Are you looking to achieve peace, explore spirituality, heal your body without medicines and much more ; then Pyramid Valley International in Bengaluru is a must visit place for you !
Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored post. I just want to help make people aware of the possibilities of meditation. 🙂
I usually like to get out of the city, go on a mini trip OR go on a shopping spree on my birthday. This year I craved to do something different, bring in my new year on a different note. And since we had to travel with a toddler, we had to think to of a kid friendly place.
Recently I have started to explore my spiritual side. So i thought- ‘what better way to start the year than by attaining some enlightenment ! 🙂 ’
We left home around 12:30 pm, a little later than we planned to. . Would advice you’ll to leave as early as possible if you wish to explore the place at a more relaxed pace.
It was a gorgeous sunny day and the sky looked lovely! There is just something about the Bengaluru skies, you can’t help but stop and admire it. Soon we were on the NICE Road heading towards Harohalli where the centre is located. The NICE road wasn’t as smooth as we remembered it, but it definitely beats getting stuck in traffic. Thanks to the warm climate Aadya soon dozed off and I could relax a bit.
We reached Kanakpura Taluka around 2pm , passing by the Art of Living entrance we carried on. Around 1km ahead we came across the MTR board on the right, taking the deviation we soon entered the restaurant. We were clueless as to where we would have our meal, but coming across MTR took care of this problem.
MTR is one of Bengaluru’s oldest and well known restaurants that serve authentic South Indian cuisine. The food here is rich in ghee and made using only high quality ingredients which melts in your mouth! You can rest assured that your children will love it too ! Feeling recharged we drove on.
Pyramid Valley International Centre
Getting off the highway, we entered the village area leading to Pyramid Valley. Driving on the narrow but concrete lanes we soon reached the place without any difficulties.
Founder Brahmarshi Patriji’s vision for the place was to create a common platform where masters of the world could unite.
This place is the nucleus of the activities of The Pyramid Valley Spiritual Society[PVSS].This society has set up meditation centres all across India where one can go to learn and practice meditation.
Their objectives are to spread awareness about the power of meditation & vegetarianism.
[Pyramid Valley is spread over 28 acre campus with various facilities including conference halls, library, meditational pyramids, dining hall and cafeteria, residential cottages, rooms, and dormitories.
Meditation is taught free of cost to all visitors. Multi-day residential workshops on meditation and spiritual science are regularly conducted in this campus. Hundreds of thousands of visitors benefit from this magnificent international center every year.
Since its inception in the Year 2003, over four million people have learnt meditation. Over 1,500 programs and workshops were conducted with participation of at least 100,000 spiritual seekers. As part of its “ Daily Annadana ” free meals programme, over two million free meals were served to-date. Source – pyramidvalley.org]
Entry to the centre is completely free. Parking is available in the facility itself. Picking up our free coupons from the reception we entered the centre.
The centre is beautifully designed, a visual delight ! Walking on the path covered with trees on both sides, we spotted the amphitheater & the Mahatma Gandhi statue to the left. There are clean restrooms located at numerous spots within the vicinity.
We then proceeded towards the ‘Maitreya Buddha’ – the first mega pyramid in the world built solely for the purpose of meditation. I had seen pictures of the pyramid online, but it looks grander in reality! It is a 160ft*160ft piece of architecture.
Did you know ? A Pyramid is built at an angle of 52 degrees, thus attracting cosmic energy within it. This is why meditating within this pyramid multiplies the effect of the meditation by 3 times!
Children below 6 years are not allowed within the pyramid as it is a ‘highly silent zone’. So one of us stayed back with the little one as the other went inside the pyramid. First time visitors are briefed regarding the importance of meditation.
It was extremely insightful and inspiring to learn about meditation. We all know of meditation as a form of yoga; but it is a lot more than that.
Meditation is such a powerful act which, if done correctly and for the required duration, one starts getting blessed with small gifts bestowed by divinity.
Meditation is an act of connecting with our creator.
According to the briefing given, I learnt that we are made up of 7 layers, our physical body is just our 2nd layer. When we come to this earth we carry with us our previous sins known to us as ‘karma’
Meditation if done properly helps in [4 Reasons why. . .]:
- Cleansing us of our previous sins.
- Once we are emptied of the negativity, we are then filled with the light of the universe – thus becoming light bearers.
- It is believed that through meditation alone we can heal our bodies of health issues. We can be free of medicines !
- Attaining peace, energy , a strong calm mind are just some of the benefits of meditation.
After the briefing we get to enter the meditation cell located at the centre of the pyramid. One can feel the strong energy in this place. The ‘king’s chamber’ is situated at the centre of the cell, at a distance of 1/3 the pyramid height. It is at this spot that maximum cosmic energy is focused.
Coincidently it was a full moon night that day. On such a day, the pyramid is kept open all night as people come to the centre to meditate all night. Full moon is a powerful occasion when the benefits of the meditation intensifies great.
After exiting the pyramid, in a relaxed state of mind we headed to the cafeteria for a tea break. The menu is limited but worth trying.
The centre has numerous grass lawns where one can enjoy strolling, let the children run around, have a picnic, or just daze away .
Next we planned to visit the Sunset Point or the Tapastali where the Shiva statue is situated, but Aadya was exhausted and we had to give it a miss.
They even have accommodations available for people wanting to stay over. There are many other spots to check out in the Pyramid Valley such as Adi Shakti Dhyan Kshetram, Hilltop view points, Pagoda cottages & meditation lab.
One can truly leave the stressful life of the city behind here. Feel rejuvenated ! We then left the centre. With the sun setting, we headed back to the city with one very exhausted child ! 🙂
Meditation can be done by us at anytime and anyplace. It is free of cost and provides us with so many benefits ! Yet most of us don’t practice it as we lack basic knowledge about it. This is why I feel everyone must visit the Pyramid Valley at least once in their lifetime to be introduced to this phenomenal way of living.
Have you been to Pyramid Valley International ? Do share your experience with me ! Comment below !