This verse refers to the manner in which the Sahyadri Mountains came to the use of Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj establishment of Self Rule, more than 300 years ago. The difficult mountain terrain and the various forts on top of these mountains were a great support for the enormous task that was accomplished by him and his trusted people. The painting is of Sinhagad at sunrise, one of the many forts. Loosely tranlsated, the verse means:
Painting has been a part of my life for many years since childhood. The magical combination of Nature landscapes and transparent watercolors is a constant source of amazement and inspiration! It was some years ago, that this fascination transformed into a serious effort to try to respond to the granduer of Nature with the spontaneity of watercolors. The resultant paintings here and the accompanying verses are but a small tribute to the inspirations and infinite colors Nature bestows upon us.