Pabiben and her ‘Pabi Bag’– Crafting Beauties ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

(Note: Do leave a comment/ click on the 'like' button if you liked it/ follow the blog, so that I know you liked the content!) I met Pabiben Rabari at one of the many handlooms and handicraft exhibitions that occur periodically in Mumbai. Standing behind the stall was a well-built and confident woman with colourful … Continue reading Pabiben and her ‘Pabi Bag’– Crafting Beauties ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Following the Krishna route: Stop 2- Dwaraka – the Gateway to Heaven ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

And other temples........................................ 104 kms; 2 hours 7 mins After a half day stay at Porbandar, we left on a 2-hour journey alongside the western coast of the country to reach Krishna’s land – Dwaraka- which literally means ‘Gateway to Heaven’. For the itinerary in Porbandar do click on the following link https://sojournwithsan.wordpress.com/2019/08/23/following-the-krishna-route-stop-1-porbandar/ A Panoramic … Continue reading Following the Krishna route: Stop 2- Dwaraka – the Gateway to Heaven ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

Following the Krishna route: Stop 1-Porbandar ©Sangeeta Venkatesh

The story: Beaten rice, butter with sugar, curds and Tulsi leaves are my association with food on Gokulasthmi or Krishna Janamasthmi. patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati tad aham bhakty-upahrtam asnami prayatatmanah (Bhagvad Gita: Chapter 9, verse 26) which translates to, ‘if anyone offers me a leaf, or a flower, a fruit or … Continue reading Following the Krishna route: Stop 1-Porbandar ©Sangeeta Venkatesh