The word Shridhar is taken from the Vedas.Wherein "Shri" stands for goddess Lakshmi and "dhar" represents her husband i.e. Lord Vishnu. Perhaps the various meanings of my name signify the various aspects of my life. Living in Varanasi made me realize that maybe it is the only city in the world that celebrates the dead, a place so serene and mystic that people wish to take their last breaths in this very city. Varanasi is considered to be one of the oldest functioning cities of the world and the attraction to know more about this wonderful city paved way for my love of writing
How I started writing?
Like every other high spirited youngster, my anger towards the corrupt system started peaking. In such cases we all are faced with some choices. The first one being to let things happen as they are and pretend that everything is either fine or will be fine by itself. The second choice is that of an extremist who hurts both the society and his own character while the final choice for me was to express' my anger through ink and paper. History as we know it has always bowed down to writers who have had the courage to write what was true even if the society rejects it in the beginning. The same spirit drives me to write what is true and what must be said
Sanatan Dharm or Hinduism as the modern world likes to call it, has a very meaningful saying in Sanskrit: ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात्पुर्णमुदच्यते पूर्णश्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते. The meaning though being very intellectual and complicated can be summarized as if deduct everything from everything, you will be left with everything. The saying basically describes Law Of Conservation of Energy which states energy can neither be created nor be destroyed but transfers from one form to another. There is no point in being fearful of losing anything or being greedy for having something when in reality neither of the two is really happening, this is a state of zero, state of completeness in nothingness or as we know it- Moksha
One of the best qualities of a Banyan tree is its ability to branch out and form new trees, as soon as the roots touch the ground a new tree starts forming. With time the tree grows, if you look close enough, the world tends to run in a similar way. My vision is to spread this light of immortality through journalism and writing. I try to imbibe the goodness around me so that when I die, the knowledge I acquired and spread helps the society be a better place to live in.