16th Annual Yoga Festival: My Call To Rishikesh

All bags packed and here I am; sitting listlessly, staring at my computer screen and wondering what lies ahead in the up coming 8 days…

…The best that my mind conjures, at this moment, are a collage of images – vivid, vibrant, exuberant, beaming...

Images of the soothingly gurgling Mother Ganga...

Rishikesh beckons, India

Of the ecstatically sung Aarti, and the accompanying songs.
And, tears And, flowers. And light...

Aarti at River Ganga, Rishikesh, India

Of the orange robed men and women and long bearded sadhus,
and soul searching wanderers,

Swami in the Yoga Capital, Rishikesh, India

... Just one day more and I will be (g)one ...

One with hundreds of free-thinking yogis, revered sadhus, sadhvis,
swamis, babas, seekers and acharyas...

In the Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh, India

Feeling the abundant energies charging the cosmos…

Yoga Capital, Rishikesh, India

Listening to a healing music that transcends…

Sunset over River Ganga, Rishikesh, India

Rishikesh is calling.
Mother Ganga is calling.

River Ganga, Rishikesh, India

I have been summoned.
I should go.

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  1. Lovely pictures Arti :) I visited Rishikesh many years back and it was so clean and pristine. Wud love to visit again someday. Enjoy your trip!

  2. Arti, Great, Have a nice time at IYF , waiting for your posts. ~ da

  3. Beautiful prologue to a journey that should be wonderful.... Yoga in Rishikesh sure it will be a great experience....Looking forward to more updates from Rishikesh.....

  4. Sounds so relaxing, the mention of the healing music balm to the soul.

  5. You definitely should go, Arti!
    I've never been to a yoga festival but I can imagine it must be a life-altering experience to be in a space with lots of like-minded people, clearing space for positive, calming energy.

  6. Wow! Have a wonderful and memorable time by the Ganges.

  7. Have been to Rishikesh many times .....thanks for refreshing the memories !

  8. Thanks for reminding me the pleasant days of Rishikesh :)

  9. I'm sure it is going to be fulfilling too. Take care, Arti.

  10. Well transported though the images to the bank of Rishikesh! Have a wonderful, peace and safe passage

  11. This is wonderful! Love each of the pics! Do blog about what all happened in the Meet! :)

  12. Such a well written post :) and the pics are beautiful...have fun at the camp...

  13. Moments captured beautifully. It's so calming :) Thanks for sharing them Arti

  14. Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, Good images,i really liked your post,awesome.

  15. Wow, looks like quite the experience you will be undertaking. I have just discovered the blog but I look forward to following along with the adventure from here on out as we are looking to visit some of the same places you have blogged about later this year. Cheers from Holland!

  16. Wonderful post and beautiful shots!

  17. I have never experienced Yoga Festival, but I wish I could do that in the future. Sounds like a lot of fun!!

  18. Hi dear, hows your yoga festival, did you enjoy it? i realy want to join you, just our time not so match, wait your picture collection :)

    1. I am so happy to hear from you, dear Mareta. The festival was amazing - a very unique experience for me as well. I am in the process of collating all the pictures from the festival and will soon blog about it. I really wish you could have joined, I missed you - you would have loved it! Next time, may be... I so hope our paths cross someday - fingers crossed :)

  19. Awesome Photos you have captures and the i like the way you write the article.


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