Sreemad Bhagawad Geeta
As understood by Seekers

Being with myself

VISIT TO MUMBAI

YUVASATYA DUBAI

VISIT TO DUBAI

RETREAT NOV 2019
SREE DAKSHINAMURTY STOTRAM

VISIT TO UK

VISIT TO SOUTH INDIA

RETREAT JULY 2019
SREE GURU PURNIMA

SUMMER RETREAT MAY 2019
SREE GEETA MAHAYANTRA

SAADHNA DAY

SREEMAD BHAGAWAD GEETA
& SREE TAPOVAN JAYANTI HOMAM - DECEMBER'18

ACT, ACTION AND AWARD

THE ENIGMATIC AUM

KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE

VISIT TO AURANGABAD

SREE ISHWARA MAHA ABHISHEKAM

TULA BHAAR

SREE GANAPATI ATHARVASHEERSH UPANISHAD

PYRAMID OF LIFE

PRASHNOTTARA SOPAN

SHIVAAPARAADH
KSHAMAAPAN STOTRAM

FEAR

OTHERS

My Sanctifying Sojourn

Swastik Todi
Aurangabad
(November 2018)

Hari Aum!

My exams had just got over and I was very excited for a trip to Uttarkashi and Gangotri as it served as a perfect break from the monotony of my studies.

Our first stop was the temple town of Rishikesh, which has been visited by the Hindu sages and saints since ancient times to meditate in search of higher knowledge. The site of Mother Ganga in its full flow and emerald green waters gave me a sense of peace and contentment from within and I could have gazed at this view for hours together. It’s astonishing seeing the devotion people have towards this holy river and it made me ponder about how we take for granted, the far-reaching impact that Mother Ganga has in our lives.

The pilgrim town of Gangotri is the origin of Mother Ganga and an important pilgrim town for the Hindus. As it was the off-season, the temple premises were deserted with not too many people in sight. There was a lull in the cold crisp air and the only sound was the soft gushing tones of Maa Ganga. It had snowed a couple of days prior and the entire expanse was blanketed in stark white snow. It was truly one of the most surreal displaysof nature I have ever come across. We chanted the Ganga Stotram by the river bank and took a snaan in the freezing river waters. When it was time to leave, I found myself longing to stay back and revel in the serenity and quietude of this temple town.

In Uttarkashi, we visited the Kashi Vishwanathji, a historic temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Tapovan Kutir (the abode of Sree Tapovanji Maharaj). I sat in silence on the steps of kutir and immediately felt a sense of stillness.For those 5 minutes, I felt all my worries and thoughts fade intonothingness. I consider myself very blessed and fortunate to have been able to spend time at the very spot where the great saint resided.The sense of peace that I felt makes me want to go back to the Kutir again someday. We also visited the banks of Bhagirathi, a tributary that ultimately becomes the Mother Ganga in its downward journey, where we sat on the rocks and posed numerous questions on life and spirituality to Manish Bhaiya. The level of clarity and practicality in his answersmade me reflect on the importance of reading scriptures, introspection and meditation in giving us a sense of grounding and connection with our true selves.

What started as a mere means of escaping the mundane life turned out to be one of the biggest learning experiences for me. I realized the importance of striving to get closer to your inner self and the benefits of having a calm controlled mind. I have been blessed to be able to go on this journey with Manish Bhaiya and I pray to the almighty to give me a similar opportunity in the future. In the meantime, I shall work towards integrating scriptural readingand japa into my daily life.