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Alphabet H – Himalayas

A to Z challenge

H

Day #10 : **Theme Kaleidoscope of thoughts**

Serrated and jagged, it is the citadel at the northern frontiers of my country, India. A gigantic personality, it commands admiration and awe from its onlookers.

From time immemorial, the Himalayas have stood tall spreading across five countries, Bhutan, Nepal, India, China and Pakistan. The name Himalaya has a Sanskrit origin.” Him” meaning snow and “aalaya” meaning abode, which literally means the abode of snow.

The Himalayas comprise over a hundred mountain ranges, including the tallest peak of Mt. Everest at 8,848 m above sea level. Since ancient times it has attracted pilgrims and mountaineers in great numbers.

My ode to the mighty mountains and some pictures  taken during our trips to the Himalayas!

 

The cold northern winds blow, rumbling across the jagged edges,

blanketing the sky piercing mountains,with a cloak of white satin snow.

 

The untamed and rugged beauty, incites the strong hearted souls,

to tread its arduous  terrain, and celebrate victory at its peak.

 

Clouds caress the peaks as they pass, whispering secret messages,

when the sun kisses the luminous peak, it blushes to a golden hue.

 

The eyes admires,  the vast expansive artistry of nature,

and the heart soaks in, the pristine spiritual energy!

 

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77 comments on “Alphabet H – Himalayas

  1. Kim Richardson
    April 10, 2017

    Wow! Radhika! Those photos are uttering amazing! What a truly awe-inspiring sight those mountains must be.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Abhay
    April 10, 2017

    I must say Radhika ji, your command over language is awesome. Beautiful post.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Purva Abhyankar
    April 10, 2017

    That’s the perfect description! I had the same experience a few years back. The mountains make you feel how small the problems on your life are.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. dilkiaawazsunoblog
    April 10, 2017

    Beautiful pictures Radhika.. amazing..And truly agree to what Abhay commented

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Geraint Isitt
    April 10, 2017

    Lovely post. Such great photos. I’ve not been to the Himalayas, but having spent time in the mountains back in Canada, I do know how awe inspiring it all is.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. yassy
    April 10, 2017

    Spectacular pics. Beautifully written verse to match. Radha, I hope you do me the honor of writing with me one day.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. orangeorchards
    April 10, 2017

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful poem Radhika 😃🌷

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Sumith
    April 10, 2017

    Amazing captures and a beautiful poem Radhika!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Shweta Suresh
    April 10, 2017

    Amazing pictures! That’s great ode to the Himalayas. Such beautiful lines. Beautifully written!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Sayanti aka Shine
    April 10, 2017

    It’s a mind-blowing poem, Radhika. Pics are very nice. Where did you take the pics from?

    Liked by 2 people

  11. boundlessblessingsblog
    April 10, 2017

    Wow, awesome, Radhika. What an amazing and wonderful poem all in praise of our Himalayas. Those photos are fantastic. What a truly awe-inspiring sight are the Himalayas. Loved your great post and H was the best.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Prakash Hegade
    April 10, 2017

    wow clicks! 🙂

    Liked the 3rd and 4th lines of the poem the most. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Dipanwita
    April 10, 2017

    The Himalayas are indeed untamed and rigged beauty. They keep enticing everyone. Beautiful poetry and beautiful pictures to go with it.

    http://dipanwita.com/a-z-challenge-h-horses-neck/

    Liked by 3 people

  14. kittysverses
    April 10, 2017

    Beautiful piece of poetry, and pretty pictures. I’m in awe.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. theonlysup
    April 10, 2017

    i so much love himalayas ..wonderful post radhika 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Snehlata sethia
    April 10, 2017

    Pics and poem both are beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. swalia
    April 10, 2017

    Beautiful poem …And absolutely breathtaking pics!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. Faisal Farooque
    April 10, 2017

    #Excellent
    Beautiful poem

    Liked by 2 people

  19. shopgirlanonymous
    April 10, 2017

    Wow! I’ve always dreamed of visiting the Himalayas…and now you’ve guaranteed it a spot higher up on my bucket list with these amazing shots!!!

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Iain Kelly
    April 10, 2017

    Amazing photographs of such an epic l[pace to visit.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. coolkidandy
    April 10, 2017

    Wow!! Such a fantastic experience you have there. Your post makes me want to fly to Himalayas now!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Divya Deepak Rao
    April 10, 2017

    Wow Radika! What a magical way of describing the beauty of the Himalayas! Your words are as mesmerizing as the pictures:-)

    Liked by 2 people

  23. Anki Bhoye
    April 10, 2017

    These photographs made me fall in love, they are heavenly. I just can’t express in words how beautiful they look .😍

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Shailaja V
    April 10, 2017

    Simply breathtaking pictures! Your words also do great justice to the majesty and beauty of the peaks. Lovely!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Liam
    April 10, 2017

    Beautiful! I’d like to go to the Himalyas. I don’t need to scale the peaks, I’d be happy to walk through the valleys.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. The beauty of the Himalayas is awe-inspiring..it makes us gaze at it with respect. Nice pictures and a perfect poem… 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  27. ANITA
    April 10, 2017

    Super pics,Radhika!
    Where did you click them?
    The Himalayas are awesome!

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Meenakshi Sethi
    April 10, 2017

    You are attempting this challenge in full swing Radhika. I wait to read daily what is coming next with a new alphabet! Loved the poem too 💖

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Masoom Jethwa
    April 11, 2017

    Himalaya us what I am saving money for a trip. Nature’s bliss.

    Liked by 1 person

  30. Varsh
    April 11, 2017

    Just one word….awesome!!! The pictures as well as the lines that go with them.

    Liked by 1 person

  31. daneelyunus
    April 11, 2017

    Woow very nice scenes Radhika

    Liked by 1 person

  32. totallytales
    April 12, 2017

    Can’t say which is more beautiful, the pics or the picturesque description!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  33. thewritewomanblog
    April 17, 2017

    Such amazing pictures of the majestic beauty and a lovely poem to complement it.
    Happy Monday, Radhika!

    Liked by 1 person

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