Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Colorful Page that was Rajasthan


This being my last post on the desert state of Rajasthan, I was thinking “What would be a perfect end for this trip, what should I put in this post that will describe the place perfectly”
I closed my eyes… And all I could see was colors, lots of them!!

Colors of Warmth...

Traditionally attired Rajasthani woman

She was the caretaker of the cows at the Iskcon Temple. I requested her for a photograph and she obliged willingly. That smile for me is what I would call a billion dollar smile… Isn’t it?? The warmth and the friendliness of the people, the hospitality was just remarkable.

Colors of Royalty...

A Rajasthani man with a colorful turban

A super-royal posture, the colorful turban and long curved mustaches… A symbol of their pride and reputation… Everything about Rajasthan was so colorfully royal and majestic! The forts and the palaces… elephants, camels and horses… You will find it all here!!

Colors of Faith...

A religious discourse going on in Pushkar

This satsang (religious discourse) was going on, in a ground across my hotel in Pushkar. I found it fabulously colorful and loved how the people were bound together by the string of faith. I can never forget the colors of faith that were reflected in the Pushkar Lake… The magnificent Temples made in pure white marble, the colorful paintings and frescoes inside… everything just left me speechless.

4 months and 24 posts later…
These myriad colors stretched across the desert that I encountered during my 5 day trip in May, refuse to fade away from my memories... Though it saddens me to end this journey but my heart tells me that this will continue someday…

Thank you all for accompanying me on this journey. Hope you enjoyed reading as much as I have had fun writing about them!

I am just taking a couple of weeks off from blogging,
So then, till we meet again,
Loads of love, take care and keep blogging!!!


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35 comments:

  1. What a wonderful series - totally delightful! Thanks so much for sharing with us. Enjoy our rest.

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  2. Great end to a wonderful and colourful journey. I am also planning to take a break dear Arti, but come back soon.

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  3. hey thanks for the virtual ride of Rajasthan . It was pleasure to read .

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  4. Arti, I planned to pop in and thank you for your visit to my blog. Instead, I've spent the last hour reading your series of entries on your journey through India. Yo have had an extraordinary journey and I want to thank you for sharing it with us. I'll be back often, I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. The last picture is just stunning! Such wonderful colors! And the lady, such a big smile even though she has to carry heavy things on her head and tend to cows!!! Attitude says it all!! Oh, please just only take a break and don't quit blogging!! Come back! You can post wherever you are. But I do hope you have a good little rest from it and return refreshed.

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  6. I love the bright, cheerful clothes the women wear.

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  7. it was great reading all your posts on Rajasthan,
    Arti. i'm looking forward to your next series of blog posts.

    take care, too.

    :)

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  8. Dear Arti
    I think this a befitting selection to conclude your Rajasthan writings. I enjoyed it.
    How was your Badri-Kedar trip ?
    Enjoy your break , will be waiting for your posts.
    Have a nice Sunday

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  9. I love the headings you have above each and everyone of these glorious photos. What a wonderful post to leave s with.

    So sad that you shall be away for a while, I shall miss you. I hope that you are just needing a break from blogging and that all is otherwise well. See you when you get back.

    PS Whatever the probem with the blogroll, it is now sorted.

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  10. Another wonderful post! Excellent photos. Thanks for this view into your world.

    All the best, Boonie

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  11. This was an apt way to end your posts of your journey across the desert. I look forward to other posts from you when you return from your blogging break.

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  12. beautiful post. i only joined you a few posts ago, so while you are away i can catch up on some previous entries.
    thank you and enjoy your time away
    ~laura

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  13. Lovely pictures of Rajasthan. So much colour. Could you believe it, when we went on a holiday, we had problem with both our cameras, but the images are vivid in my mind and your narrations have only revived the memories of the lovely visit.

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  14. So much to see and photograph. Thanks for taking us along on this colorful journey!

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  15. Such a nice place,would love to visit once more..

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  16. Good one! loved the way you have written it, and loved the pics too!

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  17. Beautiful. I especially agree with you about the 'billion dollar smile'.

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  18. Dear Arti, i think these colors will be with you for the rest of your life and be a great inspiration for a good long while! Hope you'll keep blogging - but taking a break will be good after such an experience! xox, M.

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  19. What a lovely and interesting blog you have. Enjoy your break.

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  20. Great pictures! I especially liked the "colors of faith." Wow! Very nice.

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  21. What an interesting journey. Enjoy your break.

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  22. Dear Arti
    What happened to Kedar Badri trip..waiting for some posts
    have a nice week

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  23. great work..keep it up :)
    http://rajasthanyatra.blogspot.com/

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  24. Great images, different from the usual images of Rajasthan.

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  25. incredible rajasthan captured with heart.great job! Arti.

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  27. Lovely....reminded me of the time i was here last year!! Good pics!!

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  28. Am from the desert state and you truly captured the colours...could have captured the colours of sand too..

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  29. Enjoy the break. Btb did you complete Melbourne tour?

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