New Delhi, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/29/2015 -- The spirituality of the east has forever fascinated the west. The inquest for inner peace, the queries about the deeper aspects of life, the understanding of the essence of life, often end on the banks of the Holy Ganges. With the mystical river flowing by your side, the aesthetics of Rishikesh, Haridwar and Varanasi often casts a spell on you. The sacred river, is often associated with penance as well as pleasure and no one returns thwarted from its banks.
In this psychotic rush of today's world, people are losing their sense of balance. There are too many voices and it is loud. It takes immense effort to find your own. In the process, one tends to loosen the ties that bind them to their own reality. It is then you begin to look for the inner peace. This quest for truce leads you to India. It is the land of ancient culture, civilization and religion.
In the book, Eat Pray Love, The author, Elizabeth Gilbert, comes to India to pray. Why must you pray? Prayers calm you, prayers heal you. It leads you to a path; it guides you through the unknown terrain that you encounter in your journey of life.
India, with its centuries old traditions and rituals, lends a spirituality which balms your soul. Your inner most dormant energy gets rekindled. The ghats of the Holy Ganges, just helps you cast away your turmoil and refreshes from within.
The distinctive character of Indian Spirituality is its conscious and deliberate insistence on direct experience.
Early mornings are the best time to delve into the insights and let the spirit of the river engulf the rest of the being.
Rishikesh and Haridwar, situated at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, has a poignant and calm effect. One can take part in the rituals or do some asanas under trained yogis. Yoga, with its roots embedded in the Indian soil, is a way of life for these Gurus.
Compass India Inc., a fifteen year old, luxury tour company offers various Yoga and meditation tours. "The spiritual journey into India, is incomplete without a yoga retreat" – Says, Anupama Singh, a senior travel expert with Compass.
Following the Ganges from the foothills of the Himalayas, to the culture-laden Varanasi, one discovers a multitude of experiences. Varanasi is more of a cultural hub. Along with Hinduism, it is a melting pot of other religions too. Sarnath, an important seat of Buddhism is just 10 kms away. Jainism too has a deep rooted past with Varanasi.
The myriad of temples, the miraculous waters, the mystical aura, lends a marvelous atmosphere in this small but busy town in India. Every evening, as the Sun sets for the day, there is an evening offering to the River Goddess. Thousands of candles or diyas are lit and set afloat on the river. The atmosphere reverberates with the chanting of hymns and prayers. The bells ring along with the rhythm of the chants. This is a soul stirring experience.
About Compass India Inc.
Compass specializes in experiential travel. With a deep understanding of the Indian Culture, it lets you experience and understand India at your own pace. At Compass, we have simplified the clutter, designed itineraries to be more intuitive, given equal thought to each day of the tour. Every journey ends with a more relaxed you than when you started. The complex made simple. That is our concept of luxury.
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