Daily life in the YIDL Camp at Kumbha Mela, Ujjain 2016
There are many special sacred events taking place in the streets of Ujjain and on the River Kshipra for the Simhasth Kumbha Mela. Here are some images of daily life inside the Sri Alakhpuriji Siddha Peeth Parampara Camp between those events...
Sri Alakhpuriji Siddha Peeth Camp from the air, located on a farm next to a large park.
Day begins with prayer at the Shiva Lingam. Our farm hosts arise for morning duties too.
Morning sadhana (practice) in the Bhakti Sagar hall.
Morning chai with brothers and sisters before the big heat of the day.
The Camp Office is always a busy place with more bhaktas arriving almost every day.
Accommodation in light structure buildings which are designed to keep camp residents cool.
Keeping hydrated is important in 40+ degree heat; so working in the shade is preferred.
But inevitably working in the sun is sometimes necessary too.
Some karma yoga duties around the kitchen and eating areas.
Vishwaguruji organizing camp matters and leaving to attend bandharas in other camps.
Time for lunch in the eating tent.
Colorful visitors and colorful flowers adorn the ashram camp.
More afternoon activities in the camp and farm.
Mother lapwing protecting her eggs.
Supplies and refreshments are available with a cool place to sit at the Camp Shop.
Evening arati (prayer) in Bhakti Sagar after sunset.
New signs at the entrance light up to welcome all for evening satsang with Vishwaguruji.
Vishwaguruji gives satsang and awards Swami Premanandji for all his hard work.
When Vishwaguruji is out of camp in the evening the great spiritual epic Ramayana is played.
Bhaktas sit together in satsang in the shelter of Gurudev.