Sunday, August 28, 2022

The Magical Spell of the Shining Lamps


                                                      Photo by the author

Out of the world divine experience!!

Rishikesh, a quaint town situated at the foothill of the Himalayas, is known as the world's Yoga capital. It is also famous for Ayurvedic healing and water sports. 

Here the Ganga aarti is performed on the banks of the river.

The aarti is performed by chanting bhajans and beating drums and bells. It is an excellent spiritual experience.

It is a way of showing respect and gratitude to the river Ganga. 

Tourists from across the world gather at the river bank during sunset to observe this ritual. It's a mesmerizing sight with the lighted diyas spreading their shine on the calm waters of river Ganga.

During my visit to Rishikesh in 2019, I could attend and experience this ritual at Triveni Ghat, just about a 10-minute walk from my hotel.

The joyful harmony of the shining lamps steals your heart. The loving vibrations moved me.

The Ganga aarti was the most memorable part of my visit to Rishikesh.

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