Thursday, May 25, 2017

Shanthibani Ashram


Sandipani Ashram is considered as one of the famous tourist spots located at two kilometers from the temple town of Ujjain. The place has a great mythological value. It is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Shree Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna’s brother Balram.

This place is mentioned in the Mahabharata.Sandipani Ashram is considered as one of the famous tourist spots located at two kilometers from the temple town of Ujjain. The place has a great mythological value. It is believed that this is the ashram where Guru Sandipani used to teach Shree Krishna, his friend Sudama and Lord Krishna’s brother Balram. This place is mentioned in the Mahabharata.

This ashram has been transformed into a temple now which is devoted to the Guru Sandipani. There is a stone near the Ashram where numerals 1 to 100 are inscribed, and there is a myth that the inscriptions were made by Guru Sandipani. The Gomati Kunda is a stepped water tank that is situated near the Sandipani Ashram.

It is said that Lord Krishna summoned all the holy water from the holy centers to the Gomati Kunda so that Guru Sandipani finds it easier to get the holy water. Battle techniques were also taught in this ashram in the times of Guru Sandipani, and the objective was to reach spiritual alignment at the end of the day.








































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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




For those who can read Tamil follow the link ->
ஸ்ரீ ராமானுஜ அநு யாத்ரா 2016
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