Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Paradise Lost

     The Kashmir valley is considered a paradise on earth. It is nature at its best. Mythology says that the whole valley was a lake long back. Sage Kashyapa is said to have drained the valley by cutting the mountains near Baramulla. We do not know how far this story is true but a beautiful lake still exists there... The Dal lake. The house boats of this lake are a favourite with the tourists. The same valley is facing unprecedented floods. Hundreds have lost their lives. People are struggling. Many have lost all their worldly possessions. Though the waters have started receding slowly, it will take ages for normalcy to return. This is a painting of the famous Dal lake and its house boats. Hope you like it. Also do not forget to say a prayer for all the affected people.

26 comments:

  1. Thank u for sharing a wonderful work and a post. Certainly, I pray for the people struggling. I hope your work will comfort the people. Kind regards, Sadami

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  2. The flooding there has been a tragedy. I cannot even begin to imagine enduring the horror of such a natural disaster. Take care of yourself, Asit!
    Kathryn

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  3. Magnifiques couleurs et message très émouvant...

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  4. A beautiful painting of a beautiful place that brought so much sorrow .

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  5. Very beautifully done Asit, yes have been watching the nature's fury over tv and I wonder about the two sides of the coin, joy and sorrow.

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  6. Very beutiful painting of a very interesting place !!!
    Have a nice day !!!

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  7. Un bello lugar, maravillosamente pintado en contraste con lo ocurrido allí. Recibe un cordial saludo

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  8. remembering always such places and tell history
    there, beautiful painting

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  9. You've done a perfect job of showing us the beauty of the water and reflections in this lovely place. Padjama has said it perfectly,.... a reminder of both joy and sorrow.

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  10. So sad to hear about people suffering from floods. Prayers ....

    Your painting is beautiful the colors and the sedimentation that is going on, at least i think that's what it is called. You are a great painter.

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  11. Your paintings are just getting better and better all the time. This one has so many lovely watercolor effects in it and such good values. I am sorry about the flooding - the world over is struggling with drought or flood or famine or war, prayers are needed for all suffering beings. Have a safe and productive weekend.

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  12. A beautiful painting of an interesting place. Thank you for the chance to l"visit" places in your country and learn about it.

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  13. A beautiful painting of a magnificent place, great work Asit. Ciao!

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