The Maharishi Mahesh Yogi taught The Beatles to mediate here. I make a pilgrimage ... within a pilgrimage ... to the very ashram. Abandoned long ago, its gates are locked. Someone inside asks for X number of rupees to come inside. Instead, I scramble over rocks up a winding trail that brings me inside the grounds. It's sad and holy at the same time. I snap away. Jai guru dev.
The city and its people are colorful. I schlep up and down the steep roadways in search of serenity, insight and clarity (yes, video to come).
I find with lovely silk scarves, bangles, bindis and a sari. I also find myself with a group of fellow yogis who are open, generous, insightful searchers on their own journeys. Beautiful souls all, they inspire and uplift.