Pathways joined the greatest gathering of humanity in a single place in all of history when a contingent of 8 students and 2 teachers from Pathways World School, Aravali visited the Kumbh Mela, at Allahabad this month. A spiritual event of epic proportions which takes place every 12 years.
It was indeed a super success as the students explored the area outside ashram and tested the pH value of the Ganga before booking a boat ride to go to the confluence of the Rivers Ganga and Yamuna. The students also got to experience the esoteric world of Naga Sadhus. "We felt powerful vibrations that filled the air when we were in the presence of the Naga Sadhus" Said one of the students.
Students were personally introduced to Swami Avdheshanandji who is the spiritual head of the largest and most ancient order of saints in India, the Shri Panchdasnam Juna Akhara. They also saw the 'Ras Leela' which essays the life and times of Lord Krishna, in South Jhunsi in the Karshni Tableau.
The contingent walked down the streets of the Mela exploring different parts of it and created many memories through photographs too. It was indeed the greatest experience of life for Pathwazians to eat freshly made "khichdi" which was offered by a Good Samaritan who had been preparing a sumptuous afternoon meal for all pilgrims. Thereafter, the students also had an inspiring interaction with the District Magistrate of Allahabad.
A more well-travelled, worldly-wise and spiritually-tuned Pathwazian returned home after a life-changing Kumbh Mela!