Rishikesh Travel Blog› entry 4 of 28 › view all entries
Happy Diwali! Itâ€™s the Hindus Christmas today in India. Diwali is the celebration of lights when people buy gifts to each other and do fireworks. We arrived today to Rishikesh, which they say is the centre of yoga. Rishikesh is situated on the first hills of Himalaya and it became famous when the Beatles spent couple of months here in the ashram of Maharishi Manesh.
Delhi was a relief.
From Delhiâ€™s chaos we ended up on the Himalayan hills where we are planning to spend at least a couple of weeks. Today we walked around looking for a nice ashram to stay at and to take some yoga lessons. We found one that has simple but clean rooms with the view to the Ganges where you could also take yoga lessons every morning with the price of 100 rupies (=1.5 euros). That sounded good to us, so I think we will move our stuff there tomorrow. Other plans for this place are just relaxing and trekking. After Delhi you really need something relaxing.
room in India is a privilege.
But itâ€™s not the point. If that happens, it is not a tragedy. A tragedy could be to be forced to live in these conditions, but, if we wanted, we could flee away in every moment. So the point is to find inside you the personal sphere of hygiene, quiet andâ€¦love. Cause the continuation of this path is religion, and maybe this is the reason for such kind of religiousness here. Everyone here has to find the ideal inside him or her. I must realize, Iâ€™m constricted to find it, â€˜cause I am used to such hygiene, comfort and wellness. And maybe, the poorness of religion, or simply believes in our culture are due to the soft reality we are immerged in.