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    Visiting Ajmer

    July 23, 2018 in India ⋅ 🌧 25 °C

    After volunteering in Agar we decided to head to holy pilgramage city Ajmer, not too far from Jaipur. Ajmer is a famous pilgrimage city for Muslims as there is the shrine of a Sufi saint. We were told it's quite an amazing peaceful place, however the number of people leading to the shrine made us decide to just pass outside and continue on. The following day we visited a Jain temple museum, with beautiful wooden carvings plated in gold. Jainism is an old religion originating in India, whose main principle is no harm or no violence to any living thing (moving or non moving), to the extent that some people sweep before they walk to avoid stepping on insects and not eating and root vegetables as kills the micronutrients in the ground. The idea of non violence doesn't apply to just actions, but speech and thoughts.Read more