Udayaachaladalli Ravi baruva chinne Aruna chavi…
The Goddess of night slowly recedes, handing us over to the gentle care of Usha, the day break who prepares us for the arrival Aruna, the legless charioteer of Suryanarayana the Sun God.
One of my favourite poems, it is also my favourite time of the day, riots of colours, range of it, yet not aggressive , gentle caring and slowly guiding us through .
Its magic, the world awakens each day from its nightly slumber, transformed by a sparkling layer of morning dew on the grass, on flower petals and leaves, on cars and car windows. These glistening droplets last only for a little while, an integral part of the early morning with its magical aura.
When we do not experience it what we miss is the magnificent display of sunlight playing upon an infinite amount of tiny crystal balls. To step onto the dew covered grass is to anoint our feet with a form of water that comes once a day for short time, a parting gift from the night air that has taken our tiredness. This gift that will vanish as Aruna emerges in all visibility.
I love inhaling this slowly and consciously enough it is as if I am drinking this magical elixir formed in the boundary between darkness and light. I love the quietude of misty dawn before the sober is up…The morning songs of the birds awakening in blooming garden sets my soul gently.. fragrant flowers with/ glistering dew.. deep full chest breath… shy sunbeam flickering over the tops of wisdom whispering songs of the waving trees… the mind is so serene.. like Kalidasa’s meghadhoot I see the clouds as they have rested and move towards Alkapuri. Their gentle serenading music fuels my heart with hope.. the skies above send tranquil vibes this … I smile a really contented smile.
One myth believes that the dew drops are the tears from heaven, and another myth says these are droplets poured from the vessel of the goddess of dawn. Seeing the earth clad with these shimmering drops, it’s so easy to imagine fairies bathing in the water, or maybe even the sky God weeping from a longing to be closer to his beloved earth goddess, after all her beauty would sparkle as she emerges from the darkness.
This is one moment that I am really humbled, I feel so grateful for being here in this moment.