Maheshwar Itinerary Nov. 13 - 23, 2017
MORNING YOGIC PROGRAM At SwAr Ashram: Each day begins at 7:00 AM with Agnihotra (fire ceremony) at sunrise including Pranayam and Meditation
Aarti & Puja 7:30 AM
Morning Asana Practice starts at 8:00 AM
Breakfasts at Labboo'z Cafe: All Breakfasts will be there and we will arrive by 9:30 AM. Indian breakfast choices from the menu include Indian Poha (a hot flattened rice dish), Peanut Chat (delish on the side with poha), Potato Chat, Oatmeal, Fruits, Toast, Stuffed Parathas, Samosas and more. All Vegan. Almond mylk is being provided especially for us. Herbal teas, Chai and Coffee are available. There is a fresh green coconut water vendor across the street if you want to pick that up yourself and carry it in.
Lunches & Dinners. Most meals will be at Labboo'z. at least 2 meals will be at SwAr Ashram and at least 4 on the road and elsewhere - all are included in the package.
Daily Satsang discussions on spiritual texts (see itinerary below), storytelling pertinent to the places we’ll be visiting, and other topics including Karma Yoga and the science behind Agnihotra, Rudraksha & Shiva Lingams.
EVENING YOGIC PROGRAM
Nightly sunset Agnihotra followed by Live Music Yoga into Kirtan
There will be free time reserved every day for you to find a quiet place to journal, meditate, or go shopping in this ancient city that is famous for its textiles and saris. It’s very inexpensive to have clothing tailor-made for you in India!
Pickup at Indore airport 4:00 PM / 6:00 PM hotel check in
Circle of welcome 7:00 PM
Dinner at Labboo’z 8:00 PM
Tour of the Maheshwar Palace, Fort & Ghats
Agnihotra Workshhop with Niradhara - full training how to use a Fire Kit and discussion on the science behind Agnihotra.
***Fire kits must be ordered in advance, so if you know you want to bring one home with you, please let Niradhara know AT LEAST 2 WEEKS prior to the retreat.***
Sunset Boat ride to Baneshwar Temple in the middle of the Narmada River.
Storytelling about this 4,000+ year old temple, Agnihotra, then Kirtan inside
Walking tour of the Local Handloom weaving NGO
Lunch at the SwAr Ashram & Puja Workshop with Mirabai
Yoga Sutras Satsang Part 1 & Special Kirtan at the Narmada Mandir
Boat ride to Sapta Matrika (The 7 Divine Mothers) Shrine and
Shalivan Ashram to perform Abishek in honor of Shivaratri
Yoga Sutras Satsang Part 2 & Special Shiva Kirtan at the Rajrajeshwari Temple
Day trip to Dattatreya Mandir & Picnic Lunch at Sahasradhara Rapids
Satsang on the Mandukya Upanishad (the one Upanishad that alone is sufficient for knowledge to gain “moksha” or liberation). Storytelling about Sahasradhara.
New Moon Abishek and candlelight kirtan on the Ghats
Day trip to OMkareshwar full day
Special Abishek of the OMKar Jyotir Lingam & blessings from the temple Brahmins Lunch overlooking the ghats of Omkareshwar
Boat ride to the Island of Mandhata, and exploring the island temples.
Satsang on the science behind Rudraksha & Shiva Lingams.
Dinner at Devraj Garden in Maheshwar (sooooooooooo YUMMY!)
Devi Yajnya at SwAr Ashram
Satsang on the Soundarya Lahari, a beautiful poem about the Goddess Shakti, written by Adi Shankara, given to him by Shiva himself. It is a tantra textbook, giving instructions on Puja and offerings, many yantras, describing tantric ways of performing devotion connected to each specific shloka.
Special Devi Kirtan at Ahilyeshwari Temple