Tuesday, 19 February 2008

AMARKANTAK!

Being to Amarkantak.....was like being in a dream.....a place where u have an out of the body experience......the people i met were also so different .......i met an old man aged 88 years who called the stones in temples.....ATM machines....he actually asked kids to consider the money thrown away by stupid people in the temples as their own pocket money.....
im amazed.....( but not so amazed! i already had read a lot about him.... )i met quiet, simple people, who had eyes like they were drilling into u....one of those people...his name is Sadhan...such a stange name...i ws attracted...why would parents name their child `object`..i asked him....he told me that it was short for Sadhana....hmmmmm....his eyes... hypnotic......after a long conversation ....im still amazed to know...tht this mining engineer...(who gave up wat people wud think as luxuries...)and made Amarkantak his home.....he now practices ayurveda......and helps the tribals of the region....this place is surrounded by thick forests and mystics.......this place is also where the Narmada river bEgins its journey....
i had one meal with this amazing man......we cooked...(i ll explain..)..take some potatoes, tomatoes, some chilles, some brinjal , put all these ingredients into a roaring fire, take it out on a `patal`( a plate made of leaves)whn a wonderful cooking smell catches your nose..( the temp there is 0 degrees) add some salt and lime and eat to your hearts content.......
i want more of such life...... once is not enough....
im already making plans to go back......and i know i will!

2 comments:

Michael James said...

wonderful! soon... i know i will... :-)

priya said...

I just imagine while reading thorough it, its really wonerful!!