Parshuram Waterfall [परशुराम धबधबा]

3 years back, I snapped these pictures in a place named Parshuram [परशुराम in local language].

The history of the place is quite unbelievable. It is said that a saint named Parshuram used to meditate near this waterfall, centuries ago. One day, a European ship broke at a seashore near to this place, and all the travelers died. Parshuram came to know about this, and went to the place. With his godly powers, he made all of them alive again! The reborn felt so much obliged that they decided to change their religion to become native to the place. Saint Parshuram performed a ritual for them to purify their soul, and converted them to Brahmans. As their souls were purified, a new community named Chitpaavan Brahmans [चित्पावन ब्राह्मण in local language] came forth. Chitpaavan literally means purified from pyre. This is the reason, the people with their ancestry in Chitpaavan Brahmans have features of Europeans and Indians, both. They have fair complexion with grey, blue, green eyes, and Indian body structure.

There are many stories sounding nearby to the above story I guess, but concluding that Chitpaavan Brahmans came from Europe.

And oh yes! No wonder Parshuram gained so much of power as he was meditating for decades at such a peaceful place. Enjoy the pictures from there…

Parshuram Waterfall

Way to Parshuram Waterfall

Parshuram Waterfall - Full

30 comments :

  1. The first And second photographs are placed so well.

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  2. Agree with Hobo. Lovely photographs of a peaceful place.

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  3. I love both the story and photos, well done:)

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  4. A very interesting story and nice pictures.

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  5. Wow... Its an amazing place... Completely in love with this place... Where is this..?? Pune..??
    My Travelogue

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  6. Such a beautiful place and an amazing story! In that second photo, I am mesmerized by that clump of vegetation growing out of the top of the rock right in the stream!

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  7. delightful and amayzing... very good job!

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  8. Lovely story and photos. Chitpawan Brahmins of European origin! Well! Who would have thought? Reminds me of a book I read last year which claimed that Kashmiri Pandits are really a breakaway Jewish tribe. They have so many Hebrew/Jewish customs in their culture that it would appear to be true......

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  9. The photos are amazing!

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  10. Beautiful photos of this place. The legend is fascinating.

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  11. Lovely photos of a very beautiful place and an interesting legend.

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  12. what an extraordinary mystical magical place - and story! the images are breathtaking!!! wonderful to visit the all of it!

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  13. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments :)

    A Mind Without Control

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  14. These are breath-taking photos!!! I love them.
    I have a prize for you in my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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  15. You are not kidding about the history!! It is unbelievable but what an amazing story and your pictures are just as amazing!! Beautiful photos!

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  16. I did love the story, I came to your blog through a great friend of muine, CELESTE, I am glad i did and will floow with interst all your stories,
    HELENA

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  17. Thank you so much for your good words Helena. You are very much welcome on my blog.

    A Mind Without Control

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  18. And Helena, Celeste is just too good with her painting!

    A Mind Without Control

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  19. Breathtaking fall scenes. You are blessed to have such beauty around you. I found the story about the falls most interesting.

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  20. Very interesting history and beautiful waterfalls.

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  21. Super beauthifull, photos. O mein God this is Paradisse....
    Tank you Bhavesh!

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  22. My pleasure showing it to you Elena :)

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  23. Am revenit in paradis! Mi se taie rasuflarea , cand privesc atata frumusete, salbatica, neatinsa de mana omului!

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  24. Please let me know the roots to go to this place as pashuram is our god and his mother is our goddess.

    Warm Regards,
    Prashant

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  25. my email address is prashant.k.khade@gmail.com

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  26. @ Prashant: Reach Bahadurshekh Naka in Chiplun and ask for local transportation to Parshuram. If you are going from Khed towards Chiplun, Parshuram temple will be on way only. I hope this helps. My friend Pramod Varankar has guided me; he is from Konkan.

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