Back with a Sunshine

The sun only sets to rise another day – Higher & Higher, brighter & brighter and bigger & bigger. 

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Sunset at the rural area – as beautiful as it can get. Watch it on fullscreen

Hi there! I am back and back with a refreshing feeling, refreshing identity – but the basics remains the same and I know you all have missed me a lot too.

At least I have missed a lot staying away from the blog. There had been many events which came up simultaneously and paused for some time my blogging activity.

At the personal front there have been many itineraries which kept me quite occupied and esp. my little one.

At professional front the last few weeks were the most packed one’s as compared to the year (add an audit besides the regular stuff), so you can understand what it had been for me.

The most important as you all must have realised by now – a makeover of the blog. The blog was renamed to my name and there has been changes in the themes and lay outs. Once I was up with the new domain it took quite some time for me to fix the broken ends and to ensure that I do not lose anyone or any precious moment from my blog. It was quite time taking but the happiness engineers at WordPress are very helpful

Together all these makes you strong and more powerful and responsible person.

I am sure you all will stay connected with me and my journey as I start the journey with a new identity.

Looking forward for your love and blessings, a big KISS and a warm HUG.

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Get Lost & Loose Your Inner Self – CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – NOVEMBER 9, 2016

THIS IS MY ENTRY FOR CWWPC Nov 9, EVERY WEDNESDAY THIS CHALLENGE IS ROLLED OUT BY CEE NEUNER AND YOU CAN SHARE YOUR RENDITION OF A WAY – ROADS, PATHS, TRAILS…..

This week my entry if the roads which lead to the hills where you would love to Get Lost and loose your inner self to the surroundings. I took this on a trip to a nearby hills a few months back and thought it would make up for a good candidate.

When you hear life say Get Lost, understand that it is reminding you that you have done enough on your daily bit and done quite well, It just wants you to take a break and get lost in a place you love and loose yourself to the surroundings. So what a re you waiting for, if you have also not taken a break since long, this is the time, NOW. Go and enjoy some time amidst the woods, hills, rivers, at local market with friends and for some time leave everything behind esp. the smartphone which you are addicted too. At least I leave mine behind and it would then in a real sense be the best break.

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I hope you would have enjoyed the post and Gyan(knwoledge). Will come back with some stuff tomorrow – stay tuned and stay good.

Love you all 🙂

FLOWER OF THE DAY – NOV 9 2016

Enjoy the lovely flower bud of the day and may you enjoy company of people as it enjoys the company of another bud and the leaves around. The mantra is to have a serene environment around you and to be happy and consent with what you have. It does not mean to throw your dream and ambitions – just rationalise and channel them out to achieve them and work on the plan.

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Loads of love and a BIG HUG 🙂

FLOWER OF THE DAY – NOV 7 2016

Enjoy the calm, serene and peaceful white flower for the day. It is here to make your day and the week ahead a very special one and to spread peace and happiness.

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Have a wonderful day and week ahead and all the best to the US fellows before the D day tomorrow and wish the best candidate wins.

Lot’s of love and a BIG kiss 🙂

Aarti – A Ritual Combining Blessings and Faith

Aarti is a ritual where-in The Goddess/God is worshipped using a lamp which is lit using cotton soaked in Ghee(purified butter) or camphor is burnt. Once the ceremony is completed someone would usually carry out the Aarti in a plate, as it is hot enough to carry on hand. Thereafter the Aarti is passed across everyone who is present so that they can the blessings and power from the divine light. Usually one would place his hand above the Aarti and rub it over his head and chest.  People in turn also offer some money in the plate in the name of God, you will find a pic below. A song(also referred to as Aarti of the particular God/Goddess) is also sung in praise of the God/Goddess, however it is not mandatory as at times mantras serve the purpose  too. The word is derived from Sanskrit and has a beautiful meaningsomething that removes darkness.

Mom’s are often seen waving the corner of their dresses or hankies and then tying a know to carry it for their kids, who are busy else where. This is a very divine feeling across Hindus and as we see the Aarti approaching we just jump to get our bit, it’s such a good feeling to carry after all. Enjoy the pics and hope you liked the ritual.

These pictures are from one of the Durga Puja Pandals (place of worship, like temple) which I visited recently. Durga Puja is a festival celebrated for Goddess Durga as she arrives along with her daughters and sons. It is celebrated for more than 5 days with great fervour. Initially to start with I just wanted to share the pics however could not resist myself from jotting down a few lines.

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People rush to get their share of Aarti.
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An Aarti plate being carried by a member among the devotees as it get’s filled with offerings.
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Mother captures a punch of Aarti for her small baby
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Goddess Durga – May God bless one and All

Faith is the base behind all religions and rituals – nothing, no belief can be carried forward if the faith or the base is faulty.

Stay Blessed and healthy and enjoy the weekend.

Lots of love and a BIG KISS 🙂