Purity always matters

As the stage gets Bigger, Sound gets Louder, Crowd gets larger. THE SHAKTI, quietly leaves

The Divine stays stable in purity, Purity of bhao being the most important.

The Divine stays stable where there is purity of Bhao

The Fragrant Garden holiday

As I enter this holiday home the first thing to catch my attention is this huge ‘Madhu Malti-Bel’ which covers the back entrance of the house. It’s like a dream come true!

Fragrant Madhu Malti creeper which frames the back door

And as I discover in a walk around the lovely garden I realise it has all possible fragrant plants and trees around. OMG. This tall parijat😳 with the equally tall yellow desi SonChampa trees around it. The Ananta bush, the mogras, the Plumeria-Champa in every colour and variety! I discover that every corner has been filled with a fragrant bush. Bushes of Kamini fill the garden. Surely all year through must be filled with their seasonal aromas.

This MadhuMalti-bel is extraordinary! As it’s in full bloom.

The fragrance that it gives off fills all senses and I have to literally fight the urge to just laze under it all day till I drown in the natural aroma.
Lazing in the verandah has now become a habit

I find myself on this rocking chair every morning taking a nap besides this aromatic creeper, till I am woken up by the nudge of a nose from this Indibreed dog who claims ownership of this verandah. Which then reminds me of the takeaway sentence from this trip, courtesy Amisha my daughter;

“You have to learn to co exist, it is the natural way to live”!

Well I am trying this new life lesson and it does make a lot of sense: Even when I learnt that I was actually on the pot with a frog under me 😩

To take this photo I literally had to fight off few spiders 🕷 from the shoulders and brush off spider webs off my face.

As the sun rises and it’s rays hit the ground, this fragrance fills the surroundings. I have spent mornings and evenings, taking in this wonderful fragrance. It’s actually been a long standing desire to create this fragrant garden around me. Circumstances have not been conducive to it, I find myself living this dream here. The fulfilment of one more desire with kripa from my Thakurjee. (with help from my dear Tiki)


Shree Govind Devji Mandir in Jaipur

Shree Govind Devji Mandir in Jaipur

गोविंद देवजी का मंदिर जयपुर, राजस्थान का प्रसिद्ध हिन्दू धार्मिक स्थल है। भगवान श्रीकृष्ण को समर्पित यह मंदिर जयपुर का सबसे प्रसिद्ध बिना शिखर वाला मंदिर है।

यह चन्द्र महल के पूर्व में बने जननिवास बगीचे के मध्य अहाते में स्थित है।

गोविंद देवजी जयपुर के आराध्य देव हैं।

संरक्षक देवता श्री गोविंद देवजी की मूर्ति पहले वृंदावन के मंदिर में स्थापित थी।

According to legend, Roop Goswami found the idol of Shree Krishn in Goma Tila at Vrindavan in the year 1592.

Initially, this idol was established by him in a small make-shift house. After him, Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s disciple Raghunath Bhatt Goswami looked after the prayers, worship and overall care of the idol.

After nearly 80 years, the idol of ShreeKrishn was brought to Jaipur from Vrindavan by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur.

This mandir is significant as it is believed that Shree Krishn’s murti here looks exactly like Shree Krishn’s Form during His incarnation on Prithvi lok.

The image of this murti of Shree Govind Devji is also known as the Vrajrakrit, i.e. it was created by Raja Vajranabh who was the great grandson of Shree Krishn.

Raja Vajranabh who is, the great grandson of Shree Krishn created these images more then 5000 years ago.

While creating these murti, he sought guidance from his grandmother, who is the daughter-in-law of Shree Krishn, as he needed to know what Shree Thakurjee actually looked like.

As per instructions, he created the 1st divine murti, but she that only the feet of the murti looked like Shree Krishn.

So Raja Vajranabh created a second murti but according to his grandmother, only the chest looked like that of Shree Krishn.

He, then created the third murti and this murti had the face exactly like that of Shree Krishn.

The idol of ShreeGovind Devji is opened seven times everyday for ‘Aarti and ‘Bhog; Shree Radha Krishn murti are dressed in different styles and every time for the ‘Aarti ‘in the day and the procession where a lot of followers or ‘Bhakt’ gather around the courtyard for the Darshan of Govind Devji Temple.

Time to Visit

The Govind Devji Temple of Shree Radha Krishn in Jaipur is open Monday to Sunday From 05:00 AM To 09:00 PM

Timings and Daily Schedule of Worship, Aarti and “Bhog”:

• Mangala 5:00 am – 6:00 am

• Dhoop 8:30 am – 9:45 am

• Shringar 10:30 am – 11:15 am

• Rajbhog 11:45 am – 12:15 noon

• Gwal 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm

• Sandhya 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

• Shayan 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Where has My Mumbai disappeared

In this concrete jungle I search for my Mumbai

In this concrete jungle I search for that rainbow which was my Mumbai ;

Every time I am sad and depressed about the downfall of my city I make a plan on moving out; But how do I do this; I am Mumbai and Mumbai is me..

Where else will I feel at home?

Though my city has become a hole I continue to live here as leaving this home would mean leaving my entire life and memories behind .. I am addicted

In this concrete jungle I search for my Mumbai



MUMBAI .. the city that once was the pride of our nation is now just a shadow which waits for death as the darkness engulfs .. what have we done to the once beautiful and green city. It took just 25/30 years to destroy that which was looked upon as a dream city



Mumbai has become a nightmare. Having spent 54 out of my 62 years in this city I see and watch with despair the deterioration in every aspect of living..

too many people jammed in the kilometre.

Quality of air, water, food is at an ultimate low

Roads are a nightmare .. again too many cars.. too many two wheelers .. too many people jay walking

Footpaths taken over by the hawkers..roads encroached with parking cars or buses or tempos

Construction material lying around after completion of a job

No one, absolutely no one to safe guard the citizens rights; they who pay all taxes on time, and maintain every aspect of civic sense

The elected government just does not care.. the #BMC has been super negligent in their jobs

#shivsena who make several promises overlook and forget once elected in power

No parks left to have a quiet walk .. what happened?

My childhood was spent literally walking to school through green fields .. Drinking water directly from the municipal taps at school and in gardens was the done thing

TOO MUCH ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTION.. too much migration of people looking for livelihoods.. development of illegal slums .. the list of destructions is endless 😠

Mumbai is the planets second most densely populated city with 31,700 people per square kilometre, as per UN habitat data

ShreeNathji kripa 🙏

This life is a journey of many past lifetimes.

The soul which is blinded in maya can become pure with kripa of ShreeNathji.

When purity levels become high and deep, the jeevatma is able to recognise its reality.

Kripa and blessings enter when one keeps faith high, no matter what!

Jai ho!

Jai Shree RadhaKrishn  Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu




Karmic sanskars

It takes just a moment for you to not exist as yourself on this planet.

That moment can be any moment, who knows? Next breath could be the last..

When you leave this body, only the karmas will travel with you as your sanskars. These karmic sanskars is what will give you results in the next birth.

So just think, “Is all this Raag, Dwesh, Lobh”, (Attachments, Rivalry, Greed) really worth it?

Create karmas which will give higher and positive situations in the next birth.


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(This particular photo is of entangled leaves on a branch. The twisted leaves remind us of the agitation in a mind which is full of Raag, Dwesh, Lobh. It is a very negative and selfish mind who fails to find the required peace).

Jai Shree RadhaKrishn

Arrows of negativity..

“People who shoot arrows (of hatred, envy, jealousy, negativity..) at your back are cowards. Bless them and move on in your life, your way”.

There is no need to give importance to those who have no courage to even come up and speak their mind to your face. They are cowards and should have no place in your life.

Arrows of hatred..

Arrows of hatred..

(This is a photograph of a Succulent cactus, I portrayed it dark as all negative cowards have a dark personality)

My Dissatisfaction..





My dependency on the outer world for my fulfillment, is what causes untold misery and frustrations in life.

Being empty in themselves, none in this world is full enough to over flow into another human being. All are yet seeking ways and means to feel complete and satisfied for themselves. To find satisfaction and peace one has to turn inward and towards the Divine.


Jai Shreeji!