UTTARANCHAL SELF-REALIZATION TOUR – A YOGI’S ACCOUNT
Well, we are back from
successful tour of 'Realize Uttranchal'. Your attention, bhandans and
prayers worked and the prog really went beyond our imaginations. Our team from
Haridwar had gone to Garhwal region and I will share the wonderful experiences
of it. We had received a wonderful message a day before the tour from one of
our brother in
"We are absolutely delighted that you have been inspired to do a REALIZE UTTARANCHAL event, which has come together in just a month's time, fairly similar to what happened in Brasil. You will be surprised by how well it will all go, (far beyond what you may have imagined), because an event on this scale and in this speed can only be organized by the Goddess. YOU WILL ENJOY THE MAGNIFICENT PLAY OF THE DIVINE!!! "
Well, indeed, we watched the play of the divine and really felt that everything was organised by paramchatnaya. We had planned only one major prog in every city and ended up doing 3 to 4 programs in one day as the tour progressed.
The tour started with our morale down as it was continously raining since 17th morning and we were really bogged down as the first Prog was on 17th evening at 4 O.clock in SRINAGAR and it was raining heavily even before and after the prog. Still in that rain, there were around 100 people who came with their umbrellas on.
We started for PAURI on
18th (sunday) immediately after the followup in Srinager where around 30 people
turned up and it was still raining. The prog at pauri was scheduled at 3'
Oclock and we got struck at midway due to landslide. We contacted Pauri to send
some conyenance on the other side as we will try to cross the boulders lying on
the road. We carried small things like LCD projector, a DVD player and few
other important things and crossed over taking the name of Shri Ganesha. We
reached Pauri and found to our relief that rain had stopped by this time. There
are around 60 yoginies in Pauri and only three yogies. The yoginies told us
that when they were pasting posters and giving pamphalets in rain a day before,
people were saying that who will come in rain. They in turn told them that we
are doing this thing in rain so that you can come in Sunshine. So just around
the time of prog, the Surya Devta came out and blessed everyone. Around 300
people came to the prog at the school. From here on there was no lo
The next in line was RUDRAPRAYAG
(around four hour drive from Pauri). We reached Rudraprayag around and started doing preparation for
the prog as there are two, three yogies from there. We cleaned the Hall, put
some banners around the venue, put up the screen for projection and mother's
alter. Lot of Yoginies from pauri also joined us after sometime. We had another
good program with around 300 new people in the prog. The next day was followup
at 4 O,clock and we were thinking how to utilize this time. Half of our team
went to Gochar which was the next venue and half of us started lo
We said goodbye to
Rudraprayag and headed for GOCHAR where there was only one yogini.
Gochar is a small town but is home to ITBP base (Indian Tibetian Border Police)
We rushed to our main prog site for the followup prog which was at as our half team had already left for Gopeswar to do the preparation for the next prog. Nearly 150 people came in the folloup prog. We sang bhajans at the end of the prog, thanked mother and enjoyed the qawwali of one of our yogi. It was a fruitful day from to .
The next day we headed for GOPESWAR
where our advance team had set up four programs instead of one major
program planned earlier. By this time, it had started raining heavily again to
welcome the arrival of our holy mother to
We rushed to our Main prog site after lunch and made arrangements. Though, it was raining heavily, still around 250 people came to the prog and received their self realisation. It must be noted that there is no center in Gopeswar and there were only two sahayogies in the town. We discussed about the problem of a center in Gopeswar and what to do about it. Since nothing worked out, we left it to mother. In the followup prog on 25th, which was attended by around 50 to 60 people, we asked the people after the meditation as who can spare some space for collective meditation once a week. Immediately, a hand came up of a Manager of a school who agreed for the space. We also asked who can come half an hour earlier for preparing mother's alter and other arrangements. Again five young girls raised their hand and we asked them to introduce themselves to everyone. It was all fun and everything being decided there itself.
Ther were many other incidents which is difficult to describe in words, the joy we saw on their faces, our own joy and companionship we felt when we were together for one week. Though the number of new seekers may be less, but the whole town awakened to Sahajyoga through posters, banners, phamphalets and other media. For the first time, they saw ordinary people talking about Yoga with full confidence and felt the experience of their own Self-realization. We found the people all over very positive and enjoyed our trip.
Now that the program is over,
a team has been formed from
Regarding the experience of other team from Dehradun who went to Kumaon region (Jaspur, Haldwani,Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora, Ramnagar,Rudrapur). probably someone would share their experience with the family. Maybe brother Rabi from Dehradun could help.
We clicked a lot of photos and soon we will upload it and tell you the link. Meanwhile, I am attaching a few of them.
- D K CHAWLA