Since 27th December, 2010 I am on a trip to Sivananda Ashram at Rishikesh, on the foothills of
Himalayas for a week of mediation. Rishikesh is Yoga Capital of the world according to some and for me its one of the powerful centers of positivity. I will back to Chennai on 2nd January and thought of uploading my impressions from this trip as and when my connectivity allows. Hope this effort gives a feel of the trip to my friends. So here is the first such upload.
Today, I visited one of the powerful spiritual centers ‘Haridwar’, where last year there was celebrated “Kumbha Mela". This fair is celebrated after every 12 years and is one of the most revered occasions for spiritual upliftment in
. Below are some of my impressions from the place and hope this gives you a feel of the place. India
|The Goddess Durga on the base of an old worn out tree|
and in the back ground, one of the very large sculpture of Lord Shiva
that dominates the bathing Ghats at Haridwar
|In the middle of the Holy River, there is a statue of River Goddess Ganges|
|For the benefit of Pilgrim's a small canal of Holy River is diverted|
and made into bathing Ghats
|The view and the waiting flowers to be offered to Goddess Ganges|
and cans to take the water back home.
Its scientifically proven that this rivers water never gets stale
even after years
|Every one on his own way... here one father bathe's his child to free him|
|Some are there to capture moments of being at this holy place|
|Some are there to capture essence of India|
|And some times to pose for the camera|
In this case mine...
|Some are just not bothered, as they live in their own world of bliss....|
|Many of the people's livelihood, this holy place makes. Here is one such|
young boy, trying to fish out the coins thrown in the Holy River
as offering through some pieces of magnate tied to a string...
|Every one on his / her own journey....|
|And I have mine....|
|Wish you all also find your own journey...|
Blessings from Lord Shiva
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya