Diary Leaves

There are few places you love visiting
as many times you could.

I am not a religious person, but with time
I always liked to go to Vrindavan.

As mentioned before in one of my post,
I worked there on an assignment for couple of months.

Since then, I am visiting this town to meet those people.

This friday, I got another chance to visit this magical town 🙂

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Its a comfortable ride now, as the way to Vrindavan
is open on Yamuna Expressway.

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The drive was beautiful with the dark clouds and rain.

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You would have to drive through the huge fields and village.

This is one of the most beautiful drive I ever had 🙂

As soon as I reached the town, I walked to the Yamuna ghat
to meet Parmanand, the small boat-sailor.

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Unfortunately, Yamuna is dry nowadays and there were
only few sailors with their boat.

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This time, I met Parmanand’s young sister and her friends also.

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They are cute little girls wearing colorful salwar-kurta.
They were selling flower-diyas.

When I asked them for a picture, they were hesitating
but when I took one picture, they opened up with me and gave me these beautiful picture 🙂

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This time I met another young boy
who is a rickshaw-puller.
He was enthusiastic to know how
I know Parmanand and other people in the city.
He followed me all the way on my walk.

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On my walk, I once again came across the
localities of the town.

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It is incredible to see how much they believe
in Lord Krishna
and their dedication towards the mighty.

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Another person I wanted to meet
is ‘Kishori Dasi’
I was going to Ashram to meet her,
but she met me on my walk
inside one of the temple.

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The smile I saw on her face
made me feel so good!!

The situation in Vrindavan is
still the same
The Widows are not allowed to come inside the temple
When I took Kishori Dasi along with me inside the temple, and asked
a gentleman to give her the space to sit,
he replied, ‘ This is a place for Goswamis to sit and not widows’.

It is sad to see all this, but I think the
so-called religious people have forgotten the feelings
beyond religion even if its respect for elders.

Last, but not the least it was a beautiful evening too
with dark clouds on our way back.

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