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Travel Blogs from Haridwar
... so far as well. Feeling sooo blessed and carried here by the divine.
First Full Day at the Ashram, Where am I?
I spent most of the first day stunned and awe-struck by the beauty and ease of this ashram that felt so homey and welcoming. It is right on the banks of the Mother Ganges in the jungle across the river from a national park and surrounded by other ashrams. The courtyard is filled with tropical plants in ...
... and the practical/straightforward/comfortable path. Yet as I look back upon these years, I am overwhelmed by the vast and beautiful tapestry of people, places and memories that connect our decisions, our lives, our paths and our destinies.
Through my travels, experiences and encounters, I've been discovering the interconnection of everything - nature, us, our thoughts, our words, our actions, the past, the present and the future. I've come ...
... on the fast flowing waters. It is a beautiful sight. It's hungry work too and after the Aarti my guide takes me to the famous samosa shop in Haridwar, where for 15p I have dinner and eat the largest and most delicious samosa I have ever eaten! It's a vegetarian samosa. The whole town is vegetarian. I hadn't realised this at breakfast, when I asked for eggs! There are no eggs in Haridwar. So I had a masala dosa instead. ...
... there was Ayurveda, tantra, meditation...etc. All very well and good, if practiced or taught by someone who knows what they're doing, but it seemed every Tom Dick and Nadlove (true story...next story!) was giving it a go. And 9 out of 10 travellers there were lapping it up, completely losing any objectivity or rational mind, seemingly. One girl we met said to us that 'everyone in Rishikesh is on a journey - ...
... could spend all that time in such environment practising austerities.That is, indeed, rigorous asceticism.
I took also a trip to Haridwar, the famous pilgrimage site of India. Every 12 years the Kumbha Mela takes place in Haridwar and millions of people congregate there to take a dip in the Ganges.The day I went also many pilgrims were bathing in the river. Because the current is quite strong they are chains that the bathers can hold in to be ...
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