Vibrated Places on Earth

We all love travel. But do you know that there are places that are not only nice to see but that also spread positive energy? A natural formation like a Stone or mountain usually exists in such places. Such places which formed naturally (not made by humans) are called swayambhus in India. Visiting such places could be the source of deep spiritual experiences. It is much easier to attain the state of deep meditation in such places.

If you have already received your self realization, you can feel the energy spreading from the photos of these places. Just open your hands and stretch your hands towards the Picture. Check if you can feel a cool breeze coming from it.

 

Mount Nemrut

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There is a unique and great mountain close to Adiyaman, Turkey. This mountain, called Nemrut, has incredible natural beauty.

Known as the world’s eighth wonder, is a mystery with its 4 meter tall statues of Gods, eagle’s heads, kings tombs and numerous other historic artifacts. How did they take shape thousands of years ago?

These impressive and exciting statues, which represent the beauty of centuries old Anatolia, have a kingdom in their story. The Kommagene Kingdom. King Antiochos the First desired to unite the religions of the east and west, of Persia and Greece and to create a single world religion. He wanted to control the world and become immortal by doing so. He had statues built on the skirts of Mount Nemrut with this desire in mind. Statues of eagles and lions were placed on the right and left of the series of statues as symbols of nobility, heaven and dignity. Antiochos designed this area in the form of balconies. The statues were erected in the same series on all the balconies, which were believed to be sacred. Each of these Gods were given a different name because one represented the East and the other the West.  The Persian and Greek Gods facing the East and West symbolized King Antiochos’ desire to unite the two cultures.

Nevertheless, his early expiry didn’t allow the completion of the statues or fulfillment of his desire. Still, the beautiful statues who are stil standing today despite the harsh winds of Mount Nemrut witness the dawning and setting of the sun everyday. An infinite show of nature is still continuing on Mount Nemrut.

Getting there:

You can reach Kahta, Adiyaman by intercity buses or fly into Adiyaman Airport, which is 15 km to Kahta. You could use the airports in Şanliurfa, Malatya or Gaziantep as alternatives. They are about 1.5-2.5 hours to Adiyaman. The distance between Kahta and Adiyaman is 34 km.  It is possible to take the help of hotels to find guides and transportation to Nemrut. Renting vans is also possible. 43 km to Kahta.

There are also boats running along the Tigris River.

Kahta Terminal
Gülaras Tourism: 090 416 7255107

Kahta Petrol: 090 416 7255109

Adiyaman Ünal: 090 416 7256224

Source: www.kultur.gov.tr

 

Delphi

An archeological site and modern city located in the Phocis valley in Greece on the southwest skirts of the Parnassos Mountain. The place of the “Know Thy Self” aphorism, the most important of Ancient Greece, and the main place of worship of God Apollo. Apollo’s Panhellenic temple in Delphi used to host the Pythian Games once every four years, where athletes from all over Greece used to show their skills.

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Delphi was not only considered to be the center of the earth and universe but was also sacred for the Greek world by being the place of the Omphalos Stone. An eternal fire was lit in the center (heart) of the temple.

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Buses to Delphi

There are a few day trip buses from Athens. The 3 hour journey will cost you 10$. Buses are fully booked in summer so act early! If you are going to or coming from Italy, daily buses from Patras will make things easier for you. There is also a bust to Larissa where you can catch the Meteora bus. Detailed information on these buses can be found at this link:

http://www.athensguide.com/practicalinfo/busschedulesB.htm

Source: www.greecetravel.com

 

Matterhorn

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A typical peak, the Matterhorn is surrounded by glaciers with its narrow sides. A big isolated pyramid of rock. Close to Zermatt in Switzerland.

Getting there:

It is equidistant to Zurich and Geneva at 155 miles to both. Only a few hours to the Zurich, Geneva, Basel and Milano airports. The Geneva and Zurich airports have direct trains to Zermatt from all their main Gates every hour. Change trains at Brig or Visp. Go through the romantic and rocky Visp Valley and after a 90 minute picturesque journey pass on to the narrow Matterhorn Gotthard railway. A train trip to Zermatt is 4 hours from Geneva and 5 from Zurich. Cars must be parked in the Tasch village below.

Source: www.lowfareflights.co.uk


Stonehenge

stonehenge2Is perhaps the most important pre-historic artifact in Britain. Has always attracted visitors. An immortal creation.

The current positioning of Stonehenge, with the bluestones in the form of a horseshoe and circle took place immediately after 1500 BC. Let us see 5000 years before. The first stonehenge erected around 3100 BC was probably an earth or henge work consisting of a ditch, block and Aubrey holes. Aubrey holes are round holes made of limestone, are a meter deep and wide with sharp points and flat floors. Their radius is around 284 feet. Even though some excavations have revealed burnt human bones in the lime, these holes were probably used for religious rites rather than burial. Stonehenge was abandoned soon after and remained untouched for more than 1000 years.

The second and most dramatic construction at Stonehenge took place in around 2150 BC. 82 bluestone lintels were transferred from the Preseli Mountains in southwest Wales to the region. Some of these Stones weighed around 4 tons. Such Stones were dragged to the mouth of the river at Milford Harbor with pulleys and were thought to have been placed on rafts after that. Following the southern coast of Wales on water, they were brought to the Avon and Frome rivers and pulled on shore near Warminster at Wiltshire.

The third stage witnessed the arrival of Sarsen Stones in 2000 BC. It is almost certain that these Stones were brought from 25 miles North of Stonehenge, from the Marlborough area close to Avebury. The biggest of these Stones was 50 tons. Due to the impossibility of having transported them over sea, these Stones must have been brought with pulleys and ropes over land. Some 500 men must have been used to pull these Stones and another 100 must have been Rolling the wheels on the front of the pulleys.

Getting there:

From Amesbury: 2 miles west of the A303 and A344/360 junction.

From London Gatwick Airport:

Follow the Heathrow Airport signs on the M23 and go into the M25 road. Leave M25 at junction number 12. Go into M3 road towards Basingstoke and follow junction number 8 marked A303. Go on until you come to a roundabout at the end of A303. Pass that. After 2 miles you will see A344. Parking is just on the right about 500 meters ahead.

From London Heathrow Airport:

Follow signs to the M4 West. Continue for about 2 miles and come off at junction 4b onto the M25 South bound. Follow the signs for Gatwick Airport. From the M25, exit at junction 12 for the M3 motorway towards Basingstoke. Then follow the directions as above.

The buses depart from Heathrow Airport and from Victoria Coach Station in the centre of London. The journey takes about 2 hours. Get off at Amesbury. From there you can either walk (about 2 miles), catch a local bus, or get a taxi.

You can buy tickets on the coach, at the coach station, or from ticket agents for National Express. It is the cheapest way to travel to Stonehenge.
If you are coming from Gatwick Airport you will need to first get to Heathrow Airport or to Victoria coach station (you can do this by bus) and from there change buses to Amesbury.

Source: www.stonehenge.co.uk

 

Mount Kailash

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A great mass of rock reaching over 22,000 feet. Mount Kailash is the world's most venerated holy place but is also least visited. The sacred site of four religions and billions of people, Kailash is only seen by a few thousand pilgrims each year. This is due to the mountain's remote location in far western Tibet. No transport near the region and even with rugged over-land vehicles the journey still requires weeks of difficult, often dangerous travel. The weather, always cold, can be unexpectedly treacherous and pilgrims must carry all the supplies they will need for the entire journey.
How long have people been coming to this sacred mountain? The answers are lost in antiquity, before the dawn of Hinduism, Jainism or Buddhism. The cosmologies and origin myths of each of these religions speak of Kailash as the mythical Mount Meru, the Axis Mundi, the center and birth place of the entire world. The mountain was already legendary before the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, were written. Kailash is so deeply embedded in the myths of ancient Asia that it was perhaps a sacred place of another era, another civilization, now long gone and forgotten.

Source: www.sacredsites.com

Getting there:

It is still dangerous and difficult to reach due to its remote location. We suggest you contact  a tourism agency in India for travel help. You could try www.kailashmanasarovar.com or www.kailashmanasyatra.com. The tours are quite expensive.

 

Saptashringi

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Saptashringi, 4,645 ft, is a huge rocky hill in Nasik, India. It has seven peaks and the word Saptashringi has been derived from two words ‘Sapta’ meaning seven and ‘Shringi’ meaning pinnacle.

Saptashringi has a temple dedicated to Goddess Saptashringi. It is home to a variety of rare medicinal herbs. According to legend, Lord Hanuman carried herbal medicine for wounded Lakshman from here. Besides, numerous water reservoirs known as kundas can be spotted here.

The spot is a perfect base for rock climbing. Vani, about 55 km north of Nasik, lies at the base of Saptashringi.

Getting there:

55 km to Nasik, which can be accessed by car or bus in a few hours from Mumbai.

www.india9.com

 

Siddhivinayaka

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Is located in Mumbai, India. A temple to elephant-headed Lord Ganesha was built on this place in the 1900’s.

 

Ganapatipule

ganapatipule5Land of the 400 year old Ganapati Swayambhu. Located around 375 km off Mumbai by road. Its pastoral beauty is enhanced manifold by the six kilometers of virgin beach on the breathtaking Konkan coastline.

Locals believe Ganapatipule is blessed, saying that in an age when men were devout and miracles were the norm, the scriptures spoke of four Dwardatas (welcoming deities) to the sub-continent.  Ganapatipule was marked as the western deity.

Legend has it that during 16th century AD, a villager seeking refuge from the skirmishes around his tiny village, made his way through the kerda jungles and stumbled upon Lord Ganapati's idol here, around which he made a temple. For four hundred years thereafter, generation upon generation of villagers, who came from elsewhere and started living there, cared for and added to the shrine and made it into the temple one sees today.

The temple at Ganapatipule is at the foot of one of the two hills and next to a magnificent beach. Ganapatipule gots its  name from the temple of Lord Ganesh or Ganapati (the elephant headed deity) built on the fine white sand or pule.

source: www.tourism-of-india.com

 

Getting there:

From land: 375 km to Mumbai, 331 km to Pune, 144 km to Kolhapur

By train: Ratnagiri is the nearest station 50 km away with the Konkan Railways

By air: Ratnagiri is the nearest airport 50 km away

 

Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kata Tjuta

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An awe-inspiring place is Uluru. A monolith rising from the desert stands in the center of Australia. 862.5 m above sea level, 1395 km South of Darwin and 465 km southwest of Alice Springs. Aboriginals were right in calling this place sacred. Very special for all Australians. Occupies a 3.3 square km area with a radius of 9.4 km and 348 metre height.

Getting there:

By air: Quantas planes go daily from Perth and Melbourne and there are connecting flights from Sydney, Brisbane and Alice Springs.

www.quantas.com.au

By land: 450 km from Alice Springs.

Kata Tjuta (Olga Rocks)

North of Uluru are 36 monolith rocks known as the Olgas. The highest of them, Olga Mountain is 546 meters. Spread out over 3500 hectars of land, the group is around 22 km in all. It is believed to be much larger than Uluru at one time. Millions of years of erosion brought it to its current size.

Ernest Giles who named the Olgas says: “the Olgas are greater and more grotesque and Uluru is more ancient and noble.”