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Srila Prabhupada Memorial Festival 2018 & 73rd Vyasa Puja of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

Sep 12, 2018 - Sep 18, 2018
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
ISKCON Ujjain, Bharatpuri
Ujjain,India View map →

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Dear Devotees,

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

We hope that you are happily situated in Krishna consciousness.

We are delighted to invite you to ‘Srila Prabhupada Memorial Festival, 73rd Vyasa Puja of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja & ISKCON Ujjain Global Retreat 2018’ from 12th to 18th September 2018.

17th September is the day when Srila Prabhupada arrived in America to spread Krishna Consciousness throughout the world, and H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja honours Srila Prabhupada on this date, whilst also allowing devotees to celebrate Maharaja’s own birthday. We are expecting hundreds of devotees and we will be putting up a large tent for the Festival.

This year its going to be very special on 17th September, along with Vyas Puja celebration there will be grand celebration of Radhastami at ISKCON Ujjain. 

Please share this with other devotees who may be interested in attending.

We are very much looking forward to serving you at the Festival.

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Registration: https://in.explara.com/e/ujjain2018

The registration deadline is: 15th July 2018

Everyone must register and have a ticket in his/her own name - including adults, children, students, brahmacharis, local devotees etc.

Your servant,
Abhaya Charana Das
Festival Coordinator
(On behalf of ISKCON Ujjain Festival Team)

Festival Schedule

Tue 11th Sep.

Evening: Arrival of Devotees Participating in Retreat

Wed 12th Sep.

Day 1: Seminar on Krishna’s Pastimes from Garga Samhita

Thur 13th Sep.

Day 2: Seminar on Krishna’s Pastimes from Garga Samhita

Fri 14th Sep.

Day 3: Seminar on Krishna’s Pastimes from Garga Samhita & Ujjain Darshan

Sat 15th Sep.

Day 4: Seminar on Krishna’s Pastimes from Garga Samhita; 

Evening: Arrival of devotees participating in Festival

Sun  16th Sep.

Glorification of Srila Prabhupada

Mon  17th Sep.

Glorification of Srila Prabhupada followed by Abhiseka of Srimati Radharani

Evening: Vyasa Puja of H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

Tue 18th Sep.

Morning – Initiations,

Evening – Glorification of H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja continues

12 - 15 Sep. details

4:30am

Mangal Arati, Narsimhadeva Arati and Tulasi Arati

5:30am

Japa

7:15am

Guru Puja

7:45am

Class by H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

9:00am

Breakfast Prasadam

11:00am to 1:00pm

Morning Session of Seminar

1:00pm

Lunch Prasadam

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Evening Session of Seminar

7:00pm

Sandhya Arati

7:30pm

Kirtan with H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

8:00pm

Dinner Prasadam

16th Sep. details

4:30am

Mangal Arati, Narsimhadeva Arati and TulasiArati

5:30am

Japa

7:15am

Guru Puja

7:45am

Srimad Bhagavatam class by H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja

9:00am

Breakfast Prasadam

11:00am to 1:00pm

Maha Nagar Sankirtan

1:00pm

Lunch Prasadam

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Glorification of Srila Prabhupada

7:00-7:30pm

Sandhya Arati

7:30-8:00pm

Adhivas ceremony of Srimati Radharani, Kirtan by Guru Maharaja in Temple Hall

8:00-9:00pm

Special Class by Guru Maharaja in Pandal

9:00pm

Dinner Prasadam

17th Sep. details

4:30am

Mangal Arati, Narsimhadeva Arati and Tulasi Arati

5:30am

Japa

7:05am

Guru Puja

7:20am

Nrisimha Arti

7:30am

Darshan Arti

8:00am to 11:00am

Continuation of Srila Prabhupada’s glorification

11:00am

Abhishek followed by Maha-arti

1:00pm

Lunch Prasadam

4:30pm

Reception of H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja in the Pandal

5:00pm to 10:00pm

Guru Puja followed by Glorification of H.H. Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaja & flower offering by devotees

9:00pm

Dinner Prasadam

Important information regarding registration:

  • EVERYONE must register and have a ticket in his/her own name - including adults, children, students, brahmacharis etc.
  • While booking, choose between 'Seminar & Festival' - accommodation available from 11th Morning and checkout on 18th Morning; Or 'Festival Only' - accommodation available from 15th Morning and checkout on 18th Morning.
  • If you are booking a "Whole" room and any other devotees or family members will stay with you in this room, then please register them under "Adult Occupant of Paid Room" ticket and for children under 7 years age, please register under "Child" ticket. You DO NOT have to pay separately for these tickets. You do not need to book separately for yourself (the room ticket itself is your personal ticket).
  • Ticket includes accommodation (7 nights or 3 nights), local transport and prasadam (for the seminar). Prasadam for the festival will be free. Devotees are requested to extend their donation for festival prasadam to make the event a grand success.
  • Accommodation options are detailed in the tickets - please review carefully before you book. Accommodation is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • All registrations and payments must be done only on this website.
  • Offline registration is not possible. If you need assistance with registration, please ask someone who is familiar with internet and online payments, or contact us.
  • If a ticket type is not showing as available, it is sold out.
  • No discount will be given for partial attendance.
  • Students and ashram brahmacharis may attend free of cost, but must have a ticket. 
  • Students associated with ISKCON Ujjain youth centres can do self-registration or optionally ask their coordinators to do group registration.
  • Families and groups of friends can book whole rooms. Extra mattresses are available upon request. Accommodation is limited so please only book a room if you intend to use all of the beds in that room.
  • Registration form: All information submitted in the registration form should be accurate. Any changes to the submitted form should be emailed to us Immediately.  

Accommodation:

All paying attendees will be provided accommodation in furnished rooms.

Students and brahmacharis will be accommodated in dormitories.

Bedsheets, blankets, pillows and towels are provided in all rooms. For those rooms in which we have indicated that extra mattresses are available, they will be provided only upon request.

Rooms will be cleaned daily upon request.

Extended stay (early arrival or late departure):

If you would like to check in before 11th September or check out after 18th September, please register first and then email us with your requested additional dates. We will respond to you within 48 hours to let you know the options available and payment method. You may have to shift during your stay.

Transport:

Air

The nearest airport is Indore, which is 50 minutes drive from ISKCON Ujjain.

International travellers are advised to fly to Delhi or Mumbai and take a connecting flight to Indore.

For booking India domestic flights, search on www.cleartrip.com for options, although it is best to book directly on airline websites (to reduce additional charges for cancellations/changes). Book early for best fares.

Train

The nearest train station is Ujjain Junction, which is 15 minutes drive from the venue.

Transfers from Ujjain Junction to your accommodation will be provided free of cost for all guests, subject to you providing your travel details during booking and when we request them.

It is advisable to book train tickets on www.cleartrip.com or www.irctc.co.in .

Local transfers

Pick-up and drop-off between Indore airport or Ujjain Junction railway station and your accommodation must be requested to festival@iskconujjain.com

Weather:

Ujjain temperature during the festival will likely be 31C° during the day and as low as 21C° at night.

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Information:

Conduct: Guests must honour the Vaishnava code of conduct and adhere to the four regulative principles for the duration of the festival. Breaches of discipline may result in termination of the guest’s participation in the festival without refund.

Attendance: Guest must be present at least 15 minutes before each session. Guests must attend the morning and afternoon seminars. Guests are encouraged to attend the full scheduled programme including the festival morning programme, in order to gain maximum spiritual benefit.

Prasadam: Prasadam will consist of traditional Vaishnava preparations.

Lakshmi: Guests may bring lakshmi to give donations or to acquire items from the festival gift and prasadam stalls, or to purchase products from outside. There is an ATM located onsite. International guests are advised to change currency in their port of arrival as the local currency exchange options are limited.

Laundry: A laundry and pressing service will be available from local dhobis for a fee. The management is not responsible for any arrangements that you make with them.

Health and Safety: Guests are encouraged to take adequate health and safety precautions whilst travelling in India and participating in the festival. Basic first aid will be provided in the festival if required, for more serious problems guests will be taken to a local hospital.

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