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a night trail

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a pilgrim at Mandakini river

a pilgrim taking a snan (bath) in the holy river Mandakini  in Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh

Chitrakoot  is a town of religious, cultural, historical and archaeological importance, situated in the Bundelkhand region,  in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The town lies in the historical Chitrakoot region, which is divided between the present-day Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It is known for a number of temples and sites mentioned in Hindu scriptures.

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Offering: Oil lamp in a monastery

Monastery in McLeodGanj, Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh,India

Mahayana material offerings might be imbued with the following symbology, the lighting of a candle or an oil lamp represents the light of wisdom illuminating the darkness of ignorance.

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Kalamandalam Gopi

a living legend in Kathakali: kalamandalam Gopi ashan

dressing up for the performance in green room the shadow of one of his disciple

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a year back, at India Gate

Budha says “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”  

just remembering the last summer, in 2012 where in Delhi waiting for my family to join me. Lots of things todo? all pending.. nothing is working out the way we planned. And had left little money , no tickets to go, friends are having busy schedules…… That summer was too heat for me in many-ways. Can’t forget

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Happy Holi…. a colorful clouds above Taj mahal

A cloud formation with strange colors seen above the Taj- Mahal on 26th March 2013 on the eve of ‘Holi’ . Happy & Colorful Holi

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Nizamuddin Dargah

“Divine bounty does not discriminate between one individual and another. When the sun rises, it gives light and warmth to all people whether living in palaces or in huts. When it rained, the poor and rich alike are benefitted from it. Once, sheikh Mu’inuddin Chishti of Ajmer was asked to explain the highest form of religious devotion which endeared man to God. He said: “Develop river-like generosity, sun like bounty and earth like hospitality”. from Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia’s post

Every five to seven in the evening the dargah comes to life, especially every Thursday when this place has a fair like atmosphere. On special days like the biennial ‘Urs’ of Hazrat Nizamuddin and Eid people throng here from all over the world to absorb the Sufiana teachings he imparted.

CP: Connaught place still beautiful

gireesh GVConnaught Place, built in 1931, is one of Delhi’s most popular shopping centres. There is nothing that one cannot buy here. It also has several eating-houses. The state emporia buildings are also located in this area so are the head offices of major banks, airlines and other such things of importance to the tourist. The complex, popularly referred to as CP, is an important meeting point for all sections of people and is something. Even tourist don’t miss it for nothing else then for its architecture and the humdrum of everyday life. But today the place is dusty with filth corners due to ongoing renovations for long.

 Cp Connaoght circle

Birds fly over the winter

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a flight and birds flying over the Munirka village today morning. Fog and cold days still continues in New Delhi

“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply because they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” 
― J.M. Barrie,

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10° @ 6am Saket

“Timeless thoughts of a winter’s stare; eyes gazing over a landscape bare. 
Memories drift on a blustery breeze; dying light ushers in the freeze. Reaching out for a grasp on the present; stillness sets in, alone, and desolate. Future unknown, outcome uncertain; brilliance shadowed by a drawn curtain. Path now set, laid before me known; closing light now emanating from home. Enter my homestead, heart filled with glee; two eyes of the future peering upward at me. Trusting in him to forge forward until fulfilled; Basis of strength, values I have instilled. A wary mind at last permitted to rest; reflecting on the realization of how I am blessed. 
:-  Michael A. Barron, Winter’s Epiphany 

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“ all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking”- Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.” Vincent VanGogh

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Presence

Mindfulness helps you go home to the present.
And every time you go there and recognize
a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.: Thich Nhat Hanh