Kashi – The City of Lord Shiva

Kashi, also known as Varanasi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, India. it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities – Sapta Puri. The Sapta Puri are seven holy pilgrimage centres in India. They are Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Kashi, Kanchipuram, Ujjain and Dwarka. The city’s religious importance continued to grow in the 8th century, when Adi… Continue reading Kashi – The City of Lord Shiva

Bodh Gaya – The Land of Buddha’s enlightenment

Bodh Gaya is the most holy place for Buddhists. Situated by the bank of river Neranjana in the Indian state of Bihar, King Ashoka was the first to build a temple here. Buddha was born in 563 BC in what is now Nepal on the following auspicious Baisakhi purnima. As Siddhartha, he renounced his family at the age of… Continue reading Bodh Gaya – The Land of Buddha’s enlightenment

Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the World

Rishikesh is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, in northern India, it is known as the Yoga Capital of the World and Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas. It is known as the pilgrimage town and regarded as one of the holiest places in India. Sages and saints have visited Rishikesh since ancient… Continue reading Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the World

The Mountains are calling and I must go!

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s… Continue reading The Mountains are calling and I must go!

Let’s join Kumbh Mela — the Largest Spiritual Gathering on Earth

Kumbh Mela is one of the largest spiritual gatherings of people on Planet Earth. It is celebrated four times over the course of 12 years, the site of the observance rotating between four pilgrimage places on four sacred rivers — at Haridwar on the Ganges River, at Ujjain on the Shipra, at Nashik on the Godavari, and… Continue reading Let’s join Kumbh Mela — the Largest Spiritual Gathering on Earth

Little monks from Key Monastery are here to take you to their world

Key Monastery (Kye Gompa) is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located on a picturesque hilltop at an altitude of 4,166 metres above sea level, close to the Spiti River, in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh, India. The monastery has the distinction of being the oldest and the biggest in the Lahaul and Spiti district of… Continue reading Little monks from Key Monastery are here to take you to their world