“Enjoy your suffering.” Yogi on the trekking to Vellayangiri
Going on a pilgrimage is an important tradition in all major religions. Today, it is estimated that more than 200 million people make a pilgrimage every year. The destination can be a sacred shrine; the place of birth or disappearance of a saint, prophet or religious founder; a special location of mystical importance related to miracles, or of any other spiritual significance. Often, its purpose is also to come closer to one’s real self.
Traveling with like-minded people, practicing a simple, natural and healthy life style, focusing on the journey within by visiting different locations in South India that are charged with divine energy.
We are confident that this kind of pilgrimage reveals aspects of life and yourself that you would have not imagined, and as a result, you will have new, blissful and deep spiritual realisations.
In order to get a true vision of the spiritual reality, purity is considered of major importance. To purify one’s self, pilgrims often perform austerities or sacrifice – this is the voluntary practice of some form of inconvenience. Hindus travel barefoot, other groups fast or reduce their eating; some adopt a life of simplicity, etc.
By reducing bodily comforts and not desiring or endeavouring to get them, one eventually detaches from material perceptions and has more freedom and time to concentrate on one’s spiritual and more subtle side – the longings of the soul.