Surrounded by Deodar timber, and lush green forests, this scenic area isn’t less than a ‘heaven on this planet.’ It may be a hub of travelers, including foreigners, as it arises as a contemporary international Yoga center- a part of the preceding NDA Government’s ‘Swadesh Darshan’ scheme launched to increase potential visitor spots inside us. The center is arising over the sprawling 125-acre Ashram of the late Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari.
Situated in the Jammu region’s Chennai Block of Udhampur district, the beautiful Mantalai is around 28 kilometers from the Jammu-Srinagar countrywide toll road.
To give a fillip to the tourism region, International Yoga Centre is developing at Mantalai as a part of the ‘incorporated improvement of vacationer centers’ mission Mantalai-Sudhmahadev-Patnitop circuit, an authentic introduction.
Central minister Dr. Jitendra Singh re-elected as Member of Parliament from Kathua-Udhampur-Doda Parliamentary Constituency, had been sanctioned an amount of Rs eighty in his first term crore to establish the Yoga center.
Work on the challenge commenced in 2017 as a part of the Government’s initiative to broaden Jammu as a traveler destination and was conceived to draw home and overseas travelers.
National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCCL) offered the contract to improve the Yoga center and allied infrastructure at Mantalai, Patnitop, and Sudhmaha Dev.
“A quantity of Rs 80-crore changed into sanctioned for growing International Yoga center at Mantalai while this assignment was taken up and extra could be supplied so that the undertaking gets finished in scheduled time,” Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO, stated.
He introduced that once Mantalai has the infrastructure and facility of the global stage, it’ll robotically come on the worldwide vacationer map.
“Facilities like swimming pool, airstrips, spa, helipads, fitness center, auditorium, hostels, and business convention center are developing on the International Yoga Centre,” he stated, adding that the assignment also blanketed the cafeteria at Sudhmaha Dev and Patnitop.
Director Tourism, Jammu, OP Bhagat, stated, “There are reviews that a group from the Government of India has recently visited the spot for physical verification, and the closing date fixed for the challenge in October-November this yr.”
“The facility will raise amusement and fitness tourism,” he said, adding that under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP), Rs 82.17-crore have been sanctioned by way of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, for the Yoga Centre at Mantalai, the work on which is nearing of completion.
The Ashram in advance housed an airstrip, helipad, swimming pool, zoo, stud farms, cow shelters, orchards, and forests; however, after Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari’s demise in the air crash in 1994, it turned into close. After prolonged criminal warfare, the Ashram was taken over by the Jammu & Kashmir Government. (UNI)Back in 2000, I was grieving the sudden death of my mother from rare cancer, adjusting to moving across the country from New York to San Francisco. During that time, I had no permanent job or resources and dealt with other crises that led to my physical, emotional, and spiritual breakdown. I decided to try yoga as a stress management strategy. I practiced alone in my apartment because I didn’t have the money to go to a studio and didn’t want to expose my broken self to others. Slowly I realized and discovered that yoga was much more than physical poses.
At a certain point, I became confused because I didn’t understand its philosophical or spiritual components very well. Through watching videos, reading books, and other literature, I learned the different ways to practice that would work for me. I’m stubborn, so I decided to do my practice and customize it to fit my physical and financial limitations. It’s been over a decade, and I still consider myself in the beginning phases of my yoga exploration as an integral part of my life. As practiced in the Western world, I have also learned that yoga has taken a few meandering turns away from TRUTH.
I want to prevent others from feeling the discouragement I felt at times by exposing the myths and propaganda perpetrated by the smog and industries with over-business-field yoga. Many well-meaning practitioners earnestly believe and perpetuate these myths, further exacerbating the issue. You may have different reasons and desires to explore yoga, and everyone’s path is individual. But if any of the myths below dissuaded you in the past, perhaps you can now return to what is your rightful place in the world of yoga.