Monday, February 27, 2006

gupt-godavari!

...ssshh! this is IT! the epic-entre of the ram-laksman-sita threesome...some froliky troika this must have been!! besides being the source of the river godavari. the rest is evident ;)

woke up early one morn at chitrakoot to do darshan at this v imp dharmasthala...climb a flight of stairs before you ease yourself into this "orifice" on a hillside...all squishy with ankle-deep water as you splosh along in relative darkness with bats flitting overhead...illuminated suddenly by gennie-run halogens. voila! ram kund...all cavernous, echo-ey and plonk in the centre a vermillion weilding baba...raamji ka darshan dus rupaiya chanting mantra-like though threateningly...i duck n go around leaving behind a procession of freshly shaved devotees who meekly pay up n are hopefully cleansed of any previous paaps...tap tap tap! these hindus are crazy!

2 comments:

Mona Mishra said...

My god, ajay, that is some picture. Sure you took yr time framing that one! Are you going to write about the kids you met? love, m

PS: see how you inspired that blog? Tu Mahan Hai!

ajay noronha said...

mona darrling!..no i didn't take that pic..its part of a collection of postcards on the "sights of chitrakoot"...painted photographs! some fab ones!!