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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thursday Challenge.... Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok

"PLACE; 2 week theme" (House, Cabin, Apartment, Tent, Workshop, Office,...)











We were finally done with our trip and all set to fly back home. but the Suvarnabhumi Airport had me speechless. It was large, like freaking huge... I am sure it is among the largest airports in the world.  I know there is another airport called Don Mueang Airport, but did not visit that. 

This airport is like a mini city on its own. After we were done with our checking in, security clearance we walked towards our gate. Along the way I spotted a row of high end stores, and there were two of each-one on the left side and other on the right side. Bang on in the middle was the entire Samudram Kadaiyara story... 

The work of art depicts one of the famous scenes from Puranas (Hindu literature) - Samudra manthan [ churning of the ocean of milk]. It contains the story where demons and gods cooperated to churn the sea for thousands of years in order to extract the elixir of immortality, coveted by both groups. .. The Devas (demigods) are engaged in a tug of war with the Asuras (demons). Each side holds one end of Vasuki (he king of serpents). The centre of the serpent is coiled around Mt. Mandara and at the base of this pivot would be Vishnu, incarnated as a huge turtle.As the ocean is churned, a poison emerges which Lord Shiva drinks. His wife stops it at his neck which is why his neck is blue in colour.  

It all comes to an end with Vishnu taking the form of Mohini [a beautiful and enchanting woman who distracts the Asuras while distributing the nectar to the Devas. (yes, there was cheating back in the days as well). And thus, the Devas banished the Asuras into the underworld away from heaven... 

This entire tale unfolds in this beautiful structure that stands majestic in the airport. It is quite a sight to behold - Colourful, grand and mesmerising... 

Apart from this, the airport has a range of restaurants and duty free shops, all of which are found on either side of the departure lounge... 


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