PILF- Pune International Literary Festival 28, 29 & 30 September 2018


Pune International Literary Festival YASHADA  (Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration Raj Bhavan Complex, Baner Road, Armament Colony, Ganeshkhind, Armament Colony, Ganeshkhind, Pune, Maharashtra 411007)  held on September 28, 29, and 30


PILF Mission – To give Pune its first ever English literary festival. To create an exciting and interactive platform in Pune for writers, publishers and readers. To showcase talented authors/writers/creative personalities from all media and demystify the gloss around the creative word.




PILF Vision – To engage, explore and experiment with all forms and genres of the written word inspiring you to fall in love with the written word… and light the lamp of knowledge!




Discussion on Poetry.


















Images: Rekha Sahy.


  1. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/pune-lit-fest-to-be-held-in-late-september/articleshow/65084262.cms


2. http://pilf.in/index.html

Chattushringi / Chattushrungi Temple Pune

The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Chattushringi, also known as Goddess Ambareshwari. She is also considered as the presiding deity of the city of Pune.




One of the fascinating things about the temple is that, the Chaturshringi temple has a miniature scale model of its entire premises displayed at the entrance.

Chattushringi (Chattu means four) is a mountain with four peaks. The Chattushringi temple is 90 feet high and 125 feet wide and is a symbol of power and faith.


The temple is  on the slope of a hill on Senapati Bapat Road. It is said to have been built during the reign of the Maratha king Shivaji.

My Magarpatta Cyber City , Pune, Maharashtra, India

Posted by Chandni Sahay

Magarpatta is a beautiful, eco-friendly, green cyber city . It has schools,  Temple,  commercial zone, residential neighbourhoods, a multi specialty hospital, Season shopping mall, multiple restaurants, a gymkhana and a large park called Aditi Garden.

Misty Mist Fountain Welcomes the visitors.


Clean and wide roads , trimmed grasses n hedges !!!!!

Another beautiful water fountain……..

Calm and quiet Mahalaxmi Temple.


Gymkhana – Gym, Beauty parlour, club  swimming pool and steam bath , all in one place.


Season shopping mall


     Greenery of Aditi Garden.


 famous and   beautiful Amanora Shopping mall just opposite  side of  Season’s mall

All images courtesy – Rekha Sahay.

Someshwar Wadi temple Pune सावन में सोमेश्वर महादेव 

Beautiful Heritage  Swayambhu  Someshwar temple of Pune was  built with black stone  in  1640 by Shivaji for his mother Jijabai.

पुणे के इस सुंदर विरासत  स्वयंभू ( स्वंय भुमि से निकला शिवलिंग)  सोमेश्वर मंदिर  को 1640 में शिवाजी ने काले पत्थरों से,  अपनी मां जिजाबाई के लिए बनाया था। वह वहाँ नियमित रुप से पूजा करने आती थीं।


ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे
सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्
मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥
Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe
Sugandhim Pusstti-Vardhanam
Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan
Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-[A]mrtaat ||

– from Rig Veda 7.59.12

1: Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva),
2: Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings.
3: May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber (severed from the bondage of its Creeper), …
4: … and thus Liberate us from the Fear of Death, by making us realize that we are never separated from our Immortal Nature.


मंदिर का मुख्य द्वार main entrance of the temple

                                                                        गर्भ गृह द्वार


काले पाषाण का शिवलिंग और खूबसूरत श्वेत फर्श


रुद्र का अभिषेक –