???? ??? – Panhala-Pavankhind-Vishalgad Padbhraman Mohim on 10-11 th July 2010

Dear All,

???? ??? have planned Panhala-Pavankhind-Vishalgad Padbhraman Mohim on 10-11 th July 2010. This Mohim commomerates Shivaji’s escape from the besieged Panhala to the safety of Vishalgad

History:

Panhala-Pavankhind-Vishalgad

Chatrapati Shivaji was under siege of Siddi Johar on Panhala fort from 2nd March 1660. The siege lasted long and all food stocks had finished and made things difficult for Shivaji. It was impossible to defeat the 30000 soldiered troop of Siddi. Shivaji with some 600 mavalas decided to escape to Vishalgad, 65 kms away. It was Ashadi Pournima, with heavy rains falling. Shivaji informed Siddi that he would surrender hence Siddi troops were little careless. Taking advantage Shivaji escaped frm Panhala. He wasn’t safe till he reached Vishalgad. Some how Siddi’s troops spotted Shivaji escape, he immediately sent horsed troops behind him and they got hold of Shivaji, who was later brought to Siddi’s camp. But it was Shivaji’s game plan; person whom they had caught was not Shivaji, but Siva Kashid Navi who was immediately killed. Siddi somehow came to know that Shivaji was on his way to Vishalgad, and so sent troops behind him. Shivaji knew that Siddi’s troops were following him. Baji Prabhu, Shivaji’s loyal sardar decided to stay in Ghod Khind with 300 mavalas, a col were mountain ridges near Vishalgad unite and was the only way to Vishalgad then. Baji with his 300 mavalas had guerilla warfare at Ghodkhind and held the Siddis troops there. They fought bravely till their death. It was only after Baji heard the canon fire indicating safe reach of Shivaji at Vishalgad, he gave his life. It was 21 hour continuous journey from Panhala to Vishalgad. Story didn’t end here; Shivaji had to fight his way to Vishalgad. Vishalgad is a fort difficult to conquer, difficult to lay siege. Also even if siege was laid, one would have enough time to escape to Konkan. Siddi was building siege on Vishalgad, but Shivaji with his diplomatic trick made Adil Shah bring back Siddi Johar.

Other information related with forts & history in details on Mohim

Meeting Point: On telecon

Friday 9th July 2010

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21:00 Hrs: Departure from Mumbai by Private Vehicle

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Saturday 10th July 2010

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05:30 Hrs: @ Panhala

Refresh & have morning breakfast & T

06:00 hrs: Descend frm Pusati Buruj

06:30 Hrs: @ Turukwadi —~2.5 km Complete

07:00 Hrs: @ Mhalunge Village — ~5 km Complete

08:00 Hrs: @ Mhasai Pathar-Mhasai Temple — ~11 km Complete

08:45 Hrs: @ Kumbharwadi — ~14 km Complete

10:00 Hrs: @ Chapewadi — ~18 km Complete

15 mins BREAK

10:15 Hrs: Start

11:30 Hrs: @ Mandlawadi — ~23 km Complete

13:45 Hrs: @ Patewadi — ~34 km Complete

30 mins Lunch Break

16:30 Hrs: @ Pandherpani — ~44 km Complete

18:00 Hrs: @ Pavankhind — ~51 km Complete

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Night Stay @ Vishalgad … temple/village house

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Sunday 11th July 2010

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07:00 Hrs: Vishalgad Exploration

09:00 Hrs: Breakfast + T

10:30 Hrs: @ Panhala – Pawangad Exploration

14:00 Hrs: Lunch

16:00 Hrs: @ Jyotiba Donger Darshan

18:30 Hrs: @ Mahalakshmi Temple.

20:30 Hrs: Dinner

21:30 Hrs: Departure 2 Mumbai by Bus

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Monday 12th July 2010

05:00 Hrs: @ Dadar

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The Estimated initial expenditure is about Rs. 1900 / –

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This includes Mumbai 2 Mumbai fare for Transportation by private vehicle … Morning-Evening Snacks/Tea + 3 Meals for Saturday & Sunday

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Note:- 1) For Pune Participants, the expenditure is Rs 1600/- … meeting point would be Wakad bridge or Chandani Chowk @ 23:30 Hrs on Friday

2) Those who can join us directly @ Panhala fort @ 05:30 hrs, contri wud be only meals & stay charges @ Vishalgad

3) Those who want 2 join only for Exploration of Panhala, Pawangad,Vishalgad, Jyotiba Donger AND not on a trek can do so … enroll as far ur convenience …

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Deposit Rs. 1400/- on following A/c for reservation

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Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL

ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464

Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)

Lasr date for registration: – Tuesday 6th July 2010, 5 pm

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Note: Since the endurance level is extremely high there will be a limit for joining the Mohim. A Journey of ~ 51 kms in abt 11 Hours

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Things To Carry:-

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Pls do carry breakfast & Lunch for Saturday (a must)

A Water Bottle (~3 Ltrs) (a must)

A Torch with spare set of Battery (a must)

Sleeping mat, bedding (a must)

Raincheater (Optional)

Camera, Cell Phone, Binoculars (Optional)

Pls avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments

Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, biscuits etc.

Extra Pair of clothes,

Good trekking shoes; carry extra pair

Personal basic medical kit (Containing an antiseptic, few bandages, personal medications if any, Antibiotics for stomach infection)

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A haversack to put all these things

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For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on

Jagdish Patil : 09869369836

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With Warm Wishes

Jagadish

http://jagdishlove.googlepages.com/

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