Dear friends! I invite you to make a pilgrimage to the northern part of the Indian Himalayas. We will visit one of the main shrines of India - the source of the sacred river Ganges - GANGOTRI, as well as the famous city and the capital of Yoga - RISHIKESH. The purpose of our trip is on the slopes of the Harwal Himalayas, where rivers flow from the glaciers, giving rise to the sacred Ganges. Among the many rivers of the Earth, there is hardly another river with such a mystical aura and such a huge spiritual significance for people like the Ganges! The scriptures say that the Ganges begins its journey in Heaven, spreading through them in the form of a shining Milky Way. In the place where the Celestial Ganges descends to the earth and begins the course of the Earth Ganges, the glacier Gomukh (the cow's face) and the valley "Tapovan" is 4500 meters above the sea level. Here is the largest in our world Shivalingam - Mount Shivlinga 7400. This place has long been considered one of the most revered Himalayan shrines, in the spring and summer attracts thousands of pilgrims. The date from September 25, 2017 to October 8 is timed to the full moon, so we will see snowy peaks in the splendor of the moonlight. In our trip, the main goal will be visiting places of power and spiritual importance, getting cultural and spiritual experience, such trips in India are called "parikrama." It is impossible to overestimate the importance of bathing in the Ganges, visiting temples and ashrams, hiking to famous places of power, participating in ancient rituals and rituals for our spiritual development, I will lead you to sacred places that I went myself many times. Let it be a group of friends tuned to receive a unique life experience, we want to understand something important about ourselves and the universe, touch the roads on which the feet of the famous yogis and heroes of puranas and epics have passed, bow to the feet of Eternity, ask for mercy and blessings from God of The gods - Mahadev Shiva.
When I first got to Gangotry, I could not believe my eyes, I thought this only on "Discovery" happens ... Another universe, eternity. Around of me from snowy peaks, the faces of gods and heroes, frozen in stone and snow, looked at me, and each stone vibrated with the mantra "Shiva Shambhu". There are many beautiful and powerful natural places in the world, but none can compare with Gangotry on the strength of spiritual transformation and influence on the life path. It was in Gangotry that my spiritual transformation began, and I sincerely wish everyone to visit this fabulous place and wash away in the source of the Ganges all obstacles from the path of development and transformation!
Since 2007, I regularly come to Rishikesh and I must admit - this is one of the most favorite places for me on our planet. From here begin the routes in the Himalayas, to places of traditional religious and spiritual pilgrimage, as well as mountain tracks for tourists. Despite the rapid changes in the modern world in Rishikesh there is a subtle, inexpressible vibration of ancient legends, an atmosphere of high spirituality, here at the foot of the majestic Himalayas one can not help thinking about the meaning of life. Every day in Rishikesh is filled with experience, bathing in the Ganges, participation in arati, visiting temples and ashrams, practicing yoga, unforgettable meetings - all this sets the perception of the subtle component of the universe, here you begin to feel the invisible. The modern life of a big city keeps the human mind within the framework of everyday worries and life seems to be limited to the television series, to see the reality it is necessary to climb the mountain and look from the top down .... In conclusion, I add that despite the shortcomings of the tourist service in some Indian regions, Rishikesh Is a pleasant exception, there are good hotels, restaurants and shops, an extensive network of travel agencies and services.