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Spirituality in the Indian Subcontinent

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The Indian Subcontinent has long since been associated with spirituality, having spawned four of the world’s great religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

It is home to a staggering number of rituals, festivals and traditions that, for generations, have inspired awe and amazement in the foreign spectator. While many travellers are keen to visit a ‘retreat’ as part of their trip, it is possible to get an spiritual insight into the Subcontinent simply by being present there. This might be through taking in a prayer ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges or witnessing the devotional dances of Buddhist monks at a tsechu in Bhutan.

There are endless opportunities for those who are interested in the spirituality of the Indian Subcontinent and we have included a few ideas below.

Jain devotee, Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Jain devotee, Ranakpur, Rajasthan

Devotee on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi

Devotee on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi

Devotees on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi

Devotees on the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi

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