By Keerthana Venkatesh
Contributing Author for Spark Igniting Minds
It stands strong over the deep waters of the sea beckoning believers. White in its own peaceful glory, the Haji Ali dargah is adorned with an aura of well-being that plays its charm over me every time. Neither the lashing waters of the dark sea nor the low-hanging gloomy clouds have been able to diminish its charm. The waters of the Arabian Sea rise at every tide to kiss the dargah. But all it can reach is the threshold of the serene shrine.
Mesmerized, I step onto those black rocks that lead to this temple of peace. All along, hawkers scream out advertising their wares, food sellers wash utensils in the dark waters lashing below, parents call out to their children to beware of the water’s edge, beggars cry out for alms, kids reason with their families of the need of a particular toy from a make-shift shop, the hustle and bustle continues.
But all these sounds fade away. They fade into a distance of nothingness as the Sufi singers drown in the glory of that all-pervasive power, beckoning me to join them in their oneness with that Holy Being – a God who has no form, a God who is just a power that radiates all around. A God that I connect with.
About Keerthana Venkatesh
Keerthana Venkatesh is a passionate writer with a penchant for positivism via thoughts, actions and alternative therapies.
She has worked on the editorial of some of India’s biggest media houses and as content management and marketing head in various corporates.
An avid traveler and a doting mother, she finds inspiration and the energy of positivism through places, people and her daughter which she showcases in her blog titled "This Short Story"!!!