India 12 January: Panaji, Goa - Khopoli, Maharashtra
Peace Run in India - Maharashtra
We left early morning to Kudal in Maharastra to visit an institute run by Mr. Vivek Pandit, also known as Pandit Ji in his local town. Pandit Ji started this institue after getting inspiration from the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, one of a great scholar and spiritual teacher in India. He run this institute with his wife to almost every student in his town.
We were greeted by his family and friends who were eagerly waiting to meet us and to know more about our run.
On our way Mena could not resist the opportunity to capture some Cow moment. These are known as Brahmin Cows in western countries.
This time we added some Kokam fruit juice. We could not beleive that the price of each glass was just Rs 12 (about 20 cents).
This is called Pan leaves. It is eaten with various condiments as mouth freshner and it also has some spiritual significance.
Passing through some of central India's ancient moutain range known as Sahyadri mountains near Khopoli city in the Indian state of Maharashtra.
Sri Gagangiri Maharaj was a yogi. He meditated for many years in a cave situated at the centre of this ashram. His teachings and philosophy have flowered through his close interaction with nature and people.