The Same.

5:19:00 pm


I’m having kind of a ‘blogger’s block’ this week. (Or maybe I should call it ‘writer’s blogck’). Creative juices ain’t flowing, and nothing’s going ‘Ting!!’ in my head.

However, something caught my attention recently, and I thought I’d share it with you guys. It’s nothing much, just a couple of pictures.

The first pic here is of pilgrims during the Hajj pilgrimage, performing one of the Hajj rituals called ‘stoning the devil’. The wall you see here represents the Devil, and pilgrims are required to pelt stones at it on the day of Eid-Al-Adha, or Bakreid, which was on 26th October this year.

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The pic shown below is of the burning of an effigy of Ravana, the demon king with ten heads. The burning takes place on the evening of Dusshera, when people celebrate the victory of Lord Ram over Ravana, which was on 24th October this year.

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Both are representations of people destroying the Evil One. The victory of good over bad. Both on days of celebration and festivities. Both activities undertaken in large groups.

Look closer, and that’s what all of us want, good over evil. Underneath, we’re all just the same.

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4 comments

  1. What a lovely thought Fab and so true! Deep down this is the crux at everything we want. Hope you get over your blogger's block or writer's blogck and share more of that awesome stuff that you do so nicely.

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    1. Thank you, Swapna!! You are too kind :-)

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  2. Well, I just learned some new things from your post. I had not heard of either one of these traditions. And very good point you make that all we want - as humans - is to triumph over evil.
    I hope you're blogging block breaks soon!
    Hope you are well otherwise.
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