The collectives of the UK, Ukraine, Israel, Greece and North America are blessed
to invite the World Collective to the most joyous occasion of the International
Navaratri Puja in New York. The Puja will be held at the Nevele Grande, a resort
hotel in Ellenville, New York, in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains.
The puja seminar will take place from Friday, October 10th through Sunday,
October 12th. During the puja weekend, the host countries will offer entertainment
programs on Friday and Saturday evenings. Shri Mataji will be attending on Friday
evening and on Sunday for the puja. In addition, there will various events such
as Sahaja Yoga workshops, and children's activities during the weekend.
Just like previous pujas, there is an informative web site with many kinds
of useful information about Navaratri Puja 2003. Please access this website
to make arrangements to do with arrival and transportation. The address is
Please register collectively by country or by North American center before the
The Sahaja Yogis will have an entire building at the hotel dedicated to our
group. Registration will be done directly at the Sahaja Yoga group registration
desk, NOT with the hotel. Please do not call the hotel to reserve a room. We
will stay in hotel rooms with two large beds, four or five yogis to each room.
Cots can be arranged, but it would be advisable to bring a sleeping bag.
The programs and Puja will be held in the main building at the Nevele in their
There will be a coffee shop at the resort for purchasing snacks as needed,
and meals will be served in the hotel dining room.
People arriving early will be able to stay at the Nevele on Wednesday and/or
Thursday night. The puja registration fee will not cover these days, so there
will be an additional fee which we expect will be about $60 per person per day
including meals, based on four or five people per room.
Transportation will be available beginning on Thursday. For this puja, there
will be an additional cost of $30 to travel from the airport to the hotel and
$20 - $30 to return from the hotel to the airport. Please access the website
for detailed transportation information and sign up. Please register as soon
as possible to ensure pickups at the three New York area airports.