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India has a rich culture, with many temples, hills and sanctuaries. It is well-known for its majestic tourist places, hills, rivers, plateaus, plains, beaches, deltas and deserts, many luxurious hotels and resorts, picturesque nature sites and whether it is Ajanta Ellora caves or Taj Mahal the love monument which comes under seven wonders of world. From culture to traditions to history to nature to adventure to man-made beauties, It has the most amazing array of travel products and destinations to offer to the tourists throughout the world.
India is also recognized for its festive seasons, it is full of festivals. People have great faith in god. The best thing about India is the diversity in Indian culture and religions. It has approximately 400-500 temples in India with excellent architecture & a story behind each temple. So many religions and so many people, but still people of different religions celebrate festivals with great enthusiasm like they are celebrating their own. If you go and visit these temples in India, you will feel so holistic & nature impression which is unforgettable. Once in India you would privilege yourself for gathering knowledge as to different religious facts and importance of them in ushering in peace in your life.
As you set about visiting each state by state, you will be amazed at the extent of diversity in culture, language, food pattern, lifestyle of each of them. Red Fort, Kutub Minar, The world famous attraction is Agra the city of Taj Mahal another region tourist love is the state Rajasthan for its forts and palace hotels. The state of Kerala is also high on the priority list. India, it shows you the religions of India, which is an important part of India.
There is also some very good wildlife viewing in top class national parks. This wondrous land India is a haven of flora, fauna and avifauna. The legacy of bountiful wild animals includes 550 mammals, 30,000 insects and 2000 species and sub-species of birds, with over 500 species of reptiles and amphibians including the deadly king cobras, pythons, crocodiles and monitor lizards. Due to its diverse topography and varying climatic conditions, India is the second largest country on the planet to have such diverse life forms. A wild life tour to Indian jungle, reach the heights of unlimited excitement, when experience the moments of wilderness with the crawling tigers, trumpeting elephants and the hissing snakes.
Each & every destination of India is so amazing, if you want to get more adventure, trek up the lush green slopes of the Himalayas or go rafting down the rapids of the river Ganges. Holy Temples & religious shrines are also one of the most popular tourist places in India. It delivers you various categories of tourism like history tourism, adventure tourism, medical tourism like Ayurveda and other forms of Indian medications, spiritual tourism, business travels, holiday seekers, beach tourism, etc.
What is the most powerful mantra, hymn or incantation in the world?
This was a question Dr. Howard Steingeril, an American scientist, wanted to answer. He gathered mantras, hymns and invocations from all over the world and tested their strength in his physiology laboratory. After extensive research he found that the Vedic ‘Gayatri Mantra’ produced an average of 110,000 sound waves per second, which happens to be the highest amongst all mantras and hymns in world.
What is a Mantra?
A Mantra simply is a word or a sound that is repeated frequently out loud or in the mind that results in muting the constant chatter and noise of our thoughts. The word has its roots in Sanskrit where ‘man’ means mind, ‘tra’ means instrument, meaning an instrument of the mind. The sound ‘tra’ also refers to the English word ‘free’. Therefore mantras are tools that can help free the mind from a negative state. Mantras are also used in meditation to help one reach into that clear calm state of awareness that is characteristic of a deep meditative state. They originated from the Vedic, Yoga and Tantric traditions and have found their way across the world into many of the world religions in some form or another.
Power Of Mantras
Mantras are based on the principles of vibration. Everything in the universe is made up of vibrating masses of energy that vibrate to a set frequency. Mantras when chanted or heard create specific vibrations inside an individual and this in turn create a resonance that creates the corresponding manifestation in reality. Each Mantra in Sanskrit has a specific meaning attached to it based on its impact at an energetic level. The point of this article however is not to delve deeply into the topic of mantras, but to highlight one such mantra- Gayatri Mantra and its relationship to you in cultivating self-awareness.
What Is The Gayatri Mantra?
Considered as one of the most universal of all Vedic Mantras, and one of the most recited Mantras by Hindus. The Mantra has been chronicles in Rig Veda, one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism known as the Vedas, which has existed in the written form for about 2500 to 3500 years.
The Gayatri Mantra consists of the following words:
Om Bhur Bhuva Svaha
(Om) Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nahah Prachodayaat, (Om)
Translation: God is dear to me like my own breath; He is the dispeller of my pains and giver of happiness. I meditate on the supremely adorable light of the divine creator, that it may inspire my thoughts and understanding.
In the Hindu belief system, Goddess Gayatri is also called “Veda-Mata” or the Mother of the Vedas – Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva. This maha (great) mantra is said to encompass the essence of all the Vedic mantras and is equivalent to the powers of all these mantras combined.
How it The Gayatri Mantra Help You Achieve Greater Success
Success has many forms, but true success relates to our ability to master our minds. In order to master our minds we must have tools and processes that can help us achieve this. The Gayatri Mantra is a great tool in reducing life’s anxieties and filling people with a soothing sense of calm and inner peace. The mind becomes settled and capable of composed and methodical thinking. Chanting it in the morning along with Yoga is a great way to shift things in your life.
The mantra detoxifies negative thoughts like that of hatred, jealousy, selfishness and greed.
Chanting of the mantra creates self-discipline when practiced earnestly on a daily basis. This Discipline is a result of disciplining your thoughts, words and actions. It begins by first cleansing the cluttered mind making room for logical and methodical reasoning, clearing out thoughts that do not serve your highest good.
The Gayatri has a profound impact on bringing about self-awareness. Listening to the mantra in times of turbulent uncontrollable thoughts in the mind enables the purification, tranquility and cognizance in the mind. An awareness of the inner self is brought to surface and one becomes aware of his life path, and the direction to achieve his goals become more clear and evident. The Gayatri Mantra finds itself broadcasted every morning at many radio stations across the world, and while listening to the mantra is beneficial, the greater impact comes from personal recital.
The Gayatri Mantra today is appreciated by growing number of non-Hindus, who are understanding that the science of the Vedas is not religious in nature and not simply confined to the Hindu religion.
In conclusion, chanting the Gayatri Mantra is a phenomenally powerful practice, that can transform your life by empowering you to take control over your mind and body, and gaining incredible clarity in your life path.
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Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in India? Yes, it absolutely can be — but traveling in India requires special preparation and practices, especially if you’re a woman. For this piece, I decided to bring in an expert: Mariellen Ward, a Canadian travel writer and longtime advocate for solo female travel who considers India her “soul culture.” Here's what she had to say.
The term ‘aviation’ may refer to civil aviation or general aviation. ‘Civil aviation’ usually means aviation related to the military, and government and private airline companies. Aircrafts by private owners, private companies, flying clubs, etc. come under general aviation. Indian general aviation is rapidly growing. Companies with their own aircraft have an edge over their competitors as they can save on the time spent travelling from one place to another using airports with heavy traffic. Another advantage is that they can use their aircraft to fly to destinations not served by civil aviation. Helicopters have a higher potential when compared to airlines as they can reach places that other aircraft cannot.
In India helicopters have the potential to be used more efficiently. Currently they operate from airports. India does not have heliports or heli-routes. The lack of infrastructure is a major drawback when it comes to general aviation. There are no Fixed Base Operators (FBO) terminals for general aviation. There are only very few agencies managing ground handling. Lack of proper maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) is also a concern.
There are a number of regulations that make owning a private aircraft difficult. For instance, many government agencies such as Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airport authority of India are involved in the procedure to get a private aircraft. The 25% duty increases the cost of owning an aircraft. In metro areas, there are restrictions on when can the aircraft be operated. This often fails the purpose of a privately owned aircraft.
There are not enough qualified professionals to handle the jobs within the general aviation industry. The few flying schools in India are not producing enough pilots to serve the industry. Apart from pilots, there are a number of jobs such as an aviation engineer, air traffic controller, flight engineer and aviation technician that need qualified candidates. The universities are unable to meet the needs of the industry.
A number of companies of international repute are planning to open aviation service centres and warehouses in the major cities in India, such as Mumbai and Delhi. For instance, GE Aviation and Air India are joining to set up a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. Hawker Beechcraft is also setting up a service centre in Mumbai.
Misconceptions, lack of awareness and problems in communication between the government and the public, along with the drawbacks in infrastructure are the major hurdles in the growth of general aviation in India. With some changes in the government policy, and a clear vision and commitment, the general aviation industry in India will be able to reach its full potential.