If you like reading you will surely enjoy reading Christine Garvin’s article, “Can You Develop Your Spirituality Without Visiting India?” Here is the link if you haven’t read it and wish to read it:
After reading this article you will surely and whole-heartedly agree, that finding or increasing your spiritual awareness is not about location.
Spirituality is an attitude! It is an understanding!
You can find spirituality, learn it or increase it anywhere and any time of the day. The lessons of spirituality often come from the unlikeliest people and places. You don’t even have to go to a temple, church, or a mosque, once you begin to see the world from a spiritual perspective, you may never need to learn spirituality from a formal teacher.
The west has always looked towards the east for spiritual wisdom. If you wish to go deep in spirituality, then consider visiting India. For thousands of year, people have explored all possible nook and corner of India to get enlightened.
If you are a real spiritual traveler, then don’t be afraid while coming to India. Until you experience India spiritually, you probably won’t be able to understand just how different it is. God is ever-present in India. God is celebrated, worshiped and invoked in road-side shrines, massive temple complexes, at tiny altars in many stores and in the prayer rooms in most homes. God is everywhere in India, in zillions of sacred places, rivers, mountains and trees. All of India is a living, breathing sacred place that is alive with history, myth and the stories of the epics and the gods. Why not visit this spiritually rich land?? Let Sumeru Holidays plan your trip to this land of enlightenment.
Read on to find out top 5 holistic and spiritual activities in India that you can choose from while you are on your trip to India.
Go for Ayurveda Spa in Kerala
Backwaters, tea lawns, spice plantations, and Kathakali performances are terms which are often related to Kerala, God’s Own Country. But the list seems incomplete unless we add one more imperative pointer, Ayurveda. Kerala has been gaining popularity as a holistic health destination that offers all kinds of healing therapies, spa, and treatments. With their all-embracing spa packages, massages, and healing therapies, these sprawling Ayurveda resorts in Kerala offer bountiful of facilities to refresh the mind and soul.
The spa is probably one of the best ways to attain the holistic and spiritual experience in India. When it is combined with the traditional science of Ayurveda, it only becomes better. Without a doubt, the top of the chart destination for Ayurveda Spa in India would be Kerala. This southern India state has been offering excellent facilities for not only the ayurvedic spa but also therapies and treatments that involve the science of Ayurveda. Throughout Kerala, a large number of Ayurveda centres, as well as Ayurveda Resorts, are scattered.
Witness Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Haridwar is a sacred town in the state of Uttarakhand, on the banks of the river Ganga. The town is believed to be blessed by the holy trinity of gods: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Haridwar, literally translating to “Gateway to the Gods”, is a passage of pilgrimage for all worshippers who wish to purify and cleanse themselves of sins in the present and previous lives.
The Haridwar Ganga Aarti is held at Hari-ki-Pauri ghat every evening. The Ganga Aarti here is the most interactive of the three Ganga Aartis in India. It has a strong appeal to the pilgrims, particularly those with Indian devotees. Ganga is not just a river in India, it is Divine Mother. River Ganga gives life in the form of water. The same water also removes sins when you take a dip in its holy water. River Ganga also gives liberation to souls.
Be the Part of the Celebration of Durga Puja at Kolkata
If you want to experience the true spirit of Kolkata, Durga Puja is ideally the time to be here. The 10-day extravaganza is enough for you to get you started with a cultural tour that further leads to spiritual bliss.
You can start your spiritual tour with witnessing the finishing touches being put on the idols of the goddess. If that’s not possible, the easiest way to participate in the celebrations is to take a Durga Puja festival tour, such as the ones organized by the West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation. The best ways to be part of this experience is to:
- Go Pandal Hopping
- See Durga Idols Being Made
- See the Immersion of Durga Idols
Be Blessed at the Bhasm Aarti at Mahakaleshwar, Ujjain
One of a kind spiritual experience can be attained at Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas and is famed for its divine Aarti, which is significantly known as Bhasmarti or Bhasm Aarti.
Bhasma means ‘Ash’ and the aarti is performed using burning dried Cow Dung while chanting of mantras and distinct sound and vibrations make it a lifetime experience. It is believed that the Linga here born on its own and this makes the shrine even more special. However, the way this 2-hour aarti full of spiritual bliss is what makes the highlight of the event.
Meditate at Osho Ashram, Pune
One of the finest places to realize the meaning of one’s existence can be Osho Ashram. Although there are a number of Osho Ashrams across India, the one in Pune tops the chart with the availability of many meditation programs. At the ashram, meditation is given great importance and it is through various ways of meditation that can be chosen from.
Here at the Ashram, meditation is a way of learning as well as realizing, it is also the way to skill oneself to make most of one’s life. An entirely different experience, it is a must-do in India for those in constant search for something new.
Truly, India is an incredible land that is capable of offering experiences that can be found nowhere in the world. If you’ve decided to go on a spiritual journey.
Let Sumeru Holidays plan it for you.