I was not aware nor were you
And silence was the only word.
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Rakshabandhan, its all about love, care, protection, trust, belief and a special bond. Here, Rakshabandhan is a festival celebrated to show special bond between siblings. Its a festival where sister tie Rakhi (A thread of love and protection) on brother’s arm to depict her love for his brother and to show she’ll stand by him no matter what.(But they ask for expensive gifts too:P ). But according to me, its not just about brothers and sisters, its about anyone who stands for each other and say I’ve got your back in any situation.
With millions of Amdavadis, I and Raju Vednayagam witnessed 137th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra. On Ashadha Maas Shukla Dwitiya(second day of waxing moon cycle in the Hindu month of Ashadh) after the Pahind Vidhi (Path Cleaning on chariot of Lord Jagannath) Lord Krishna come out to visit the city with his sister Subhdraji and brother Baldevji. Rathyatra covers 18 kilometer of route around the old Amdavad with 18 elephants. The city streets overflows with devotees to meet Lord Jagannath. The procession halts at Saraspur at Mama’s Place (Mother’s Brother) for ‘Maha Bhog’ (Grand Meal). The Rath proceeds further to compete the yatra around the city.
With Raju Vednayagam At Municipal Kotha, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
This is the aura of my city AMDAVAAD just a day before the big festival Rathyatra. It’s the festival when god take the tour of city. The people have to come to invite him to their home and have delightful meal.
At Jagannath Mandir, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
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Dada Hari Ni Vaav
Vaav as we say in Gujarati, a step well is popular as an ancient Indian art form. It’s construction began in around 600 A.D. and went on for many years till 11th to 16th century. Main purpose of this architectural structure was to store water. It also served as a place of social gathering and religious celebrations.
Watch out for my next post on Step Well.
With Papa at Dada Hari ni Vaav, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.