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Palitana – Part 2

August 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

We did the climb up to the temples on Sunday. The 3,200 steps seemed much tougher to climb than the last time I did them. I stopped many times en route, even though the common wisdom is that one should just continue. Bhavana made Abhishek walk-and-talk and set a fast pace, and they made it to the top faster than all of us.

The toughest part of the climb was from steps 1,000-2,000 – the middle path, as it were. The destination is still away, and one is tired from the first part of the climb. After that, it is a countdown to the top.

There was a slight drizzle as we did the climb. At the heights, the low clouds made it almost surreal. Inside the temples, there was no artificial light. The rituals being done now were probably exactly how they have been done for hundreds of years.

In a sense, not only is one climbing up, but one is also going back in time.

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  • 1 Veerchand Bothra // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:14 am

    “The toughest part of the climb was the middle path. ”

    We can say that about entrepreneurial journey too.

    “The destination is still away, and one is tired from the first part of the climb.”

    This is were many give up and climb down.

    “After that, it is a countdown to the top.”

    Hopefully one gets to this stage fine enough for the journey to the top.

    You know when you have reached the mountain top, but can we say that about entrepreneurship as well?

  • 2 Kasi // Aug 31, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    3200 steps that is a lot… are they steep? the one’s like Tirupathi? I had to stop 10-times gasping for air (I smoke a lot)… in-fact i was gasping for life 🙂 but i still made it… as you said the middle portion was the most challenging as in entrepreneurship.

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