Monday, September 12, 2011

Modern Gopis and their Krishna

Tired cyclists from the Kullu Khardung La MTB Cycle expedition, resting at a sylvan spot on the banks of the Beas river (before it rushes ahead to meet the Sutlej) , cooling their tired limbs. The overhanging branches and the traditional riverbank dwellings kind of brought an old world feel to things . A click by one of the participants, Sangeeta Khanna!

You won't guess how "old world " a mind can go !

(photo by Sangeeta Khanna)
Age old stories,
Gopis bathing in the river,
and Krishna,
taking off
with their clothes
left on the bank,
to hide them
up in the tree.

Today, the Gopis,
empowered ,
sit on the banks,
sip coffee,
guard the windcheaters,
Krishna flows
in the rivers,
and mountains,
and the breeze
singing in the trees.


  1. Lolz...

    Gopis are not even interested in guarding the windcheaters , Krishna can't even dare now :)