2006 Chandigarh—Rishkesh with Komilla Sutton
The main focus of this trip was to study with Komilla. The courses were on Shodasa Varga and Palmistry. Sanskrit was taught by Dr Ajit Sinha and Yoga by Shiv Kumar. We visited Kurukshetra and its many pilgrimage sites including Jyoti Sar, the place where the message of Bhagawad Geeta was given. There was a wonderful trip to Anandpursahib, the birth place of Sikhism. Then the group moved to Rishikesh where we stayed at the Glass House hotel on the ganges – there were evening aarati at Rishikesh and our own puja to Ganges at the hotel.
Navaratri - The Nine Nights of Goddess Temples
Chandigarh, Palampur & Dharamshala
16 to 26 October 2020
This trip is dedicated to Navaratri, the nine nights of the goddess. We will celebrate this by visiting many temples dedicated to the goddess in the lower Himalayas and spend this sacred time with their blessings. We will also visit the Dalai Lama temple in Mcleod Ganj and Dharamsala, Palampur, Jwalamukhi, Chintpurni, Naina Devi, Kangra Devi. Chandi Mata, Mansa Devi, Chandigarh. We will visit the prominent Shakti temples of North India known as the seven sister goddesses, namely Mata Mansa Devi, Naina Devi, Jawalamukhi, Chintpurni Devi, Brajeshwari Devi, Chamunda Devi and Jayanti Devi.
This is a fantastic opportunity to visit some of the most sacred goddess temples and shakti peetha. According to the puranic Katha, the body parts of Devi Sati fell at different places which are considered as Shakti Peethas. Shakti Peethas are holy shrines of Shakti. There are 51 Shakti Peetha associated with the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit.
Komilla has a connection to many of these temples so we will meet the priests and experience this unique energy in a close and personal way. We will do rituals, pujas, and prayer ceremonies during this pilgrimage – these costs will be shared where we do a group program. You also need to give Dakshina to the priests who perform the rituals.
The trip begins and ends in New Delhi - Flights from many international destinations land in New Delhi.
For more info or to sign up for the trip, check out the India Trips section.