Nestled in a sea of coconut, betelnut and mango tree,
Air heavy with the scent of pepper, jackfruit and the sea,
Jostling for space between the ocean and the mighty Sahyadri,
Blessed with the revered temple of Mahalaxmi,
Birthplace of the alphonso mango and Aamrai,
Is the quaint Ratnagiri village of Kelshi.
Poem credit – Ameya Vartak
Photo credit – Arvind Joshi & Mahesh Soman