Celebrating India

On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into full effect—marking the final milestone on India’s journey toward establishing its status as an independent republic.

As the Siddha Yoga path originated in India, the Siddha Yoga path website is honoring this monumental day by featuring images of this beautiful country and its rich traditions and immense contributions to the world.

The flag of India represents noble values. The color saffron stands for strength and courage; white symbolizes peace and honor; green evokes the growth and auspiciousness of the land; and the navy blue ashoka chakra at the flag’s center signifies upholding the divine Truth.

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These photos are so beautiful: magnificent rivers, mountains, and birds. I can sense the opalescent sky. How wonderful to celebrate India in this way! My heart becomes full and soft in the knowledge that this is where the Siddha Yoga path began, and where Gurudev Siddha Peeth is located. This connection will live inside me forever.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Brighton, Australia

I am grateful for these beautiful images and inspiring words honoring India. Viewing them leads me to experience humility and gratitude for the vast treasure house and blessing that India is for the world and for us on the Siddha Yoga path.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Colorado, United States

An unspoken longing arose in my heart as I viewed these images. Though I am a Westerner by birth, I feel a deep connection to India. The powerful spiritual legacy and the rich, colorful customs of this glorious nation resonate within my being. I will keep India in my awareness on this Republic Day—and beyond.

a Siddha Yogi from Washington, United States

These beautiful images and the words of great souls revive my gratitude for the precious gifts I have received from India.
 
Many years ago, I read a book about Mahatma Gandhi and felt immense love for him. Later, I had the good fortune to receive the inner awakening from Baba Muktananda. Now, while exploring the wisdom of India through the Siddha Yoga path website, I am happy to continue my inner journey with Gurumayi's teachings.

a Siddha Yogi from Rodez, France

What a wonder! Exactly thirty-five years ago on this very day—January 26, 1984—my grandfather, father, and uncle had their first darshan of Shri Gurumayi ji. I was just four years old then, and we lived in Udaipur, Rajasthan. On that day in 1984 the golden sun in the form of Sadguru Gurumayi emerged in our family's life and the darkness of ignorance vanished.
 
When I saw this gallery and particularly the images of Udaipur, I was drawn back to my childhood memories of that city of lakes, which my beloved Gurumayi visited in 1987. And I will be visiting that place in just a few days!
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for always being there and thank you for celebrating India in this way.

a Siddha Yogi from Bhilwara, India

As I “entered” each picture, I found a serene and profound quiet, pervading my senses. Contemplating the mountains, temples, rivers, animals, and people brought about an expansion of my soul in every direction. My mind settled and discarded its worries. Gratitude arose. Thank you, India, for being the home of such deep spirituality and appreciation of the divine in all. Thank you for being on this earth, sharing your bounty with us. I pray that India may always be blessed.

a Siddha Yogi from Connecticut, United States

India! Our planet is so blessed to have this bastion of deep spirituality and beauty. From the moment my feet touched the soil of India in 1978, I have felt it is my home. These images evoked India’s vibrant energy and the ancient truths that have been revealed over centuries to sincere seekers.
 
India! I love your people, the warmth of your welcome, the diversity of cultures, and the feeling that you are steeped in worship and remembrance of God.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, United States

This feast of celebration evokes for me the experience of yatra, or pilgrimage—a yatra that travels not just through space but through time, too, embracing the sacred in traditions and in holy places and in nature’s creative bounty. As Rabindrinath Tagore writes, I feel my head is resting at Mother India’s feet—and I feel India embracing me back.

a Siddha Yogi from New York, United States

I am grateful for these beautiful photos that reflect the vibrancy, beauty, and aliveness of India. They brought back the memory of my last visit to Gurudev Siddha Peeth and my last night in the Ashram, gazing at a crescent moon. My heart was so full of love and lightness. I had the thought that India is the most romantic country in the world because its romance is with the divine.

a Siddha Yogi from New Mexico, United States

Viewing this gallery left me with a sense of wonder about how my Guru cares for me. I am blessed to have a living Guru in this life.

a Siddha Yogi from Delhi, India

The beauty of India is revealed as each photo awakens my senses. It is a celebration of smell, sound, sight, and touch evoked by the images of delicate birds, fragrant flowers, and the bright colors of nature.
 
This experience stays with me long after I close my computer. Feeling connected to the birthplace of Gurumayi, the land of the Siddhas, is so sweet.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Montreal, Canada

 
These beautiful photos remind me of the feeling of comfort that filled my heart the first time I landed in India. Even though it was my first visit, I felt as if I was coming home at last. Viewing the photos evokes in me precious memories and longing.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Barcelona, Spain

As I contemplated each image of nature, I realized I was entering a meditative state; my mind calmed down, and my heart blossomed with love and gratitude.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi, for reminding me, yet again, of the power that nature has to reunite us with our soul.
 

a Siddha Yogi from Mexico City, Mexico

Tears of joy flowed as I beheld the beauty of nature lovingly displayed here. Its colors reveal the Creator's divine touch. How blessed I feel to be able to see this!
 

a Siddha Yogi from North Carolina, USA

My heart leapt with joy as I moved through this gallery. I love India because it is the home of Gurudev Siddha Peeth. And I’m aware that on January 26th each year the people of India celebrate and remember the glory, beauty, and history of their nation with Indian Republic Day.

I am so appreciative that the Siddha Yoga path website, through this gallery, has revealed the natural splendor and magnificence of this great country. 
 

a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia

These exquisite views of nature, intermingled with the gems of the quotes, have stirred my mind and brought me to my heart.

Viewing this gallery, I have the mysterious and joyful experience of how truly marvelous is God's creation on this beautiful Earth. My heart is tingling and I have new eyes for the nature that is all around me. 

This gallery is such a delight! Thank you for this feast for my eyes and for my heart. 
 

a Siddha Yogi from New York, USA

As I view these photos, I experience my feet planted solidly on the earth. The ancientness of India fills me with a profound sense of belonging. I feel the morning mist brushing against my skin, inviting me to be alert to awe and wonder. The boldness of colors delights my imagination. The poetry is music to my heart.
 
I am so grateful to my Guru for showing me the myriad ways in which God’s beauty surrounds me. I am so grateful to my Guru for connecting me to all that is sacred.
 
Thank you, Gurumayi. 
 

a Siddha Yogi from California, USA