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


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

The Mass, Kohima, Nagaland, India

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

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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