January 24, 2020 : Passage to Gondal, Rural to Royal
As most of our days have been, this one shows a tremendous contrast between how the vast majority of Gujaratis live and the lives of the Royal families. We cross the miles, constantly absorbed by the vivid scenes surrounding us. Occasionally we stop to get a closer look. Enjoy these memories of the adventure today.
Like small villages in Europe with gold-encrusted Catholic churches, it seems that no expense is spared in the ornamentation of the temples of this particular guru who has a huge following. One is dazzled and enthralled by the fervor of the believers, and having witnessed the spectrum of life in India I can understand the appeal of this form of devotion. It truly takes believers out of the realm of mundane existence and transports them to a higher level for a few minutes of the day, renewing their zest for living.