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When Maa Vaishno Devi Blessed Me

This month in December 2014, it was the third consecutive year when I pilgrimaged to Maa Vaishno Devi Shrine along with two of my friends, Ashish and Shivendra. My brother Ashish (Ashu, as we call him) was also there during our last two trips to the Maa Vaishno Devi Shirne.

During our trek to the Shrine for the Blessing (Darshan), I recalled the divine blessing I received from Maa (the Divine Mother) in the form of a little boy while after Darshan we headed back to Katra town. Maa Vaishno Devi pilgrimage is believed to be a call of the Divine Mother to their children to visit her in order to receive her blessings. It is a belief that only those who Maa sends an invite gets a chance to visit the Shrine for her Divine Blessings. The Call of Maa is a very strong belief among Hindus and as per this belief Continue reading

Bhagvad Gita

My Readings: Chapter 1 Bhagvad Gita

Bhagvad Gita

As in my last blog post I said that I am going to start studying Bhagvad Gita, the holy book of Hindus. I have read the first chapter of the holy book and in this post I am writing the summary of the first chapter that can be marked as “The Lamentations of Arjuna.”

The chapter begins with Dhritrashtra, the King of Bharata (historical name of country India) asking Sanjay, king’s associate, about what is going on in the battlefield of Kurukshetra where a huge battle is about to begin. The battle of Kurukshetra is between Kauravas (sons of Dhritrashtra) and the Pandavas (sons of Pandu). Sanjay, who has been blessed with foresightedness, gives the king the description of all that is happening in the battlefield. Below is the description of the events by Sanjay to the King. Continue reading

Sumit PhotoBlog is now Sumit’s personal blog

It has been not a very good journey so far until today when I decided to change my PhotoBlog to my personal blog. I hardly go on PhotoWalks, less than twice in a month I take out my camera. It’s the reason I started thinking “Why am I running a blog which I can’t even update regularly?” This blog will now be about the things I will do in my life which will be worth sharing with the world. I haven’t done anything good in my life. I should say I was only spending my life which from now onwards I want to LIVE.

In the last few days I have been making my mind to study the holy books for spiritual awareness. Now I have decided that I am going to study the “Srimad Bhagvad Gita” (The Bhagvad Gita), also referred to as Gita, the holy book of Hindus which is about teachings of Lord Krishna to his disciple Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra ahead of the war. The Bhagvad Gita comprises 18 chapters and a total of 700 verses.

The purpose of reading the holy books is to get spiritual awareness and also peace of mind. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi once said, “When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagvad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of external tragedies and if they have not left any visible or invisible effect on me, I owe it to the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita.” It is not that I knew this, I found this while searching about influences of the Bhagvad Gita on the web and came across the Wikipedia page of the holy book.

Today, I’ll start reading the Bhagvad Gita and will blog post on what I learn from the teachings. Not only I will post about my learning of the Bhagvad Gita, but will also be sharing every other thing I will feel good to share with the world.

Project 1 – The Nature

My first photo project – The Nature. In this project I clicked Plants and Insects. Though the number of photos are very less because of the lack of time from my regular job but the photos I selected to be included in this project are very convincing to me.

Below are some of the shots that I think are the best I ever shot.

An Insect on Banana Leaf
An Insect on Banana Leaf
Housefly on Spike of Grass
Housefly on Spike of Grass
A Drop of Water on Grass
A Drop of Water on Grass
Water Drop on Leaf of Grass After the Rain
Water Drop on Leaf of Grass After the Rain
A Honey Bee Sucking Nectar from Flowers
A Honey Bee Sucking Nectar from Flowers
Buds and A Sprouting Branch
Buds and A Sprouting Branch
An Insect on a Jasmine Flower
An Insect on a Jasmine Flower
A Flower drenched in Rain
A Flower drenched in Rain

The rest of the photos can be viewed on my Facebook Fan Page Sumit Nagi Photography in the Album Project 1 – The Nature

My Photography Projects

I have been thinking for so long, what I should capture with my camera. Didn’t get any ideas. So, I have decided that I should start working on projects of my own where I will select a theme and capture photographs specific to the theme of the project.

My first project will be on the theme Nature. For a month I’ll click photos of Nature and will publish them on 6th of the month of September.

Hope it will be good to work on projects and I will get more to learn working on these projects. Next project will be on the theme Sky.

Follow me on Twitter (Sumit Nagi) to know my experiences while working on projects.