Himalayas

Himalayan Pilgrimage - Part 2
Swami Giri
With Yamunotri and Gangotri behind us, half of our char-dham pilgrimage was over. Our next stop was the temple of Kedarnath many bus rides and several hundred kilometres away. The trek up to Gaumukh and back to Gangotri had left us both exhausted and we both decided to stay in Uttarkashi for a few... Read More
Garhwal - The Indian Himalayas
Nila Newsom
Garhwal, in the Indian state of Uttarkand, has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It is a land of snowcapped Himalayan mountains, pristine forests, scenic valleys and famous temples. Due to the religious and cultural importance of Garhwal, thousands of pilgrims throng to this... Read More
Himalayan Pilgrimage - Part 1
Swami Giri
The majestic Himalayas have invoked a sense of awe in mankind for centuries. This legendary range is home to some of the tallest mountains on earth that are revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains alike. Since ancient times, pilgrims and yogis have made long and arduous treks to some of the holy... Read More
Editorial
Swami Narasingha
Gaudiya Touchstone is now on a new release schedule — Nov. 1st (Karttika issue), March 1st (Gaura Purnima issue) and July 1st (Janmastami issue). We think that this schedule will work well for timely articles corresponding to that general time of year. For this Karttika issue we have an... Read More
Indica Photo - Photo Spread
Rammohan Paranjape
Ladakh is one of the most exhilarating places on the planet, bound by some of the world's biggest mountain ranges such as Himalayas, Karakoram and Zanskar. Ladakh is a high altitude desert ranging from 2750 m (9,000 ft) to 7637 m (25,170 ft). It consists of some of the world’s highest mountain... Read More
Sindhu River – How India Got Her Name
Swami Narasingha
  The Sindhu River is one of the great holy rivers of India, from which the name of India is derived. Unlike other holy rivers in India such as the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati, the Sindhu is masculine.  The Sindhu is virtually unknown to people in western countries, but for the people of India it... Read More
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