Images of India : Dried up river reveals submerged shrines…

shrineStretches of the Godavari River passing through Chandori village, around 25 km from Nashik, have dried up because of the ongoing drought in regions of Maharashtra and several temples have resurfaced for the first time after over three decades. The ghats of the Godavari have become a favourite spot for people from Chandori and neighbouring areas to visit these days. Despite the hardships caused by drought, people don’t want to miss the opportunity to pay a visit to these temples, mostly Shiva shrines. The Archaeological Survey of India has no record of these ancient temples. The only mention of these structures and the ghats along the Godavari can be found in the Nashik Gazetteer dating back to the British era.