Water is Life and in the Desert State of Rajasthan the Value of Water is enhanced by the Power of Infinity.
Thus the Beauty and Importance of a Lotus Lake in the midst of the Parched Brown Aravalli Mountain Range in Bundi, Rajasthan is a Sight to behold.
If you look hard you will see Spots of Orange at the base of the Brown Hills on the far Right of the picture below.
These are the Flame of the Forest Trees in bloom ( do check out a previous blog by the same title) . Palash ( Hindi) or Butea monosperma ( Scientific Name) .
The Sukh Sagar Lake or literally translated The Lake of Happiness is surrounded by Palaces and Temples along its banks . The Royal and The Divine.
Keep a sharp eye for the clump of Green in the midst of the Brown Mountains.
The Sukh Mahal or the Palace of Happiness is stated to be the residence for a short time of none other than Rudyarg Kipling,the author of Jungle Book.( the movie has recently been released as well ).
It is fabled however the same was made for Royalty to indulge in the Happiness ( Sukh) of Worldly Pleasures away from the prying eyes of courtiers in the Main Palace.
The Lush Green Trees contrast sharply with the Rocky and Brown Mountains. Symbolic? A message from Nature, maybe ?
The Lotus lake is dotted with Hindu Temples preserved by their Rulers for Centuries who followed the same faith.
The Temple below is submerged in the waters of The Lotus Lake and the Picture was taken from the Roof Top of the Temple.
My first exclamation as I gazed at the Lotus Lake for the first time was a loud “WOW”
The featured image is of a Shivling covered by a typical Rajasthani Canopy , which in turn is sheltered by Lofty Date Palm trees, on the Banks of the amazing Sukh Sagar in the midst of the Parched Lands of Rajasthan.