This year, I visited the famous Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi after 18 years. While I have tried many times, this was the first time things fell in place.

Photography isn’t allowed in the temple and though I was slightly disappointed, this picture of the prasad (food offering) will remain with me. The holy basil and marigold over the hand rolled besan ladoos in a white box, felt like good old days.

Sankat Mochan

Prasad at Sankat Mochan, Varanasi

This post is compiled for WordlessWednesday (#50 for me), One Word Sunday hosted by Debbie and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

24 Responses

  1. Archana says:

    Superb! Such a vibrant colour and it stays that way for many days. I find that Laddoos as prasad somehow always taste divine.. totally different from regular ones.. I wonder why…
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  2. Judee says:

    The orange color is so vibrant and beautiful. We have a beautiful temple in New Jersey and they have lovely looking prasad too

  3. debbie says:

    A lovely flower and I like that orange splash behind – well spotted!

  4. Marigold and basil are associated with holy practices, isn’t it? I am glad the prasad lifted up your spirits.

  5. Esha says:

    Thanks you for joining in for Wordless Wednesday, parul! Sometimes even a simple picture can convey a lot, as does yours here. I’ve always associated marigolds with our festivals, be it at home or in the temples. Nice post!

  6. Esha says:

    Thank you for joining in for WordlessWednesday, Parul! A simple picture sometimes conveys a lot, as yours does, this week. Marigolds I’ve associated with worshipping whether at home or in the temple. Loved this post.
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  7. Shilpa Gupte says:

    How wonderful it must have felt receiving the prasad and the marigold!

  8. Parul! I really love the simplicity of doing things and there is human bond behind it, spreading love and smiles.

  9. We had a marigold plant in our yard but it dried out this summer. I really love those bright colors of that flower 🙁

  10. vineeta says:

    Next year we will go again with VT.
    Try to avoid the day of Dhanteras .

  11. vineeta says:

    Next year we will go again with VT.
    Try to avoid the day of Dhanteras .

  12. bellybytes says:

    Oh I love marigolds and when it comes with the prasad …. even more heavenly.

  13. arv! says:

    Simple pleasures of life, Parul!

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