Saturday, December 25, 2010

A trip to Harnai, again.


As the phone alarm goes off, you wake up and the sound of rushing sea waves fall on your ears. You look out and holds the magnificent view in your eyes. The sun has risen and looks burning red, a flock of birds is sitting at a distance on the water which look like white dots floating in bunch. You smile and keep staring. It was a different morning for me and my friend who had travelled to Harnai the earlier night.

It was a long weekend, an opportunity which comes very rarely. We grabbed it and were now next to the seashore. Three days holiday, I had sighed the day we left. For a moment, while stepping out of the house, my lazy mind had somewhat kicked back, “3 days holiday…3 days of lazing around…doing nothing”. Our mind is so powerful, isn’t it? For many days I had the wish for a holiday and now when I am on it, this strange mind, for a moment slips and urges to stay back, just to lazy around. I am not sure if it happens with everyone.

Coming back to the Harnai, I had already visited this place earlier and had written in detail about the trip. This time too, our places of visit were somewhat similar. One addition was the Harihareshwar beach.

Harihareshwar is a serene and beautiful beach at about 124 km (2-2.5 hours) from Harnai. It is also called as Kashi of southern India. The main attraction of this place is the Shiv temple. The gaabhaaraa (veranda) is quite spacious and quiet. Most of the spiritual places are now over-popularized and hence over-crowded. But this temple is saved from that trouble. The place has an importance for spiritual rites after funeral. After the darshan, we got into the waters. The sea is just marvellous and any photography fan will go crazy to capture the turbulent water and the setting sun. I will be posting many of the pics on my photoblog.

The vast sea and it’s power makes us look tiny and insignificant as we stand before the huge water body. It has the potential to depress you, boldly pointing you as a tiny creature or it may bring the infiniteness that is dormant in you and may make you find the real you. For me it was just a state of awe I went in, looking at the beauty surrounding everywhere around me.

Finally this trip gave me the break I needed. At least my photoblog would be updated regularly, for some time….

P.S : After I wrote my first post of Harnai, many asked me about the address and telephone no. So here’s it, for those interested in visiting the place -

Ocean Palace
Namrata Chopade
Mukkam Post Harnai (Harnai baazarpeth),
Taluka Dapoli,
Zilla Ratnagiri.
Mobile : 9270169869

Saturday, December 11, 2010



Complaints & Complaints! I have been doing that from past few months. I don’t get time to post blog nor I get time to read other blogs. I promise, make plans and then don’t get sufficient time and have to compromise.

Why is this happening to me? Sometimes I think of myself taking the last breath and I think about the desires that I would leave behind in this world bonding me to come back. There are so many things that I want to do. At times I wonder what have kept me from achieving these? Was I so busy that I couldn't do realize what I planned? When I look back, I don’t find any reason or so.

I still have to contemplate and find the root coz I have to destroy it…I want to do what I like…Time is precious…Life is too short to be wasted…2010 will be past in a few days and 2011 will begin. It will be foolish to let go another year with desires unachieved…