First Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

IndiaFirst Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(10) India was India to the end. The driver of the car accident that happened right in front of me took me by surprise on the last day.

Finally, the last day in India. Although I had an accident on the way to India where I collapsed from the Indian baptism, it was an intense and exciting India.

Although I thought on the way to the airport, "There will be no more of this," India still showed me some interesting things. In this article, I will tell you about the last incident I saw in service-rich India.

RishikeshFirst Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(7) To Rishikesh, the holy land of yoga - Visit the holy land of the upper Ganges, made famous by the Beatles' stay in the city.

Rishikesh, the holy city of Rishikesh, further upstream from the Hindu holy city of Haridwar in the Ganges.

It is known as a sacred place for yoga and is also famous for the fact that the Beatles once wrote a song here.

I also came to such a holy place of yoga. I stayed there while feeling the difference from Haridwar.

Haridwar.First Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(6) The day I was convinced that Buddhism would never spread in India - I was shocked at the Ganges bathhouse.

The morning of my third day in Haridwar has arrived. After yesterday's visit to the Mansa Devi temple and two consecutive days of pooja, I was already at the end of my physical strength. But during my free time this morning, I decided to go for a walk.

And I was astonished by what I saw there. It was such a shock that it greatly influenced my view of Buddhism.

Mansa Devi TempleFirst Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(5) Feel the theme park of the gods at the Mansa Devi Temple in Haridwar - an immersive experience in the Hindu worldview.

The Mansa Devi Temple stands at the top of a mountain overlooking Haridwar. This temple is revered by Hindus and is visited by many worshippers every day.

I also visited this place and experienced the deep atmosphere of the Hindu world. I am sharing my thoughts and feelings in this article because I was there.

Haridwar.First Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(4) Why don't Indians care if the holy Ganges River is dirty?

Second day in Haridwar. Early in the morning of this day, a man bathing in the river Ganges caught my attention. I felt the depth of his faith as he eagerly bathed in the waters of the Ganges River. However, when I saw the garbage flowing right beside him, I was forced to think about the pollution of the Ganges. I wondered why Indians do not care if the holy river is dirty.

Haridwar.First Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(3) Experiencing the Haridwar Prayer Ritual Pooja - The enthusiasm of the pilgrims and the entertaining rituals were astonishing.

Although I was in a state of shock after having only made a round of the city during the day, this is the main part of Haridwar. Here, a prayer ceremony, or puja, is held every night in the main ghats. I was looking forward to seeing it.

And I was to be overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the Indian people that night.

First Expedition to India - Visit to the Holy Land of the Ganges River

(2) To Haridwar, the holy land of the upper Ganges - The holy land of Hindu pilgrimage was a deeper world than I had imagined.

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, I headed north to Haridwar, a Hindu holy site on the upper reaches of the Ganges River. Varanasi is the most famous holy place in the Ganges, but it is not the only holy place. In fact, it is not the only holy place in Ganges. In fact, some say that Haridwar is more beautiful and more popular in recent years. However, the reality was not so sweet.