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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram-the Beatles’ Ashram, Reopened to the Public

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Maharishi Mahesh Yogi ashram  where Beatles spent a few weeks in 1968 meditating, breathing incense, fending off reporters and writing songs for the White Album—was reopened to the public this week.

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What the actual story is?

The ashram, in Rishikesh, has long been a pilgrimage site for fans looking to retrace the band’s steps and soak up harmonious vibes. There are a few scattered, misspelled signs pointing toward Beatle’s Ashram. Locals call this place as Chaurasi Kutiya—Hindi for 84 Huts, after the dozens of cave-like stone hovels in which devotees slept.

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Beatles visit  to this Ashram popularized the notion that the spiritual East has something to teach the rational West.