Pilgrimages

Visit places of Lord Krishna’s activities with His devotees, Dham darshan

pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey into someone’s own beliefs.

Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints, or to the place of their “calling” or spiritual awakening, or of their connection (visual or verbal) with the divine, to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a deity is said to live or be “housed”, or any site that is seen to have special spiritual powers. 

ISKCON Panihati organizes pilgrimage trips from time to time to different pilgrimage sites across India. Most importantly to char dham Puri, Rameshwaram, Dwaraka, Badarinath  and to Old Holy cities per Puranic Texts: Varanasi formerly known as Kashi (Shiva), Allahabad formerly known as Prayag, HaridwarRishikesh (Vishnu), MathuraVrindavan (Krishna), Pandharpur (Krishna), PaithanKanchipuram (Parvati), Dwarka (Krishna) and Ayodhya(Rama).Ahobilam(Nava Narasimha), Ujjain and many South Indian places like Sri shailam, Sri Rangaptnam etc… 

Association of devotees is the must and should ways of going to holy-dham. It is said in bhagavatam that

yasyätma-buddhiù kuëape tri-dhätuke

sva-dhéù kalaträdiñu bhauma ijya-dhéù

yat-tértha-buddhiù salile na karhicij

janeñv abhijïeñu sa eva go-kharaù

SB 10.84.13

One who identifies his self as the inert body composed of mucus, bile and air, who assumes his wife and family are permanently his own, who thinks an earthen image or the land of his birth is worshipable, or who sees a place of pilgrimage as merely the water there, but who never identifies himself with, feels kinship with, worships or even visits those who are wise in spiritual truth—such a person is no better than a cow or an ass.

Keeping this in mind we here at ISKCON provide sadhu sanga not only in the pilgrimage but also starting from the temple itself making a full fledged packaged pilgrimages. These sadhu sanga gives not only the kirtan hours but also detailed explanation of all the sites and pastimes. Need not to say that sumptuous prasadam is one more attraction.  We invite you all for such pilgrimage programmes, for more info please get in touch with our temple office.

Hare krishna   

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