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2023 - The Year That Was

Places impact you for a variety of reasons. And the same place impacts different people in different ways. This is especially true when it comes to spiritual experiences, where every single person’s experience is unique. And personally, every spiritual experience is unique, the same person can have different deeply spiritual experiences at different places, at different times. This thought has emerged because of my own experiences over the years, but especially so this year, with different and unique experiences at various places I have visited recently. I began this year with a visit to Baroda (Vadodara) with friends. It was meant to be a relaxed trip, a touristy trip, with our sons. We enjoyed ourselves to the hilt, but the highlight of that trip was a visit to the Lakulisha temple at Pavagadh. It was the iconography of the temple that I connected with, and I spent a few hours simply lost in the details of the figures carved around the temple. There was an indefinable connect with

A Collaborative Post on Ganesh Chaturthi

A festival is all about getting together, and what symbolizes it more than the Ganesh Chaturthi which brings together the most disparate of Indians? On the 9th day of the festival, as the Lord readies to go back to his abode, Arti from My Yatra Diary has managed to get together 4 of us bloggers to write our own versions of the way we celebrate the festival. 

My contribution is about the Ganeshas we made at home....

and Santosh from Bangalore, who writes on Huchchara Santhe writes about the Gauri and Ganesh Puja celebrated all over Karnataka.

Abhi from Be the Geek, like Samhith, seems to love the Prasad at the various Ganpati Pandals all over Mumbai..

and Mercury from FZed Chronicles talks about the celebrations in Goa.

Its a beautifully put together post, so please do go over and read it!

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations - Transcending Virtual Boundaries, Bringing Bloggers Together


Last but not the least, Thanks Arti for this wonderful opportunity! It was a tremendous effort, coordinating with all of us and getting the post up, and the result is fantastic!

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  1. Thank you so much for the appreciaiton Anu! It was a wonderful team effort, and I have no words to thank all you wonderful people for all the support given. You know the day I mailed you, I was almost sure the post wasnt going through! If you would have turned away that day, this post would never have seen the light of the day... The past couple of days made me realize just how beautiful this blogging world is. Everyone gave me their posts within a very short span of time just like you, it was really a very supportive gesture from all.. This post will always remain a very special one for me :-)

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  2. It is we who must thank you, Arti, because we realise it isnt so easy to get 4 people together to post within a time frame, and that too during a festival! i loved reading it and thanks to you learnt about a couple of new bloggers too! thanks so much!

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