Saturday, May 29, 2010

Rudraksha

    
   What a blessed day!!!!

          Place: North India, closer to The Himalayas,

           Time: A cold winter afternoon with the sun trying its best to spread some of its warmth to us .

                     As we walked down the dusty road over to some very old family friends, who had invited us for a tour of her vast, well loved garden and of course some tea to warm us up, we just wanted to soak in all the charm of a small hillside town, which had grown beyond its limits and was coping hard from bursting at its seams.
                    
              Despite all the dodging of the autorickshaws and scooters and dogs,  we arrived in perfect shape and in good time. The minute we stood at the gate, we knew we were in for a visual treat, this was not a garden, this was an exclamation!

                  As we walked around, the first thing that caught our eye was this huge Rudraksha tree majestically standing and definitely making its presence felt. We were told its history and how little birds would take these beads and drop them in neighbours homes( lucky lucky! ). Not wanting to wait for the birds to come across seven seas to drop them in our yards, we decided to collect some from under the tree. 

                   As we bade goodbye to the garden and held  the precious  beads tight in our fists, we felt happy and blessed!
                  We will be back for more ....we said!!!

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9 comments:

  1. nice post.never get a chance to see the rudraksha tree.If u don't mind pls add the picture too

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  2. Thats a Lovely Shot!!!!me too, never seen a rudraksha tree, Lucky You, to have hand-picked a rudraksha for urself!!!

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  3. We'll try and dig out the pix of the tree if we have one :)

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  4. Tats such a beautiful post...the beads look soo divine and beautiful.

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  5. First time here and i must say you have a wonderful blog....
    This is such a wonderful refreshing post.
    I remembered my childhood days when we collected rudraksha from roadsides of some part of haridwar....too good.

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  6. You can see Tree of Rudraksha at Kankhal (Near Haridwar) in compound of Daksh Prajapati Mandir.

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