Swami Narasingha Maharaj And His Surfing Disciples. INDIAN SURF CULTURE IS IN ITS INFANCY. The surfers paddling out from the long, white beaches of Mangalore to the candy-striped lighthouse of Kovalam are the first generation to put feet to wax, and they love the sensation….
India: Devoted to Surf
The surfboard hanging over the dining room door painted with the words “Om Sweet Om” epitomises the relaxed spirituality practised in this ashram. This is no brainwashing cult, just a group of devout, spiritual surfers who are keen to share their way of life.
Monk sets up a monastery for surfers
Monk sets up a monastery for surfers! Hindu monk Swami Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha has set up what is thought to be the world’s first surfing monastery. Swami Narasingha, 64, rides the waves on a surfboard inscribed with the Hindu holy word “Om”. Swami Narasingha runs…
The National Article: The Surfing Swamis
The National Article: The Surfing Swamis. Written by Scott MacMillan. Photography by Sanjit Das. From left: Kirtan Ananda, Dicky, Satyaraj, Daruka Dasa & Gaura Gopal, Krishna devotees at the Kaliya Mardana Krishna Ashram, head out to surf off Mangalore beach in the south Indian state…
Surfing in the Deep South of India
Just imagine – you are lying on your bed with your head in your pillow dreaming of glassy waves, well formed barrels, long lines, slightly off shore winds and nobody out but you and your friends. Then you wake up and find out – Hey!…