Shaneshwar Dham and 21 Temples

Shaneshwar Dham has a large Shani Dev temple. The statue is made up of wood with a height of around 20 ft. The temple premises contains 21 additional temples of various deities.

Shaneshwar Dham is located around 10 kms from Butibori towards Umred. The temple is 40 Kms from Nagpur Zero Mile.

This is perhaps the only Shani temple in Nagpur surrounding that allows Women to be part of it. Generally Women are not allowed near the Shani statue.

The temple was established by Late Manikrao Dayaramji Vaid around 22 years ago.

Address

Shaneshwar Dham, Thana,

Kaundanyapur: Where Lord Krishna kidnapped Rukmini

Rukmini Haran

Kaundanyapur holds an important places in India history. Kaundanyapur was known as Kundinapuri in Mahabharat period. It was the capital of Vidarbha and was ruled king named Bhima. It is located around 100 kms from Nagpur and 40 kms from Amravati.

As per the mythological tales, Lord Kirshna came to kidnap Rukmini, the beautiful daughter of king Bhima in Kaundanyapur. And later married her at Madhavpur in Gujarat.

Some sources also mention that Lord Rama's grandmother belonged to this place too.

100th convocation of Nagpur University (RTMNU) today

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University

Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University will hold its 100th convocation on Friday September 26th 2014. The event will be held at University's ground on Amravati road at Dr Raobahadur D Laxminarayan premises.

AJP Abdul Kalam, former President of India, will be the chief guest. Dr Abhay Bang will be the guest of Honour. Dr Vijay Bhatkar, the brain behind the Super Computer will be honored with D.Litt degree.

Kids make Eco friendly Ganesha Idols in CMCA contest

Kids make Eco friendly Ganesha Idols in CMCA contest
Kids make Eco friendly Ganesha Idols in CMCA contest

Sir Gangadharrao Chitnavis Trust has organized an Eco friendly Ganesha idol making competition under it’s project CMCA (Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness) for 7th students from 14 Schools participated in the contest enthusiastically.

Mr. Tarul Vikamshi, Ms. Sangeeta Parekh and Ms. Sangeeta Kumar were the judges for the competition.

Mst. Prathamesh Bhowte of Bharti Krishna Vidya Vihar won the first prize while Ms. Shreya Dangarwar of Mount Carmel Girls’ High School received the second and Mst. Vedit Jayaswal of Centre Point School, Katol Road bagged the third prize.

Maharashtra govt plans to offer engineering diploma courses in Marathi

Maharashtra govt plans to offer engineering diploma courses in Marathi

Maharahstra Government's department of higher and technical education (H&TE) is planning to offer engineering diploma courses in Marathi language. This move is intended to help students from rural and semi-urbal areas acquire technical and skill-based education.

"All technical terms will be retained in English language and the rest of the curriculum will be translated in Marathi," H&TE minister Rajesh Tope told reporters.

Vipin Itankar of Nagpur tops in UPSC from Maharashtra state

Vipin Itankar at IBP Majha

Vipin Itankar, a Nagpurian, has topped the prestigious Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) from Maharashtra state. The UPSC results was declared on Thursday 12th June 2014. He secured 14th All India Rank.

Happy Vipin said "It's a dream come true as I was trying for it ever since I graduated from IGGMC in 2008. I now aspire to join the prestigious Indian Administrative
Service (IAS),".