Spiritual and Adventure Tourism HImalaya Increasing Unhealthy Environment and Damaging Nature

Lets Save Himalaya Spirituality By Keeping it Green and Clean

Talking about Hindu Spirituality, importance of “Himalaya” cannot be ignored. “Mount Himalaya” is “King of Mountains”. It has not just given India protection from wanderers from North but has made Indian climatic conditions wonderful due to its mighty stand as glorifying crown and witnessing changes of civilization from ancient times. Today India’s natural prosperity, flora, fauna, exotic herbs, natural resources and wonderful climate, perennial river like The Ganga and its tributaries plays important part in giving India a flourished civilization.

The Himalaya has been given supreme importance in Indian scriptures and mythology. Himalaya offers variety of attractions for different people. Some like to explore it for herbs and medicines. For adventure fanatics Himalaya offers river rafting, mountain climbing, wildlife camping etc. For Hindus Himalaya is regarded as paradise, abode of temples,saints and gurus. There are many Hindu pilgrimages situated in the lap of Himalaya. The temples like Amaranth, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri , Kailash Mansarovar etc. are highly revered, these temples are most holy places for Indians, and they all wish to pay visit at least once in their lifetime. The temples situated in higher altitudes are opened for limited time period, as it is mostly covered with snow and its not possible to visit these places, as natural calamities do occur because of heavy snowfall. For specified time period you can visit this places and will be surprised seeing faith of millions of pilgrims, who undertake such arduous journey to show their respect and belief. The devotees flock in groups and feels great in undertaking such difficult pilgrimage with so much of devotion and faith. The year long  tradition of traveling religious places is seen in every religion.

India has divergent religions and faiths, and offers pious destinations to different cultures from other parts of world, to explore its amazing cultural richness and embraces everyone with equality and humility.

Today, things are changing, it is said that Himalayan glaciers are melting very fast due to global warming, the speedily deforestation has endangered many species, cutting of mountains for constructions, building of dams, poaching etc has disturbed the ecological balance of Himalayan region. As a result Himalaya is rapidly losing its extensive vegetation, wildlife. due to rapid cutting of forest soil erosion is happening. government should take responsible steps to stop such things and make strict laws who violate the norms of nature. Should make law for controlled tourism in a systematic ways. Ban on tins, glass and plastic or other harmful wastes, to stop deposition of non biodegradable waste.

Himalayas, foothills. Firewood in the village. Pictures of Himalaya

How can Hindu deities withstand so much of trash around their shrine, to flush the garbage, I think that’s why in the year 2013 heavy rain, cloudburst flooded the Himalaya, creating havoc and disaster and left thousands of family homeless and grief stricken.

Lets make our heritage rich, beautiful and safe for posterity. The spirituality doesn’t means making your inner-self purify but to keep the heritage of ancestors intact and not to litter around. Let the spirituality, virtues of healthy and peaceful  living  prevail every corner of the world. Otherwise no one can stop nature from retaliating.

Best Resurrection of Philososphy and Karma

Back to Memory Lane…

When I think of Hindu philosophical thought, the picture which instantly comes in my mind is of Swami Vivekananda   Swami Paramhansa Yoganada and at last but no thet least “Bhagwadgita”. May be because I had a healthy environment of religious following and a pious nature prevailed around me. I have been brought up hearing a lot about different Saints and Gurus of India. As Swami Vivekananda belonged from Kolkata, I got many opportunities to visit the ashram and other places associated with him. As a child I was deeply amazed and hooked by his stories and autobiography, which my father brought. My father is very spiritual person and adheres to certain principles in his life, and I have seen him taking all the troubles very lightly and kept moving. I know he understand the facts of Karma very well and has adopted the principles in day to day life.

Charismatic Philososphical Pioneer

“Swami Paramhansa Yogananda Ji”

The mystify cover book of “Autobiography of a Yogi” attracted me when I was just twelve. I read it in Hindi, as it fascinated me very much, the picture of Swami Paramhansa Yoganada was so serene, a charisma, that I read it just like a story. Some astonishing moments associated with Swami ji” made me speechless and I read the complete book in couple of days. As I was quiet small to get the things what it is all about, but I really loved the book and enjoyed every word. I still remember how stupefied, I was till the last page. To be frank I don’t remember much the sequential happenings of the “Swami Ji” life as the memories are hazy.

Today I have got hold of the same book and I am nostalgic, as I am surely having an enormous spiritual attachment in more mature way. This time I will get to understand why this book is so unique. Now I will not read it as a story but as a philosophical confront. As this autobiography is a perfect answer to realms of philosophy.

I will be lost in myriads of philosophy. Glad to read it again in organized manner.

Paramhansa Yogananda’s dissemination of his teachings is continued through the organization he founded – the Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF)/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS).Yoganada founded Yogoda Satsanga Society of India and then expanded it in to the United States naming it the Self-Realization Fellowship. In 1935 he legally incorporated it in the U.S. to serve as his instrument for the preservation and worldwide dissemination of his teachings.

The basic preaching of Swami Yogananda’s is “Kriya Yoga”. “Kriya Yoga “is union (yoga) with the Infinite through a certain action or rite (Kriya).

I am very glad to share my feelings to you all, I will get the complete book read twice and understand it well.