Mayapur is the place where Chaitania Mahaprabhu was born. It is a holy place of pilgrimage for his followers. Based on the Vedic literature of the ancient India he taught how to achieve the highest platform in the spiritual illumination, through the song of the Maha-mantra Hare Krishna.
Bodhgaya is the most important among the four holy cities of Buddhism since it is the place where Siddhartha Gautama reached the Illumination becoming Buddha. Thereby to arrive here was moving.
The last 25 km up to Kathmandu were an endless ascent. The route was terrible, plenty of holes, ravines and with a lot of traffic. But we cycled in silence, concentrated and wanting to reach the top to go down to the capital city.
Pilgrims of the whole country come to Varanasi to take a bath on the Ganges to purify their sins or to pass their last days in the holy city. Thereby I had the sensation that if there is a place in the world which represents how the life and the death are just transitory moments of a same way, it is.
When Clara and I arrived to Matura and we cycled to Vrindavan I understood that we were in one of the most sacred places in the whole India and the world too, because it is believed that 5000 years ago this place was where Krishna was born.
The Hinduism is not a religion neither a philosophy but a sum of them, a group of theoretical and religious beliefs, cults, customs and rituals what conform a tradition. The Hindus call to this religious tradition “Sanatana Dharma” what means “eternal religion”.
McLeod Ganj is the residence of the XIV Dalai Lama, and thereafter an important centre of Buddhist studies and Tibetan culture. The Tibet museum counts the tragic history of the China occupation and of the consequent exodus of Tibetan people.
On the east of the Jammu and Kashmir province is the Ladakh region which is a great plateau over 3000 m. It is located on the western slope of the Himalayas. This region puts up one of the last communities of the Tibetan Buddhism that subsisted to the different colonies, to the violence of the Mongolians and to the cultural revolutions thanks to its strategic geographical position.
The design of the Baha’i House from Delhi is inspired in the lotus, the flower of exquisite beauty and symbol of purity associated with the cult and the religion in India. Inaugurated in 1986 it was dedicated to the unit of God, to the unit of the religion and the unit of the mankind.