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When I got Serious Responsibility Towards My Parents

I am basically from Latur, Nilanga. Due to my father’s Policeman service I was born & brought up in Jalna. I pursued my engineering degree from MGM’s College of engineering Nanded in 2011. Then after few months of struggle I got placed into one of the reputed MNC Cognizant Technology Solutions, Pune.

Everything was going fine but one fine day I got a call from my mother she told me that Papa went to our village looking for the boy for my sister’s marriage. She told me that she was unaware of things happening there & informed that Papa suddenly got unconscious. She asked me to talk to uncle about what exactly happened & immediately leave for Nilanga as she too had left. After listening to her I got scared of what was happening around me, I asked her to calm down and promised her to get every details from uncle and inform her as soon as possible.  After her call got over without waiting for a moment I called my uncle asking him about what was happening there, he told that there is nothing to be worried of, we have primarily admitted your father in nearby hospital at Taluka level & come to Nilanga as soon as possible. One of my cousin is Doctor at my home town I called him as well & he told me the same thing what my uncle told.

That was the first time in my life I got afraid of something because for the first time I was getting some bloody thoughts in my mind, you all can imagine what thoughts came in my mind when my uncle said come as soon as possible.  It was afternoon when I got this news & from that instant I was unable to concentrate on my work or anything, then I informed my team mate about the emergency and checked for the quickest possible means of transport to get to Nilanga from Pune. I went to my rented flat at Shivne in Pune & packed my bag with a pair of cloths & left to Bus Stand. I got bus at around 8 PM & after 8 to 10 hrs journey I reached Nilanga around 6 in the morning. My cousin brother came to pick up me there I told him first take me to hospital and then home. When I went to hospital my aunt was sitting on a bench in hospital corridor she told me there is nothing to be worried, he is fine, I hugged her & took a breath of relaxation. I asked her if I can see him then she took me to Papa, he was asleep & my uncle was seated on nearby chair. Aunt told us to go home with uncle & cousin, get fresh till then, I will take care of him. Then we went to our village, about 10km from taluka place. During that journey from taluka to village I asked uncle what happened exactly.

He told me the whole story, how my father didn’t took Blood Pressure tablets for last five days when the tablets were finished and he never told anyone to get it for him from taluka place & how he was traveling whole day under heavy sunlight with full tension of my sister’s marriage. We all know in typical middle class family how worried parents are when their daughter grow up & they get more worried when the relatives, neighbors daughter’s wedding are happening. In same thought my father forgot everything his food, tablets & all though he was a BP patient he didn’t took his tablets for four five days.Uncle said today morning after brush when he was walking around suddenly he collapsed on the ground & was not able to move his left hand & left leg. That moment I understood he got Paralysis Attack. 

Till I got ready to go back to hospital my mother also came from Jalna with my younger brother & elder sister. I told her don’t worry I am here & will take care of all things. I left to hospital there I met with doctor, he told me the reason that my father is BP patient and then also he didn’t took tablets for five days and went to places in heavy sun rays also one day before he worked in farm. This all got converted in to minor paralysis attack. I said ok what next ???, he told me they are doing tests on my father’s blood, urine after every hour & he is improving.

My mother also came to hospital till that time, we all together went to meet my father & at the instant he saw all of us, he started crying & for the first time in my life I saw tears in my father’s eyes. He is the same strong Policeman whom I use to see since I was born, who was never tired at any moment in his life. The man who woke up early in the morning everyday, who was so energetic, who worked almost 30 plus years as Policeman & at the age of 53 he suddenly got paralysis attack & he went helpless.

I never imagined this could happen with him because he had no addictions, even though he is Policeman he didn’t do drinking, smoking, etc, he is always committed to his work & his family. He always helps others & is very grounded person even though he is PSI. Till date I never saw him taking bed rest for anything. I controlled my tears but my mom started crying there itself I told her please control I will take care of every thing. I took her out from that place & told her not to worry and that I had talked to doctors about his health and they had assured me he is fine now and recovering fast.

Then I went to my meet my doctor cousin and asked about the facilities and intensive care services I can get here, he said no worries he will be well soon, but I was not satisfied with this answer so I went to my another uncle & told him I am thinking of taking my father to Pune, He supported me & we went to hospital and talked with doctor again he replied with same answer as in the morning, I asked doctor can I move my father to any hospital in Pune, he said thats your choice you will get same treatment here as well.Then my uncle and cousin told me to wait and we will see what to do, in all this chat whole day went & next day came. My heart wasn’t allowing me to stop there & see the things I said to my uncle to arrange a vehicle and that we were moving to Pune, he said ok & arranged the four wheeler, during that time I collected all hospital documents.

We started our journey to Pune at 12:30 PM that day with one of my uncle, my mother,father, brother, sister & driver. I have huge friend circle, and from one of them I got the information about one of the best neurosurgeon in Ruby Clinic in Pune his Name is Dr. Rajas Deshpande. Then I called my another friend in Pune his name is Umesh Borse & told him to take appointment of Dr. Rajas Deshpande in Ruby Clinic, He said ok.

We reached Pune around 11:00 PM in night, as my friend had already taken an appointment on my name with Dr. Deshpande. After talking with hospital staff they inquired with that OPD in clinic & agreed to admit my father in Casualty. We admitted him there & I completed all formalities and paper work as my uncle & mother were not much good in English. My brother & sister were shocked due to this incident. So I was feeling responsible suddenly & took the ownership of all things like money arrangement,their accommodation in Pune, hospital formalities & documentation & all.

For 15 to 20 days Ruby Hall Clinic became home for me, for those all days every day in the morning at 8 AM I was going to clinic with my mother & i was spending my whole day in the hospital during my fathers tests, during the whole day almost five doctors visited my father. Whole day my mother was taking care of all my fathers stuff & I was doing all hospital activities. in night at 10 PM my younger brother used to come to hospital & we were leaving to my flat & my elder sister was doing all home stuff like cooking, cleaning , etc.

Those days all my relatives, friends, doctors helped me a lot. Thank you Thank you Tank you so much all for being with me. This happened in March 2014, now with all your blessings my father is fully recovered from that paralysis attack.

Thing which I learned from this incident in my life is my responsibility towards my parents. I have my half-life with me but my parents already crossed 50 in their life & what I am doing for them?? Just wasting valuable life time which I got from my parents who raised me on their blood & sweat. That time I got my responsibility, ownership & sense of emergency but you all please don’t wait for such things in life.

Once Time left no one can get it back!!!!

 Thank you Suhas Deshmukh & Harshad Deshmukh for your help in writing & support.

Rahul Chandure                               


“Kondheshwar – Dhak Bhairi Trek”

One more trek on name, it is an awesome trek of “Dhak Bahiri”.  We wanted to do this trek from last two years and finally that day came in form of India’s 67th Republic Day 26th January 2016. On Monday we suddenly decided to do one day trek. So I decided to go for dhak bhairi from Kondheswar Temple.

I collected all information of trek like routes, timing & talked with Jambhavli Village person (Popat Kadam Bhau) asking about climbing and rappelling things there , he told us all things are set there no need of any external instruments for Bhairavnath Temple visit at Fort. Also I booked afternoon lunch at his home.

We were 6 person me, Deepak Chandure, Pradip Hosure, Vinay Deshmukh, Hemant Patil, Vilas Algude. We started from Pune on 25th night at 11 PM from Hemant dada’s snooker club ARIZONA at FC road. We were on route to Kamshet in between few of us had dinner on old Pune Mumbai highway dhaba. From Kamshet we took route towards Kondheswar Temple Jambhavli village. We reached village at 2AM. Then after talking with Kadam bhau, we went towards temple there we had camp fire till 3AM. Then we went to sleep in temple area, after long time had awesome sleep below open sky & awesome cold.

See the perfect time click in above photo.

In the morning we woke up at 7AM, and after getting fresh we all had Kondheswar darshan & site seen around temple. We saw Kondheswar water fall, which is not fowling in this season but had water in its all kund. We found few stone structures around the temple. 

View of Dhak hill from Kondheswar temple.

 At 8AM we started our trek of Dhar Bhairi by crossing waterfall from back of Kondheswar temple as it was clear route to start, heading towards right side we gone through grass ground which is dry now & we reached to first Pathar from there fort was looking awesome. We had some clicks here & headed towards fort in right side direction from there all the waterfalls in route are dried during this season. 

Kondheswar Temple view from Pathar.

Dhak fort view from the Pathar. 

Now the dense forest started with full greenery and huge trees of more than 20 feet taller. In between this way we found one way going towards Bhimashankar Temple. To reach Bhairi or Kalakrai Pinnacle we need to cross this forest which is spared on hill side after descending that hill we were at below pinnacle we climbed that one also and reached pinnacle & fort khind at 9:00 AM. At this place we saw one way coming from Rajmachi Fort as well.

From there we get down in left towards first rappelling point of fort. Ropes are already placed there as we already aware of it & we all rappelled down carefully & headed towards Bhairavnath caves. From this side you can easily see the Rajmachi twin forts Shrivardhan & Manranjan. Also we can able to see the Naag Phana also known as Dukes Nose.

At the start of climbing towards cave we hadPADUKA darshan. Before reaching this climbing point we need to be very careful because we had only support of iron ropes & on the other side more than 2000 feet deep valley is there. On this route you can see few caves there.

At climbing point an awesome stair case was created by cutting hill rock properly and for support ropes are there. Everyone needs to be very careful here. At last phase of climbing beautiful ladder was there created using Sogiri Tree.

Finally at 9:30 AM we reached Bhairavnah Cave, there we removed our footwear’s and took darshan of Bhairavnath, Kalkai Devi & Ganeshji. One thing is surprising to me here is LORD SHIVA with all three eyes open here. Before this trek I heard story of this temple is that there was only one big rock over there with fully covered SHENDUR & OIL, so one fine day Lord Bhairav came into the dream of villager and told him please help me & rescue me from that stone, so villagers decided to break that rock & open the things in it. I confirmed this thing with pujari present there he told us yes that day they cleared all the  Shendur & braked that stone , and they found this three Idols of lord Shiva, Kalkai Devi & Ganesha. There we saw so many caves well structured.

There are utensils in the caves which can be used for cooking. After using the utensils one has to clean the utensils and keep were they. People say that if any one tries to steal the utensils or take them away he/she dies. The temple is highly religious place.

We found so many TRISUL structures in cave & two drinking water cisterns in the cave itself filled with clean water, pujari told us that from the roof of cave water keeps pouring into the cisterns during whole year it never stops. Also there are so many temple bells was there.

After getting fresh & taking darshan we had little breakfast of snacks whatever we have with us. There Pujari asked us for Dakshina, we decided rather than arguing give dakshina to them as they are maintaining at least few things there. Then after taking few min rests, we started rappelling down we reached the Bhairi pinnacle point at 10:55AM there we went  little upside on fort for site seen, but I am requesting you all don’t do this as it was too risky without any instrument. At one point we decided to get down & at 11:15 AM we started back journey from Khind to Kondheswar temple. 

In back journey we mate so many groups, few groups are heading towards Bhairi Caves for completing their prayers (called NAVAS in local language). At 12:40 PM we reached the Kondheswar temple, there we too little rest & at 1:00 PM we packed all our bags and headed towards Jambhavli Village & there we had our awesome lunch of Bhakri, Chane Aalu, Mirchi Thecha, Rice & Daal.

We started back journey to Pune at 2:00 PM from village & on Kundli – Kamshet Road near Bhajgaon in Indaryni river we had wonderful swimming for about an hour after so long time I had river swimming. It removed all tiredness from us all. After swimming we reached Pune at 4:30 PM. In this way amazing trek of Dhak Bhairi completed within time.


1.      Photo Credit goes to Rahul Chandure & Hemant Patil.

2.      Such an amazing fort everyone should visit at least once in life.

3.      Be careful while rappelling, climbing & walking on rocks because rock on this fort is loose at so many places.

4.      Don’t get panic if any reptiles, monkey’s anything came in between because any miss balance cost your life & make others miserable.

5.      Before going on trek do some research what to explore there.  
Please leave comments below for others if you have been to Kondheswar – Dhak Bhairi or you have any questions related to trek.

Thanks & Regards
Rahul Chandure