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20th International Yoga festival @ Gandhi Thidal, Beach Road, Puducherry

Karthikeyan : 04-01-2014 to 07-01-2014 : Subhalakshmi Mahal & Gandhi Thidal, Beach Road, Puducherry
: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm   Rs : FREE

Welcome to International Yoga Festival!
     Puducherry- the spiritual land where many Siddhas and Saints attained salvation. In this beautiful and peaceful spiritual land, many research works were done on yoga and two Yoga Institutions of world fame are functioning.
     The Government of Puducherry has been conducting the International Yoga Festival since 1992. After seeing the response and enthusiasm shown by the participants from all over the world and from India, the Government of Puducherry has been conducting the festival regularly every year from 4th to 7th January.
     The Yoga Festival for the year 2014 will be conducted from 4.1.2014 to 7.1.2014 at Pondicherry. The festival starts with registration of delegates on 4th of January 2014 at Subhalakshmi Mahal, M.G. Road, Muthialpet, Puducherry - 03 and there will be an official inauguration followed by a cultural programme on the same day evening at Old Port premises, Beach Road. The programme consists of discourse/workshop on various topics on Yoga, Yogasana Competitions for various age groups of both men and women, Lecture Demonstrations and Cultural Programmes from 5th to 7th January. The final round of Yogasana Competitions and Champion of the Meet is the most interesting part of festival which will be held on 7.1.2014 forenoon and its valedictory & prize distribution function will be held on the same day evening.



Yoga meditation
Yogasana practical
Presentation of papers, discourses & workshops
Yoga Therapy
Yogic food
Yogic music & dance

PROGRAMME -20th International Yoga Festival 2014  

4th January 2014, Saturday

Venue : SUBALAKSHMI MAHAL, M.G..Road, Muthialpet, Puducherry-3.

Time  : 10.00. a.m. to 6.00  p.m.- Registration of Delegates
Venue : GANDHI THIDAL, Puducherry.

6.00 p.m – Inaugural Function
7.30 p.m -Yoga Demonstration by Mr. D. John Peter, Puducherry.  
7.45 p.m – Cultural programme

5th January 2014, Sunday

Venue : SUBALAKSHMI MAHAL, M.G..Road, Muthialpet, Puducherry-3.
Time  : 9.00 a.m.    

Stage -1   Competition for 10-15 years male
Stage -2   Competition for 10-15 years Female

Venue : GANDHI THIDAL, Puducherry.
Time  : 9.30 a.m.

Workshop : Bringing Yoga in Daily life
Time   : 10.30. a.m. Lecture Demonstration

Yoga for Health and wellness
Time   :  11.30a.m - Workshop

Yoga for Diabete

Time : 2.30p.m. – Workshop

Yoga Practices for Women

Venue : GANDHI THIDAL , Puducherry.
Time  :  3.30p.m. - Workshop

Yoga for Cardio Vascular Disorders
Time   : 6.15 p.m. Cultural Programme

Time   : 7.00 p.m. Cultural Programme
6th January 2014, Monday

Venue  : SUBALAKSHMI MAHAL, M.G.Road, Muthailpet, Puducherry -3.
Time   : 10.00 a.m    

Stage- 1 - Male
                 Competition for all age group from 16 -26 to 51 above.
Stage -2 - Female
                 Competition for all age group from 16 – 26 to 51 above.
Time : 06.00 p.m

Written Exam for all age groups Securing  top 10 Ranks in practicals

Venue : GANDHI THIDAL , Puducherry.
Time  : 9.00a.m.  Lecture Demonstration    

Meditation the inner Yoga
Time  : 11.00 a.m. Lecture Demonstration

Yoga and  Daily Life

Time  : 12 Noon Lecture Demonstration

Yogic Relaxation

Lunch Break
Venue : GANDHI THIDAL , Puducherry.
Time : 2.30 p.m - Workshop

Personality Development through Yoga

Time  : 3.30. p.m. – Lecture Demonstration

Yogic Management of Stress

Time  : 5.15. p.m. Best Yoga Demonstration
6.00.p.m. General Cultural Activity
7.30.p.m. Participant”s Cultural Programme

7th January 2014, Tuesday

Venue  :  GANDHI THIDAL, Puducherry.
Time  : 9.30.a.m. to 12.00 noon

Final Round of Yogasana Competition.           
1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.  – Lunch Break-
3.00 p.m  - Selection of Champion of the meet.
5.00 p.m. – Cultural Activities
6.30 p.m. Valedictory & Prize Distribution


For further information, please contact:
Tourism Department,
Government of Puducherry,
Dr. Ambedkar Salai,
Puducherry, India
Tel: +91 413  2358570/76
Tele Fax: +91 413  2358572