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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 5500 in 2015.

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 Jagannath Puri, also known as the Purushottam Kshetra.

In Purusottama-ksetra Nilacala, by the shore of the salt-water ocean, the Lord of the universes (Jagannatha) is splendidly manifested in a spiritual form of wood.

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Yatra Schedule

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Arrival of devotees at Jagannath Puri 6th November  2018( Tuesday )
Main Yatra at Jagannath Puri 7th November, 2018 (Wednesday) 14th November, 2018 (Wednesday), 10 P.M
Departure from Jagannath Puri 15th November 2018, 8 A.M (Thursday)

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 (or Kolkata for extension part). However, if you have your own residential facility at Mayapur (or Kolkata for extension part) 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 16th May, 2018 and will be allowed till 15th August, 2018  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 6th October, 2018.

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Online registration 1st May, 10:00 am IST 15th May, 6:00 pm IST
Last date for cancellation of registration with full refund (after deducting processing fee Rs. 300) 30th June 
Details of accommodation available on website 15th July
Late registration (with a late fee of Rs. 500)(depending on availability of accommodation) 16th May  15th August 
Substitution 1st August  6th 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
5th August, 10:00 AM IST 15th August 
Accommodation for Matajis with
children
7th August, 10:00 AM IST 15th August 
Accommodation for Families with children 9th August, 10:00 AM IST 15th August 
Accommodation for Single Matajis 11th August, 10:00 AM IST 15th August 
Accommodation for Single Prabhujis 13th August, 10:00 AM IST 15th August 

Yatra Charges : Rs.4100 /-

The charges for Yatra includes charges for registration, prasadam (Breakfast and Lunch only) and internal travel arrangements made during the Yatra and donations are made to various temples in the Holy Dham. The sooner devotees register for the Yatra, the earlier Yatra committee can analyze and book more accommodation if required /available.

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, 2018) 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 (2nd March 2018)

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.
  • Those uncomfortable with online registration can take help of their counselor/ regional facilitator.
  • 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 Jagannath Puri. 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

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  • 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 Jagannath Puri. However, if you have your own residential facility at Jagannath Puri, you are exempted from above rule.
  • To facilitate better accommodation arrangements, the Yatra Committee will need to know at the
    time of registration, your preferred choice of accommodation from the below options:

    • 1. Accommodation within a radius of 1.5 kms of the venue:
      Costing: Rs 600/- or more, per person per day.
    • 2. Accommodation beyond the radius of 2 kms of the venue:
      Costing: Rs 200/- to Rs 450/-, per person per day.

    Please note that this will be just a survey and at the time of actual accommodation booking,
    devotees can still book any accommodation that is available

  • 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 (see “Knowledge Base” page at rgmdatabase.com on how to connect with other members)
  • 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 15th July 2018, the accommodation details of all rooms at Jagannath Puri will be available on Itineary_Maha_Prabhu123rgmdatabase.com for viewing and download.

Step 2: On 5th August 2018 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 2018   and Matajis who are 55 years or more on 1st October 2018.

  • On 5th and 6th August, only Varishtha Vaishnavas will be allowed to choose accommodation.
  • 7th August onwards, no preference will be given to Varishtha Vaishnavas. But they can continue to book any available room.

Step 3: From 7th August, Matajis with children (MC) can book accommodation as above. Varishtha Vaishnavas who want to form a group with Matajis with children can also book accommodation during this time.

Children are: Boys up to the age of 12 years as on 1st October, 2018 and girls up to the age of 15 years as on 1st October. 2018.

Step 4: From 9th August, Families with children (FC) can book accommodation as above. Higher categories (VV and MC) can continue to register and choose available rooms with families with children.

Step 5: From 11th August, single Matajis (SM) can book accommodation as above.

Step 6: From 13th August till 15th August, any devotee can apply for accommodation and choose available rooms.

Please check the details schedule of accommodation booking:CLICK HERE

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Contact Us

You can reach us via the following :
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Phone Numbers :+91-022-23665634

Downloads :

Yatra Brochure