With the festival of lights already here, the blessed city that Pune is, there are a couple of things happening that you’ll like. Check out this list, and pick your favourite:
Decorations at Sarasbaug (Source: puneinandout)
Every year during Padwa, Sarasbaug is lit up with diyas. Early morning, thousands of Punekars gather here to add to the celebrations, and the sky lanterns make it even more special. So, dress up and show up. The odds of running into your not-so-much-in-touch friends here are also quite high.
Celebrations at Shaniwarwada
Diwali decoration at Shaniwarwada (Source: mouthshut)
At this historical monument, artists all the way from Berlin have contributed to the festival by initiating ‘video mapping’. This is to promote awareness of public places. Shaniwarwada is looking beautiful than ever. Make sure to drop a visit post sunset on the 28th, Friday. And oh, to add to your entertainment, there would be a musical show as well.
MDC Diwali Pahat
Don’t confuse this one with Diwali Pahat at Sarasbaug. MDC Diwali Pahat is happening at ILS Law College Ground on 29th, Saturday, at 6 AM. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia among others would be on stage with the traditional music you have always loved. You can get your tickets on BookMyShow.
Diwali decoration at Junglee Maharaj temple (Source: bookmyfunction)
Pune has a lot of temples to go to. The Junglee Maharj temple on JM Road is often a top choice of many Punekars during Diwali. Also Ramdara temple along with Theur temple can be done if you wish to take your family for a Diwali special drive on the outskirts of the city.
Not a fan of Diwali? Not to worry. With winters round the corner, and the holidays that this festival comes with, you can plan a short trip to Mahabaleshwar. The weather’s pleasant and it’s a perfect way to disconnect for a little while.
Other than that, Pune will have more musicals coming up during the next 4 days. Do watch out for those as well.
Reacho Pune wishes all the readers a very Happy and a Safe Diwali.