A Powerful Process to
Invoke the Grace of Shiva
The process will happen in Sadhguru's presence.
18 March 2023 | 6:00 - 10:00 PM IST
Saptarishi Avahanam is a powerful process taught by Shiva to his disciples - the seven sages - thousands of years ago. The process has been preserved in its pure form by priests of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi.
Every year, on winter solstice, seven priests from Kashi conduct the Saptarishi Avahanam to offer gratitude to the Saptarishis for being a vehicle for Shiva’s grace. This is the only occasion when it is offered outside the Kashi Vishwanath temple.
Sadhguru explains that this technology was transmitted by Shiva to the Saptarishis, thousands of years ago, with Devi as the witness. When Saptarishis had to go to different parts of the world and offer the science of Yoga, they asked him, “How can we carry your presence with us?” and thus began the Saptarishi Avahanam.
A rare opportunity to participate in the sacred Saptarishi Avahanam that has been conducted in the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi for millennia.
This year, the process will happen on 18 Mar 2023 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM IST.
6:00 PM - Sounds of Isha followed by chanting by Isha Brahmacharis
6:30 PM - Sadhguru and dignitaries address the gathering followed by Adiyogi Divya Darshanam
7:30 PM - Saptarishi Avahanam performed by priests from Kashi
Registration is mandatory to attend the program. Anyone above 8 years of age can register. Those who have not attended any Isha programs can also participate.
Yes, people outside India can also participate in this program. Ensure you have a valid passport while registering. Please book your flight tickets only after you have successfully registered and received your e-receipt.
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Yes, they can attend. Please ensure you take adequate medical care and inform the volunteers near you if you have any special condition.
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Yes, you can join the Saptarishi Avahanam online by registering in advance. The program is offered free of cost and you will have the option to donate-as-you-can.
The program will be conducted in English and live translation will be available in Kannada, Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. If you can understand but do not speak English, you can still participate.
If you need live translation during the program, please bring a mobile phone with FM radio enabled and a wired headset.
The event is on 18 March 2023 from 6:00 PM–10:00 PM IST. Please plan to arrive at the venue at least 4 hours ahead of the scheduled time so that you can check in and be seated accordingly. If you are traveling from overseas or from outside Bengaluru, please plan to arrive in the city by the morning of 18 March. You can plan your return on 19 March. The check-in time will be communicated via email closer to the program.
There is no dress code for this program. Ethnic Indian wear is preferable.
Yes, chairs will be provided if you have difficulty sitting on the ground. When you reach your seating bay, please request a chair from one of the volunteers.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide child care during the program. We advise you not to bring children below the age of 8.
No, the seating is common for both.
You can register for multiple participants using a single login. Anyone with an Isha profile can register on behalf of friends and family.
Sapta Pushpanjali is an offering of seven different flowers as a mark of gratitude to the Saptarishis that participants can make as part of the Saptarishi Avahanam. You can book this online. This offering will be available throughout the day until 4 PM.
Overnight accommodation at Sadhguru Sannidhi, Bengaluru is currently unavailable. You can make your own booking at hotels nearby. Please ensure to register for the Saptarishi Avahanam before booking accommodation.
Hotel accommodation options at discounted rates are being made available for participants. For more information, click here.
Please note that the program fee does not include accommodation.
It would be best to come with as little luggage as possible as there is no allotted space for storage. Please note that carrying food inside the venue is not allowed. Water and food will be available at designated areas.
Sadhguru Sannidhi, Bengaluru is 45 km from the Kempegowda International Airport (60-minute drive) and 63 km from the Cantonment Railway Station (80-minute drive).
Local Isha volunteers have organized a two-way bus service between various points in Bengaluru city and Sadhguru Sannidhi. For bus travel reservations, please click here. Please complete your bus reservation by 16 March 2023. To book a cab, please click here. (Use Code: ISHA200 to avail a discount of Rs.200 for cab rides.)
Yes, paid parking will be available at the venue but it will be limited. There may also be traffic and congestion near the venue. Kindly plan accordingly. The location of the parking facility will be announced closer to the event date.
You can write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest along with your details like name, age, email, phone, areas of expertise/skill set, educational qualification, Isha programs attended so far and volunteering experience (if any) and your availability to volunteer at Sadhguru Sannidhi, Bengaluru (days and hours).