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Travel Blogs from Rishikesh
... on the rooftops for awhiles, then ran off to create havoc elsewhere.
I have been spending so much time in my room, resting and contemplating. Haven't even been reading or had the energy to write much. So, feeling a bit better today I decided to go on a little adventure to Ram Jhule for Ganga Aarti. I was told it was about a 20 minute, or so, walk around the mountain. I rested the earlier part of the day and set out on my journey just before 5 pm. ...
... to get rid of any kind of shortcomings within. Yoga is considered as an energy because through this, the mind, body, intelligence, thoughts, habits, life - everything can be brought under one's control, allowing patience, balance and moderation to grow within'.
I can honestly say I wholeheartedly believe and agree with this. Yoga is not just a form of exercise or about becoming bendy; it is a lifelong challenge, a competition with ...
... the biggest party on the banks of the Ganges. The event begins early in the evening around five with music and songs. A ceremonial fire is started around which many of the ashram’s religious students gather. The music and atmosphere of reverence and joy escalates to the climax when one or several swamis and other important persons speak out on subjects such as the importance of peace, environmentalism and religious devotion. Then they ...
... calf muscle we folded (again), fixed our bikes to the roof of a taxi and climbed in for the final section.
McLeod Gange is beautifully situated in the Himalayan foothills with grey craggy mountains looming up to the North and views over the Indian planes stretching away to the South. As the home of Tibets exiled leader the Dali Lama there is a strong Tibetan and Buddhist influence throughout the town. The central market square highlights the two aspects ...
... to bring luck to them, the confusing part was that he threw the newspaper and plastic bag in after.
That was not the only strange experience i had in Rishikesh, we happened to be right in the middle of Shivratri festival where Indians come from up in small hill tribes to gather the Ganga blessed water and
bring it to Shiva
temples. People walk for days to
Rishikesh from as far away as Delhi, people are understandably excited
to reach ...