Project Description

Kolhapur is an ancient city of Maharashtra state. “Shri Mahalaxmi” the full fledge Peetha out of three and a half “Shakti Peethas” in the country is situated at the bank of Panchaganga river. So the city is known as “Dakshin Kashi”. This city has an ancient religious history and also has historical importance. The great rulers like Satavahana, Rashtrakula’s Chalukya’s, Yadava’s and Maratha’s had ruled over this auspicious land. Bhadrakali Tararani, the daughter in law nf the founder of Hindavi Swarajya, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in 17th centurycreated an independent glorioi is powei and established a new history. Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj belonging to the same family, gave this city a cultural history by encouraging Untouchability, Education, Arts, Sports, Agriculture, Industries and many others. Blessed by the nature’s gift, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj, a connoissour, gave a prosperous heritage to the city. Thus this city is also known as “Kalapur” the city of art and culture. Even today this land has its independent entity in India as the workplace of painters, poets, scholars, sculpturists, musicians, singers, instrumentalists, actors and play writers of national and international fame.

In such a pious land Citratapasvi Bhalji Pendharkar served his country through the medium of films. He devoted his valuable ninety eight years of life for his nation on the three principles of his life – “God, Nation and Religion”. He worked whole heartedly in various fields of life as a Considerate, Philosopher, Patriot, a Film Producer and director, writer and poet and placed an ideal in front of the society. The series of his work and views has a historical importance and his views and work should go on uninterrupted will be the best tribute we can pay to this great man. Thus “Bhalji Pendharkar Cultural Centre” has been established.