The Beatles Magazine: The ashram in Rishikesh, India

Thursday, 26 June 2014.

It hosted the world’s most-famous popstars as they went on a journey of spiritual awakening that transformed their music forever. It was the home of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru to the Beatles, who they visited in 1968 and where, it is thought, they penned most of the White album, including hits Ob-la-di Ob-la-da and Back in the USSR. But now the long-abandoned ashram in Rishikesh, India, near the foothills of the Himalayas, has become a shrine of a different kind after fans of the Fab Four daubed the walls with some of their most iconic lyrics.

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