Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Celebrating the Festival of Lights: Happy Diwali

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

On this auspicious day of Diwali, let's lighten up our day...

Mountains, cloud cover and sunrise in the Garhwal Himalayas
(6.50 Am - Sunrise view while on the Joshimath - Badrinath Highway)
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! - John Muir unlocking the windows of our heart and permitting the spirited songs of radiance to seep in through…

Mountains and sunrise in the Garhwal Himalayas
(7.41 Am - Sunrise view at Gangnani, while enroute to Gangotri)
What humbugs we are, who pretend to live for Beauty,
and never see the Dawn! - Logan Pearsall Smith touching it's beauty, by feeling and breathing it...

Sunrise at the Neelkanth Peak in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand
We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise,
if we have waited in the darkness. - Unknown having faith in this source of guiding light and following it's path to see where it shall ultimately lead us...

Sun, mountains and sunrise in the Garhwal Himalayas
Sun peeping out from behind the cloud cover just before sunset in the Garhwal Himalayas
(Top Image: 3.00 Pm - Haridwar to Uttarkashi Highway
Bottom Image: 7.15 Am - Enroute to Srinagar)
Put your heart into being a bright light. - Mother Teresa feasting on it's grandeur and interpreting it in our own innocent ways…

Sun peeping out from behind the clouds just before sunset  in the Garhwal Himalayas
(4.45 Pm - Nature shot, Enroute to Mana Village from Badrinath)
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them,
and try to follow where they lead. - Louisa May Alcott sparing a few moments... for our own selves,
And by soaking in these magical moments called Nature...

Sun, mountains,cloud cover and sunrise in the Garhwal Himalayas
Sun peeping out from behind the clouds just before sunset  in the Garhwal Himalayas
(Both Images: 7.15 Am - Srinagar to Rishikesh Highway)
A setting sun still whispers a promise for tomorrow - Jeb Dickerson

Come, let us together spread this divine light of love and lighten up this festive season, not only for us but for everyone around as well...

Beautiful colors of Sunset  in the Garhwal Himalayas
(Top Image: 5.10 Pm - Sunset on the Joshimath to Srinagar Highway)

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. - John Muir

Wishing you all, My Dear Blog Friends,
A Very Happy Diwali
And a Peaceful and a Prosperous New Year :)

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  1. Beautiful pictures of the light! I have been trying to decide which is prettier here, the man made or the beautiful nature. Wow!!

  2. Gorgeous, breathtaking captures, Arti, and such beautiful, perfect quotations to accompany them! Thank you for sharing the beauty! Have a wonderful day!


  3. Oh, wow! I'm drinking in the beauty of these gorgeous shots!

    Have a delightful Diwali.

  4. Ah, nostalgic... you are blessed being there during deepavali :)

    Deepavali wishes to you and your family Arti :)

    Have a safe, prosperous, colorful Deepavali.

  5. Happy Diwali Arti..! Beautiful quotes and pictures!

  6. The sun rise behind the mountains has been beautifully captured. A very happy deepavali to you and your family.

  7. The golden Neelkanth peak is so charming and beautiful.

    Thanks for the moment, when sun rises.

    And happy Diwali.

  8. Such lively pictures- especially Badhrinath temple by Diwali night and Neelkant peak. Happy Diwali...enjoy the love, sharing and caring all Diwali is about:)

  9. Wonderful photos which compliment such beautiful words perfectly.

    Happy Dawali to you and yours also.

  10. "We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise, if we have waited in the darkness."

    This is so true! Because there is darkness, we can appreciate how precious the light is.  The sunrise view took my breath away. It is the privilege for the early risers. Thank you for the series of photos of miraculous, divine light. Happy Diwali to you, Arti!

  11. oh WoW...simply beautifully captured shots highlighting the spirit of the festival of lights...wonderful!

  12. Hally Diwali Arti! Such a beautiful feast - will light some candles and think of you! xx

  13. How beautiful.Light is a great artist who can control the shade.
    Hope a sunny day. :)

  14. Lovely photography! Happy Diwali to you, Arti.

  15. tumhala diwalicha hardik shubhechha :)) and all the photographs are absolutely splendind! :)

  16. Welcome!
    I`m karolina and I from Poland. You have a very nice blog. It is amazing and wonderful. I cordially greet and welcome to my blog.:)))

  17. Happy diwali.. breath taking pics in this post!

  18. Happy Diwali to you Arti.
    What an inspiring and beautiful post, the wonderful photos of nature and all the lovely quotes.

    Hope you are enjoying your week

  19. wow !!!happy Diwali to u too :)

  20. Happy diwali too for you and family Arti, warm gretings from indonesia..

  21. Beautiful post to mark the festival. Sorry I am late for the wishes!

  22. Beautiful pictures. I wish you and your family a very happy diwali.

  23. Happy Diwali, Arti! Our friend from India is visiting us in Berlin, so to celebrate we went out to dinner (at a lovely Indian restaurant) last night. :)

  24. these are just majestic. I especially like the third photo. happy weekend to you Arti.

  25. Hi Arti hope you had a fun filled Diwali ~ here's wishing you all the prosperity and happiness!

  26. love these photos, especially the one of the sun striking the peak in the distance.

  27. Beautiful shots and all the lovely quotes Arti. I wish you and your family a very happy diwali.

  28. *We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise,
    if we have waited in the darkness. - Unknown*
    Arti, thank you for sharing this wonderful quotes. I love it very much. The sixth photo is my favorite!
    Have a good day!

  29. Those were such wonderful pics to wish Happy Diwali with! Could I get a couple of them for use as wallpaper on my screen please?

  30. Standing loud claps. Your photos make me dream. Happy Diwali.

  31. I see on your travels your eyes are quick to catch those special nature moments. Seeing them all together with these wonderful quotes you have chosen to go with them along with your inspirational words are just a blend of heart warming moments. So I see you are not just a city boy but also enjoy the beauties of nature as well. Have a blessed and wonderful weekend and Happy Diwali to you. Thanks for lighting up my day.

  32. hi aarti

    wish you a belated happy dewali. You are one of my most inspiring bloggers as you bring me out to a new world where I feel happy watching your wonderfull trips.

    hugs : )

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  33. Arti, I've so enjoyed this post with your quotes and words and the glorious sunrise/sunset photos. I think that we are both very lucky in our different parts of the world to be able to witness the sun's light caressing the peaks. May you have a year full of blessings.

  34. wow..... stunning photos ! i love the quotes too!
    have a great week
    ~laura xx

  35. The sun looks beautiful in these pictures!

  36. The beauty is very beautifully captured

  37. Simply Divine Deepawali....thank you so much for sharing Arti. Happy Diwali to you too.

  38. Loved this post, instilled in me a sense of instant calm. To the beauty of nature!
    Hope you had a great Diwali!


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