Places, People and Visual Stories

Power of Faith

One of the repeating visual frames during my travel is faith. It takes many forms – the silent meditation in midst of nature, to impromptu genuflecting by the roadside, to the intense ritualistic involvement by the rivers, to grand festive celebrations with chest-thumping, to the solitude of oneself. For a few, the very life is a manifestation of faith. Each one is seeking solace, healing or peace. The belief in power of faith is universal. Every visual frame is magical, awe-inspiring and divine.

Incredible India! Chalo Kumbh - Allahabad 2013


Mahakumbh, Allahabad, India. A dip in the Ganges during this holy period is supposed to wash away all sins!




The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness – Henry David Thoreau





Jesus, I love you....


Bangalore, India.






Incredible India! Tirupati Tirumala


Surrendering self by genuflecting, Tirumal Tirupati, India.






Varanasi - Sarnath : Find peace within


Finding peace within, Buddhist centre of Sarnath, near Varanasi, India





“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”; ― Soren Kierkegaard





Eid festivities @ JamaMasjid, Delhi


The holy FRIDAY, every EID, Jama Masjid, Delhi. India.






Happy Holi! Holi Mubarak Ho!
The HOLI Frenzy, every year, Vrindavan, Mathura, India



Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase. – Martin Luther King, Jr





Incredible India ! Araku to Bastar..


Faith is part of life in the tribal belt of Central India, Jagdalpur, Chattisgarh





Selfless service to the humanity, forms the bedrock of any faith, in true sense – Sreeni





Serene and solace giving Golden Temple


Serene and solace giving Harmandir Saheb (Golden Temple), Amritsar, India





Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs matchless and pure strength of faith … – Mahatma Gandhi





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The prayer wheels, whirl around. Leh, Ladakh, India






Incredible India! Udaipur, Rajasthan


The footwear market, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India






Incredible India - Marvelous Madurai
Culture is alien, so is language.. but god listens. Madurai meenakshi temple, India




Incredible India! Rajasthan - Kumbhalgarh


Kumbhalgardh Fort, Rajasthan, India






Varanasi - Sarnath : Find peace within
The sunrise ‘aradhana’ to goddess Ganges (the rivers are considered sacred), Varanasi, India



Faith is a journey within, a journey of solace and bliss. The journey has no space and time boundaries – Sreeni





Incredible India - Marvelous Madurai
Madurai Meenakshi Temple, Madhurai, Tamilnadu, India




Incredible India! Faith
Chennai International Airport, India




Thiksey Monastry
Thiksey Monastry, Ladakh, India




Incredible India - Pondering Pondicherry
The Promenade, Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, India



Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light – Helen Keller





Incredible India! Fatehpur Sikri
The Diwane Aam, Fatehpur Sikri, India.





Dream Dubai ! Really?
By the creek, Bur Dubai, Dubai, UAE



God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
– Dr. Abdul Kalam





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The Mass, Kohima, Nagaland, India




Incredible India! Royale Rajasthan - Camel Country Bikaner Festival
Temple of rats, Karni Mata Mandir, Bikaner, India




Faith
Lord Buddha’s final resting place, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur, UP, India

Peace from Faith, a set on Flickr.

Even as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves,
there is one religion — human religion — but any number of faiths
– Mahatma Gandhi

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  1. Reblogged this on The journey within – Awakening the Self.

    August 14, 2013 at 7:12 pm

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