First of all, a note of sorry for disappearing all of a sudden. It’s not actually ‘that’ long since I last did a post, but this has come certainly late considering my usual pace of blogging. So, let me tell you that the last two weeks have been very busy but simply fantastic.
I met my sister and brother in law after 6 long months who came all the way down here travelling 2000 kms. I had an awesome time during these days, and visited Jaisalmer, the Golden City, and Jodhpur, the Sun City of Rajasthan. This was an amazing opportunity to see the royal cultural heritage and forts and of course, the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), which parallels the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan. There were plenty of foreign tourists in both the cities, and for those who haven’t been there, I have a few photos attached with the post to have a virtual tour of the royal heritage cities of Rajasthan, known as the Land of Kings.
All thanks to the arrival of grand and festive season!
DIWALI, the ‘festival of lights’ is celebrated with great fervor in India. As per Wikipedia,
The name “Diwali” or “Divali” is a contraction of “Deepavali”, which translates into “row of lamps”. Diwali involves the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to signify the triumph of good over evil. These lamps are kept on during the night and one’s house is cleaned, both done in order to make the goddess Lakshmi feel welcome. Firecrackers are burst because it is believed that it drives away evil spirits.
So, that’s it from my side about the wonderful time spent in the past two weeks. Signing off this post wishing you a impeccable future.
May the festival of lights be the harbinger of joy and prosperity. As the holy occasion of Diwali is here and the atmosphere is filled with the spirit of mirth and love, here’s hoping this festival of beauty brings your way, bright sparkles of contentment, that stay with you through the days ahead. Happy Diwali.