Varamahalakshmi vratha

Varamahalakshmi is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. Pooja of Varamahalakshmi (Vara Mahalakshmi Vratha) is celebrated by Hindu’s in South India, on Friday, in the month of Sravana. Goddess Lakshmi has 8  different forms and performing this particular vratha is said to impress all her forms, hence, good health will be bestowed to the family. Pooja is performed by married […]

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Brugge, Belgium

Brugge is the most beautiful, picturesque city in the province of West Flanders, in Belgium. The city is surrounded with water and canals. Hence, also referred as Venice of North. A fairy tale land to stroll around and be fascinated with the architecture, old buildings, windmills and cobbled stone street. Bollywood movie PK was also shot in this beautiful city of […]

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Fear

  I open my eyes and see the world of fear, Finding no one near! Hoping for the world to disappear, I close my eyes with tear! -namitha   P.S : This is the sculpture of ‘Tomorrow’s Man’ by artist Catherine Francois at Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Word challenge: Disappear,  Liquid  

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Valkenburg

Valkenburg aan de Geul is a city situated in the southeastern part of the Netherlands. River Geul flows in the town of Valkenburg, hence the name ‘aan de Geul’. Major tourist attractions which we visited includes Valkenburg castle, the Grendel gate and the city centre Castle ruins: This attraction is just a remainder of what was once a towering castle, with […]

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Ghungroo, a musical anklet

Ghungroo is one of the many small metallic bells strung together, to form a musical anklet, tied to the feet of Indian classical dancers of Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, odissi, etc. Sometimes, it is also worn by Indian folk dancers and also used as a piece of orchestra. A single string of ghungroos can range from 50 to greater than 200 bells knotted together. Ghungroos […]

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Awakening

The most awakening moment in my life is when I realised life is all about making choices. We are what we choose to become. The decision of what we want, is solely ours. There are people who have made bad choices in life and later regret. But the choice is ours to either move on or repent. It is normal […]

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Rama Navami

According to Hindu religion, Rama is considered as the 7th avatar of Lord Vishnu who was born to queen Kaushalya and king Dasharath in Ayodhya, destined to destroy Ravana, a demon king who ruled Lanka. Birth of Lord Rama is celebrated as Rama Navami in the beginning of spring season. Lord Rama is always worshipped with his sibling – Laxman, […]

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Motherhood

It’s a beautiful evening with my hair blowing in wind. I feel sun-kissed! Barefoot, I  walk on the sand. I feel the tickle in my feet!  Putting some sunscreen, I lie down on sand. I feel at peace with myself! Hearing children giggle, I smile. I feel suspicious! Oops! Something heavy fell on my legs. Its 3 a.m. and my children […]

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