Monday, May 20, 2013

Tuning into God's frequency: Sunset in Kannur, Kerala

The hurrying sound of the waves is striking, even from a distance. It is the only significant sound I hear in the otherwise quiet retreat. Juggling my steps carefully through a heap of stones, naturally arranged in a haphazard manner, I make my way to the beach of Blue Mermaid home stay in Kerala. As I come down, the undulation, the ups and downs and the definitive roar clearly becomes audible. The melody is quick to charm my attention as is the magnificence of the evening setting sun.

Sunset in Kannur, Kerala
The magnificence of the evening sun

The golden persona of the sun tells me that there is still time for the sun to set. Water shimmers and part of green leafy tree tops glisten as the soft evening yellow kisses them with its glittery glow.

Across the lengths of the sandy silvery beach, silence fills the environs. There is hardly a soul in view. Breaking this calm constantly, are the lashing of the waves and the rustling of the leaves. The music is repetitive yet somber; and it seems to travel through the wilderness of the galaxies above. Whether it reaches the heaven, I wonder, but I already feel transported to His doorstep.

Waves and the ocean at the Kannur beach, Kerala
Musical waves

A few rocks protruding out from the water grab my attention. Waves come in, collide with them, bow down and recede back only to come back and repeat the entire cycle again. Fascinating as it is, this brutal water attack on the rocks leaves me wondering – 

Waves crashing against the rocks at the beach, Kannur - Kerala

Since how long have these rocks been struggling with the might of the ocean?
And, since how long will they ...

As if in a bid to wash all my thoughts away, the next wave comes in quick and there is a powerful clash yet again... the ensuing spray leaves me drenched, just a bit though. Tempted by the wet of water, I decide to venture into the seas.

Do not go very deep inside the waters, I hear the voice of my father warning me.

Frothy waves at the Kannur beach, Kerala
Stepping in...

Stepping just enough in the froth of the waters, I leave my flip flops at the shore and let my feet go free. The waves caress and cover them in rich soapy foam. A bit of sand slips under. Even as my feet are pulled in, I fix my eyes towards the ever changing color palette of the skies.

The sun, in its new avatar of faintly tinted yellow and orange, is all set to leave. The natural light gets dimmer and dimmer with every passing second yet the boisterous gushing of the ocean goes on...

Sun set at the beach in Kannur homestay, Kerala
Sunset at the beach in Kannur homestay, Kerala
Sunset in Kannur homestay, Kerala
Spectacular Sunset at the beach, Kannur - Kerala

A beautiful event planned by the Master, the Sunset... unfolds.

I sit down on the swampy seat of sand and let everything seep inside. The magical colors, the hushed silences, the transforming moments are simply beautiful. A few more moments and its gone... vanishing somewhere, faraway in the horizon or is it beneath the whirl of the sea?

Sunset in Kannur homestay, Kerala - South India
The final glimpse: Sunset

Time comes to a standstill as the world seems to be drifting apart. A meditative lull descends. A sense of peace prevails. Darkness befalls... Time to get back to the hotel, have dinner and catch a good night’s sleep. Tomorrow is going to be another beautiful day.


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55 comments:

  1. Wonderful blog

    God is love!

    Catholic blogwalking

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  2. Oh my goodness, how beautiful and especially the sea swirling around those rocks.

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  3. The entire coastline is such. If possible try visiting Bekal fort. Some 80 kms North of Kannur.

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  4. The beach looks so serene ... I have been enjoying all your posts in kerala ... I have been to the same beach last year and it was a amazing experience unlike the chennai beaches that are so noisy and polluted : ) But I am glad you are really enjoying kerala ... keep posting and make me live my sweet memories !!

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    1. Yes but polluted by political parties.

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  5. Beautiful photos! I love the awesome ones you captured where the sun is turning the sand golden and shining on it!

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  6. Your post reminded me of the december evening i spent on payyambalam beach. simply amazing it is :)

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  7. I was right there with you. Your words and photos brought me to this beautiful beach with it's setting sun. I can see already how much this trip will soothe the soul. Thank you for sharing such moments of peace and beautiful. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Carrie

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  8. Bursts of gold on lavender melting into saffron, lovely colour :)

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  9. Wow, Truly Awesome photographs. Great to read your post. Thanks a lot :)

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  10. Arti, Nice to saw your FB page and Just LIKE your " My Yatra Diary" page. Keep posting :)

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  11. In such a lovely surrounding there will surely be another beautiful day, Arti:)

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  12. Such a lovely description and sense of peace to go with those beautiful shots.

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  13. Thank you for this meditative moment, Arti. I just feel like I was there sharing a divine moment with you silently. The reflection of dimly shining sunbeams extending to the shore seems like a path leading to the unknown world.

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  14. Awesome write up. Would love to experience the same.

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/05/haji-ali-dargah.html

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  15. Gorgeous sunset photos, and such lovely writing, Arti! Sounds like a wonderful trip so far..

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  16. The sunset of the Arabian Sea is very gorgeous. It waft a mood of the southern country I haven't visited. So tommorow will also fascinate you.
    Enjoy your day!

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  17. wonderful narration and amazing pics!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  18. Beautiful shots and I re-lived the place in your words. Thanks for that!

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  19. Lovely series.Sunsets are always wonderful .

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  20. Hi! Nice captures. I felt just reading a long poem. I like the last photo very much. Wishing you a wonderful day.

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  21. Arti, You write poetically and your photos enhance your words. I am resting in the calm your blog has given me.

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  22. Indeed God's own country Arti... Reminds me of my visit to Kerala

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  23. Ah, so beautiful so vibrant, so peaceful, so relaxing, plus I throughly enjoy reading your thoughts, so beautifully written

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  24. Beach at the sunset time is fascinating. I feel free and comfortable, fatigue washed away, becoming one with the pulse of this earth through my senses. I like to see the horizon where sky and sea merge into one. Your writing is so poetic and touching as always, but suppose to vote for No. 1, this is it.

    Yoko

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  25. great post...the photos snapped are too good...

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  26. You captured that beautiful sunset step by step until it is almost vanished. I always like to see sun going down in the horizon.
    Tomoko

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  27. Wow! The beach pictures are gorgeous! Even gorgeous are those with the sunsets...I want that sun!!

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  28. The ocean's lullaby! So deceiving, those waves. Beautiful, yet brutally powerful if one is not careful. What a wonderful evening spent on a quiet beach. Gorgeous! I want to wet my toes in the sand. :)

    And a train ride! How I love train rides! Though they always make me fall asleep. Hope you are having a great week!

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  29. How wonderful to see such beautiful scenery and walking barefoot in the sand and cool waters.

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  30. What a beautiful post Arti, wonderfully worded by you. There is so much to learn from the ocean.

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  31. beautiful caption to the blog :) Nice read Ma'am :)

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  32. Beautiful post.. I havent explored these ares enough. :)
    Not commented here much, but been religiously following your trails on twitter :D

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  33. Fantastic post, beautiful photos:) Greetings

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  34. There is a poet in you, I tell you.
    Best pictures I have seen in your Blog.

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  35. Such a beautiful meditative post! Being at coast in Oregon (the Pacific Ocean) makes me feel just that way. (Here in Florida, the Atlantic Ocean is lovely, but the beaches are busy and the ocean is very flat and calm, without much tidal action...It's not as inspiring!

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  36. Beautiful images. Kannur much be a gorgeous place - particular in sunset.

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  37. What a beautiful sunshine. I would like to visit to see the real sunset. :D

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  38. So beautiful ARti - brings on the magic of the sunset! Happy weekend to you!

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  39. These photos look like Hawaii's seascape. Amazing.

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  40. Lovely images of your day coming to an end. xo

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  41. Hi! Nice series of Sunset photos. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  42. Completely serene and beautiful isn't it Arti? You have clicked some wonderful sunset pics..

    You mentioned - "Since how long have these rocks been struggling with the might of the ocean? And, since how long will they ..." and yet, they stand their ground! :)

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  43. I do wonder how long I could watch waves and not get bored! Nice pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  44. Αγαπητή μου φίλη Arti
    Τι υπέροχες φωτογραφίες και πόσο ποιητικό κείμενο!!!
    Γράφεις πολύ ωραία!
    Κι εγώ αγαπώ πολύ την θάλασσα!
    Μου αρέσει να ακούω τον ήχο της και πίστεψε με, την αγαπώ περισσότερο όταν είναι θυμωμένη!
    Σ΄ευχαριστώ για το ταξίδι!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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  45. Sunset here and Sunrise on my blog... :) ... soon!

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  46. Wow amazing post. You have nicely described the beauty of this place. Lovely pictures. I would love to be there with my family and friends.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  47. Wow, that's a beautiful sunset Arti!

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  48. beautiful post, Arti!!! lovely as a poem!!!! and wonderful photos to go along.

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  49. I just experienced a beautiful sunset thanks to your description of an evening at the seaside. Absolutely divine writing.

    And the pictures are so so GORGEOUS!!!

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  50. Kerala is a wonderful place for a holiday. I've been there for 4 years and I've visited most of the important places there. During my many boat rides in the backwaters, I've been lucky enough to enjoy the sunset :-)

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  51. An amazing place with such natural delights. I will surely plan my upcoming vacation to this place.

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