"A place of pilgrimage is where the currents are flowing from the body towards the soul, where the whole atmosphere is charged"
a meditation centre in the Himalayas
Osho Shunya Mandir is at the heart of Osho Nisarga. The design of this meditation-hall combines conical and pyramidal shapes merging together. Local slate covers the roof harmonizing it with the ambience of the Himachal landscape.
A typical Himachal-inspired canopy surrounds all four sides of the verandah around the meditation-hall.
The Shunya Mandir has an internal area of 1,250 sq ft (381 sq m) facing the mountain stream. The Mandir has a temple-like architecture with excellent acoustics for meditation and music. The construction helps to maintain an even temperature in both warm and cooler weather.
The special marble floor, rich snowy-white in color, is known in Rajasthan as the marble of the temples.
Cedar from Kashmir is used for the wood for the verandah and the outer walls. The walls are made of stones that come out of huge rocks within the property. These stones have been hand-blasted, hand-chiseled and properly shaped with a lot of care and patience by local craftsmen.
From the verandah of this Mandir, the vivid sunrises and sunsets with changing hues of purple, yellow and orange are a sight to behold in wonder.
And full-moon meditation nights are a breathtaking experience.
The Making of Shunya Mandir: Photo-Album