What Time does Sadhana Misal (Since 1959) Open & Close?

We visited Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga.

While returning via Auto to catch our train from Nashik Road Railway Station we decided to halt in Nashik City at Sadhana Misal (recommended by a local friend) to have Maharashtra’s delicious Chulivarchi (clay stove) Misal but we were a little late.

Sadhana Misal was closed.

What impressive was the mud walls & village-style seating – A rural theme.

A little disappointed with myself but it is good to share the timings of Sadhana Misal.

Sadhana Misal Opening/Closing Hours: 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. (daily).

Next time will visit for sure to have Chulivarchi Misal. And you?

Review: Godawari AC Waiting Hall at Nashik Road Station

Godawari AC Waiting Hall at Nashik Road Station is situated on the first floor of Platform No. 1.

I reached Nashik Road Railway Station via 12165 LTT GKP SF Express train to visit Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple (approx. 40 km far).

Returning again to Nashik Road Railway Station to catch the 11062 JYG LTT Express train I thought to visit Godawari Air Conditioned Waiting Hall because my train was approx. 40 minutes late.

Below are the details of the Godawari Air Conditioned Waiting Hall.

For the first hour or part thereof charges per passenger are:

Adult – Rs. 20 and Child (5 to 10 years) – Rs 10.

For every Subsequent 1 hour or part thereof:

Adult – Rs. 15 and Child (5 to 10 years) – Rs. 8.

Note: You have to register your name and mobile number to avail the facilities of the Godawari Air Conditioned Waiting Hall.

The best rule I found about Godawari Air Conditioned Waiting Hall is that the passengers has to open his shoes outside before entering the air conditioned waiting hall.

After entering the Godawari Air Conditioned Waiting Hall I saw a massage machine and the charges to avail the services is Rs. 50 for 20 minutes massage.

Not only massage machine there is tea/coffee available. Rs. 10 for a cup of hot tea/coffee.

I had a cup of hot coffee.

Packaged drinking water also available for Rs. 15 per bottle.

Other than this there is a mini-cloak room and toilet and an electronic board that display trains running status.

I also saw passengers playing carrom board.

There is a newspaper and mobile charging facility also available as complementary.

Not only above said facilites there is Shoe shine machine available for Rs. 5 only.

In short, I found Godawari AC Waiting Hall sparkling clean and an excellent hall to wait before catching train for individual destinations.

Toilet I did not use so cant say about its cleanliness still one must visit Godawari Air Conditioned Waiting Hall atleast once.

8 Unknown Things About Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat

1. Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is over 140 years old, a famous open-air laundromat in Mumbai. The washers, known as dhobi, work in the open to clean clothes and linens from hotels and hospitals in Mumbai.

2. In the open air are rows of concrete wash pens, each fitted with its own fogging stone. It is the largest outdoor laundry in the world. It is a very popular attraction among foreign tourists.

3. Dhobi Kalyan & Audhyogik Vikas Cooperative Society is the apex body representing the washermen community. They estimate that the annual turnover of Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat is around Rs. 100 crores.

4. It earned an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011 for ‘Most people hand washing clothes in one place’.

5. For 18 to 20 hours each day, more than 7,000 people wash, scrub, dye, and bleach clothes in concrete wash pens, dry them on lines, press them thoroughly, and take the clothes to various shops in the city.

6. More than one lakh clothes are washed every day. Some wealthy washermen have given up cleaning by hand and have now installed large mechanical washing and drying machines.

7. Dhobi collects clothes from all corners of the city, from Colaba to Virar. Their biggest customers are neighborhood laundries, apparel vendors, wedding decorators and caterers, medium-sized hotels and clubs.

8. Dhobi Ghat also attracts Bollywood producers for many years. There are many Hindi and Marathi movies that have featured Dhobi Ghat, like Munna Bhai MBBS, Shootout at Wadala being the most recognized.

(Source: Display Board at Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat)

What are the Timings of the Japanese Buddhist Temple in Mumbai?

The Japanese Buddhist Temple was built in 1952 at Worli in Mumbai by the charitable trusts created and run through the charity of Seth Raja Baldeo Das Birla‘s family and has been dedicated to the Japan Buddha Vihara Temple Trust.

The temple opens at 4:30 am in the morning and closes at 12 noon hours. Again re-opens from 3:30 pm till 8 pm.

The prayer hours are 6 am in the morning and 7 pm in the evening hours.

Buddha Purnima is the festival day at the temple.

Nearest Local Train Stations: Lower Parel/Mahalakshmi

History of Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat – Founded 140 Years Ago

Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai (Maharashtra, India)

It was founded by an association of washermen 140 years ago. But the place has changed with time. This is one of the few organizations and destinations in Mumbai whose name is still the same. It was initiated in the Victorian Era and still has its own name – “Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat” which means a place where washermen clean clothes and dry them. In its early days the Ghat had two different systems for washing and soaking but in the days of 1890 to 1895, washermen figured out a huge increment in population and their industry. Then they managed to do both things at the same time. The stones used for washing here are from the beginning of time. But in the Era of British rule, those stones were used to manage the outflow of polluted water, in order to save some.

(Source: Display Board at Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat)

इसकी स्थापना 140 वर्ष पूर्व धोबियों के एक संघ ने की थी। लेकिन समय के साथ जगह बदल गई है। यह मुंबई के उन कुछ संगठनों और स्थलों में से एक है जिनका नाम अभी भी वही है। इसकी शुरुआत विक्टोरियन युग में हुई थी और अभी भी इसका अपना नाम है – “महालक्ष्मी धोबी घाट” जिसका अर्थ है वह स्थान जहां धोबी कपड़े साफ करते हैं और उन्हें सुखाते हैं। अपने शुरुआती दिनों में घाट में धोने और भिगोने के लिए दो अलग-अलग प्रणालियाँ थीं, लेकिन 1890 से 1895 के दिनों में, धोबियों को जनसंख्या और उनके उद्योग में भारी वृद्धि का पता चला। फिर वे दोनों काम एक ही समय में करने में कामयाब रहे। यहां धुलाई के लिए इस्तेमाल किये जाने वाले पत्थर आदिकाल से हैं। लेकिन ब्रिटिश शासन के युग में, उन पत्थरों का उपयोग प्रदूषित पानी के बहिर्वाह को प्रबंधित करने के लिए किया जाता था, ताकि कुछ पानी बचाया जा सके।

(English to Hindi translation by Google Translate)

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