French tourists perform puja at Varanasi for world peace

December 2nd, 2007 - 9:23 pm ICT by admin  

Varanasi, Dec 2 (ANI): A group of French tourists offered prayers for world peace by performing Hindu rituals in Varanasi on Sunday.

The tourists, led by a French citizen, who is famous amongst his followers as Guruji, offered prayers and performed certain fire rituals for a better and sane world with peace prevailing all around.

Guruji has been visiting India along with his followers annually for many years in his quest for quintessential and spiritual ideals. He has dedicated his life to Sanatan Dharma.

“India is at first the country of spirituality and love. The key word here is love, Bhakti (religiosity), devotion and so on so forth,” said Guruji.

He has established a Hindu monastery in the French capital Paris and has around 5500 followers who have joined him in search of eternal truth and answers of their spiritual queries.

Explaining her attachment towards India Isabela, a follower of Guruji said, “Now, many people want to come back to spirituality. And, may be some people are attracted by a lot of things they have in the West. But this is really magical and holy land.”

The performance of Yajna (fire rituals) for world peace by these exotic devotees may or may not bring peace to the world but their faith and devotion may attract many more tourists from abroad to attain mental peace.

The culture of Varanasi is deeply associated with the river Ganges and the river’s religious importance. The city has been a cultural and religious centre in northern India for thousands of years and remains a thriving tourist and spiritual destination of the country. (ANI)

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