Saturday, April 16, 2022

Hanuman Jayanti 2022

Congratulations to our Guruji Gopal Vyas & the East London Hindu Society for another incredible Hanuman Jayanti 2022.

To the singers and musicians - you were all AMAZING! The energy was palpable and if I felt that virtually, I know it must have been intense in the mandir itself.

And what a blessing to have spotted a perfect full moon during aarti. πŸͺ”

Jai Shree Krishna to all. πŸ™πŸΌ

Thursday, April 14, 2022

My trip home...

As our descent was announced, I started feeling uneasy on the flight and my eyes welled up with hot tears. 

I was going to my parents’ home after two years - and our Awesome Foursome was minus one. I was terrified of facing reality that my Dad was really gone. The first moments of seeing my Mum & brother at the East London airport is still indescribable. 

I held my Mum so tight. And I cried. The 3 of us hadn’t been together to process this massive loss and our silence in that moment spoke volumes.

For this trip, my priority was my Mum. It was vital for me to be with her as she started a brand new chapter - moving to a new place after spending 40 years in the home she shared with my Dad.

Seeing my Dad’s lazy boy in the lounge, his side of the bed and entering his office were the most difficult places for me. ❤️‍🩹

In these photos, are just a few of the amazing people I met while I was at home. Some were short or chance meetings, but they gave me the incredible healing boost of energy that I so craved.

I wish I captured more! πŸ€—

I was lucky to meet many from our community at our mandir (temple) but there are so many more I would have loved to see and spend time with.

Over the past few days, I’ve scrolled through these photos and they still makes my heart smile!

I’m thankful for you all.

Lots of love! ❤️πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌ

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Dreaming of our mandir

Last night I had a dream of our East London mandir (temple). πŸ›• I miss being there. The angelic singing, the music…the divine energy. It was simply invigorating.

For the past few weeks, no matter what the day or week had in store, Hanuman Chalisa & Bhajan/Kirtan were my highlights. ✨

Every time we left, I’d tell my Mum: 

My heart feels so full. ❤️

I also loved seeing everyone and would look forward to the warmth & hugs. That’s what community is. πŸ€—πŸ™πŸΌ 

And it’s exactly what I needed after the past two years. ❤️‍🩹

I wish I took more photos with everyone - especially with all our amazing singers, but I send lots of love to you all…especially our legendary Mas & Dadas. 😘


Friday, April 8, 2022

Happy Birthday, Bhai!

Today, my Bhai (brother) celebrates his birthday!

He has carried more on his shoulders in the past three years than I can even begin to imagine.

Continuing our Dad’s legacy is not any easy task, and yet he continues to amaze us and make us proud.

He is wise, kind & generous and I appreciate him for all he continues to do.

I love you, Bhai! πŸ€—❤️

First pic is shortly after he was born. 

(Big sister didn’t seem impressed about the new kid on the block πŸ˜„)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Ramadan 2022

Wishing my dear friends across the world a blessed month ahead. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ¦‹