This story is a sequel to my earlier post in poetry Story of a Ruin A young scholarly man well versed in the scriptures who had set out on a journey to many great lands in the peninsula happened to come across a temple in a place near the Vindhya mountain range that stretched from … Continue reading Yajnavalkya
The Saint of Shirdi in whom I met my Guru 40 years back when I visited Shirdi and whatever I am, I owe it to him. He had always stressed on us following 2 things in life. Shraddha that is faith in the Lord and Saburi that is patience in Life. Here is a lovely … Continue reading Shraddha & Saburi.
It is still dark in the city as the sun was yet to wake up at the horizon from his deep slumber late last evening. It seemed he was tired of peeking through the clouds brought about by a cyclone that had ravaged many a southern state and was still streaking to conquer uncharted territories … Continue reading The Boy of Tidings
Goddess, whenever I look to you I know you have known me all my trials and tribulations you wore them as a garland to keep my worries at bay. My offerings are to please you but so trivial as they really are when compared to the lovely gifts countless that has been bestowed these years … Continue reading Goddess
For those who have followed me recently, am republishing this post written 3 years ago, a long one for the happy weekend read. Harish had come to the city 3 decades ago and barring a small stint at a bakery in his early formative years, he became a rickshaw puller just like thousand others across … Continue reading Work is Worship
On the banks of a winding river covered by shade giving trees stood an old temple now a ruin one day, was I mighty surprised to see myself walking towards it? The glaze from the noon fiery sun as it struck many majestic pillars at first blinded me; I could now see a … Continue reading Story of a Ruin
In the Indian philosophy and religious texts, the word Dharma signify ethical conduct or righteousness. There is a pleasant narrative about the King Yudhisthira who was the son of dharma in the Indian epic, Mahabharata, meeting his father Yama ( Dharmaraja or the God of Death) in the forest when they were in exile. Yama … Continue reading Dharma Questions