The Monsoon Words
Whenever I am Googling these words; smell of and the good Google suggests me did you mean to say Smell of Rain? And as soon as I click it, it says the word is Patrichor - Udaipur Monsoon Words
Article By Kushal Wadhwani
Whenever I am Googling these words; smell of and the good Google suggests me did you mean to say Smell of Rain? And as soon as I click it, it says the word is Patrichor. Yet to find a place in the Oxford dictionary as far as my knowledge goes. And this word has fetched a decent following in the past years.
Nobody likes to be staying wet for a longer period of time. And yet when this wonderful season of monsoon arrives we do find a tickle inside us which tries to say go and get drenched it happens only for once in a year and tap a feet or two in the pond nearby.
It is a season where nature lives at its fullest. Or worthy we can say that the nature is at its swan song.
Monsoon showers in Udaipur city hold a special place. Being a native citizen of the city and quite an observer of the lakes this city bounds around, our love and devotion for monsoon cannot be questioned.
The picturesque reflection of the street lights and the traffic lights on the wet roads. The sudden green cover canopy encircling the mighty mountains of the Aravali mountain range and the ever inviting places around, such as the lake fronts, the green glowing parks and the food streets.
All of them get a new life as the showers come over to wash the streets and invite the tourist to put their feet on the roads paved for their visit in this beautiful city.
It happens every year or for the good part it happens for at least 7-8 times in a decade. And it’s a good habit indeed to carry smiles on our faces and seeing everyone around smiling, giving cheerful greet to the citizens of the city passing by.
The whole nation celebrates the arrival of the monsoon as it is the season which answers the hard work our farmers put in to reap the soil and give fodder to the mankind.
Being an Udaipurite, the monsoon here does shares an unseen bound with the citizens of the city. And I hope this stays the same as for the generations to come.
The seasonal munching also gets a nod from the citizens. Say it the smoking hot tea beverage or the fried stuff such as Pakodas enjoyed with exquisite chutneys or wonderful aloo sandwiches served hot at the lake fronts and many more one can add.
We are the children of the nature. But at the same time we can be rightly called as the step children to it, owing to our ways of living that hurt the very sentiment of making the city clean and green and breathable. We should take a step at our disposal to help the city stay clean and green thus making it a wonderful host to invite tourists from the world over.
Happy monsoon people stay safe and enjoy to the fullest.
Photo by Yash Sharma