The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Thursday, 3 May 2012



Assi Ghat on the day of Dev Deepawali. The Ganga water has not fully receded yet. Most of the lower ghat-steps are still under layers of sand and soil brought by the flooding Ganga water of Monsoon. But nothing except countless heads of visitors are visible on the day of Dev Deepawali to be part of the amazing flow of the light quanta spreading from tens of thousands of 'diyas' on the ghat-steps and on the rhythmic flow of the Ganga water. 

Assi ghat, being on the extreme corner of the inhabited ghats in the southern end of Varanasi and having road connectivity for big vehicles right to ghat steps unlike most other famous Ganga ghats, draws packed number of visitors filling the space so tightly that even not an inch of the stone ghat-steps is visible. The photograph here is of the preparation of the Dev Deepawali celebrations at the Assi Ghat. 

Dev Deepawali celebration preparation at Assi Ghat©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -