India is an abode of numerous religions and diverse cultures, spiritual practices, rituals and divine centres that date back to centuries. It is home to a plethora of spiritual and religious retreats and spots like temples, mosques, churches, Ashrams (hermitage/monasteries) etc. Spending time at these places help people attain complete peace of mind and soul, do deep thinking, connect with their inner selves, realize the purpose their life or find solution to their problems.
Today’s world in which we live is filled with commotion and people deal with a range of emotions and moods in the span of a day - work, deadlines, stress, guilt, competition, failures, hopelessness, jealousy, hatred, - and sometimes it can exhaust our mind – which does have a limit to how much it can take. Add to this, the information fed to us through media, T.V, internet…and most of us feel like our heads could explode anytime. At such times, one of the best gifts we can give ourselves is a spiritual escape, which helps us get a little break from these and replenish our minds.
India is duly said to be the ideal destination for holistic spiritual experiences by people across the world, and many often visit this country for the incredible spiritual experiences it offers, to get the much-needed respite from mental and emotional disturbances and discomfort.
Some of the best spiritual experiences to have in India are:
South Indian temples are different from North Indian temples, with respect to language, rituals, clothing, offerings, and other practices. These are mostly crowded, but give a pleasurable and divine experience.
Sikkhism and Jainism are also not far behind – and so many gurudwaras and Jain temples also exist here such as – Ranakpur Jain Temple (Rajasthan), Sonagiri Temples (Madhya Pradesh), Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (New Delhi), Gurudwara Baba Atal Sahib (Punjab), and many more. Apart from these there are many Persian (Fire) temples as well as Synagogues, and people can visit any of these centres irrespective of their religion. All of these offer a peaceful and divine vibe that soothes the soul.
The grand aarti (pooja) held near the River Ganges every evening at Dashashwamedh Ghat (steps leading to the river bank) is one of the most popular divine experiences in the country, and a sight to behold.
Countless number of people visit this place every year – in fact, many dying people come here to live the last days of their lives and attain spirituality. There are even special lodges that are said to accommodate such people here.
Going through (some or any of) these ethereal experiences in the spiritual hub that is India can soothe anyone who is feeling empty on the inside, or going through incessant feelings of anxiety or depression in spite of attaining successes in life, and nourish and nurture their souls, after which it can be delightful to get back to life!
Come Experience Divine Spirituality in India.