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International Yoga Festival: 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ visit to India celebrated

By: Keerthi Mohan

Participants of the 29th International Yoga Festival — currently underway at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh in northern India — took part in a special meditation at Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram on the fifth day of the event. Participants from 94 countries traveled to the ashram by foot where they indulged in meditation and chanting. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s ashram attracted international attention after the Beatles came to India in 1968. The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the British band’s visit to the country. In February 1968, they traveled to Rishikesh to attend an advanced Transcendental Meditation course at the ashram…

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