Snaking its way from the Sahyadri and into the Arabian sea,
Cutting through the hard basalt rock is the river Vashishti,
Home to flora, fauna and fish aplenty,
Birthing the town of Chiplun, second largest in Ratnagiri,
Providing fresh water and life to the people of the Konkan,
Black waters turning to turquoise blue in the rising sun.
Poem credit – Ameya Vartak
Photo credit – Santosh Nayak