Wednesday, October 31, 2012

That's my daughter Arundhati in front of an ancient cave we chanced upon outside Rishikesh. It's only appropriate that  the original Arundhati's guha is close to Vaishisth Muni's guha, which locals insist is more than 5,000 years old. Mythology informs us that Arundhati was Vaishisth Muni's loyal wife. She bore him a hundred sons! That's a lot of hard work for my Arundhati!

And that's us in front of a lovely sculpture of Krishna as a cowherd. Unfortunately, I'm covering Radha. This amazing Vrindavan belongs to our friends and we were lucky enough to stay at their beautiful home on the banks of the Ganga. It was a much needed Satvik break , complete with pure ghee laddoos and shudh vegetarian meals minus onions and garlic. We came back feeling virtuous. But the feeling didn't last very long. I pounced on a piece of tandoori chicken at home, drank Pinot happily.... but carried the uplifting mood to bed with me as I wafted off to dreamland with the sounds of the Ganga lulling me to sleep.
Sethji arrives in style tomorrow. I am really excited! He gets introduced to the public at the Mumbai Lit Fest on Friday, 2nd November. If you are in Mumbai, do come and greet the wily old man at the Tata Experimental Theatre, between 3pm and 4 pm. We have a date!


Manu Tyagi said...

wow . nice place and your journey . waiting for next

Pooja Rathore said...

I like it that you share your travel experiences with I wish it was Bangalore:),relax de timing is right so everything will go well.

మనోహర్ చిమ్మని said...

Best wishes for the new book!

I already mentioned about this in my FB .. :)

మనోహర్ చిమ్మని said...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing. I have to visit next time said ancient cave though I have been to Vaishisth Muni's gufa which is approx. 18 km from Laxman Jhula, Rishikesh. Correct?
The best about Rishikesh and Haridwar is a holy dip in Ganga ji.
Har Har Gange
Har Har Gange
Har Har Gange

Divya Virmani said...

I raise hands, Ms. De! Please post the pics... always had a interest in visiting all the holy places. Wonder when I will get the bulava from these sacred places?!

thoo likam said...

a pleasant feeling after reading it, would like to visit once!

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Aditya said...

Amazing Place to go
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