A Weekend full of Nothing

A busy schedule is highly overrated these days. We take deep pride in highlighting ourselves as busy people. It is good to be waking up with a purpose but overdone of anything demands an intervention.
Last weekend – an extended one really came as a breath of fresh air in my vacation deprived routine. So I planned for a lazy getaway with the intention of doing absolutely NOTHING.

When was the last time you did nothing on holiday and went into a zone? I did the same on this little weekend getaway. Impulsively booked a comfortable hotel in a non-touristy location, so that I can sideline the hustle of being a tourist and concentrate on only one thing i.e ME.

I just did almost nothing. It’s actually an Art of relaxing your mind and soul. Germans excel at performing Nothingness, which is called the Art of doing nothing. It’s Important to take time out to recharge yourself.

Reading, Swimming & Spa is my idea of NOTHINGNESS 🙂

Hope you take inspiration from my pictures and start finding your own idea of Nothingness.

Random stops on Roadtrips
View from the Room
Lyf Simple Pleasures
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The SPY- finished reading the story about a strong woman.

 

 

random strolls

 

 

 

 

 

into the woods

 

 

 

 

 

Bought some plants

 

 

Humble Meals
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Amputated

It broke my heart how we are treating our forests. One can see numerous of such trucks loaded with hundreds of trees being chopped and transported to so-called metro cities.

Hope you found this intriguing and soon plan out for a relaxing Journey.

XOXO

Bye

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Sacred Soil of Vrindavan, India

While going through the pages of my blog I realized that never have I ever written about Vrindavan. I visit this sacred land almost every month to meet our Idol Lord Krishna. So now I am doing it from my this month’s visit.

Vrindavan is the land of Lord Krishna where the divine lord has played with his gopals and gopiyans. Mathura – Vrindavan holds numerous tales of Krishna’s  supreme love interest Shree Radha and gopikas infatuated towards him while he piously standing playing the melodious flute with a charming smile. No wonder the young & old be drawn towards him alike.

Vrindavan has the ancient temple for Shri Banke Bihari Ji since 1862 AD. You must be thinking which of his many avatars is Banke Bihari and why not Radha Krishna be worshiped in the temple of such a grandeur. Well, there’s a story behind in everything Krishna does and done for a reason.

This is the tale I heard from my father and he got it from an ashram in Vrindavan and has been passed from generations of Swami’s to be told.

              Swami Haridas, who was the guru of the Great Singer Tansen, was a pupil of Shri Krishna and has been always in a look out for secluded spots inside the forests to do his singing practices without any disturbances with no connection to the outer world & to be drowned in the world of Shri Radha Krishna.

When Swami Ji found a place in Vrindavan’s forest, he made it his own and drench it in the elixir of Krishna & chanting hymns in the honor of the divine couple. Nobody was allowed to enter his place & hence developed curiosity in the villagers.Once with swami Ji’s permission, they enter into the ashram, now known as Nidhivan, only to get blinded by a divine source of light like a thousand bulbs lite at the same time. Shri Krishna is called as God of Seduction and Love for a reason.

Swami Ji guessed the reason and prayed to his divine lord to lower down his beauty a bit as it is not possible for mere humans as us to handle the aura of the beautiful looks of the divine couple. It is on Swamiji’s request Shri Radha and Krishna agreed to transform their two selves into one diverged form known as Banke Bihari so that we can handle their beauty and he can be with us forever in singular diverged avatar.

Hope you found this story interesting. I clicked few pictures at the Iskcon temple. Enjoy the pictures.

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Beautiful Iskcon Temple

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Shri Radha Krishna

 

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Shri Krishna Balram
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Chanting
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Luxury of Flowers
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If only I could get these Ceilings
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Such an eye for details.
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Doors
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Cold Mornings
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Hare Krishna
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what my early morning grumpy face looks like
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Paintings at Temple Walls
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Too Pretty to miss capturing
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Banke Bihari Temple. Clicking pictures are prohibited inside

Do you know more of such stories, share with us and do let me how you find the post?

Goodbye and have a blessed life ahead.