Saturday, 11 June 2011

Around HAMPI - Roam in the morning

HAMPI is a place where we can learn simplicity, enjoy the past history, and fused with the local wisdom. Be prepared for no electricity, phone signal that always gone, no internet conection and unpredicable weather.

Try to wake up in early morning around 5.30 AM, and walk around the village, climb the rock's or just met and talk with the local.

This one is the best place to meditate, just sit here and blend with the nature, You can certainly expect, Why Shiva and Parvati choose this place to met than married. Because just amazing.

See, women here make a Ranggoli every morning. Rangoli are a traditional decorative folk art of India. They are decorative designs made on floors of living rooms and courtyards, meant as sacred welcoming areas for the deities.

Rangoli designs can be simple geometric shapes, deity impressions, flower and petal shapes (appropriate for the given celebrations), but they can also become very elaborate designs crafted by numerous people. The base material is usually dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour, to which Sindoor (vermillion), Haldi (tumeric) and other natural colours can be added. Chemical colours are a modern variation. Other materials inlclude coloured sand and even flowers and petals, as in the case of Flower Rangolis

The Rangoli make for fortune symbol and also a welcome greetings for guest. And The themes followed in the Indian rangoli creation vary from basic geometrical designs, to the use of motifs symbolizing important plants and animals. These may be the lotus, a specific bird or different fish that symbolizes the coexistence and harmony between man and other creations of God.

The Buffalo...

The Cow..

The lovely Grandfather..

1 comment:

  1. We wake up around the same time but on different parts of the world. The morning scene by the rocks and water looks very relaxing to me.

    That is great photo of you on the rocks Mareta! You are beautiful inside and out.

    Much Metta my friend!