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This is another retrospective of a holiday in Bali on Balinese New Year. I wont go on about what a fun and beautiful place Bali is, ’cause it’s already spoken about so much. But what is also a must see and experience aspects about Bali is the Balinese New Year – locally called as Nyepi. Which also happens to be today 28th March 2017. This tropical place is bursting with so much culture and lot of their culture mythologically overlaps with Indian culture. Unlike what people go to Bali for the fun & frolic, Nyepi is all about bringing in the new year by maintaining silence and self-reflection. And Nyepi literally means “Day of Silence”. How serious are they about this day is that no one is allowed on the beaches or streets and one day in the year when the airport is shut. The rituals for bringing in the New Year are performed for 3-4 days. Visually and spiritually what appealed to me the most was Bhuta Yajna ritual which is performed to vanquish all the negative energies to create a a balance of God, Mankind and Nature. IMG_1492

The ogoh ogoh – demonic statues are paraded on the streets of the villages to appease Bhuta Kala. This process helps in purification. All of this resonated with a lot of hindu philosophies and mythologies I have grown up on.

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The festival in a lot ways helped me personally. You could say it was my Eat, Pray and Love experience. I felt free as bird as I got rid of a lot of baggage just being around this atmosphere of total silence. When you see the ogoh ogoh burn to ashes, you feel that you getting rid of your own bad energies.

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Standing at the crossroad of  the village with the entire show of parade with the effigies  was an overwhelming experience.  Even with the humidity and heat, it’s always a good reason to rediscover yourself. Happy Balinese New year to all out there! To all the souls who want some cleansing from their dark demons and shadows.

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On the roads in the neighborhood and blending into it.IMG_1228

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Without knowing the reason why…

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Feeling non apologetic about the passing nights and days.IMG_1206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning hard lessons in life.

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Collecting art, poetry and knowledge on the way

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Every second of your public life will go noticed. Makes us little less of humans and more of animals in a zoo. Freedom of space is not as it seems.

Roaming on the streets everything will look in harmony. You did be considered a monster if you try to break this harmony. 100 days of Living-krutikothari

 

Singapore has its very own thieves market that happens on sungei road very close to little india.

If one spends a good amount of time here, be assured to find something mind blowing with a good bargain.

My visit from last year…
Singapore Thieves Market old couple

Life in Singapore a year down the lanewickedtoys thaipu streets restuarant paint monroe kid cycle color chairs It isn’t true that Singapore is about nothingness. If you hang out and try new places you can learn to fly here too. This place is helping me in self development and making me realize my nature in relation with the city and spaces. Magic can be known and made by oneself in any situation and location. Changing perspectives.

Kaleidoscope wanderings in puducherry by night

Kaleidoscope wanderings in puducherry by night

China Town Lane

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The cushions unlimited

happy Monroe