India Pilgrimage – 2014

with Swami Asokananda , E-RYT 500, Swami Chidananda

Siva Temple at Chidambaram

Siva Temple at Chidambaram

Join us on a pilgrimage to India in honor of the 100th anniversary of His Holiness Sri Swami Satchidananda’s birth. We begin this journey in New Delhi on November 26, 2014 and travel through sacred lands visiting the places where Sri Swami Satchidananda lived and practiced on his path to realization and end in Coimbatore, India on December 23, 2014.

This full experience of India includes:

  • Visits to the ashrams of many 20th century Master’s such as: Ramana Maharshi, Sri Aurobindo, Swami Sivananda and Swami Chidbhavananda
  • Meditation in Vashista Cave on the Ganges near Rishikesh
  • Arunachala

    Puja at the Muruga Temple on Palani Hill

  • Experience the ancient Siva temple at Chidambaram and join thousands of pilgrims from all over India for the full moon circling of Arunachala, the holy mountain loved by Ramana Maharshi
  • A trip to the Taj Mahal and relaxation time on the beaches of South India
  • Daily Integral Yoga Hatha and meditation class is offered for your transformation
  • Grand opening of LOTUS India

The pilgrimage experience culminates at Gurudev’s birth house on his 100th birthday where we will join in the grand opening of LOTUS shrine which is being constructed at this site!
Join us as we open our minds and hearts in India while basking in Sri Gurudev’s essence.

Enrollment is limited so please make your reservations early.
Double room – $3,500
Single Room – $4,500

Breakfast, lunch and all travel in India is included with both room rates
Cost will increase to $3,900 double and $4,900 single on September 1 for those not already registered.

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LOTUS India being constructed


Pilgrimage Tenative Schedule
Questions? Please contact Ganesh MacIsaac at ganesh.macisaac@yogaville.org

Day 1 – Nov 26 Wed Arrive in India – New Delhi
Day 2 – Nov 27 Thur New Delhi – Visit Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple
Day 3 – Nov 28 Fri New Delhi – Visit Sikh Gurdwara, Mantar Jantar, Connaught Circle
Day 4 – Nov 29 Sat New Delhi – Tour to Taj Mahal in Agra
Day 5 – Nov 30 Sun Bus to Rishikesh – Stop in Haridwar for evening Ganga Puja
Day 6 – Dec 1 Mon Rishikesh – Visit Sivananda Ashram and other Ashrams
Day 7 – Dec 2 Tue Rishikesh – Visit Vashista Guha, free time
Day 8 – Dec 3 Wed Bus to Delhi – Plane to Chennai
Day 9 – Dec 4 Thur Chennai – Kapelishwara Temple, St. Thomas Chrush, Ramakrishna Temple
Day 10 – Dec 5 Fri Chennai – Marina Beach, Ice House, CitiCenter Mall
Day 11 – Dec 6 Sat Bus to Thiruvanamalai – Evening meditation at Ramana Ashram
Day 12 – Dec 7 Sun Thiruvanamalai – Arunachala Hill and Meditation Cave, lunch at Ashram, temple puja
Day 13 – Dec 8 Mon Bus to Pondicherry – Rest at Kailash Beach resort
Day 14 – Dec 9 Tue Pondicherry – Visit Aurobindo Ashram and Auroville
Day 15 – Dec 10 Wed Pondicherry – Rest day
Day 16 – Dec 11 Thur Bus to Chidambarm – Visit Vadalur Temple enroute
Day 17 – Dec 12 Fri Chidambaram – Visit Temple and town
Day 18 – Dec 13 Sat Bus to Thiruchirappallai
Day 19 – Dec 14 Sun Thiruchi – Visit Rock Fort, Srirangam Temple and Ramakrishna Mission School
Day 20 – Dec 15 Mon Thiruchi
Day 21 – Dec 16 Tue Bus to Madurai
Day 22 – Dec 17 Wed Madurai – Visit Meenakshi Temple and Sri Ramana birthplace
Day 23 – Dec 18 Thur Madurai – Free day
Day 24 – Dec 19 Fri Bus to Coimbatore – Visit Palani Temple enroute
Day 25 – Dec 20 Sat Coimbatore – Satchidananda Jyothi Niketan School
Day 26 – Dec 21 Sun Coinbatore – Visit IYI, Perur Temple
Day 27 – Dec 22 Mon Coimbatore – Lotus Temple Dedication
Day 28 – Dec 23 Tue Depart
  • November 26, 2014 - December 23, 2014
  • Cost: $3500.00 to $4500.00
  • Cost will increase to $3,900 & $4,900 respectively on
    Sept. 1

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