Sun, Jupiter, Saturn Trip 2018



Sun, Jupiter, Saturn Trip | India Trip 2018

Mathura, Agra, Jaipur & Rajasthan

23 February to 08 March 2018

This trip visits the temples dedicated to Sun, Jupiter and Saturn. The Brahma temple in Pushkar is the most important temple to do remedy for Jupiter. Pushkar is also famous for its priests, who come from the Parashara and Jaimini lineage (the Sages connected to Vedic Astrology). The belief is that just visiting Pushkar helps all aspects of Jupiter issues. We will visit a recently built Jupiter temple in Jaipur too.

Many temples dedicated to Saturn including Kokilavan in Mathura and the Shani temples of Shekhavati will be part of this trip. This trip also visits two important temples for Sun at Galtaji, Jaipur and Surya Narayana temple in Lohargal, Shekhavati.


Itinerary

Day 1: Friday, February 23 - New Delhi

Those who are attending the conference, this is the last Day of the conference and Day one of the temple trip.

8:00 PM - Group dinner to be shared with the Fresh Talents conference delegates.
Day free to relax.

Overnight stay at Hotel Visaya, New Delhi.


Day 2: Saturday, February 24 - Kokilavan & Agra - 100Kms / 2.5 hours drive

6:00 AM – Drive from New Delhi to Kokilavan, Mathura. We'll enjoy breakfast along our the way. Kokilavan is one of the most important temples of Saturn where Lord Krishna visited, in the form of a Koel bird. Since we are visiting on a Saturday, the temple is going to be extremely busy and we will arrive early. Once we are there, we will light the lamps, do the puja, for Saturn in Kokilavan.

Overnight stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Agra.





Day 3: Sunday, February 25 - Tahmahal - Agra, Fatehpur Sikri & Jaipur - 240 Kms - 4 hour drive

8:00 AM – Visit to Tajmahal. The Tajmahal is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. It is a spectacular building, built with a keen eye for structure and proportion. The Taj Mahal was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1631, built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Drive to Jaipur: On the way to Jaipur, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India and was built by emperor Akbar in 1569.

Overnight stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur




Day 4: Monday, February 26 – Jaipur - Workshop with Komilla on Sun, Jupiter & Saturn - their connections, myths, and impact.

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM – This workshop explains how the three planets impact life and the myths connected to them. Surya is the father of Shani. Brihaspati (Jupiter) is the guru and advisor to Surya. Shani has a complex relationship with both the Sun and Jupiter. We will explore this energy during the trip. The workshop includes instruction on how to make the most of your trip by understanding these planets' role in your chart, and the remedies for each of the planets.

Noon - Lunch - Tea & Coffee Included

8:00 PM Welcome Dinner

Overnight Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur.


Day 5: Tuesday, February 27 – Galtaji & Sun Temple, Jaipur

9:00 AM Galtaji has long been an abode for the ascetics. The temple complex is situated around a natural spring. At the base of this natural spring, are many temples and Vedic schools. A short climb takes you to the goddess temple of Shri Galtaji, while a further climb has you arriving at the Surya Temple. Galtaji is also famous for its monkeys. We will travel with a special guide, who is kknown locally as a "monkey whisperer" to keep the playful animals in check. Those who do not want to climb to Surya temple, can enjoy the beauty of base temples.

3:00 PM - Jantar Mantar. Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural, astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh. It was completed in 1734 CE abd features the world's largest stone sundial.

Overnight Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur.


Day 6: Wednesday, February 28 – Amer Fort

9:00 AM – Amer Fort is known for its artistic Hindu-style elements, its large ramparts as well as its series of gates and cobbled paths. Sheesh Mahal is a palace showcasing its highlighted mirror work. Within Amer Fort, you'll visit Sila Devi Temple and a Ganesha gate. It is the tradition to ride up to the fort in an elephant. We will arrange for optional elephant ride for those of you who would like to arrive in tradition.

Overnight Stay at Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur.





Day 7: Thursday, March 1 – Brihaspati Dham - Travel to Mandawa 150 Kms - 3.5 hour drive

9:00 AM – Puja and Yagya at Brihaspati Dham - A temple dedicated to Jupiter.

Travel to Mandawa after the puja.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Castle, Mandawa.


Day 8: Friday, March 2 – Holi - The Festival of Colors

Hotel Castle Mandawa has a grand Holi celebration. The owner of Castle Mandawa is the Maharaja of Mandawa and most of the local people come to play holi with him. You can watch the procession and celebrations or you can fully participate in them. It is a fun occasion. We last stayed at Castle Mandawa in 2009 and celebrated Holi with the locals - great fun was had by all.

4:00 PM We will visit some of the painted havelis of Mandawa.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Castle, Mandawa.


Day 9: Saturday, March 3 – Saturn Temple at Ramgarh

9:00 AM The Saturn Temple in Ramgarh is beautifully structured with inlaid mirror work among many mythological scenes. We will do a puja.

4:00 PM We will visit some of the painted havelis of Mandawa.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Castle, Mandawa.








Day 10: Sunday, March 4 – Bissau, Churu, Fatehgarh

9:00 AM The Shekhavati region is famous for its painted havelis. There are Saturn Temples in every town, yet many are unknown to most.

We will visit the temples in each of the towns, as well as explore the superb mythological paintings, many of which depict planets and stories from the Vedas.

These are the same as we study in Jyotish.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Castle, Mandawa.




Day 11: Monday, March 5 – Suryanarayan Sun Temple - Lohargal

8:00 AM Suryanarayan is a very sacred and unique Sun temple. The belief is the Pandavas of the Mahabharata visited it in order to release themselves from the curse of Mahabharata War.

In this temple, Surya is with his wife Chaya, the mother of Shani. Surya’s other wife Sangya is not present. This is very rare, usually Surya is with both his wives.

Puja at the temple.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Castle, Mandawa.


Day 12: Tuesday, March 6 – Shekhawati to Pushkar - 220 Kms - 4 hour drive each way

8:00 AM We leave for Pushkar. Pushkar is the main pilgrimage for Brahma, the deity for Jupiter. There is a Brahma temple at Pushkar Lake.

The rooms in our hotel have a balcony that overlooks Pushkar Lake.

Next to one of the Ghats is a place where we are able to sit by the sacred waters.

3:00 PM Meet for a walk through the historic town of Pushkar. We will visit the Ghats, some shops and the temples.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Pushkar Palace.



Day 13: Wednesday, March 7 – Brahma Temple

6:00 AM Abhishekam to Lord Brahma. This is a ritual bathing to the main deity. We will visit the small temples of Kubera and Indra. Afterwards we will return to the hotel for breakfast.

11:00 AM Rangji Temple Lord Rangji is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The Rangji Temple of Pushkar is a confluence of South Indian (Dravid), Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture.

7:00 PM Sunset meditation by the lake.

5:30 PM Farewell dinner and Camel Safari in the desert.

Overnight Stay at Hotel Pushkar Palace.


Day 14: Thursday, March 8 – Transfer to New Delhi Airport
(Transfer fee included in trip price, no extra cost.) - 400 Kms - 7 hour drive

6:00 AM Sunrise meditation at the Ghats.

8:00 AM Free transfer to New Delhi Airport to board your onward flight. May your journey take with you happy memories and blessings from your trip.

NOTE: Please book your flights for sometime after 10:00 PM on March 8, 2018.


HOTEL INFORMATION

Destination Hotel Address/Website
New Delhi Hotel Visaya http://www.TheVisaya.com
Agra Four Points by Sheraton C-1, C-2, Taj Nagari Phase 1, Fatehabad Road, Agra,
Uttar, Pradesh 282004, India
Jaipur Four Points by Sheraton City Square, Vasundhara Colony, Tonk Road,
Jaipur, Rajasthan 302018, India
Mandawa Castle Mandawa http://CastleMandawa.com
Pushkar Hotel Pushkar Palace http://HotelPushkarPalace.com

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Accommodations

Accommodation for Twin Sharing Basis - See Hotel List Above

23 February to 8 March

Per Person Cost* Includes

  • Workshop with Komilla on 26 February on Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and their remedies
  • Breakfast will be provided at the hotel
  • Air conditioned Tempo Traveler with Experienced driver as per the programme
  • Welcome Dinner at Hotel Visaya, New Delhi on the 23rd of February
  • Lunch, Dinner & Tea or Coffee at Four Points by Sheraton, Jaipur on 26th of February
  • Dinner along with Camel Ride at Pushkar on the 7th of March
  • Transfer from Pushkar to Delhi Airport on the 8th of March

NOT Included in Per Person Cost

  • Cost of Travel to India
  • Transfers not specified before or after the trip
  • Lunch and Dinner at the hotels except what is mentioned above
  • Entrance fees at historic sites
  • Personal puja costs, group pujas costs will be shared.
  • Tips – During check in / check out at the hotel / Restaurant / Drivers, etc.
  • Insurance

* NOTE: Per Person Cost of the trip includes a SHARED ROOM. If you want to have your own room, please purchase a "Single Room Supplement" below.



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Sun, Jupiter, Saturn Temple Trip

Costs per Person

$3,000 ($3,300 after 1 October 2017)
(per person Twin sharing accommodation)


Single Room Supplement (optional)
$775

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India Trip NO refund AFTER 1 October 2017.


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Sun, Jupiter, Saturn Temples +
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Costs per Person

$4,400 ($4,900 after 1 October 2017)
(per person Twin sharing accommodation)


Single Room Supplement (optional)

$975

REFUND POLICY

Combo Trip
NO refund AFTER 1 October 2017.


About India Temples + Conference Trips

Komilla has been doing courses and trips to India since 1999.

You will be introduced to the land of the Jyotish on each different India Trip. Your India adventure will take you to historic landmarks with great meaning within the Vedic Astrology world.

You will visit unique temples and pilgrimages, broadening your knowledge and exploring their deep connnection to Vedic Astrology.

Fifth International Fresh Talents of Vedic Astrology Conference

18 to 24 February 2018 - New Delhi, Delhi

Chief Guest & Keynote Address | Dr. K.S. Charak
Master Classes

Dr. K.S. Charak, Vinay Aditya, Prof Jaya Sekhar, Vijay Goel, Keiko Ito and Komilla Sutton


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The aim of the conference is to promote new generation of Jyotish Masters and to encourage contemporary thought, networking, lecturing & presentation skills, research, professionalism and ethical use of Jyotish.


Faculty

Dr KS Charak (India), Vinay Aditya (India), Prof Jaya Sekhar (India),Vijay Goel (India), Keiko Ito (Japan), Komilla Sutton (USA and India), Vladislav Klaus (France), Michael Aram Tarr (USA and India), Kanwal Thapar (UK), Lalita Krishnan (USA), Petra Pobuda (Germany), Renata Neme Cavalcanti (Brazil), Shobha Nagarjuna (India)


Programme

2-1/2 days of conference, 4-1/2 days of Master classes. (7 Master Classes

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