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Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai is a must for anyone on a spiritual quest in India. It is a pilgrimage town in the southern state of Tamil Nadu at the foot of the sacred Arunachala Hill, where thousands of people gather every full moon to walk around it ('giripradakshina'). It is very well-known as the place where Hindu sage Sri Ramana Maharshi lived and attained enlightenment. His main teaching was the practice of self-enquiry, looking to answer the question “Who am I?” His presence continues as powerful as before and draws seekers from all corners of the globe.

We were here for only one day, so we visited the Sri Ramana Ashram, the massive Annamalaiyar Temple (largest temple in the world dedicated to Lord Shiva; associated with the fire element), and hiked up the holy Arunachala Hill to visit Skandasramam and Virupaksha Cave (where Sri Ramana lived for 16 years).

Blessed to be here, to meditate... Om Namah Shivayah

 

Annamalaiyar, aka Arunachaleswarar Temple

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Natural Candles

1. Take lime rinds and turn inside out

2. Add wick and burning oil.

Voilá!

Christmas at the Osho Meditation Resort

Christmas at the Osho Meditation Resort

Pondicherry and Auroville

Pondicherry and Auroville