A New Star in the Firmament
*Dr. K L Chowdhury
|Come what may
we never lost a day
visiting our faith’s temple
up the Roopnagar hill.
We lay prostrate in obeisance
in the benevolent Lord’s presence;
we bathed him in the milk of our love,
and offered flowers and incense;
we washed and mopped the sacred floors,
and discharged many a religious chores;
we tolled the bells, large and small,
and performed parikramas, one and all;
we sang the hymn
and chanted the mantra
‘Om Bhoor Bhuvasah…;’
we walked the winding path of penance
and sat in meditation and in trance;
we chose august company,
of the wise, the initiated and the holy;
we prayed to the gods - Indra, and Agni,
Rudra, Suriya, Chandrama and Prithvi;
we invoked the elements in Nature
the earth, the fire, the air, the water;
we raised our hands in supplication
to the mighty god of creation.
And patiently we waited,
hearts fluttering, breaths bated;
gazing at the endless heavens
for a cosmic occurrence;
scanning the galaxies and the milky way,
for that miracle to happen one day -
a new star in the firmament,
our life’s wish-fulfilment.
*Dr. K L Chowdhury retired as a Professor of Medicine, Medical College, Srinagar. Presently he is the Director of a charitable institution, Shriya Bhatt Mission Hospital and Research Center, Durga Nagar, Jammu.
He is a physician and neurologist, a medical researcher, poet, social activist. He writes on diverse subjects medical, literary, social and political and has numerous research papers to his credit, his pioneering work being “The Health Trauma in a Displaced Population” which was presented at national and international conferences.
He was declared Shehjar's '
Kashmiri Person of the year
' for 2007.
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Doctor Sahib let us believe that miracles do happen and pass on the legacy to our progeny.That is the best we can do at this stage of our life.
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