and some final noticing..

15 Jul

-i was proved wrong wrt 2nd last point in rishikesh in the last post. cos just before packing up, we attended a bhagavatham katha by a swami. for half hour, i cried tears of awe and gratitude, as each line he spoke pierced my heart. each line was like a refresh button cleaning my slate and rendering me pristine. like a goose bumps’ device. also it was the day i had turned teacher 3yrs ago. seemed like the bhagvatham session was guruji’s way of gifting me something super special.
-swami swatantranadji’s (guruji’s ardent fan) satsang starts with jai jai radha raman hari bol. funny;)

-hoshiyar puri wala’s paneer parantha+lassi=power of ganga (minus the uric acid in all its forms, whisked in it)
-hoshiyar puri wala rocks.
-ayi hai!! yumm hoshiyar puri wala mannnn!!
-i want to marry hoshiyar puri wala and become hoshiyar puri wali!! brilliance. lassi!! ohho! *drool*

-sat in waiting area in station 1st time ever. violet-sari-clad-care-taker aunty did life story process with me. 4 kids, dead husband, expressionless face. i suggested remarriage. to this, she gave me some tips on living. one of which was “u can be with 10 men, but if you are not happy, then it is not going to help”. ok boss! if u say so! just an after thought do u know? naughty, naughty!;)
-all bihari men and women speak loud n clear with the exact same accent as laalu prasad yadav! i thought he was over doing it. but he’s being utterly natural!

-varanasi weather is only fit for jaadu of koi mil gaya who is powered by heat rays. others need to install a/c in their chest region.
-guruji’s grand parents prayed before the birth of guruji’s mother at the vishalakshi temple here. hence her name. so the secret to getting to meet guruji anytime is by telling the lah-di-dah security/secretaries “banaras ke vishalakshi temple ka prasad layen hai”. its been tried and tested several times, sources say. *shhhh & high five;)*
-the high trebled,soaringly high decibel wale car horns sent chills down my spine. they were redudantly bajaoed every 3 seconds.
-the gems that are collected by guruji and polished exotically by rajesh jagasia. some of them i got to spend short but quality time with; hemant, himanshu, rishi, amod, madhav. they were like little gurujis who made our time in banaras magical.
-moon lit, row boat during sunset in ganga along the ghats, with a guitar is 108% more romantic than venice. (i have been to venice in physical form, i mean over and above travel and living)

-garib rath is truly garib with dead rat aroma and 17 inch wide bed.
-bihar kid boy ran around calling out his sister “dhanno” effortlessly in sholay fashion.

I had the choicest of travel companions in kulpreet and anjali. their palpable love and infinite tolerance was so precious. small things, like the way they uttered ‘didi’, just the lovelorn texture to that was so endearing.. some relationships go beyond labels. i guess the 3 of us just wove something to that effect, around each other, through what we playfully called our crazy beautiful “navratri” trip! FYI: total trip cost= Rs.6500/-
On hindsight, i just became conscious of the fact that; my mind, heart and words was filled with guruji to the brim, all of 9 days, through and through.
Precious, precious times these.
Jai guru dev!
Happy gurupoornima!!


8 Responses to “and some final noticing..”

  1. Krishna Upadhyay July 15, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    too good priya!! Me and sweta read this post together and kept laughing every time we completed a sentence.
    btw i’ve been reading your blog regularly and really reaaly admire it. sacchi!!

  2. sharika July 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    wat..6500!!!!you r kidding right??? P.S loved this series:)

  3. abhiramv July 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    this is by far one of the best posts in terms of humor… KILLERRRRRR!!!
    “varanasi weather is only fit for jaadu of koi mil gaya who is powered by heat rays. others need to install a/c in their chest region.” I cannot stop laughing…this is funniest ever priyan…going as Fb Status…

    Miss Kulu mannnn…

    Happy Guru Poornima

  4. vibhu July 17, 2011 at 12:28 am #

    nothing more cherishing then the by-lanes of haridwar and a dip in harki-podi.
    superbly scripted priya.
    and ya my last train trip to haridwar was a disaster.

  5. Jaideep July 18, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Woww lady ๐Ÿ˜‰ you Really have amazing Humor Buds;
    you cast amazing Humor speLls


  6. srivi July 18, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    hahahahahahahaaa…too funny,and witty

  7. Shailesh August 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Brilliance. That life story aunty part was also amazing. ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Tanuja Naidu February 8, 2012 at 1:05 am #

    What a read! u are brilliance personified!:)

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