Nashik-2012

This is the Shrine of Infant Jesus at Nashik. Nashik is a city in the state of Maharashtra. It’s a 3 hour drive from Mumbai. The feast of Infant Jesus is celebrated every year during the season of Lent allowing pilgrims to make their sacrifice more meaningful through prayer and contemplation.

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The second altar had this amazing tabernacle and lamp. The silence and the peace inside the church indeed helped me pray better!

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After attending the prayer service in the church followed by adoration and personal prayer it was time for lunch. I must say though it was winter, the heat was terrible making it impossible to move out in the open after lunch. We preferred staying indoors after lunch.

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We left from the church in the evening and decided to stop around the market area. The place though once was a well known place due to it’s historic importance was now a huge market place. From vegetables to fruits to sweets, there were various street stalls.

A lil’ bit of info about Nashik. It’s the legendary town where Ram spent his years in exile. Kumbh Mela, one of the largest Hindu gathering is held in Nashik once every twelve years, among the four chosen destinations. The Artillery center is one of the biggest centers in Asia. The coin museum has a beautiful exhibit of various collections of coins over the years.

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