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Seven things to do in Tal Chapar Sanctuary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chapar Diary

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Chapar Diary‘Wild life’ travel is an expensive business. Add the mountain of difficulty in getting accommodation inside the sanctuaries, further add the randomness of the routes allotted to you in the Jungle, and you think twice before embarking on such trips. But the thrill, unpredictability, green cocoon, sounds and smell, and visuals offered are unparalleled so we always end up coughing up the money beyond our reach.

वर्षा ऋतु में राजस्थान, Rajasthan in Monsoon

राजस्थान का नाम लेते ही जो पहला शब्द ख्याल में आता है वो है रेगिस्तान। रेत के धोरे। रेत के समंदर पर सरपट बहता ऊँटो के जहाज़ का लश्कर। रेत के धोरों पर ऊँट पर सवार ढोला और उसकी मारवण । सूखा। सूखे में भिगोता लांगा और मांगणियार का असीमित गीत-संगीत क्योंकि भीगने भिगाने वाली बूंदों का संगीत तो सीमित है। फिर क्यों कर कोई जाए राजस्थान मानसून में ? किन्तु राजस्थान का सिर्फ एक ही क्षेत्र मरुस्थल है, अन्य […]

Chasing raptors @Tal Chhapar

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Chapar Diary

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Chapar Diary“Where did you spot these Red Necked Falcons?” “In the Tal Chapar grassland.” “No. Exactly where? which side?” Well…..and we narrated the spot as best as we could, telling the spot in a jungle or grassland where trees are not given any address, nor the mud tracks have anything like 7th cross or second left. But we tried. “Why? Are these uncommon here?” “Every raptor is uncommon here because […]

The last quiet hours at Ranakpur

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series RanakpurMy wandering thoughts are doing an introspection of the day’s activity; for the last three hours, I was a tourist in the temple, running all around to capture all things of interest. I took many pictures of the main temple and the other near by temples. Now, it is time of evening prayers; camera is not allowed and I have nothing else to do but to sit, relax and pray. […]

Thousand Petaled Lotus in Ranakpur Temple

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Ranakpur“Come said the muse, sing me a song no poet has yet chanted, Sing me the universal. In this broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed of perfection. By every life a share or more or less, None born but it is born, conceal’d or unconcealed the seed is.” Walt Whitman Lotus – the principal seat […]

The story of Lord Parshvanatha

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Ranakpur

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series RanakpurIn the previous article, I have not talked about the fourth plaque in the temple of Ranakpur as I wanted to share the story of Lord Parshvanath with a discussion on the plaque. Among the twenty-four Jain Tirthankaras, the historians agree that the Lord Parshvanath and the Lord Mahaveer are the two with real historical evidences. Lord Parshvanath is believed to have preceded Mahaveer by about two-hundred and fifty years. […]