Join Us for the Kumbh Mela 2019

Allahabad, India On the banks of sacred rivers Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati January 12 - February 16, 2019  

A month-long event bringing together powerful spiritual leaders, devoted pilgrims, and everyday people, 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, 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.  

Why Come to the Kumbh Mela? Discover the ancient spiritual power of India with a living enlightened master. Immerse yourself in the energy of the largest spiritual gathering on the planet. Gather with millions of other people who are focused on one thing... God. Deepen your exposure, appreciation, and application of Vedic knowledge. Practice daily sadhana, satsang, aarti, and chanting within a spiritual community. Experience enlightening discourse with Vedic priests and the Order of Sai Maa Brahmacharya.  

Take a Sacred Tour of India

Join us for a week at the Kumbh Mela 2019 and experience being with Sai Maa (known as Mataji in India), practice daily meditation with the Order of Sai Maa Brahmacharya, and more... 

Each week features:*  

  • 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 (Sathya Sai Maa Moksha Dham)  


*Specific weeks will also include Snaan, a grand procession to bathe in the river Ganga.  

Kumbh Mela 2019 Schedule

Week One: 8-day Tour Saturday, January 12 to Saturday, January 19 English, Spanish, Hebrew & French Shahi Snaan* on Tuesday, January 15 (Makar Sankranti)  

Week Two: 8-day Tour Saturday, January 19 to Saturday, January 26 English & French Snaan* on Monday, January 21 (Paush Purnima)  

Week Three: 6-day Tour Saturday, January 26 to Thursday, January 31 English & French (Shorter week; no Snaan* offered; however participants will have the opportunity to bathe in the river Ganga.)  

Week Four: 8-day Tour Thursday, January 31 to Thursday, February 7 Japanese only Shahi Snaan* on Monday, February 4 (Mauni Amavasya)  

Week Five: 10-day Tour SOLD OUT Thursday, February 7 to Saturday, February 16 English & French Shahi Snaan* on Sunday, February 10 (Vasant Panchami) Ashram Celebration in Varanasi - February 12 (evening) to February 15  

*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 through the Kumbh, where it is said one receives the Amrit, or nectar of divinity.  

Tour Details and Pricing

Registration is limited to 70 participants per week.  

Week One, Two, or Four 6 Nights in Kumbh Mela, 1 Night in Varanasi $1,995 (Pay in full) / $2,150 (Payment plan*) per person**

Week Three 4 Nights in Kumbh Mela, 1 Night in Varanasi $1,195 (Pay in full) / $1,350 (Payment plan*) per person**

Week Five/Ashram Celebration Week SOLD OUT 5 Nights in Kumbh Mela, 4 Nights in Varanasi for Ashram Celebration $2,595 (Pay in full) / $2,750 (Payment plan*) per person**

*Payment plans consist of an initial deposit of $550 upon registration and two payments (October 1st and December 1st). Payment plans will only be available until September 15, 2018. 

**A youth rate of 15% off tuition will be offered for those 25 years and younger. 

This program is open to participants 18 years old or older.

Each week includes:  

  • 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 Allahabad and last night stay in Varanasi  
  • Authentic Indian meals prepared at the camp in Allahabad  
  • Deep immersion into the thousands-of-years-old Vedic culture  
  • Tour of Kumbh Mela  
  • Tour of Ashram with meditation in the meditation cave of Sathya Sai Maa Moksha Dham  

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  

Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the largest spiritual gathering in the world.