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ISKCON & the art of connecting with krishna
You can love it. At times hate it .
But you just can't ignore it . The 'it' here being - Delhi . The
city has so much to offer to everyone . It never stops people from coming into
, it takes all the 'beating' for the bad the not-so-good people do. It offers
diverse culture, historic monuments , varied tastes and not to forget -the
nerve center of the India politics.
As a typical delhiite , I have
seen this city move through a diverse series of changes. Yet , when I take a
stroll near a park ,I fail to understand what exactly has changed ? Is it more
vehicles, more rains, more people , more pollution or is it just the way it was
Your guess is as good as mine. We
will not talk or discuss about Delhi's not-so-good parts rather than focus on
places , things which are very near to its heart . These are places that have
done there bit in connecting Delhi to the larger universe.
One such place that is my absolute
favourite and a must visit in case you are in Delhi is - Sri Sri
Radha-Parthasarathi Temple . Also called and known as the famous - ISKCON DELHI temple . This place was built in 1995 and ever since has
been chanting the famous ‘ hare krishna’ rhythm . Located a top the ‘ hare
krishna’ hill this place combines positivity , enthusiasm , celebrations ,
smiles and above all – the connect with
You have to feel the pulse here
sitting in the main hall where devotees are dancing as if the Krishna is also
dancing along with them. The atmosphere is so charged up that being shy is not
an option. Your feet and hands will automatically start moving and in no time
you will be all by yourself playing and singing with Krishna.
started in 1966 and ever since has come a long way with close 400 temples
around the world . All the temples are built in a unique style of architecture and
the ‘murti’s ‘ are unique and
beautiful . The way the temple complexes are maintained is unlike any other
regular temples you will find . Neat and clean with the most modern use of technology
and with manicured lawns all around – the day would just pass by .
Sitting and attending the series of aratis they have all through the
day and can make you reconnect with your inner self and realize what’s really
important and worthwhile to gun for in this short time span called – life.
It’s a place where you feel the
divine power with you. So the next time
, do ensure you take time out and visit ‘krishna’ abode, literally.
Often in life , whenever we have free time , we actually end up wasting it . And once , wasted we think we never really get 'free time ' these days.
We all are the same . Genuinely , by working hard on myself , I try whenever I have so called 'free time ' I take look at things / people / surroundings / nature , around us.
And it's in these I find and learn so many small things and stories . You know at certain places of high altitude you can actually see a star -studded sky . What's more . You can see ' shooting stars' .
I remember way back in my engineering college days , we used to wake up till late ( not necessary closing our engineering drawing projects , but to find a shooting star ) and we did , a couple of times.
The open space ( since the campus was close 100 acres ) far from the city , used to be an easy sight.
It was a sight so beautiful . You see and want to capture it but its long gone even before you can blink. Science says they are jus…
I always appreciate places and people where both vibe and sync in , with each other . More so , when in today's day and age you have new places mushrooming every nook and corner and at the same place shutting down.
Whenever I am visiting a place which I am 100% sure that I'll review , I love to do my reading / background check , if you call so as to better understand the 'brains' behind the venture and see how does the entire ecosystem works henceforth.
: Did you know:
The beehive's internal structure is a densely packed group of hexagonal cells made of beeswax, called a honeycomb.
: Hive :
The hexagonal beehive motif, used extensively in the decor of the restaurant, represents community bonding.
Hive Kitchen & Bar seeks to actively promote such a way of life with food promotions, regular musical recitals and performances, giving its diners and visitors to the bar something more to come together for.
After all , like we say , dine-in ; in a group an…
This may be easy to relate like other things in life but hard to implement like many things in life. On one of my recent visits to Shimla ( yes, I do visit this place when I am not in Jaipur ) I came across a beautiful couple whom I have been seeing for years now but never really got a chance to meet or know them . Shimla as we know is crowded so Mashobra is the place for people like me who appreciate serenity . They live in this beautiful area atop a hill with a home ( I am not allowed to call a house ) designed and done beautifully by the two of them . You meet them ( though they don’t like to be discussed or talked about and prefer living peacefully ) and you will know what it takes to be in a relationship , be married , raise kids and more importantly be with that one person all throughout thick and thin and yet everything stays afresh . Whenever I used to go to Mashobra all we did was to exchange some smiles and hand waving . Bad on my part , I never even said a hello or a go…