The Hidden Graffiti in the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh, India 2017

Our Ozzie blogger Jess is out and about in India’s North to experience the colourful culture and peacefulness. Teaming up with yoga, the Beatles, Mother Nature and abandonment, Jess is about to share a hidden graffiti world.

At the foot of the Himalayans, on the outskirts of Rishikesh, is The Beatles Ashram. Yep, the Beatles.

Built in 1968, the Beatles visited the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi after being introduced to him a year earlier in the UK. Fast forward a couple short stays by the band members during that year, and hit songs written at the ashram, the 14 acre property was abandoned just years later. And Mother Nature didn’t waste anytime in taking it back over.

What’s left today are buildings with no windows, trees growing through floors, open air (originally covered) yoga and meditation auditoriums, empty five story apartments blocks and a teaching building…And LOTS of empty walls!

The space has an indescribable vibe about it- spiritual, eerie, creative, ghostly, whatever you wants to call it- it is something. These walls has been brought to life with words, images and mosaics but balanced with nature.

Artists have continued the creativity that practiced in these walls so many years ago…

Photo Credit Jessica Beavon



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