Trip to Bhuj- Gujarat

The city is so small but still buzzing. There is only one flight to Bhuj by Air India which is never on time. Two hours of delay both ways is normal. I was expecting to see some authentic traditional houses on the way to our kul devi temple but it seems people across the country are losing the touch with traditions and have embraced highly toxic so-called modern lifestyle.

The plastic garbage is ruining the country and the countryside. It’s consumed by the cows on the roads and than we drink that milk and expect to be healthy.

The temple was located in the remote area 3 hours from Bhuj airport. Though it was jungle me Mangal. We stayed in the hotel Regenta which is 3 km from the airport. It is built on the hill top with a beautiful sight of the city.

The funniest part is, I noticed old fashioned sofa made of wood, a washbasin made on a silai machine, an autorickshaw – old-styled chakra and a ship. The culture which we want to desperately leave behind, we are ok to embrace it as a fashion statement. We want to display it as home decor in modern houses. But we don’t want to go back to that healthy lifestyle and more so we just keep abusing the old traditions.

The sad part is, we are progressing economically on the line of global lifestyle at the cost of environment, culture, health, mental peace and spirituality.

Published by Vaishali Shah

Vaishali Shah is the founder owner of Shrivedant Foundation in Kenya. She is an entrepreneur, writer, thinker, an avid reader, an activist, a social bug and a devotee who wants to do different things and do things differently. She has got few degrees like Masters in Commerce, Masters in International Business and Diploma in Web Technologies and many other certificate courses. She thinks that true knowledge and experience is gained from the real life, from our ancient scriptures, our elders and achievers of the society who actually can contribute to our overall growth on a large scale and can uplift our soul to a different level. She is associated with quite a few non-profit organisations in Kenya which are determined to bring awareness of ancient vedic lifestyle and the benefits to implement them into our lives. She also promotes vegetarianism through a club called Kenya Vegetarian Club to help locals to turn and remain vegetarian.

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