Tagged: Portuguese

Church Bell at Baneshwar temple, Pune

Church Bells of Bassein Fort

There were seven churches in Bassein Fort: 2 were managed by the secular clergy and the remaining 5 were managed by the religious Orders of the Franciscans, Dominicans, Augustinians, Jesuits and Knights Hospitaller. On 23 May 1739, one week later, after the Treaty of Bassein was signed between the Portuguese & Marathas, the Portuguese garrison of some 300 soldiers walked out with full military honours as one of the conditions mentioned in the treaty and the...

Portuguese Classes

Portuguese Classes in Vasai

Portuguese language course for beginners held by a native Portuguese teacher. The classes will be held once a week on Saturday mornings at 9 am, at the Gonsalo Garcia Church, Vasai West. Monthly fees – Rs. 500 per month. If you are interested please confirm via the comment box below. Classes start 3rd December.

Vasai Fort

Restoration work ruining Vasai fort, says activist

Historic inscriptions on the 500-year-old Portuguese fort at Vasai are being damaged due to the Archaeological Survey of Indias (ASI) wrong conservation practices, local residents have alleged. The ASIs restoration project is damaging the fort. The ancient inscriptions on the premises of the fort have almost been buried under sand and cement, said Sridutta Raut, a member of Kille Vasai Mohim, an amateur local history group that looks after the fort. The fort is being...