Kumbh Mela 2025

Join Us for the Kumbh Mela in 2025

Prayagraj, Bharat (India)
On the banks of sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati
January 12 – February 14, 2025

A month-long event bringing together powerful spiritual leaders, devoted pilgrims, and others in the spiritual path, Kumbh Mela is the largest spiritual gathering in the world. Pilgrims travel from across India to bathe in a sacred river at specific times of astrological alignment said to bestow the nectar of spiritual enlightenment and immortality.

Holding the highly revered title of Jagadguru, Her Holiness Sai Maa has the honor of hosting a camp, called a shivir, that will serve thousands of pilgrims free meals every day, welcome all for blessings and Sai Maa’s teachings, as well as provide a place for students from around the world to come and stay—immersed in the spiritual atmosphere of the Kumbh Mela.

Her Holiness Jagadguru Sai Maa speaks about the Kumbh Mela

Take a Sacred Tour of Bharat (India)

Join us for a week at the Kumbh Mela 2025 and experience being with Her Holiness Jagadguru Sai Maa (known as Mataji in Bharat (India)), practice daily meditation, and more…

Tour Features

 Watch this video to learn about the features that will make your visit so special.

    • Darshan with Sai Maa
    • Deep Sadhana (spiritual practice) & Aarti (devotional fire ritual)
    • Satsang (spiritual discourse)
    • Chanting
    • Yagyas (sacred fire ceremonies)
    • Seva (selfless service)
    • A visit to the sacred city of Varanasi (Kashi), including visiting Sai Maa’s Ashram, Shaktidhaam

Comfortable Accommodations

 In this video, Swamiji and Ananta Das describe the accommodations and updates they have made from previous Kumbh Melas. Each tent includes –

    • Thick tent walls
    • Heater
    • 2 toilets
    • 2 sinks
    • 2 showers
    • A porch for sitting

Kumbh Mela Schedule

Week One: 7 nights – French and English Tour
January 12 – 19
$5,400, 6-person tent
$3,900, 10-person tent
includes Shahi Snaan*

Week Two: 5 nights – English Tour 
January 19 – 24
$4,400, 6-person tent
$2,900, 10-person tent
(no Snaan offered, however participants will have the opportunity to bathe in the Ganga)

Week Three: 7 nights – Japanese and English Tour
January 24 – 31
$5,400, 6-person tent
$3,900, 10-person male tent
includes Shahi Snaan*

Week Four: 7 nights – English Tour
January 31 – February 7
$5,400, 6-person tent
$3,900, 10-person male tent
includes Shahi Snaan*

Week Five: 7 nights – English Tour
February 7 – 14
$5,400, 6-person tent
$3,900, 10-person male tent
includes Snaan*

*A Snaan is a special procession that forms the heart of the Kumbh Mela. Pilgrims from around India and beyond converge to bathe in the sacred river Ganga at special times throughout the Kumbh, where it is said one receives the Amrit, or nectar of divinity.

Included in Each Tour

  • All transportation upon arrival at Varanasi airport, throughout the scheduled tour, and return to Varanasi airport at end of tour (Details of when to book your flights will be provided upon registration).
  • Darshan with Sai Maa
  • Spiritual practice, study, and satsang led by the Order of Sai Maa Brahmacharya
  • Lodging in Sai Maa’s camp at Prayagraj and last night stay in Varanasi
  • Authentic Indian meals prepared at the camp in Prayagraj
  • Deep immersion into the thousands-of-years-old Vedic culture
  • Tour of Kumbh Mela
  • Tour of Shaktidhaam Ashram

Not included

  • International and domestic airfare to Varanasi airport.
  • Additional travel before or after the program.
  • Opportunities to sponsor Yagyas, Pujas, etc. while at the Kumbh

If the week or accommodation style you are wanting is full, fill out the interest list and we will contact you if there are changes.

humanitarian

Feed Hearts, Bodies and Souls

At Jagadguru Sai Maa’s Camp, Kumbh Mela

For five weeks at the Kumbh Mela, Her Holiness Jagadguru Sai Maa’s camp offers meals to all who are hungry, serving up to 3000 pilgrims each day

We request your financial assistance to provide meals that nourish both the physical and spiritual needs of fellow pilgrims, as each meal is blessed by Sai Maa.

With the understanding that money is energy expressed as generosity, we invite you to open your hearts to serving others through a generous donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the sleeping accommodations?

There are metal bed frames, mattresses, and bedding (sheets, pillow, blanket). We recommend you bring a sleeping bag as it can get very cold at night. Men and women sleep in separate tents, including couples.

What are the bathrooms and showers like and is there laundry service?

Each tent has attached bathrooms. There are western style toilets and heated water for showers (the vast majority of the time, with occasional lapses to reheat). Laundry service is available with variable days and turnaround times.

What is provided for food & water?
You will be provided 3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Gourmet Bharatiya (Indian) food will be supplied by a professional caterer and prepared to western tastes (less spicy). Filtered water and reusable water bottles will be available.
How are wellness needs met within Sai Maa’s camp?
There will be a wellness area in the camp with wellness treatment rooms and a team dedicated to the participant’s wellness. A Bharatiya (Indian) doctor will be available as needed, and during some weeks of the Kumbh Mela, western medical doctors from the Sai Maa community will be available. Western medicine and Alternative medicine will be included.
How may I best prepare for optimum wellness during the Kumbh Mela?
After registering, we will provide more information on how to stay healthy when in Bharat (India), as well as ways to boost your immune system prior to attending. It will be foggy and smoky, so persons with breathing problems will need to take extra precaution.
What is provided for transportation?
Your transportation will be provided by bus from the moment you arrive at the Varanasi airport through your return to the Varanasi airport at the end of the tour.
What type of clothing and footwear should I bring?
You will receive a list of suggested items to bring after you register for the Kumbh Mela. In Bharat (India), Sai Maa’s students wear white Indian-style clothing, which will be available for pre-order or for purchase onsite at the camp. Due to significant fluctuations in temperature (warm in the day, cold at night), several layers for clothing are recommended.
Do I need a visa to go to Bharat (India)?
Yes, you need a visa. Upon registration for the Kumbh Mela tour, you will receive the details to put on your India visa application.
Do I need immunizations to go to Bharat (India)?
Immunizations are not required. Check with your healthcare professional for his/her recommendations.
When booking travel, what airport in Bharat (India) will I fly into?
Typically people fly into Delhi or Mumbai, Bharat (India) and then take a second flight to Varanasi, Bharat (India) (where the tour begins).
How can I communicate by phone during my travels in Bharat (India) and will there be a contact number?
You will be provided an emergency contact number to give to your family or friends. You can add an international plan to your cell phone if you need to be in communication. Please note, we recommend that you fully “unplug” from communications during this unique spiritual experience for you to create maximum value for yourself.
Do people in Bharat (India) speak English or French?

Many people in Bharat (India) speak English. People in Bharat (India) rarely speak French. In either case, you will be traveling with our group and well taken care of. Upon registration, in your welcome letter you will receive instructions for meeting our group after arriving at the Varanasi airport.

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