This looks great.
As we’ve said.
And, sure, it might seem like we are over-selling the next Namarupa Yatra — Yatra Divine — but it is only because our experience was so significant.
The full trip for summer of 2014 to the northern parts of India is up and available. The link, which includes how to reserve your spot (hint: it involves $108), is right here. A few highlights:
Sunday June 29 ~ Puri – Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra
Witness the largest chariot festival in all of India. Lord Jagannath, his brother Lord Baladeva and their sister Goddess Subhadra are seated on massive colorful chariots that thunder along the street pulled by thousands of devotees.
Thursday July 3 ~ Varanasi
We will perform the Panchatirthi Pilgrimage. Beginning at the southern end where Asi River meets the Ganga before dawn we will walk all along the Ganga Chats to the northernmost end where Varana River flows into the Ganga and then enter the heart of the city for darshan of Lord Vishvanath, Annapurna Devi and Sakshi Binayaka. We will perform sankalpa and worship at Five Tirthas.
Tuesday July 8 ~ via Gupta Kashi to Gaurikund
After morning class we will continnue higher via Gupta Kashi where Lord Siva his from the Pandavas. Halt for the night at Gaurikund where Parvati did tapas to win the heart of Lord Siva. Here there are hot sulphur baths and temples to Gauri Devi and Sirkata Ganesha, the place where Ganesha got his elephant’s head.
That’s just a taste. There also will be an opportunity to meditate at the samadhi shrine of H.H. Sri Swami Sivananda, witness the abhishekam of one of the 12 Jyotirlingams and, of course, plenty of asana. (“Morning class” starts most days.)
As Bobbie said to me over the weekend when we got word of the full itinerary: “Well, it looks like we’re going back to India.”
Yes it does.
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