Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Photographical Memories from the Himalayas: Waterfalls...

'What color is God's spirit?' he asked...
'It doesn't have a color,' she said.

A Waterfall in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand during the Char Dham Yatra
[Enroute to Uttarkashi from Gangotri, near Bhatwari]

The color of the mountains is Buddha's body;
the sound of running water is his great speech. - Dogen

Surya Kund Waterfall, Gangotri in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand during the Char Dham Yatra

When you hear the splash,
Of the water drops that fall, Into the stone bowl;
You will feel that all the dust,
Of your mind is washed away. - Sen No Rikyu

Waterfall in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand during the Char Dham Yatra
[A chilly waterfall near the hot water springs of Gangnani]

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely
between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people.
Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees -
should be your teacher. - Morihei Ueshiba

Waterfall seen in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand during the Char Dham Yatra

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

'God is the color of water.
Water doesn't have a color.'
- James McBride


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58 comments:

  1. Heaven on earth and that is on My yatra diary.....thanks Arti.....:)

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  2. photographs r great as usual... the sandstone like mountain was awesome... its so striking and beautiful... the falls r also good and they look like milk falling down:)

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  3. Nice pleasing background:) Love the change. And interesting quotes, lovely pictures, as always! Good work, Arti:)

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  4. The second waterfall is awesome! Where is it shot exactly?

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  5. Beautiful photos, lovely sentiments.

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  6. Lovely shots these...you have a good collection in there :)
    Any info on which are these?

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  7. Gorgeous, breathtaking captures, Arti! I do love waterfalls and had one on my blog yesterday. These are SO dramatic and beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful week!


    Sylvia

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  8. Awesome pics yaar Arti!! Wonderful!!

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  9. Such beauty and you captured it well. Great camera, great woman you are!

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  10. Nice pictures.

    www.santoshspeaks.blogspot.com
    www.belovedlife-santosh.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful pictures are delighting The superb quotes are enlightening,

    Many many thanks Arti ji.

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  12. Hi, Came in through PN Subramaniam. Lovely pics and beautiful matching quotes.

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  13. WOW, Awesome shots, loved this post Arti:)

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  14. Truth is in the silence of the heart, which is echoed throughout the beauty of our world. You captured this wonderfully with both the images, and the quotes ♥

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  15. Wonderful pictures! And I have never seen anything like the second one. It almost reminds me of a giant's teeth!

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  16. Great photography. The qoutes are so beautiful, Arti. A beautiful post.

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  17. You had me at the first glimpse of the waterfall...these are gorgeous!!

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  18. Hi,Arti.
    So beautiful water falls! The second one is my favorite!
    Have a great day!
    Tomoko

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  19. beautiful pics. really awesome shot and place

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  20. Loved the way you have woven in the Buddhist quotes and likened the Himalayas as the body of the Buddha. The second pic is especially lovely.

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  21. i love the view of the waterfall..

    and its really good to read some beautiful quotes with such beautiful images :)

    stay connected!!!
    its me!!! sharan :)
    sharan's thoughts

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  22. I run out of adjectives, to describe your breathtaking pics of the himalayas and the waterfalls. truly wonderful :)

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  23. Beautifully written post n equally stunning pics!
    USMasala

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  24. Hi Arti
    I'm so happy I stopped by your place tonight. It's a bit like rolling in the deep - always soothing and just what I need at the end of a strange day, when I feel like I need something more but I'm not sure precisely what that something is, or if it's even within reach. thanks for the dip in the pool. I hope you have a happy day. take good care now.

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  25. very interesting blog... lovely clicks... wow... words are excellent...

    Thanks for ur comment buddy...

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  26. wonderful waterfall and nicely captured...

    thanks

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  27. So lovely and refereshing this post Arti - water is just what i need today! Have a lovely thursday!

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  28. arti ji
    bahut hi khoobsurati ke saath prakriti ka chitrankan kiya hai aapne.
    bahut bahut hi achha laga.is manoram yatra ki aapko hardik badhai avam shubh-kamnayen.

    'God is the color of water.
    Water doesn't have a color.'
    - James McBride
    prastut panktiyan bahut hi achhi lagin .inhe main apni dayri me note kar rahi hun.
    dhanyvaad sahit
    poonam

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  29. Arti,
    What a beautiful and thoughtful collection of the quotes! God is everywhere, just we can not see. Thanks a lot for posting words of Sen No Rikyu and Morihei Ueshiba.
    Reading this blog is soothing, inspiring and encouraging to me. I feel words are invisible but have such a great power!
    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  30. Arti, these are breathtaking captures of waterfalls! I always feel refreshed and recharged at the waterfalls. Thanks for reminding me of that sensation. And, the meaningful quotes, too.

    Yoko

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  31. Amazing pictures Arti... Your nice blog has inspired me to write one on my trek to Gangotri and Yamunotri... lovely post

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  32. beautiful pics and like the lines

    It does not have a color

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  33. Along with trees water has to be one of my favourite things to photograph and you certainly don't disappoint with this post, thanks for these images and the wonderful quotes - they compliment each other so well.

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  34. Your compilation of quotes made me reflect. Everything...should be our teacher. Love your photos as well. Happy weekend, my dear friend! :)

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  35. Thank you for sharing the beauty that exists in the waters also love the quotes. I often find myself trying to find answers in the waters of nature. Water can represent every kind of emotion. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  36. It's the colour of happiness! Gorgeous.

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  37. WOW. Such beautiful pics and inspiring lines Arti

    Cheers

    http://www.meghasarin.blogspot.com

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  38. hope you had a lovely diwali!!

    some nice captures....i always love to stop by waterfalls in the hills..the are so fascinating....the beginning is a mystery ..so is the destination!!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.com/

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  39. Waterfalls always fill one with awe right? Beautiful pics Arti. The Surya Kund waterfalls seems so mystic!

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  40. these places would be SO gorgeous in person !! i wish...
    ~laura xx

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  41. Amazing photos, Arti! Thanks so much for sharing with us. :)

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  42. I love these pictures Arti -- and even more the quotes. We try to visit waterfalls whenever we can -- it is nice to have the words to know why I love them so much.

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  43. Hey Arti,
    Your blog is truly resourceful.. I didnt knew there are so many beautiful places in my own country..
    next time am in India.. ur blog would be perfect to plan a tour. :)

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  44. I'd love to see some of these falls in real life - would be amazing!

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  46. Hello Arti,
    I came here for the first time. I'd like to stand by these waterfalls. How wonderful it would be!
    Quotes are all so impressive.
    Thank you, Arti.

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  47. wooooo....I especially love the photo of Surya Kund Waterfall in Gangotri. The stone work is magnificent, God is the consumate artist, his works are remarkable.

    Again.
    thanks for sharing.
    rhapsody
    http://twitter.com/rhapsodyphoenix

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  48. I loved how you substantiated the quote with the pictures. It lends to this post a certain - purity? Beautiful one Arti.

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  49. Wonderful..Arti.. Himalayas beckons me..again..!

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