Pavnar Sahyatri Yatra – Pilgrimage

When : 11 – 17 November 2019

To celebrate the spirit of Vishwa Priti (Maitri in the world) on the occasion of 125th Birth anniversary of Vinoba Bhave, we will be making a pilgrimage to Pavnar. 60 self chosen volunteers who have been engaged with our local ecosystem are invited to come together as Sahyatris in this Journey from Ahmedabad to Wardha. Reflection from our recent Trip to Pavnar and a short film ‘Ram Hari’ which gives a glimpse of Pavnar Ashram.

We will be travelling by bus with walking pilgrimages in between. You can either join us from Ahmedabad or come directly to Pavnar for any number of days. To join from Ahmedabad please check the schedule below and if it resonates your heart, we invite you to please fill the form for logistics and confirmation : https://forms.gle/t7Pr8CYdpLXscahQ7 . Due to limited capacity, invitations are on first come basis.

Pligrimage Schedule from Ahmedabad to Pavnar:

10th November – Esi Suhad

  • 9 AM: Breakfast 
  • 10 AM: circle with 60 Sahyatris 
  • 1pm: Lunch at Sughad 
  • 4 -7 PM: padyatra from Satyagrah ashram Kochrab (Gandhiji and Vinoba met first time on 7th June 1916) to Sabarmati Ashram (Vinobaji stayed for 3 years)
  • Dinner and prayer at Ashram shala 
  • Night stay at Safai Vidyalaya (gandhi ashram)

11 November: 

  • 6 AM: Prayer at Gandhi Ashram prayer ground 
  • 7 AM :Breakfast at Toilet Cafe 
  • 8 AM Starting pilgrimage from Vinoba Kutir by Vinya and Tirthankar with 60 Sahyatris 
  • 7 PM – to reach a village near Maharashtra border for dinner and night stay 

12 November :

  • 6 AM: Prabhat pheri (morning chanting) 
  • 6:30-7:30- Safai Yagna 
  • 9 AM: Breakfast 
  • 9:30AM: Leave for Wardha, Sevagram Ashram (Gandhiji’s 3rd ashram)
  • Dinner and Night stay at Wardha 

13 November:

  • 8- 10 AM – pilgrimage walk from Sevagram Ashram to Brahma Vidya Mandir, Pavnar
  • 10:30 Collective prayer at Brahma Vidya Mandir 

13-14 November volunteer service for mitra milan to express our gratitude to lineage 

15-16-17 November : to participate and volunteer at Mitra Milan 

17 evening collective prayer, circle of gratitude and Leaving for  Ahmedabad

Volunteer work :
1500 friends from across the country doing humanitarian work would participate in Mitra Milan, to express gratitude towards them, we volunteers can contribute towards:

  • Safai – Total sanitation practices
  • Accommodation : To assist arrangement and support wherever needed
  • Beautification : Rangoli, welcome, quotes (each group to bring Vinobaji’s to bring 5 placards)
  • Kitchen: to assist in preparation, serving and cleaning pre – during and post breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Prabhat pheri: morning chanting at ashram premises 
  • Photography, video recording and interviewing 

Arrangement :

Simple stay arrangement with basic amenities – common toilet, bathroom, sleeping on floor and simple food would cultivate collective living spirit. 

To bring:

  • Spirit to serve
  • Winter clothes (mild winter)
  • Medicines (if needed)
  • And Loads of stories from ecosystem