THE BUTTERFLY I sit by my window, I behold a magic butterfly! A rainbow butterfly! Gorgeous hues of red, blue, indigo, Orange, green, heavenly mauve, Immaculate yellow, Fluttering loftily, Flying stealthily, Flirting with sweet flowers so lovely! A discreet kiss on the lips of the white pansy, A soft caress on the dahlia’s cheek, A gentle stroke on the red nose of the poppy! Hibiscus, violets, Budding marigolds, Chuckle and open their folds, Engrossed by the magic butterfly! A fragrant red rose, Spreads her velvety petals, Lingers and whimpers! In the wilderness, disappears the magic butterfly!
In spiritual life, each aspirant seeks and appeases his spiritual hunger according to his belief , taste or talent.
Grand Bassin, dotingly called ‘Ganga Talao’ , is a Crater Lake situate in a secluded mountain area in the South of Mauritius. Nestled deep in the core recess of the heart of the island, Grand Bassin is recognized as a sacred lake and a replica of the Holy Ganges by the Hindu populace.Every year, thousands of pilgrims from the four corners of the island converge to its precincts; they collect the sacred water of the lake,to offer to Lord Shiva, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri or The Night of Shiva. This year, the Night of Shiva is celebrated on 21 February. Zealous pilgrims from the north, the east and the west have started to trek to the south since Friday last, blessed by the intermittent drizzles of the rainy season.
ODE TO SHIVA
Graceful, gorgeous white skinned Lord,
You wear the moon on your head,
You are the elixir of life,
Remover of pain and suffering; Immutable, powerful three-eyed Lord,
You are the Embodiment of Light
Bestower of joy and ecstasy
Destroyer of darkness and ignorance
My song is a prayer to you,
My dance is a worship to you,
My body is your temple,
My soul belongs to you.
Illustration/Photography/Anita Bacha Illustration Video/Courtesy of Flying Freaks Aerial Cinematography
I am a Capricorn; I believe in hard work, achievement and success;I am idealistic, dynamic and go getting;I am ambitious and I know how to take my dreams further;For me ‘nothing succeeds like success ‘and ‘nothing venture, nothing gain’ In life and in love, I always go for the best; I am loving and compassionate;I adore and cherish children; I love and respect my elders and old folks. I love my friends and I will do anything to make them happy; I firmly advocate for ‘only when I love myself, I am able to truly love others’; I stand for liberty, peace and justice; I claim loudly that only love makes the world go round; The list of intrinsic worth is quite extensive so the arduous rock climber will pause here; Defects I have a few but, too few to mention. Happy Birthday to All Capricorns!Anita Bacha