Yoga and Ayurveda are both synonymous words, this does imply that our Ayurvedic retreat is all about practicing Yogic and Ayurvedic lifestyle together. The nature of the retreats one engages involve wide range of activities which include practice of asana, breathing technique, meditation along with Panchakarma treatment followed by Ayurvedic diet.
Normally, a typical day encompasses activities such as detoxification, yoga asana, two Ayurvedic treatment, and daily massage. At AWC our retreat will be an excellent break from daily routine and the stress/strife from busy city life, in the midst of the Himalayan forests and serene atmosphere for the rejuvenation, tranquility, and peace of mind.
|6.45 AM||Shatkarma (Yogic Cleansing)|
|7.00 AM||Yoga Asana|
|8.45 AM||Ayurvedic Breakfast|
|10.00 AM to 12.00 PM||Panchakarma / Ayurvedic Treatment|
|3.00 PM||Panchakarma / Ayurvedic Treatment|
|5.30 PM||Meditation / Mantra Chanting / Ganga Aarti (Optional)|
➢ Booking amount due with the application is 25% of the total fee (i.e. non-refundable advance towards the program fee).
➢ Remaining fee needs to be paid upon arrival before starting of the Ayurveda Retreat and Treatment Program .
One of the 52 Sidhpeeth in Devbhoomi Uttarakhand, Kunjapuri Temple is situated on a mere 28 km of Rishikesh at a height of 1,665 meters above sea level. These divine triangle temples are arranged in a group as Ma Chandrabadni, Surkanda Devi and Ma Kunjapuri temple, this divine triangle temples are considered to be very sacred.
Mythological Belief for Kunjapuri Temple:
According to Skanda Purana, the daughter of King Daksha, Sati was married to Lord Shiva. After the defeat of the Asura in the Treta Yug (Era), Daksha was chosen as the Prajapati King. He organized a Yagya at Kankhal in his glory. He, however, did not invite Lord Shiva because of Lord Shiva Opposed the making of King Daksha as Prajapati. Lord Shiva and Sati saw Kailash Mountain, the dwelling place of Lord Shiva, passing through all Gods and know that they have not been invited. When Sati heard about her husband's humiliation, he went to the altar and sacrificed himself in the Havan Kund. Until Lord Shiva reached there, he had been sacrificed. Lord Shiva came out in anger and done the Tandava. He opened his hairs and made free to Gana. He ordered him to bring the head of King Dasha and to send all the Gods back to there places. The repentant Gods apologized to Lord Shiva and requested him to give mercy to Daksha so that they can complete the Yagya. But, the neck of the King Daksha had already been cut. Therefore, a sheep's neck was cut and kept on the body of the Daksha so that they could complete the Yagya. Lord Shiva took out the body of Sati from the Hawan Kund and kept mourning on his shoulders for years after being angry and sad. All the Gods gathered to discuss this unusual incident because they knew that Lord Shiva can destroy the whole world in anger. After all, it was decided that Lord Vishnu would use his Sudarshan Chakra. Without Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu divided the body of Sati into 52 pieces with his Sudarshan Chakra. Wherever on earth, the pieces of the body of Sati fell, those places were known as Siddha Peethas or Shakti Peethas (centers of knowledge or power). For example, Naina Devi is there, where her eyes fell, Jawlpa Devi is there, where her tongue had fallen, Surakanda Devi is there, where her neck fell and Chandbadini Devi is there, where the lower part of her body was dropped. The upper part of his body, i.e. the Kunja, fell on the place and that’s why it is now known as Kunjapuri. It is counted among Shakti Peethas.
Attractions in Kunjapuri Temple:
Tourists and devotees visiting the Kunjapuri Devi Temple, dedicated to Goddess Kunjapuri Mata can see the delightful scenes of Garhwal hills. You can see many important peaks such as the Bandarpunch (6,320m), Swargarohini (6,248 m), Gangotri (6,672 m) and Chaukhamba (7,138 m) in the north. In the South direction, areas like Rishikesh, Haridwar and valleys like these can be seen here. In the simple white entrance of the temple, a board has been displayed in which it has been written that this temple has been presented by the 197th Field Regiment (Kargil). Tourists and devotees have to cross three hundred eight concrete stairs to reach the temple. The guard of the real entrance is being carried by the lions, who are riding of Goddess and the elephant's head. Kunjapuri temple itself is in white colour. However, some parts of it are dyed in bright colors. This temple was renovated from 01 October 1979 to 25 February 1980. There is no statue in the temple's womb - there is a crater - it is said that this is the place where the Kunja (upper part of Goddess) fell. It is worshiped here, whereas a small statue of Goddess is placed in a corner.
It is said that this place was residence place of the Purohit Vasishtha and earned the Siddhi This place is on the way to the Kedar valley, about 22 km from Rishikesh on the banks of holy river Ganga. The 3000-year-old Vashishta Cave is located on Badrinath-Kedarnath way. At this place, many sadhus can be seen resting and meditating. If you get down from the high hills and go to the Ganges coast, you will reach here. This cave has many secrets of successful austerity. For thousands of years, the seekers have come here for their inner-peace and peace of mind. There is also a Shivling inside the cave. The beauty of this natural cave is excellent for sadhana. Being on the banks of Ganga, it is a very energetic place. There is a complete availability of water. Due to being at the root of several hundred feet high hill, the cave is strong and safe too. There are many places to live within the cave and to sadhana. Thousands of years ago, Sage Vashishtha searched this place. It is believed that the "Dhuni" situated at the start point of this cave was burned by Vasishtha Rishi thousands of years ago. With the help of the same, Vasishtha Ji did long austerity and acquired different types of siddhis. He has done much philanthropic research right here. In time, various saints kept the "Dhuni" brightened out of the cave. Swami Purushottamand Ji did sadhana on this "Dhuni" 53 years ago. A large number of people from abroad come to see this cave and take advantage of its high energies. Even today the operation of the cave is under the tradition of the saint. The activities there are run by Sant Chatyanand Ji. He is the disciple of Swami Purushottamand Ji.
Vedic Astrology Session
The roots of the study of Astrology in India are seen from the Vedic period. A glimpse of astrological traditions is seen in one of India's most sacred texts in Atharva Veda. In India, the ancient Indian Vedic astrology, which was known in the name of astrology, the basis of it is on the position of Grah-Nakshatra and according to the stars, instead of some relatively stable stars in the sky. Thus, this ancient method of Indian Vedic astrology is of scientific nature and in many astrological predictions, mathematical calculations are used. Vedas are believed to be the basis of Indian culture. The Vedas are not only religious texts but they are the first books of science, in which a detailed description of medical science, physical science, chemistry, and astronomy is also found. Indian astrology is also born from Vedas. Due to being born from Vedas, it is known as Vedic astrology. If we define the Vedic astrology, then Vedic astrology is such a science or science term that studies the zodiac signs and constellations with planets like Sun, Moon, Mars, and Mercury. These astronomical elements analyze how people living on earth and the Earth are affected. In the order of calculation in Vedic astrology, the zodiac, Navagraha, birth zodiac is seen as an important element. In our Vedic astrology session, we will tell you the ways to live a happy life in the future by checking the position of your Grah and Nakshatra. Our experienced Vedic astrologer will predict events in your upcoming life by the calculations mentioned in Vedic texts. Your zodiac sign and future is predictable if you know the exact timing and place of birth. Experienced Vedic astrologer will tell you all the things you need to be careful about, or which time is more profitable for you in the future. Astrologer will tell you some solutions too by following which you can live a happy and healthy life.
It is believed that left-palm displays the possibilities of a person and the right-palm exhibits the right personality. As per the Vedic Astrology texts, the future is seen by the right palm reading and the past with the left palm. The left palm tells us, what are we born with and the right shows, what we created or what to do next. According to the Vedic Astrology, for men right palm can tell the future, while for women's left palm. The left palm says, what has God given to you and the right tells you what to do in this regard. The left hand is controlled by the right side of the brain. Through the right palm, man's identity and relationships, a person's internal characteristics, his nature, the feminine qualities, and the path of solution of the problems can be predicted. On the contrary, the right hand is controlled by the left brain and it reflects the external personality, self-purpose, impact of the social environment, education and experience. Our experienced palm reader can usually predict the fate of the person's dominant hand (by which he writes or most used). It gives information about the past or previous birth. Most palm readers consider man's right palm for future predictions and the left palm of women.
Various types of remedies have been used since ancient times to beautify the face. In this order, women and men are currently using cosmetics, chemical or surgery. It can also have adverse consequences. Now the trend of the beautiful face with Ayurvedic facials has started. The doctors are telling it safe. We provide the facility the basis of pure Ayurvedic Facials based on pure Ayurvedic Herbs. After consultation with the doctor, it is used as per requirement. Ayurvedic herbs are used in this, which is effective in refining beauty. The Ayurvedic herbs and oils are used in this facial therapy. It helps for making the skin brighter and it helps in dead skin cells removal. In the duration of therapy, we will use various herbs such as Neem Leaf, Tulsi, Turmeric extracts, Sandalwood, Barn, Almond Oil, Ginseng Root extract, etc. These herbs will work to make smoother and brighter to your skin.
Body Herbs Pasting Treatment:
Our skilled and experienced professionals will analyze first your skin and after which they will give appropriate recommendations for the optimal skin health. We will give the customize herbs body pasting therapy for your specific health and conditions. Our team will use only the Ayurvedic Products and Herbs like sandalwood, various types of oils and paste made with various organic leaf & roots.
The accommodation is situated on the first and second floor of the building and all rooms are en-suite, with AC and star facilities, along with a beautiful view of the mountain and river stream. There is a big yoga meditation hall in the basement and one yoga meditation hall on the top floor facing the river stream. The Ground-level of the Center is used for treatment rooms and the kitchen.
Important Note : Airport transfer at a reasonable price can be arranged if requested. One of our team members will be there to receive you.