“Sonyachi Jejuri”- as the holy town Jejuri is called aptly by the native Maharashtrians, which means “The Golden Jejuri”, comes alive when one looks from the roof top of the Khandoba temple at the porch, at the stairs, at the roads, at the entire Jejuri city and at the people around it when they gather here in myriads during the sacred day of Somawati Amavashya(new moon day that falls on Monday) to pay their reverence to their family god Khandoba. A veil of golden yellow turmeric powder engulfs the entire town in combination with the holy chants “yelkot yelkot jai malhar” “sadanandache yelkot” offered by his dedicated followers. The complete area starts reverberate with faith and devotion. The entire atmosphere gets soaked into the mood of a devine celebration with the purity of golden turmeric. Thus Bhandara of Jejuri has become a universal pilgrimage and an utmost colourful offbeat rural festival. On the very auspicious day, a Palkhi(palanquin) is taken out from the main temple situated at the hilltop carrying the idols of Lord Khandoba and his wife Malsha for a holy bath in the river Karha. The procession climbs down the 200 steep stairs those connect the temple to the ground level along with the protective stone walls. It continues amidst the devotees’ religious chant mixed with their Bhandara(turmeric powder mixed with dry coconut) offering. A golden yellow cloud prevails everywhere the procession goes through. With the holy dip, the ritual of the Khandoba marriage is recreated. At the end of the day, the idols are taken back to the shrine. Thus, Jejuri influences the heart of millions with its Midas touch.
.Day 1 : 23rd Mar 2020 (Monday) : We will start from Pune at around 8 o’clock in the morning, so that we can reach Jejuri temple before the rush hour starts. After covering the whole day program, we are expecting to return Pune around 6/7pm.
TOUR COST AND TERMS:
Workshop fee is $75 / Rs. 2250/- for the entire trip, per person.
Local transport from Pune city to Khandoba Temple to cover Jejuri festival and back by comfortable vehicle.
Local transport from Pune to Kolhapur on 03rd June, 2019 and back on 05th June, 2019
All Meals during Workshop: lunch and tea (23rd Mar 2020)
Quality & professional photography assistance
All meals apart from the above mentioned
Expenses for personal habits
Anything that is not included in the “Includes” list
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CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
Any cancellation of any part of the tour due to unavoidable circumstances(not due to organisers fault) will not be entertained for any refund.