“I love visiting temples, know their past, capture their immersive architecture and showcase them to the world. Veiled in their marvel I found their untold story of extinction. Many of these temples struggle to even arrange the funds for the nitya sevas like naivedya and other kaikaryam for the Deities. Sometimes no money to offer even a new cotton dhoti. Festival celebrations is almost an impossible desire for them. But just imagine yourself traveling to their glorious time. These temples were the throbbing heart of Vedic culture. With the progress of modernization they will extinct away into the books of history slowly. To preserve their culture and carry out nitya kainkaryam they need sufficient flow of funds. I sincerely wanted to bridge this gap but it had to be a collective effort. Hence Sri Dham Seva Trust was formed with the objective of preserving the Indian temple heritage. This trust needed a self-sufficient financial model, thus giving birth to Tirtha Yatra on Ramanavami 2015. Billions of pilgrims travel to the holy places in India. Let them travel for a cause. A cause they shall be proud to support. Any pilgrim who travels with Tirtha Yatra supports Sri Dham Seva Trust, thereby helping preserve our glorious temple heritage.” – Agrani Krishna Dasa, Founder of Tirtha Yatra
Agrani Krishna Dasa alias Aishwarya Kumar S K has guided pilgrimage tours throughout the country. He enjoys travelling to the spiritual destinations, exploring them and author blogs about these temples. He is known for his immersive narrations about the holy places and admired for his management skills for directing a yatra. In addition to his native language Hindi, he is conversant in English, Kannada and Telugu. He is a proud father of a son.
Venkatesh Dasa alias Venkatram V is always ready when it comes to directing a yatra. Although a project manager in IT industry, nothing stops him from traveling to his heart's desired places. With his pleasant personality he makes your yatra pleasurable. His traveling diary speaks of his wonderful explorations of the holy places in India. He is well versed in Telugu, English and Hindi.
Kadamba Kanana Dasa is a brahmachari Vaishnava who loves directing Vrindavana Yatras. In past he has served as a dedicated full time volunteer in ISKCON for more than fifteen years. Presently he lives in Vrindavana practicing Krishna consciousness. With his honest and truthful nature he wins the heart of anyone. His service attitude is exemplary. He is well versed in English, Hindi, Odiya, Bengali, Kannada and Telugu.
It is really amazing to see your commitment and involvement in running the Tirtha Yatra. Your indomitable will to keep the show running and managing the two nearly physically unfit members of the group all the way despite your own physical pain and agony is a great commendable job. May be Lord has bestowed you that strength and we are very fortunate to have your large heart. We are very happy and shall look forward to associate with Tirtha Yatra in future.
Our Yatra director was very cooperative. The short sessions at every temple were very educative. Agrani Krishna Dasa is a very dedicated person. Overall it was a memorable experience.
It was a well-planned yatra. Without the team of Tirtha Yatra, my visit to nine temples in Ahobilam would not have happened. Such was the motivation and encouragement given to make the tough / tiresome journey to Pavana Narasimha temple, easy for me. Otherwise I would have easily backed out. Accommodation was good, the best we could get in such a place. Overall the Yatra was very good.
This was my first experience of such a holy place like Ahobilam. The trekking experience to the temples of Lord Narasimha was very pleasant. The travel was comfortable. I enjoyed a lot and received the blessings of Lord Narasimha.
This being my first Tirtha Yatra as a group tour, was a very pleasurable and enjoyable experience. Our Yatra director Agrani Krishna Dasa kept the morale of the yatris in a good humor. Three cheers! Keep up the good work!
Throughout the Ahobilam Yatra I felt spiritual influence through the Yatra director. The co-pilgrims were all like-minded. I had a very thrilling and superb experience. The Yatra was splendid. Travel was very comfortable.
This is the first time I went on a Tirtha Yatra. It was a very wonderful experience of the holy place Ahobilam.
It was a wonderful Yatra. I am looking forward for such more yatras with the team of Tirtha Yatra.
This Yatra was my first pilgrimage experience. I couldn’t have asked for better excellent arrangements and a guide.
I would only describe Ahobilam Yatra as wonderful. The guidance and explanation about each temple was wonderful.
The Ahobilam Yatra was just awesome. Our special thanks to Agrani Krishna Dasa our Yatra director, who looked after us like a devoted son.
Wonderful is the only word I get in mind for Tirtha Yatra. Yatra Director catered to every pilgrim - from making everyone comfortable, the food, travel and the commentary - everything was great. Released itinerary was well-maintained and the utmost comfort of yatris was kept in mind while planning. Sthala Purana of each place was nicely explained. The team was expert in planning the food menu. Thanks to Lord for giving an opportunity to associate with such a great Yatra team. I look forward to many more yatras by Tirtha Yatra team.
Overall it was a very good experience. Truly we are all blessed by Lord Krishna. It was not just a trip but a pilgrimage tour with only visit to temples. I learnt lot of things and gathered lot of information about Dwarka and Lord Krishna’s pastimes. Until now we would see Dwarka and Somnath in TV and magazines but when I saw with my eyes, I felt very happy. Thank you Tirtha Yatra for giving us an opportunity to visit these places. I look forward to attend such tours in future
The yatra was simply awesome and has left me craving for more yatras. It was the most blissful divine experience ever. It was neatly planned; daily schedule with sumptuous and tasty prasadam. This yatra has brought me closer to Lord Krishna. Overall the yatra was absolutely wonderful and amazing which was accompanied with kirtanas, satsang and pastime renditions.
It was a very good experience. I am very happy to see the places with detailed explanations. Getting maha-prasadam is the luckiest thing. Experiencing local fruits, sweets and food was awesome. Devotees’ association was superb. Thank you very much for grouping devotees to relish good times of their life and to make their dream come true.
Your effort in organizing this yatra is really appreciable. We are happy that we visited these holy places and learnt about them. It is good to see that the young team members of Tirtha Yatra are spreading awareness about the greatness of religious places in India and the Indian culture itself. This is the ultimate goal of life. Satsanga was very enlightening and the Khichdi prasadam was delicious. A great yatra for a great price.
Overall I had a memorable and excellent experience in the company of humble and co-operative Yatra director Agrani Krishna Dasa. The Ahobilam Yatra was very well planned and executed. Arrangements were awesome. Definitely it was planned by the experienced team of Tirtha Yatra.