan   

    The barren land of Kurukshetra 

    Arjuna looked around himself. The Sun was shining brightly on Krukshetra. The scared land of Kuru. It was from this place, where it all began….. He saw an endless sea of warriors stretched perheps till end of this world. This was not his main concern. He knew what the end result was. He knew himself from within. He knew it right. All the sages and heavenly spirits were ready to assist him in this final battle. Arjuna sensed his Gandeeva. It was still shining as it had been gifted to him by Lord Shiva. The Gandeeva had the sacred powers of the mighty Mahadev. On top of it, it had a deadly combination of Narayan Astra and Brahma Astra, ready to strike terrors in most mighty enemies. Arujna had faith in his weapons. He had blessings of his Guru Drona….

    Guru Drona….Suddenly, Arjuna felt weak.

    Guru Drona. The learned Brahmin warrior. The old man who had both the blessings of Saraswati and Mahakali. The same warrior, who had granted Arjuna the power of wisdom and knowledge a time ago. The teacher of Arjuna.

    Arjuna remembered all his childhood days. The first day in Dronas ashram…. The first fatherly affection and guidance, unknown because of  Pandus death…… The first tones of Freedom in wisdom and sacred Vedas, all learnt at Dronas ashram….. The first bow…..The first arrow….The eye of bird…Eklavyas sacrifice….The blessings of Guru…..The victory at Draupadis Swayamwar…The insult in court of Hastinapur…The Promise….The pain from where it began….

    Arjuna felt weak in his moral strength on seeing the thin, frailed Drona. After all, Drona was his Guru. How can one kill a Guru? Guru is as important as the Creator, the Protector, the Destroyer.How can it be possible?

    The confident hold on mighty Gandeeva loosened a bit..Arjuna looked at Brahma Astra. This as the greatest gift of the Guru to his favourite disciple. The ultimate protector in War. Any man possessing it was considered God. Drona was one of amongst them. How selflessly he granted the ultimate weapon to Arjuna. He had complete faith in Arjunas capabilities. More then what he had in his Son Ashwathama.

    ……Will I be a slayer? Am I a killer? What is use of a kingdom, if I will be a sinner? I will burn in seven Hells till eternity. Killing the Brahmin is a sin, that is unforgiven by God. On top of it, its Drona !!!! My guru. The first guide in this life after Kunti. Can I do it???…….

    Arjunas mind was beginning to engulf in a major crises.

    Krishna smiled to himself. The time was about to come soon…..

     
    • invitation2islam 11:56 am on September 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Pretty cool post, I like to learn about other religions.

    • Nidhi 4:45 am on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Really nice..does this end here? I wanted to read Lord Krishna’s words to Arjuna.

      • Harshad Joshi 7:14 am on June 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Please read the ‘Shri Bhagwad Geeta’, a book meant to enlighten all humanity.

  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Dharma, , Enlightment, , , Healings, Illusions, , , , , , , , , Shri Shankaracharya, , , , , ,   

    Enlightment,a new hope 

    मी आसाच आहे……
    धर्मासाठी झुंजावे…
    झुंजोनी अवाघ्यांसी मारावे…
    मारिता मारिता घ्यावे राज्य आपुले…
    देव मस्तकी धरावा,
    अवघा हल्लकल्लोळ करावा..

    Men are haunted by the Future. Men are haunted by the vastness of eternity. And so we ask ourselves: will our actions echo across the centuries? Will strangers hear our names long after we are gone, and wonder who we were, how bravely we fought, how fiercely we loved?

    I call myself a Peaceful Warrior… because the battles I fight are on the inside..

    All Karmas proceed with the force to either remove pain or gain pleasure
    Experiencing pleasure and pain, we roam the streets of Samsara

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Not knowing light from darkness we roam the streets of misery
    In beauty there is ugliness
    In ugliness I see beauty too
    What a repulsive body that I have which oozes grime and filth
    These carnal desires do I find unfulfilling

    Where there is Birth, there will be certain pain
    There is certain Death, and nothing to gain

    Sadashiva Samarambham Shankaracharya Madhyamam
    Asmadacharya Paryantam Vande Guru Paramparam

    सदाशिवा समारंभम् शंकराचार्य माध्यमं
    आसमादचर्यां पारयनतम् वन्दे गुरू परंपरामं

    Finally the Truth is seen
    Unknowable once to me but now known to me
    What an error it is to take myself to be what I am not

    No words can reveal me
    Yet words alone set me free
    The beatitude revealed through desciplic succession

    No delusion for me
    I am the ever free
    No illusion for me
    I am the ever free

    Finally, the desires are Ash, I smear those ashes on my forehead and I free myself. Bhasma on my body..Bhasma on my soul..I am liberated….the Pain turns to Love….a new hope..Maya reveals her true form…

    Maya is inevitable…

    I submit myself to Maya..

    Maya has set me free…

    The revelations are known…

    May there be peace..

     
    • cia 8:51 pm on June 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      As one of the noble truths of buddha say,

      all human existence is painful, eliminate the pain by eliminating the cause.

      however, nothing is permanent.

    • Harshad Joshi 8:02 am on June 27, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Buddha was suffering from acute depression…But do you know that Buddhas teachings did protect Indian sub continent from maniac Mongols till 1962 India China wars??

      The only way to prevent any sorts of conflicts is to accept the things as they come to you without asking for its purpose or to think about its consequences. The only truth is the Desires we have with us. Denying Desires for some imaginary reasons is root cause of sorrow, and its funny that in todays marketing age, people can cash on sorrow too..if you can cash it on, sorrow is fine, else submit yourself to Maya unconditionally, rest assured, everything works in your favour…

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    • Jenny and Edward 8:45 am on July 2, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Loved it… Painful but so true for those who seek true peace and enlightenment. The Journey of enlightenment begins with the first step.
      Living In The Light of God… ~~~Jenn~~~

  • Harshad Joshi 4:47 am on June 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Divine, , , Fiction, , , , , ,   

    Dedicated to my lost love – Honey, I loved you immensely 

    Every time u call i freeze
    When your close to me i feel a chilly breeze
    I know something is not right
    Could u b the one making me feel so tight

    I didn’t use to like u
    But now could it b true..
    Am i falling in love with u?

    So innocent, so sweet and surreal
    Casting a swirling aura around us
    Turquoise eyes drowning and drenched
    Within the angelic love song

    The hearts had met to one mystic soul
    Wanted to feel this forever and ever
    Never to cease and fade, never to wane
    My love I always felt , would always
    Last till the end of the time.

    I agree that this short peom isent mine, I take no credits for it. I dont know who’s written it, but what matters is that its an apt example of whats going through my mind..Normally I dont speak mushy, but now I am letting it out in public.

    Honey, listen to me, you may never know or understand  it, but if you  read this, I confess that I loved you more then anything else. True we may never meet, but if I could show you what true love was, then its this….My words are turning empty, but the feelings arent…Dear God, if you get time from you daily chores, can you please listen up a prayer I sent for her? Keep her happy. Just keep her happy, I know what pain is like, but I wish she remains happy. She retaught me the purpose of life.Those beautiful moments she passed with me make me feel heaven. I have no complaints with what happened, nor I care a damn about whats gonna take place, but the fact is, I am in deep love, I am rediscovering myself in a form previously unknown to me..

    Gosh, these feelings….let the rain come down and wash away my tears, let it shatter the walls and drown my fears..I feel as if I had been kissed by an angel of Love..A new day …has come…..

    To all those boozing hounds and enemies of Love and haters of God, non believers in Love – This post is not meant for you. Not at all for you. If you are the pathetic and immature souls whose concepts are fake as that of Maya, get a life..shoo away, you get it, just fly away..hide yourself into deepest dark oceans or infinite space..Go….!!!!

    Disclaimer While the people I write about are real, the experiences I post here may or may not be real and related to people I know. Its just my thoughts I have spoken to myself. If anyone of you finds a co-incidence, then rejoice…maybe I have taken some inspiration from you..And honestly, I do not hate anyone in life, even if you have managed to break my heart, you know that I am a brave soul 😉 Maybe 10 years from now I look back and say – O boy, I was so mad, crazy at times, I dont know. We are all strong and weak at times. So dont mind anything, just read, enjoy and move on with life
     
    • fennychandra 9:18 am on June 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Have you told her you love her? It’s funny if you share your deepest feeling to the world and she’s the only person who doesn’t have a clue. Come on..tell her.

    • shanupalani 9:11 am on June 30, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Its really great …. If she miss u she is very unlucky girl…. Even i too fell in love and my partner left me now… So i know the pain of love… But its all in the fate…

    • Arabinda 7:25 am on August 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hey u have written something as a virtuoso ,saluting u man, my chimera is just like yors, nice to read yor writing. my world is something that i cant leave myself from the cultured beauties world.and my love is not blind but sees sees and ultimately loves her. hav a nic day .

    • sunnysideofliving 7:04 pm on September 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Very very poignant and touching…… I can relate to it too….

  • Harshad Joshi 7:06 am on September 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    Shri Ganesh 

    Shri Ganesh

     
    • deepanjali 8:13 am on September 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      जे आपल्याला आवडते ते इतरांपर्यंत पोहचले पाहीजे.
      असा लहानसा प्रयत्न आहे.म्हणूनच मला वाटते .
      की तू सूद्धा आमच्या अड्डयात सामील व्हावे .
      एकदा येऊन पहा आमच्या ब्लोग अड्डयावर

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    • jidnesh 11:39 am on September 25, 2008 Permalink | Reply

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    • anandredasani@gmail.com 11:55 am on December 19, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I like this photo a lot

    • web master 12:18 pm on February 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Really great photos of lord ganesha, good resource and please keep on posting,

    • anchal 8:13 am on July 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

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    • Sangita 11:44 am on January 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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    • kanchan singh 4:52 pm on February 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

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  • Harshad Joshi 8:29 am on July 31, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 16 December 1993, 1993, Ayodhya, Babri Masjid, Lord Ram, Mumbai Bomb blasts, riots, Sanjay Dutt, TADA   

    Sanjay Dutt sentenced to 6 years imprisonment 

    Sanjay Dutt, the film actor of Mumbai based film industry and one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai Bomb blasts has been sentenced to imprisonment of 6 years by the special TADA court which is giving final touches to the case..11 people have been given death sentences, while 9 have been given life inprisonment. There are several aspects to this case, where many common people, especially the ones who lost their near ones in the 93 blasts feel that the accused should be meted severs punishment, and going by the current scene, it can be said that the court is doing a right job.

    Meanwhile, Sanjay Dutt too has many supporters who believe that he is innocent…thats the sade situation in this case..Sanjay Dutt should have been given more harsh sentence, but because of his friendly ties with the curent ruling party, the Indian National Congress, there can be a possibility of some authorities to maintain a soft corner to him. The Bollywood, the hindi film industry always supports Sanjay Dutt, considering a fact that a lot of money has been invested in his films, however, I hope that Sanjay Dutt gets to spend 6 years in jail. He totally deserves more then that, but because of great Indian democracy(rather a circus),judges have a pressure on them…considering the fact that media has got a lot of hyperinterest in campaigning for Sanjay Dutt. Arseholes..!!!

    Dawood Ibrahin, the Pakistani based international terrorist is another wanted in the Mumbai 93 blast case. I read that the FBI is warning Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim to them, now its interesting to observe what thaings are going to take place in the future..

     
  • Harshad Joshi 6:18 pm on June 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    A practical approach for blocking Orkut and saving trouble 

    From the past few days theIndian media is in all sorts of frenzy, displaying the news and reports telling that Indian government has instructed CERT India to ‘ban’ Orkut access primarily because,

    1. Indian authorities believe that Orkut allowes creation of flame communities that pack enough ammunation to set cities on fire and a punch that hurts the fragile ego of icon worshippers.

    2. Orkut is a place where loners waste their bandwidth hunting for girls, their personal details, a photograph or pieces of vital info.

    3. Orkuts a facinating place where you can abuse anyone, yes anyone, ranging from George Dubya Bush to the local administration without the fear of getting in line of fire. Although too much abusing or ranting can lead to your profile or community being marked as fake. But why bother , you can create plenty of fake accounts.

    4. Orkut is also a place where one can secretly plan their next rave party without the cops noticing it.

    Actually, I am not sure that this is what the government or authorities think of, but these all activites are being carried out on Orkut. No doubt about it. And I also know that the democratic government of India will try as little as possible to ‘ban’ it, afterall, the govt has so many daunting tasks ahead of them, be it the election of new president after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Chinese theat claims over Arunachal Pradesh, the rising value of ruppee against the US dollor(Huh, isent this thing funny? The rise of ruppee against dollor is extremely conducive to the booming Indian economy, but is a warning bell for the cheap service industry that is the home of US BPOs etc. Strange ways of economy. What to lose and what to keep?)

    On top of it, people get mad each time they discover that Orkut is being misused by sadistic outfits for achieving their targets. Orkut certainly gives a nice facility to create various groups and read a wide audience, but is it vitally necessary to get involved in Orkut to a level where we find it difficult to communication without the digital network? I mean the analog social network, the real one is much more good option.

    Some reasons for Orkuts wide misuse

    1. It allows creation of fake profiles and hate communities. Although theres provision for reporting it as bogus, the procedure isent foolproof. It can work either ways. Using this facility, someone can report a persons profile as bogus, even though that individual may be posting the truth. Who is to decide that the validity and quality of contents posted are in interest of community or no? Tough job, AI hasent reached this height as of now.

    2. People have to learn to exist in digital world. Even if the digital world is limited to a few dark servers placed on unknown datacenters, the impact they cause on real lifes can be damaging. It cannot be blamed on any digital network. People carry their personality, their good, bad attributes, imperfections, ideologies where ever they go. When this happens, usually theres trouble, leading to unstability.

    Inspite of everything, Orkut wont be ‘banned’, no one except the Chinese govt has the courage to ‘ban’ Google, but I still think that Orkut needs to be ‘blocked’ in offices, corporations, at place of work, school, colleges, government sections, public places etc. Doing this will be more feasible. Majority of well known companies block access to Orkut site, the reason is very simple – Dont want to distract the employees attention from work, and dont want to get into any legal trouble because of any employees miscreant activies.

    In schools and colleges, we go to study and not surf the web. Its common sense. We dont want to expose students to ill effects of bad company.

    So, that leaves us to homes. Yes, at home, we are free to do  anything. Access Orkut from your home.

    Moral of the story – Orkut cannot be ‘banned’ in India but it certainly can be ‘blocked’ by using proxy servers. Any digital social network can be a great tool to explore the world around us, but till the time we dont find a common unified way of understanding the ‘real’ world, we might face these problems forever.

    And as usual, as far as I am concerned, I personally feel that there are lot of other problems in this world that need a top priority attention example – Global Warming, Rise of terrorist outfits etc. It makes little sense to quarrel and argue over a damm freaky Orkut.

     
    • Shyam 10:45 am on September 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Global warming is a myth.

  • Harshad Joshi 8:23 am on February 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bethlehem, , Christianity, Church, Doubting Thomas, Harappa, , Islam, Israel, Issa, Jerusalem, Jesus Christ, Jesus Tomb, Kashmir, Maria Magdalena, Myths in Christianity, ,   

    Jesus’s grave is in India and not Jerusalem 

    It aint very surprising. No matter what the current controversy might be, its a reality that Jesus wasent buried in Jerusalem as per the current media speculation, but almost thousands of kilometers away, into Gods own land – India into the most disputed and Pakistani terrorized region of today ie Kashmir.

    The Russian scholar, Nicolai Notovich, was the first to suggest that Christ may have gone to India. In 1887, Notovich, a Russian scholar and Orientalist, arrived in Kashmir during one of several journeys to the Orient. At the Zoji-la pass Notovich was a guest in a Buddhist monastery, where a monk told him of the bhodisattva saint called “Issa”. Notovich was stunned by the remarkable parallels of Issa’s teachings and martyrdom with that of Christ’s life, teachings and crucifixion.

    For about sixteen years, Christ travelled through Turkey, Persia, Western Europe and possibly England. He finally arrived with Mary to a place near Kashmir, where she died. After many years in Kashmir, teaching to an appreciative population, who venerated him as a great prophet, reformer and saint, he died and was buried in a tomb in Kashmir itself.

    The first step in Christ’s trail after the Crucifixion is found in the Persian scholar F. Mohammed’s historical work “Jami-ut-tuwarik” which tells of Christ’s arrival in the kingdom of Nisibis, by royal invitation. (Nisibis is today known as Nusaybin in Turkey) . This is reiterated in the Imam Abu Jafar Muhammed’s “Tafsi-Ibn-i-Jamir at-tubri.” Kersten found that in both Turkey and Persia there are ancient stories of a saint called “Yuz Asaf” (“Leader of the Healed”), whose behaviour, miracles and teachings are remarkably similar to that of Christ.

    The many Islamic and Hindu historical works recording local history and legends of kings, noblemen and saints of the areas thought to be travelled by Jesus also give evidence of a Christ like man; the Koran, for example, refers to Christ as “Issar”. Further east, the Kurdish tribes of Eastern Anatolia have several stories describing Christ’s stay in Eastern Turkey after his resurrection. These traditional legends have been ignored by the theological community.

    Kersten also suggests that prior to Christ’s mission in the Middle East, he may have been exposed to Buddhist teachings in Egypt. After his birth in Bethlehem, his family fled to Egypt to avoid Herod’s persecution. Surprisingly some scholars now acknowledge that Buddhist schools probably existed in Alexandria long before the Christian era.

    More clues are drawn from the Apocrypha. These are texts said to have been written by the Apostles but which are not officially accepted by the Church. Indeed, the Church regards them as heresy since a substantial amount of the Apocrypha directly contradicts Church dogma and theology. The Apocryphal ‘Acts of Thomas’, for example, tell how Christ met Thomas several times after the Crucifixion. In fact they tell us how Christ sent Thomas to teach his spirituality in India. This is corroborated by evidence found in the form of stone inscriptions at Fatehpur Sikri, near the Taj Mahal, in Northern India. They include “Agrapha”, which are sayings of Christ that don’t exist in the mainstream Bible. Their grammatical form is most similar to that of the Apocryphal gospel of Thomas. This is but one example giving credibility to the idea that texts not recognised by the Church hold important clues about Christ’s true life and his teachings.

    In tracing Christ’s movements to India and beyond, Kersten also discovered that many of his teachings, which have been gradually edited out of the modern Bible were originally Eastern in nature. Principles such as karma and re-incarnation, for example, were common knowledge then, and seem to have been reaffirmed by Christ. Imagine the implications that this discovery holds for Western Christianity and its churches, who have kept Christ in their doctrinal top pockets and have constrained the entire Western culture within the narrow teachings of blind faith, organised religion and original sin!

    Further clues are cited from The Apocryphal Acts of Thomas, and the Gospel of Thomas which are of Syrian origin and have been dated to the 4th Century AD, or possibly earlier. They are Gnostic Scriptures and despite the evidence indicating their authenticity, they are not given credence by mainstream theologians. In these texts Thomas tells of Christ’s appearance in Andrapolis, Paphlagonia (today known as in the extreme north of Anatolia) as a guest of the King of Andrappa. There he met with Thomas who had arrived separately. It is at Andrapolis that Christ entreated Thomas to go to India to begin spreading his teachings. It seems that Christ and Mary then moved along the West coast of Turkey, proof of this could be an old stopping place for travellers called the “Home of Mary”, found along the ancient silk route. From here Christ could easily have entered Europe via France. He may have even travelled as far as the British Isles, for in England there is an ancient oak tree called the “Hallowed Tree” which (says local legend) was planted by Christ himself.

    In his travels through Persia (today’s Iran) Christ became known as Yuz Asaf (leader of the Healed). We know this because a Kashmiri historical document confirms that Isa (the Koranic name for Christ) was in fact also known as Yuz Asaf. The Jami – uf – Tamarik, Volume II, tells that Yuz Asaf visited Masslige, where he attended the grave of Shem, Noah’s son. There are various other accounts such as Agha Mustafa’s “Awhali Shahaii-i-paras” that tell of Yuz Asaf’s travels and teachings all over Persia. It seems that Yuz Asaf blessed Afghanistan and Pakistan with his presence also. There are for example two plains in Eastern Afghanistan near Gazni and Galalabad, bearing the name of the prophet Yuz Asaf. Again in the Apocryphal Acts of Thomas, Thomas says that he and Christ attended the Court of King Gundafor of Taxila (now Pakistan), in about 47AD, and that eventually both the King and his brother accepted Christ’s teachings. Kersten claims that there are more than twenty one historical documents that bear witness to the existence of Jesus in Kashmir, where he was known also as Yuz Asaf and Issa. For example the Bhavishyat Mahapurana (volume 9 verses 17-32) contains an account of Issa-Masih (Jesus the Messiah). It describes Christ’s arrival in the Kashmir region of India and his encounter with King Shalivahana, who ruled the Kushan area (39-50AD), and who entertained Christ as a guest for some time.

    {Christ’s life in India, after the crucifixion, challenges current Church teachings at their very foundation. The theology of Saint Paul, the major influence on modern Christianity, is empty fanaticism in the light of this discovery.|

    The historian Mullah Nadini (1413) also recounts a story of Yuz Asaf who was a contemporary to King Gopadatta, and confirms that he also used the name Issar, ie. Jesus. There is also much historical truth in the towns and villages of Northern India to prove that Jesus and his mother Mary spent time in the area. For instance, at the border of a small town called Mari, there is nearby a mountain called Pindi Point, upon which is an old tomb called Mai Mari da Asthan or “The final resting place of Mary”. The tomb is said to be very old and local Muslims venerate it as the grave of Issa’s (ie Christ’s) Mother. The tomb itself is oriented East-West consistent with the Jewish tradition, despite the fact it is within a Muslim area. Assuming its antiquity, such a tomb could not be Hindu either since the Hindus contemporary to Christ cremated their dead and scattered their ashes as do Hindus today.

    Following Christ’s trail into Kashmir, 40km south of Srinagar, between the villages of Naugam and Nilmge is a meadow called Yuz-Marg (the meadow of Yuz Asaf, ie. Jesus). Then there is the sacred building called Aish Muqam, 60km south east of Srinagar and 12km from Bij Bihara. “Aish” says Kersten is derived from “Issa” and “Muqam” place of rest or repose. Within the Aish Muqam is a sacred relic called the ‘Moses Rod’ or the ‘Jesus Rod’, which local legend says, belonged to Moses himself. Christ is said to also have held it, perhaps to confirm his Mosaic heritage. Above the town of Srinagar is a temple known as “The Throne of Solomon”, which dates back to at least 1000BC, which King Gopadatta had restored at about the same time as Christ’s advent. The restoration was done by a Persian architect who personally left four inscriptions on the side steps of the temple. The third and fourth inscription read: “At this time Yuz Asaf announced his prophetic calling in Year 50 and 4” and “He is Jesus — Prophet of the Sons of Israel”! Herein lies a powerful confirmation of Kersten’s theory. Kersten suggests that Christ may have travelled to the South of India also, finally returning to Kashmir to die at the age of approximately 80 years. Christ’s tomb, says Kersten, lies in Srinagar’s old town in a building called Rozabal. “Rozabal” is an abbreviation of Rauza Bal, meaning “tomb of a prophet”. At the entrance there is an inscription explaining that Yuz Asaf is buried along with another Moslem saint. Both have gravestones which are oriented in North-South direction, according to Moslem tradition. However, through a small opening the true burial chamber can be seen, in which there is the Sarcophagus of Yuz Asaf in East-West (Jewish) orientation!

    According to Professor Hassnain, who has studied this tomb, there are carved footprints on the grave stones and when closely examined, carved images of a crucifix and a rosary. The footprints of Yuz Asaf have what appear to be scars represented on both feet, if one assumes that they are crucifixion scars, then their position is consistent with the scars shown in the Turin Shroud (left foot nailed over right). Crucifixion was not practised in Asia, so it is quite possible that they were inflicted elsewhere, such as the Middle East. The tomb is called by some as “Hazrat Issa Sahib” or “Tomb of the Lord Master Jesus”. Ancient records acknowledge the existence of the tomb as long ago as 112AD. The Grand Mufti, a prominent Muslim Cleric, himself has confirmed that Hazrat Isa Sahib is indeed the tomb of Yuz Asaf!

    Thus Kersten deduces that the tomb of Jesus Christ Himself is in Kashmir!

    The implications of Kersten’s discovery are monumental. Christ’s life in India, after the crucifixion, challenges current Church teachings at their very foundation. The theology of Saint Paul, the major influence on modern Christianity, is empty fanaticism in the light of this discovery. Threatened also are the doctrines of obedience to the Church, original sin, salvation through blind faith and the non-existence of reincarnation, etc. Yet these ideas underlie the morality and ethics, (or lack of them), that govern the entire Western social structure, from the legal system to medical health care schemes. It is no wonder that the modern Churches and their secular interests refuse to consider such a proposition as Kersten’s!

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    • Kusum Choppra 9:44 am on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Kersten’s book on Jesus In India is quite an authorotative work and very logically argued. That is made extreme good and logical sense to me. I have written about the book at two different sites : Sulekha and Boloji.
      the impact is tremendous : that religions have a fairly common base of beliefs which had been artificailly placed at opposites in the theories propounded by the Catholic and other churches. Imagine what history would have been if that had not happened. how many wars would not have happened. one dreads to thinks of how many wars may not take place to prevent the acceptance of these facts, unless humankind shows a new found maturity towards religious matters

    • Kusum Choppra 9:46 am on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Kersten’s book on Jesus In India is quite an authorotative work and very logically argued. That is made extreme good and logical sense to me. I have written about the book at two different sites : Sulekha and Boloji.
      the impact is tremendous : that religions have a fairly common base of beliefs which had been artificailly placed at opposites in the theories propounded by the Catholic and other churches. Imagine what history would have been if that had not happened. how many wars would not have happened. one dreads to thinks of how many wars may now take place to prevent the acceptance of these facts, unless humankind shows a new found maturity towards religious matters

      • sharovan 2:50 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Kersten’s book on Jesus in India is very good fiction story. Nothing true in it. If you do not know any thing about Historical Jesus, no body can help you. Jesus was crucified and died on the cross, during the reign of Tiberius at the hand of Pontius Pilate, who was the governor of Judea state in Israel , at that time. Two Main Historian, Cornelius, Tacitus (Ca. 56-120) Annals – and Flavius Josephus, mentioned Jesus crucifixon and death in the Roman History. Who and why bring the body of Jesus from Jerusalem to Kashmir in India for bury? Jesus’s name is universal name in all over the world, not only in the Bible, but in Hidus Vedas ( Bhavishya Puran 19:23) and Quran also.

        • psipsi 10:47 am on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          There is no real proof that Jesus died during crucifixion. He was put on the cross on a Friday afternoon and then removed before sundown. Nobody dies of crucifixion within a few hours. Back then you had a bunch of stupid people (Jesus included) who thought reviving from a state of unconsciousness means coming back from the dead.

          • Harshad Joshi 12:32 pm on November 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            easier said then done…

            i think a person will die due to heavy bleeding…and shock etc.

          • Sharovan 11:19 am on November 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            Two Main Historian, Cornelius, Tacitus (Ca. 56-120) Annals – and Flavius Josephus, mentioned Jesus Crucifixion and death in the Roman History. Do you have an evidence of challenge it? How much do you know about India and Indian History? Indian History never said any thing about Jesus Grave in Kashmir (India) Rama, Krishna, Ganesha( Hindu’s Gods), even biggest war of Mahabharata, never mentioned in Indian History, but a wast majority of Indians and other people of the world still believing of these Hidus Gods and things? You believe Jesus was crucified on Friday and removed from the cross before sun down in unconscious or trauma stage. How do you know He was not died on cross? If Jesus was not died on cross, why you are believing in his Crucifixion? If any death penalty of any criminal in Roman History is not unsuccessful, why the death penalty of Jesus could be unsuccessful? The people are using the Jesus name as his grave in Kashmir (India) for making the money only of the real grave of Yuz Asaf. Yuz Asaf’s grave in Kashmir is not enough statement for a proof of Jesus grave in India. Do you know, What happen about two richest Jude’s people, after the funeral of Jesus (Nicodemus and Joseph of Armatia, who were involved in Jesus funeral and were the members of Jude’s council? If Jesus was stupid, than every christian is stupid, and Christians are stupid, it means majority of the people (Christians) in this world are stupid. And a wast majority of people of this world is stupid than the few people like you can not be wise. God bless.

            • Harshad Joshi 3:29 am on January 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

              “Indian History never said any thing about Jesus”

              he was too unimportant to get a mention in sacred and ancient scripts of india.

          • milton 3:09 pm on July 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            if no blood in ur body means how can u alive.. while crucifixion there is no more blood in his body…. even a drop,,,… first know fully about crucifixion

          • Aaditya Raj 7:02 pm on January 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Friend beware of what you are saying. May the Lord forgive you for what you hav mentioned here. Friend, life in hell would be really painful enough to even think of. If once yu go there then there is no return. Pray for your forgiveness and He will forgive you for sure.

            • Harshad Joshi 3:30 am on January 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply

              dont worry..hell is controlled by yamraj…he is hindu. worry about yourself..all disbelievers and sinners who dont follow vedic culture shall burn in raurav.

    • Harshad Joshi 12:15 pm on March 1, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Is Church responsible for Wars?

      • Sharovan 6:58 pm on November 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Iraq and Afganisthan wars, are the caused Trade centers, not the Christianity or Church. What kinds of wars you are talking?

    • Richard 3:13 am on April 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      What a wonderful insight ? Buddhism and Christianity are very similar, hence, I feel that Christ’s missing years as a young man must have been spent in the Tibetan monastery. Human thinking with its ego has destroyed the union of not only human brotherhood but that of true logic based solely on humanitarian ethics.

      I have often contemplated what would happen if the mainstream media would publish this bravely and boldely ? Would there be a revolution of the mind and dispensing off the fears of social taboos and the clinging onto of ideals into images which have caused war and misery and chaos on this planet. The historical facts of Christ seem very plausible indeed as the pieces of the jigsaw fit neatly, compared to the fake and money making scheme of the novel called “Da vinci code”

    • MysticSaint 7:53 pm on April 27, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      interestingly, i also had a take on this subject.

      check here,
      http://mysticsaint.blogspot.com/2006/06/jesus-in-india-during-lost-years-and.html

    • D Jones 8:14 pm on May 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you. The catholic church has so much to answer for, but then it is a money making organisation with an agenda all of its own.

    • Ashwyn 7:18 am on June 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I think D Jones is just conjecturing based on what his experience may have been. But that definitely is the absolute truth. Much has been said about the the youth years of Christ. But whatsoever the claims are given above they are all crap. There is no reliable evidence till date that Christ died elsewhere. And regarding similarity between christianity and buddhism , whoaaa whoever said that needs to take a course on religion 101, period.

    • Andrés 1:09 am on July 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I am not sure if what you say is true. Haven’t even finished reading and I am not that instructed into these topics.

      Just appears to me (at a first glance to your post) that some of these details may distract us from the essence of faith.

      What we might learn from these things are not necessary to believe (or to find happiness), though interesting to know. I think Christ is alive in the souls of us Christians, this way He lives in us and us in Him: “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us” (1 Jn. 4:12)

    • Harshad Joshi 4:45 am on July 7, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Andres

      Well, if all you can do is deny reality, I guess you might have a weak faith..and your acceptance or denial wont change the ultimate truth. I suggest you read the complete post first and then ponder why Christ did so. When you get this answer, you will be enlightened and will be set free from this world and its miseries.

    • retro 1:37 am on November 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      This year my wife decided to have a dry run thanksgiving day to test out her recipes. We soaked the bird in a brine solution she got at William Sonoma it really kept it moist. OMG, the turkey was so good and I get to do it again in a few days!

    • neel1 9:08 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There are many evidences to show that Jesus went to India and even died there…all people who go out to find these evidences eventually become convinced of it. Only people who stay home and are too lazy to study anything themselves will never ever find the truth…The truth is out there for all to grab….If only you people knew what scholars are discovering about the historical Jesus, you would realise to what extent we can have false impressions by seeing what Christianity has become today…Visit my blog to find my own research:

      http://jesusofeastandwest.blogspot.com/

    • ewsanj 4:34 pm on July 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      this is a reply to Mr.Rechards comments on Da Vinci code.
      The novel da vinci code by Dan Brown was not about jesus’s life or whether he died on cross, it was about his deciple mary magdelene and a major portion of the theory about mary magdelene being christs wife was taken from a international bestseller book called “holy blood holy grail”.So get a life Richard, the da vinci code was not written for cheap publicity or on baseless theories.

    • ewsanj 4:35 pm on July 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      dwef

    • gijnk12 10:07 am on March 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      The Rozabal Line, a novel by Ashwin Sanghi, covers the material of Kersten in the form of a fast-paced thriller. It assumes that Jesus spent his missing years in India studying spirituality under Buddhist masters and then returned to Jerusalem. It then goes on to postulate that he returned to India (having survived the crucifixion). The key thriller component being the hypothesis that there could be a surviving bloodline in Kashmir.

    • rajshpec 5:20 pm on April 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Bhavishya Puran / Surya Puran – which consider main deity as SUN (Surya Dev) – It talks about all things going to happen in future. About Islam, Christanity ! So do it mentions about Macca’s sacred stone as Shiv Ling ( Lord Shiva’s Lingam (penis)) and mentions about saint Issa’s coming to Kashmir ( may be Srinagar ).
      However most important thing is what Andres already said –
      I am putting in my way – no matter where Christ lived or Died. More important is follow the teaching of a noble and saintly person.

      But thats a problem with every Sect/Religion people forget about teaching and start praying teacher -> and make a another sect -> buisness -> propaganda … so on .. If its not true with every , then its true with mostly !

    • Shams 8:51 pm on May 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      That is so not true his grave is in Jerusalem. You Indians just want to have a popular city. Indians that believe this are cucu!

    • Humayun Bhatty 4:29 pm on August 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Total nonsense. Jesus was not killed but he was lifted up to the heavens. He shall come again and then die a natural death.

      The above account is full of ‘may be’, ‘could be’, ‘possibly’ and all sort of guess work. It is a fairy tale invented to make money.

      Don’t believe a word it says about Jesus.

    • Harshad Joshi 12:00 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Humayun Bhatt

      Are you drunk? Or your brain has lost its thinking capability?

    • sanjay 8:16 am on November 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Anything is possible

      • sharovan 3:03 pm on April 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        If any thing possible, please cut the water.

    • Lekale 1:34 pm on December 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Marie’s grave and its set up is not contradictory to the Muslim faith.
      Islam did not exists for another 600 years after her death so please dont use that as some sort of evidence to argue your point.Rather reaise your evidence and only argue in defense of that instead of making up stories.

    • sohail 10:55 am on January 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Well ,thank you very much for your research and hardwork.and thanks for bringing up the truth of jesus’s life .We muslims should accept the truth rather then waisting our time listening and obeying the orders and Fatwas by Mulllahs and molvies.Once again thanks for your efforts. i am anticipating such more researchs on christ’s life .

      • Sharovan 2:03 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Islam was not exists atleast 630 years after the resurrection of Jesus, Why you are talking about Jesus?

    • Sharovan 5:01 pm on April 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Roman Historian Flvius Josephus and Cornelius Tacitus ( Ca. 56-120) – Annals – Clearly mentioned about Jesus crucifoxon and death during the reign of Tiberius at the hand of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilate the governor of the Judea at that time. Who and why bring the body of Jesus in Kashmir in India for bury? Is this event mention in any Indian History or any religious books? Also Historian Josephus was never a Christian, but in his works we find mention of many other figures from the Gospel ( Life and works of Jesus) and other New Testaments books.

    • Frank 7:18 pm on August 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      A look at evidence for and against Jesus’ lost years/Jesus in India

      http://dontaskthatinchurch.blogspot.com/2011/08/wonder-years-did-jesus-spend-his-youth.html

      • Sharovan 6:41 pm on October 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        I d’not need it. please keep your Jesus’ lost years/ Jesus in India in your pocket. I am an indian and knows very well about indian history, culture and religions.

    • sudhir 10:31 pm on August 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      its not imprtnt where jesus grave. Importent thing is belive in jesus . I am a hindu but belives in jesus.

      • Frank 6:43 pm on September 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        But which Jesus?

        Jesus fulfilled the Bible, lived a sinless life, is the only Son of the Most High God, He died to free us from sin, was buried, and resurrected on the third day. He now sits at God’s right hand, and will judge us on whether or not we believed those things.

        That Jesus, or a “good teacher jesus”?

        Please consider that.

    • Kim Vaiphei 5:30 pm on October 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      everyone’s beliefs is not same…. u freedom of expression!!!! understandable!!!

    • Kim Vaiphei 6:06 pm on October 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Everyone has a freedom of expression……!!! It is understandable…..

    • anuj 8:19 am on February 19, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      we all have to agree that hinduism is the oldest religion in the world….the vedas has its own answer to all the queries tht exist in the human minds….but the matter is how to read tht true unedited form of vedas that has been in pure sanskrit form…no one today can read tht sanskrit language/

    • Shruti 5:47 pm on March 11, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      You are correct.

    • raj ch 9:23 am on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      brother harsad since the crucifixion and resurection of the christ many people tried to stop the christianity but they cant bcz it has truth in it.Do you thnk yu are the first guy to oppose christ?Since 2000 yrs many people opposd christ_ some of them realized the truth and turnd away from sins and followed christ.You are nothng infrnt of them.So dont waste your time life is too short.You cant create even dust yet u talk abt creator christ jesus thnk once you have to knw the true god THE HEAVENLY FATHER.any doubts you can ask me .

    • raj ch 6:29 pm on April 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      My jesus died for al sins of humans and conquerd death. he can hear and speak.Pray to the god(dnt mention any name) just ask who is the creator of earth.What is ur name with al ur heart ?He wil introduce himself. Bcz my jesus is alive.Dnt trust the rocks who had eyes but cant see.Ears but cant listen.

    • raj 6:32 pm on April 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      dont ignore that u are still at worshpng rocks,trees.dont stay at those thngs.u thnk u r genius by worshpng trees how foolish it is.. . Oh wen u wil thnk abt it . ? start thnkng abt those thngs?prove urself if u are right.gud nite

      • Harshad Joshi 3:09 pm on April 24, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        and who are you worshipping? something that does not exists. fail! no life you have got.

    • raj ch 4:12 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      first of all thnk abt ur rock/tree gods how wil you support that idol worshp n those gods who has no moral values?…mention answr to this question first.prove urself right first.then i will prove that jesus is the only way to heaven frm scrptures

      • Harshad Joshi 5:02 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        who the fuck are you to prove something. i wont bother for what you think 🙂

    • raj ch 10:50 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      you dont bother about ur gods whm u worshp. but y u are bothering about christ n christians.its shame on u.

    • raj ch 11:03 am on May 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      dnt u bother abt food u eat?dnt u bother abt clothes u wear?dnt u bother abt work u do?dnt u bother abt family with whm u live? but y you are nt botherng abt ur gods whom u worshp?.wake up man search 1.how they lived n 2.what their holiness?u say those characters as gods:BLUFFING URSELF.

    • shab 8:28 pm on April 28, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Jesus was not crucified on cross

  • Harshad Joshi 3:05 pm on January 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    1 year of blogging 

    Gosh..Its my blogs 1st birthday today. Happy birthday little blog. 😛

     
  • Harshad Joshi 8:53 am on November 10, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    I am back 

    You can read a great article here..

     
    • Anonymous 2:13 pm on November 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Naturally, you chose to go on vacation when Google published the results of Wordmasters. Is it hibernation?

    • Scooby Doo 4:34 pm on November 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Harshad, It is Google’s loss that they did not find a volcano of talent in the guise of Harshad Joshi, Hari Menon, Deepa, Bot Hack etc. If they couldn’t find talent here, I can assure the gentlemen in Google that they will NEVER find talent anywhere in the world. This is because they have started a) over-rating themselves b) failing to spot real talent due to a bloated ego, c) they themselves do not know what it is they are looking for and d) they have all the curses of the 3000 odd participants in India dogging them throughout their lives.
      Somehow I am till date not able to buy the story that the results were posted on a little known website by the name of Techshout. The whole episode reeks of vendetta and sabotage. It has killed something inside the thousands of contestants who took part so enthusiastically in the Wordmasters contest. Many had taken precious time out from family, friends and offices so that they do not miss the opportunity. If you remember, the contest was held on the most holy day of the Hindu calendar: it was the most important day of Dussehra and Durga Puja. Was it a planned attempt to rob so many people of other important agendas at hand?
      I am sorry Harshad, but I find that a talented person like you should be looking for a job beyond Google. You can tell this to others who are crest fallen at Google’s arrogant attitude. This certainly is not the sort of treatment given to a self respecting, educated citizen of the world’s largest democracy.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:17 pm on November 13, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      @Scobby Doo

      You are right. I totally agree with you.

      But then we should be ready for all situations in life. I know its very easy to say this in a perfect controlled environment, but then most of the times, certain things are completely beyond our control and our reach. The moment we accept this fact, let me tell you – You actually begin to conquer your sadeness and anger. By doing this, one can completely eradicate the unwanted disturbance and focus on good things that come by our way.

      Anger is a very natural feeling. Esp when its apparant that we dont get what we deserve, we tend to become angry. Anger makes us aggressive and we just tend to lose the focus from our tasks, which may result in interesting and unexpected outcome. Just try channelizing the anger into a proper way and trust me – You will feel much better. My option is to go on long drives or listen to music. It helps me to keep my mind at comparative control and peace.

      Regarding behaviour of MNC’s. There is some truth in that, and it will change, but it wil take some time.

  • Harshad Joshi 3:36 pm on September 24, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bajirao, , Peshwa, ,   

    Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa 

    Shrimanta Bajirao Peshwa, the man who never lost a battle.

    Shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhatt (August 18, 1699- April 25, 1740), also known as Baji Rao I, was a noted general who served as Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (King) Shahu between 1719 until Baji Rao’s death. He is also known as Thorala (Marathi for Elder) Baji Rao.

    Baji Rao was the son of the first Bhatt family Peshwa – Balaji Vishwanath. At the tender age of 17,he was appointed by Shahu as Peshwa upon the death of his father, keeping aside all other claimants.Thus making the position of Peshwa hereditary in the Bhatt family.It is quite clear from this appointement that Shahu recognised the talent of this boy and reared him as peshwa.Bajirao was well trained by the maratha cavalry generals who have distinguished in the war of 27 years.Perhaps his early association with these maratha cavalry made him a part and parcel of them.Like Shivaji or Dhanaji Jadhav, Bajirao was popular with his soldiers and even today his name is a honorable one in countryside.

    • Baji Rao, who fought over 36 battles, is reputed to have never lost one.
    • He was one of the first to understand and exploit the fragmenting Mughal Empire, following the footsteps of his father. The declining influence of the Sayyid brothers at the Imperial court was another factor influencing his decision to attack.
    • The later Kingdoms of Scindias (Ranoji) of Gwalior, Holkars (Malharrao) of Indore, Gaekwads (Pilaji) of Baroda, and Pawars (Udaiji) of Dhar were Baji Rao’s creation of a Maratha confederacy as he wreaked havoc on the disintegrating Mughal Empire and set up his jahagirdars (governors).
    • He moved the administrative capital of the Maratha Empire from Satara to the new city of Pune in 1728 with permission of his master. His general, Bapuji Shripat persuaded some of the richer families of Satara to settle in the new city, which was divided into 18 peths (boroughs).

    His famous quotes are –
    “Remember that night has nothing to do with sleep. It was created by God, to raid territory held by your enemy. The night is your shield, your screen against the cannons and swords of vastly superior enemy forces.”

    Download this fantastic booka_history_of_the_mahrattas

    Info courtesy – Wikipedia.

     
    • xyz 8:59 am on January 12, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i am a south indian brahmana who has the highest respect for the people of maharashtra and their culture.It seems to me ,as to many others,to be the best synthesis so far achieved of the “aryan” and southern cultures of our land.

      maharashtrians have an essential earthiness and simplicity reinforced by a basic honesty and goodness.Also by wholeheartedly accepting sanskrit,they have access to the riches of the great language.Only in marathi is there a faithful commentary of the “Bhagavad Gita” by the great saint Jnanadeva.

      Maharashtra can legitimately be proud of Shivaji Maharaj,Phule,Dr. Ambedkar,Gokhale,Tilak,Bhandarkar and others.particularly the valiant fight against mughals and social reform in the modern age.

      But how can non maharashtrians ,paricularly those in areas conquered by marathas,have any emotional attachment to rule essentially by one linguistic group?

      many maharashtrians,particularly in pune,seem to miss the difference between hindu and maratha rule.

      marathas were and are hindus.maratha rule was hindu rule.but it belongs to the past.we should draw inspiration from it.but today we are governed by different values.your post can be misunderstood.

      • Mukund Gulavani 1:03 pm on August 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        1st Bajirao Peshwa was a great Warrior after Chha. Shivaji Maharaj. I would like know more about his biography and history.Please give me.

        • shraddha 6:05 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          hi.. if u want more information about him.. u can join our Facebook community श्रीमंत बाजीराव पेशवे
          n here is the link
          http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=141958149167056..
          n more u can suggest your friends to join this…
          v a nice time

          • kamlesh 5:12 pm on March 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            this link is not working

    • Mayur 9:29 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Perception differs!…..

      • sanjay 12:22 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        hi mayur tu ETV cha program baghtos ka.?
        attach navin program ahe shrimant bajirao peshwa?

      • sanjay 12:24 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातील ठळक घटना.
        १७०० ऑगस्ट १८ – (भाद्र. शु. १५) बाजीरावाचा जन्म.
        १७१८ जुलै १ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथाबरोबर दिल्लीस निघाला.
        १७१९ फेब्रु २८ – दिल्लीस मुक्काम.
        १७२० मार्च २० – कोल्हापूर युद्ध.
        एप्रिल २ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांचा मृत्यू.
        एप्रिल १७ – मसूर येथे बाजीरावास पेशवे पदाची वस्त्रे मिळाली.
        १७२१ जानेवारी ४ – चिखलठाण येथे निजामाची भेट.
        मार्च ७ – सुरतेवर स्वारी.
        १७२२ डिसेंबर ५ – ऐवजखानाची भेट.
        १७२३ फेब्रु. १३ – बदकशा येथे निजाम भेट.
        मार्च – भोपाळच्या दोस्त महमदाचा पराभव. त्याचा हत्ती घेतला.
        १७२४ मार्च १४ – लांबकानीचे युद्ध.
        १७२४ ऑक्टोबर – साखरखेडल्याचे युद्ध.
        १७२८ फेब्रु. २५ – पालखेडच्या युद्धात निजामाचा पराभव.
        मार्च ३१ – स्वारीहून परत.
        १७२९ मार्च १३ – धामोरा येथे छत्रसालाची भेट.
        एप्रिल – बंगषाला वेढा आणि पराभव.
        एप्रिल २८ – सुपे (बुंदेलखंड येथे कायमखानाचे लष्कर लुटले.
        १७३१ एप्रिल १ – डभई (गुजरात) त्रिंबकराव दाभाडय़ास मारले.
        एप्रिल – बाजीरावाच्या सैन्याशी निजामाची चकमक.
        १७३२ फेब्रु. १२ – सेखोजी आंग्रे भेट.
        १७३३ एप्रिल ६ – जंजिऱ्यावर स्वारी.
        मे २५ – मंडणगड किल्ला घेतला.
        १७३४ मे – खानदेशकडील स्वारी.
        १७३५ फेब्रु ४ – मानाजी आंग्रे यांच्या मदतीसाठी कुलाब्यास प्रयाण.
        जुलै ६ – मल्हारराव होळकर, राणोजी शिंदे राजपुतान्यात विजयी होऊन पुण्यास आले तेव्हा बाजीराव घोरपडीपावेतो सामोरा गेला.
        १७३६ फेब्रु ४ – उदेपूर येथील जलमंदिरास भेट.
        फेब्रु. १५ – किशनगड नजीक सवाई जयसिंगाची भेट.
        १७३७ मार्च २९ – दिल्लीचा पुरा जाळला.
        १७३८ जाने. – भोपाळचे युद्ध व तह.
        १७३९ फेब्रु. ११ – नादिरशहाच्या वर्तमानावरून पुण्याहून उत्तरेकडे स्वारी.
        मे २२ – जेनाबाद येथे न

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        • shraddha 5:58 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          hi.. friends…
          i v good knowledge about bajirao peshave..
          but i need to confirm one thing abt him… n that is … is it true “Mastani was her wife”?
          because some where it is written as not n some serial is showing is yes..

          • pratik 2:11 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Dear Shraddha,
            m rite now reading panipat by vishwas patil..would like to know about bajirao peshawe.. you know any perticular book that will give complete information about them.. like shriman yogi gives the complete information about shri shivaji maharaj..thanks

          • Raviraj 8:39 am on November 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply

            Hi.. there is no doubt about that.. she was his second wife.. the Maharaja of Bundelkhand’s daughter.. they got married when Bajirao saved Bundelkhand from the Mughal’s.. it has been wrongly believed for many years that she was his mistress.. careful what you read/believe.. some novels may provide the wrong or somewhat altered information depending on the plot… Good that you’re atleast confirming..

    • Swapnil Bhalerao 7:15 am on October 9, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      i want the insignia of bajirao peshwa for some assignment purpose, so can you just give me the reference.

      thanx

      • shripad kulkarni 10:05 am on June 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        ज्या बुंदेलखंडाची लाज वाचवायला बाजी धावून गेला, त्या बाजीचीच लाज राखण्याची वेळ येऊन ठेपली आहे. ज्यानं कधी पराभव पाहिला नाही, ज्यानं आपल्या मनगटानं दिल्ली काबीज केली आणि इराणपर्यंतच्या पातशाह्या हलवल्या, त्या जगातल्या एकमेव अजेय, अपराजित योद्धय़ाची समाधी बुडिताखाली जातेय आणि आपण सारे या इतिहासाचा आणि परंपरेचा वारसा सांगणारे इथे मनगटं चावत बसलोय. पराक्रमाच्या बाबतीत शिवाजीच्या तोडीस तोड असूनही मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासात थोरला बाजीराव पेशवा हा तसा ‘अनसन्ग हीरो’च म्हणावा लागेल. सध्याच्या मनोरंजनाच्या युगात तर बाजीराव-मस्तानी ही हिंदू पाश्र्वभूमीवरची लव्हस्टोरी म्हणून सादर केली जात आहे. त्यामुळे थोरल्या बाजीरावाच्या ऐतिहासिक पराक्रमी प्रतिमेचं प्रचंड नुकसान झालं. बाजीरावातला योद्धा झाकोळला गेला आणि एक प्रेमज्वरग्रस्त पेशवा तेवढाच सामोरा आला. मस्तानी हे बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातलं रोमॅण्टिक पर्व जरूर असलं तरी त्यावरून बाजीरावाला छंदीफंदी चौकटीत बसवणं अन्यायकारक होईल. इतिहासकारांच्या दृष्टिने बाजीरावाचं मूल्यमापन प्रचंड मोठं आहे. मराठेशाहीला साम्राज्यवादाची चव दाखवणारा हा पहिलाच सेनापती. नर्मदेच्या पलिकडे मराठी घोडदळ नेणारा हा पहिलाच धुरंधर. चारशे वर्षांच्या यवनी अंमलानंतर दक्षिणेतून जाऊन दिल्ली काबीज करणारा बाजीराव हा पहिलाच रणसेनानी. बाजीराव हा जगाच्या इतिहासातला एकमेव अजेय योद्धा मानला जातो. अ मॅन हू नेव्हर लॉस्ट अ बॅटल, असं त्याचं वर्णन केलं जातं. आपल्या अवघ्या २० वर्षांच्या कारकीर्दीत बाजीरावाने ३५ महत्त्वाच्या लढाया केल्या आणि सर्व लढायांमध्ये तो जिंकला. त्याला हरवणं त्याच्या काळातल्या मातब्बर शत्रूंनाही जमलं नाही. पराक्रमासाठी आणि विजयासाठी ‘बाजी’ हा शब्दप्रयोग तेव्हापासून रुढ झाला. बाजीराव जर उत्तरेत घुसला नसता आणि त्याने गुजरात, माळवा, बुंदेलखंड जिंकून नर्मदा आणि विंध्य पर्वत यातील सर्व मार्ग आपल्या कब्जात घेतले नसते तर पुन्हा एकदा अल्लाउद्दीन खिलजी, अकबर किंवा औरंगजेबासारखा उत्तरेतला शासक प्रचंड सेना घेऊन दक्षिणेत उतरला असता आणि संभाजीच्या हत्येची किंवा राजारामाच्या पळापळीची दुसरी आवृत्ती निघाली असती. बाजीरावाने आपल्या पराक्रमाने ही आपत्ती कायमची दूर केली. बाजीरावाने भीमथडीची तट्टे नर्मदापार नेल्यापासून उत्तरेकडचे काबुली घोडे दक्षिणेत यायचे कायमचे बंद झाले. बाजीरावाने उत्तरेत शिंदे, होळकर, बांडे, पवार, खेर हे मराठा सरदार वसवले आणि त्यामुळे ग्वाल्हेर, इंदौर, देवास आदी संस्थानं उदयास आली. बाजीरावाच्या राज्यविस्ताराच्या मोहिमेचा पुढच्या इतिहासावर असा सुयोग्य परिणाम झाला, याचं आकलन आज आपल्याला होऊ शकतं. पण सर्वसामान्य लोकांपर्यंत ते कधी पोहोचलंच नाही. मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासातला हा रांगडा पंडितप्रधान उपेक्षित राहिला. वयाच्या विसाव्या वर्षीच पेशवेपदाची वस्त्रं ल्यायलेल्या बाजीरावाला आयुष्य मिळालं केवळ ४० वर्षांचं. अवघ्या वीस वर्षांच्या त्याच्या कारकीर्दीत तो मुलुखगिरीसाठी अधिककाळ बाहेर राहिला. त्याचा अंतही माळव्यातल्या नर्मदातटावरच्या रावेरखेडीला झाला. त्यामुळे मराठी मनाने या योद्धय़ाचं अपेक्षित ऋण मान्य करताना बराचसा कद्रुपणा दाखवला. बाजीरावाचा संदर्भ आता अचानक येण्याचं कारण या उपेक्षेचंच. २८ एप्रिल १७४० रोजी (वैशाख शुद्ध त्रयोदशी १६६२) रावेरखेडीजवळ उष्माघाताने बाजीरावाचं निधन झालं. बाजीरावाच्या विरहाने त्याच्यासोबत एका हत्तीने आणि घोडय़ानेही अन्नपाणी वज्र्य करत प्राण सोडला. बाजीरावासह प्राण सोडलेल्या हत्तीची आणि घोडय़ाची थडगीही नर्मदेच्या पात्रात आहेत. जिथे बाजीरावाला अखेरचा निरोप दिला गेला तिथे नर्मदातटावर नानासाहेबाने ग्वाल्हेर संस्थानच्या देखरेखीखाली बाजीरावाची वृंदावन स्वरूपातील एक समाधी बांधली. बाजीरावाच्या अस्थि या समाधीस्थळी असल्याचं बोललं जातं. १९२५ सालापासून दरवर्षी बाजीरावाच्या समाधीस्थळी उत्सव आयोजित केला जातोय. तेव्हा इंदौरचं मल्हारराव-बाजीराव उत्सव मंडळ याकामी पुढाकार घेत होतं. १९ मे १९४० रोजी बाजीरावाच्या २००व्या पुण्यस्मरणाच्या निमित्ताने इथे पारतंत्र्यात असतानाही मोठय़ा कार्यक्रमाचं आयोजन करण्यात आलं होतं. त्यानंतर अगदी आतापर्यंत विविध संस्था आणि इतिहासप्रेमी रावेरखेडीला येत असतात. साधारणत: २८ एप्रिल ही तारीख धरूनच अधिकांश लोक अगदी जगभरातून इथे येतात. बाजीरावाच्या पराक्रमाचे पोवाडे इथे गायले जातात. बाजीरावाच्या स्मृतिला अभिवादन केलं जातं. मात्र वृंदावनस्वरूपातील या समाधीचं दर्शन घेण्याचा हा शेवटचा ऋतू म्हणावा लागेल. नर्मदेच्या तटानजीक बऱ्यापैकी उंचावर असलेली ही समाधी येत्या पावसाळ्यात पाण्याखाली जाणार आहे. जवळच असलेल्या महेश्वर धरण प्रकल्पामुळे (इंदिरा गांधी सागर परियोजना) रावेरखेडी हे बुडित क्षेत्रात येत असून समाधीसह इतर अनेक भाग सप्टेंबर महिन्यानंतर पाण्याखाली जाणार आहे. ही समाधी वाचवली जावी म्हणून इंदौरवासी अनेक लोक सातत्याने प्रयत्न करतायत. महेश्वर बांध परियोजना हा मध्य प्रदेश सरकारचा एक महत्त्वाचा धरण प्रकल्प आहे. २०११ साली ही योजना कार्यान्वित होणार आहे. मात्र धरणाची सध्याची उंची आणि त्यामुळे पसरणारं बॅकवॉटर याचा अंदाज घेऊन प्रकल्प अधिकाऱ्यांकडून बुडित क्षेत्रात जाणाऱ्या घरांवर दोन क्रमांकाचा बिल्ला लावला आहे. आर्कियॉलॉजिकल सव्‍‌र्हे ऑफ इंडियाच्या देखरेखीखाली असल्यामुळे वृंदावन आणि ग्वाल्हेर संस्थानाने भोवताली बांधलेली धर्मशाळा या बांधकामावर काही बिल्ला लागलेला नाही. मात्र समाधीच्या पातळीच्या वर असलेल्या काही घरांवर मात्र दोन क्रमांक चिकटला आहे. समाधीस्थळी साधारण साडेतीन फुटांवर प्रकल्प अधिकाऱ्यांकडून एक लाल रंगाची रेष काढण्यात आली आहे. समाधीस्थळावर पाणी फक्त साडेतीन फूट इतकेच येईल असं प्रकल्पवाले आणि पुरातत्त्व विभागवाले म्हणतायत. धरणाच्या पाण्यामुळे समाधी पाण्याखाली जाणार हे माहीत असूनही गेल्या काही महिन्यांमध्ये या समाधीजवळच्या बांधकामाच्या डागडुजीवर सुमारे ७० लाख रुपये खर्च झाल्याचंही सांगण्यात येत आहे. या ७० लाखांच्या खर्चाचं समर्थन करण्यासाठी प्रत्यक्षात समाधीस्थळ पाण्याखाली जाणारच नाही असा पवित्रा घेतला जात असल्याचंही बोललं जातंय. इंदौरची ‘श्री बाजीराव पेशवा (प्रथम) स्मृति प्रतिष्ठान’ ही संस्था पुण्यातील काही मान्यवरांच्या साथीने बाजीराव समाधीच्या जतनाच्या मुद्दय़ावर काम करत आहेत. या संस्थेचे तरुण सचिव श्रीपाद कुळकर्णी हे सर्वाना घेऊन काम करत आहेत. त्यांनी दिल्लीतल्या पुरातत्त्व खात्यापासून ते मध्य प्रदेशातील मंत्रीगणांपर्यंत अनेकांना या समाधीसंबंधी जागरूक करण्याचा प्रयत्न चालवला आहे. श्रीपाद कुळकर्णी सांगतात, ‘आम्ही बांध प्रकल्प प्राधिकरणाला सातत्याने सांगतोय की आम्हाला पाणी इतकंच येईल हे लेखी द्या. पण लेखी कुणी द्यायला तयार नाहीत. बुडित क्षेत्राची लाल रेघ ते आखून गेले आहेत. पण ती लाल रेघ म्हणजे काही लक्ष्मणरेषा नाही. आम्ही मागच्या वर्षी इतर ठिकाणी अशा लाल रेघेच्या वर पंधरा फूट पाणी गेल्याचं पाहिलं आहे. त्यामुळे समाधीस्थळ पाण्याखाली जाण्याचा मोठाच धोका निर्माण झाला आहे. हे बांधकाम सुमारे अडीचशे र्वष जुनं आहे. त्यामुळे एकदा इथे पाणी घुसलं की त्या पाण्याच्या दबावात हे वृंदावन टिकणार नाही. पण पुरातत्त्व विभाग हे मान्य करत नाही.’ श्रीपाद सांगत होते. अर्थात या प्रदेशातील आदिवासी संघटनाही या धरणाविरोधात आवाज उठवू लागल्या आहेत. पाण्याचं दुर्भिक्ष्य असलेल्या या प्रदेशात या धरणामुळे लाभ होणार असला तरी प्रकल्पविरोधक आणि प्रकल्प समर्थक यांच्या साठमारीत बाजीरावाच्या समाधीचा प्रश्न रेंगाळू नये अशी इथल्या अनेकांची इच्छा आहे. इथल्या पुरातत्त्व विभागाने मात्र समाधी पाण्याखाली जाणार नाही असं छातीठोकपणे पत्राद्वारे नमूद केलं आहे. मोहम्मद के. के., एन. के. भारद्वाज या आर्कियॉलॉजिकल सव्‍‌र्हेच्या पर्यवेक्षकांनी इंदिरा गांधी सागर परियोजनेच्या अधिकाऱ्यांसह या ठिकाणी निरीक्षण करून असा निष्कर्ष काढला आहे की या स्मारकाच्या आसपास साधारण एक ते दोन मीटर एवढंच पाणी राहील. वास्तू पूर्णत: पाण्याखाली बुडत नसल्यामुळे तिला कुठलीही हानी पोहचणार नाही, असं त्यांचं म्हणणं आहे. एक रिटेनिंग वॉल बनवून या वास्तूचं संरक्षण करता येईल असंही त्यांनी सुचवलं आहे. वीट आणि मसालेदार प्लास्टरने या स्मारकाचं काम केलेलं असल्यामुळे स्मारकाचं स्थानांतरण योग्य होणार नाही असंही त्यांचं म्हणणं आहे. पुरातत्त्व विभागाचं हे पत्र सोबत छापलेलं आहे. मात्र मुळात स्मारक आणि स्मारकाशी निगडित लोकभावना यांची सांगडच पुरातत्त्व विभाग घालत नाही हा त्यांचा नेहमीचा दोष आहे. स्मारक हे प्रेरणादायी वास्तू म्हणून नेहमीच लोकांना अ‍ॅक्सिसिबल राहाणं आवश्यक असतं. काँक्रिटच्या संरक्षक भिंतीमुळे स्मारकाच्या सौंदर्यात फरक पडणार नाही, असं पुरातत्त्व विभागाला वाटतंय. नर्मदेच्या पाण्याच्या बहावात या अडीचशे वर्षांपूर्वीच्या वास्तूचा सहज पाडाव लागेल, असंही त्यांना खात्रीनं वाटतंय. या स्मारकाला काँक्रिटचा बुरखा घालून तो टिकवून ठेवण्याचा प्रयत्न एएसआयवाले का करू पाहात आहेत हे कळायला मार्ग नाही. जगात अनेक ठिकाणी यापेक्षाही जुनी बांधकामं कौशल्याने स्थानांतरित करून पुनस्र्थापित केली गेलेली आहेत. पूर्णत: पाण्याखाली गेल्यावर हे स्मारक टिकून राहील याची काहीही खात्री नाही. इंदिरा गांधी सागर परियोजनेचे अधिकारी मात्र पाण्याच्या पातळीबद्दल छातीठोकपणे सांगायला तयार नाहीत. अशाप्रसंगी हे स्मारक योग्य स्थळी हलवणे हाच सुयोग्य पर्याय होता. बाजीरावाच्या समाधीस्थळाचं स्थानांतरण हा विषय घेऊन मागच्या वर्षी पुण्यात दोन पत्रकार परिषदा झाल्या होत्या. मात्र दोन लागोपाठच्या परिषदांमध्ये परस्पर विरोधी सूर आळवले गेले आणि नेहमीप्रमाणे मराठी माणसाचं पायात पाय घालणं दृगोचर झालं. मात्र दरम्यानच्या काळात तरुण पिढीतल्या काही प्रतिनिधींनी तडफेने हा प्रश्न लावून धरला. पैकी पुण्यातलं संदीप खर्डेकर हे महत्त्वाचं नाव. क्रिएटिव्ह फाऊंडेशनचे अध्यक्ष असलेले संदीप खर्डेकर स्मारकांच्या अनास्थेविषयी नेहमीच जागृतीचा झेंडा घेऊन असतात. संदीप सांगतात, ‘श्रीमंत बाजीराव पेशवे यांच्या समाधीस्थळासंबंधी इंदौरच्याच लोकांचं काम मोठं आहे. आम्ही इथे फक्त मान्यवरांना गाठून दबावगट तयार करतो आहोत. जर या समाधीस्थळाच्या स्थानांतरणासंबंधी मध्य प्रदेश सरकारकडे आर्थिक मदत कमी पडत असेल तर महाराष्ट्र सरकारने ती द्यावी म्हणून आम्ही प्रयत्न करणार आहोत. ज्या ग्रेसफुली बाजीराव पेशवे जगले त्याच ग्रेसफुली त्यांचं स्मारक तिथे व्हावं अशी आम्हा सगळ्यांची इच्छा आहे.’ संदीप सांगत होते. अर्थात नर्मदेच्या पुराने समाधीस्थळाच्या उंचीवर येऊन भिंतीला धडका मारणं हे काही नवीन नाही. विसाव्या शतकाच्या सुरुवातीला भूकंपाच्या धक्क्याने स्मारकाच्या वास्तूस चिरा पडल्या होत्या. तेव्हाच्या ब्रिटिशकालीन पुराणवस्तू संशोधन खात्याचे डिरेक्टर जनरल रा. ब. दीक्षित यांनी त्या तातडीने नीट करवून घेतल्या होत्या. स्मारकाच्या पायथ्याशी नदीच्या बाजूने एक संरक्षक भिंत तेव्हाच बांधली गेली होती. नर्मदेच्या पुरात ती वाहून जाण्याचा धोका वारंवार उद्भवला होता. गेल्या शतकापासून नर्मदा या स्मारकाला धडका मारत्येय. आता तर इथले चिरे जुने झालेत. हे स्मारक हलवून अधिक उंचावर घेऊन जावं असा इथे येणाऱ्या अनेक लोकांचा आग्रह आहे. मध्य प्रदेशातील पूर्वीच्या खरगोण जिल्ह्यातील आणि आजच्या बडवाह जिल्ह्यातील रावेरखेडी हे एक अत्यंत दुर्गम खेडं. रावेरखेडीला भेट देताना जिथे बैलगाडी जाणंही कठीण अशा रस्त्यावरून जावं लागतं. तरीही २८ एप्रिल रोजी स्मारकाच्या बाहेर पंचवीस-एक जीप उभ्या होत्या. स्वयंप्रेरणेनं अनेक लोक तिथे आले होते. इंदौरच्या स्मृति प्रतिष्ठानच्या वतीने इतिहासप्रेमी आणि अभ्यासक निनाद बेडेकर यांचं व्याख्यान तिथे होतं. ३० तारखेला मतदान असल्यामुळे आचारसंहितेच्या छायेत इथे मध्य प्रदेशच्या भाजपप्रणीत सरकारकडून कुणी प्रतिनिधी येऊ शकला नव्हता, त्यामुळे संघपरिवारातील व्यक्ती आणि संस्था थोडय़ा नाउमेद झाल्या होत्या. तरीही विनायक देशपांडे, कृष्णकुमार अस्थाना, सुधाकर एकतारे, मुकेश जैन आदी ज्येष्ठ कार्यकर्त्यांचा ४७ डिग्री तापमानातला उत्साहही वाखाणण्याजोगा होता. अर्थात या वयस्कांसह जीन्स आणि टीशर्टमध्ये आलेले अनेक तरुण पिढीचे प्रतिनिधीही इथे दिसत होते. आणि ते बाजीरावाविषयी आस्थेने जाणून घेत होते. सगुण भडकमकर हा तरुण थेट कल्याणहून आपली स्कॉर्पियो चालवत सुमारे ७०० किलोमीटर अंतर कापत रावेरखेडी आला होता. इथे बाजीरावाचं पुण्यस्मरण करण्यासाठी एवढय़ा लांबून येण्याचं नेमकं प्रयोजन काय असं त्याला विचारल्यावर सगुण सांगू लागला,‘बाजीराव हा आजच्या पिढीला अधिक भावणारा ऐतिहासिक हीरो आहे. तो पराक्रमी, रगेल, रंगेल होताच; पण जे काम त्याने हाती घेतलं ते अत्यंत निष्ठेनं तडीस नेलं. तो संवेदनशील होता, पण भावनेत अडकून पडणारा नव्हता. बुद्धिने नियोजन करून, स्वत:चं कमीत कमी नुकसान करत त्याने आपल्या लढाया जिंकल्या. तो लढाई जिंकण्यासाठीच लढत असे. ही मानसिकता आजच्या मराठी तरुणाने अंगी बाणवायला पाहिजे. बाजीरावाला खरी श्रद्धांजली देता यावी म्हणून आम्ही वाहन घेऊन इथपर्यंत आलो. अशा दुर्गम ठिकाणी त्याकाळात घोडेस्वारी करत बाजीराव कसा येत असेल याचं कुतुहल होतंच. घोडेस्वारीचं त्याचं कौशल्य अफाट असावं. इथे नर्मदेत आंघोळ करून बाजीरावाच्या पराक्रमी आठवणींना उजाळा देऊनच आम्ही परत जाऊ.’ सगुण सांगत होता. रावेरखेडीला प्रदीप दळवी नावाचे एक सिनेप्रोडय़ूसरही सपत्नीक येऊन डेरेदाखल झाले होते. प्रदीप दळवी आता बाजीराव-मस्तानीच्या प्रेमकथेवर एक मराठी चित्रपटाची सिद्धता करत आहेत. ‘बाजीराव-मस्तानीच्या प्रेमकथेवरचा माझा चित्रपट पूर्णत: वेगळा असणार आहे. कुणाला न दुखावता किंवा इतिहासातील तथ्यांशी विजोड असं कुठलंही कृत्य न करता मी हा सिनेमा करतोय. त्यासाठी मी अनेक इतिहासप्रेमींची आणि अभ्यासकांची मतंही जाणून घेत आहे.’ प्रदीप दळवींनी आपल्या येण्याचं प्रयोजन व्यक्त केलं. समाधीस्थळी त्यांनी आपल्या सिनेमाचा संकल्प केला आणि इतकी मराठी माणसं इथे उपस्थित होत आहेत याबद्दल आनंदही व्यक्त केला. प्रफुल्लचंद्र तावडे हे पुण्यातील एक कलंदर व्यक्तिमत्त्व. तावडे हे इतिहासप्रेमी आहेत. ते सदैव इतिहासातच रमलेले असतात. बाजीराव हा त्यांच्या अत्यंत प्रेमाचा विषय. तावडे रावेरखेडीला वारंवार येत असतात. तावडे स्वत:च एक दबावगट आहेत. संस्था आणि संघटनांच्या कोंदणात तावडेंसारख्या कलंदर व्यक्तिमत्त्वाला बसवणं कठीण असतं. त्यामुळे तावडे सर्वाशी फटकून असतात आणि तावडेंचा तोफखाना अंगावर घ्यायला कुणी तयार नसतं. मात्र तावडेंकडे अत्यंत मौलिक माहिती असते. तावडे सांगतात, ‘बाजीरावाची समाधी जरी नर्मदा तटावर असली तरी इथे या टेकडीवर जिथे छावणी होती तिथेच बाजीरावाचं वास्तव्य असायचं. त्यामुळे जर समाधीस्थळ पाण्याखाली गेलं तर बाजीरावाचं स्मारक करायचं झाल्यास या छावणीस्थळीच ते व्हायला हवं. इथे काही जोती आता दिसतात. पुरातत्त्व विभाग इथे काही उत्खनन करू पाहतोय. खरं तर या प्रवेशद्वाराचं संवर्धन केलं तर इथे बाजीरावाचं सुंदर स्मारक उभं राहू शकेल. मात्र त्यासाठी सर्व व्यक्तींनी आणि संस्थांनी राजकारण मध्ये न आणता काम करायला हवंय.’ या छावणीविषयी अधिक माहिती स्मृति प्रतिष्ठानचे सचिव श्रीपाद कुळकर्णी यांनाही विचारली. त्यावर ते म्हणाले, ‘पुरातत्त्व विभागवाले इथे उत्खनन करायचं म्हणतायत, पण ही त्यांची वेळ घालवण्याची नीती असावी असं वाटतंय. खाली समाधीस्थळावर १६ फूट उंचीची संरक्षण भिंत बांधून ती वाचवण्यावर त्यांचा भर आहे. म्हणजे पुन्हा भिंतीसाठी ‘खर्च’ करण्याची त्यांची मानसिकता आहे. इथे वर आम्हाला परवानगी मिळाली तर श्रीमंत बाजीराव पेशवे यांचा पुतळा तसेच त्यांच्या सामरिक युद्धनीतीविषयी प्रदर्शनीय दालन उभारण्याचा मानस आहे. बाजीराव पेशवे यांच्या नावाने एक सैनिकी शाळाही इथे उभारावी असा काही लोकांचा आग्रह आहे.’ आज जिथे धड रस्ताही नाही तिथे बाजीराव या रावेरखेडीसारख्या दुर्गमस्थळी का आला असा प्रश्न आपल्याला पडतो. त्यावर उत्तर देताना श्रीपाद सांगतात, ‘आज अडीचशे वर्षांनंतर आपल्याला हा प्रदेश दुर्गम वाटतोय. पूर्वी हा भाग मराठय़ांचा चुंगी नाका होता. तेव्हा प्रवास सहजसाध्य नसायचा. एकटा-दुकटा यात्रेकरू तर प्रवासही करू धजायचा नाही. सैन्यासोबत किंवा एकत्रित येऊन यात्रेकरू प्रवास करायचे. त्यावेळी नर्मदा नदी पार करणं सोपं नव्हतं. ही बारमाही वाहणारी नदी आहे. फक्त उन्हाळ्यातले चार महिने ती सैन्याला काही ठिकाणाहून ओलांडता यायची. आज जे पात्र दिसतंय ते थोडं वेगळं होतं. नर्मदा रावेरखेडीजवळ थोडी उथळ होती. त्यामुळे नावा उपडय़ा बांधून ठेवून सैन्य किंवा इतर लवाजमा इथून नर्मदा ओलांडत असे. मराठे इथे चुंगी म्हणजे टोल वसूल करत असत. म्हणून ही छावणी इथे होती. इथल्या कचेरीत मनसबदार, सुभेदार बसत. हा इलाखा तेव्हा खूप महत्त्वाचा असणार. कारण उत्तरेत जायचा हाच एक महत्त्वाचा मार्ग तेव्हा होता.’ इतिहासाचे गाढे अभ्यासक निनाद बेडेकर हेही रावेरखेडीस येथे भेटले. बाजीरावाचं उमदेपण सांगताना तसंच बाजीरावाच्या युद्धकौशल्याचे दाखले देताना बेडेकर म्हणाले, ‘बाजीरावाच्या युद्धकौशल्याची जाणीव आपल्याकडे नाही. पण अमेरिकन लष्कर आजही ती जाणीव ठेवून आहे. लष्करी डावपेच आणि रणनीतीच्या अभ्यासक्रमात आजही बाजीरावाने निजामाविरुद्ध १७२८ मध्ये पालखेड इथे केलेली लढाई अमेरिकन सैनिकांना शिकवली जाते. त्यासाठी पालखेडचं कायमस्वरूपी मॉडेलच तयार केलं गेलेलं आहे. बाजीरावाने निजामाला कसं घुमवलं आणि त्याचा पूर्ण पराभव करण्यासाठी त्याला पालखेडच्या कात्रीत कसं पकडलं याचा स्ट्रॅटेजिक वॉरफेअरच्या अभ्यासाचा भाग म्हणून आजही सांगितलं जातं. बाजीराव खूप मोठा युद्धनीतीज्ञ होता. म्हणूनच तो अजेय राहिला. त्याच्या कारकीर्दीतली एकही लढाई तो हरला नाही. म्हणून त्याची तुलना नेपोलियनसारख्या युद्धनिपुण सेनापतीशी केली जाते. फील्डमार्शल मॉण्टगोमेरी यांचं युद्धशास्त्रावर आधारित ‘अ कन्साइज हिस्ट्री ऑफ वॉरफेअर’ नावाचं एक प्रसिद्ध पुस्तक आहे. त्यात त्यांनी बाजीरावाच्या पालखेडच्या लढाईबाबत म्हटलंय की १७२७-२८ची बाजारावाची निजाम-उल-मुल्क याच्याविरुद्धची चढाई हा ‘मास्टरपीस ऑफ स्ट्रॅटेजिक मोबिलिटी’ होता. बाजीराव आपल्या शत्रूला इप्सित स्थळी आणून मात देत असे. मैदानात अनुकूल परिस्थिती नसेल तर बाजीराव वाट पाहायचा. एखाद्या कसलेल्या शिकाऱ्याप्रमाणे तो पेशन्स ठेवायचा. घोडदळ हे बाजीरावाचं सर्वात मोठं बलस्थान होतं. दिवसाला ४० मैलाचा टप्पा त्याचं सैन्य गाठायचं. तो त्याच्या काळातला अत्युत्तम वेग होता. त्यामुळे शत्रूला सुगावा लागायच्या आतच बाजीरावाचा हल्ला झालेला असायचा. बाजीरावाची गुप्तचर व्यवस्था ही त्याची दुसरी मोठी शक्ती होती. अक्षरश: क्षणा-क्षणांची माहिती त्याला मिळायची. मार्गात येणाऱ्या नद्या, उतार-चढाव, पर्वत, घाट या सगळ्यांची अचूक माहिती बाजीरावाकडे असायची. बाजीराव प्रचंड महत्त्वाकांक्षी होता. त्याकाळात व्यापक पातळीवर दृष्टिकोन ठेवण्याची त्याची पात्रता होती. म्हणूनच छत्रसालाच्या मदतीला तो धावून गेला. त्याने २५ हजारांची फौज घेऊन मुहम्मद खान बंगश याला जैतपूरच्या लढाईत मात दिली. पण तो मुत्सद्दी म्हणूनही हुशार होता. म्हणूनच इलाहाबादच्या या सुभेदाराला त्याने आपल्या मातोश्री राधाबाई यांच्या काशीयात्रेची जबाबदारी घ्यायला लावली. ही स्ट्रॅटेजिक मूव्ह म्हणून खूप मोठी गोष्ट होती. त्या काळात काशी यात्रा करणं खूपच जिकिरीचं होतं. काशी यात्रेला गेलेला माणूस जिवंत परत येईलच याची अजिबात खात्री नसायची. पेशव्याच्या मातोश्रींच्या काशीयात्रेची जबाबदारी बंगशाला घ्यायला लावून त्याकाळात बाजीरावाने एका दगडात अनेक पक्षी मारले होते. बाजीराव पराक्रमात शिवाजी महाराजांच्या बरोबरीचा होताच शिवाय त्याचं चारित्र्यही चांगलं होतं. मस्तानीशी जोडलं गेलेलं नाव हा बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातला सर्वात महत्त्वाचा भाग. मात्र मस्तानीसही त्याने सहकारिणीचा दर्जा देऊ केला. त्या काळात ते मोठंच धारिष्टय़ होतं. अर्थात या चारित्र्य संपन्नतेमुळेच तो सर्व मराठा सरदारांना एकत्र करू शकला, आणि त्याने शाहूचाही विश्वास संपादन केला. बाजीरावाची देशभर मोठी दहशत होती. १७३९ मध्ये इराणचा बादशाह नादिरशाह याने दिल्लीवर आक्रमण केलं तेव्हा बाजीराव दिल्लीकडे निघाला. बाजीराव निघालाय या एवढय़ा बातमीनेच नादिरशाह याने दिल्ली सोडली आणि तो परत निघाला. डेनिस किंकेड या लेखकाने आपल्या ‘हिस्ट्री ऑफ मराठा पीपल’ या पुस्तकात म्हटलंय – ‘ब्रेव्हेस्ट ऑफ द ब्रेव्ह, फेअरेस्ट ऑफ फेअर, बाजीराव डाइड लाइक द मोस्ट फॅसिनेटिंग फिगर इन अ रोमान्स ऑफ लव्ह.’ ग्रॅण्ट डफने ‘हिस्ट्री ऑफ मराठाज’मध्ये म्हटलंय – ही हॅड बोथ द हेड टू प्लॅन अ‍ॅण्ड द हॅण्ड टू एक्झेक्यूट. मिर्झा मोहम्मद नावाच्या एका इतिहासकाराने आपल्या ‘तारीखे मुहम्मदी’ या ग्रंथात बाजीरावाच्या निधनाबद्दल म्हटलंय- साहिबी फुतुहाते उज्जाम. अर्थात प्रचंड विजय मिळवणारा बाजीराव मृत्यूला बिलगला.’’ जगभरातल्या इतक्या इतिहासकारांनी आणि बखरकारांनी ज्याला नावाजलं त्या पंडित प्रधान श्रीमंत थोरल्या बाजीराव पेशवे यांची महती निनाद बेडेकरांनी थोडक्यात वर्णन केली. खरं तर मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासात आपल्या उंबऱ्याबाहेर जाऊन मुलुखगिरी करण्याचं स्वप्नं सर्वप्रथम बाजीरावानेच दाखवलं. आज आपण परप्रांतीयांच्या घुसखोरी विरोधात आपलाच बचाव करण्यात शक्ती खर्च करतोय. पण बाजीरावाने मराठी साम्राज्यवादाचं स्वप्न तीनशे वर्षांपूर्वी जोपासलं होतं. त्यासाठी त्याने क्षत्रियत्व स्वीकारलं आणि ते ग्रेसफुली पेललं. घोडदळ हा त्याकाळातल्या लढाईचा आत्मा. मंगोलियन योद्धे घोडय़ावर मोठे होतात असं म्हटलं जायचं. तसाच बाजीराव घोडय़ावर मोठा झाला. तो त्याच्या काळातला सर्वोत्तम घोडेस्वार होता. त्याच्या शिपायांसोबत तो घोडय़ावर सर्वात पुढे असायचा. घोडय़ावरच पिशवीत भाजलेले चणे घेऊन ते खातखात दौड करीत फाके मारत बाजीराव सैनिकांसह प्रवास करी. त्यांच्यासोबतच राही. सर रिचर्ड टेंपल यांनी वर्णन केल्याप्रमाणे बाजीरावाकडे कुशल संघटनकौशल्य होते. तो सुंदर भाषण करायचा. समरागंणावरील विजयानंतर तो आपल्या सैनिकांना उद्देशून असे काही भाषण करी की आणखी विजय मिळवण्यास त्यांचा हुरूप वाढत असे. खरं तर आजच्या तरुण पिढीला बाजीरावाच्या तोडीचं एखादं नेतृत्त्वं आज हवं आहे. मात्र बाजीरावच उपेक्षेच्या अंधारात आज हरवला आहे. उत्तर पेशवाईतल्या रंगढंगामुळे बाजीरावाबद्दल बहुजनांना ममत्व नाही. मांस भक्षण करणारा, मद्य प्राशन करणारा आणि मस्तानीसारख्या यवन स्त्रीवर प्रेम करून तिला शनिवारवाडय़ात आणणारा म्हणून ब्राह्मणांनी या वृत्तीनं शिपाई असलेल्या पेशव्याला उपेक्षित केलं. तसाही पुतळे बांधून वारसा जपला जातोच असं नाही. जातीच्या नाही तर प्रांताच्या संकुचित कुंपणात इतिहासातले सुपरहीरो अडकवले जातात. पण रावेरखेडीस चिरविश्रांती घेणारा राऊ या सगळ्या पलिकडचा होता. तो रणबाँकुरा होता, मुत्सद्दी होता, तडफदार होता, काळजानं हळवा होता. म्हणून पाबळला मस्तानीस कैदेस ठेवल्याच्या बातमीने तो धास्तावला होता. बाजी रावेरखेडीस दहा दिवस मुक्कामास होता. इतके दिवस रावबाजी एकाच ठिकाणी कधीच स्थिर नव्हता. इराणचा बादशहा नादिरशहास धाक घालणारा राऊ घरच्या भेदामुळे खचला. त्यातच त्याला वैशाखातला ऊष्मा भोवला. आणि त्याने नर्मदातीरावर वयाच्या अवघ्या ४०व्या वर्षी देह ठेवला. राऊ अधिक जगता तर आज इतिहास वेगळा असता. पण या झाल्या जर तरच्या गोष्टी. आजही बाजीरावाची समाधी मराठी मनांना आणि मनगटांना स्फूर्ती देते. मराठय़ांच्या इतिहासाच्या खुणा तशाही लोप पावत चालल्यात. त्यात आता बाजीरावाची समाधीही जलसमाधी घेते आहे. ज्या छत्रसालाने शिवाजी महाराजांच्या वचनाचा हवाला देत ‘जो गति ग्राह गजेंद्र की, सो गति भई है आज, बाजी जात बुंदेल की, राखो बाजी लाज’ अशी हाक दिली होती आणि बाजीने त्या बुंदेलाची लाज राखली होती. आज माळव्यातल्या आपल्या बाजीचीच लाज राखण्याची वेळ येऊन ठेपली आहे. ज्यानं कधी पराभव पाहिला नाही, ज्यानं आपल्या मनगटानं दिल्ली काबीज केली आणि इराणपर्यंतच्या पातशाह्या हलवल्या त्या जगातल्या एकमेव अजेय, अपराजित योद्धय़ाची समाधी बुडिताखाली जातेय आणि आपण सारे या इतिहासाचा आणि परंपरेचा वारसा सांगणारे इथे मनगटं चावत बसलोय. नाही चिरा, नाही पणती या अवस्थेत आणखी एक पराक्रमाचा वारसा अंधाराचा आसरा घेईल, आणि प्राणांची बाजी लावणाऱ्या एका कणखर देशाचं इमान मातीमोल ठरेल. बाजीरावकालीन दौडीचा वेग बाजीरावाचे प्रमुख बलस्थान होते त्याचे घोडदळ. त्या काळात मुघल सैन्य दिवसाला ५ ते ६ मैल या वेगाने प्रवास करत असत. मात्र बाजीरावाने आपल्या घोडदळाचा वेग विक्रमी ठेवला होता. चिमाजी आप्पा १७३३ मध्ये ग्वाल्हेरच्या स्वारीहून परत आला तेव्हा बुंदेलखंडातील राजगडापासून पुण्यापर्यंतचे मुक्काम, रोज किती कोस चालत याच्या आकडय़ासह पेशवे दप्तरात पृ. १२२५-६ वर दिलेले आहेत. त्यावरून (कोस म्हणजे २ मैल धरून) राजगड (सिप्री नजीक) पासून बऱ्हाणपुरापर्यंत ३३४ मैलांचा प्रवास चिमाजीच्या सैन्याने २४ दिवसांत केला. याचा अर्थ एक दिवसांत सरासरी १४ मैलांची मजर हे सैन्य मारत असे. पुढे बऱ्हाणपुरापासून पुण्यापर्यंतचा ३०६ मैलांचा प्रवास त्याच सैन्याने २१ दिवसात केला. म्हणजे सरासरी दिवसास १५ मैल हे मान पडते. या ४५ दिवसात कमीतकमी प्रवास एखाद्या दिवशी ४ मैल तर एखाद्या दिवशी जास्तीत जास्त २० मैल असा केलेला आढळतो. बाजीरावाचे वडील बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांच्या सैन्याने ११ मैलाने प्रवास केल्याची नोंद आहे. मात्र १७३८मध्ये बाजीरावाने आगऱ्यापासून दिल्लीपर्यंतचा १२५ मैलांचा प्रवास शत्रूस चाहूल लागू न देता आडवाटेने अवघ्या १० दिवसात केला होता. म्हणजे दिवसाला १२ मैलाहूनही अधिक वेगाने. मात्र दिल्लीहून जयपुरापर्यंत शत्रूच्या तावडीतून निसटण्यासाठी तो झपाटय़ाने प्रवास करत होता. तेव्हा १८० मैल ८ दिवसात म्हणजे दिवसाला २५ मैल हा बाजीरावाचा वेग होता. तो त्या काळातला जास्तीत जास्त होता. आणिक कोन्ही दिसत नाही. – जयसिंगाचा वकिल दीपसिंगाचा अभिप्राय मग.. (नवाब निजाम-उल-मुल्क) घडी घडी पुसो लागले की सातारा महाराजापासी मातबर, मनसुबेबाज, राजा ज्यास मानीतो यैसा तुमचे नजरेस कोण आला? त्यांनी (दीपसिंगांनी) जाब दिल्हा की महाराजा जैसिंगजींनी (जयपूरपाले) मजला याच कामाबद्दल बहुतकरून पाठविले जे, बाजीराअु पंडीत प्रधान याचे नाव मुलकात मरदुमीचे फार आहे. परंतु गिरंदारी व मुतसतगिरी व मान आदर राज्यांत व बोलोन चालोन पोख्त कारबारी मनास आणून येणें म्हणोन पाठविले होते, ते आपण मनास आणिले. मग नबाब पुसो लागले की कोन्हास तुम्ही मातबर व पोख्तकार व साहेबतरतुद व राजामेहेरबान गिरंदार कोन्हांस वलखिले? दीपसिंगजींनी अुत्तर दिल्हे जे सिवाये बाजीराअूजी आणिक कोन्ही सत्यवचनी अगर प्रामाणिक अगर पोख्तकारी अगर चलनसाहेबफौज दुसरा दिसत नाही. – पेशवे दप्तर, भाग १० ले. ६६. रावेरखेडीस जायचं कसं? रावेरखेडी येथील बाजीराव समाधीस्थळी जायचं असल्यास विविध मार्ग आहे. खांडवा-इंदौर या रेल्वे मार्गावर सनावद नावाचे रेल्वेस्टेशन आहे. येथे उतरल्यावर वाहन घेऊन खरगोण मार्गावर बेडिया नावाचे गाव लागते. बेडिया येथून भोगावाँ येथे उजव्या हाताने जावे. तेथून उजव्या हाताला एक कच्चा रस्ता रावेरखेडीला जातो. रावेरखेडी गावाच्या पुढे नदीतटावर बाजीराव समाधीस्थळ आहे. जर स्वत:च्या वाहनाने महाराष्ट्रातून जायचे असल्यास धुळ्याहून इंदौरकडे जाऊन सैंधवाच्या पुढे जुलवानियाँनंतर उजवीकडे जाणारा खरगोण रस्ता पकडता येतो. खरगोणच्या पुढे सनावद मार्गावर बेडिया येते. हा रस्ता थोडा लांबचा वाटल्यास धुळ्याहून भुसावळ रस्ता पकडावा. हा रस्ता मोठा आहे. भुसावळच्या आधी डावीकडे रावेरसाठी (महाराष्ट्रातील) रस्ता जातो. रावेर, बऱ्हाणपूर ते सनावद सरळ मोठा रस्ता आहे. बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातील ठळक घटना. १७०० ऑगस्ट १८ – (भाद्र. शु. १५) बाजीरावाचा जन्म. १७१८ जुलै १ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथाबरोबर दिल्लीस निघाला. १७१९ फेब्रु २८ – दिल्लीस मुक्काम. १७२० मार्च २० – कोल्हापूर युद्ध. एप्रिल २ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांचा मृत्यू. एप्रिल १७ – मसूर येथे बाजीरावास पेशवे पदाची वस्त्रे मिळाली. १७२१ जानेवारी ४ – चिखलठाण येथे निजामाची भेट. मार्च ७ – सुरतेवर स्वारी. १७२२ डिसेंबर ५ – ऐवजखानाची भेट. १७२३ फेब्रु. १३ – बदकशा येथे निजाम भेट. मार्च – भोपाळच्या दोस्त महमदाचा पराभव. त्याचा हत्ती घेतला. १७२४ मार्च १४ – लांबकानीचे युद्ध. १७२४ ऑक्टोबर – साखरखेडल्याचे युद्ध. १७२८ फेब्रु. २५ – पालखेडच्या युद्धात निजामाचा पराभव. मार्च ३१ – स्वारीहून परत. १७२९ मार्च १३ – धामोरा येथे छत्रसालाची भेट. एप्रिल – बंगषाला वेढा आणि पराभव. एप्रिल २८ – सुपे (बुंदेलखंड येथे कायमखानाचे लष्कर लुटले. १७३१ एप्रिल १ – डभई (गुजरात) त्रिंबकराव दाभाडय़ास मारले. एप्रिल – बाजीरावाच्या सैन्याशी निजामाची चकमक. १७३२ फेब्रु. १२ – सेखोजी आंग्रे भेट. १७३३ एप्रिल ६ – जंजिऱ्यावर स्वारी. मे २५ – मंडणगड किल्ला घेतला. १७३४ मे – खानदेशकडील स्वारी. १७३५ फेब्रु ४ – मानाजी आंग्रे यांच्या मदतीसाठी कुलाब्यास प्रयाण. जुलै ६ – मल्हारराव होळकर, राणोजी शिंदे राजपुतान्यात विजयी होऊन पुण्यास आले तेव्हा बाजीराव घोरपडीपावेतो सामोरा गेला. १७३६ फेब्रु ४ – उदेपूर येथील जलमंदिरास भेट. फेब्रु. १५ – किशनगड नजीक सवाई जयसिंगाची भेट. १७३७ मार्च २९ – दिल्लीचा पुरा जाळला. १७३८ जाने. – भोपाळचे युद्ध व तह. १७३९ फेब्रु. ११ – नादिरशहाच्या वर्तमानावरून पुण्याहून उत्तरेकडे स्वारी. मे २२ – जेनाबाद येथे न
        • Shirish Joshi 12:58 pm on October 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

          Dear Mr Kulkarni

          Thank you for taking time to share – much appreciated.

          I have recently asked a friend to recommend books on Bajirao and Nana Phadvanis. Perhaps you would recommend an honest, objective and gutsy accounts on both rather than glossy, bollywood inspired timid fiction?

          • swapnil dhumal 12:01 am on May 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            !!! Aprtim !!!

        • omkar 10:55 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          hiiiiiiiiiiii boss thanks for info..

        • Parikshit 4:12 pm on August 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Thanks for sharing these details.
          How can we contribute to save the samadhi at raverkhedi? please let us know

        • pratik 2:14 pm on January 31, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          Dear Shripad,
          myself pratik
          m rite now reading panipat by vishwas patil..would like to know about bajirao peshawe.. you know any perticular book that will give complete information about them.. like shriman yogi gives the complete information about shri shivaji maharaj..thanks

        • shreyas potdar 8:09 am on August 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

          Dear sir,
          i shreyas potdar have very much intrest in history of shrimant peshwa bajirao 1 & want to do research on his life so plz suggest me some books

      • sanjay 12:25 pm on June 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
        swapnil
        बाजीरावाच्या आयुष्यातील ठळक घटना.
        १७०० ऑगस्ट १८ – (भाद्र. शु. १५) बाजीरावाचा जन्म.
        १७१८ जुलै १ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथाबरोबर दिल्लीस निघाला.
        १७१९ फेब्रु २८ – दिल्लीस मुक्काम.
        १७२० मार्च २० – कोल्हापूर युद्ध.
        एप्रिल २ – बाळाजी विश्वनाथ यांचा मृत्यू.
        एप्रिल १७ – मसूर येथे बाजीरावास पेशवे पदाची वस्त्रे मिळाली.
        १७२१ जानेवारी ४ – चिखलठाण येथे निजामाची भेट.
        मार्च ७ – सुरतेवर स्वारी.
        १७२२ डिसेंबर ५ – ऐवजखानाची भेट.
        १७२३ फेब्रु. १३ – बदकशा येथे निजाम भेट.
        मार्च – भोपाळच्या दोस्त महमदाचा पराभव. त्याचा हत्ती घेतला.
        १७२४ मार्च १४ – लांबकानीचे युद्ध.
        १७२४ ऑक्टोबर – साखरखेडल्याचे युद्ध.
        १७२८ फेब्रु. २५ – पालखेडच्या युद्धात निजामाचा पराभव.
        मार्च ३१ – स्वारीहून परत.
        १७२९ मार्च १३ – धामोरा येथे छत्रसालाची भेट.
        एप्रिल – बंगषाला वेढा आणि पराभव.
        एप्रिल २८ – सुपे (बुंदेलखंड येथे कायमखानाचे लष्कर लुटले.
        १७३१ एप्रिल १ – डभई (गुजरात) त्रिंबकराव दाभाडय़ास मारले.
        एप्रिल – बाजीरावाच्या सैन्याशी निजामाची चकमक.
        १७३२ फेब्रु. १२ – सेखोजी आंग्रे भेट.
        १७३३ एप्रिल ६ – जंजिऱ्यावर स्वारी.
        मे २५ – मंडणगड किल्ला घेतला.
        १७३४ मे – खानदेशकडील स्वारी.
        १७३५ फेब्रु ४ – मानाजी आंग्रे यांच्या मदतीसाठी कुलाब्यास प्रयाण.
        जुलै ६ – मल्हारराव होळकर, राणोजी शिंदे राजपुतान्यात विजयी होऊन पुण्यास आले तेव्हा बाजीराव घोरपडीपावेतो सामोरा गेला.
        १७३६ फेब्रु ४ – उदेपूर येथील जलमंदिरास भेट.
        फेब्रु. १५ – किशनगड नजीक सवाई जयसिंगाची भेट.
        १७३७ मार्च २९ – दिल्लीचा पुरा जाळला.
        १७३८ जाने. – भोपाळचे युद्ध व तह.
        १७३९ फेब्रु. ११ – नादिरशहाच्या वर्तमानावरून पुण्याहून उत्तरेकडे स्वारी.
        मे २२ – जेनाबाद येथे न

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    • Harshad Joshi 4:32 pm on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Swapnil

      Surely, I can provide you with more info on Shrimanta Bajirao Peshwa..

    • Harshad Joshi 4:34 pm on October 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, will give more information on Bajirao Peshwa..

    • Sanjay 6:21 pm on October 24, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      If you go in depth of the character of this great personality and what he achieved for the hindu revival, after Shivaji, your head will bow for ever when you will hear his name anywhere. Even the noted sceptic Grant Duff literally pays homage to this most outstanding peronality. I have had the privelige to visit his samadhi at Raverkhedi for which I had to cross river Narmada twice and also walk on foot to cross an island as I had gone in the wrong direction. I do not know swimming and in sheer enthusiasm I travelled in a boat used to carry sand from maa Narmada. The feeling that I gained here equals that when I first visited Pandharpur. I am trying to collect the literature on Shrimant and plan to do some work on him. Though I am in Dubai, I still carry with me Grant Duff’s three volumes. I have not succeeded in getting the Sardesai’s work and would request anyone to help me. Also I request if some one could provide me more literature on Shrimant Baji Rao. Friends, one of the reasons of Nadir Shah running away was our brave Baji Rao. Unfortunately this is not highlighted in the history books that we come across.

    • Harshad Joshi 5:28 am on November 14, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      @Sanjay

      Yes, its true that in upcoming Narmada Sardar Sarovar project, the samadhi of Bajirao Peshwa might get affected due to backwaters, and its sade to find that not enough people are voicing against this, very few people acknowldge Bajirao Peshwas great role in Indian history… 😦

    • Amit Barve 5:35 am on January 24, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Samadhi of Great Bajirao Peshwa was already sinked in water. Any way India has no vision about there political heros now India is looking for heros in drama/films. It is beter that Chitpawans should keep quiet.

    • Uday 5:10 am on May 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      http://picasaweb.google.com/udayskulkarni/ShrimantBajiraoPeshweTheFirstSamadhiAtRaverKhedi

      21 snaps of bajirao’s samadhi with directions on how to get there…taken april 2008..

      pass it on…

    • Joy Miranda 12:08 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Wanted to know if the rare Dhakhini breed of Horses that formed part of the Maratha light infantry do exists. If so where in Maharastra and if there are any pictures of this rare horse. joy

    • Joy Miranda 12:10 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Wanted to have pictures of the Dhakini Breed of horse that was part of the Maratha Cavelry. Joy

    • Harshad Joshi 4:31 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @joy
      I think the name of those horse breed was ‘Bhimthadi’, that were available in Maval area.

    • Ashvini Sutar,Kolhapur 11:58 am on June 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      1st Bajirao Peshwa was a great Warrior after Chha. Shivaji Maharaj. I would like know more about his biography and history.Please give me.

    • Anup 9:33 am on June 15, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      i am very much fascinated by Shrimanta Bajirao Peshwa i know some words by Grand Duff for the Bajirao & they are as follows “BAJIRAO HAD BOTH HEAD TO PLAN AND HANDS TO EXECUTE”

    • Archit Tiwari 10:31 pm on August 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I had been in Pune for many years. And the imposing statue of Bajirao The Great in front of Shanirwada immediately enkindles in me the greatest of respect for this great Brahmin warrior.
      I would like to get in touch with you. It seems you and I share similar interests. Please mail me.

    • Naresh Akhade 1:00 pm on November 9, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      I am fan of this great personality. Baji Rao I was ambitious soldier who expanded martha state in north India.

      The Marathi historical novel “Rau” (1972) by historical novelist N. S. Inamdar also deals with the story of Bajirao and Mastani and the later part of Bajirao’s life. It also tells of the Peshwa’s relations with his mother Radhabai, his wife Kashibai, his son Nana Saheb (later Balaji Baji Rao) and his sickly but brilliant brother Chimaji Appa.

      A History of Marathas – By Grantt Duff (Online book which mentions history from Shahaji Bhonsle till end of Peshwa regime.)

      Link – http://books.google.com/books?id=FKQ9AAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=subject:%22Maratha+(Indic+people)%22#PRA1-PR21,M1.

      the above book deals with the Baji Rao’s military compaign.

    • Indrayani 2:24 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hey all,

      I too admire this great warrior…but question is was Mastani mistake he made in his life?

      • Shantanu Thekedar 4:54 pm on May 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        I don’t think so because Mastani never interferd in his pearsonal life.Though she had son from him she never told him to give peshwa post to their son.She was having true love for Bajirao.Mastani was one small part of his life.We should focus on other parts of his life.

    • Harshad Joshi 2:44 pm on November 21, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      @Indrayani

      As I am not a historian, I cant say that Bajirao Peshwa was entirely right or entirely wrong.

      However, many influential people of Pune at that time used to condemn him for liking Mastani. Maybe they were old fashioned.

      Todays people are more broadminded, they dont really care about such issues. Or atleast many dont show it too much in public.

      However, we can say that many people then didnt had a beautiful wife like Mastani and so they were jealous of Bajirao.

      Moral of the story – If you have a Mastani, be happy, if you dont, then start condemning the guy who has Mastani..

    • Anand 9:53 pm on December 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      hi everybody there,can anybody help me out sending me a dance form of mastani..painting or any video of nowadays.

      plz send it across to my mail id:

      anandsaigal@gmail.com

      thnx!!

    • paresh tambat 3:06 pm on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks of u all guys for thinking of the great maratha worrier
      Pandit Pantpradhan Shrimant Bajirao peshwe Thorale.

      i am big fan of that great personality like him.

      Iwant to know more insigniaon him or his life.

    • paresh tambat 3:13 pm on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      if any one know about him mail me at tambat.paresh@yahoo.in.

    • Arjun 10:59 pm on December 31, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Some great information here about Baji Rao.I’m working a project regarding Hindu warriors and I might need some help from some u on gathering informationBaji Rao 1st.Here’s the trailer for the site underconstruction to give u an idea of the project..Thanks

    • kartik 8:56 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      afi m working on a project maned bajirao-mastani. i mieght need some detailed information about bajirao peshwa and his muslim wifemastani. the relation between them. please give me the information about bajirao and mastani. thanx.

    • kartik 8:58 am on January 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      him working on a project maned bajirao-mastani. i might need some detailed information about bajirao peshwa and his muslim wife mastani. the relation between them. please give me the information about bajirao and mastani. thanx.

    • mahesh 5:48 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Hi,
      i am very much intrested in bajirao peshawa’s achivements .
      I think the maratha raj was nearly ended when mughals realeased Shahu & Maratha raj divided in Kolhapur & Satara. Shahu was not a Warrior & Kolhapur not having any influancial sardars & again a fight for kolhapur raj between rajaram’s wives there wasnt anyone to save the maratha raj but for Bajirao 1 it became the most powerful kingdom in Hindusthan .

      As for indian Historians they did not give the due credit to him.
      But the Outsiders knows exactely his worth.& that is why this campaign has been chosen as brilliant in strategy (”A masterpiece of strategic mobility…“) by Field Marshal Montgomery in his book, A History of Warfare.

      As for Mastani — This was a very small period in Bajirao’s life But given to much importance.
      Bajirao’s wife Kashi was having problem of Arthritis. She used to drag her feet.Though Bajirao take care of her .
      At that time it was normal to have more than one wife.
      To keep another woman from different casts also.
      Bajirao’s father also have another woman from differant cast.
      But there was opposition for half muslim wife .
      but no one seems to see the politics of Bajirao & Chhatrasal which was a very needed thing at that time.

      i have collected & collecting good information on The Grate Bajirao if anyone intrested to provide more i will be grateful .
      Thanks
      bhamve@yahoo.com

      • shraddha 6:13 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        though i v better info abt him but i want to more abt bajirao n mastani…
        can u help me..

    • Harshad Joshi 6:48 am on February 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @Mahesh

      Thank you for sharing very useful information on the great Bajirao Peshwa..

    • gajanan 6:46 am on March 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Really the way you people are touchining to untouched History is great
      But its very sad that where the peshwa’s really ruled and fought for the SWARAJ people don’t remember it. People are neglecting purposely.
      but all of of you still salute such personalitied, I salute to you.

    • Vikram Arunrao Deshmukh 3:03 pm on April 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Bajirao Peshwa was a great warier, Ruler & Maratha. He was a first & Last warier in the world which is not bot beat in any war.
      He ware change the map of India. I am a big fan of Bajirao Peshwa.

    • Tor Pedo 4:55 am on May 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      image of BAJIRAO PESHWA is used by marathi weekly LOKPRABHA,
      IS IT WITH THE OKAY FROM YOU?

    • aniket 7:14 am on December 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      the great maratha shivaji is the god of maharastra bajirao peshwa is the great and powerful mratha

      • shraddha 6:11 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        he was not maratha… hw was on who workd for “swarajya”..

    • omkar 10:53 am on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      1st bajirao did 38 wars in his life and he dident loss anyone in it

      • shraddha 6:10 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        i think he did 20 wars n won all

    • PRAMOD DASARE 2:07 pm on June 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      THANKS FOR THIS INFORMATION & INSPIRATION

    • jwranade 2:11 pm on November 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I plan to visit samadhi in the first week of Dec 2010, do you have by chance any latest info, like it is submerged in water? Your input is highly appreciated.

    • pravin 8:58 am on December 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      mi eka pustakat asa vachalay ki bajirao peshave 28 vya varshi varale aani ithe tyancha janma 99 to mrutyu 40asa dhila aahe mag khara te kay

      • shraddha 6:09 pm on December 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        tynach janma 18 auguest 1700 madhe zala ahe n te 40 varshach jagle…

    • sachin.k.deshmukh 2:13 pm on July 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Namaskar Shreemant Bajirao Peshve Parat Janma Gheun Parat AAplya mmmaharashtrla Ya julmi rajvatimadhun sodu shaktil ka ( Shreemantana Manacha Mujara)

    • sachin.k.deshmukh 2:17 pm on July 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Asa Shreemant Bajirao parat hone Nahi
      Ya dalbhadri Maharashtrala Tya Mahan Yoddhyachi Kahich Dakhal Ghene Nahi Ani
      Tya pune shahrala dekhil Bajiraoche Kahi dene ghene Nahi ka?
      A

    • uday wadadekar 4:32 pm on May 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      The above Photograph of BajiRao is of Tipu Sultan .You are requested to rectify the above Photograph so that it will avoid misunderstanding.

    • bajirao 7:43 am on September 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      bajirao

    • Jay 9:18 am on October 4, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      SHRIMANT PESHWE BAJIRAO———-The reincarnation (Punarjanma) of HINDU ENERGY………..

    • Kunal Khobragade 6:36 am on November 7, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Harshad, Its very useful to read the research book like this (year 1826) on Maratha Kingdom. Thanks for making it available to read. Beautifully described the rise of Maratha Kingdom by Shivaji Maharaj.

    • Bedekar P.B. 5:25 pm on July 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Please let me know whether a hard copy of this book could be available?

    • Anand Ghurye 4:26 pm on January 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Harshad , You have done a lot of research on Bajirao Peshwa and compiled a lot of useful information . However the photo you have displayed is that of Tipu Sultan . The facial features of Bajirao were quite distinct and different . I have seen this error at some other places on the internet too . I watched a powerpoint presentation on the Maratha time forts . The presenter there too presented this picture as the picture o Bajirao . I am a researcher in matters of Ancient Wisdom and I see these kind of errors happening all along . . As Internet is largely cut and paste medium , this kind of misinformation can go quite far . Thanks in advance. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information .

    • Shriram 4:44 am on December 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      @sachin k deshmukh, maharashtrala dalbhadri bolaycha aapli aiypat nahi jyani tya maatisathi kahich kele nahi shabd japun vaprava shrimantanchi stuti kartana tyanchya aani itaranchya maanala mhanjech Maharashtrala apmaanit naka karu

    • Ravindra dhamale 10:30 am on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank u so much,,,bajirao such a great person

  • Harshad Joshi 5:08 am on April 22, 2006 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chattrapati, , ,   

    Chattrapati Shivrai 

    Rajadhiraaj Shiv Chattrapati(real name - Shivaji Bhosale) - Founder of Hindavi Swaraj and Marathi Empire

    My bows to the founder of Hindavi Swaraaj and Marathi Empire. Jai Shivaji.

     
    • renu 5:20 pm on April 22, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      enjoyed being here..:)

    • harshad 6:15 pm on April 22, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks.

    • Hiren 3:01 pm on September 26, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      I second that. Shivaji was great.

    • Harshad Joshi 10:44 am on September 27, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      Thank You Hiren. Many have got the same sentiments for this great warrior. We need to remember him and his principles.

    • arun 8:04 am on February 20, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Simply the great. Jai Shvrai, Jai Maharashtra.

    • Subhash 5:02 am on September 3, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      thank you for giving information about a great king.

    • Chetan Deshmukh 9:19 am on September 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      I PROUD TO BE ‘MARATHI’. JAY BHAVANI JAY SHIVRAI!

    • shiva 3:50 pm on November 11, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Shivaji was great. It’s time to follow his principles.

    • Satish Naik 8:01 am on January 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Maharastrache Aaradhay Daivat Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jay.

      Shivajiche Aathavave Rup., Shivajiche Aathavava Pratap.

      Jay Bhavani Jay Shivaji

    • Nitin 4:40 am on February 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Shivaji is one of Tiger of Maharashtra. Jai Bhavani….Jai Shivaji…… Jai Maharashtra

    • sushant 4:30 am on May 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Jai Bhavani….Jai Shivaji……
      Jai Bhavani….Jai Shivaji……
      Jai Bhavani….Jai Shivaji……

      Shivajiche Aathavave Rup., Shivajiche Aathavava Pratap

    • laxman 11:10 am on May 16, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Shivaji Maharaj Great..!

      • chandrakant 3:49 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        {raje punha janmala yavet} 9665284611 JAY MAHARASHTRA

    • mangesh 10:28 am on June 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      shivaji maharaj is great yoddha

    • mangesh 10:29 am on June 7, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      shivaji maharaj is great warriar

    • vinod chavan 2:16 pm on July 10, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      He has bring poud & selfrespect to all hindus,irrespective of caste.
      Jai Shivaji, The great MARATHA.

    • kinu 8:29 am on July 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      thegreatestwarriorofindiajanatarajaofindiajaibhavanijaishivaji

    • shivaji 8:49 am on August 6, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      [b]hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!
      how are you ?

    • सुशांत कुलकर्णी 8:35 pm on August 26, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      शिवरायांचे आठवावे रूप , शिवरायांचा आठवावा प्रताप
      महाराष्ट्राचे हे अहोभाग्य की शिवराय इथे जन्मले …..

      • chandrakant 3:46 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        sushant . shivarayanch jevadhe rup athavave tevadha kamich ahe . sushant { raje punha janmala yavet } hich apeksha JAY MAHARASHTRA

    • MAHENDRA SHELAR 5:02 am on October 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      CHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJANI shyunyatun vishwa nirman kele. Atishay pratikul paristhititun rajani HINDAVI SWARAJAchi
      shtapana keli.
      DHANYA TE SHIVARAY AANI NASHIBWAN AAPALA MAHARASHTRA
      JAI BHAVANI JAI SHIVAJI

    • jazy 11:21 am on December 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Shivaji Bhonsle

    • vidya 8:04 am on December 14, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Jai BHAVANI!!
      Jai SHIVAJI!!

      • chandrakant 3:52 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        {RAJE PUNHA JANMALA YA } hich apeksha

    • Gabbar Nikum 1:06 pm on December 17, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Jai Bhavani,Jai Shivaji,Jai Maharashtra,

    • jazy 7:41 am on December 23, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      All Indians are only Hindus

    • Shiva Kumar 8:55 am on April 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Shiva ji is courage in all modern hindus he should be worshipped like Hanuman the slayer of Evil.
      Marathis using his name to fight against brother north indians will one day put Shiva ji Maharaj in Shame he never propogated maratha language, he wanted to save hindus.
      He stands among Sri Krishna Devaraya of VijayNagar Kingdom Glorified

    • Utkarsh shinde 7:56 am on May 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      i proud i am 5m satara & so
      jai bhavani
      jai shivaji
      har har mahadev,

    • Arun 8:40 am on June 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ko Pranam.

      Jai Hindu Jai Maharastra

    • ranjit hansraj 1:02 pm on August 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      jai bhavani jai shiva ji jai bharat i am india so i am lucky i love my india

    • kunal 4:37 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      raje

    • kunal 4:38 am on September 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      $ Raje punha janmala ya$

    • anita 11:39 am on October 10, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Dhanya ti bhumi….. dhanya tey lok…… dhanya dhanya….

      Jai Bhavani…. Jai Shivaji……

    • rohan garsund 9:57 am on November 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I PROUD TO BE ‘MARATHI’. JAY BHAVANI JAY SHIVRAI!

      …………………………..RAJE MUJRA……………………………

    • chandrakant 3:57 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      raje ya maharashtrala tumachi garaj ahe

    • SUDARSHAN 6:38 pm on April 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      JAI SHIVAJI JAI BHAWANI!!!!!!

    • shivaji more 2:48 pm on April 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      chava amhi shivbacha dublya amha samju nka, cindya cindya karun taku nad amcha karu nka.”jay bhavni jay shivaji”#jay maharastra#

    • Mule Sachin 6:05 am on December 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      VEER SHIVAJI VEER SAMBHAJI VEER MARATHA

    • Mule Sachin & Seema 6:18 am on December 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Raje Sambhaji Shivaji Bhosle VEER MARATHA MITRA MANDAL ANKOLI.

    • Mule Sachin & Seema 6:22 am on December 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      “VEER MARATHI MITRA MANDAL ,ANKOLI.” JAI SHIVAJI JAI SAMBHAJI

    • Ashish Dewakar 7:58 am on November 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      The Great SHIVAJI

  • Harshad Joshi 5:45 pm on January 19, 2006 Permalink | Reply  

    The Agneya Hymn 

    The Ancient Vedic God Agni

    अि॒ग्नम् ई॑ळे पुरो॒िह॑तं यज्ञ॒स्य॑ देव॒म् ऋि॒त्वज॑म् । होता॑रं रत्नधा॒त॑मम् ॥

    Untold Sutra..
    Still Heard…

    The Radiant shine of the frosty Sun,
    from the silver crest of Himalayas…
    guide the men,
    waiting for the Revalations..
    Untold Sutra…
    Still Heard..

    Agni…Agni…
    The Sutra of Agni…
    Burn evil desires,
    those unseen dangers, already present on the Faded path..
    Protect the tribe marching towards their journey..
    Hear the Ancient Voices..
    The illusion remains…
    Men create..
    Men destroy…
    The final truth..
    Still Unknown..
    Untold Sutra..
    Still Heard…

    From – The Teaching of Zen Hindu Brahminism

    The Agneya Hymn first appeared in my blog agneya2.blogspot.com

    Agneya Raksheetam, Agneya Pujeetam

     
    • jak 11:38 am on March 3, 2006 Permalink | Reply

      can u tell me about aswini and vajroli mudras?
      (step by step)

    • neel1 10:00 pm on May 20, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      There are many evidences to show that Jesus went to India and even died there…all people who go out to find these evidences eventually become convinced of it. Only people who stay home and are too lazy to study anything themselves will never ever find the truth…The truth is out there for all to grab….If only you people knew what scholars are discovering about the historical Jesus, you would realise to what extent we can have false impressions by seeing what Christianity has become today…Visit my blog to find my own research:

      http://jesusofeastandwest.blogspot.com/

    • anang 4:17 pm on August 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Burn evil desires … what kind of desires call evil desires ? i’m still confused about it …

    • Harshad Joshi 4:38 pm on August 1, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      @ anang

      ‘Burn Evil desires’ is a metaphor used to represent enemies, difficulties, pain and grief that might hamper the journey to the Himalayas..

    • anang 4:23 pm on August 9, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      thanks for ur answer, but can u writing a article specifically for this topic ? or where i can find out this topic ?

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