Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ujjain

Our tour almost started from Ujjain. Pilgrims from all over India took their own mode of conveyance like Train , Flight and assembled in Ujjain from where the Kinchitkaram trust took over. All arrangements for transportation, Bus, food and sight seeing have been taken care of by the organizers.
Its quite a task to manage 2000+ Pilgrims, but was done well.,

Ujjain , situated on the banks of river Shopra is part of Madhya Pradesh state. It is one of the seven Mukthiki sthalams, the other six being Ayodhya,Mathura, Hardwar, Dhwaraka, Kaasi,Kaanchi.

One of the Jyothir Lingas is enshrined in the Maha Kaleswar temple this place.

This is also one the four place where Kumbh mela takes place one in 12 years, the others being
Nasik, Hardhwar, Allahabad.

The ashram of Shanthibini , guru of Sri Krishna is also situated in Ujjain.

Click here for a beautiful video giving further details of Ujjain.

Now a virtual tour of Ujjain.

 This is where we stayed










 Shipra River










 Discourse on the banks of Shipra River




Believe me I am also listening to the discourse..


 I don't remember which temple it is..







 On our way to Maha Kaleshwar



No cameras inside Maha Kaleshwar Temple


The group is ready to leave for the next place; waiting to board the bus





Sri Ramanuja Anu Yatra 2016




Kinchitkaram Trust (Sri.Velukkudi Krishnan Swamigal) organized a spiritual tour in commemoration with the 1000th year (2017) of Advent of Sri Ramanuja.  The Pilgrimage covers all Pilgrim centers that Sri Ramanujacharya set his foot on. The tour is planned to be in two parts , the first in 2016 and the second in 2017. The first one was conducted during Oct 2016. I happened to be part of this 15 day long tour and visited many interesting pilgrim centres. I am happy to be sharing the details (More of photos and videos) of these places.

Some numbers of this tour 
   - 4000+ kms
   - 12  pilgrim centers across 7 States of India
   - 2700+ pilgrims
   - 15 days
   - 3000+ Photos & 50+ Videos (Mine..!)

I will be sharing with you my experience through a set of Pictures and Videos of the following places in the coming weeks... ( Not necessarily in this order). The links places below are enabled (yellow colored) once it is blogged.

Ujjain

Krishna Janma Bhoomi
         (Mathura , Brindavan, Gokul)
Kurukshetra
Hardhwar
Pushkar
Gomati Dhwaraka
Nath Dwarka
Bet Dwaraka
Dakore Dwaraka
Nath Dwaraka



Sarvam Sri Krishnaarpanamastu



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Vaduvur Ramar Temple

Vaduvur Ramar statue is famous for its exquisite beauty. I found it to be true when I had the darshan of the Kothanda Ramar. Vaduvur is about 25 Kms from Tanjore and about 12 Kms from Mannarkudi.
Please refer to the temple website here for complete details about this temple. The Wikipedia page here can also give you some info.
Now let us get into the temple,