Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yamuna Devi

Giancarlo Colombo took a couple of photos at the Yamuna near Domet. We were there for to visit Swami Chandra's Sadhana Kendra Ashram. I have given an account of our visit there.

We walked along the road that follows the nala on the high bank outside the flood plain. Seeing this picture makes me nostalgic for the old parikrama marga in Vrindavan.

Here Mahantadeva Swami and Gangesh Chaitanya are pouring Yamuna water on me. The river here is about 150 kilometers from Yamunotri and about 200 kilometers north of Delhi. By the time it gets there, 90 percent of the water has been removed and replaced by raw sewage and garbage.

I was told that due to corruption or whatever, 11 of the 13 sewage treatment plants that were built in an attempt to clean up the Yamuna are inoperative.

The water is so clean here that we had no hesitation in drinking big mouthfulls. It is shallow but fast running. My gamcha was carried away by the current.

Jai Yamuna Devi ki jai.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hari Om, Hari Om, Hari Om.

eat, eat, eat...

sleep, sleep, sleep...

Bhaja Gauranga!

Eh Govinda, Eh Gopala!

Jaia Radhe! Jaia Krishna!

Jaia Vrindavan!!!