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.
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
My salutations to the mighty Sun who shines ever so bright as never breathing in new courage and hope to every soul that looks up to him. He is always there when you need him unless he rests in the depths of the night His first ray is the daily prompt by which all beings … Continue reading Sun Songs
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
A shopkeeper in the Dharia village always seemed busy, giving groceries to his customers who used to flock to the shop till he closed his shutters by 7 pm. A group of retired people and laborers used to come and sit talking to each other on the wooden planks laid out in front of the … Continue reading The innocent barter
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