Amidst the ongoing annual Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir, a heartwarming tale of spirituality and devotion unfolded as two foreign nationals from California, United States, embarked on a remarkable pilgrimage to the holy cave. Inspired by the teachings of Swami Vivekananda, these individuals fulfilled their long-cherished dream of undertaking the sacred journey to the Amarnath cave, a feat that found special mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Mann ki Baat show.
In the 103rd episode of Mann ki Baat, PM Modi acknowledged the spiritual enthusiasm of people from all corners of the world, citing the example of two American friends who traveled from California to participate in the Amarnath Yatra.
With overwhelming joy and gratitude, the pilgrims stood before the divine ice lingam of Lord Shiva, marveling at the opportunity to be present in such a sacred place. “It seemed impossible and was a dream to come here. But by Bholenath’s grace, everything came together, and here we are. We can’t explain how we feel,” shared one of the pilgrims from the United States.
Earlier this month, a video posted by news agency ANI showcased the two men dressed in saffron robes expressing their long-standing desire to undertake the yatra. As devoted followers of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda, they had watched YouTube Aarti videos of the holy cave every day, dreaming of visiting the sacred site.
For these pilgrims, the Amarnath Yatra was a dream come true, made possible by the divine blessings of Bhole Baba. They expressed their profound sense of being blessed and acknowledged the seamless organization of the yatra, ensuring the safety and smooth functioning of the pilgrimage.
The presence of these two US nationals in the Amarnath Yatra serves as a powerful reminder of the universal nature of spirituality, transcending geographical boundaries. Their journey exemplifies the inclusive and all-encompassing essence of the pilgrimage, where individuals from different corners of the world come together in devotion and seek divine blessings.
This inspiring tale of the California men’s Amarnath Yatra reflects the unifying power of spiritual pursuits and the shared reverence for divine places that unite people across continents.
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