Kasar Devi Blog – Home to Mystics, Artists & Wanderers

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 varunaraina.com. 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…

Vipassana Meditation – 10 days of Silence

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…

Harmukh Bartal – Kashmiri Shiva Bhajan in Himalayas

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…

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2016 – The Beginning

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 blog: http://vagrantspaces.blogspot.in/2017/02/kailash-manasarovar-yatra-2016-beginning.html And here we go… PART 1 This is a…

Astral Experiment #1

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,…

In Search of Siddhashram

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…

In Search of Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave

Last Updated on May 4th, 2014 In Search of Mahavatar Baba’s Cave, Kukuchhina (Uttarakhand) The following is a count of my journey to Mahavatar Babaji’s Cave (Gufa) in Dronagiri area in Himalayas. I took the trek on 29th of July 2009 along with my Father. After several visions and signals from the Masters, I finally…

Swami Vivekananda at World Parliament of Religions 1893

The following audio clips are taken from Swami Vivekananda’s speech that he delivered in Chicago, USA during the World Parliament of Religions on 11th Sept. 1893 and in days that followed. I don’t think anyone knows the true source of this Audio recording, which is now more than 124 years old. It is amazing to…

Mahabharata with Dr. Raju

Before I left Michigan in February this year, I went to see Dr. Raju, who is very well respected in the Greater Lansing (Michigan) area for his spiritual knowledge. I discussed certain incidents that happened during and before the Mahabharata War. I shot a video of him speaking. Such discussions are very much missed by…

Dattatreya’s 24 Gurus

I am reading a book on the Himalayan Sages these days called The Himalayan Masters by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. The book is a short overview on the tradition and teachings of the Himalayan Masters. In a chapter on Sage Dattatreya, the great master talks about his 24 Gurus to a king. Highly inspirational. Take a…

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