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About Kartik Yatra

Every year during the auspicious month of Kartik, His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj takes devotees from all over the world on a Yatra(A Spiritual Journey) to various holy places in India.

Over the years, devotees have visited Vrindavan, Govardhan, Ayodhya, Jaipur, Sri Rangam, Tirupati, Mayapur, Dwarka, Udupi, Rameshwaram and many other places.The number of devotees participating in these yatras have increased manifold i.e from an humble twenty in 1986 to a magnificent 8000 in 2019.

Kartik Yatras give devotees an opportunity to perform the devotional activity of shravanam (hearing) of hari-katha. Shravanam done in the association of devotees, in a holy dhama, is said to award one immense devotional merits.

With thousands of devotees participating, these yatras give devotees a wonderful opportunity to hear hari-katha and chant the holy names with complete absorption in an environment free from one’s regular household and professional anxieties.

This year, the Yatra is conducted at the Holy Dham of Shri Mayapur Dham.

Register for the 29th Yatra to Shri Mayapur Dham
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Yatra Schedule

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Arrival of devotees at Mayapur Dham 12th November  2020( Thursday )
Main Yatra at Mayapur Dham 13th November, 2020 (Friday) 20th November, 2020 (Friday), 10 P.M
Departure from Mayapur Dham 21st November 2020, 8 A.M (Saturday)

For details about the Yatra and registration criteria, please go through the Yatra Brochure Download

Registration Guidelines

Below are the vital points to which every Yatra Applicant must adhere to:

Please make sure that your personal information is up-to-date in the database.

Mandatory Accommodation: All the devotees coming for the Yatra HAVE to book accommodation through the Yatra committee. In other words, yatra participants must not book their accommodation directly in any hotel or guesthouse in Mayapur. However, if you have your own residential facility at Mayapur you are exempted from above rule.

Make Sure Your Yatra Profile is Up-to-date: Please make sure that your personal information is up-to-date in the database, in particular, your:
Photograph (mandatory for security reasons) |Email address if any.
Mobile number if any (to receive Yatra updates) | Age and gender
For updating this information please approach your counselor / Yatra Sevak.

Mandatory Registration : Registration is MANDATORY for all devotees attending the yatra including Brahmacharis, Kitchen Team members, children less than 5 years of age.

Non-Transferable Registration: Registration shall be strictly non-transferable, i.e. once registered you cannot interchange it with anyone else except with prior approval of the Yatra Committee.

Registration with late fee payment of Rs. 500/- will start from 1st May, 2020 and will be allowed till 31st July, 2020  subject to availability of accommodation.
  • If any devotee, who has paid for the registration, accommodation and cannot come for the yatra, he/ she can find a substitute. The onus of finding a substitute lies with the devotee who is cancelling, but yatra committee can provide help.
  • Once paid, the registration & accommodation charges will not be refunded.
  • A fee of Rs 500 from the devotee who is coming and a fee of Rs 300 from the devotee who is cancelling, will be charged by the yatra committee. However, wait listed devotees will get full refund excluding the bank transaction charges.
  • Substitutions will be allowed till 20th October, 2020.

Details Starts On Ends On
Online registration 15th April, 10:00 am IST 30th April, 6:00 pm IST
Last date for cancellation of registration with full refund (after deducting processing fee Rs. 300) 25th June 
Details of accommodation available on website 1st July
Late registration (with a late fee of Rs. 500)(depending on availability of accommodation) 1st May  31st July 
Substitution 15th August  20th October
Last date for settling all accounts related matters 15th December
Booking of accommodation will be provided online similar to any “online hotel room booking system”. Devotees can choose accommodation as per their budget, facility requirement and make payment online to confirm the booking

Category
Exclusive Category Specific Start Date
Exclusive Category Specific End Date
Accommodation for Varishtha
Vaishnavas
20th July, 10:00 AM IST 31st July
Accommodation for Overseas Devotees 22nd July, 10:00 AM IST 31st July 
Accommodation for all, except single Prabhujis 25th July, 10:00 AM IST 31st July
Accommodation for Single Prabhujis 29th July, 10:00 AM IST 31st July 

Yatra Charges(with bus facility) : Will be updated soon 

Charges include registration, internal traveling, prasadam (breakfast & lunch only) and donations to various temples in the holy Dham. In this option, devotees can travel in the different yatra groups in yatra buses, to different holy places we will visit everyday.

Yatra Charges(without bus facility) : Will be updated soon 

Charges include registration, prasadam (breakfast & lunch only) and donations to various temples in the holy Dham. In this option, devotees will not be allowed to travel with the different yatra groups in the yatra buses to the different holy places we visit everyday.

Yatra charges shall not be reduced in proportion to the number of days you wish to attend the Yatra.

Charges for Children under 5 years of age

  • Children under 5 years of age(as on 1st October, 2020) are waived of registration charges. However, they also need to be registered separately.
  • Please note that they will not be eligible for a separate seat during internal bus travel etc. In case a separate seat is required, they have to pay for the full Yatra charges.
  • Accommodation charges WILL be charged for children less than 5 years of age too.

Dinner Prasadam

  • Those Devotees desiring Dinner Prasadam will have to make their own arrangement.
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Eligibility

Devotees wanting to join Yatra require to fulfill the below conditions

  • 4 Regulations: Applicant should follow the four regulative principles including refrain from tea & coffee from Gaur Purnima (9th March 2020)
  • Chanting 16 Rounds:Applicant should be chanting minimum 16 rounds of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra daily
  • No Objection:Applicant must not have any objection from his/her counselor/ spiritual guide/ authority/ guardian/ regional facilitator
  • Devotee Association:Applicant should be attending weekly ISKCON satsang programs on a regular basis for at least one year.
  • Dress Code:Applicant should follow the prescribed dress code:
    For Men: Dhoti-Kurta
    For Women: Sari
  • Up-to-date Information:Applicant’s personal information is up-to-date in the database, mainly:
    Photograph | Mobile number(If any)
    Email Id(If any) | Age & gender

Please read the Appendix for list of regional facilitators from other centres in India & abroad, as authorized by the yatra committee. Download

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Registration

      • Devotees can register online at www.rgmdatabase.com. Those who don’t have a login id / password should get the same from their respective counselor/ regional facilitator.
      • You can also directly contact Yatra Helpline (+91 22 2366 5634 / +91 22 2366 5682), before yatra registration begins for any help with the registrations.
      • Payment has to be made online immediately, with a Credit / Debit card (EMI option is also available) or Net Banking. Registration will be confirmed only after the payment process is complete. Credit/ Debit Cards Issued only in India is allowed for transaction. International Cards are not allowed.
      • Limited accommodation is available in Mayapur. They will be available on first come first served basis. The sooner devotees register for the yatra, the earlier yatra committee can book more accommodation if required / available.
      • If registrations exceed the accommodation available, all new registrations will be put on waiting list. If yatra committee is able to arrange for additional accommodation, waiting list will get confirmed. Otherwise these devotees will have to try for substitution or cancel their yatra participation.
    • The final decision in all matters will be at the sole discretion of the yatra committee.
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Accommodation

  • It is MANDATORY for every yatra participant to book his or her accommodation and through yatra committee only. In other words, yatra participants must not book their accommodation directly in any hotel or guesthouse in Mayapur. However, if you have your own residential facility at Mayapur, you are exempted from above rule.
  • Families wanting to stay together, should ensure that profiles of all family members are connected in the database, before online accommodations begin.
  • Devotees will need to visit www.rgmdatabase.com and choose the room where they would like to stay and with which other devotees. Once one of the available rooms is selected, payment has to be made online immediately for the room.
  • For a group of devotees wanting to stay together, one of the group members can book for the whole group, provided he/she has access to profiles of all other group members. Contact Yatra Helpline (+91 22 2366 5634 / +91 22 2366 5682) for any help in this regard.
  • For those devotees who are not net savvy, a counter will be available at Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir at a stipulated time, where a volunteer will register and book accommodation on the devotee’s behalf (using the respective devotee’s Login Id and Password). Only cash will be accepted at this counter.
Step 1: By 1st July 2020, the accommodation details of all rooms at Mayapur will be available on rgmdatabase.com for viewing and download.

Step 2: On 20th July 2020 10:00 am IST, accommodation booking will start for Varishtha Vaishnavas (VV).

Varishtha Vaishnavas (VV) are: Prabhujis who are 60 years or more on 1st October 2020  and Matajis who are 55 years or more on 1st October 2020.

  • On 20th and 21st July, only Varishtha Vaishnavas will be allowed to choose accommodation.
  • 22nd July onwards, no preference will be given to Varishtha Vaishnavas. But they can continue to book any available room.

Step 3: From 22nd July, devotees under “Overseas Category” (OC) can book accommodation as above. “Overseas Category” refers to those devotees who are based out of India and are active part of the local congregation there. This does not refer to those devotees who may be traveling out of India for some time for any business/ personal purpose. The online registration system will
check the “OC” category from the “Center” field of their profile in www.rgmdatabase.com.

Step 4: From 25th July all devotees, except “Single Prabhujis” can book accommodation as above.

Step 5: From 29th July till 31st July any devotee can choose any of the available rooms and book.

Please check the details schedule of accommodation booking:CLICK HERE

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Contact Us

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Phone Numbers: +91-22-23665634/682

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