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Gaura Gopal, one of the Krishna devotees from the Kaliya Mardana Krishna Ashram is seen on the Arabian Sea on the beach front of Mangalore, Karnataka, India. ..Krishna devotees in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, they are known collectively as the "surfing swamis." The "surfing ashram" is growing in popularity and surfing here is a form of meditation, a spiritual practice leading to heightened states of awareness.
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Gaura Gopal, one of the Krishna devotees from the Kaliya Mardana Krishna Ashram is seen on the Arabian Sea on the beach front of Mangalore, Karnataka, India.  ..Krishna devotees in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition of Hinduism, they are known collectively as the "surfing swamis." The "surfing ashram" is growing in popularity and surfing here is a form of meditation, a spiritual practice leading to heightened states of awareness.