Citter Spiritual Journey is a Citter Koyil Project for a Group of 12 pilgrims to open the door to the Citter System of a Spiritual Journey to ancient special temples in Tamil Nadu centered around Chidambaram. It is a unique programme to develop ones spiritual progress and experience.
Take this opportunity to bring a group of pilgrims and enjoy what we offer.
WHY Citter Pilgrimage
"Hunting for GOD is the Greatest Adventure and the ‘Greatest Treasure Hunt’ of all Time.
The game and its rules are simple. There are NO rules, NO winners, NO losers, NO time limit and NO starting point.”
The common thread is the unquenchable thirst to know, to seek and realize the Almighty.
Whatever your age is, whatever your inclinations be, whether you take the pilgrim together as a family, as a group of friends, as a couple or alone, it is beneficial to all.
Citter Spiritual Journey is a sacred journey that’s undertaken by one. It is an oasis for the spiritual thirst of the (wandering) soul/along its journey in life.
Ancient Tamil Seers known as 'Citters' amongst Tamils have transcended the material planes and bonds of Karma; they have overcome psychological and physical barriers through pure devotion to lord Paramacivan, who caused the light of knowledge to bloom in their consciousness. They have been the ancient guiding light in Tamil Nadu.
Citter Spiritual Pilgrimage is taking you into an insight of ancient religious practices and culture, visiting various temples and religious places with its age old history and mysticism.
To walk the path of Seers & Sages through time completing a pilgrimage!
Dedicated to Human Progress & Wellbeing
Citter Pilgrimage will nourish your body, mind and soul.
Tamil Nadu has the longest unbroken Temple tradition today.
Citter Journey offers an extraordinary pilgrimage to the most ancient and fascinating Temples, that you could ever experience.
Our carefully designed programmes, takes you on a string of ‘sacred shrines’ and captivates your ‘soul' where the practices and rituals remain pristine since time immemorial. The devotee enters into this energy field, which is created and continually charged, by the daily rituals.
Experience the timelessness!
South India perhaps has the longest unbroken tradition in religious practices. It has not only a stream of dedicated practitioners but also textual and theoretical backing.
It is an advanced form of traditional practice for both the human spirit and the human body.
Koyils - Temples are unique and special to Tamil Nadu. The rituals and practices observed here are very different from the rest of India.
These practices have remained unchanged and unbroken since the time of its consecration.
The Deity in each Temple represents a particular aspect of Divinity and the Mantras and rituals offered to each Deity is specific to that Deity alone.
As such, the energy and the type of vibration emanating from the `Deities’, will be different and serve different purposes.
The daily rituals continually charge the energy of the Temple.
Upon crossing the threshold of the Temple one enters into this Divine Energy field.
The individual`s energy body and chakras receive and absorb the divine power and energy emitted by the Deity.
One practically takes a `bath` in the energy of the deity. This will not only cleanse the energy body and the aura but also imparts the vibration of the Deity to the chakras. These vibrations can expel disease and can change the aura with positive Divine energy when visiting and being in these Temples.
Power in Koyils (temples)
“Temples are symbols of the oneness of the ‘Universal Self’ and the individual ‘Self.’
Till a few years ago, many people believed that with further progress of scientific knowledge, the Hindu temples would once for all be proved as towering symbols of ancient superstition.
But, along with the closing phase of the twentieth century, an era of momentous scientific advances, there has been a resurgence of awareness about the efficacy of temple worship, and we see even many scientists joining the ranks of those who go to temples and worship the idols.
What is the cause of this apparently ‘irrational’ trend?
Today’s science is more matured than in the past. Scientists however see that with each new discovery, the mystery of the universe is further deepening.
They are aware that their enquiries are slow taking them to the shores of an unexplored ocean that lay far beyond their materialistic vision – the Ocean of Consciousness.
The stalwarts of modern psychology, such as Carl Gustav Jung and others, view with awe and admiration the profundity of the ancient yogic knowledge about man’s inner being.
Power in Koyils (temples)
"A Temple represents the human body and man’s subtler dimensions. While praying in a temple, we are on an effort to attune ourselves with our all-powerful spiritual dimensions and the special spiritual field there that helps this effort."
When we analyse carefully we can see how well the indvidualising factors are incorporated in the construction of a Hindu temple and the installation of the idol.
The whole temple complex is conceived as the body of the deity, and the circumambulatory path outside the sanctum sanctorum is the face, the open hall in front where the holy verses are recited is the neck. The wall surrounding these inner structures are considered to be the hands of the deity. The outer circumambulatory path beyond this is the stomach, the outer walls of the whole temple complex are the legs and the temple edifice is the feet of the deity.
It is significant that in the texts of the technology of the temple construction, the various parts of the structure are refered to by the names signifying the parts of the human body.
The idol in its essence represents the central inner Reality – Isvra. The outer form is the special aspect of Isvara functioning as the deity. The sanctum sanctorum, the inner circumambulatory passage together represents the ‘Garbam’ – the universal divine substratum with creative will and potential. The outer wall along with the edifice symbolizes ‘Virat’ – the manifested universe.
What we offer...
What impels us to go on a pilgrimage, even when we know that the outer journey is only an analogue of the more important journey through strange psychological realms that we must undertake, to come to terms with ourselves. For the devout, pilgrimages begin in faith. What the pilgrimage does, perhaps, is to slip into your bloodstream an awareness of possibilities that you could never find in the crusted beehive of words. On the pilgrimage, you test yourself and are subtly transformed in the testing. You risk the 'self' you were before you started; move closer to a light that destroys even as it regenerates.
The pilgrimage is a ‘Tirtam’ (blessing).
We offer short Pilgrimages within 100kms of Chidambaram. Choice of Temples to travel will be made based on what the pilgrim would like to do based on our advice.
Our programme caters to a group travel of a minimum or 12 pilgrims at anyone time.
Please mail us for our advice on your pilgrimage to Tamil Nadu. There are many important unspoken temples one must visit due to its historical significance and importance irrespective of the size of the temple, but more for it's importance to be there as a pilgrim.
Please mail us at 'firstname.lastname@example.org' for our assistance on your pilgrimage to Tamil Nadu.