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Chappan Vinayak Darshan Yatra


Yatra Significance


"There is no father better than Lord Vishwanath, there is no mother better than Goddess Parvati either and no one can find any son better than Ganesha in all the Lokas."

When Lord Shiva left Kashi and started residing at the Mountains of Mandarachal, one day, he wanted to know about the situation and condition of Kashi. To get the news of Kashi he sent many deities and ganas (followers), Yoginis (Holy Ladies), God Sun and Lord Brahma to Kashi, but no one returned to him. Then, he asked his beloved son Lord Ganesha to go to Kashi.

Ganesha Enters in Kashi

By the order of Lord Shiva, Shri Ganesha dressed as a Brahmin, entered to Varanasi in an auspicious time. Lord Ganesha, through his intellect and arts allured all the men, women, the King & Queens. All the inhabitants of Kashi became the staunch follower of Ganesha. By doing this Lord Ganesha also felt highly enlightened and lived in Kashi by making his different statues.

When Lord Vishnu dethroned King Divodasa* from Kashi, Lord Vishwakarma reconstructed and re-established Kashi and Lord Vishwanath entered in Kashi along with all his ganas & followers, he first of all embraced Lord Ganesha and said to all the devtas that the credit of my re-entry in this extraordinary Varanasi Puri goes to my son Ganesha only.
*For the Story of blessing given to Divodas and his renouncement from the Kingship, click here!

Lord Vishwanath further said in all the Lokas if any thing becomes unachievable by father, the son makes that possible, this has happened with me too. To make this Kashi available for me this child Ganesha tried the best of his tact & intellect. Indeed I have the extraordinary son because the Kashi, for which I was so worried my son Ganesha made it available to me.

After that Lord Visheshwar instructed all the devtas accompanying him, by telling about the different posts of Dhundhiraj Lord Vishwanath said and first of all he did the prayer of Ganesha (This prayer of Lord Shiva is known as Dhundhiraj Strota.)

Lord Maheshwar said that, those good people who will chant this stotra, created by me will remain unaffected even from the biggest hurdles and problems in Life. Those who will chant this stotra near the Dhundhiraj, all the eternal supernatural powers will be at his service always. Those who will chant this stotra with calm and lucid mind will get rid from all his sins and bad element of mind.

After Saying this and being worshipped and honoured by all the devtas and Lord Brahma, Lord Vishwanath in a very enlightened mood blessed all of them and entered in the magnificent new building constructed by Lord Vishwakarma.

"Those who worship these 56 Vinayaks attain divine knowledge and wisdom even after the death at distant places. Those who recite the Dhundhiraj Stotra and the story of fifty six Vinayaks their souls get purified, these people get success at every step. By recalling and worshipping these 56 Vinayaks at any place pulls out its worshippers out of the abysmal ocean of troubles & sorrow. No hurdles come in the ways of those who recite and listen to these stotras and stories and he become free from all sins"

-:An English translation of the story mentioned in Kashi Khand of Skanda Purana.

Names of Fifty-Six Vinayaks

Lord Ganesha protects the Vishwanath temple and the entire Kashi region being established in Seven fold configuration in all the eight directions. This seven fold configuration has eight constituents in each which are follows.

First Fold:-
Shri Ark Vinayak, Shri Durg Vinayak, Shri Bheem Chand Vinayak, Shri Dehli Vinayak, Shri Udand Vinayak, Shri Pashpani Vinayak, Shri Kharv Vinayak and Shri Siddhi Vinayak

In this manner in the outer circle of Kashi these eight vinayaks are positioned which provide siddhis to its worshippers and punishes the non worshippers.

Second Fold:-
Shri Lambodar Vinayak, Shri Koot Dant Vinayak, Shri Shaal Kantak Vinayak, Shri Kushmand Vinayak, Shri Mund Vinayak, Shri Vikat Dant Vinayak, Shri Raj Putra Vinayak and Shri Pranav Vinayak

In this manner these eight Ganesha of the second circle keep on destroying the hurdles of the inhabitants of Kashi.

Third Fold:-
Shri Vakratund Vinayak, Shri Ek Dand Vinayak, Shri Pachassya Vinayak, Shri Heremb Vinayak, Shri Vighna Raj Vinayak, Shri Varap Vinayak and Shri Modakpriya Vinayak

In this manner describing the significance of the vinayaks of the third fold Lord Vishwanath said that these Ganeshas potect the entire region of Kashi with full concentration.

Fourth Fold:-
Shri Abhayapradd Vinayak, Shri Singh Tund Vinayak, Shri Kuditaksh Vinayak, Shri Kshipra PrasadanVinayak, Shri Chintamani vinayak, Shri Dant Hast Vinayak, Shri Pichandil Vinayak and Shri Udand Mund Vinayak

In the fourth circle these eight Ganesha destroy the hurdles and troubles of their worshippers. One must worship them.

Fifth Fold:-
Shri Shool Dant Vinayak, Shri Kali Priya Vinayak, Shri Chatur Dant Vinayak, Shri Dwitund Vinayak, Shri Jayeshth Vinayak, Shri Gaj Vinayak, Shri Kaal Vinayak and Shri Nagesh Vinayak

These are the vinayaks which lie in the fifth circle of the Kashi.

Sixth Fold:-
Shri Manikarni Vinayak, Shri Asha Vinayak, Shri Shristhi Vinayak, Shri Yaksh Vinayak, Shri Gaj Karna Vinayak, Shri Chitraghant Vinayak, Shri Sthool Jhang or Mitra Vinayak and Shri Mangal Vinayak

Just remembering the names of the Vinyaks present in the sixth fold of the configuration the person gets all the divine attainments.

Seventh Fold:-
Shri Mod Vinayak, Shri Pramod Vinayak, Shri Sumukh Vinayak, Shri Durmukh Vinayak and Shri Gan Nath Vinayak

The above mentioned five Vinayaks are the five main Vinayaks of the seventh circle.

Shri Jyan Vinayak & Shri Dwar Vinayak

These two Vinayaks are established at the main gate of Kashipuri.

Shri Avimukta Vinayak

It removes all the troubles & sorrow of the worshippers of Avimukta Kshetra.



Tour Period: 6 Days & 5 Nights

Day 1:

After arriving at the airport or railway station, check in to the hotel’s room. Have lunch and some rest there. And in the evening, first pilgrims will be taken to one of the ghats of river Ganga where they will sit peacefully to hear the story & significance of Kashi by a learned Brahmin priest. After that pilgrims will see the majestic Ganga Arti at the main ghat of Varanasi. And in the end, while roaming through the famous main streets and lanes of Dashaswamedh & Vishwanath Gali, return to their hotel for the night stay and the dinner.

Day 2:

In the early morning, pilgrims will see the famous Sunrise of Varanasi at the riverside along with the Ganga Aarti View, Bathing and Boat tour of the historical ghats of ancient Kashi. And then, after taking the “Sankalp” (oath) by “Purohit” (Priest) for the completion of Pilgrimage Journey of Fifty-Six Ganesha Darshan-Yatra, the yatra will begin.

The yatra is divided into four parts (four days) where on the first day, pilgrims will visit and worship 14 out of 56 Vinayak statues. Pilgrims will have lunch break during the yatra, as per the wish of pilgrims. Considering because pilgrims wake up early this morning, and the yatra of first day also finish closer to the evening time, so, pilgrims will be directly taken to their hotel to have complete rest.

Day 3:

This day, pilgrims will begin the second day of the yatra where they will visit and worship the 17 more statues of Vinayaks (Total 14+17=31). We will have lunch break during the yatra, as per the wish of pilgrims. The second day of yatra will finish probably in the evening, so, pilgrims will be directly taken to their hotel for night stay.

Day 4:

Pilgrims will begin the third day of the yatra where they will visit and worship the 14 more statues of Vinayaks (Total 14+17+14=45). We will have lunch break during the yatra on the ideal lunch time, as per the wish of pilgrims.

After Lunch break, we will again resume the yatra. As soon as we complete the first day of yatra, we will travel to the SARNATH where 2500 years ago, after getting enlightenment at Bodh Gaya, Gautam Buddha came and delivered his first sermon. The sermon that he gave here to his five followers, led to the foundation of Buddhism that has today spread across the world.

The Places which pilgrims will visit in Sarnath are:-

Sarnath Museum, Ashoka Pillar, Mulgandha Kuti Vihar, Chaukhandi Stupa, Dhamekh Stupa, Dharmrajika Stupa, Bodhi Tree, Deer Park, Jain Temple, Japanese Temple, Thai Temple, Chinese Temple, Tibetian Temple

Back to the hotel for the night stay and the dinner.

Day 5:

The remaining and final part of Pilgrimage Journey of Fifty-Six Ganesha Darshan-Yatra will begin in the morning where pilgrims will visit and worship the 11 more statues of Vinayaks (Total 14+17+14+11=56).

In approximately 4 to 5 hours, the Fifty Sixty Ganesha Darshan Yatra will get completed and after the Lunch break, pilgrims will visit the Mata Annapoorna-Shri Kashi Vishwanath temple for darshan & worship.

And after that, Pilgrims will see…

Ram Nagar Fort, B.H.U. Museum, New Vishwanath Temple, Sankat Mochan Temple,Tri Dev Temple, Durga Temple & Tulsi Manas Temple, Parshvanath Temple

Now, pilgrims will be taken to a less busy yet spiritually very energetic & enchanting ghat of Kashi, which is situated at the southern end of ancient Varanasi called “Assi”. Roam around from one ghat to another and feel the eternal silence and antiquity of mystic Kashi along with the Night Ganga Aarti of Assi ghat.

In the end, by showing the gratitude towards Vishwanath ji, Annapoorna ji, Ganga ji & Bhairav ji for allowing you to visit Kashi, offer a “Diya” (earthen lamp) in the peacefully flowing holy water of river Ganga and return back to the hotel for night stay & dinner.

Day 6:

Have breakfast, collect your luggage and return to the railway station or airport.

Tour Ends.

Note 1: Pilgrims on taking one to two extra days can visit the following places:

Vishalakshi Devi, Sankata Mata, Lalita Devi, Sheetla Devi, Lakshmi Mata, Kali Ji, Lolarkaditya, Dandpaani, Chandreshvar, Kedareshvar, Dharmeshavar, Aatmvireshvar, Manikarnikeshvar, Kritivaseshwar, Mrityunjay Mahadev, Mahakaleshvar, Vridhakaleshwar, Kapardeeshwar, Kamakhya Devi ,Kaal Bhairav, Bhoot Bhairav, Batuk Bhairav, Gopal Mandir, Panch Ganga Ghat, Shri Math, Baba Telang Swami Ashram, Tulsi Ghat, Bharat Mata Mandir, Nagkuwa & Jaageshvar

Note 2:
• The whole yatra would be conducted by air-conditioned vehicles where the  vehicle can enter.
• Our yatra representative will be with the pilgrims at all times.
• Flower-garlands would be available with the representatives on the need of pilgrims.
• With all the yatras, the darshan of Kashi Vishwanath and Mata Annapurna is also included.
• All the pilgrimages will start & end with the taking of oath by the priest.

Note 3: The venue of religious preaching of the story & significance of Kashi will be altered from the ghat to the temple with in the vicinity of organization’s building during the harsh weather condition.

Note 4: While performing Chappan Vinayak Darshan-Yatra, pilgrims can also perform Ganesh Atharva Poojan.

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Facilities


The services provided by the organization to the pilgrims


1. We have designed various “Kashi Darshan” yatra packages for the pilgrims at a very justified cost without any profit making objective.

2. Every yatra begins & ends with taking “Sankalp” (Statement of Intent) by a learned Brahmin priest of Kashi.

3. To avoid and minimize the language problem of the hindu pilgrims and even the foreign tourists who come from different parts of the world, we make available our specialized yatra representatives and priests in all the Indian regional & international languages.

4. We make our representatives available to the pilgrims from their arrival to departure.

5. We also take care of the food habits of the pilgrims and make the food of their choice available for them.

6. The stay of the pilgrims are arranged in the pilgrim houses of their own regions and communities as well as in any class of hotels of their choice.

7. Pilgrims will be provided full religious and historical references of each and every temples and important places.

8. During the yatra, pilgrims will be explained of all the “16 Sanskar” the rituals performed throughout the life span of hindus.

9. The whole tour would be conducted through air-conditioned vehicles where the vehicle can enter.

10. In order to meet the objective of the organization, all the facilities provided are of high standards but at the lowest price as compared to their market equivalents.



Price


Tour Period: 6 Days & 5 Nights

Rs. 2500/- (or 60 USD) per Person


Inclusive:
• Boat Tour
• Morning & Evening Ganga Aarti
• Daily Breakfast
• Sankalp & Katha
• Sightseeing by Luxury AC vehicle
• A Yatra Representative during the whole Tour
• Meet & assist services on arrival & departure
• All applicable taxes & service charges
• All parking, road taxes and driver allowances

Exclusive:
• Entrance fees to the monuments & museums
• Any claim due to natural calamities, local disturbance, etc.
• Any hotel room accommodation
• What not mentioned in “Inclusive”


NOTE:
• Offer price is based on best value for travel experience.
• Offer price is subject to availability of organization’s resources.
• Prices are subject to change either way prior to notice.
• Complete package cost must be paid in advance.
• In case of cancellation, 25% of booking money will be deducted.
• Subject of terms and conditions as applied by the organization.
• For more affordable tailor-made yatra package, share us your requirement.


Shri Kashi Darshan Seva Samiti is a religious & charitable organization and the money which we get, either by organizing or conducting these pilgrimage journeys or by offering other religious services or even by donation, all spent in the welfare activities of the organization.


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