Monday, December 23, 2013

A VISIT TO GUJARAT... After a long wait....... Part -1

(अहमदाबाद, राजकोट,जामनगर,द्वारिका , बेट द्वारिका ,पोरबंदर , सोमनाथ, दिऊ , सोमनाथ - जामनगर , अहमदाबाद )

Friends .. I want to share exhilarating experience and  joy which i had with my family during our Dushhera / Navaratra Holidays.

It was planned in destiny to move this Year, ...Why? i have been trying to visit Gujarat since 2010 for long break on spiritual tour  to Saurashtra.( Dwarkaji, Somnath ji, Diu and Gir National park)...

In short we planned our visit without much of experience and fears of being out on the tour with no body back at home. We were 6 members, My Parents above 65 and myself along with my wife and 2 kids.

It started all of Sudden during Independence day holidays to plan for the Gujarat visit, we chalked out  itinerary with map and decided on routes and alternate routes. It started with approval of Holidays and Air Tickets, Train tickets and locations finding at various places, budget was tight but  it was unreasonable on my part to restrict within budgets if I am planning to visit the tour after 3 years, I must look around the means and ways to save but not to restrict the budgets. anyways, after humiliation and surprises of the airline  and supporting tour planning sites (Never trust Go-ibibo site and promotional codes) I got my ticket confirmations and then it started in IInd week of October. The surroundings were not hot like July and August but almost pleasant due to going rains. Well with God's grace  it was beautiful whether with clear skies in Delhi.
 On the day of 10th we started from Delhi airport  at 10.30 Flight and reached Ahmedabad airport taxi stand at 12.30 PM.
Delhi Domestic Airport

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Airport Ahmedabad

आ गये

Started  with prebooked Innova for the Itenary from Ahmedabad and gone upto Chotila for Lunch as it was just out of Ahmedabad. Midway we had our first Gujurati dish -Khaman dhokla  and save bhujia - reaally tasty yaar... Now on to next  route we had experience of bad roads as  it was just after heavy rainy season but very low traffic due to navaratri festival, we seen many pandals of garba on the way and felt the festivity in air of gujarat.
To Dwarka ji (Okha) we have chosen route via rajkot and jamnagar highway. It was 7 Hrs continuous Drive to finally one stop at Jamnagar. On highway we seen Australian cricket team in Bus and also seen the readiness and cricket fever among the people of Rajkot -marvelous view.We seen largest refinery of Asia in Jamnagar through our Car windows only as we are getting late  for the booked Hotel at Dwarikaji. Rightly to mention here - dwarika ji has got lot of hotels to stay so no need to panic for the people - but it is always good to Pre book your stay if you are reaching on odd times. we opted for Kokila Dheeraj Dham and have already confirmed in morning from Ahmadabad about our  visit and got very nice AC rooms for Rs 800 per day basis. Though not very exclusively maintained but it was nice to stay. Having beautiful scenic view and close to Sea beach and evening sunset point (generally happens from 6:10 to 6:35 PM (October).  For Dinner and lunch prefferred eating in  Hotel Guruprerna Restaurant and other small restaurants due to taste licking opportunities  for the tounge. Anyways, we all in the family had resolution that we will take care of our ownself whenever we  go for the eating  and nobody will impose the tastes. we stayed at Dwarika ji on 10th night and 11th Night for the full Mazza...
Kokila dheeraj dham room
Sunset at Dwarka ji
Camel ride on Sheru
Feeling the winds 

 In Dwarika - reached 10th Night - Planned for the Byet Dwarika next morning at 7.30 AM, on way we gone to Nageshwar Mahadev temple, Nice Temple - one of the famous Jyotirlinga. Visited  - Gopi talav
(गोपी तालाब ) and had darshan of Mahaprabhu ji ki baithak and  straight to Okha terminal for Byet Dwaarika, there are several small places but  these were insignificant if you have very limited time to visit all mandirs, thanks to information from all the places that we were at Okha terminal by 9.30 AM after having all around 25 minutes drive and visits to Nagaeshwar ji and Gopi talav. We boarded the ferry at jetty and there were private family  ferries also but we took, which ever is available on the point of boarding and started for Byet dwarika, it was parents  wish and there huge courage to travel all through and enjoy this. My mother who was week from legs safely boarded the ferry  after stepping troubles and it started...
We all in family on the Ferry


5 Kms Away  - Byet Dwarika

We had Darshan of Lord Dwarikadhish, and Rukmani ji, Lakshmi ji and Sudama garhi at Byet Dwarika , later we gone to Hanuman temple - makardhwaj dham on the auto rickshaw, who were not willing to go for small family but on special cost and request they took us to round of 5-6 kms  from Dwarika Dhish temple on the very narrow way.

On return from Byet dwarika, we visited Rukmani devi 13th century temple where only sweet water is distributed as prasad as  it is cursed  for centuries by Rishi Durwasa for salty water (A part of story  as narrated by panda of the Mandir, Rukmani stayed in this temple area for 12 years and worshipped Lord Krishna -Dwarkadhish through Idol.)

Well it was whole day now and we felt very hungry -  it was 4.00 PM  and all restaurants  closed their kitchens - only things we are left to taste are  Bananas, Chai and Mtthi and Mirchi  Masala pav. Planned for the sun set evening rides and evening darshan of Dwarikadhish Temple - the only left out place........ - Wow   just thinking of it...  is giving me thrills...

 read part -II of the experience sharing.... अभी तो  द्वारिकापुरी  कि रात और पोरबंदर से  सोमनाथ जी  के रस्ते का पूरा ब्यौरा बाकि है , , बस फिर   मिलते हैं ब्रेक के बाद.....

Bye, Regards and Love you a lot :)
Jai Dwarikadhish

 Shilpa and Aditya.....

WOW with PF office (Provident Fund  withdrawal at Faridabad, Haryana)

It was December'13 when I thought of withdrawal  of my PF  saved in my last to last company M/s BHP Infrastructure. I was withdrawing the PF after 3 years of my relieving date and  hence I was not knowing the rules and procedures - but thanks to the latest downloaded form and HR cites  forum I trusted from Internet and got to the  latest application and filled all the details.

Dear friends after 6 months wait from my company for the clearance  of the form due to uncertain management at company  - i was able to get the form through very helpful newly recruited staff - Thanks to CA - Manju Mangla and whole team for supporting. 

With my experience of withdrawal, i would like to provide few good inputs those who wish to submit such forms for quick submission.

Kindly tick /check the RTGS transfer  box in the form so that payment gets transferred automatically and also make sure to attache the cancelled cheque to avoid unwanted embarrassment later on. Also  take care to put transparent cello tape on the A/c Number and kindly be noted about the timings of department so that you go prepared as per the time in morning  and can come out easily in few minutes.

I would say this was amazing experience  when yesterday I received all my fund in my personal saving account and i had earlier experience with PF office but   - this time it was quite  satisfying.

Bye and Best of Luck to all my well wishers - Happy new Year


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Goverdhan Dhanghati Giriraj mandir mukharbind.

Hi everybody..
Hope to see you all very fine as i look for myself, Its always great to see everybody fuelled positive richly to live next. Yesterday i was at Giriraj ji, See how beutiful are the arrangements at the goverdhan parvat. We took Parikrama at parikrama marg this is of total 7 Kos = 21 Kilometers in total, Heavy rush of devotees and further enjoyable Prasad counters with Water serving hubs. It was great experience, No words...

Goverdhan Dhanghati Giriraj mandir

This is the day of ekadshi and i am fortunate to have the darshans. May Great GOD Krishna bless all of you.

Bye, till then Radhe Radhe

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hi friends, sorry for being in remote,

Well today on my way to Gurgaon for the Job early in morning at 8.0 o'clock, I took these pic's where i was thinking that somewhere in the past our honourable supreme court has banned these " Patthar ke Sanam" Look at these Pics, How dangerously these are plying on the roads without following the rules. These does not give dam about any of the law, please be careful while driving on these roads i have myself seen few accidents with the fall of the patthars on the new shining cars when they are moving uphills, and the point of concern is that these are not also fit for carrying heavy loads as i see often the trucks having their sunny day saying" awwwwaee..." with broken axles, some trucks are fallen on the side lanes like they are saying, " Ab bas kar yaar, mujhe sone do... saala sare din chalata hai, mujhe chalu rakh ke khud so jaata hai"... Patthar ke sanam...., Buri nazar wale tera muh kaala aur tu mera saala... Aaj Muasam bada baiman hai....


Friday, November 20, 2009

Change that Happened....

It happened like this

It was the month of November 2008 when I called up my father in Chandigarh to come to home and just be with us in festive season, He is 72 yrs and he straight forwarded denied that he is no longer interested in the society of dead people where they cannot unite and do something for their own benefit. Actually he was active member in gali mohalla society for development from last 11 years and participating in various developments but due to political influence on the group of old people and veterans he is helpless in getting the things done.

All of the sudden my wife jolted me by saying that “what is that we have contributed towards this? We didn’t even spared our time to help him and discuss what is on his mind?Now my better half and I were just thinking how it would be if we change our home and look for the job somewhere else as this society is not coming up and civic infrastructure is bad despite of developed sectors of HUDA.

Now I got my inner call and we planned together that we are going to make gathering of like minded people for up lifting of the civic infrastructure in our street rather than looking at the outside help of authorities.

Here comes the day Lohri 13th Jan 2009–The great festival of togetherness and I started inviting the people for the evening and came to know that my neighbors are living in water tight compartments and they are not even interested in sharing the place for lohri. They are blaming others like HindustanPakistan and are not even bothered to participate of good cause of society.

I took this up and shouted for help to my distant neighbors and told them if none of them willcome and join us for the representation then me and my wife will go to local ward counselor and will ask the authorities in HUDA to give us the Plan & dates. Since we are just living in busy life, we were looking for people strength to support. Well Listening to this, one gentleman offered himself but denied the participation of his lady and then it was 18th Jan 2009 when we reached MCF counselor’s place for the representation and found that he got the news of our representation beforehand from various gali mohalla people and started making excuses of not getting the things performed.

We sat calmly and repeated our question after his excuses. All of the sudden all present became silent and started looking at our faces that why I am asking the same question when he advocated the reasons of not performing the work.

He (Counselor) got irritated and said What I want from him?..

Now that ‘s my ball to hit…:)

I straightly told him that if he is incapable then he must allow us to move forward to higher authorities and media for getting the work done and he has to support. He immediately replied that he will do it for us if I bring at least a bunch of 50 odd men for representation to MCF commissioner’s office and then he will give full support. Now he is playing political game which all other with us understood and got united for high arguments "Saa... and further sticked to our demand of proper civic amenities.

You know this gave me remembrances of our odd fight 15 years back in college by all boys and girls of Diploma ’93 for the affliation of college to technical university in longowal. “Jo humse takrayga Choor choor ho jayega…” Dean- Director Hai Hai..

But the difference was - I was behaving like leader and family man struck in-between the situation of do or die for reputation. I went back and met my neighbors, told them whole story and they assured me of political help if anything goes wrong due to counselor but they can't get political help for providing civic amenities.

You know my lady said immediately, that nothing more can go wrong if we sat like deaf & dumb now and then we started meeting every member in our neighborhood in our lane and requested them to join us on 21st Jan at 10.30AM (appointment from commissioner) for representation in MCF and I engaged myself in arranging the transport, facilities and other display material. In the meantime old gentleman from society came and warned us that whatever we are doing is spoiling the status of the last representations made to higher authorities and anything done in excitement is not good for whole of the society.

I said to them’ “Sir when I called all of you, you were saying “Sorry ji, aap jaa kar dekh lo, Kuch Hone wala nahi hai… Now why are you stopping us?”Then they said OK we will come, but you have to be very patient and silent when we were talking to the commissioner.

Me and my wife said OK, but internally we are so burnt, that we really want to hit harder.

Well just on 21st Jan 2009 we made up our mind and I took short leave from my office to visit commissioners office and I saw outside my house two old ladies, well dressed and one old gentleman who said chale beta ji…This is all despite of disinterest.

I tell you friends.. Nothing stopped me from getting thrilled and my eyes were not able to stop the distillery. The drops coming in my eyes are in all corners and then on full beam mode expressed the joy of togetherness and change we thought of.

By the time we reached the common place of gathering flowers were arranged as planned for our representation, collected the signature of 59 family members out of 72 houses of the lane on our representation and thought that we will be polite but if something didn’t worked out we are not going to come back home and will sit in commissioner’s office. I told my mother to take care of my children at the back after their school time if something delayed the matter & my mother told me boldly- OK go and get it done Beta..,

At commissioner’s office –I was in such a heat that my whole body warmed up and my face is glowing red with my ears and my wife said to me, “Dear don’t worry, we are not going to leave this here.”

I said “You know I just want to make it in one go…”She nodded in yes.

Commissioner’s car came and supporters of councilor started raising slogans of Khullar saab Jindabad... and greatness of the commissioner and as he stepped out, our councilor met him and requested him to give us few minutes before going in office and all ladies and old men of the society presented flowers as gesture of Gandhigiri and expressed their thanks to Commissioner for him to be so helping till date but said my wife –"Sir, You have done so much for other sectors till now, but why are you not doing for us, where is the delay and what can we do as residents of society for this cause." He said '" I thought you all are here to fight but since you have shown good gesture so i am speechless." and said "ok I will look into the files , why these are not moved and will make it sure that Work orders be released very soon and also committed that he will hand over details to counselor by next morning". This all became a part of Media news and All were rejoiced with his assurance and came back.

Before The representation -30days x 12 months scene -floods in Rainy season

After 15 days of follow up we got our development started in society lane and you can see the difference. We got cemented roads; we got our Sewerage tanks cleaned.So...

My request to all readers,

Come on, We can change the world and start from your own society, Just think what we can do for it and check for the helping media available.

Now -20.11.2009

Mile sur mera tumhara to sur bane hamara....



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Hi 16/11/2009

Hi dear,
Today's concern is water, yesterday i got one ppt. presentation on water use and wastage, You should know astonishing facts that we do not use as much clean water for drinking what we throw away in our daily needs. So i wish to make one call through this message to all my near and dear ones -Please educate the people around you to not to waste clean water which is available.. better it is to make good storage and use it efficiently. Further to call NGO's in all cities to raise RTI to the Municipal corporations to check that what are they doing on the subject means education of people- providing infrastructure - etc and please do not forget to ask the target time by when these will be done.....


Mile sur mera tumhara to sur bane hamara......


Friday, November 13, 2009

Starting the blog......

Well, What i am selecting as tiltle of the blog, is most common which every new blogger will select for his diary and thought . What do you say...

Well all about me you can find on orkut..
but i will surely use this for something which i want to share for richness of life and to welcome the group of people who really matches my intellect.... I must say it will be enthusiastic and good approach to share all my positives, negatives, sarcastic and energetic views and opinions with all. I welcome celebreties, readers and my countrymen(Indians) to read and support me whenever they feel right.......

Mile sur mera tumhara to sur bane hamara.....

all the best.. See You later