The Anaadi Himalayan Yatra is a 12 Day tour of some of the most scenic and sacred places in the Himalayas. The Himalayan Yatra would be an ideal get away for those looking for a change from their routine, a stress free time-off and deeper experience in life. The Himalayan yatra is an opportunity to have explosive inner experiences in the gorgeous and serene setting of the Himalayas. Blended with yogic practices, engaging discussions and powerful meditation, the yatra will give an opportunity for participants to experience deeper states of consciousness in the lap of the enchanting Himalayas. This will be a chance to rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit. Participants will bring home clarity of thoughts, emotional pleasantness and physical vibrance from the yatra. Join us and experience your deeper self. The yatra will commence from source city on 5 June 2016 and conclude at source city on 17 June 2016
The Yatra will be lead by Shri. Adinarayanan, Founder of Anaadi Foundation. Shri. Adinarayanan is the founder of Anaadi Foundation, a non-profit socio-spiritual organisation. He holds an Ms in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University, USA. Deeply interested in teaching and spirituality, he left his lucrative job in the Software Industry and moved to Amrita University in 2005. More than 5000 students have been impacted through his technology and Indian culture based courses so far. He has taught curricular courses on the Mahabharata that involved narration of the detailed storyline of the Mahabharata together with discussion on philosophical aspects. Since January 2015, he has been offering Mahabharata and Yoga based programs to students of various educational instituitions and families. Having spent a total of 100 days in silent tapasya, his programs are deep and insightful leaving a long lasting impression in the minds of the participants.
Simple Yogic Practices are part of all programs offered by Anaadi. To keep oneself vibrant throughout the Yatra and as a preparation to receive the divine energies of the Himalayas, participants will be taught simple yogic postures and breathing practices.
The altitude and temperature of the Himalayas make it an ideal place for spiritual sadhana. Meditation makes us more open to experience deeper states of consciousness. Guided meditation sessions at various sacred places will help the participants to be in-tune with and imbibe the calmness and serenity of the Himalayas.
Vedanta is the essence of Indian thought and philosophy. Exposure to vedanta illumines the mind and offers a path to direct experience. The Himalayan yatra will serve as a platform to gain insights from great Indian works like the Mahabharata and Gita. The participants will get an opportunity to listen to stories from the Mahabharata, learn slokas from the Gita and engage in philosophical discussions that deepen their experience of life. The insights gained will help in developing emotional expansiveness to lead a fulfilling life
Known by the ancient name of Gangadwara, Haridwar is a point where Maa Ganga enters the plains. It is one of the seven holiest places in India (Sapta Puri). The Kumbh Mela is celebrated once in 12 years here. Mentioned in the puranas and Mahabharat, The location of Haridwar makes it the gateway to the Char Dham.
Lord Vishnu appeared to Raibhya Rishi as a result of his Tapasya in the form of Hrishikesha (Lord of the senses). Known as the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh is filled with Ashrams and Spiritual centers. The Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and Vashistha and Arundhati Caves reverberate with divine energy. Meditating on the banks of the Ganges will have a deep impact on the mind and body.
Located in Rudraprayag District, Ukhimath is home to the Idols from Kedarnath and Madhyamaheswar during the winters. The wedding of Krishnas grandson Anirudha to Usha the daughter of Banasura was solemnized here. It serves as an entry point to the Panch Kedars: Kedarnath, Tunganath, Rudranath, Madhyamaheswar and Kalpeswar.
Tunganath is the highest of the Panch Kedars. It is the highest shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. Deeply linked to the Mahabharat, Tunganath is where the hands of Shiva (in the form of bull) was noticed by the Pandavas. Rama and Ravana both did severe penances as the Chandrashila peak near Tunganath.
Of legendary significance linked to the Mahabharata, Guptakashi is hope to Kashi Vshwanatha. Shiva vanished at this place while the Pandavas were looking for him, giving the place its name : Gupt means secret or hidden.
Kalimath lies on the historical river Saraswati. Kali killed Rakthabija in this place. The most significant aspect of this temple is that Devi is worshipped in the form of Shri Yantra.
Part of the Chota Char Dham, Kedarnath is located at 11,000 feet above the sea level and was built by the Pandavas. It is named after King Kedar who ruled in the Satya Yuga. It is also one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams expounded in the Tevaram. This is the highest among the 12 Jyotirlingas.
Early bird (by 5 Apr 2016):Sleeper Class and 3rd AC train tickets from source city (Coimbatore/Chennai/Bangalore) to Haridwar and back will be taken care of by Anaadi Foundation for all early bird registrations.
Normal registrations (After 5 Apr 2016):Train bookings will done on a case to case basis depending on ticket availability. Buses and local transport to all other destinations will be arranged by us
Those traveling by air may have to reach Delhi on their own by 6.00 pm 7th June 2016.Call us at +919487006160
Clean and Hygenic accommodation in prominent ashrams of the Himalayas will be arranged for all participants. Satvik vegetarian food will be provided throughout the journey.
5 June: Source City (Coimbatore/Chennai/Bangalore etc)
7 June : Reaching Delhi. Leaving to Rishikesh at 7.00 pm
8 June : Rishikesh
9 June - 13 June: Ukhimath, Tunganath, Guptakashi, Kalimath, Kedarnath
13 June: Haridwar
15 June: Leave Delhi
17 June: Back to Source
Please contact +919487006160 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of Pony or Doli should be borne by the participants