Ananda Spa in the Himalayas

The Palace Estate, Narendra Nagar, Tehri - Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India.
Email : anandaspa@hoteljini.in Tel : +91 9990 70 6100

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Wellness Bliss
Ladies Spa Gataway
Ayurvedic Rejuvenation
Yoga and Meditation
Stress Management
Beauty Experiences
Himalayan Romance
Yogic Detox
Weight Management
Crystal Healing
Anti Ageing Programme
Reiki Healing
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Recreation - Ananda Spa in the Himalayas, Narendra Nagar, Tehri

Ananda in the Himalayas, India organizes certain adventure trips for the tourists. These include trips to a place called 'Rajaji National Park' and of course a trip to Rishikesh showing the tourists each and every corner of Rishikesh.

Ananda spa also organizes various fishing programmes for it's tourists. The tourists are taken for whole day outings for them to understand and realize the true art and culture that is embedded in the Himalayas and Rishikesh.

An exhilarating extension to the spa at Ananda, the resort offer an array of outdoor adventures and thrilling explorations into the Himalayas, Ganges and surrounding National parks.

- Ganga Aarti at Rishikesh
- Trek to Kunjapuri Temple
- Safari Rajaji and Chilla National Park
- White water rafting
- Kayaking
- Angling

Ganga Aarti
”Aarti” is a very auspicious Hindu ritual in which we offer our prayers to God or to whom we respect & consider equal to God; thanking them for their presence in our life. In India, this ritual is performed on various auspicious days, events & festivals.

The Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh is a daily evening ritual, performed at Parmarth Niketan Ashram situated on the banks of river Ganga. This one & half hour ritual starts with a holy fire ceremony called as “Yagna” i.e. offering a mixture of different herbs with clarified butter (Ghee) to the fire while chanting the prayers (Mantra) in order to purify the surrounding environment and to invite the holy vibrations.

The Guru or the Master with his devotees, sing the prayers along with the lighting of the small lamps welcoming & thanking the river Ganga for being the source of life & prosperity for this region. The experience, the view and the positive vibrations are so inspirational that it is difficult to put into words.

Kunjapuri Temple
The holy shrine is dedicated to Goddess Sati, the consort of Lord Shiva the liberator. It is located 14 Km north of Ananda at 1645m above sea level. It is the highest peak in the nearby vicinity.

As per an ancient legend, to show his disrespect for Lord Shiva, Sati’s father had organized a Yagna (spiritual fire ceremony) and he purposely did not invite Lord Shiva. Sati was embarrassed because of her father’s act and jumped into the holy fire of Yagna and died.

When Lord Shiva came to know about this incident, he became furious and started Tandava, the dance of destruction, carrying Sati’s dead body on his shoulders. This would have lead to the destruction of the world. Then to save the earth from Shiva’s anger, Lord Vishnu destroyed the body of Sati with his Sudarshan Chakra and folklore has it that this (The Kunjapuri Temple) is the spot where the chest or Kunja of Sati’s body was found after it was disseminated.

The legend claims that the original temple was built in that era, however the present temple was built in 1983. This temple is one of the twelve sacred temples (Shakti pith). Offering a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view, this is one of the most breathtaking spot in the region and is a place well worth visiting. The evening and morning ritual take place daily at the time of sunrise and sunset and the view especially at the time is indescribable.

We recommend a visit to the temple during sunrise. One would need to leave early to be present at the temple when it is dark. The transition of colors from black to the way the world sees the sky it in the daytime is an absolutely stunning sight.

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