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Bum Bum Bholey

By Shivani Gupta

Saffron clad thousand of man just walking with bare feet under sky, balancing decorated Kavad (a wooden stick with pot at both ends) on their shoulders. Every second person feet were wrapped in bandage but head high and face delighted. It was breathtaking scenery because I was in Meerut.

Driving courageously (I am a female driver) my car without wearing glasses and in MEERUT. Meerut surpasses all good chefs in their art of indigenous (very desi) culinary but when comes road, it does not even trespasses the standard definition of Good Roads for Transportation (Heil Uttar Pradesh Govt.).

However, the blog is nowhere related to murky politicians and their mindless (mint more) businesses. It’s all about devotional and unique walkathon of Bholey Nath devotees. This walkathon is an auspicious rally organized every year (for technicalities please Google) but this year it was indeed a happening event for me. So I will go back from where I started ….

I was driving courageously my car without wearing glasses in crazy traffic of Meerut. Few meters away from the main four lane intersection of Mall road, I saw swarm of people walking and it was nowhere ending. I drove to the nearest point where mixture of pot bellied city police and lazy traffic police men were busy diverting the erratic traffic (which was surprisingly quite under control).

Pumping hormones of curiosity and watching energizing walk of young and old (but still young) people was enough to send impulse to my feet on brake pedal and I parked my car on the roadside.

I have read many a times that continuous chant of mantra has enormous power and yes, it was evident with the wave of energy carried by these saffron clad men and women. This divine energy has stimulated the stationary people standing on the roadside to chant with them (shows the fan following of Bholey Nath in Meerut).

‘Small’ Meerut city became all more prominent in my life (not buttering my mother – in – law) after got a chance (by chance) to watch this energetic and divine walkathon of Bum Bum Bholey devotees which usually get lost in charming ‘Big’ city Delhi.

Enjoy Kavad Yatri

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Location of Happiness

By Shivani Rastogi

“Creating clouds in the bottle is lesson what we have learnt in many science classes but what about catching clouds and sealing them… Have you ever tried it? “

Twelve crazy people (and that’s my awesome big funny family) packed in a traveler, started their journey away from cacophony lifestyle to celebrate mental peace and harmony. The trinity fell in right place – perfect location, apt timings and camaraderie of ‘desperate- to – be- happy’ people.

Excuses of irritation are many and to defeat them with the reasons of happiness are very limited. When life has unchanging, recurring events then surrounding becomes dull and depressing. Timely interruption with getaways can only rejuvenate fragile and diseased lifestyle.

DSCN0196We swarm of twelve crazy people had our own reasons to elope from super boring routine. On board included living beings saturated with cumbersome lifestyle and were routinely dragging baggage of redundancy.

Uninterrupted drive from Meerut to Khajret (Kasauli) reflected our intensity of yearning to leave city and disappear. But after long tedious journey, with sore bumps and swollen feet, we were delighted to discover ‘Sukhmani’, the beautiful cottage installed on one of the lush green mountain of Khajret.

IMG_2361Mornings were retreat in the sky and evenings end amidst smoky mountains. Breathtaking scenic view during treks or sound sleep on comfy beds was beyond words…. it was ineffable. There, we didn’t mind to accompany stalwart mountains in our balcony or talkative cold breeze when out for a stride. Nights held under a spell like marijuana, countless twinkling stars unveiled from a blanket of dark clouds. Meditating in silence and solitude was overjoyed, fresh air was gushing in arteries with each breathe. This place is perfect location to rejuvenate oneself in the laps of Mother Nature.

Rejuvenate yourself at Sukhmani Niwas

Located – Village Khajret, P.O. Jubbar, Tehsil Kasauli, Distt Solan. Himachal Pradesh , India

Website – http://sukhmanikasauli.com/