“A call to Kedarnath”, Esamskriti, December 16, 2020:
“They say, some things happen only when “bulava aata hai”. I think my time had come too, finally, for my long-awaited trip to Kedarnath.
For years together, I had been reading about people undertaking the Char Dham yatra or a trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath. I would read about how arduous the journey was or how people get stuck in bad weather or how rains caused havoc during the travel. In my head, I always planned this trip but the task seemed quite daunting.
Just a few days before Diwali, one of my old colleagues texted me late at night and asked if I would like to go to Kedarnath. Just the two of us. But it had to be in the next few days as the shrine would close thereafter for winter. I couldn’t believe that here was my call to the abode of Shiva, so no was not an option. Since we were moving houses in the next few days and Diwali was close, I wondered how I would accommodate this trip, in between. When the time is right things just happen….”
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