This post is not about the last three days of anyone else’s life but about the past three days of mine. No miracle has happened in these days but I understood that nothing much is actually needed for someone to be happy. We chases bigger happiness and overlook the smaller ones. In these days I really accumulated moments that I would cherish lifetime.
One of my bff jyoti visited me during last weekend. What happened was, we were planning to celebrate her birthday out on some cool and happening place but couldn’t make it out. Then we planned to go to lucknow later that plan was ditched too. Finally we decided to celebrate her birthday on my place but neither of us were very excited as I don’t live in a big or remarkable city. A handful of fascinating monuments are there, the only enticing thing is it’s closeness with the holy city Kashi.
Well happily or unhappily she reached jaunpur at 2pm on dev dipawali. Post lunch on that very day we explored the Ghats of my city which I didn’t even realized looks mesmerising. I was utterly shocked at my ignorance for my own city so far. I was really thankful to my friend because of her only I was able to see the dev deepawali of my city.
Next day we set out to the city of ghats, varanasi. First we went to sarnath, a very serene and calm place. The place where lord buddha gave his first preaching. The place where 11th tirthankar of jainism was born. The deer park, the Stupa, Ashoka pillar, Jain temple, museum so much to delve into. This time I was lucky to see something new. some rituals performed by bauddhists by circumambulating the Dhamek Stupa, it was really beautiful to see how different cultures have different rituals.
Contended with our visit to saranath we entered BHU and have some snacks at VT, a place that gives u different kind of positive vibes. Though thronged with students you will get a different kind of satisfaction and peace. BHU seems to have its own ecosystem, a whole world in itself. Leaving BHU behind we went to our final halt in kashi, the ghats.
My,my! Tranquility at its peak. You can never have done with the beauty and serenity. You can spend innumerable hours sitting on the ghats without talking to anyone by simply gazing the gently flowing water of holy Ganga. You can also opt for boating, an experience that will dissolve all your stress, fatigue and worries into thin air.
Rejuvenated with calm waters of Ganga we took the way back to home. Icing on the cake was newly constructed road between babatpur and varanasi which reduced our travel time and saved us from weariness.
Next day we woke up early morning as I’m an early bird and a health freak. We went to jaunpur fort for morning walk. I’m a pro in undermining self possessions. And thus I have been heedless to this historical monument. Well, it’s better late than never. Though I have been to the fort when I was a kid but now after so many years it was obvious to feel like first time. The greenery and peaceful ambience was peerless. And it was a good start for Jyoti’s birthday. We went to Atala mosque, Shahi pool afterwards.
Birthday evening was celebrated in pure indian style at BATI-CHOKHA. Food served in leaves plates and earthen pots was delicious as anything. From the cake-cutting to the food, everything was perfect.
Next day we woke up early morning again even earlier than the previous one as she has to board the train to her city. And this is how the three day trip of hers ended.
And trust me freinds during these three days one thing that I realized the most was gather all itsy-bitsy happiness, it will eventually become immense. Spend time with your friends, family and loved ones. In today’s hectic life schedule we are leaving behind the fun of stupid talks with friends, crazy and insane acts of them. All we do is Hi, Hello on social media and back out from group plans in the name of work.
Enjoy your lives along with your work and make your own life stressfree.