The lofty snow capped peaks of Himalayas rising high above nestle some of the deepest secrets of the world. One of them is Gyanganj, also known by the names Siddhashram, Shambala or Shangri-La. It is believed to be a place located in the remote Himalayas, in an isolated valley, hidden from the entire world and holding the secrets of immortality. Check out some interesting anecdotes about this mystic land.
1. Mysterious Location of Gyanganj
Gyanganj is located “somewhere” in the Himalayas and its exact location is not known. As per the believers, only great saints can find it by passing through psychic barriers and dimensions.
2. Escapes Mapping Technologies
People believe that this mysterious land artfully camouflages itself, hiding from sight as well as mapping technologies. Some believe that Gyanganj exists in a different plane of reality and thus cannot be detected by satellites.
3. Influences the World
Legend has it that Gyanganj is a city-kingdom inhabited by mysterious immortal beings that influence the world in subtle ways, whenever needed. Advocates of Gyanganj concept say that this celestial kingdom shapes the destiny of all.
4. An Account of Visit to Gyanganj
During a meeting of intellectuals and seekers, held at the residence of Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam, in Delhi, Sai Kaka (Guru) revealed that he had been to Gyanganj a number of times for spiritual and immortal teachings. He further added that every time a sage took him there and the place exists on an entirely different plane or a higher dimension.
5. Another Firsthand Experience of Gyanganj
L.P. Farrel, an English army officer, claimed to have experienced Gyanganj in 1942 and Farrel’s narration about the same was published in Saptahik Hindustan on May 17, 1959.
6. Guarding Secret Spiritual Teachings
Gyanganj is not just an Indian legend but its roots can also be traced to Tibet. In Tibet this celestial kingdom is known as Shambala, a Sanskrit word which means “the source of happiness.” It is believed that this legendary land protects secret spiritual teachings of the world.
7. Only Enlightened Saints Can Find It
Instructions to reach Gyanganj have been given in some old Buddhist texts; however, the directions are ambiguous. According to believers, only enlightened saints can find this land, obscured in mists of mighty Himalayan peaks. Flying over them using spiritual powers is the only way to find Gyanganj.
8. Secret of Immortality
Believers say that Gyanganj defies death. Consciousness always remains alive in this enigmatic land as no death occurs there.
9. Independent Basis of Gyanganj
People believe that this mystic land of immortals called Gyanganj does not belong to any particular culture or religion and anyone who is worthy enough can find it, irrespective of what part of the world he belongs to.
Mystifying, isn’t it? At some point it may seem that Gyanganj is just a belief that emerged in ancient Indian and Tibetan traditions and lived through generations, but there are stories too which sound convincing enough to believe that the place actually exists. What do you think?