Travel Date: February 15 – 23 2020
A Pilgrimage to the Heart of sacred India
Goverdhan, Vrindavan | Indien
with Petros Haffenrichter & Visvambhar & Shreyaz
Bhakti | Kirtan | Satsang | Yoga
Govardhan, the hill most sacred to devotional practitioners.
We will practice Yoga and Satsang at Kusum Sarovar, day trip to Badrinath, Shiva Ratri in Kedarnath, day trip to various pilgrimage places like Barsana (Radha’s home), Nandagaon (Krsna’s home), and Jatipura.
Vrindavan, the town of 5000 temples at the center of the Sacred whorl of Vraj.
There will be time for shopping at the world renowned Loi Bazaar (famous for clothing, jewelry and various worship articles). We will visit and sing in various temples including Raman Reti, Bhelvan, Gokul, and the special opportunity to experience a boat ride on the Yamuna River.
The external places that we visit may be sacred hills, rivers and temples, while the internal journeys are inspired through personal practice and meeting with beings of great wisdom who recognize our internal mapping. These are locations where the divine is intuitively present and experienced. Every day, huge numbers of Yatris (pilgrims) visit these sacred places to have “Darshan” of their favourite gods or goddesses. Darshan derives from the Sanskrit verb ‘drs’: ‘to see’ or also ‘to be seen’. Not only do we seek to see the deity but also to be seen by the Divine. It brings us spiritual renewal.
The ancient ‘Puranas’ of India are large literal volumes containing stories of the makings of the universe as well as fascinating tales of innumerable gods and goddesses. The geography of the Puranas coincides with that of the entire Indian sub-continent. Countless places mentioned in these ancient texts are alive today and are important places of yatra.