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‘Bedtime of the God’ at Meenakshi Temple
As night falls, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing ‘Bedtime of the God’ ceremony at Meenakshi Temple, where a vibrant procession takes place, accompanied by musicians, temple singers, and priests. Witness the enchanting sight of Shiva’s image being carried from his shrine to Parvati’s (Meenakshi) temple, symbolizing their union as they rest together for the night.
Morning boat ride with folk musician on river Ganges
Rise early for a misty dawn boat ride on the holy Ganges and witness the colourful ghats slowly come to life, as pilgrims begin to bathe themselves in the holy river and offer prayers as the sun rises. Varanasi is reputed to be one of the oldest cities in the world, and one of India’s holiest sites. For any Hindu to die in Varanasi represents a chance to attain liberation from the cycle of birth and death. Enjoy the sounds of a local musician to add ambience to your journey.
Spiritual community of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
The ashram grew out of a small community of disciples who had gathered around Sri Aurobindo after he retired from politics and settled in Pondicherry in 1910. On 24 November 1926, after a major spiritual realization, Sri Aurobindo withdrew from public view in order to continue his spiritual work. He handed over the full responsibility for the inner and outer lives of the sadhaks (spiritual aspirants) and the ashram to his spiritual collaborator, “the Mother”, earlier known as Mirra Alfassa.