Religious moments

When I went out, the weather was crisp. It would definitely rain in the evening. I drove to the temple. After the puja, it started raining. The rain cleaned the idols decorating the gopuram. The raindrops fell on the stone slabs covering the ground like crackers. They slided down the tall brass tower like boats sliding down a water slide.

The brass leaves on the brass tower trembled. The raindrops fell like garland of pearls from the tip of the brass leaves. Oh, wait! I’ll collect them! The temple was purified.
I sat watching the rain. In the yard, the trees touched the ground due to the weight of the raindrops. The rain smudged the rangoli drawn from rice flour, kumkum, and turmeric. It flowed like a colorful river with flowers floating on it; a vase with flowers and floating candles! Sensuous!

The jingling of anklets on feet of kids and women! The hymns of bangles on the round hands of women! The sound of rain on the fibre shelter was like beating of drums. The murmuring of devotees was like mantras. So beautiful!

After an hour or so, the rain stopped. I drove back with a calm and peaceful mind. Was the drizzle cleansing me off my thoughts, actions, and deeds? I felt nice and fresh. Rain on me, more!
I’m awfully hungry. Can anyone prepare coffee for me?

Happy Marriage Anniversary 

A pleasant Surprise for you Di 

I know if you are reading this …you will come to know I am talking about the most wonderful day in your life …Every girl doesn’t forget it ever

HAPPY MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY

Today is your Marriage Anniversary Di …I am sharing this post once more for you ..despite of my exam tommorow…you must be busy celebrating the same with Jiju…wishing you a happy married life forever.

Here’s  a pleasant surprise for you

How would you feel to know that I was present at your marriage ceremony even though we didn’t knew each other.

It was 22 May 2015. For first time I had come to Shanti Nagar…where my father’s friend Rakesh Soni once lived. Now he has shifted to Pune.I hate the humid and hot climate of Mumbai in summers as I literally get drenched in sweat.

I had just come to the venue Bapa Sitaram Temple  thinking it was a temple of Lord Ram and Godess Sita.But it was a temple of Saint Sitaram. At the same time there was a marriage ceremony going on.I felt the presence of someone very close to me.

Curiosity pulled  me towards the marriage pandal even though I was an uninvited person by both the parties.The feeling of someone close to me became stronger and stronger. 

I stopped. I saw you dressed in red transparent saree and blue blouse standing alongwith your sister.

I realised this just 3-4 days ago when I saw the photo your sister in one of your posts .She is an unique person and can be identified easily.

Your spouse wore a dark red sherwani.The remarkable thing was he hadn’t shaved yet he looked very handsome. The stage bore his name S –  –  –  – – H and yours written in yellow colour.

I could sense the feeling of happiness and satisfaction on your face getting married to a person whom you like most and at the same time a feeling of sadness for leaving behind your family… the persons whom you love the most.

I felt like I should walk upto the stage and  talk with you but since we were unknown to each other ..also I was a stranger and uninvited guest …somehow I controlled myself and walked away.

Yet happy to be a part of most important day of your life.

Eyes say it all

It had just started raining.I saw him scampering into our garden.He was wet,scared and shivering under the alcove in the shrubs.

Perhaps,he was lost or had escaped.His worn out collar with a limp,tattered black naada had another story to tell.

I lured him with a biscuit,he nervously wobbled out of his hiding,polishing it off.For me,it was love at first sight.

I went inside my house dried him with our towel for guest. I made him lie on a jute sack which was dry and that could give him a feel of warmth. I sensed from the expression in his eyes that he was terribly hungry.

I offered him a bowl of warm milk mixed with pieces of bread. I could sense hunger as he gobbled it off fast. I offered him one more bowl of warm milk with bread pieces. 

The way he showed expression of gratitude in eyes was really touching my heart. I was very much happy to have a companion like him.

“He is my Woof Woof,may be, God has sent him for me.” I squealed with delight.

He was so tired that he felt asleep.

I played my  favourite Adele song,promising to see him,the first thing in the morning. 
And just as suddenly as he had come,he sped into the night, the unknown and beyond. 
I learnt an important lesson this morning … you come alone, learn on your own … fall alone and rise alone too !!

Somewhere along the way you do meet good samaritans who help you on a rainy wet day !! 
To the greatest Guru of all-” Life”

Things that could make you happy 

When you get up in the morning, lay there for a few minutes and feel the sunlight coming through your window.

See the sunlight streaming through the window, and listen to the morning bustle of the city around you. 

Enjoy the early morning rain looking through the window sipping warm coffee 

Smell the roses in the flower shop you pass by everyday.

Stop and pat that little puppy who seems to be struggling to get to you. 

Feel the wrinkles of the yellowed pages of old books between your fingers.

Smile at strangers who seem to be having a bad day today

 Embrace the cold wind hitting your face and feel how it sends tingles down your spine. 

Help your mother in kitchen washing and cutting vegetables giving her surprise and relief…cleaning the brass lamps of God.

Text your old school friends and ask them how they’re doing. Make your favorite snack for yourself at 2am just because you want to.

 Buy beautiful stationary that you love to keep in your bookshelf but never come around to using it.

Click pictures of pretty things even if you already have a dozen on your phone. 

At the end of the day try to see the sunset and colour of the twilight sky.Flocks of chirping birds returning to the trees.

Watch the moon dance around the clouds at night. 

Enjoy the babbling of the brook near your house. 

Try to memorize the hues of the sky at dusk. 

Watch that star twinkling at you.

Collect moments. 

Observe; reflect. 

There’s happiness hidden in everything, just waiting for you to feel it.

Wishing you all a happiness in things you do throughout the day