Poetics at D’Verse offer the theme of place this week so I’ve chosen a photo I took at Savitri hill in Pushkar, Rajasthan. It’s a place that evokes strong memories for me.
Savitri I was beaten
am I Gayatri?
briefly chosen by Brahma
did I displace you?
you sacrificed Yajna
to play games with Laksmi
Parvati and Indrani
you still sit in anger
staring east at your rival
separated by lake
by Pushkar the great
and the one to defeat me
29 thoughts on “Savitri”
I like what you say here even though I am not familiar with the cultural references.
oh wow…. a beautiful landscape… not familiar enough with the names to mention to probably understand in depth but love the emotions in this
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Spectacular … image and verse.
Very beautifully written. I really enjoyed this piece.
The photo is stunning…you express a very firm strength in your writing…the combination of the two make for a powerful presentation!
wonderful view and such powerful words gilly … we did not go there so i don’t know the story yet … another intriguing hindu tale!
wow…you went beyond a sense of place and gave it depth with spirituality and history…i like it much…i caught several of the refs but…really nice…
I love your presentation of famous Brahma Mythological Hindu Story.
For those who dont know it, (With your Permission Gee)
Pushkar (Blue Lotus) was a place where Lord Brahma (the creator) chose for performing a grand worship ritual after victory over an asur ( Demon). His wife Devi Saraswati (Goddess of knowledge) was suppose to sit in the ceremony however since she was not available and the auspicious time of the required ritual was slipping away, He picked a local Gujjar Girl Named Gayatri, Married her and let her perform the required duties which left his otherwise calm wife really angry and she cursed him that since his act made him unworthy of devotion, he will not be worshiped by mortals anywhere but this place. That is why Lord Brahama doesnt have many noted temples in the world.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you! Love stories of the gods:-)
You know I know the story but I could never have told it as well and would hate to offend! Thank you dear heart, you are such an angel 🙂
Powerful words and lovely image. Thanks BC for the background info.
A better view of everything from the summit…
your poem speaks in your voice, sad with strength.. thank you
Thank you Tracy, don’t worry thought there is no sadness!
A beautiful photo and regal poem, it goes very well with the photo 🙂
This is powerful, Gilly 🙂
Very nice, but without the comment It would have been hard..
you’ve taken us right into the emotions of the sacred mythology… beautiful image too!
It is obvious how well you understand Hindu mythology. This is almost like a vedic chant Gilly! Perfect image too 🙂
Oh Madhu what a wonderful thing to say, a huge compliment. I love Hindu mythology, a vast treasure trove.
Loved this 🙂
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I read the comment which explains the poem. Maybe you could copy that and past it onto the new post?
I always long for more of your poems when I read one. I was briefly startled to see the familiar icon for Dadirri. How long gone, and how missed.
I know, she pops up quite often and surprises me every time ❤
We’ve been going to a beach near where I walked headlands with her. She’s still present.