2023 India Retreat to Jagannath Puri, December 25th to January 1st

  Come along with Spiritual Guru Shailesh and the high initiates of Divine Heart Center on a sacred trip to the holy temples of Bhubaneswar and Puri in India.  The... Read more


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  • Full Trip (Shared room)
  • Full Trip (Private room)
  • Full Trip Late Registration (after June 30th)
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Come along with Spiritual Guru Shailesh and the high initiates of Divine Heart Center on a sacred trip to the holy temples of Bhubaneswar and Puri in India.  The highlight of this trip is the holiest of holy temple, the temple of Lord Jagannath in Puri.  The temple whose magnanimous ritual gave a new word to the English language, "juggernaut". 

The word juggernaut is derived from the Sanskrit word Jagannath, which means "lord of the universe." The word was first used in English in the 17th century to refer to a large, heavy wagon that was used to carry the image of Jagannath during a religious festival in India. The wagon was so large and heavy that it was said to be unstoppable, and the word juggernaut came to be used to describe anything that was powerful and unstoppable.

The Jagannath Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is a major cultural and religious landmark in India. The temple is a symbol of Hindu faith and devotion, and is a popular destination for pilgrims from all over the world.

The temple is home to three deities: Jagannath, his brother Balabhadra, and his sister Subhadra. The deities are made of wood, and are dressed in elaborate clothes.

The Jagannath Temple is shrouded in mystery. The temple's origins are unknown, and its construction is shrouded in legend. The temple's deities are made of wood, and are said to be self-manifested. The temple's priests are forbidden to speak about the inner workings of the temple, and the temple's secrets are closely guarded.

The environment in these temples has Divine vibrations which purifies the soul. 

Above all, the holy presence of Guru Shailesh - who is unassuming, intense, and jovial at the same time - will keep you encouraged. Advanced initiates of the Divine Heart Center from all over the world will be joining the group. The good company will fill you with enlightening lessons in combining spiritual and material growth, should you wish to learn.

Alternatively, you can stay focused within to explore your inner self. Spiritual healing happens automatically by being in the presence of advanced souls in spiritual settings; even when no words or mantras are exchanged.

Trip Dates: Monday, December 25th - Monday, January 1st, 2023 (8 Days and 7 Nights)

 A detailed itinerary will be sent to the registered attendees. 


Registration is open till June 30th, 2023. Space is limited as the travel demand in India during December is high, especially, with the lifting of many COVID restrictions. Please register as soon as possible. The final group selection will be announced by July 10th, 2023. 

Refunds are solely at the discretion of Divine Heart Center. There will be no refunds for cancellations after August 25th, 2023.

Non-members of the Divine Heart Center

Interested participants who are not members of the Divine Heart Center are welcome to join the retreat upon approval from Guru Shailesh. The Divine Heart Center group is an easy-going group of people who don't impose any philosophy on anyone but there are spiritual discussions that happen during these trips. We also expect attendees to be a little flexible in terms of their expectations as sometimes travel plans change when we are on the road in India - due to weather or new discoveries, such as finding an interesting temple to explore or a local eatery that should not be missed!

We treat all attendees like family and take good care of everyone.


Attendees should be fit for international travel, be able to walk at least 10,000 steps a day and be able to consume Indian food that is typically available during the trip.


Payments have to be made through this website. Indian nationals residing in India can pay in Indian Rupees to our organization in India. Please email us at services@divineheartcenter.com for details. Use an exchange rate of INR 80 for USD 1.

Tour Itinerary




Day 1

25th December


Delhi to Bhubaneswar by flight.

We will be taking an early morning flight from Delhi (between 7 am and 10:30 am). Kindly  plan to arrive in Delhi the night before. 

Check into the hotel.

Visit Lingaraj Temple in the evening.

Day 2

26th December



Visit caves and a temple in Bhubaneswar.

Shop, if you must.

Short meditation.

Day 3

27th December


Check out of the hotel.

Visit Konark Temple.

Then, drive to Puri.

Check in to the hotel.

Visit Jagannath Temple in the late evening.

Short meditation/discussion.


Day 4

28th December


Visit Jagannath Temple early morning.

Eat the healing Mahaprasad for lunch.

Visit other temples.

Long meditation.

Day 5

29th December


[optional] Ashram and Temple Visit including the samadhi of Shri Yukteshwar Giri.

Long meditation.

Day 6

30th December


Visit Chilika Lake for bird watching.

Shop, if you must.

Day 7

31st December


Check out of the hotel.

Visit Buddha's Dhauli Stupa. 

Visit Pipli Art Village.

Drive to Bhubaneswar.

Check into the hotel.

Celebrate the New Year!

Day 8

1st January



New Year's meditation.

Check out of the hotel.

Head to the airport for departure no later than 2 pm.

Arrive in Delhi by 5 pm.

Tour Registration

Full Trip (Shared room), Full Trip (Private room), Full Trip Late Registration (after June 30th)

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