The semi-private Quiet Heart Pilgrimages to India! are offered twice yearly; spring and fall. The Spring pilgrimage can begin as early as the second Saturday in January and usually not later than the last Saturday in February. The Fall pilgrimage usually begins as early as the last week in September and not later than mid-October.
Group size is exclusively limited to 4 devotees who desire to experience a closer walk with the Gurus of our path by reverently paying homage to those holy places in India associated with the Autobiography of a Yogi and our line of SRF/YSS Gurus. Pilgrims must be an SRF/YSS Kriyaban.
The basic and most popular Quiet Heart Pilgrimage to India! is three weeks in duration, however there are generally options for a 2-week or a 4-week pilgrimage. The basic 3 week pilgrimage is full of wondrous experiences of Guruji's India and those places he has written about in the Autobiography of a Yogi.
Included in the basic three-week Quiet Heart Pilgrimage to India! is Delhi (new YSS Noida temple and Delhi Kendra), Kathgodam and Ranikhet, Dwarahat YSS Ashram and Babaji's Cave, Serampore Ashram, Dakshineswar YSS Ashram, 4 Garpar Road home and attic room, Kali Temple, Levitating Saint's bedroom and Samadhi mandir, Dihika, and Puri or Ranchi.
At times there are also add-on options for extended experiences of India. Below you will find sample itinerary overviews and descriptions, possible add-ons, cost, and other information. Email for a descriptive itinerary of the next pilgrimage being offered.
Destinations and itineraries vary slightly from time to time in consideration of the desires of the pilgrims; every effort is made to fulfill the pilgrimage desires of each pilgrim; to do this early reservations are necessary. Custom itineraries may be possible for organized groups of 7 or more.
Legendary places associated with our line of Gurus
Dakshineswar – Kali Temple, YSS ashram on the Ganges, Master's shrine
Delhi – YSS Delhi Center and the new YSS Noida Ashram
Dihika – The place of Guruji's first school
Dwarahat – Babaji’s Cave & YSS ashram
Kathgodam – Ma’s vision of Babaji
Kolkata – Guruji’s 4 Garpar Rd. home, family, and much more!
Lakhanpur – a YSS girls school in the untouched style of long ago
Puri – Sri Yukteswarji’s Samadhi Mandir, YSS ashram, Arabian Sea
Ranchi – YSS headquarters
Ranikhet – Lahiri Mahasaya called here by Babaji
Serampore – Sri Yukteswarji’s ancestral home and YSS mandir
An example of a typical 3-week Quiet Heart Pilgrimage to India!
(some choices may vary; please email for a descriptive itinerary of the next pilgrimage)
Week 1 – Delhi-YSS, Ranikhet, Dwarahat-YSS (Babaji’s Cave)
Adjust in a comfortable Delhi hotel, visit the YSS Noida Ashram and the YSS Delhi Kendra then take your first Indian train ride to Kathgodam, lunch at Ranikhet the next day and on to stay at the YSS Dwarahat Ashram and go to meditate in Mahavatar Babaji's Cave.
Week 2 – Delhi, Dakshineswar, Puri, Serampore
Experience the YSS Dakshineswar Ashram, visit Sri Yukteswarji's hermitages and Samadhi Mandir in Puri and in Serampore, see the Jaggadnath Temple and village India. Overnight in train and at the YSS Dakshineswar and Puri Ashrams.
Week 3 – Dakshineswar, Kolkata, Dihika, Ranchi
Visit and meditate in so many holy places mentioned in Guruji's autobiography! 4 Garpar Road and Master’s attic room, the Kali Temple, and the Levitating Saints ashram in Kolkata. Experience Guruji's loving and peaceful vibration in the serenely rural YSS Dihika retreat; the site of His first school, and visit the YSS Ranchi Ashram. Overnights in YSS Ashrams Retreats.
Possible Extended Experiences of Holy India
Agra – Taj Mahal and Agra Fort: Guruji and Ma visited these places
Brindaban – Guruji visited Keshabanandaji at his ashram there
Mathura – Birthplace of Sri Krishna
Kurukshetra – the place of the legendary battle between the Kurus and Pandavas
Amritsar – Golden Temple of the Sikh’s
Haridwar – Keshabananda’s ashram and famous evening aarti on Ganges
Rishikesh – Temples, rafting, Vishishta Cave, Ganges aarti
Badrinath – One of the 4 most Holy places in India; high in the Himalayas
Dharmsala – Home of the Dalai Lama
Jaisalmer – Camel Safari on the Thar Desert
Varanasi – Lahiri Mahasaya, Babaji, Mataji, Trailanga Swami
The North Leg
You will have an awesome experience of some of the most sacred places in northern India: Haridwar, where a portion of Lahiri Mahasayaji’s ashes are and where the Ganges starts; Rishikesh, Vishishta’s Cave on the Ganges; Josiemath, sacred spot of Adi (the first) Shankaracharya; Badrinath, on the Tibet Border, revered as one of the 4 most holy places in all of India and the area where Babaji is thought to reside; Chandigarh, visiting the YSS Center and Chandigarh devotees, Dharmsala, legendary home of the Dalai Lama and stronghold of Tibetan Buddhist culture; Amritsar, the pilgrimage home of the famed Golden Temple of the Sikhs; Meet the devotees of the Amritsar YSS Meditation group.
You will be steeped in the legendary history of India as you visit these places Guruji and Daya Ma visited: Brindaban of Krishna and Keshabanandaji - meditate on the step where Guruji stood at the black pillared ashram of Keshabanandaji; Mathura, birthplace of Krishna - see the actual cell where Krishna was born; Agra, home of the famed Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Palace of Shah Jahan - at the fort you will view the Taj Mahal from the throne dais Guruji touched and see where He meditated while at the fort. Meet the devotees of the Agra YSS Meditation group.
Experience the places in Varanasi associated with the stories Guruji wrote of in the Autobiography about Lahiri Mahasaya, Babaji, Mataji, Trailanga Swami, and Kabir. The Holy River Ganges is our companion and host as we stay in a hotel on Her banks, take a nostalgic a sunrise boat ride up and down her ancient shoreline, and witness the famous evening Aarti.
Quiet Heart Pilgrimages to Guruji’s India!
Semi-private ~ 4 pilgrims only
2 weeks: $5700 3 weeks: $8500 4 weeks: $11,500
* All above on double occupancy basis, single supplements will apply. Itinerary and prices subject to change.
Inclusive in India, but does not include international airfare or personal expenditures.
Restrictions and conditions apply. No refunds after arrival in India.
Email for Custom and Solo Pilgrimage costs.
Please read the website sections "Conditions and Requirements" and "How To Apply."
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