Favorite haunt of Gods, a haven for all
Hindus, Muslims, Christians dwell
Also Buddhists, Jains, Paris and Sikhs
Mother of myths and various legends
Land of multi faiths no where found
Each faith with its glorious sound
God is One, but names several
This doctrine runs deep in every mind

Mystic land of saints and savants
Breathing chants of Vedas and Upanishads
To unfold the mysteries of universe’s birth
Bhagavad Gita, a gospel of eternal Truth
The twin epics- Ramayana and Mahabharat
Great repositories of all virtues and vices
Upholding renunciation, service as life’s ideals
Soaking in Truth, purity and serene silence

Cradle of human speech, citadel of culture
Beauty smiles through its arts and sculpture
Its heavenly music in cascading rhythms
Kathakali, kuchupudi, Bangra reflecting rich traditions
Dotted with holy shrines, churches, mosques
Built in antique styles fitting home for mystics
Varied cultures, unique rituals and festal airs
Spreading warmth and euphoria in celebrations!

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