Spring into Bhakti Festival

May 10 - 12

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We are immensely grateful to have Swami Tripurari here this Spring, from May 1 thru May 30. We hope you will join us during this auspicious visit and especially attend our annual Spring into Bhakti Festival May 10 - May 12. 

We can look forward to:

  • Daily darshan of enchanting Gaura-Radha-Madhava
  • Kirtans with Agnideva
  • Enlightening and Enlivening Classes  by Swami BV Tripurari
  • Daily feasts
  • Go seva, dhama seva, vaishnava seva

Location

Ananda Ashram
594 Joy Lane,
Mill Spring, NC
828-625-0396

Saragrahi
528 Rock Springs Rd
Rutherfordton, NC

Nama-Stay Conscious Camping
Gopal Way
Rutherfordton, NC

Schedule

Friday May 10
5 PM - 7 PM

Saturday May 11
10 AM - 1 PM
5 PM - 7 PM

Sunday May 12
10 AM - 1 PM

Guest Speaker

Swami BV Tripurari is an author, mystic and compelling speaker, making ancient teaching relevant to  today's spiritual seeker by drawing out the essence from ancient texts and framing it is contemporary language.

Accommodation

Recharge your batteries at Nama-Stay Campground, conveniently located in Saragrahi's Mahavan.

 See DETAILS Below for more options.

Spring Festival Schedule

Friday, May 10

Located at Mahavan, Saragrahi Campground
5:00 pm kirtan
5:30 pm Q&A
7:00 pm Fire-Roasted Potatoes

 

Saturday, May 11

Located at Ananda Ashram:
6:00 am mangala arati 

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

Meeting at parking lot at Mahavan, Saragrahi Campground
3:00 pm Walking Tour of Saragrahi

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

 

Sunday, May 12

Located at Ananda Ashram:
6:00 am mangala arati

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

 

Registration

Although this festival is sponsored by generous donations of participants and well-wishers, please register so we can plan properly and serve everyone to the best of our ability. When registering, please note the days you will be attending in the Notes Section of the Check-out page.

Sponsorship

 

Rather than charge a festival fee, we offer the opportunity for service, for free-flowing affectionate appreciation and reciprocation.

Through service to Guru, the Deities, and the Vaisnavas we become close to Krishna. Even if you can’t attend the festival, there are ways that you can help the festival be a success! Please consider sponsoring some of the feasts for this festival weekend and feeding the Deities and Vaisnavas, as well as sponsoring the aratis and flowers to be offered. 

Nourish and be nourished.

Accommodations

Nama-stay Campground :

Located on the beautiful grounds of Saragrahi, tucked into an enchanting valley Forest with a bubbling winding creek ready to carry you to deeper places. Only 7 spots available and they go quickly.

Near-by accommodations:

MountainView Getaway – Apartment for Rent

Gorgeous views from this one bedroom apartment in devotee’s home, 5 miles from Ananda Ashram. Gated community with a private wooded setting and superb mountain views! Private entrance and patio, semi-private yard.

Pet Friendly 🙂

If interested please contact Krishna-Laulya via email or phone, 914-six four nine-1094. Please tell Krishna Laulya that we sent you and she will make a donation to our project. 🙂

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 - Morning Classes and Lunch

594 Joy Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
828-625-0396

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 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
  • 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.

Saragrahi - Mahavan - Evenings

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.

What to Bring

  • Flashlight
  • Campfire Blanket if you tend to get chilly or care to sit on the ground around the fire,
  • Warm Clothing (Just in case)
  • Personal Water Bottle