For so long, for so many weeks I was on the Kumbh Mela – the largest pilgrimage festival of India – with two very pleasant pilgrim groups and a joyful heart. We had many spiritual encounters, up to spiritual wonders especially touching Bala Krishna´s faith deeply.
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.
I have been looking forward particularly to this Maha Kumbh Mela for more than eight years!
The Kumbh Mela takes place at different places in India alternately but of all places Allahabad is said to be especially sacred. Every 12 years only, the Kumbh Mela takes place there.
To be part of the Maha Kumbh Mela brings us to the very core of the soul. Concepts of spirituality turn upside down and give your soul the possibility to experience, to see wonders for example, to feel trance and to experience deep inner clarity.
And now… the Maha Kumbh Mela-described as the World’s biggest religious gathering- has begun at Allahabad with the Makar Sankranti festival.
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