Changing of the Guard

Prabhakar Patil
Over the past year Tapovan has witnessed a gradual changing of the guard, so to speak, in the personnel who are maintaining the 24 hour round-the-clock Yajnya.
Tryambak Khankare
In particular the two people who have anchored the night shift hours since the Yajnya began in 2001, i.e. Prabhakar Patil (left) and Tyrambak Khankare (right), have now retired from active duty. We honour the great contribution which they have made to keeping this special fire alive for so many years. Without their devotion we could not have maintained 15 years of continuous fire.

Pankaj Badgujar
They have been replaced by two younger guys, Pankaj Badgujar (left) and Bhushan Patil (right) who now do the lion’s share of the night time hours. They take turns for 1 month at a time.
We honour all the keepers of the fire for their great service.

Bhushan Patil

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