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Once a poverty-stricken descendent of a once-prosperous clan went to a foreign land in search of better prospects in life. He struggled hard to succeed there. Meanwhile a resident of that foreign land heard about this person’s ancestral wealth, came to his family estate, found a vast treasure buried there and became a millionaire. This allegory illustrates the state of modern Indians vis-a-vis Westerners. Indians are going to the West in search of greener pastures and are struggling to make it big amidst cut-throat competition in the corporate jungles there. But Westerners are coming to India to understand the Vedic philosophy and culture. And by studying, assimilating and adopting the Vedic principles, they are finding deep fulfilment in their lives.

WHERE ALL DO WE FREQUENT

AHOBILAM This is the place where Lord Narasimha blessed Prahlada and killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. Ahobilam is located in Karnool district of Andhra Pradesh. There are nine forms of the Lord & When one takes darshan of nine forms of the Lord there s relieved of the effect of navagrahas/Astrology. AYODHYA Ayodhya is the birthplace of Lord Rama.
It is adjacent to Faizabad city, Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya used to be the capital of the ancient Kosala Kingdom.According to one derivation, “Ayodhya” is said to be “A city that cannot be fought and won over in a war”.
CHITRAKOOT In Chitrakoot’s forests Rama, Sita and his brother Lakshmana spent eleven and half years of their fourteen years of exile. The great sage Atri, Sati Anasuya, Dattatreya, Maharshi Markandeya, Sarbhanga, Sutikshna and various other sages, seers, devotees and thinkers meditated over here. HAMPI A beautiful historical village with a
dramatic landscape, Hampi in Karnataka,
can be mapped to Ramayana’s Kishkindha - the kingdom of the Vanara king Sugriva. The kingdom of Kishkindha is said to be a part of the Dandaka forest, which stretched from the Vindhiya mountain range down to the South India.
JAGANNATH PURI There is a saying that “The Lord bathes at Rameshwaram. He meditates at Badrinayh. He enjoys the delicious offerings (of his devotees) at Jagannatha Puri and He goes to sleep at Dvaraka. Also called as Nilacala and Sri Ksetra, it is considered to be equal to Vrindavana and Navadvipa. JAIPUR The deity, Govind Dev Ji, is none other
than Lord Shri Krishna himself. It is believed that the deity Govind Dev in this temple looks exactly how Lord Krishna looked during his incarnation on earth. The idol was originally kept in the temple of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh
KANYAKUMARI Kanyakumari formerly known as Cape Comorin, is a town in Kanyakumari district in the state of Tamil Nadu. It lies at the southernmost tip of the Indian subcontinent. The 3000-year-old Kumari Amman (Mother) temple at Kanyakumari is dedicated to goddess Kanyakumari. The name Kanyakumari literally means “virgin goddess.” MADURAI One of the South India’s greatest temple towns, Madurai, is synonymous with the celebrated Meenakshi Temple. Situated on the banks of river Vaigai, Madurai has a rich cultural heritage passed on from the great Tamil era more than 2500 years old. MELUKOTE Ramanujacharya spent at least twelve
years in Melukote (may-lu-ko-tay), setting up strict standards of deity worship still followed today. Melukote is also referred as Thirunarayanapuram or Yadavagiri or Vedagiri (means Veda hill from which Lord Dattatreya instructed his disciples).
NASHIK Approximately 11 years of that time was spent in the area of Chitrakoot. Today, pilgrims travel from around the world to the Pancavati shrine at Dandakaranya forest in Nasik to worship Lord Rama. It is also the place where Ravana kidnapped the maya expansion of Sita Devi. NATHDWARA Vajranabha, Lord Krishna's great-
grandson installed this deity 5000 years
ago. The same Deity (known then as Gopal) was worshiped by Madhavendra Puri at Govardhana in Vraja Mandala. Rana Raj Singh of Mewar brought Sri Nathji to Nathdwara around year 1669 AD.
NAVADWIP DHAM Sri Navadvipa Dhama is beautifully
situated on the banks of the Ganges. There are nine islands (Nava means nine, dvipa means island). Every island is separated by a tributary of the river Ganges. On each of these islands, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates performed Their transcendental pastimes.
PANDHARPUR Vitthal temple, Pandharpur is the main centre of worship for the Hindu deity Vitthal, believed to be a local form of god Krishna or Vishnu and his consort Rakhumai or Rukmini. It is the most visited temple in Maharastra. RAMESHWARAM This the place from where the Bridge was built to Lanka in the Ramayana. It is said that Lord Rama Himself installed the Siva-lingam to seek his blessings. Lord Ramacandra destroyed the bridge to Lanka with His bow while returning to His capital upon the request of Vibhishana. SRIRANGAM The Srirangam temple is situated in the natural islands formed in the Kaveri river. The Main Deity Sri Ranganatha Swami, a two-armed form of Lord Visnu reclining on the divine serpent Ananta Sesa. Sri Ramanujacharya made this place the head quarters for Sri Vaishnavism. TIRUPATI The ancient and sacred temple of Sri Venkateswara is located on the seventh peak, Venkatachala (Venkata Hill) of the Tirupati Hill, and lies on the southern banks of Sri Swami Pushkarini. This most famous temple of Lord Vishnu, attracting lakhs of pilgrims, fulfilling all one desires. UDUPI The holy town of Udupi lies on the
Arabian Sea in the South Indian state of Karnataka. The town is famous as a place of pilgrimage because of the temple Sri Krishna Matha. This temple was founded by Srila Madhvacharya , one of the greatest saints, philosophers, and religious reformers.
UJJAIN Ujjain is an ancient city on the eastern
bank of the Kshipra River, today part of the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India. In ancient times the city was called Ujjayini. As mentioned in the Mahabharata epic, Ujjayini was the capital of the Avanti Kingdom.
VRINDAVAN Lord Sri Krishna performed His loving pastimes (lilas) with his most glorious devotees in the forests of Vraja, on the banks of River Yamuna, in the groves and gardens of Vrindavan and in the precincts of Govardhana Hill, revealing His own nature in complete disclosure.

BLESSINGS OF A PILGRIMAGE

TUNE IN

Pilgrimages help you break free from your daily routine and mundane problems, and perform devotional service to God. While for the wandering monks, life itself is a long pilgrimage to the abode of Brahman, for the householders it is an opportunity to practice temporary renunciation, in which they have to briefly leave everything behind and go on a spiritual journey to the abode of God.

HAPPINESS

Pilgrim places are powerful energy centers. They are filled with sacred presence and aura of the deities as well as the strong vibrations caused by the prayers and supplications of devotees, priests and saintly people. When you visit them, you become soaked in that positive energy and feel refreshed and uplifted. The strong currents of spiritual energy radiating from these powerhouses cleanse your mind and remove your negativity and impurities.

ABUNDANCE

As a pilgrim, you will find many opportunities to engage in purification practices such as charity and selfless service and cultivate virtue. In Hinduism, many rituals and sacraments are customarily performed at religious places so that devotees can benefit from the visit by engaging in good actions.

NEXUS

Many spiritual people, sadhus and holy men regularly visit them and make them the centers of their activities. Hence, when you go on a pilgrimage, you will come across many spiritual people, yogis and babas, with whom you can interact and benefit from the association (satsang), seeking their advice, knowledge or blessings.

KNOWLEDGE

Lord Krishna lives everywhere, but still it is very easy to approach Him in holy places of pilgrimage because these places are inhabited by great sages. Visiting a holy place of pilgrimage means neutralising the reactions of sinful life. The holy places all over the earth are meant for purifying the polluted consciousness of the human being by an atmosphere surcharged with the presence of the Lord’s pure devotees.

STIMULUS THERAPY

To travel to different places of pilgrimage means to attain emancipation from material bondage. This emancipation, however, is not the highest perfectional stage. After attaining this liberated stage, one has to become engaged in devotional service to the Lord. After attainment of the brahma-bhuta stage, one can further advance to engagement in devotional service. So this attainment of transcendental loving devotional service to the Lord is the goal of life.

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YOUTH

Spiritual tour for young boys organized by IYS.

DEVOTEES

Spiritual tour for Congregation devotees organized by Temple.

GUESTS (INDIA)

Spiritual tour for Indian Guests organized by BTG Department.

GUESTS (ABROAD)

Spiritual tour for International Guests organized for Yogis.

YATRA ACTIVITIES

LECTURES

Understand Glories of Holy Dham

HOLY PLACES

Visit Holy Places of Lords’ Pastimes

PRASADAM

Enjoy Divine Meals

KIRTAN

Dance in Ecstacy