Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013


Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning�..

These lines from the prayers we used to recite in primary school (I studied in a Catholic Convent) are probably the best prayer that one can make for the New Year.

Like the image above, 2013, was a mixed blessing� some things were fruitful but more we disappointing or sad. 2013 was also the year that saw losses that affected one very deeply. Some were very personal, with loved ones passing away and leaving a unfillable void but others though not personal, affected one deeply�.  

It is hopeful that 2014, will herald new beginnings and shall keep all lamps burning till the end of time�.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Flowery flames…


Why is it that things that are the most fragile are also the most beautiful….

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Nataraja at Bhoganandishwara Temple, Bangalore


Shiva, without any beginning or end, is the Supreme Creator of the Universe. Lord Shiva is known by a thousand names and is worshiped in  many forms. One such form is that of Nataraja, or King of Dance.

Whenever the Universe is debilitated and needs to be renewed, Lord Shiva performs his cosmic dance and prepares the Universe for rebirth….

Even in ourselves, we need to continuously undertake this process of cleaning and remove all that is negative and bad and renew ourselves to a greater future….

The above photograph is a beautiful sculpture of Lord Nataraja at the Bhoganandeeshwara Temple near Nandi Hills at Bangalore. The temple is said to be mentioned in copper plate writings from around 800  AD, making the temple about 1200 years old.