Journey of lifetimes
West Bengal &
West Bengal & Pandharpur
15-25 April 2022
THIS TRIP IS FULLY BOOKED
Mystical Saints and the Divine Mother
Paramahamsa Vishwananda will be heading to West Bengal as a very special guest in April. Follow the mystical saints and discover the ancient places of Divine Mother.
West Bengal is saturated with holy sites of saints steeped in Bhakti like Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and legendary temples like Dakshineswar Temple where Ramakrishna worshiped Kali Maa in the form of Bhavatarini.
In Western Bengal there is Tarapith Temple, one of the Mahapeethas and extremely holy place. It is believed that the eyeball of Sati fell down at Tarapith. Dedicated to Goddess Tara, a fearsome incarnation of the Divine Mother, this is the most important center for Tantrik worship in India.
We will have the opportunity to visit Ekachakra Village, the place where lord Nityananda was born, and the central point, situated within Navadvipa, is the Yogapitha, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s birthplace. There is a neem tree in the courtyard at Yoga-Pitha that marks the exact spot where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born. There are also Deities of Mahaprabhu as a child along with His parents, Sachi-Devi and Jagannatha Misra.
Vaikunta on Earth
Join us in visiting the glorious and mystical sites of the land that is described as Vaikuntha on Earth: Pandharpur. Get the once in a lifetime opportunity to witness Parmahamsa Vishwananda perform Bhumi Puja for the upcoming ashram there.
This sacred abode of Lord Vitthala is unique, as every devotee of the Lord is allowed to touch His feet here. Countless miracles have happened in the past in this holy place and countless saints have lived here, often while fulfilling their mundane duties, yet with their minds firmly focused on Lord Panduranga and constantly chanting His names. Visiting the places, where they lived and praised the Lord, and where they ultimately took their samadhi, is a deeply touching experience.
In Pandharpur there are some of the most ancient and mysterious temples in India. Self-manifested deities reside in many of them. People of Pandharpur have firm faith in the Divine name of Vitthala and you can hear His name resounding in every corner, chanted joyously by the devotees. Because as Paramahamsa Vishwananda says, “Panduranga is the Lord who is always joyful. There is no misery in Him. So, that Lord of joy, that Lord of happiness, wants you to have eternal joy, eternal happiness.”