During my recent visit in June 2019, I wanted to look at the place differently from a conventional first time tourist. I was looking for an integration of one’ roots, culture and spirituality in that place.
No, I was not looking for Indians and Indian Food there. Something else other than the conventional look outs.
The single most attracting factor of Niagara is what I was looking for in my search for my identity & there it was in plenty in different moods, modes and expressions – WATER. Eureka !
After all Water which is one of the “Pancha Boothas” (Five elements of Nature) can not differentiate human beings based on color, creed, region and religion. Water expresses itself so eloquently that I wasted no time in using my iPhone trying to catch/understand what Water was trying to convey.
Back in Pittsburgh, sitting at home on one of those thunderstorm days, integrating my small video clips, I ventured into this video titling it as Amrutha Varshini, the Carnatic Music Raga related to Rains.
Music Courtesy – Veena Maestro R. Krishnamurthy
The meaning of this famous song is given below
Oh ShivE! Bhavaani! You charm the nectar like bliss. You cause the rain and you are worshipped by Shiva and others.
You protect Vishnu and others and you are the mother of prosperous Guruguha. You are of the form of knowledge and dwell in the heart of those steeped in bliss. You are the compassionate one. I meditate on you always to shower heavy rain at once. Please send rain more and more abundantly”