I always get remarks and interesting questions from you about Murtis and Pujas, so I am glad to take the time to take a closer look at this mysterious topic.
A Murti is a spiritual statue, such as Shiva, Durga, or Hanuman, which you can worship on your altar. And the puja is the process of worship itself, in which the various spiritual energies and transcendental personalities offer various fragrant things. It is a spiritual ritual, which is widespread in India and is carried out daily.
Do you think a Murti is just a simple statue or is there more hiding behind it? If you buy a Murti somewhere, it is most likely not activated and just a shape made of wood, marble or various metal alloys. A beautiful spiritual form or statue of a great saint, but not yet much more. With certain mantras, energies and rituals, you can draw life into the Murti and Continue reading →
Today I’m sending you New Year’s greetings full of light from Bad Dürrheim, full of anticipation for the upcoming pilgrimage tour to South India fromFebruary 28th until March 10th, 2016!
It will be a highly spiritual tour for which you can still sign up until January 25th, 2016 at the latest.
Because in just a few weeks we go to South India, and the room in the beautiful hotel in Tiruvannamalai, directly on Arunachala, must be booked! For those signing up later for the trip, I cannot guarantee a room at the Sparsa Resort.
Yesterday we went all to the beautiful and powerful Shiva-Temple and were allowed to take many blessings. We were allowed to sit at the very front in the temple, nearby the Shiva Lingam, which is normaly not easily possible. So we had the same blessing at the divine mother yet, we ´ve been treaten like VIPs, were very impressed and happy about this sensationlal experience!
According to the principles of Hindu cosmology we are in the last of the four ages, in Kaliyuga.
Every 12 years, the energy changes on our planet – 21/12/2012 was the beginning of this extraordinary vibration change.
Therefore, the coming years will be very characteristic because we will undergo personal experiences and thus also spiritual experiences faster and more intense than usual. The result of the Hanuman Chalisa will be intensified, too.
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!
Bharati taking part in the fire pooja.
At the Naga Baba camp
This way to enlightment
Need some private space?
Luxury tent by the road
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