Tuesday, July 7, 2009


In the lap of nature

“Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”

I almost heard this voice during my trip to Coimbatore. It was really an awesome experience to be there. It was a random trip which was planned at the eleventh hour. I, mummy and Vikas went to coimbatore to meet my youngest sister.

We only stayed there for one and half days but the places where we visited and the fun which we had was awesome. First we started with a visit to a temple called Dhyanalinga, which was so soothing in its own. It is a Yogic temple which is more a meditation center. We had the first time experience to take a bath in the kund where the shivling was immersed. To worship the shivling standing inside water was a different experience altogether.

The main temple was a large ellipsoidal dome with the lingam (more than 10 ft in height) in the center. People who were visiting the temple were sitting around that lingam and doing meditation for some time.

After the temple we had lots of fun during the lunch time and then we roamed other places around the city.

In the night we went to a restaurant in the city where we ordered family dosa which was a unique experience in its own. You can imagine the uniqueness about it by looking at the photographs.



We enjoyed the food a lot and actually we gave prizes as ranks to people who played key role in finishing the child Anakonda aka THE DOSA.

Next day we had a comparatively peaceful day when I got more time to observe nature more closely. I was so fascinated with the beauty of nature that i could not stop myself composing and singing these lines

आसमां कह रहा है जमीं से!  बादलों को छुओगे कैसे !!

पत्तियां हिल रही हैं ऐसे ! ज़िन्दगी जी रही हो जैसे !!

बादल भी उतरने को आतुर ! चुमते हो पहाडों को जैसे !!

झरने भी बहे जा रहे हैं ! गीत गता कोई बैठे बैठे!!

अब चली है वही फिर बयार! जैसे सब को सिखाती हो प्यार !!

पछियों की ध्वनि छा रही है ! दिल में वीणा बजी हो जैसे !!

ज़िन्दगी तो बसी है यहीं पे ! दिल मचलता है जीने को जैसे !!

Many many thanks to Archu and her friends to make all this real.

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