#AtoZ Challenge 2016: Letter B for Bappa Sita Ram temple

Greetings everyone,
The next letter for the Challenge is: Letter B.

Bappa Sita Ram or Bhaktiram is a saint who is an embodiment Shesh Narayan. His mother gave birth to him in a Hanuman temple. Lot of people follow him.

Bappa Sitaram

I was not aware of this saintly figure till I got married. My inlaws family is visiting the Temple of Bappa Sitaram in Tungareshwar, Vasai, India for 4-5years now. We visit on the day of Poornima or full-moon day every month, in the early morning before the office going crowd hits the roads and the temple gets crowded.

The start of the forest and mountain

The attraction for me visiting is the early morning quiet Long drive and its location. Tungareshwar is a mountain top plateau amidst lot of greenery. I had been there for a monsoon trek & loved every bit of it. Trek: Tungareshwar

The temple is at the base and start of the mountain, so you will be not among trekkers and tourists. The entire temple complex gives calm, peaceful vibes. Followers and devotees visit mostly on Poornima. There is food distribution in the form donation from families to the poor from the vicinity at noon and evening.

The next interesting thing about this temple is, the offering for the deity is not Coconuts and garlands but packets of toffee. There are stalls outside selling these. So you may be having Mango-Bite and Kissmi's as prasad here :)

Tea as prasad
The last and the best thing about the visit to this temple, you get Unlimited Chai or Tea as Prasad. I just love their Chai. So we everytime donate Sugar to the temple.

The huge kitchen premises behind the temple, preparation for evening in full swing

This was our contribution for Letter B. Check back tomorrow for Letter C.


  1. This is the first time I'm hearing about this temple. How cool that toffees are the prasad here :)
    Visiting fromhttp://ishithaa.com/2016/04/barbie-dolls-beaches-bollywood/

    1. Hello Bhavya. Yes its a totally different type of temple. If you are a Chai person like me, you wouldnt mind going every Poornima :)
      All the best for the challenge :) Thank you for the comment.

  2. Nice! I loved seeing the temples in Cambodia. I definitely want to explore Asia more.

    1. Oh yes Ashley there is no dearth of temples in Asia :) I am no Temple visiting person but I love visiting them for the carvings, the story behind it or simply for the Vibes there.
      All the best for the Challenge and your travel plans :)

  3. That's quite an interesting tale.

  4. Didn't know about this temple. India is really mystic in itself. Thanks for sharing. and about your trek I saw the pictures. They are awesome.

    1. :) Thank you Paromita. Yes I loved the trek. Hope to go to the Shiva temple again too, especially take my MIL.

      All the best for the challenge and Messy :)

  5. Wow! never heard of this temple. Thank you for sharing. Would certainly try to visit :)

    1. Thank you Parul. Yes please do visit it. There are many temples of Bappa Sita Ram, Google it to find one near you :)

      All the best for the challenge :)


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