Saturday, April 26, 2008

A Pilgrimage Special: Sakura in Sarnath!

Sakura in Sarnath?...



I have always been fascinated by photos of cherry blossoms or Sakura from Japan. Accordingly, the blossom which is Japan's unofficial national flower has been celebrated for many centuries and Japanese celebrates with hanami or cherry blossom viewing parties under the blooming trees, something really simple and wonderful, I suppose. In Sarnath, India, just at the entrance of a little quaint Buddhist Temple built by Angarika Dharmapala, there is this lone tree with a profuse of blooms. That was not a Sakura tree of course, but for a minute, I was transported to a make believe world of viewing Sakura. Life is such a delight if you care to imagine!

3 comments:

Liudmila said...

I think Ifind every year a new tree for me. It's so interesting to see how much varieties has the nature for every thing it creates!

footiam said...

Yes, and post it to share! That would be wonderful!

Lac said...

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Have another serving of Travel Pangs!