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The Government of India has decided to go ahead with the destruction of Rama Setu, the oldest man-made bridge of our civilization, a civil engineering marvel of 5076 BCE. This bridge is believed to have been built by Rama and His team. Only if Rama is historical could Rama Setu be man-made. If the bridge is proved to be man-made, then Rama has to be Historical. This film brings to light the layers of bridge construction and the month and the year when the Rama Setu was built.

It is not just another story but a 7100 year old engineering marvel of our civilization.

Watch this film made by Bharath Gyan and share it with others.


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On Monday the 17th of December 2012, my husband and I hit a jackpot! We had just come out of Rudra Puja and were having breakfast in the Annapoorna Dining Hall at Art of Living International Ashram  when Naga Nandini ji, a senior Art of Living teacher from Mysore, bumped into us and said, “let’s hurry. It seems Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ji is calling all the teachers and senior sadhaks present in Bangalore Ashram for a meeting”.

We rushed to Mahaveer Hall on the first floor of Vishalakshi Mantap, and found it already jam packed with Art of Living teachers.

Dr. Divya said, “grab some cushions for lying down”. I looked at her quizzically and said, “lying down?  During a meeting with Gurudev?”

“There will be a new process”, she said quietly.

Instantly it flashed through my mind that a year back Gurudev had said that something new was coming. Would Sri Sri be sharing the “new” gift now? I took my place and waited with excitement.

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After a few minutes Sri Sri walked in, majestically, brimming with energy. With the irrepressible enthusiasm of a child, He led us through the unimaginably powerful “Shakti Kriya”, in the first ever session. Bhanu Didi resplendent in an orange saree looking like Shakti Herself participated along with all us. Swamijis, senior teachers and the stalwarts — Vinod Menonji, Dr Manikantan and Dr Nisha – everyone was part of the privileged group to experience the first session of Shakti Kriya with Gurudev.

Kashi ji and Brijit ji assisted Gurudev during the process. Feeling totally new and purified after the Shakti Kriya, I looked at the faces of others. Some exuded calmness, some exuberance and some more a mix of both.

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Gurudev asked us to share our experiences. Swami Brahmatej said, “I felt like something took over me, I was floating in the air. I feel so light now”. Shreya Art Excel TTC teacher said, ” I feel  some kind of new Shakti  in my body”. Channaveera ji, a full time teacher with a squint in the left eye said ” I felt intense vibration in my left eye and left eye brow. The experience was more powerful than my first Sudarshan Kriya.”

Another teacher said, “I have so much energy that I want to break something very heavy!” Gurudev looked at my husband and he said ” Gurudev, I feel totally empty. My head has no thoughts at the moment.” How lucky to experience a state of thoughtlessness! I look at him with envy.

Shakti Kriya at Bangalore Ashram

Sameer Mehta said that he felt like dancing non stop. Nakul said he felt so light that he was sure that he could fly.

Another teacher shared that in just a few minutes of Shakti Kriya, he experienced the deep rejuvenation and silence of an Art of Living Advanced Meditation Course.

As for me, I felt like this vehicle, my body had gone through a supersonic wash and then fed with fuel of Shakti!  After the Shakti Kriya, my seva has became more powerful, my intuition sharper, love and compassion more tender, my faith stronger, and gratitude deeper. I feel a deeper sense of connectedness with enhanced energy flow, joy, dynamism, commitment and creativity.

Vinod Menonji  in his inimitable playful manner asked,”Gurudev, when do we come for a follow up?” On that note we came out of Vishalakshi Mantap, the beautiful meditation hall at Bangalore Ashram. The Sun was shining brighter, breeze was cooler, flowers more pretty. On the whole the world  seemed  a much more beautiful place after the Shakti Kriya!

If you have not yet had the opportunity to participate in this beautiful process led by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, here are the dates for upcoming Shakti Kriya sessions.


Art of Living International Ashram, Bangalore : 
10-11 Aug, 17-18 Aug, 29-30 Aug 2013

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