Moonwashed in Rann of Kutch

While planning a road trip through Kutch, I ensured we were spending two days around the full moon in the Great Rann. I was quite influenced by the advertisement on television by matinee idol Amitabh Bachchan describing the beauty of the moon against the pristine pure white salt desert better known as the Great Rann of Kutch.

Great Rann of Kutch

Rann Camel Cart Ride

We were a bit late for the sunset but in time for the moonrise. It was a carnival site, with camel cart rides, kite flying, horse rides and everyone grabbing their slice of the Rann. As evening set in and the crowd dispersed, the moon shone brightly. Great Rann of KutchThe moon rays and the whiteness of the Rann merged into each other creating an ethereal environment.

Great Rann of Kutch Moonlight

I sat there, staring into the moon and enjoying the infinite beauty of the White Rann. As I was getting moon washed with the pure moon light permeating through every cell of my body, I felt a sense of peace and calm that urged me to continue sitting there and reflect on life. After a while, with the new found lightness in my body, I rolled over in my favourite yoga posture ” Halasan”Rann Yogasana

 

Born on a moonless night, I am very much attracted to the beauty of the moon. As a child I often, peeped out in the middle of my homework to admire that white round glowing ball in the sky and was overcome by happiness. During my adult years, sometimes, I could sense a tear drop flow by, completely in awe of the beauty in the sky. When I took to meditation and learnt to absorb the moon in myself, I became aware of what I felt all along. Born on a moonless night, it was a journey of taking in the moonlight bit by bit, overcoming inner demons and fears until the full moon filled my being. The soulful Sufi Mix Kachchi melody “Deewana,deewana, mastana, mastana” (crazy, joyous) sung by a group of local musicians in the Rann Utsav area filled the air and I soon emerged from my stupor. There is nothing better than an opportunity to meditate in the open, during a full moon night. This moon washing will last me a while until I find my next destination……

In 2016-2017, Rann Utsav will be held between 25th Nov 2016 and 26th Feb 2017 and the 4 full moon nights are 29th November 2016; 29th December 2016,  28th January 2017 & 26th February 2017.

Other Related Posts:

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  2. Mud Mirror Art
  3. Rogan Art Painting
  4. Hand Made Copper Bells
  5. Fossil Park in Kutch

About Sangeeta

Once upon a time workaholic, now on a refreshing journey, cultivating infinite patience and acceptance- Sangeeta travels extensively in India and overseas experiencing, learning and unravelling !!!
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  4. Arwen says:

    Did you do Rann Utsaav or just visit on your own? Which would you recommend?

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    • Sangeeta says:

      I visited on my own during Rann Utsav and stayed in Shaam e Sarhad. Will recommend a moonlight night trip. Individual customised trips offer flexibility but if you are on your own and traveling solo, Rann Utsav is a better option

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