boasts of wonderful and fascinating places. There are several world fame religious
and spiritual places, but the most talked about are Rishikesh and Haridwar
towns. Many renowned celebrities and known persons have visited these twin
towns and are the regular destinations for spiritualism. Following are the few
Julia Roberts ;
Roberts played a character, Liz Gilbert, in the film ‘Eat, Pray, love’ who came
to India for some answers. In real life too, Julia has shown interest in the
spiritual practice. The shooting for this movie was done in 2009 in India and
while doing shooting she said, “I can see something like that (buying a house
here) happening in the future. I would love to live near Haridwar or Varanasi,
since they are such holy spots for Hinduism. I've heard land prices are
astronomical high here, though.” Julia Robert has converted to Hinduism which
may keep you guessing the reason.
The Beatles :
well known group Beatles had a great fascination for Rishikesh. The Beatles
took a trip to Rishikesh in Feb 1968. They took a meditation training session
at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Ashram (now known as Beatles Ashram) for seven
weeks. John Lennon, Paul Mc Cartney, George Harrison and Ringo were the members.
Lennon had even composed a song called ‘The
Happy Rishikesh’ to show his affection for this town.
Stallon’s son’s shraadh in Haridwar :
Stallon and his family performed shraadh for his son, Sage, in Sep- Oct 2015 in
Haridwar who died in 2012 of a heart attack.
The Kate Winslet waterfall :
Winslet had visited Rishikesh inMay 1998 and took a bath in the Garud Chatti
locality, 7 km from Rishikesh. Local people refer that waterfall as Kate
Prince Charles and Camilla:
Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker had visited Parmarth Niketan,
Rishikesh two years back in 2013 to participate in Ganga Aarti. This visit took
place just after Keadrnath tragedy of 2013. In the visitor’s diary, Prince Charles
wrote, “I wish I could have never left Rishikesh. Fell in love with the holy
aura of this city."
are many other places know for spiritualism in Uttarakhand. Dream Mountain also
receives queries from different parts of
the world for these holy towns. Some day in future, you might find a soul
searching celebrity on our blog.