Monday, January 16, 2012

The Dawn Worship....

Half Marathoners, 21 km runners, participating in the Standard Chartered Marathon 2012, generally take off across the Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai's latest showpiece.

Normally out of bounds for pedestrians, this place is chock a block at dawn on Marathon day, with thousands of runners, warming up, exercising, stretching, and almost straining at the leash to start. An ideal setting , for a morning Kakad Arti (the early morning prayer ritual), with so many lit lamps, a quietly (c)lapping Sea, and that heavenly light raining down on the runners, as they thump across the bridge, naturally, photographed by blogger friend Magiceye, who was actually there ! 

He posted this as a part of the series of posts.

The grandeur inspired a few lines in Marathi. English follows...

 (photo by Deepak Amembal Magiceye)
पहाटेची काकड आरती ,
समुद्राच्या लाटानच्या नादात ,
उगवत्या सूर्याच्या साक्षीने
असंख्य निरान्जानांच्या प्रकाशात
तालात पळणारी माणसं,
आकाशातून पडणारा
आशीर्वादाचा प्रखर झोत .....
आज माराथोन चा दिवस !

 So many worship lamps,
lighting up,
the Kakad Arti,
the early puja,
celebrating the dawn
of another day,
the rhythmic arrival
of the
curious sea waves,

The enthused Sun ,
preparing for
a possible early arrival,
and thousands of steps
of runners,
in a beat
the Sea Link,
blessed by lights from above.....

It's Marathon Day !


  1. Yes, me, too! I love it! Hope you have a beautiful week!


    1. Deepak, Sylvia What a great team we are :-))).... Deepak clicks, I write, and Sylvia applauds ! All done with so much enthusiasm ....Wonderful !

  2. How exciting you've made the whole scenario, with words and photography. I, of course, didn't make it though our village "family" member and neighbor, who works in Dubai, came home for the event. Had I known that John Abraham would be there, perhaps, I would have been, also...not that all those brave runners didn't deserve my support as much as any Bollywood super star.

    1. Carmen, thank you, and the bridge lights really looked like lamps to me ! beautiful photograph by Deepak ...

  3. The magical eye captures beautiful scenes
    And ugich konitari makes them truly poetic
    Inspiring Mumbai locals and many others
    To take a break from the life that's so hectic

    1. So much beauty around us, but it takes a magic eye to notice it. I just react in words . You actually click as well as write poetry ! Way to go, Anuradha...

  4. Lovely picture and beautiful words!