We friends went for a fun-filled trip. It was to the Ajanta and Ellora caves. We were so excited as we reached Aurangabad! For her, it was the first time she came with us for an outing. We hired an auto and it was in ease as one of our friends were able to talk Hindi. We were so amused to go to Ellora caves. There was something written on the way we travelled about this place.
“The 34 caves at Ellora and the 29 caves at Ajanta remained in obscurity for over a millennium, until John Smith, a British Army Officer, accidentally stumbled upon them while on a hunting expedition in 1819. Ajanta and Ellora are protected monument sites under the Archaeological Survey of India and has been included in the World Heritage list of monuments.”
We went to Cave 16, after sometime and it was called as Kailasa. To my amazement, it was cut with a single rock and it looked like a 3D structure! It was a holy temple to Lord Shiva.
It was said that sculptures related to the epic Ramayana was also seen, but I am not that well versed in it. So, I am not sure whether the scuptures belong to that.
On either side of Kailasa, there were more caves with several sculptures and one of it’s way went deep into the mountain. People advised us not to go too far into that. But, as we were talking, giggling around, one of my friend told me that the shy girl was missing. We were terrified with that info as she was very shy and also this was her first outing with us.
The shy girl was wandering as if her feet were a slave to the orders of some extraordinary force. Se started limitlessly walking into the forest. As she walking, she found a lot of Shiv Lingams on the way. Suddenly those holy
Lingams turned golden color and it was running like a gold lake. She stopped her journey inside the mountain seeing this amazing thing! The moment she was seeing the golden river, it was changing into gold coins!!!!
A heap of gold coins!!
She has heard of these stories when she was kid. Yet, she never thought that this would be coming true to any of us. Also she never even imagined that this experience would be hers!! A dream coming true moment for her!!!
She was only 23 years old and this much gold coins was too much for her. Even though she was shy, she too had her dreams right? She felt it was God’s gift for her and she took as much she could in her backpack. She could not control her excitement!! Her character is that, she was very sympathetic to old people, poor people. Even when she didn’t have this much gold coins or money, she used to serve them with whatever she had.
Now, the “happiness of giving others” was deeply rooted into her soul!
While she was finding her way out, God would have thought that with this thoughts, “this little girl should live happily ever after without any miseries!”
To God’s grace, she found the way out and was travelling home alone with all the money she had. It would have crossed millions of dollars. Meanwhile her friends were upset on bringing her on the trip and where going back to their places.
She has already heard of projects and programmes on the abolishment of poverty. She eventually, signed up for many such projects and started giving away all her gold coins until it was zero in count!
Yep, she had her own job to feed her! 🙂
So, how many of us are willing to give away such a gift from nature to others who are less fortunate than us?
“Help others, Be happy!”