Boat Race in Nainital

A Boat Race on Nainital Lake

Boat races on the Nainital Lake are celebrated events of Nainital for more than a century now. Here is an old classical photo of one shared by a friend Harish Bhatt on Facebook. It was originally a black and white picture but has been retouched with digital color by this blogger.

Nainital is best described as a blue lake surrounded by lush green hills of oaks and pine and undergrowth of ferns and sweet wild flowers with mountain springs and snow covered peaks, the abode of the goddess Naini Mata when not resting in the snow white peaks of Nanda Devi with her sister Sunanda Devi.

May Nainital be protected from the ravages of human lust and greed, may the goddess not be compelled again to wash the town and its people into the lake once again as she did more than a hundred years ago but instead grant them heavenly peace, contentment and tranquility filled with beauty, and may Nainital forever remain the place from where a cry for protecting the planet from human damage forever rise, and may it not be distracted by lust, a weakness Nainitalites have fought with for long and as seems to have happened with the most recent crusader of Nainital in the world.

Praise the Mother Goddess of Nainital, the most beautiful face of Mother Earth.


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