My Sunset Moments #4 – Spellbound at Shantiniketan

sunset at Shantiniketan

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

It’s been one month since I made the trip to Shantiniketan still the charm of that peaceful retreat is vivid in my mind. And when I thought about a beautiful sunset I have enjoyed in recent times I could remember this one at Srijani Shilpagram, Shantiniketan.

Sunset at Shantiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal

The sun slid behind the leafy branches of eucalyptus setting the sky on fire. I stood speechless for some time and then slowly walked towards the main gate of the ground where my family was waiting for me.

sunset at Shantiniketan

P.S: In case you have missed the first three of my sunset moments here are the links for you. 

My Sunset Moments #1

My Sunset Moments #2

My Sunset Moments #3

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My Sunset Moments #3 – the orange fireball through palm leaves

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“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

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My Sunset Moments #3

It was a summer evening. I went up the rooftop to bring the clothes I put to dry under the sun earlier that day. Luckily, I had my camera with me. It was almost dusk. The sky turned deep grey with the sun gleaming like an orange fireball. I zoomed in to capture it through the leaves of a palm tree swaying in the cool evening breeze. Hope you like it… 🙂

P.S.: If you have missed my previous ‘sunset moments’ here are the links for you –

My Sunset Moments #1 – A Crimson Sunset from My Rooftop

My Sunset Moments #2 – at the Holy Lake

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My Sunset Moments #2 – at the Holy Lake

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When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim ‘Ah’ you are participating in divinity. ~ Joseph Campbell

That was my ‘ah’ moment at the Holy Lake of Pushkar.

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As the sun set over the horizon it painted the sky in golden and warm orange hues. The pigeons started flying back to their nests. Dusk fell over the lake quietly. I stood still on the stairs of the ghats for some time watching the sun god leaving us for the day and soaked up the peacefulness of the moment.