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Is there a spiritual India tour? Where will it take me? These are often asked, much unanswered questions. The answers to the questions you are asking are a resounding yes on both counts. You only have to be clear on your ideas of spirituality and we are there to help you with the search. We define spirituality as simply those thoughts, thought processes and actions that rise above the mundane, the material and the worldly. The unselfish over the selfish.
Is religion spirituality? Yes ? spirituality can be religious too. Is yoga spiritual ? most certainly it is. The degree of experience by each person differs.
Is Ayurvedic Treatment Yoga spiritual? Yes, if we are to go by the many that swear by it. If you are looking for a less complicated existence, a relaxed mind and less stress, do get involved in Indian spirituality and Yogic spirituality.
Do you respect your teachers? Gurus is a form of respect for teachers. There are many school of thoughts, some religious, some not religious. The gurus for these schools could be Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda, Swami Ramdev, Mataji Nirmala Devi, Swami A C Prabhupada, Swami Chinmoyonanda, Satya Sai Baba, The Dalai Lama or Deepak Chopra or Sri Sri Ravi Shankar or Morari Bapa.
While your spiritual leader could be a leader speaking from a dais in a swank hotel in Bengalaru or Mumbai or Chennai to a select august audience, or a Yogic Guruji on a raised platform with believers in millions in wintry New Delhi and recommending Yoga (fusion of healthy mind in a healthy body) with all its scientific basis and results.
You, as an ISKON follower (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), may also seek and find spirituality in Mayapur Dham, the society headquarters. Or in the mystic teachings of "Sadhus" in the higher abode of the Himalayas.
We do hope that by now you are forming a good idea of places to visit on a spiritual India tour. India also beckons you to visit its religious shrines for delving into spirituality. Buddha was born at Lumbini and attained enlightenment at Bodh Gaya.
The Dalai Lama's blessings and wisdom can be sought in Dharmsala. Amritsar is where you can offer prayers and seek blessings at the most sacred of the Sikh Temples, the Golden Temple.
The holy mosque Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Ajmer, two hours south of Jaipur, is a profound place for worship by both Muslims and Hindus. St. Francis' church in Goa is a revered place of worship and not just for Christians.
Please visit Hardwar and Rishikesh, the holiest of Hindu towns where the Ganga emerges from the Himalayas, Benaras, the holiest Hindu city, Mathura and Bet Dwarka, birthplace and seat of power of God Lord Krishna. And Shirdi, the town of Sai Baba.
On a spiritual India tour, also do visit the Taj Mahal at Agra, the temple at Kanyakumari and the hugely self-reliant residential schools for the visually impaired in any of the major cities. These places make us our life in a new light.