Bali God’s Vacation

Written by Rinku Ghosh

Be it an eclectic spirituality, velvet healing or a hedonistic rush, Bali s a mosiac of experiences that goes beyond tropical expectations.

At first, it seems a tad bit strange. The charioteer Krishna, pointing ahead with this far-sighted wisdom and Arjun, even if it means facing his unjust kin. for the sake of Dharma. there is no Sudarshan Chakra around this larger-than-life, carved rendition of the essence of Gita but a whirl of snazzy cars around the traffic island in a tony district of Denpasar, Bali’s capital. it is hard to imagine episodic sculptures of Ramayana and Mahabharata, Kinnauris, Apsaras and Gandharvas in the middle of the Southeast-Asian carousel, hectic modernity and the rush and gush of a global hotspot. you could easily be mistaken as taking a walk inside the recreated wonderland of Ramoji Studio except the Aryan muscular heroes have slightly altered facial features and Ghatotkach is seen taming a dragon to tap into a water source. as for one of the world’s most active volcanoes, it spews venom when serpent god Basuki or Besakih raises his head in rage.

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