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During this 3-day pilgrimage participants will be hosted under the auspices of Sri Paramanand Ashram in Jhunsi (neighbouring township to Allahabad, India), which is a little over a kilometer away from the holy confluence (prayag-sangam) of Ganga and Yamuna. Most of the hundred resident students between the ages 8 through 18, who practice Vedic whole-brain accelerated learning will greet the 50 pilgrims with Sanskrit peace chants. The pilgrims will accompany monks (including HH Swami Sharadananda and HH Swami Vidyadhishananda) for holy ablutions at the confluence on the full moon morning of 10th February (maghi-purnima). Several chanting sessions by Vedic priests and students, followed by fellowship with monks on 10th and 11th will showcase and highlight a traditional Vedic ashram curriculum to the pilgrims. This ashram is one of the last remaining institutions that practices traditional learning, situated on the banks of river Ganga at the ancient hallowed site of Pratisthānpuri, a place that is mentioned in the time-honoured Vedic Sanskrit texts.