January 2017 Pilgrimage - Nagpur


January 2017 Pilgrimage

Nagpur District, Maharashtra

The annual January pilgrimage holds a special place of importance in the Raj Saubhag calendar. For nearly 30 years now, right at the start of the new year Param Pujya Bapuji and Bhaishree have led us to some the most spiritually significant places in India, both of Jain origin and otherwise. These journeys haven't just been fascinating holidays to exotic places, but equally they have been journeys of inner transformation, of spending time in close proximity of enlightened masters, of profound introspection and of forging new bonds with great sages and like minded seekers. 

We are pleased to share details of the annual pilgrimage in January 2017. Under the auspices of Param Pujya Bhaishree, we will be visiting places of spiritual and religious significance in and around Nagpur, Maharashtra. Places visited will include numerous ancient and modern temples such as the Muktagiri Tirth, Shri Antariksh Parshvanath Jain Temple, Ramtekji Jain Tirth as well as the world famous Tadoba Tiger reserve.


Registration closed: Friday 26th Aug

For further information you can email Mitesh Boradia at: miteshboradia@hotmail.com


Below is an outline of the program :

  • Monday 2nd January 2017 : Depart from Mumbai by train at 20:30
     
  • Monday 9th January 2017 : Return to Mumbai by train at 06:00
     
  • Cost : INR 20,000 per person from Mumbai to Mumbai

Tentative Timetable.

Please note this has not been finalised and is subject to change.

Day 1. 2nd Jan

Depart from Dadar to Parbhani by Devgiri Express.

Day 2. 3rd Jan

After tea and coffee we proceed from Parbhani Station to Nemgiri. Travel will be in comfortable Innova cars. Breakfast at Nemgiri followed by darshan and bhakti. Travelling time 1 hour.

Proceed for Shripur Antriksh Parshwanath Bhagwan Temple where we will do sevapuja and then have lunch. Traveling time 2 hours. Evening chovihar followed by swadhayay and bhakti. Night stay at Shripur Dharmsala.

Day 3. 4th Jan

Breakfast at Shirpur,  sevapuja and chityavandan. After this we proceed for Karnja Chandraprabhu Swami Jain Temple. Travelling time is 2 hours. A light fruit lunch will be provided in the car. Then we will proceed for Bhatkuli Tirth of Aadinath Bhagwan, one of the most beautiful and Chamtkari idols,  a superb tirth to visit. Travelling time 2 hours.

Night stay and Dinner at Amravati Hotel.

Day 4. 5th Jan

After breakfast we proceed for Muktagiri tirth. Travelling time 2 hours. One of the most beautiful tirths of Lord Shitalnath Bhagwan. We will conductsevapuja, darshan, bhakti and swadhyay here followed by Lunch at Muktagiri. Evening Dinner at Hotel in Amravati.

Day 5. 6th Jan

After breakfast we proceed for Ramtekji Jain temple of Lord Shantinath prabhu. Travelling time 4 hours. We will do darshan, bhakti and then have lunch at Ramtekji. We then proceed for Chandrapur, traveling time 4 hours. Dinner and night stay at Hotel in Chandrapur.                         

Day 6. 7th Jan

After an early breakfast we proceed for Tatoba Tiger reserve and lake. Traveling time 1 hour from hotel. Morning and evening safari and lunch at Tadoba. Dinner and Night stay at Hotel in Chandrapur.

Day 7. 8th Jan

After breakfast we proceed for Bhadravati Parshwanath Shwetambar Jain Temple. Traveling time 1 hour. We will conduct sevapuja, bhakti, chaityavandan followed by lunch at Bhadravati. We then proceed for Nagpur, travelling time 2 hours. Evening dinner at Nagpur and catch Duranto Express train at 9 pm for Mumbai.


Please note:

Those attending the meditation shibir in Sayla will need to make their own arrangements to reach Mumbai by the 2nd of January. Those who wish to depart the Jatra a few days earlier than the schedule will have to make their own arrangements to return to Mumbai with help from the organisers.

The organisers need to make the train bookings as soon as the Indian railways releases tickets which will be in the first few days September. Therefore at admittedly short notice we request you to register no later than Friday 26th August. Those in India can register online or directly with Mitesh Boradia (+91 9820127280) or Dr Jitubhai Nagda (+91 9821143567) by SMS or WhatsApp. Please indicate if you wish to depart earlier than 9th Jan in the comments section. 

If you are inclined to participate but uncertain about the dates, you are welcome to register now so that the train bookings can be made. There will then be a window for making the full payment (around 30th September) within which you can decide to cancel and forfeit only the train cost (approximately INR 2000).