Indian Flag Shines at Matterhorn, Yoga and Ayurveda Dazzle Switzerland Everyday
More than century ago, one of India's brightest lights - Swami Vivekananda visited Zermatt while on a tour of Europe in 1896. In her book Swami Vivekananda in The West (Volume 4) Marie Louise Burke, writes;
Indeed, we know that Swamiji picked alpine flowers on the glacier of Monte Rosa (glacier near Matterhorn, approximately 12 km from it)… One of these small flowers he sent in a letter to his disciple Kripananda. "I went to the glacier of Monte Rosa yesterday, he wrote, " and gathered a few hardy flowers growing almost in the midst of eternal snow. I send you one in this letter hoping that you will attain a spiritual hardihood amidst all the snow and ice of this earthly life..."
The Indian tri-colour lit up Mount Matterhorn on April 18, in a beautiful Alpine display of hope across continents.
Switzerland has been lighting up the Matterhorn every day, since Tuesday, March 2020, with the help of light artist Gerry Hofstetter.
Not the highest mountain in the world at 14,600ft, the Matterhorn which means ‘peak in the meadows” in German, straddles the Swiss-Italian border, and has been on every climber’s bucket wish list, a little after Mount Everest and K2.