Blue Ridge Parkway – Scenic drive NC USA

One of the most scenics roads in America (and part of the National Park Service), the Blue Ridge Parkway offers unmatched, spectacular mountain scenery. Drive Soma Mount from Atlanta and quickly ascend in elevation. It’s all about the journey, so go slow, stop frequently and enjoy. To return to your starting point, you can often exit the Parkway onto a highway that provides a faster trip back.
Around 500 mile, non-stop recreational road follows the ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, connecting  Great Smoky Mountains National Parks and has plenty of spots for roadside picnics, breathtaking vistas, easy to difficult hiking trails.

A magnificent 448-acre Vedic community in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Mount Soma is founded on the universal principles of nature, the Veda.

Mount Soma is a place designed to help people evolve, by awakening them to their innate divinity and integrating ancient spiritual wisdom with modern life.

Vegetarian Buffet ($12 per person) is available on the weekend around lunch time and on weekdays one need to call and let the temple kitchen know abt the no of people.

  • The Visitor Center is Sri Somesvara Temple’s Welcome Center and hosts cultural celebrations, daily meditation, lectures, and picnics. It is the place to visit for food, beverages, and restrooms.
  • The Meditation Hall is used for group meditation twice daily, classes, lectures, and retreats.
  • The Student Union provides a place for course participants to stay, eat, and visit with others in the community.
  • Sri Somesvara Temple, through strict adherence to ancient Vedic principles, is dedicated to the practice of Vedic technology and the enlightenment of humanity.
  • The Yagya Shala is the outside structure where Sri Somesvara havans are generally performed.
  • Parks are being developed at various locations and offer meaning as well as a view.
  • Visitor Accommodations offer lodging for those who want to stay overnight at Mount Soma.
  • Mount Soma Property, for those who would like to own a home or property at Mount Soma.
  • Vastu is the architectural design, based on Vedic principles, used throughout Mount Soma. Vastu principles have been utilized in both the layout of the land and the buildings, to help bring the harmony of nature to each structure.

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