Part II. Parting ways is tough. Dehradun was beautiful. More than I ever thought it could be. But there is always a newer destination waiting to unveil it’s various colours. Be happy to let the past go, no matter how good or bad it was. It has to go. You have to move on. You have to learn. So you might as well smile and welcome your future. ♥️
She had always admired the mountains.
Even after staying there for more than a week, she would never be content.
Before even sitting in the car,she was already missing it.
She would go through the pictures again and again, talk about it incessantly.
She bid goodbye to the local friends she made at the base camp.
Saving the contact numbers,she promised to stay in touch.
The roads lead her only to the memory lane of the previous 6-7 days.
Trying to be warm, she took her jacket , looked behind and said ‘I’ll be back, soon.”
That folder of images became her go to place .
The leaf that she had collected then became her teleporter.
She felt home in the pages of her diary.
What stuck me about this Ganeshji standing guard outside the Triyugi Narayan Temple at Guptkashi was that he was completely orange.
Now orange is the colour we see on Lord Hanuman, but I am guessing an orange Ganeshji has the powers of Lord Hanuman too. In the Land of the Gods, a little change in colouration only adds to the significance.
Well both the Lords make sure that we don't face any obstacles in our endeavors and if we are protected by them we have nothing to fear.
I offer my sincere prayers to this beautiful orange Ganeshji
"Vakra-Tunndda Maha-Kaaya Suurya-Kotti Samaprabha
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryessu Sarvadaa"
Ganga Aarti @ Rishikesh
Every evening, as dusk descends, it's time for the Ganga Aarti to be performed at the three holy cities of Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Varanasi in India. It's a very powerful and uplifting spiritual ritual
An aarti is a devotional ritual that uses fire as an offering. It's usually made in the form of a lit lamp, and in the case of the Ganges River, a small diya with a candle and flowers that's floated down the river. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga, also affectionately referred to as Maa Ganga, goddess of the most holy river in India.
The aarti takes place facing the river. The lamps are lit and circled around by the pandits (Hindu priests) in a clockwise manner, accompanied by changing or songs in praise of Mother Ganga. The idea is that the lamps acquire the power of the deity. After the ritual is complete, devotees will cup their hands over the flame and raise their palms to their forehead in order to get the Goddess's purification and blessing.
She is a mystery for herself,😎
Sometimes simple often riddle.
She wish to fly high like a bird in the sky,🕊
But fears to leave her cage as she is shy.
She is calm like the drizzling sound of rain,
Sometimes as destructive as a hurricane.