Travelogue: Rishikesh and the Ganga
We traveled from New Delhi to Swami Ramkripaluji’s Ashram in Rishikesh. It is a beautiful ashram overlooking the Ganga.
The waters of the Ganga shine with beauty in the midday sun. It was hard to resist jumping in, so not long after arrival we went to take a bath in the river. The waters are cold but filled with divinity from the many Sadhus who have sat on her banks and sang the names of God.
This is a short video of the view of the Ganga from Swami Ramkripaluji’s Ashram. Please take Darshan of Ganga and let her Divine Waters wash over you:
In the evening we joined Swami Ramkripaluji for the ashram’s Arati. After singing many beautiful songs himself, Swami Ramkripaluji requested Shree Maa to sing his favorite sing, as he usually does, Atma Nivasi Ram.
The song means that Ram (God) lives in my Soul.
The next day we were again drawn to the beauty of Mother Ganga. Reciting the Chandi Path in the early morning on her banks was the greatest of privileges. It was as if the Divine Mother was there in the form of the river listening to the recitation.