The Bhakti Spring Festival 2018 at Saragrahi

Event details

  • Friday | May 18, 2018 to Sunday | May 20, 2018
  • All Day
  • 828-625-0396

Please Join Us for
katha, kirtan and community

We are immensely grateful to have Swami Tripurari here this Spring from mid-April until the beginning of June. You are welcome any time but a special gathering will be happening from May 18 – 20 as we dip our cups in the Bhakti Spring. 

We can look forward to:
* Classes by Swami BV Tripurari
* Daily darshan of enchanting Gaura-Radha-Madhava
* Kirtans
* Daily feasts
* Cow seva, dhama seva, vaishnava seva

Schedule

Friday, May 18

Located at Mahavan, Saragrahi Campground
5:00 pm kirtan
5:30 pm Q&A
7:00 pm Potato Roast (hopefully Saragrahi grown)

Saturday, May 19

Located at Ananda Ashram:
6:00 am mangala arotika

Located at Ananda Ashram
10:00 am Bhajans
10:30 am Class by Swami BV Tripurari
1:00 pm Lunch

Located at Mahavan, Saragrahi Campground
5:00 pm Kirtan
5:30 pm Q&A
7:00 pm Fireside Pizza

Sunday, May 20

Located at Ananda Ashram:
6:00 am mangala arotika

Located at Ananda Ashram
9:30 am Kirtan
10:30 am Class by Swami BV Tripurari
1:00 pm Lunch

Cost and Registration

Adults $80
Youth (ages 13 – 23) $35
Children 12 and under Free
(Please note that registration fees cover the following expenses: Swami BV Tripurari’s travel expenses, festival equipment rental and purchase, and meal ingredients. Unfortunately not all of these things grow on trees, so we ask for your participation in making it all possible)

What to Bring

Flashlight
Campfire Blanket if you tend to get chilly or care to sit on the ground around the fire,
Warm Clothing
Personal Water Bottle

REGISTER NOW!

Day Tickets available under options

Accommodations

Nama-stay, conscious camping at Saragrahi’s Mahavan Forest

Near-by accommodations:

River Creek Campground is just a few minutes from Saragrahi. It has cabins and tent spaces. The cabins are generally small, simple, but clean. Be sure to call them to learn exactly what sites are currently available.

Riverside Village Motel & Shops have frequent specials, especially if you ask for a deal. They have little cabins or rooms joined together, like a duplex or triplex. No website. Very close. Located at 6088 US Hwy 64/74A Lake Lure NC 28746, Phone: 828-625-2900

Shared Houses: You can get together with friends and share space if you like. There are many cabins to rent within 10 minutes of Saragrahi. If interested, please contact Bhakti-rasa at 828-625-0396 or bhaktirasa@saragrahi.com.

Other options:

Directions


Ananda Ashram

594 Joy Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
828-625-0396
35.39006, -82.13818camper-sign

If coming from 64/74, you will turn onto Rock Springs Church Road:
(landmark sign, right before turn you will see this camping sign and an arrow to turn)

Continue on Rock Springs Church Road for a total of 3 miles – you will pass Saragrahi  and  Gopal Way on right

You will see a large white Church on your left, then a old deserted house on the corner of Rock Springs Church Road and Grassy Knob. Keep left around curve. Slow down because Joy Lane is the next right.

Speed limit is 10 MPH. Please, please, please observe this to keep our neighbors and your car happy :).

At the end of the field past the deserted house is Joy Lane, a small gravel road on your right.

Be careful there are a lot of holes in the road right now.

Ananda Ashram is the last house on the right.

gopal-way-saragrahiGopal Way
camper-sign
If coming from 64/74, you will turn onto Rock Springs Church Road:
(landmark sign, right before turn you will see this camping sign and an arrow to turn)

Continue on Rock Springs Church Road, a little more than 1 mile, and turn onto Gopal Way on right
(you will pass the main entrance to Saragrahi. Gopal Way is a small gravel road with grass fields on both sides of road)

Gopal Way will fork, stay LEFT, park in parking lot (#11 on map)

Continue on foot down the hill, follow road to the left

You will see the meeting place on the left.

Using your GPS

Your GPS might not be accurate. We recommend you use Ananda Ashram’s address, 594 Joy Lane, Mill Spring, NC 28756. Once you turn onto Rock Springs Church Rd, follow above directions.

Using Google Maps

Google Maps does not accurately find Saragrahi’s address. But if you search for “Saragrahi, NC” in Google Maps, it IS accurate. It will take you to Saragrahi Way.

Search for “Conscious Camping Rutherfordton” and it will take you to Gopal Way.

If you are coming from Big Level turn onto Rock Springs Road, from Edgerton, Ananda Ashram or Grassy Knob turn Left onto Rock Springs Road

You will pass a large white church on your right at County Line Road, continue 3/4 of a mile, turn LEFT onto Gopal Way

Gopal Way will fork, stay LEFT, park in parking lot (#11 on map)

Continue on foot down the hill, follow road to the left

You will see the meeting place on the left.

Using your GPS

Your GPS might not be accurate. We recommend you use Ananda Ashram’s address, 594 Joy Lane, Mill Spring, NC 28756 but do not turn onto Joy Lane, rather keep straight and follow above directions. If from Grassy Knob – once you get to Rock Springs Road, turn left and follow above directions.

Using Google Maps

Google Maps does not accurately find Saragrahi’s address. But if you search for “Saragrahi, NC” in Google Maps, it IS accurate. It will take you to Saragrahi Way.

Search for “Conscious Camping Rutherfordton” and it will take you to Gopal Way.

Saragrahi