Kasar Devi Blog – Home to Mystics, Artists & Wanderers

Jan 12 2021

On the occasion of Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary today, I would like to share this blog entry on Kasar Devi that is featured on Written by an adept mountaineer, trekker and solo traveler, Dr. Varuna Raina of Gurgaon, you will read about the spiritual significance of Kasar Devi, and why it brought luminaries like Swami Vivekananda,...

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Vipassana Meditation – 10 days of Silence

Jan 10 2018

I’m posting this verbatim from Varuna’s blog about Vipassana meditation course that she took at Dharamsala (Himachal, India). Vipassana Meditation Retreat Course – My 10 days of Experience in Silence Four years back when my sister did her 10-day Vipassana course, I looked at her with disdain and thought how could she waste her 10 days doing nothing...

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Harmukh Bartal – Kashmiri Shiva Bhajan in Himalayas

Mar 03 2017

On Herath (Kashmiri Shivratri) 2017 last week, I was at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary beyond Almora, in Kumaon Himalayas and I decided to dedicate this Kashmiri Bhajan to everyone on my Guitar. I don’t speak Kashmiri but my wife tried my best to teach me 🙂 Pls forgive any mistakes…Herath Mubarak.. In the background you might see: Trishul, Nanda Devi and...

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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2016 – The Beginning

Feb 06 2017

A beginning of exhilarating, informative and adventurous series of write up on Kailash Manasarovar Yatra (250+ kms trek on foot) lasting 3 weeks – that my wife, Varuna undertook last year in July. I’m sharing it verbatim from her website. The original article is at her...

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Astral Experiment #1

Sep 19 2011

Experiments in Time My decision to conduct experiments with Time and Space started in September 2011 after a year long research on topics such as Astral Projection, Space Time continuum, Time Travel and other similar topics that may sound out there to an average so-called intellectual. After going through the procedures involved and initial preparation, I conducted...

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In Search of Siddhashram

Aug 27 2011

A version of this article is also available at india travelogue‘s Travel Section. It was the month of July and it was the rainy season again. Almost 2 years had passed since I had undertaken the Journey to Mahavatar Baba’s Cave in 2009. The journey of a week involved mystic experiences with people and places alike. After last year’s torrential...

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