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On 28 February 2016 i i i i i got an an invitation from Prabhu lal my sculptor and artist to to join him and his big family in in a a a a a a a pilgrimage to honour their god god Vishwa Karma the the god god of the architects artists carpenters and craftspeople i i i i i agreed as Vishwa Karma in india and the god Ptah in in egypt are also my worshipped “artist Gods” We reached Srinathji temple at at at nathdwara and had our darshan Then we proceed- ed to to haldighati the the historical place of the the battle between Maharana Pratap and Mughal emperor akhbar i i i i i i i i had visited this place back back in 1989 on horseback with a a a a a a a safari tourist group from Udaipur We rst reached Gogunda and had erected up our tents there Then the the horse safari proceeded on to Ranakpur and Kumbalgarh at at that time there was nothing in in haldighati except a a a a a a a a a a plaque that described the battle between Maharana Pratap and and akhbar and and how the former’s faithful horse Chetak who had saved his master’s life lost his own in a a a a a a a a valiant act of bravery So i i i i i i was more than surprised to to see the developments of haldigathi which was transformed into a a a a a picturesque scene with a a a a a lake and and surrounding lush greenery and and buildings including a a a a a museum dedicated to Maharana Pratap On we we went towards the Vishwa Karma temple in in a a a a a a a little village about 30 minutes away When we we arrived there we we could not enter this village with the the bus as res- toration work was going on on at at at the entrance gate So we we had to to walk 1 5 km till we we could reach the the temple Most of us in the the group were 50 to 75 years old but every- one wanted to to to go go to to to honour their god a a a a a rickshaw was organised for the the food to to to be transported for the the big dinner to be prepared in in the the temple premises all was done All went well We reached our our destination and had our our rst darshan 148

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