Sunday, August 25, 2013

Visit Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal

Chennai Express at Shirwal:


Azad Cinema, Shirwal, Pune 412801
Azad Cinema, Shirwal, Pune 412801

While visiting UrbanGram Shirwal, I noticed that Azad Cinema, opposite Shirwal S T Stand, was showing Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express. Good! It means that you can enjoy latest Bollywood block busters at Shirwal, I said to myself, and visited the movie theater.

"My 150-seat-er cinema is as good as your City Pride Kothrud," said the doorkeeper and told me to follow him.

"House full. Please, stand & enjoy. See the quality of picture & sound system. Only 50 for stalls & 60 for balcony. One & only cinema from Katraj to Khandala!," he said & took my leave.

After enjoying a movie for a few minutes, I was convinced that living in Shirwal would be quite entertaining.

"What else is worth visiting?," I asked.

"Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi," said the doorkeeper of Azad Cinema.

"Smashan Bhumi? I am interested in living - not dying in Shirwal!," I said.

"After visiting it - you will like to die in Shirwal! It's one of the best cremation ground in Maharashtra!," said the doorkeeper of Azad Cinema.

About Living & Dying in Shirwal:


I accepted his recommendation and visited Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi (Cremation Ground) at Shirwal on Pune Bangalore Highway (N H 4), Taluka Khandala, District Satara, 412801.

"Is it open? Can I visit?," I asked someone who was supervising the casting of cement concrete entrance road of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi Shirwal.

"Yes! Feel free! It's on Facebook too!," said the someone who was supervising the casting of cement concrete entrance road of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi Shirwal.

"Really!," I said.

"I haven't seen - someone told me - I know only one thing - keep doing - without expecting," said the someone who was supervising the casting of cement concrete entrance road of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi Shirwal.

"If all road contractors start thinking like you life would be a pleasant journey," I said.

"I am Mr. Pansare - I am developing Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi," said the someone who was supervising the casting of cement concrete entrance road of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi Shirwal.

"Oh! Sorry!! I thought - you are road contractor!!! Very sorry," I said and asked him, "Why cremation ground?"

"Gram Panchyat is financially weakest local government. It's income is not much - gets less funds - can't borrow. So, we have to help ourselves - that's what we have done here - we formed the trust - collected donations - are still collecting for this 2 crore project. You know? Shirwal has water filtration plant - how? Donations from companies - industries!," Mr. Pansare, trusty of Ravikrishna Charitable Trust Shirval, the developers of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, not only told me why & how but gave me the guided tour.

At the end of the visit, I was convinced that funeral is just one of the Sanskars, Antim Sanskar, important part of life. Have a look at the photos, & do visit Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal.


View Vastushodh Projects' 'Urbangram Shirwal, Dhangarwadi Phata at Chaupal, Pune Bangalore Highway (N H 4), Taluka Khandala, District Satara, 412801 in a larger map

Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Subhanmangal Fort from Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Subhanmangal Fort from Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Nira River at Shirwal Pune 412801
Nira River at Shirwal Pune 412801
Purandar Fort from Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Purandar Fort from Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Rameshwar Mandir from Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Rameshwar Mandir from Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Donations are Welcome! Ravikrishna Charitable Trust Shirval, Developers of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801
Donations are Welcome! Ravikrishna Charitable Trust Shirval, Developers of Vaikunth Smashan Bhumi at Shirwal, on Pune Bangalore Highway, 412801

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6 comments:

  1. Ravi Saheb,
    You are really giving quality time to feed us all this interesting information...
    Hats Off....!!!!

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  2. Good one, Mr. Karandikar.

    "Khaali Haath Aaye Hain"
    "Khaali Haath Jaana Hain"
    "To Phir Kyun Real Estate Mein"
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  3. I am from Kerala, my name is Sougandh. I must say, you won my respect for this wonderful post. It helps many in creating what could be called a concept crematorium. You have made every effort to guide many I would say through this beautiful belong. I was actually searching for Vaikhutha Crematorium and that's when I stumbled upon this. I wanted something like this to guide my own town's people. I am amazed at the fine detail with which you took the trouble to highlight every aspect of this lovely place where we spend our last moments. God Bless you. Thanks for the guidance. One more thing, I would be using some of the images on this to guide my own city's people. Sure I would mention the source from where I got the image and also give credits where it is due.

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