CFFC-Future nostalgic

Being Nostalgic

The term ‘Future Nostalgic’ is an interesting concept coined by Sue of WORDS VISUAL blog.

According to her where we take a photo and know, we will enjoy looking sometime in the future and get that nostalgic feeling.

Can nostalgia include both past and future?

Personally, I feel any thoughts on

  • Good moments of the past are nostalgia
  • Anxious moments about the future are agony
  • Bad moments of the past are a torture
  • Nostalgia can’t afford to have bad memories

You may correct me.

Future Nostalgia

And I like the idea of Future Nostalgia especially for the photographers as they go through their archive and cherish those happy times spent with family and friends.

My nostalgic moments

I do have nostalgic moments of my visit to Shree Badrinath Temple in 2009, located in the Himalayan range. (Elevation of 3100 meters or 10,170 feet)

This shrine is the most visited temple in our country. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu dating back to the Vedic Period.

It’s the toughest pilgrimage.


This town is approximately 108 km (67 miles) from Badrinath Shrine.

Here Alaknanda River Joins the Bhagirathi river which then becomes the Ganges river.

So this place is the starting point of the River Ganges, the most sacred body of water (in the world) for Hindus.

In the image below you can see both rivers joining together to form the Ganges.

“The thing about the light that shines within us is we have the option to put a shade on it, which impedes the light from emitting, or take the shade off it, which allows the world around us to become illuminated” Jeffrey G. Duart

Badrinath Temple

At that time, I know nothing about photography, angle, camera settings etc.

Simply I was clicking with a point and shoot digital camera of those times.

So the images are of very poor resolution and clarity with a lot of noise.

Please bear with me.

“Those who understand the eternal blessings which come from the temple know that no sacrifice is too great, no price too heavy, no struggle too difficult in order to receive those blessings” Thomas S. Monson

Nilkantha Peak

Nilkantha Peak rises 3474 meters (11,398 feet) and is prominently seen from Badrinath Shrine.
This is the maximum Zoom I could achieve with the camera.

What a divine feeling as you watch the peak in silent meditation!!

“Oh, these vast, calm, measureless mountain days, days in whose light everything seems equally divine, opening a thousand windows to show us, God” John Muir


It’s a hot water spring, in the vicinity of the shrine.

This thermal spring has 45°C. Pilgrims take a therapeutic bath before entering the temple.

This constant temperature of the spring is a wonder for all of us and irrespective of the temperature outside (which can reach below the Freezing point).

You can notice the hot steam coming from the spring.

“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression” Dodie Smith

A hot spring bath is said to work wonders for the body and has a healing effect.


Monal Resort

On the way back we stayed in Monal Resort, Rudraprayag.

All good things must come to an end- whether you like it or not!!

Thank you for visiting my site and taking your time to read.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s- CFFC- FUTURE NOSTALGIC photo challenge

4 thoughts on “CFFC-Future nostalgic

    1. Thank you Amber.
      It’s a great feeling to watch ice capped mountains from a near distance.
      One forgets oneself!!
      I feel those living in northern hemisphere are the lucky ones.
      But people from those areas express that they are sick of the extreme cold and almost dark and dull daytimes!!


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