Spiritual Activities

Rishikesh – The Best Place to Practice and Learn Spiritual Yoga!

Welcome to Rishikesh, a small beautiful city along the Ganges, settled in the primary waves of the Himalayas. It is one of the most famous places in India to study Indian Spiritualism.

Rishikesh is full of nature, a place to calm down from the pressures of daily life and to get in touch with your inner voice and spirit. It’s the right place for body, mind and soul.

Rishikesh is an old spiritual city, famous and holy. It is the path to the four holy places up the upper Himalayas named as Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath, which have to be welcomed first before entering the “heaven” in the Himalayas.

The holy Ganges spreads it’s beauty on this city, with the mountains known as the “seven Rishi’s” (Rishi = the one, who is seeing, having the knowledge). Many holy saints, swamis (ascetics, or yogi monks), sadhus (Hindu ascetics), yogis (practitioner of yoga), are settled in Rishikesh, or passes through on their way to the upper Himalayas, sharing their knowledge and present being.

For Indian pilgrims, students, and foreigner from all over the world, it is a big pleasure and blessing to get in touch, join and participate in yoga classes. Also available Ayurveda and Indian cooking classes, pujas, meditation, Indian classical music and dance all being part of the spiritual ashram life.

Spiritual and Natural Surrounding :

Rishikesh is a beautiful green city, which has many animals and wild life; Very close is the Rajaji National park. It is a great city for outdoor sports, like trekking and rafting; And offers many opportunities to go up into the mountains and temples nearby.

Rishikesh is separated by nature into many parts; one of these part is Laxman jhulla, and another is Ramjhulla; Easy walk give breath taking views at the Ganges and surrounding mountains. The area contains many ashrams and temples spreading the spirit of Om…It is a daily nice opportunity to watch the beautiful sunset in Ramjhulla along the Ganges beach; The area is blessed by the strong winds blowing down from the Himalayas each night.

A beautiful white sand beach invites you to walk barefoot along its shore; Inside the sand rock formations are inviting people to sit and to watch the flow of the Ganges, to talk, to meditate, and to create some new ideas and enjoying the sun.

In the early morning the beach always looks different; If you are familiar with the Japanese art of stone gardening, you can find similar formations made from the wind. The wind belongs to Rishikesh and gives a beautiful sound through the many big strong tree leaves; Trees including the peepal tree (Ficus religiosa), under which many sadhus do their tapasya (deep meditation, in an effort to achieve self-realization and austerities). Hindu priests are praying, doing pujas while people are offering flowers to the holy Ganges.

Holy Ganga in Rishikesh :

What a joy it is to take a “holy” bath in the Ganges, in the warm sunny days or even during the winter time. This gives the body strength, peace of mind and allows the soul to enjoy itself.

The holy ganga water is coming from Gangotri – the source of the Ganges; the water changes color in the winter season to a pure Emerald gemstone green, when the sunlight is reflected. In the monsoon time, it is best to avoid bathing in the strong Ganges current, which takes healthy and rich mineral mud to the Peoples fields for growing food for human and animals including the holy cow which is present everywhere in Rishikesh and India.

Incredibly, Rishikesh has four harvest seasons , with many fruits various vegetables, pulses and grains, like rice. Walking a short distance to Tapovan in Laxman jhulla you can see very nicely how everything is cultivated and growing.

The land of Holiest Hindu Shrines, more than thousands of years old, where pilgrims visit in hopes of salvation and purification of soul.

Spiritual Activities Offered By Discover Himalayas :

Yoga & Meditation
Pujan & Yagna
Tarrot Reading
Lear Meditation
Perform Dev Puja
Pitra Puja
Hawan(Fire Ceremony)
Ganga Aarti& Holy dip in Ganges
Visit to important places of pilgrimage
Study of Hinduism
Lecture of Vedanta
Counselling & Learning of Astrology & Palmistry