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Manas Abhang

21 January - 29 January 2023

Dehu, Maharashtra

Katha Location

Jagatguru Shri Sant Tukaram Playground, Shri Kshetra, Dehu

Date and Time

Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th January 2023

  • 21st January: 4:00 PM onwards
  • 22nd to 29th January: 10:00AM – 1:30PM

Ram Katha prasad will be served daily to all guests, including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. All are welcome and invited to have Prasad.

Transport

By Air
Nearest Airport is Pune

By Train
Dehu Road can be reached from Pune by road or suburban rail. The newly constructed Flyover in Dehuroad offers convenience for travelling to Pimpri Chinchwad city. Rail station Dehu Road Railway Station. The station has 4 platforms and 6 lines with a connecting footbridge.

By Road
Pune Airport to Dehu - approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour
Mumbai to Dehu - approximately 3 hours

Transportation

Sanjay Travels: (Mr R P Gupta) – 9823429327 / 9922679238
(Innova – Rs. 3500 for 12 hours / 100 Kms - Rates have been negotiated)

Nearby Accommodation

Courtyard By Marriott – Chakan (11 kms away)
Mr Sachin Bahire - 9923755358
Room Rate: Rs. 7300/-

Many other hotels are around the Katha Venue

Above rates are just for reference, you may book any other hotel or car as per your preference. Organizers are not responsible for the above Car / Hotel agencies, shrotas are requested to do their own bookings themselves, organizers shall not be held responsible for any mishaps here.

Significance of Dehu

Dehu is a neighbourhood in the city of Pune, India. It is known for being the abode of Sant Tukaram
The Samadhi (cremation) of the Marathi Saint Shri Tukaram Maharaj who wrote many poems on Lord Pandharinath (Vitthal).

Sant Tukaram lived in Dehu. His temple is located on the banks of the Indrayani river. This temple was constructed by his younger son Narayanbaba in 1723. A rock where Saint Tukaram was on fast is also here.

Important Places associated with Tukaram in Dehu are:

  • Tukaram Maharaj Janm Sthan Temple, Dehu – place where Tukaramji was born, around which a temple was built later
  • Saint Tukaram Vaikunthstan Temple, Dehu – from where Tukaramji ascended to Vaikunth in his mortal form; there is a nice ghat behind this temple along the Indrayani river
  • Saint Tukaram Maharaj Gatha Mandir, Dehu – modern structure; massive building housing a big statue of Tukaram; In the Gatha temple, about 4,000 abhangs (verses) created by Tukaram maharaj were carved on the walls.
  • Indrayani river flows through Dehu which later flows through Alandi. The place where Lord Vitthal gave blessings to Saint Tukaram, which is now the main temple in Dehu consisting of 'Swayambhu' (self-existing) idols of Lord Vitthal and goddess Rakhumai is situated on the banks of river Indrayani. The region of Dehu is known as a 'Sri Kshetra' as it holds the self-existing idols of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi in the form of Vitthal and Rukhmini respectively.

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