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In the land of myths and legends

The majesty of the Himalayas evoke a strange mix of contrary emotions

The Ganesha temple at Dodital

The Ganesha temple at Dodital

Shyam Saran
Every patch of the Himalayas is steeped in legends, folk tales and history harking back to a more magical time. The majesty of the Himalayas evoke a strange mix of contrary emotions. There is a sense of humility when faced with the immensity of the snow-capped mountains. But there is also the feeling of one’s spirit expanding and soaring high as the pristine white peaks draw one to the deep blue space against which they are framed.

Dodital and Dwara are hallowed spaces where the story of Lord Ganesha unfolded perhaps in a poet’s dream. Its recounting remains as dramatic
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First Published: Nov 18 2021 | 10:37 PM IST

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