Episode # 435 – Our minds get purified by visiting “Punya-Kshetras” – An in-depth discussion!!!

In the previous episode, we were amidst an important discussion on why we should embark on “Teertha-Yatras” whenever we have time and opportunities in our lives. We had answered a couple of important questions as we moved forward with the discussion – Especially for many of our readers who are residing abroad – All of us have some serious concerns whether our “Nitya-Karma” and our “Naimitthika-Karma” when not performed inside our “Bhaarata Desha” would bear any fruit or not. We had allayed those fears by saying that wherever we are in this world, we are entitled to perform all our “Karma” without fail. Of course, I’m not saying that our “Sanaatana Dharma” texts are wrong, but if we do not have an option to come to India and perform them, what else can we do? Just because we’re residing abroad and just because we’ve crossed over the oceans and left the country, nowhere does our “Sanaatana Dharma” texts say that we shall refrain from performing all our “Karma”! Hence, we can go ahead and perform all our duties from wherever we are in this world. Moreover, by performing our “Karma”, Bhagawan is going to get happy. If we’re following whatever Bhagawan has mentioned in the “Shruti” and “Smriti” correctly, Bhagawan is ultimately going to be satisfied that we are obeying His instructions, and it is with Bhagawan’s satisfaction, we are going to attain the highest “Moksha”. Hence, our geographical location doesn’t matter much, when it comes to performing our “Karma”, and our esteemed readers abroad should seriously take this into account. 

However, readers abroad should also understand simultaneously that whenever you get an opportunity to visit India, you should make sure that you wouldn’t miss it. While travelling to India, you should make sure that you allocate some time to embark on visiting a few important “Punya-Kshetras”, apart from spending time with your family. This is very important. In fact, all of us should be proud that we are citizens of this great “Punya-Bhoomi” called “Bhaarata Desha”. Right from Kashmir to Kannyakumari, there are enormous “Punya-Kshetras”, isn’t it? We have our holy River Ganga, Gaya, Varanasi, Somanath, Dwaraka, Mathura, Gokula, Ayodhya, Bhadreenaatha Kshetra, Naimishaaranya, etc. in the northern part of the country. In all these places, Bhagawan Rama and Bhagawan Krishna have personally lived their entire tenure! They’ve walked extensively through all these places and thus assume enormous significance. If we come towards the central and southern part of India, we have Pandarpur, Kolhapur, etc. in the Indian state of Maharashtra, Tirupati, Bhadrachalam, etc. in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Srirangam, and most of the 108 Divya-Desam temples of Bhagawan Vishnu, along with the holy river of Cauvery in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and the likes. Thus, we can see from head to toe, there are enormous “Punya-Kshetras”, which, by visiting, all our sins would be washed away instantaneously! 

Moreover, the beauty of today’s context is that, more than citizens of Bhaarata Desha like all of us, foreigners from all over the world from various countries have started realizing the significance of our country and our culture. This is why we’re seeing a tremendous uptick in the travel and tourism sector in India. Especially when it comes to “Spiritual Tourism”, India is leading the pack of many countries! This is because the world is recognizing India’s spiritual importance and vibrance. If such is the case, isn’t it the duty of we Indians to realize our own culture and significance? Sadly today, we’re unable to realize our own potential in this regard, owing to some “negative propaganda” of the so-called “Secular elements” within India! Ardent followers of our “Sanaatana Dharma” should never fall prey to such false and stupid propaganda, wherein the underlying intention is to malign and defame Hindus and eventually our Bhaarata Desha. We as Indians, should make sure that we rise up from all these stupid elements and prove our resolution to the world! We have enormous potential within ourselves. We have all the brains to make the world look at us in awe! We should use our intelligence in the right way to serve the world and to make a difference with our path of “Dharma”! Isn’t this our duty? Mother Nature and Bhagawan have given us things in abundance! But what are we giving back to Mother Nature and Bhagawan? Should we give them hatred, violence and lies? All of us, as ardent followers of our “Sanaatana Dharma” should think on these lines! We should set an example for others as to how one should lead a peaceful spiritual life by not harming anyone or any living being in this world! Thus, to obtain these “Saathvik” thoughts and intentions, the best way is to embark on “Teertha-Yatras”, and experience Bhagawan’s divine presence in all these places of “Punya-Kshetras”. The moment we experience these vibrations, automatically our minds would get purified and with this, our thoughts, intentions, actions, words, etc. would align towards “Dharma”. 

Thus, this is the inner significance of embarking on “Teertha-Yatras”! By doing so, our minds get purified and this would automatically make us walk the path of “Dharma”! So for today let us understand this important point very clearly and let us ponder over it! We shall continue this discussion in the next episode as well! Stay tuned! 🙂 

Published by Dr. Jeayaram

Holds a PhD in Management Psychology from Universite Paris Saclay, Paris, France. Also an Asst. Professor of Human Resources management at Bharatidhasan Institute of Management (BIM) Trichy, India A professional South Indian classical musician (singer) performing concerts. Through this blog, I'm trying to bring out the richness of Indian culture & values and I request your support and feedbacks in making this humble effort a success!!

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