Here is what I have captured of the other side of the beautiful and lovely village life in my recent trip to our ancestral home - a village called Godriya, in the vicinity of the place where Lord Buddha attained Nirvana. It was fun to see that our kids also enjoy the place like we all brothers have done over the years... as Puneet always says, its all in the genome....
So walk with me and I hope you will enjoy the journey.
|On the way to Gorakhpur from Lucknow...|
|From Gorakhpur to our village in Kushinagar has a stopover too...|
no we did not ran like Animan loves doing, but it was about a
|The way leading to our ancestral home|
|As we reached, we were greeted by one of the most beautiful sunset...|
|And then the time to join in the Bhagwat Paath and party|
|... and the morning sunrise was even more soothing... from the rooftop|
|And all set to explore the places around our village, specially the Bansi river|
|The sugarcane is all cut from the fields, and now being processes to make|
|Reaching the no man's land between UP and Bihar border, early in the|
morning is an exhilarating experience. Animan is doing the SRK thing..
|A window to nature....|
|While we were not the only one out experiencing it all...|
|Then there were things to do... miles to go|
|Kids to take care of...|
|Another day, another part of the nature....|
|A closure to our week of fun and spirituality, with a visit to Buddha|
Shrine in Kushinagar, where he attained nirvana
|The time for one more last selfie...|
And then the Purnaahuti... Homam to close the week long Bhagwat Puraan
It was a real pleasure to the part of my mother's life long desire to hold this Bhagwat Puraan paath... Wish we all could do this again.
I hope you have enjoyed the journey with me... if you would like to know more about the Bhagwat Paath, please do check out my previous post....
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya