Thursday, 22 September 2011

Posted by jinson on 17:29 3 comments


“Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it”.. ..Sri Aurobindo


India, known as the land of spirituality and philosophy, was the birthplace of three world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. The most dominant religion in India today is Hinduism and about 80% of Indians are Hindus. Quite often, religion and spirituality are used as synonyms. Religion is more to do with rituals while spirituality is that which has to do with Self or the spirit. Hinduism is a very inward-looking religion, with a powerful emphasis on the purity of both mind and spirit, and the search for spiritual tranquility and insight. While religion is more organised and includes public rituals, spirituality is more private and personal. In India, spirituality and religion are part of everyday life.

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Spirituality and mystical charm have always drawn people from all over the world to India. As the world becomes increasingly capitalistic and materialist, the quest and urgency for spirituality grows more and more. The traditional Indian way of life has helped in the evolution and growth of Spiritualism. Arts like Yoga, Meditaion and Ayurveda coupled with religion have played an important role in the evolution and existence of spirituality in India.


India's famed spirituality has made it a popular destination for spiritually-inclined travelers and seekers for decades. Originally attracting mainly die-hard, budget New Age travelers, India has in the past decade also come into its own for top-end travelers who want to be pampered and rejuvenated as well as spiritually and culturally inspired

Through the ages, various Ashrams and centers of excellence came up in different parts of India. These centers have helped in spreading the message of compassion, care and positive living. 


Some of the popular Spiritual Ashrams in India are

§ Art of Living Ashram in Panchagiri Hills, Karnataka

§ Osho Ashram in Pune, Maharashtra

§ The Amritapuri Ashram in Kollam, Kerala

§ Sri Aurobinda Ashram in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu

Also, every year in March an International Yoga Festival is organized in Rishikesh, Uttrakhand.

So if you are looking to cleanse your mind and body, then what better place than India?



  1. Nice Post. Really India is the Greatest religion country in the world. Thanks for sharing this attractive and informative Post. I like it.

  2. Very nice post. The distinction between organized religion and spirituality is made with remarkable clarity. Thanks for sharing.

    1. It's nice post for Holiday India Travel Blog and thanks sharing for informative Yoga.