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Chunar: A Town Wedded To Mysterious Forces Of Nature (Photo Feature)

Chunar a small town sandwiched between Mirzapur and Varanasi district is virtually wedded to supernatural forces.  If you happen to be in this city you will surely come to feel what one really means when one says time has come to a standstill! This town as per legends is believed to be the place where Lord Vishnu placed  first step during His Vaman incarnation, and thus,  this place  got its name  “Charanadri”. This in turn got converted to Chunar with advent of time. The place also known as Nainagarh was depicted as place haunted by supernatural events in novel penned by Devaki Nandan Khatri known as Chandrakanta.

Anyway, the popularity of this place rests on Chunar fort built by KIng Vikramaditya of Ujjain to facilitate the meditation of his brother Bharthari, who happened to be a great Yogi. This fort later fell in hands of Mughal rulers via Shershah Suri. Finally it came under British rule and remained in its possession until India gained freedom in 1947.  This place is surrounded by Vindhya Hills. In rainy season, this place is no less than a paradise since greenery prevails everywhere.  The presence of river Ganges provide its a divine touch and so many beautiful waterfalls  located close to this town are like icing on the cake for distant visitors!

Let’s have a glimpse of the beauty which prevails in this area via the photographs.

Chunar Station lies on Howrah-New Delhi route. Many important trains from Allahabad have their stoppage at this Junction station.

Chunar Station lies on Howrah-New Delhi route. Many important trains from Allahabad have their stoppage at this Junction station.Beautiful Landscape before arrival of this station.

Vast Open Fields...

Vast Open Fields…

Rainfall makes train journey visual delight....

Rainfall makes train journey visual delight….

 

Two old ladies engaged in heartfelt conversation....

Two old ladies engaged in heartfelt conversation….

Mirzapur Station....

Mirzapur Station….

India belongs to farmers....

India belongs to farmers….

View outside the train's window...

View outside the train’s window…

Visual Delight...

Visual Delight…

Treat for the eyes....

Treat for the eyes….

Very Close To Arrival Of Dagmagpur Station after which arrives Chunar Junction :P

Very Close To Arrival Of Dagmagpur Station after which arrives Chunar Junction 😛

Express train was running like a passenger train owing to track related problems :P

Express train was running like a passenger train owing to track related problems 😛

Dagmagpur Station Has Arrived :P :P :P

Dagmagpur Station Has Arrived 😛 😛 😛

Unknown Dusty Road. Now that's the rustic charm :-)

Unknown Dusty Road. Now that’s the rustic charm 🙂

Notice That Hills Gain Prominence Before Arrival of Chunar Junction!

Notice That Hills Gain Prominence Before Arrival of Chunar Junction!

Hills are clearly visible if you happen to take road route...

Hills are clearly visible if you happen to take road route…

That's the road which connects my village falling in Mirzapur district with  Chunar :P

That’s the road which connects my village falling in Mirzapur district with Chunar 😛

Glimpse Of Road Journey To Chunar!

Glimpse Of Road Journey To Chunar!

Even Road Journey In Rainy Season Is Awesome..

Even Road Journey In Rainy Season Is Awesome..

Chunar Station....

Chunar Station….

Chumar is famous for pottery work. It's known for its Plaster of Paris crafts ...

Chumar is famous for pottery work. It’s known for its Plaster of Paris crafts …

An overview of Chumar Station...

An overview of Chumar Station…

Chnuar Is A Junction station. One trtack leads to Howrah while the other track leads to Shaktinagar ,Tatanagar and etc.  In the picture one can see CCM arriving from Chopan route. Other well known trains in this route are Moori Express, Swarna Jayanti Express and Triveni Express.

Chnuar is a Junction station. One track leads to Howrah while the other track leads to Shaktinagar ,Tatanagar and etc. In the picture one can see CCM arriving from Chopan route. Other well known trains in this route are Moori Express, Swarna Jayanti Express and Triveni Express.

 

Not many are aware that a dusty road from Varanasi leads to Chumar via Chunar Ghat. The interesting part of this route is that you get an opportunity to have a boat ride across Ganges. That's the road originating in Varanasi in good shape but as we move towards Chunar it gets converted into dusty road..

Not many are aware that a dusty road from Varanasi leads to Chunar via Chunar Ghat. The interesting part of this route is that you get an opportunity to have a boat ride across Ganges. That’s the road which originates  in Varanasi in good shape but as we move towards Chunar it gets converted into dusty road..

That's the landscape which appears if you happen to take road route to Chunar from Varanasi...

That’s the landscape which appears if you happen to take road route to Chunar from Varanasi…

A well known Shakti Peeth On Varanasi-Chunar road route. It's called Sheetala Maa Temple :-)

A well known Shakti Peeth On Varanasi-Chunar road route. It’s called Sheetala Maa Temple 🙂

Scene Around Chunar Ghat....

Scene Around Chunar Ghat….

Passengers On Way To Catch Boat To Chunar :-)

Passengers On Way To Catch Boat To Chunar 🙂

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Skyline At Chunar Ghat...

Skyline At Chunar Ghat…

Chuar Fort's Rear View From Chunar Ghat Side...

Chuar Fort’s Rear View From Chunar Ghat Side…

This Pontoon Bridge Remains Operational All Through The Year But In Rainy Season This Becomes Dysfunctional ...

This Pontoon Bridge Remains Operational All Through The Year But In Rainy Season This Becomes Dysfunctional …

This permanent bridge is under construction!

This permanent bridge is under construction!

Cool Backdrop ....

Cool Backdrop ….

Nature's Paradise...

Nature’s Paradise…

View Of The Fort From The Boat :-)

View Of The Fort From The Boat 🙂

View Of The Fort On  A Day When Dark Clouds Ruled The Roost...

View Of The Fort On A Day When Dark Clouds Ruled The Roost…

Rain waters came to change the face of Ganges...

Rain waters came to change the face of Ganges…

Hard to find suitable phrase to honour the prevailing beauty...

Hard to find suitable phrase to honour the prevailing beauty…

In The Company Of Nature's Beauty...

In The Company Of Nature’s Beauty…

Dance of The Nature...

Dance of The Nature…

Who will love to wipe out such scenes from mind's landscape?

Who will love to wipe out such scenes from mind’s landscape?

 

Magic Of Ganges...

Magic Of Ganges…

 

Beware don't use my cousin Kaanha's this toy steamer to cross the river :P :P :P

Beware don’t use my cousin Kaanha’s this toy steamer to cross the river 😛 😛 😛

That's The Ghat (River Bank) at Chumar's Side...

That’s The Ghat (River Bank) at Chumar’s Side…

Beautiful Shiva Temple ....

Beautiful Shiva Temple ….

Ganges Inside The  Chunar Town...

Ganges Inside The Chunar Town…

Passengers from Chunar going to Varanasi...

Passengers from Chunar going to Varanasi…

It's time to wander on the streets of Chunar to understand that some place are cut off from the usual pace of time..

It’s time to wander on the streets of Chunar to understand that some places  are cut off from the usual pace of time..

Chunar being close to Varanasi has  developed love for congested lanes..

Chunar being close to Varanasi has developed love for congested lanes..

Rustic charm prevails everywhere in Chunar...

Rustic charm prevails everywhere in Chunar…

Streets Of Chunar...

Streets Of Chunar…

Life goes on...

Life goes on…

Life in  a small town is very close to real shades of life....

Life in a small town is very close to real shades of life….

Inside the Chunar Town..

Inside the Chunar Town..

A Popular Corner At Chunar...

A Popular Corner At Chunar…

Streets In Sync With Peace...

Streets In Sync With Peace…

Market Of Chunar...

Market Of Chunar…

Streets In League With Ancient Charm...

Streets In League With Ancient Charm…

Look At The Way Homes Have Been Constructed...Not much different than ones noticed in remote corners of Peru...

Look At The Way Homes Have Been Constructed…Not much different than ones noticed in remote corners of Peru…

The Sky Too Is Witnessing Ancient Appeal...

The Sky Too Is Witnessing Ancient Appeal…

View Of  Chunar From The Top ...

View Of Chunar From The Top …

View Of Sanskrit Paathshala...The building in dilapidated state bears testimony to poor state of Sanskrit teaching...

View Of Sanskrit Paathshala…The building in dilapidated state bears testimony to poor state of Sanskrit teaching…

I came to notice that this city has lots of small and big Shiva temple...

I came to notice that this city has lots of small and big Shiva temple…

Shiva Temple In Company Of Flowers..

Shiva Temple In Company Of Flowers..

Shiva Temple In The Company Of  Greenery..

Beautiful Flowers…

Showcasing Greenery...

Showcasing Greenery…

Rainy Or Winter season are the perfect period to witness the beauty of flowers..

Rainy Or Winter season are the perfect period to witness the beauty of flowers..

Ancient Shiva Temple Known As Boodhenath Baba Situated Inside Fort of Chunar...

Ancient Shiva Temple Known As Boodhenath Baba Situated Inside Fort of Chunar…

 

Beautiful Kid...

Beautiful Kid…

Innocent Sparrows.. A specie in danger :-(

Innocent Sparrows.. A specie in danger 😦

Cows pretty excited about being clicked :P :P :P

Cows pretty excited about being clicked 😛 😛 😛

View Of Chunar Fort...

View Of Chunar Fort…

View Of The Fort From Distance...

View Of The Fort From Distance…

Chunar Fort Looks More  Ancient In Monsoon Period!

Chunar Fort Looks More Ancient In Monsoon Period!

This fort has witnessed so many centuries....

This fort has witnessed so many centuries….

Fort That Survived The Onslaughts Of Time...

Fort That Survived The Onslaughts Of Time…

Saintly Figure Ma Anandmayi Rested At This Place During His Chunar Visit in 50s.

Saintly Figure Ma Anandmayi Rested At This Place During His Chunar Visit in 50s.

Time Changes...

Time Changes…

 

View Of The Fort From A Corner Famous For Dussehara Festival...

View Of The Fort From A Corner Famous For Dussehara Festival…

Got An Opportunity To Visit Nearby Jungle  Close  To Chunar...

Got An Opportunity To Visit Nearby Jungle Close To Chunar…

Wet Greenery :-)

Wet Greenery 🙂

A Poetic Path Leading To House In Jungle :P

A Poetic Path Leading To House In Jungle 😛

Greenery's Dominance..

Greenery’s Dominance..

Delicious Makuni Ki Litti Being Prepared....

Delicious Makuni Ki Litti Being Prepared….

Litti ( An edible prepared from flour) being prepared :P :P :P

Litti ( An edible prepared from flour) being prepared 😛 😛 😛

Inside The Isolation Of Jungle..

Inside The Isolation Of Jungle..

Connected With The Stillness...

Connected With The Stillness…

Always Very Close To Ganges...

Always Very Close To Ganges…

Close To The Fort..

Close To The Fort..

Shiva Temple And Ganges: Hope They Always Find Me...

Shiva Temple And Ganges: Hope They Always Find Me…

That's The Shiva Temple Always By My Side Since Childhood..

That’s The Shiva Temple Always By My Side Since Childhood..

The Same Shiva Temple From A Different Angle....

The Same Shiva Temple From A Different Angle….

With A Senior Journalist Of Varanasi/Chunar,Shri  Rajendra Mishraji. He is also a well knowm social activist.

With A Senior Journalist Of Varanasi/Chunar,Shri Rajendra Mishraji. He is also a well knowm social activist.

Ganges At Evening Hours At Chunar...

Ganges At Evening Hours At Chunar…

Samadhi Site Of One Of The Greatest Saints Of India lying Inside District Court, Mirzapur.

Samadhi Site Of One Of The Greatest Saints Of India lying Inside District Court, Mirzapur.

That's The Place Where He Became One With Supreme Consciousness. Hope His Blessings Continue To Prevail In Our Lives He Was A Great Divine Figure...

That’s The Place Where He Became One With Supreme Consciousness. Hope His Blessings Continue To Prevail In Our Lives. He Was A Great Divine Figure…

His  Ashrama At This  Secluded Place Situated On Bank Of Ganges..

His Ashrama At This Secluded Place Situated On Bank Of Ganges..

Noticed This Cute Shiva Temple On Bank Of Ganges In Mirzapur...

Noticed This Cute Shiva Temple On Bank Of Ganges In Mirzapur…

Ganges In Mirzapur....

Ganges In Mirzapur….

Ganges In Mirzapur Exhibiting  Her Hugeness...

Ganges In Mirzapur Exhibiting Her Hugeness…

Boat And The Passengers ...

Boat And The Passengers …

Evening Hours At Chunar...

Evening Hours At Chunar…

Majestic Sky...

Majestic Sky…

Many Moods Of Sky...

Many Moods Of Sky…

Hope To Find Chunar Again- Native Place Of My Mother...

Hope To Find Chunar Again- Native Place Of My Mother…

P.S.:  All Images Clicked By The Author Of This Post. Unauthorized Use Of Images Without Permission Of The Author Is Strictly Prohibited

 

Glimpse Of Village Life: An Ode To Serenity And Simplicity (Photo Feature Part One)

Rural landscape despite being marred by new sociological aberrations allow one to be in company of serenity and simplicity.  That’s one of the reasons which make me  embrace rural world in all its totality. Have a look at these beautiful images which bear testimony to the fact that nature’s beauty alone has the capacity to provide you real bliss.  This photo feature is in two parts. The first one deals with summer life whereas the part two unfolds life during winters.  Interestingly, the winter scenes belong to my previous trip to my village few months back.

River Yamunaji in Allahabad

River Yamunaji in Allahabad

Hilly Terrain In Lalganj, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.

Hilly Terrain In Lalganj, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.

My spirit wanders at such places!

My spirit wanders at such places!

Life at its best....

Life at its best….

Scenes outside the train's window as it makes me reach my station Pahara :-)

Scenes outside the train’s window as train makes me reach my station Pahara 🙂

India belongs to farmers!

India belongs to farmers!

Pahara Station That Leads To My Village Kanaura :-)

Pahara Station That Leads To My Village Kanaura 🙂

Overview Of Pahara Station From Atop A Railway Bridge :P

Overview Of Pahara Station From Atop A Railway Bridge 😛

That's Busy Delhi- Howrah Route....

That’s Busy Delhi- Howrah Route….

Outside Pahara Station...

Outside Pahara Station…

Glimpse Of Vindhyanchal Hills !!

Glimpse Of Vindhyanchal Hills !!

The Only Railway Bridge Which Connects All The Four Platforms At Pahara Station!

The Only Railway Bridge Which Connects All The Four Platforms At Pahara Station!

On The  Way To My Village...The Only Railway Bridge Which Connects All The Four Platforms At Pahara Station!

On The Way To My Village…

Morning Hours In My Village....

Morning Hours In My Village….

Neemkaudis of Neem Tree :P :P :P

Neemkaudis of my Neem tree 😛 😛 😛

My Neem Tree Planted By The Ancestors...

My Neem Tree Planted By The Ancestors…

Small Shiva Temple At My Old Village Home!!

Small Shiva Temple At My Old Village Home!!

Under The Shade Of My Neem Tree....

Under The Shade Of My Neem Tree….

Why The Calf Is Not Coming With Me :P :P :P

Why The Calf Is Not Coming With Me 😛 😛 😛

The Home Which Witnessed My Ancestors......

The Home Which Witnessed My Ancestors……

The Calf In My Arms Which Refused To Go Away With Kids ha..ha .ha

The Calf In My Arms Which Refused To Go Away With Kids ha..ha .ha

The Same Calf In Sleeping Mode...

The Same Calf In Sleeping Mode…

With The Sweet Cows....

With The Sweet Cows….

Rice Cultivation Is In Process On My Fields....

Rice Cultivation Is In Process On My Fields….

Rice Cultivation....

Rice Cultivation….

Monitoring Rice Cultivation...

Monitoring Rice Cultivation…

Rural Landscape...

Rural Landscape…

Vast Agricultural Fields...

Vast Agricultural Fields…

Village Children Aiming At Green Mangoes  :-)

Village Children Aiming At Green Mangoes 🙂

Another Child Playing With His Indigenous Toy :P :P

Another Child Playing With His Indigenous Toy 😛 😛

Serenity ......

Serenity ……

Traces of Greenery In Scorching Summer Heat...

Traces of Greenery In Scorching Summer Heat…

Proof That Metal Road Exists In My Village :P

Proof That Metal Road Exists In My Village 😛

Imagine  A Cricket Pitch Right In The Middle Of This Vast Land :-) In fact, we played cricket on one such pitch even as the sun came to breathe fire!!

Imagine A Cricket Pitch Right In The Middle Of This Vast Land 🙂 In fact, we played cricket on one such pitch even as the sun came to breathe fire!!

Imagine the silence which hits such places....

Imagine the silence which hits such places….

These are the places which constitute the essence of my childhood....

These are the places which constitute the essence of my childhood….

Fields near the banks of  Ganges....

Fields near the banks of Ganges….

Canals Are Important Means Of Irrigation. However, in Uttar Prdesh Canals have become defunct...

Canals are important means of irrigation. However, in Uttar Prdesh Canals have become defunct…

My best friend reading consciously my latest write-up...Glad that she showed a deep interest in it :P :P :P

My best village friend reading consciously my latest write-up…Glad that she showed a deep interest in it 😛 😛 😛

My Best Village Friend Possess Artistic Temperament...This self-made hand fan is standard evidenece of her artistic bent of mind....

My Best Village Friend Possess Artistic Temperament…This self-made hand fan is standard evidence of her artistic bent of mind….

 A Village Kukkur ...I mean A DOGGIE :P :P :P

A Village Kukkur …I mean A DOGGIE 😛 😛 😛

 

The Real Village Of Yesteryear .....

The Real Village Of Yesteryear …..

A Chameleon That I Noticed Many Times ....It appears to be great Shiva Devotee :P :P :P

A Chameleon That I Noticed Many Times ….It appears to be great Shiva Devotee 😛 😛 😛

Former Gram Pradhan Of My Village...

Former Gram Pradhan Of My Village…

And That's The Scene Which Makes Me To Be Madly In Love With My Village....Ganges,  The Mother Of Universe, Flows In My Village With All Its Beauty And Grandeur.....

And That’s The Scene Which Makes Me  Madly In Love With My Village….Ganges, The Mother Of Universe, Flows In My Village With All Its Beauty And Grandeur…..

Ganges: The Lifeline Of Bharata....

Ganges: The Lifeline Of Bharata….

Banks Of Ganges Are Confluence Of Peace, Bliss And Divinity :-) :-) :-)

Banks Of Ganges Are Confluence Of Peace, Bliss And Divinity 🙂 🙂 🙂

That's why I Miss My Village So Much...

That’s why I Miss My Village So Much…

Jai Ganga Maiyya Ki.....

Jai Ganga Maiyya Ki…..

I do not need heaven after seeing such scenes...

I do not need heaven after seeing such scenes…

A Right Place To Enter In Meditation...

A Right Place To Enter In Meditation…

Evening Prevails Upon The Banks...

Evening Prevails Upon The Banks…

Ganges In Evening Hours....

Ganges In Evening Hours….

Hope Mother Ganges Always Takes Care Of Me Amid Maya Of The Lord....

Hope Mother Ganges Always Takes Care Of Me Amid Maya Of The Lord….

Captured two naughtiest boys :P They are also part of our Village cricket team :P :P :P

Captured two naughtiest boys 😛 They are also part of our Village cricket team 😛 😛 😛

Myself At My Ancestral Home....A Place That Keeps Me Connceted To My Chilhood...Hope This Place Never Loses Its Majestic Aura!!!

Myself At My Ancestral Home….A Place That Keeps Me Connected To My Childhood…Hope This Place Never Loses Its Majestic Aura!!!

Evening Prevails....Mornings and Evenings Hold A  Special Meaning In Rural World...Their Beauty Is Unmatched...

Evening Prevails….Mornings and Evenings Hold A Special Meaning In Rural World…Their Beauty Is Unmatched…

Time To Catch Train To Allahabad!

Time To Catch Train To Allahabad!

P.S. :- The copyright of these images rests with the author of this post. Anybody making use of them without prior permission of the author, or without giving due credit to the author, could be penalized as per legal norms.

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Beautiful Images That Strengthen My Deep Village Connection! (Photo Story Part III)

I am really happy that my previous two posts, namely, Some Breathtaking Images From The Land Of Ganges ( Photo Story Part One) and An Interaction With Ethereal Wonder In My Village (Photo Story Part II) received terrific response from the side of readers. It really overwhelmed me because being an amateur photographer I did not expect such encouraging review.  I was not able to include few images in previous two parts because having given way to strict editing I felt that these images were not as important for creating a perfect impression. Now I feel that these images should also get published, after all, judging whether an image is perfect or not cannot be the sole discretion of the photographer! And ,therefore, I take the liberty to publish some of the images related with the same tour to my village. And by doing that I feel that I am granting moksha to these images- moksha ( total liberation) from my possession 🙂

Train that steadily and slowly moved towards my station Pahara. Word "Pahara" refers to mountainous landscape which prevails in this region..

Train that steadily and slowly moved towards my station Pahara. Word “Pahara” refers to mountainous landscape which prevails in this region..

That's the road which connects Allahabad and Mirzapur..It's runs side by side the rail route to Mirzapur...

That’s the road which connects Allahabad and Mirzapur..It’s runs side by side the rail route to Mirzapur…

Scene around a railway station...

Scene around a railway station…

That's the beauty which encircles Platforms !!!

That’s the beauty which encircles Platforms !!!

Most Passengers I notice are involved either in sleeping inside the train compartment or if they are not doing that they are engaged in dull activities.  And so they always miss such scenes...

Most Passengers I notice are involved either in sleeping inside the train compartment or if they are not doing that they are engaged in dull activities. And so they always miss such scenes…

Indian Railway Stations Have Their Own Charm :-)

Indian Railway Stations Have Their Own Charm 🙂

Vindhyachal: A Shakti Peeth Held In High Regard By The Devotees...

Vindhyachal: A Shakti Peeth Held In High Regard By The Devotees…

 

Black Beauties  Swimming :P :P :P

Black Beauties Swimming 😛 😛 😛

Life Never Stops!!!

Life Never Stops!!!

Life Around Mirzapur Railway Station :P

Life Around Mirzapur Railway Station 😛

Mirzapur : Place Associated With Kajarais ( Folk Songs)

Mirzapur : Place Associated With Kajaris ( Folk Songs)

Passengers Leaving Jhingura Station As They Got Off The Train :P :P :P

Passengers Leaving Jhingura Station As They Got Off The Train 😛 😛 😛

Beautiful Roads .....

Beautiful Roads …..

Eyes so frequently meet  beautiful scenes outside the train window...

Eyes so frequently meet beautiful scenes outside the train window…

So The Train Finally Reached At Pahara Station!

So The Train Finally Reached At Pahara Station!

 

 

The train that brought me to Pahara station leaving the station :P

The train that brought me to Pahara station leaving the station 😛

That's The Small Post Office Operating At Pahara Railway Station....

That’s The Small Post Office Operating At Pahara Railway Station….

Pahara Station Has Two Loop Lines ..This Is The First One...Loop Lines For Passenger Train Means Delay Hours..So We Passengers Pray That Train Never Stops On Loop Line...But Passenger Trains Run More On Loop Lines Than Main Lines Courtesy Controller Sahib In Love With Express and Goods Trains :P :P :P

Pahara Station Has Two Loop Lines ..This Is The First One…Loop Lines For Passenger Train Means Delay Hours..So We Passengers Pray That Train Never Stops On Loop Line…But Passenger Trains Run More On Loop Lines Than Main Lines Courtesy Controller Sahib In Love With Express and Goods Trains 😛 😛 😛

Rice Fields That Belong To Me :P

Rice Fields That Belong To Me 😛

 
And that's the route I travelled to reach to my rice fields and home at Village Kanaura ...That's the route I always followed since childhood...

And that’s the route I travelled to reach to my rice fields and home at Village Kanaura …That’s the route I always followed since childhood…

This beautiful muddy route, connecting Pahara Railway Station with Kanaura village, always haunts my consciousness!!!

This beautiful muddy route, connecting Pahara Railway Station with Kanaura village, always haunts my consciousness!!!

Beautiful Birds Visit My Fields...In The Morning Time I Saw Many Peacocks But Could Not Click Their Images..However, This Fellow Got Clicked...But This One Was Not Very Camera Friendly :P :P :P

Beautiful Birds Visit My Fields…In The Morning Time I Saw Many Peacocks But Could Not Click Their Images..However, This Fellow Got Clicked…But This One Was Not Very Camera Friendly 😛 😛 😛

My Father Sitting Outside My New Home At Village...He Is Architect Of My Dreams At Village :P :P :P

My Father Sitting Outside My New Home At Village…He Is Architect Of My Dreams At Village 😛 😛 😛

Children going to school :P

Children going to school 😛

 

Evening Hours In My Village...

Evening Hours In My Village…

Beautiful View Of My Fields...

Beautiful View Of My Fields…

 

Kids playing outside the road at my new village home :-)

Kids playing outside the road at my new village home 🙂

Regular scene outside my new home in village :-)

Regular scene outside my new home in village 🙂

Life begins with sunrise in villages :-)

Life begins with sunrise in villages 🙂

 

 

Kids playing close to my old ancestral home :P

Kids playing close to my old ancestral home 😛

It's never easy to click the image of birds..You  have to chase them for hours :P :P ...This one is called " Kathphodva :P" in my village :P

It’s never easy to click the image of birds..You have to chase them for hours 😛 😛 …This one is called ” Kathphodva :P” in my village 😛

Grandmother Of These Kids!!!!

Grandmother Of These Kids!!!!

Do you think it's an easy task to walk on these pagdandis-the narrow muddy routes?

Do you think it’s an easy task to walk on these pagdandis-the narrow muddy routes?

Hope greenery always prevails in form of these crops..Imagine if some calamity leads to destruction of these crops? Let's crops always give good yield to farmers!

Hope greenery always prevails in form of these crops..Imagine if some calamity leads to destruction of these crops? Let’s crops always give good yield to farmers!

And hope my deep association continues with Ganges in hereafter journey as well!!

And hope my deep association continues with Ganges in hereafter journey as well!!

At Pahara Station...Dusk has prevailed and my train is late yet I am not worried...I am lost in memories of days spent at my village Kanaura...

At Pahara Station…Dusk has prevailed and my train is late yet I am not worried…I am lost in memories of days spent at my village Kanaura…

Pahara Station Bathed In Evening Light...

Pahara Station Bathed In Evening Light…

An Express Train On Up Line Is Approaching Fast ( Main Line II) ..And you can notice that a passenger train is standing from quite a long time on loop line II :-(

An Express Train On Up Line Is Approaching Fast ( Main Line II) ..And you can notice that a passenger train is standing from quite a long time on loop line II 😦

Anyway, I was back in my city on the eve of Deepawali.. One of the corners of Allahabad City Right Before The Deepavali Celebrations...

Anyway, I was back in my city on the eve of Deepawali.. One of the corners of Allahabad City Right Before The Deepavali Celebrations…

Celebrating Deepawali With Cute Nieces ....One of the reasons I had to cut short my village visit so as to not miss the celebrations with them...

Celebrating Deepawali With Cute Nieces ….One of the reasons I had to cut short my village visit so as to not miss the celebrations with them…

One of the reasons to be at Village is that it sustains my romance with nature..And one of the reasons to be in Allahabad is that it sustains my love for these cute kids ....They are not innocent as they appear :P :P :P...The third one from the left is my cousin :P

One of the reasons to be at Village is that it sustains my romance with nature..And one of the reasons to be in Allahabad is that it sustains my love for these cute kids ….They are not innocent as they appear 😛 😛 :P…The third one from the left is my cousin 😛

For The Readers:

All the images have been clicked by the author of this post. The copyrights of the pics rest with this author. So I request not to make use of any of the pics without prior permission of the author or, for that matter, they can be republished  only after giving due credit to the author while using them in any way.

References:

Link To Part One Of This Photo Story: Some Breathtaking Images From The Land Of Ganges

Link To Part Of This Photo Story: An Interaction With Ethereal Wonder In My Village

 

An Interaction With Ethereal Wonder In My Village (Photo Story Part II)

I am really glad that the conscious readers worldwide made their presence felt on part I of this photo story. Although I have not learnt photography in professional way, I came to learn few tricks in company of expert photographers who also happened to be my friends. I realize photography is an excellent way to capture emotions which cannot be conveyed through words. My association with my village transcends the limit of words. It’s very very deep one. Luckily enough, I have found creative mediums to manifest the intrinsic elements of this emotional bond with my village. Indian villages are still the best place to discover real India. My village is no exception. However, what makes my village unique is the divine presence of Ganges in its full splendour.  And I am sure if I venture again on this planet in my next births this alone be my place of birth and my karmabhoomi too ( a place where one is professionally involved).

This road leads straight to home built by my ancestors in the heart of villlage Kanaura.  This road is right in front of my new home at the fields.

This road leads straight to home built by my ancestors in the heart of villlage Kanaura. This road is right in front of my new home at the fields.

Notice my new home and the metal road that runs at a stone's throw from it, leading straight to both my home built by the ancestors and banks of Ganges :-)

Notice my new home and the metal road that runs at a stone’s throw from it, leading straight to both my home built by the ancestors and banks of Ganges 🙂

I am so lucky that such scenes prevail almost every-time when I take a morning walk on this road...

I am so lucky that such scenes prevail almost every-time when I take a morning walk on this road…

On both sides of this road one notices Mango and Mahaua Trees...During childhood favourite past-time was to target green mangoes with stone avoiding  the eyes of the owners  :P :P :P

On both sides of this road one notices Mango and Mahaua Trees…During childhood favourite past-time was to target green mangoes with stone avoiding the eyes of the owners 😛 😛 😛

That's the most common scene you notice on village roads...Love Cows..Love their owners- the gwalas...However, what I hate is that they mix so much water in milk that when I prepare tea I do not feel the need to add water :P

That’s the most common scene you notice on village roads…Love Cows..Love their owners- the gwalas…However, what I hate is that they mix so much water in milk that when I prepare tea I do not feel the need to add water 😛

That's the defunct canal which runs side by side to both metal road and muddy road leading to my village..I remember in my childhood it was so alive with waters of Ganges..Now no one uses it anymore! Ganges does not have sufficient waters to sustain it..

That’s the defunct canal which runs side by side to both metal road and muddy road leading to my village..I remember in my childhood it was so alive with waters of Ganges..Now no one uses it anymore! Ganges does not have sufficient waters to sustain it..

So Beautiful Trees....

So Beautiful Trees….

Lord Is Truly Artistic Guy :P

Lord Is Truly Artistic Guy 😛

Walking Under The Shade Of Trees :-)

Walking Under The Shade Of Trees 🙂

As we reach close to village scenes change...The village life becomes more visible...See the "Upalis" piled up in artistic way :P ..They are prepared from cow-dung and are used as primary source of fuel in Indian villages...

As we reach close to village scenes change…The village life becomes more visible…See the “Upalis” piled up in artistic way 😛 ..They are prepared from cow-dung and are used as primary source of fuel in Indian villages…

They are first dried under the sun like this way before being piled up :P

They are first dried under the sun like this way before being piled up 😛

Right now fields are lush green with rice crops...However, many farmers have "Bajra" and " Jhunri" crops in their fields!

Right now fields are lush green with rice crops…However, many farmers have “Bajra” and ” Jhunri” crops in their fields!

In my childhood sugarcane farming was popular in my village..Now very few farmers grow it in my village...Found this field having sugarcane crop :-)

In my childhood sugarcane farming was popular in my village..Now very few farmers grow it in my village…Found this field having sugarcane crop 🙂

Moving closer to my ancestral home :P

Moving closer to my ancestral home 😛

The metal road you just saw takes this form as it enters inside the village :P

The metal road you just saw takes this form as it enters inside the village 😛

Most of the homes in my village have given to modern style of architecture...Very few huts can be noticed in my village..Even this one is made of bricks and not mud...My own original home made of mud collapsed sometimes back due to heavy rains!

Most of the homes in my village have given way to modern style of architecture…Very few huts can be noticed in my village..Even this one is made of bricks and not mud…My own original home made of mud collapsed sometimes back due to heavy rains!

Ganges flowing at the outskirts of village :-)

Ganges flowing at the outskirts of village 🙂

Hope Ganges Always Remains  Behind My Back :-)

Hope Ganges Always Remains Behind My Back 🙂

The outskirt of village!!

The outskirt of village!!

Felt tired after a long walk....So resting under shade of tree :-)

Felt tired after a long walk….So resting under shade of tree 🙂

That's the ancestral home built by my grandfather...The vacant space you see is cricket pitch prepared by me..Since childhood all village kids gather here and play cricket...And even now at this age I play cricket with them with same zeal even as it leads to minor quarrels with the neighbours !

That’s the ancestral home built by my grandfather…The vacant space you see is cricket pitch prepared by me..Since childhood  seen all village kids gathering  here to play cricket…And even now at this age I play cricket with them with same zeal even as it leads to minor quarrels with the neighbours ! Right now some trespassers have captured it with the Upalis 😛 :P. So while playing cricket we ensure that ball hits them for maximum number of times 😛 😛 😛

My real self lives in my village at this home..And please my home number is not 65 as inscribed on its wall...It's the highest score scored by one village kid in five overs :P :P :P

My real self lives in my village at this home..And please my home number is not 65 as inscribed on its wall…It’s the highest score scored by one village kid in five overs 😛 😛 😛

At my home amid greenery :P

At my home amid greenery 😛

The other end of vacant ground.. The home built by the ancestors was a huge one..Today nothing remains...Since I do not live here villagers use it for their personal affairs...And when I am here I remove all the encroachments and make the cricket ground bit large :P :P

The other end of vacant ground.. The home built by the ancestors was a huge one..Today nothing remains…Since I do not live here villagers use it for their personal affairs…And when I am here I remove all the encroachments and make the cricket ground bit large 😛 😛

At Small Shiva Temple Built By My Ancestors...Hope to find His blessing always :-) :-)

At Small Shiva Temple Built By My Ancestors…Hope to find His blessing always 🙂 🙂

This Neem Tree Is So Special From Me..In Childhood All My Friends Played So Many Games Under Its Shade All The Time...Today neighbours complain that its branches hang dangerously over their houses...I am in serious dilemma :-(  :-( :-(

This Neem Tree Is So Special For Me..In Childhood All My Friends Played So Many Games Under Its Shade All The Time…Today neighbours complain that its branches hang dangerously over their houses…I am in serious dilemma 😦 😦 😦

My Own Home Would Be The First One To Collapse But I  Am Not Making Any Hue And Cry Like My Arrogant  Neighbours..View From The Top Of My Cricket Ground :P

If The Tree Falls My Own Home Would Be The First One To Collapse But I Am Not Making Any Hue And Cry Like My Arrogant Neighbours..View From The Top Of My Cricket Ground 😛

Ideally my vacant space should be neat and clean this way...That's the vacant space owned by my neighbour ...See cute village kids playing on it...We have been bold enough to defy the orders of neighbour not to play cricket here..Anyway, once I start living here my first priority would be to make my vacant space as neat and clean like this one :P

Ideally my vacant space should be neat and clean this way…That’s the vacant space owned by my neighbour …See cute village kids playing on it…We have been bold enough to defy the orders of neighbour not to play cricket here..Anyway, once I start living here my first priority would be to make my vacant space as neat and clean like this one 😛

My village is really beautiful :P

My village is really beautiful 😛

An ideal village home has such beautiful plants planted outside their homes..Me too wish to have these plants at my vacant space..Right now it's being used by the trespassers!

An ideal village home has such beautiful plants planted outside their homes..Me too wish to have these plants at my vacant space..Right now it’s being used by the trespassers!

And I will love to own cows..I like them so much...My ancestors had many cows and we had separate cowshed for them....After all, it fills one with bliss when one sees such scenes...

And I will love to own cows..I like them so much…My ancestors had many cows and we had separate cowshed for them….After all, it fills one with bliss when one sees such scenes…

Inside View Of My Villages..

Inside View Of My Villages..

View of Ganges Between The Neem Trees From My Rooftop :-) :-) :-)

View of Ganges Between The Neem Trees From My Rooftop 🙂 🙂 🙂

My Favourite Pagdandi :P ...Pagdandis are small muddy routes :-)

My Favourite Pagdandi 😛 …Pagdandis Are Narrow Muddy Routes 🙂

An Ideal Hindu Brahmin Family...There Is Lot Of Misconception Deliberately Spread By Foreign Historians That Hindu Brahmins Do Not Promote Daughters...This Famiily Has Only Daughters ( Five Daughters) And No Sons...And Above All Very Proud Of Their Talented Daughters...Stop Painting Brahmins In Wrong Colours!

An Ideal Hindu Brahmin Family.. Misconceptions Have Been Deliberately Spread By Foreign Historians That Hindu Brahmins Do Not Promote Daughters…This Famiily Has Only Daughters ( Five Daughters) And No Sons…And Above All Very Proud Of Their Talented Daughters…Stop Painting Brahmins In Wrong Colours!

With Vijay...He Is one of my childhood friends...Gentle one and not naughty like others :-)

With Vijay…He Is one of my best childhood friends…Gentle one and not naughty like others 🙂

Bold And Beautiful Cow....She Was Aware That I Was Going To Click Her Image..And So Look The Way She Is Staring It Me :P :P :P

Bold And Beautiful Cow….She Was Aware That I Was Going To Click Her Image..And So Look The Way She Is Staring It Me 😛 😛 😛

This Child Has Just Taken Cold Water Bath...Now Taking Sun Bath :P :P :P

This Child Has Just Taken Cold Water Bath…Now Taking Sun Bath 😛 😛 😛

Small Kids Always Remind Me Of The Lord's Face :-)  :-) :-)

Small Kids Always Remind Me Of The Lord’s Face 🙂 🙂 🙂

Kids Playing Cricket....

Kids Playing Cricket….

That's the most popular venue for playing cricket....And you can notice a match is going on ....I have played many memorable matches ...In fact, before this match I came to play two match series :P :P :P

That’s the most popular venue for playing cricket….And you can notice a match is going on ….I have played many memorable matches …In fact, before this match I came to play two match series Brahmins Vs Yadavs  😛 😛 😛

Although village hand pumps are working smoothly, it's the scenario when tube well's supply is available :-)

Although village hand pumps are working smoothly, it’s the scenario when tube well’s supply is available 🙂

On The Banks Of Ganges One Always Notices Shiva Temples...My Village Is No Exception..This wonderful Shiva Temple Greets You As You Move Towards The Ganges :-)

On The Banks Of Ganges One Always Notices Shiva Temples…My Village Is No Exception..This wonderful Shiva Temple Greets You As You Move Towards The Ganges 🙂

During my frequent visits to banks of Ganges I always came to notice these three doggies  :P :P :P

During my frequent visits to banks of Ganges I always came to notice these three doggies 😛 😛 😛

O Boat Take Me To The World From Where I Never Return To This Cruel World!

O Boat Take Me To The World From Where I Never Return To This Cruel World!

Even Boat Has A Partner Boat :P

Even Boat Has A Partner Boat 😛

Lovely Sight...It Reminds Me Of The Song "O Manjhi Rein"  :P

Lovely Sight…It Reminds Me Of The Song “O Manjhi Rein” 😛

Lovely Landscape :-)

Lovely Landscape 🙂

To Be Near Ganges Makes On Feel So Refreshed :-)

To Be Near Ganges Makes On Feel So Refreshed 🙂

This pose was asked by the one who was clicking my image ..He made me try different poses but all in vain since he was clicking image for the first time..Still he managed to click some image for me satisfactorily :P :P :P

This pose was asked by the one who was clicking my image ..He made me try different poses but all in vain since he was clicking image for the first time..Still he managed to click  few image of mine satisfactorily 😛 😛 😛

He Is The Naughtiest Boy In My Village..Happily For Me He Agreed To Act As Photographer With Zero Nuisance Impact :P :P :P

He Is The Naughtiest Boy In My Village..Happily For Me He Agreed To Act As Photographer With Zero Nuisance Impact 😛 😛 😛

Anyway, camera in my own hands gave birth to these sensational images :-)

Anyway, camera in my own hands gave birth to these sensational images 🙂

Ganges Shows Her Real Charishma In My Region :-)

Ganges Shows Her Real Charishma In My Region 🙂

What Can Be More Beautiful Than This?

What Can Be More Beautiful Than This?

Speechless!!!

Speechless!!!

Beauty Should Be Divine!

Beauty Should Be Divine!

It's proving to be a tough task to find suitable expressions for these wonderful images !!!

It’s proving to be a tough task to find suitable expressions for these wonderful images !!!

Again And Again I will Be Born Here :-) :-) :-)

Again And Again I will Be Born Here 🙂 🙂 🙂

Morning Sun :-)

Morning Sun 🙂

My Mornings And Evenings Are Usually Spent Here :-)

My Mornings And Evenings Are Usually Spent Here 🙂

Trying To Carve Fitting Expression For These Images Dipped In Divinity :-)

Trying To Carve Fitting Expression For These Images Dipped In Divinity 🙂

Clouds Meet The Earth :-)

Clouds Meet The Earth 🙂

When Beauty Transcends The Human Expressions!

When Beauty Transcends The Human Expressions!

Awesome Sight :-)

Awesome Sight 🙂

Lovely Banks ....Take A Walk On Them And Your Senses Attain Instant Nirvana :-)

Lovely Banks ….Take A Walk On Them And Your Senses Attain Instant Nirvana 🙂

Krishna Must Have Played Cricket On These Type Of Banks Alone :-) See The Animals Grazing The Grass :-)

Krishna Must Have Played Cricket On These Type Of Banks Alone 🙂 See The Animals Grazing The Grass 🙂

Stillness Always Resides Here...

Stillness Always Resides Here…

Trees Hugging Each Other....

Trees Hugging Each Other….

Spellbound!!!

Spellbound!!!

In The Land Where Clouds Bend To Kiss The Earth :-)

In The Land Where Clouds Bend To Kiss The Earth 🙂

Now I Walk On This Pagdandi To Reach My New Home At Fields....From Where I Will Walk Towards The Railway Station!

Now I Walk On This Pagdandi To Reach My New Home At Fields….From Where I Will Walk Towards The Railway Station!

My Rice Fields :-) :-) :-)

My Rice Fields 🙂 🙂 🙂

Noticed This Chameleon Called Girgitaan At My Village :P :P :P..It's becoming a rare specie since most have taken birth as human beings to become Indian ministers :P :P :P

Noticed This Chameleon Called Girgitaan At My Village 😛 😛 :P..It’s becoming a rare specie since most have taken birth as human beings to become Indian ministers 😛 😛 😛

Evening Prevails In My Village!

Evening Prevails In My Village!

In Its Company I Feel Composed Inside!!

In Its Company I Feel Composed Inside!!

The Canal Divides Into Two Parts Adjacent My New Home...And Notice That A Minor Pagdandi Runs Parallel To It...It Leads To Railway Station....

The Canal Divides Into Two Parts Adjacent My New Home…And Notice That A Minor Pagdandi Runs Parallel To It…It Leads To Railway Station….

Going To Railway Station Amid These Lovely Fields :-)

Going To Railway Station Amid These Lovely Fields 🙂

This Farmer Asked Me To Click His Image :P :P :P

This Farmer Asked Me To Click His Image 😛 😛 😛

It was getting pretty dark and I had yet to cover a long distance !!! And above all, I ran the risk of missing the train as well the way I stopped again and again to capture the scenes :P :P :P

It was getting pretty dark and I had yet to cover a long distance !!! And above all, I ran the risk of missing the train as well the way I stopped again and again to capture the scenes 😛 😛 😛

Noticed This Kid Asking Her Mother To Stop Work And Take Her Home!

Noticed This Kid Asking Her Mother To Stop Work And Take Her Home!

Now Very Close To The Railway Station ...This Beautiful Muddy Road For The Time Being Would Be In My Memories Now..

Now Very Close To The Railway Station …This Beautiful Muddy Road For The Time Being Would Be In My Memories Now..

Such Beautiful Images Will Keep Me Happy And Peaceful For A Very Long Time....

Such Beautiful Images Will Keep Me Happy And Peaceful For A Very Long Time….

When I Will Come Back Next Time Rice Crop  Would Be Ready To Be Harvested !

When I Will Come Back Next Time Rice Crop Would Be Ready To Be Harvested !

Left The Rice Fields Far Behind To Come Close To The Railway Station...

Left The Rice Fields Far Behind To Come Close To The Railway Station…

I Am Never Happy Faced As I Wait For Return Train...And That's The Case Since Childhood....Friends Are Sarcastic About My Village Love..They Say People Leave Villages To Move Towards Cities And You Plan To Do The Reverse....I Have A Fitting Response But Prefer To Make Them Live In Their World Of Ignorance!

I Am Never Happy Faced As I Wait For Return Train…And That’s The Case Since Childhood….Friends Are Sarcastic About My Village Love..They Say People Leave Villages To Move Towards Cities And You Plan To Do The Reverse….I Have A Fitting Response But Prefer To Make Them Live In Their World Of Ignorance!

Happily Train Was Late...My Beautiful Station Looked Awesome As The Dusk Came To Envelop It..Sipping The Tea I Remained Lost In So Many Thoughts...

Happily Train Was Late…My Beautiful Station Looked Awesome As The Dusk Came To Envelop It..Sipping The Tea I Remained Lost In So Many Thoughts…

I Never Get Annoyed When Train Gets Late At My Pahara Station :P :P

I Never Get Annoyed When Train Gets Late At My Pahara Station 😛 😛

Night View Of The Station...

Night View Of The Pahara Station…

The Evening Passenger Train Makes You Feel Like King...See The Empty Coach..And You Would Not Believe It's Empty Like This Through The Whole Journey :-) :-)  It's A Very Romantic Affair To Be All Alone This Way :P

The Evening Passenger Train ( Mughalsarai-Allahabad Passenger Train) Makes You Feel Like King…See The Empty Coach..And You Would Not Believe It’s Empty Like This Through The Whole Journey 🙂 🙂 It’s A Very Romantic Affair To Be All Alone This Way 😛

Managed To Find One Passenger In My Compartment..But He Too Left Me All Alone After Two Stations...Anyway, This Sort Of Royal Feeling You Can Never Get In Jam-packed Mail/Express Trains :P :P :P

Managed To Find One Passenger In My Compartment..But He Too Left Me All Alone After Two Stations…Anyway, This Sort Of Royal Feeling You Can Never Get In Jam-packed Mail/Express Trains 😛 😛 😛

And I Keep Looking Outside To Meet Such Scenes Outside The Train's Window....

And I Keep Looking Outside To Meet Such Scenes Outside The Train’s Window….

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Some Breathtaking Images From The Land Of Ganges ( Photo Story Part One)

Some Breathtaking Images From The Land Of Ganges ( Photo Story Part One)

Rural India retains its rustic charm. Its demography remains serene and pleasing to eyes. However, lifestyle of people living in villages has changed dramatically over the years.  It has become as complex and superficial like the one prevailing in Indian cities. The lust to be in sync with the time has made innocent villagers  victim of capitalist forces. That has made them oblivious of their own rich legacy. Now they have dish antennas over their rooftops but they lack the expertise to work in fields! In fact, they have now become so used to sophisticated lifestyle that they feel reluctant in working in fields. 

Anyway, my village Kanaura, falling under Mirzapur district in Uttar Pradesh, is situated at the banks of river Ganges. It’s surrounded by Vindhya Hills.  It’s obvious that beauty of nature has come alive in all its colours at this place.  This travelogue in two parts showcases the beauty which graces my village.  And yes, the train which one notices in this part is Allahabad-Mughalsarai Passenger, which runs right time in morning session but the return journey from this train is a delayed affair. It runs on every day sans Sunday. 

That's Yamunaji during morning hours...Just couple of months ago she was so furious  when her waters caused huge loss...Now look so pleasing...Anyway, railway bridge over this river is the first one as the train leaves the Allahabad station to move ahead on Mughalsarai-Howrah rail route.

That’s Yamunaji during morning hours…Just couple of months ago she was so furious when her waters caused huge loss…Now looks so pleasing…Anyway, railway bridge over this river is the first one as the train leaves the Allahabad station to move ahead on Mughalsarai-Howrah rail route.

The road also leads to my village but I prefer rail journey...It's so romantic affair to be seated inside train's compartment :-) ...And I always prefer passenger trains for shorter journeys since it allows me to see life in totality!

The road also leads to my village but I prefer rail journey…It’s so romantic affair to be seated inside train’s compartment 🙂 …And I always prefer passenger trains for shorter journeys since it allows me to see life in totality!

And when train stops the eyes meet wonderful scenes :-)..The saint is so eager to catch the train :-)

And when train stops the eyes meet wonderful scenes :-)..The saint is so eager to catch the train 🙂

That's River Tons..It's tributary of river Yamuna and it originates in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

That’s River Tons..It’s tributary of river Yamuna and it originates in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand.

At Manda Railway Station ....This place is associated with former Prime minister of India Vishhwanath Pratap Singh...

At Manda Railway Station ….This place is associated with former Prime minister of India Vishhwanath Pratap Singh…

India is a huge country ...This gets confirmed as you try to capture the distance from eyes through the train's window!

India is a huge country …This gets confirmed as you try to capture the distance from eyes through the train’s window!

Such scenes outside the train's window always delight me!

Such scenes outside the train’s window always delight me!

Just before Birohi Station This Curved Road Always Manages To Catch My Sight!

Just before Birohi Station This Curved Road Always Manages To Catch My Sight!

It's so fascinating to see the activities when train halts at these beautiful stations!

It’s so fascinating to see the activities when train halts at these beautiful stations!

Such beautiful scenes keep meeting the eyes!

Such beautiful scenes keep meeting the eyes!

Innocence at its best..Sleeping baby inside the train's compartment!

Innocence at its best..Sleeping baby inside the train’s compartment!

At Vindhyachal Station....This place associated with Goddess Vindhyachal Mata is very special in the hearts of  Hindu devotees...This station is unique in a sense that it has Shlokas and verses from Ramcharit Manas mentioned on the walls of the station.

At Vindhyachal Station….This place associated with Goddess Vindhyachal Mata is very special in the hearts of Hindu devotees…This station is unique in a sense that it has Shlokas and Verses from Ramcharit Manas mentioned on the walls of the station.

A girl at Vindhyachal Railway Station...

A girl at Vindhyachal Railway Station…

Well, life is full of episodes of various types..Something you realize as you look outside the train's window!

Well, life is full of episodes of various types..Something you realize as you look outside the train’s window!

Mirzapur Station Is Where I Always  Get Off If I Am On Super-fast trains...Then I catch an auto for my village ...However,  I need not to worry since this is passenger train and it's bound to stop at my station :P

Mirzapur Station Is Where I Always Get Off If I Am On Super-fast trains…Then I catch an auto for my village …However, I need not to worry since this is passenger train and it’s bound to stop at my station 😛

So beautiful Indian Girl..What really impressed me was that she was lost in such deep thoughts even at this tender age!

So beautiful Indian girl..What really impressed me was that she was lost in such deep thoughts even at this tender age!

When I was a kid and this station arrived I was always taken aback by its small size..I used to wonder hey where is the station? Now when I have grown up I still fail to treat it as a station!  It makes me smile..Even the name is so fascinating : JHINGURA :P...Anyway, my own destination station which arrives after this one is not only bigger but also so beautiful :P :P :P

When I was a kid and this station arrived I was always taken aback by its small size..I used to wonder hey where is the station? Now when I have grown up I still fail to treat it as a station! It makes me smile..Even the name is so fascinating : JHINGURA :P…Anyway, my own destination station which arrives after this one is not only bigger but also so beautiful 😛 😛 😛

JHINGURA :P :P :P ...I feel happy when I see this station...After all, it gets confirmed that next one is mine station :P

JHINGURA 😛 😛 😛 …I feel happy when I see this station…After all, it gets confirmed that next one is mine station 😛

That's The Road Which Goes To My Village...If I Am On Auto This Is The Route I Follow...However, I Am On Train Now :P

That’s The Road Which Goes To My Village…If I Am On Auto This Is The Route I Follow…However, I Am On Train Now 😛

Pahara Station Is Arriving :-)

Pahara Station Is Arriving 🙂

Pahara Station Has Arrived..The Train Left The Station Quickly :P

Pahara Station Has Arrived..The Train Left The Station Quickly 😛

Pahara is a beautiful small station :-)

Pahara is a beautiful small station 🙂

Inside View Of Pahara Station :-)

Inside View Of Pahara Station 🙂

I wonder from which train has this doggie arrived :P

When Will My Train Arrive 😛 😛 😛

These shops when I was kid did not have pucca walls :-) Anyway, I have my snacks here once I get off the train!

These shops when I was kid did not have pucca walls 🙂 Anyway, I have my snacks here once I get off the train!

Anyone visiting my village shall be asked to take this metal road to reach my village Kanuara..However, I avoid this road since it makes the distance long..I prefer the muddy road exhibited in next picture :-)

Anyone visiting my village shall be asked to take this metal road to reach my village Kanaura..However, I avoid this road since it makes the distance long..I prefer the muddy road exhibited in next picture 🙂

That's the muddy road ( Pagdandi)  moving along the defunct canal which takes visitors straight to my village Kanuara...Since this road moves side by side the canal it's easily traceable amid so many other smaller muddy routes :P

That’s the muddy road ( Pagdandi) moving along the defunct canal which takes visitors straight to my village Kanaura…Since this road moves side by side the canal it’s easily traceable amid so many other smaller muddy routes 😛

I have seen more than two decades of my earthly existence but really happy that this muddy road to my village remained the same :P ..I love leaving my footprints on it since childhood :P

I have seen more than two decades of my earthly existence but really happy that this muddy road to my village remained the same 😛 ..I love leaving my footprints on it since childhood 😛

The muddy routes touches my soul with such scenes :P

The muddy routes touch my soul with such scenes 😛

Greenery everywhere..A happy departure from dull city life :-)

Greenery everywhere..A happy departure from dull city life 🙂

Finally, when I reached my new home near my fields at my Village I slept peacefully to wake up again after couple of hours to  notice setting sun over my fields enveloped with lush green rice crop!

Finally, when I reached my new home near my fields at my Village I slept peacefully to wake up again after couple of hours to notice setting sun over my fields enveloped with lush green rice crop!

Another view of my fields from my rooftop :-) The vacant space you notice is meant for growing potatoes :p

Another view of my fields from my rooftop 🙂 The vacant space you notice is meant for growing potatoes :p

In the night time the bright moon is the only one left to talk with me :P :P :P

In the night time the bright moon is the only one left to talk with me 😛 😛 😛

That's the way morning sun greets me at my new home in village...I have an old home also built by the ancestors but it will appear part II of travelogue!

That’s the way morning sun greets me at my new home in village…I have an old home also built by the ancestors but it will appear in part II of travelogue!

The huge people tree outside my home  during early morning..Its leaves makes lots of scary noise in the night time :P :P :P

The huge Peepal Tree (Ficus religiosa) outside my home during early morning..Its leaves make lots of scary noise in the night time 😛 😛 😛

Early morning scene outside my modern home in village :P ...Interestingly, If I take a morning walk on this road it leads to my old ancestral home...This roads ends at my old home...After that nothing else prevails other than huge banks of Ganges :-) :-) :-)

Early morning scene outside my modern home in village 😛 …Interestingly, if I take a morning walk on this road it leads to my old ancestral home…This roads ends at my old home…After that nothing else prevails other than huge banks of Ganges 🙂 🙂 🙂

My mother planted just one small plant of  Tulsiji..However, I notice it has spread everywhere :-)

My mother planted just one small plant of Tulsiji..However, I notice it has spread everywhere 🙂

Morning view of my fields :-) It comforts not only the eyes but also my soul :p

Morning view of my fields 🙂 It comforts not only the eyes but also my soul :p

Another view of my fields!!

Another view of my fields!!

The part two of this  travelogue will have such breathtaking scenes at my village....That's  the way banks of Ganges greet me when I am at old home in my village :-) ...Hope Ganges never loses her divine lustre :-)

The part two of this travelogue will have such breathtaking scenes at my village….That’s the way banks of Ganges greet me when I am at old home in my village 🙂 …Hope Ganges never loses her divine lustre 🙂

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Few More Beautiful Images Captured By My Camera!!!

Images always haunt me. They always add a new dimension in my consciousness, transporting me to those ages which got withered away with movement of time. Anyway, these images are not that old. They are from last trip to Nagpur, which took place in month of August, 2013. The worth of any image does not strike immediately. It’s only when you look at them consciously during different time period, the images unfold their true worth. That’s one of the reasons I am posting few more images for my readers, who have a perfect mind to honour a striking image.

Beyond The Railway Tracks Life Passes Through The Roads...

Beyond The Railway Tracks Life Passes Through The Roads…

Glimpse of lovely blue sky...

Glimpse of lovely blue sky…

These images are stored in my camera from where they will be deleted soon..But they will be in my eyes for a long time...

These images are stored in my camera from where they will be deleted soon..But they will be in my eyes for a long time…

When you gaze outside the train's window, the world outside attains a mysterious colour..

When you gaze outside the train’s window, the world outside attains a mysterious colour..

Train was moving at a great speed but I somehow managed to click memorable images...

Train was moving at a great speed but I somehow managed to click memorable images…

Life never stops...It keeps slipping away .....

Life never stops…It keeps slipping away …..

Green Must Be The Colour Close To The Heart Of Lord....

Green Must Be The Colour Close To The Heart Of Lord….

I have a kid's heart. This picture's backdrop proves that :P

I have a kid’s heart. This picture’s backdrop proves that 😛

Jungle around Pench Tiger Reserve had such beautiful trees...

Jungle around Pench Tiger Reserve had such beautiful trees…

Lovely View....

Lovely View….

Green Made Me Green Inside :P

Green Made Me Green Inside 😛

My Two Nieces And Two Cousins ..Find Myself To Be Lucky To Notice Their Presence Often Together...Don't go by their sweet faces..They are gigantic waves of ocean, who wipe out all those who dare to challenge them....Beware: Appearances are deceptive :P :P :P

My Two Nieces And Two Cousins ..Find Myself To Be Lucky To Notice Their Presence Often Together…Don’t go by their sweet faces..They are gigantic waves of ocean, who wipe out all those who dare to challenge them….Beware: Appearances are deceptive 😛 😛 😛

Reference:

Part One Of This Photo Story 

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In The City Of Oranges To Save The Men ( Photo Story)

I came to visit Nagpur to attend 5th  National Men’s Rights Conference which was organized by Save India Family Foundation ( SIFF)  from August 16 to August 18, 2013.  Nearly one year back I was in the same city for various  other reasons. However, last time I failed to capture the various moods of this city, but I was luckier this time when I used the camera to capture some beautiful images. Although the cause for which I was in the city did not grant me much room to venture outside into the jungles, or, for that matter, move in the heart of the city that frequently. Anyway, thanks to my destiny, some images of which I can be really proud of came my way.

On My Way To Nagpur...Fascinating View Outside My Window..

On My Way To Nagpur…Fascinating View Outside My Compartment’s  Window..

Journey is pleasant when your eyes frequently meet such beautiful landscape outside!!

Journey is pleasant when your eyes frequently meet such beautiful landscape outside!!

The stoppage of Super-fast trains never allows one to alight  on minor stations..When train stopped on this station for few seconds, I got off to have this image :-)

The stoppage of Super-fast trains never allows one to alight on minor stations..When train stopped on this station for few seconds, I got off to have this image 🙂

The Rail Tracks Take Many Such Beautiful Turns On This Rail Route...It Was A Tough Task To Capture This Image Since The Train Was Moving At Great Speed And It Was Proving To Be Touch Task To Hold The Camera...

The Rail Tracks Take Many Such Beautiful Turns On This Rail Route…It Was A Tough Task To Capture This Image Since The Train Was Moving At Great Speed And It Was Proving To Be Touch Task To Hold The Camera…

The Train To Kerala Finally Left Me In The City Of Oranges From The City Of  Sangam i.e. Allahabad!

The Train To Kerala Finally Left Me In The City Of Oranges From The City Of Sangam i.e. Allahabad!

Eternity Mall..A Famous Spot For Youngsters  in Nagpur...Mall Culture Has Spread Like Jungle Fire...

Eternity Mall..A Famous Spot For Youngsters in Nagpur…Mall Culture Has Spread Like Jungle Fire…

Street Crossing In Nagpur Is Called Square :P..This one is Ravi Nagar Square :P

Street Crossing In Nagpur Is Called Square :P..This one is Ravi Nagar Square 😛

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The Men's Conference Venue Was Located At Pench Tiger Reserve, 100 KM away from Nagpur..The way to it passed through woods ...Lovely sight....

The Men’s Conference Venue Was Located At Pench Tiger Reserve, 100 KM away from Nagpur..The way to it passed through woods …Lovely sight….

Road To Pench Tiger Reserve...

Road To Pench Tiger Reserve…

Some Of Us Got Off From The Vehicle For Pet Pooja ( To  Eat Something) At This Dhaba :P :P

Some Of Us Got Off From The Vehicle For Pet Pooja ( To Eat Something) At This Dhaba 😛 😛

Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli Must Have Used This Lovely Muddy Path To Trace His Other Friends In The Jungle :P :P

Rudyard Kipling’s Mowgli Must Have Used This Lovely Muddy Path To Trace His Other Friends In The Jungle 😛 😛

Roads Teach You The Philosophy of Life !

Roads Teach You The Philosophy of Life !

At Pench Tiger Reserve....

At Pench Tiger Reserve….

I stood on this Machaan To Have In My Sight Tiger Tiger Burning Bright...I Am Sure My Presence Terrified Him :P :P :P

I Stood On This Machaan To Have In My Sight Tiger Tiger Burning Bright…I Am Sure My Presence Terrified Him 😛 😛 😛

Beautiful Ducks Fascinated Not Only Me But Many Others Too :-)

Beautiful Ducks Fascinated Not Only Me But Many Others Too 🙂

Greenery Everywhere ...

Greenery Everywhere …

One Of The Beautiful Trees At The Tiger Reserve...

One Of The Beautiful Trees At The Tiger Reserve…

Another Beautiful Sight...

Another Beautiful Sight…

The Man And The Goat :P

The Man And The Goat 😛

Another View Of The Landscape....

Another View Of The Landscape….

Lord Krishna Everywhere :P :P :P

Lord Krishna Everywhere 😛 😛 😛

The Shops Selling Sweets Had Lovely Names :P :P :P

The Shops Selling Sweets Had Lovely Names 😛 😛 😛

Jai Shree Ram :P :P :P

Jai Shree Ram 😛 😛 😛

Beautiful Scene...

Beautiful Scene…

In The Heart Of Nagpur City :-) :-) :-)

In The Heart Of Nagpur City 🙂 🙂 🙂

Beautiful Flower Shop ...

Beautiful Flower Shop …

Hanumanji's Temple.....

Hanumanji’s Temple…..

Who Would Not Be Tempted To Have It :P :P :P

Who Would Not Be Tempted To Have It 😛 😛 😛

Beautiful Evening View...

Beautiful Evening View…

Local Women Worshiping Lord Shiva On Last Monday Of Saawan Season ..Om Namah Shivay :-)

Local Women Worshiping Lord Shiva On Last Monday Of Saawan Season ..Om Namah Shivay 🙂

People Always Fail To Notice Extremely Beautiful Scenes Around :-)

People Always Fail To Notice Extremely Beautiful Scenes Around 🙂

A Glimpse Of City's Life...

A Glimpse Of City’s Life…

Dongre Ji Maharaj's Photo..He Was Prominent Ram Katha Vachak !! My Humble Greetings To Him...

Dongre Ji Maharaj’s Photo..He Was Prominent Ram Katha Vachak !! My Humble Greetings To Him…

A Magazine Shop :-) :P

A Magazine Shop 🙂 😛

My Friend Anand Prakash...He Runs A Pulse Mill There..He Is Not Camera Friendly..It Too Me Some To Convince Him To Have This Image :P :P :P

My Friend Anand Prakash…He Runs A Pulse Mill There..He Is Not Camera Friendly..It Took Me Some To Convince Him To Have This Image 😛 😛 😛

Met My Journalist Friend Anjeev Pandey..Had Some Great Time Together..He Is A Nice Soul..Informed and Quite Sensitive Person...Enjoyed His Hospitality That Included Tasty Lunch...Despite Being Busy In Writing Of Book He Came To Find Moments For Me..Thanks Anjeevji :-) :-) :-)

Met My Journalist Friend Anjeev Pandey..Had Some Great Time Together..He Is A Nice Soul..Informed and Quite Sensitive Person…Enjoyed His Hospitality That Included Tasty Lunch…Despite Being Busy In Writing Of Book He Came To Find Moments For Me..Thanks Anjeevji 🙂 🙂 🙂

At Anjeev Pandey's Home I Met This Extremely Talented Sound Recordist Daamu Rao..Anjeev Pandeyji  Is Currently Involved In Writing A Book On Him..This Extremely Talented Person Came To Handle Sound Arrangements In Nagpur At All Major Events In Nagpur Since 1950! Above all, I Noticed That He Is Man Of Humility..Glad To Have Met Him....

At Anjeev Pandey’s Home I Met This Extremely Talented Sound Recordist Sri Daamu Raoji..Anjeev Pandeyji Is Currently Involved In Writing A Book On Him..This Extremely Talented Person Came To Handle Sound Arrangements  At All Major Events In Nagpur Since 1950! Above all, I Noticed That He Was Man Of Humility..Glad To Have Met Him….

The Train That Brought Me Back In Allahabad From Nagpur :-)

The Train That Brought Me Back In Allahabad From Nagpur 🙂

Lovely Sight...

Lovely Sight…

View Outside The Train's Window In Rainy Season Is A Treat For The Eyes :-)

View Outside The Train’s Window In Rainy Season Is A Treat For The Eyes 🙂

Hey Allahabad Arrived...Our Yamuna Bridge In Allahabad ..Jai Yamuna Maiyya Ki :-) :-) :-)

Hey Allahabad Arrived…Our Yamuna Bridge In Allahabad ..Jai Yamuna Maiyya Ki 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

Vindhya Hills Haunted By Rocks, Rivers,Temples And Super Souls (Yogis) (Photo Story Part II)

The terrific response which the part one of the travelogue generated really overwhelmed me. It confirmed the sentiment that travelogues, loaded with good photos, leave an everlasting impression on all the sections of people, no matter to which nation they belong.

Photographs are like time machine since the flight of imagination, after viewing them, transcends the normal course of time to move either backward or even forward in an unusual way. They record the present moment for the posterity. That’s why the same photograph viewed at a later stage tells a different story to each viewer. That’s one of the reason why I am pretty conscious when I am dealing with camera. I was sad that I did not use a good camera, but in the aftermath, I felt happy that somehow I managed to get real good pictures. 

The part two of this travelogue has awesome views of Siddhnath Ki Dari, a place one kilometer away from Shakteshgarh Fort; glimpses of landscape around that place; images of ancient Goddess Durga temple and images of Ganges flowing by the side of Chunar Fort. Although Part II of the travelogue unleashes some personal sentiments, it nevertheless never misses to create an universal appeal. 

Like to inform the readers that Siddhanath Ki Dari is a place known for its huge waterfall, which comes alive in rainy season. However, it belonged to a Yogi (saint) named Siddhanath who in ancient times used to meditate here. I shall not forget a hilarious incident which occurred at this place, when my friend and I were held hostage by lots of monkeys. They did no harm to us but left us only when their gang leader came to us, searched our pockets and got in possession of few mangoes which we had kept inside our pockets! The gang leader did that in a very smart fashion without harming us! 

I had no time left to have the photographs of Chunar fort, which as per legends was built by the king of Ujjain Maharaja Vikramaditya in 56 B.C. for his brother Bhartihariji- a great yogi who took samadhi inside the fort! The fort later came to be associated with Babar, Humayun, Shershah Suri, Akbar, and finally it came under the rule of Britishers. Warren Hastings, the first Governor-General of Bengal, came to take refuge here for quite some time. It’s a matter of pride for me that my mother’s residence is adjacent to this fort situated on the banks of Ganges.

The Path Might Be In Bad Shape But The Spirit To Move Ahead Remains Intact!

The Path Might Be In Bad Shape But The Spirit To Move Ahead Remains Intact!

Try Walking On It Barefoot!

Try Walking On It Barefoot!

Stones Also Have Life :-)

Stones Also Have Life 🙂

Beautiful, Isn't It?

Beautiful, Isn’t It?

Water At The Base Of These Ancient Rocks At Sidhhanath Ki Dari!

Water At The Base Of These Ancient Rocks At Sidhhanath Ki Dari!

At This Spot A Group Of Monkeys Snatched Our Mangoes. One Of The Robber Can Be Seen Here :-)

At This Spot A Group Of Monkeys Snatched Our Mangoes. One Of The Robbers Can Be Seen Here 🙂

Siddhnath Ki Dari Is Associated With Great Yogi Siddhanathji. Hope He Found My Gestures Fitting!

Siddhnath Ki Dari Is Associated With Great Yogi Siddhanathji. Hope He Found My Gestures Fitting!

Such Scenes Possess The Soul!

Such Scenes Possess The Soul!

These Rocks Come Alive In Rainy Season...For Me Even Now They Looked Great :-)

These Rocks Come Alive In Rainy Season…For Me Even Now They Looked Great 🙂

Rocks And Blooming Flowers!

Rocks And Blooming Flowers!

Preferring The Company Of Rocks Over Insensitive Human Beings!

Preferring The Company Of Rocks Over Insensitive Human Beings!

These Ancient Rocks Touched My Soul And Made Me Smile!

These Ancient Rocks Touched My Soul And Made Me Smile!

A Lonely Path!

A Lonely Path!

Rock What Do You Seem To Preach?

Rock What Do You Seem To Preach?

Finally Found Someone To Lean Against :-)

Finally Found Someone To Lean Against 🙂

Sitting On The Track For The Right Reason :P

Sitting On The Track For The Right Reason 😛

Railway Tracks Make Me So Excited. I don't know why! Anyway, That's Route Of Train Leaving For Chopan From Chunar. Trains Like Swarna Jayanati, CCM And Moori Express Run On This Beautiful Hilly Route!

Railway Tracks Make Me So Excited. I don’t know why! Anyway, That’s Route Of Train Leaving For Chopan From Chunar. Trains Like Swarna Jayanati, CCM And Moori Express Run On This Beautiful Hilly Route!

My Friend Wajir Who Helped Me A Lot During This Trip. He Just Could Not Click An Ideal Image Of Mine On These Tracks. However, I Got A Picture Perfect Of His, Which Also Highlights The Beauty Of Rail Tracks So Well!

My Friend Wajir Who Helped Me A Lot During This Trip. He Just Could Not Click An Ideal Image Of Mine On These Tracks. However, I Got A Picture Perfect Of His, Which Also Highlights The Beauty Of Rail Tracks So Well!

In My Hindi Language I Would Have Said: Geet Gaya Pattharo Ne :-)

In My Hindi Language I Would Have Said: Geet Gaya Pattharo Ne 🙂

My Friend Was Really Worried That Someone Does Not Come To Steal The Petrol! So As Soon As He Got An Opportunity He  Rushed To Check The Petrol Level. Oil Matters ..Ha..ha...ha... :P :P :P

My Friend Was Really Worried That Someone Does Not Come To Steal The Petrol! So As Soon As He Got An Opportunity He Rushed To Check The Petrol Level. Oil Matters ..Ha..ha…ha… 😛 😛 😛

Now It's Time To Bid Adieu To These Fascinating Turns...But Will Love To Move Again And Again On These Routes!

Now It’s Time To Bid Adieu To These Fascinating Turns…But Will Love To Move Again And Again On These Routes!

Awesome!

Awesome!

The Dusty Roads :-)

The Dusty Roads 🙂

Even In Peru I Can See The Walls Constructed That Way!

Even In Peru I Can See The Walls Constructed That Way!

But You Would Not Discover Such Cute Huts In Any Other Nation :-)

But You Would Not Discover Such Cute Huts In Any Other Nation 🙂

It's Hard To Believe That Priyanka  Can Dare To Roam In Such Wild Places :-) Anyway, I Admire The Guts Of Priyanka To Open A Photo Studio In This Jungle :P :P :P

It’s Hard To Believe That Priyanka Can Dare To Roam In Such Wild Places 🙂 Anyway, I Admire The Guts Of Priyanka To Open A Photo Studio In This Jungle 😛 😛 😛

Lovely Hills...

Lovely Hills…

A Cycle Repairing Shop On This Mountainous Route!

A Cycle Repairing Shop On This Mountainous Route!

The Turns Always Fascinate Me :-)

The Turns Always Fascinate Me 🙂

 These Trees By The Side Of Road: :The Mute Spectators!

Trees By The Side Of Road: The Mute Spectators!

The Ancient Goddess  Durga Temple In Chunar Amid Vindhya Hills!

The Ancient Goddess Durga Temple In Chunar Amid Vindhya Hills!

It's Full Of Distance Visitors!

It’s Full Of Distance Visitors!

The Landscape Around This Temple

The Landscape Around This Temple

That's The Entrance - The Mata's Dvar :-)

That’s The Entrance – The Mata’s Dvar 🙂

The Way That Leads To The Temple !

The Way That Leads To The Temple !

Don't Be Confused! That's Not The Prasada Offered At The Temple! It's Delicious Makuni Ki Litti Which Was Being Sold At Dhaba Close To The Temple. I Ate One Piece And Found It Tasty.  Well, this is prepared by filling the flour with stuff called Setua and then fried in the oil. Then it's served with mashed potato mixed with other items  like tomato etc.

Don’t Be Confused! That’s Not The Prasada Offered At The Temple! It’s Delicious Makuni Ki Litti Which Was Being Sold At Dhaba Close To The Temple. I Ate One Piece And Found It Tasty. Well, this is prepared by filling the flour with stuff called Setua and then fried in the oil. Then it’s served with mashed potato mixed with other items like tomato etc.

That's The Tulsi Plant At My Mother's Residence At Chunar

That’s The Tulsi Plant At My Mother’s Residence At Chunar

Notice The Building Made Of Stones...The Way Stone Has Been Arranged On The Walls Reminds Me Of The Walls That I Noticed In Peru's Ancient Heritage Sites!

Notice The Building Made Of Stones…The Way Stone Has Been Arranged On The Walls Reminds Me Of The Walls That I Noticed In Peru’s Ancient Heritage Sites!

The Place Intimately Associated With Me During My Childhood...Now  It Lies In Tatters....I Remember In My Childhood The Place Was Full Of Lively People!  The Owners Left This Place And Now It's An Abandoned Place!The Place Intimately Associated With Me During My Childhood…Now It Lies In Tatters….I Remember In My Childhood The Place Was Full Of Lively People! The Owners Left This Place And Now It’s An Abandoned Place!

Really Sad That My Mother's Place Which Was Once Upon A Time Such A Terrific Place Is Now  In Such A State!

Really Sad That My Mother’s Place Which Was Once Upon A Time Such A Terrific Place Is Now In Such A State!

That's The Courtyard Which In Our Childhood Was Site Of Naughtiest Activities Even In Scorching Summer!

That’s The Courtyard Which In Our Childhood Was Site Of Naughtiest Activities Even In Scorching Summer!

The Building Has Collapsed But Pillars Are Intact. Anyway, The Small Space You Notice Behind The Pillars Was Used By Us To Play Indoor Games In Childhood!

The Building Has Collapsed But Pillars Are Intact. Anyway, The Small Space You Notice Behind The Pillars Was Used By Us To Play Indoor Games In Childhood!

The Better View Of The Place Reserved For Indoor Games!

The Better View Of The Place Reserved For Indoor Games!

One Would Find Hard To Imagine That In Such A Small Space Two Groups Of People, Four Person In One Group, Were Always Involved In Playing Cards!  I Also Was One Of The Member :P :P :P

One Would Find Hard To Imagine That In Such A Small Space Two Groups Of People, Four Persons In One Group, Were Always Involved In Playing Cards! I Was Also One Of The Member 😛 😛 😛

The Dangerous Stairs...As A Kid I Fell Down From These Stairs Many Times..However, except  minor bruises I never got hurt badly..That's was the case with other kids too :P :P :P

The Dangerous Stairs…As A Kid I Fell Down From These Stairs Many Times..However, Except Minor Bruises I Never Got Hurt Badly..That’s Was The Case With Other Kids Too 😛 😛 😛

That's The Eden Garden Of  My Childhood...I Played Many Great Innings Here On This Pitch....Anyway, That's The Front Portion Of Mother's Residence :-)

That’s The Eden Garden Of My Childhood…I Played Many Great Innings Here On This Pitch….Anyway, That’s The Front Portion Of Mother’s Residence 🙂

The Post Match Discussions Always Took Place On These Two Rectangle Shaped Stones :P

The Post Match Discussions Always Took Place On These Two Rectangle Shaped Stones 😛

View Of Ganges From Roof Top Of My Mother's Residence :-)

View Of Ganges From Roof Top Of My Mother’s Residence 🙂

That's The Great Chunar Fort As Seen From Roof Top Of My Mother's Residence :-)

That’s The Great Chunar Fort As Seen From Roof Top Of My Mother’s Residence 🙂

The Muddy Path That Leads To Ghat Of Ganges!

The Muddy Path That Leads To Ghat Of Ganges!

That's The Panoramic View Of Chunar Fort From The Ghat Of Ganges At My Mother's Residence!

That’s The Panoramic View Of Chunar Fort From The Ghat Of Ganges At My Mother’s Residence!

That's The Ghat Of Ganges!

That’s The Ghat Of Ganges!

The View Of Ganges And The Fort!

The View Of Ganges And The Fort!

The Usual Activities At Ghats :P

The Usual Activities At Ghats 😛

Jai Ganga Maiyya....May Your Blessing Always Work Wonders In My Life :-)

Jai Ganga Maiyya….May Your Blessing Always Work Wonders In My Life 🙂

Panacea For The Soul!

Panacea For The Soul!

I hope They Do Not Catch Dolphins Found In Ganges!

I hope They Do Not Catch Dolphins Found In Ganges!

The Entrance Of The Lord Shiva Temple Found At This Ghat...A Temple That's Closely Associated With My Childhood...I Used To Sit Here For Hours Alone Or With Other Kids...

The Entrance Of The Lord Shiva Temple Loacted At This Ghat…A Temple That’s Closely Associated With My Childhood…I Used To Sit Here For Hours Alone Or With Other Kids…

The Cute Nandi- The Bull So Dear To Lord Shiva!

The Cute Nandi- The Bull So Dear To Lord Shiva!

My Salutations To Lord Shiva!

My Million Salutations To Lord Shiva!

That's The Way I Also Used To Sit Here At This Temple For Hours!

That’s The Way I Also Used To Sit Here At This Temple For Hours!

Thanks To Lord Shiva That Even Today Also I Found An Opportunity To Sit At The Same Place :-) :-) :-)

Thanks To Lord Shiva That Even Today Also I Found An Opportunity To Sit At The Same Place 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

My Tryst With Vindhya Mountains: An Interaction With Breathtaking Beauty Of Deep Jungles! ( A Photo Story)

Writing is a hugely taxing affair, especially if you are doing it in unfavourable conditions. I always meet tough resistance from so many forces during penning of important posts. That makes it imperative for creative souls to venture into isolated corners away from the maddening world. That not only refreshes them but also tunes their mind to receive new insights. No wonder when writing affair starts turning into a routine affair, instead of being a source of joy, I take a short break and get lost in unheard corners of mother earth. Usually, I visit my village and mother’s original residence since both these places being set against great scenic backdrop offer solace needed by my soul.

However, this time I decided to move into valleys formed by Vindhya Mountains. “The Vindhya Range (Sanskrit: विन्‍ध्य) is a range of older rounded mountains and hills in the west-central Indian subcontinent, which geographically separates the Indian subcontinent into northern India (the Indo-Gangetic plain) and Southern India.”

I came to visit Shakteshgarh, located in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh, nineteen kilometers away from Chunar, which is mainly known for Swami Adgadanandji’s Aashrama. He is a well known saint in this area, who has penned a commentary on Srimad Bhagvad Geeta known as “Yathartha Geeta”. The localites informed me that a visit during the monsoon period is more appropriate since gorgeous waterfalls falling in these region come alive at that point of time. Anyway, I found that even during the odd period, the places like Siddhanath Ki Dari, one kilometer away from Shakteshgarh, which encaptures the the charm and the seduction of a  huge waterfall, appear so breathtaking.

During the end of this very beautiful and memorable journey into awesome valleys, full of mystic appeal, I came to capture beautiful images of Ganges flowing by the side of Chunar fort, adjacent to my mother’s residence in Chunar. Over all, the visit really uplifted my sagging spirit. For my readers, I have captured this beautiful images from not so good camera, yet I feel they would come to realize photographic sense is not dependent on a costly camera! You need mind’s eye and not a very costly camera to click a good image! I hope they also come to realize that India is really so beautiful that we need not to venture outside the nation to trace real beauty. The area I visited was haunted by Naxal terror, yet in the end only divine beauty prevailed in form of ancient temples like Durga Temple and etc.

That's The Beautiful Road Which Connects Chunar With Shakteshgarh!

That’s The Beautiful Road Which Connects Chunar With Shakteshgarh!

A Road To Silence

A Road To Silence

Miles To Go!

Miles To Go!

Beautiful Vindhya Hills

Beautiful Vindhya Hills

Truly Elegant

Truly Elegant

The Horizion!

The Horizion!

 A Road To Somewhere!

A Road To Somewhere!

The Energetic Hut :-)

The Energetic Hut 🙂

Also Met With These Pretty Cows :-)

Also Met With These Pretty Cows 🙂

And Here Arrives The Cowboy-The Gwala :-)

And Here Arrives The Cowboy-The Gwala 🙂

The Local Khajur Tree

The Local Khajur Tree

This Peepal Tree Was Quite Impressive!

This Peepal Tree Was Quite Impressive!

A tree that made me get lost into introspection!

A tree that made me get lost into introspection!

The Road To Shakteshgarh Fort!

The Road To Shakteshgarh Fort!

The Main Gate Of Shakteshgarh Fort!

The Main Gate Of Shakteshgarh Fort!

Marble Steps :-)

Marble Steps 🙂

Lovely Roses Inside The Fort!

Lovely Roses Inside The Fort!

The Saint's Temple Inside The Fort!

The Saint’s Temple Inside The Fort!

Divinity!

Divinity!

Swami Adgadanandji!

Swami Adgadanandji!

Almost All The Mango Trees Inside The Fort Tempted Me!

Almost All The Mango Trees Inside The Fort Tempted Me!

Myself Inside The Fort!

Myself Inside The Fort!

Where are my lovely friends?

Where are my lovely friends?

The Shloka from Srimad Bhagvad Geeta points out types of devotees engaged in bond with Lord: Aarta, Arthaarthi, Jigyasu and Gyani!

The Shloka from Srimad Bhagvad Geeta points out types of devotees engaged in bond with Lord: Aarta, Arthaarthi, Jigyasu and Gyani!

Green and Glorious OM :-)

Green and Glorious OM 🙂

Mangoes Ripened..Yum..Yum :P

Mangoes Ripened..Yum..Yum 😛

My Friend Vajir Who Provided Me Great Support During This Trip! Also Clicked Some Real Good Images Of Mine :-)

My Friend Vajir Who Provided Me Great Support During This Trip! Also Clicked Some Real Good Images Of Mine 🙂

Kathal ( Jackfruit) Inside The Fort :-)

Kathal ( Jackfruit) Inside The Fort 🙂

It's Me :P

It’s Me 😛

Feeling The Royalty Inside The Fort!

Feeling The Royalty Inside The Fort!

A Grand Statue Of Rhinoceros Outside The Fort!

A Grand Statue Of Rhinoceros Outside The Fort!

Spotted This Strange Fruit Inside The Fort! No Clue Regarding Its Real Name But Someone Called It Bael Fruit (Aegle marmelos)

Spotted This Strange Fruit Inside The Fort! No Clue Regarding Its Real Name Bu