I am Annamayi, I am Arju

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The Congo peacocks display their tails during courtship. Their feathers are comparatively shorter and their colours don’t sparkle in the way I shine when I dance in the sun.

I am attractive and I know it, I am aware that my beauty casts a spell around me and I enjoy flaunting my long tail quill feathers whenever I have an audience because I love being watched.

My counterpart, the peahen, is not as boastful as me and it is also because her plumage is not as radiant as mine and her colours, a mixture of dull grey, brown, and green can never have the effect I have on my surrounding. She accepts my superiority and shies away from attention. She hides when she is being watched and the only time she displays her plumage is to ward off female competition or to signal danger to her young ones.

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To be continued

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I am Mayurakhi : I am fastened to my lord’s crown

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अभिनवनवनीतस्निग्धमापीतदुग्धं

दधिकणपरिदिग्धं मुग्धमंगं मुरारेः।

दिशतु भुवनकृच्छ्रच्छेदि तापिञ्छगुच्छ-

च्छवि नवशिखिपिञ्छलाञ्छितं वाञ्छितं नः॥१॥

 

May  Lord Krishna grant us our wishes; Krishna whose pretty body, nurtured by drinking milk, is as smooth as freshly prepared butter and is smeared all over with drops of curd, which destroys the suffering of the three worlds, which is dark blue as the Tapinjha flowers, and is adorned with the fresh plumes of a peacock

I am Mayura.

I am Peacock.

I am fastened to my Lord’s crown and watch the world spin by. He never removes me from his hair band and I like to believe that because I am close to his head, I am forever in his mind.

Mother Yashoda says that I suit her Lalla’s crown because we have blue in common. He wears yellow pitambar but is always addressed as Niladri. I reflect multiple colours. I am always described in shades of blue.

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Where does Keshava reside?

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The soul has no image, no attachment

It is disconnected

From the cycle of life and death

Unlike the body

It watches the body embroil

In the maze of desire and hope

Aware that it is all futile and transitory

It does not matter that I am Yashoda’s lalla, the heir of Vasudeva and Devaki. It does not natter that I am brother of Subhadra and Balarama, friend of Draupadi and guide of Arjuna

I will remain the heartbeat of Gokula and Vrindavan, the messiah of Mathura and the caretaker of Dwarka.

 

Next week I introduce to  a new character of the book

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Everybody loves Keshava but who does He love?

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Among the birds I am partial to the peacock. I have adorned the peacock feather in my crown forever but have never been able to unravel the mystery of its myriad colours.

Is the colour of the peacock feather blue-brown layered with purple or is it grey-silver layered with black?

 Is it all these colours combined or is there more…?

Are these colours of passion…of desire…or desolation…?

Among the plants I am enamoured by Tulsi and devoted to her virtue. Tulsi is dignity and it is my promise to her that my worship will be incomplete without a leaf from her plant.

 To be continued

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Many avtaars of Keshava

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We are all projections of other people’s perceptions. I am no exception.

Some perceive me as a child avatar. For them I am Balagopala…Balakrishna.

Some view me as an eternal traveller. For them I am Banke Bihari.

I was always there and will continue to be there.

When I renounce my body the surviving part of me will prevail amongst the five ingredients of nature.

 

The sixth will be the heart of human beings.

 

I will be drawn to anyone who pulls me in in his direction and provides me space in his heart.

I have narrated in the Bhagavad Gita that among the elephants I am Airavata, among trees I am Peepala, among the rivers I am Ganga and among the cows I am Kamadhenu.

 

To be continued

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