It is impossible to say anything appropriate about the spiritual experiences awaiting you on this journey because most of the experiences of the soul cannot be expressed in words. They are special gifts that move our inner self and lead us back to our real being.
Tiruvannamalai at the holy Mountain Arunachala – a magical place
Our journey begins in Bangalore, from where we will travel to Tiruvannamalai together. The small town of Tiruvannamalai is situated at the foot of the holy mountain Arunachala, which is considered a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Sri Ramana Maharshi, a worldwide known master who is one of the most known wise people and representatives of the Advaita-Vedanta of the 20th century, has lived here until 1950. Ramana Maharshi taught self-examination by the question “Who am I”.
From the Shri Ramana Ashram a path leads up on the Arunachala where the two hermitages are situated in which the master spent many years. In town, we find the well-known Arunachaleshwara temple where Shiva – in form of the element fire – is worshipped.
Again we walked the Kumbh in preperation for the group to arrive. Today we had Alok with us, who introduced us to some Sadhus. Walking was much easier than yesterday.
Also yesterday something very bad happend. Some people were stamped to death at the railway station in Allahabad. We are praying for all of those that lost their lives. We feel very save on the Kumbh itself – still we (and the group) will avoid the really intense crowd gatherings – you never know. We want everybody to be save.
Here are some impressions from Day 3:
Going from sector to sector required you to become an expert in pont walking
Amazing how people can walk so long with all their stuff on their head
Sitting. Walking. Sitting.
Shoes. Many shoes. Lost in the Rush.
Today we discovered a new dish: Tree root. Delicious!
Today, February 10th, was one of the main bathing days. So we also took a ritual bath ourselves. It was a great experience to stand there in the middle of everything and enjoy the Ganges.
Later we took a walk to sector 4 to visit Vidya Das, a Sadhu from Hampi. He invited us to the guru camp. What happend there could not be captured in photographs and cannot be well described in words, but let’s call it “miracle” for now.
Here are some pictures of the day to give you a feeling of what it’s like to bath with millions of people.
Many people take a bath in the ganges on the main bathing day
Lost shoes everywhere
We attract some attention, while walking on the Kumbh
Bharati is taking the ritual bath
Devotees have build lingams from sand
Life and death…
The lucky people get a tent like this. All others sleep on the ground.
Dinner in there Guru tent (;
Strange lights during the night. The fires and the neon lights give it a special athmosphere
Today early morning we arrived at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. 2013 is an important date. Every 12 years there is a bog shift in the energy, celebrated with a Maha Kumbh Mela – and this is what is happening right now.
We are so happy to be here at this special place at that special time. And we are looking forwards to two groups, who will be joining us in this great experience.
Attached you find some of the pictures we took today, during our first walk through the Kumbh.
First sight of the tents
Bridge crossing over the ganges
Devotees taking a bath
Ship taking people to the other side of the Ganges
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Beautiful lights while the night begins in Allahabad
Hanuman, the symbol of the human mind, guides us through deep love (Bhakti) to higher levels of consciousness. By reciting the Hanuman Chalisa we connect with the powerful energy of Hanuman and experience highest spiritual vibration.
This Chalisa (Chalis means forty in Hindi) is a poem written by Tulsidas (an Indian poet and philosopher of the 15th century). It is written in the Awadhi language, consists of 40 verses, and is one of the most sung prayers in India. Every one of this 40 verses of the Hanuman Chalisa mediates an outstanding form of blessing and has the power to transform different difficulties of our life. Liberty from dread, expanding enthusiasm, clearness of mind and self-confidence can be the consequence.