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Revision as of 05:21, 11 October 2019

Introduction

Jyoti Shikha and Yukrand were two magazines published by Osho's people in the late 60s and early 70s to help Osho's work. Mainly they published his words but part of their brief was informing their readers about his upcoming visits to wherever around India, mainly in the north and middle, but occasionally as far south as Madras (Chennai) and east to Calcutta (Kolkata). Sw Satya Anuragi has sent images of relevant pages with info on lots of previously unknown dates to fill in some of the gaps in the Timeline.

Note that occasionally dates may be slightly out of line with previously known events, for example, the camp at Matheran in Mar 1969 is missing the opening night. Most such cases will be deemed as errors, subsequent changes or missing info, but some may lead to corrections. And scheduled events were not infrequently cancelled, never quite becoming actual events.

Some of the places that Osho visited in those days will be unfamiliar to most Western readers. Some were so small that the phone numbers given for contact people had only two digits. (Jabalpur in those days had four-digit phone numbers by way of comparison, Pune five and Mumbai and Delhi six.)

Images for now are not sourced, since the dates are clear enough without that. Chronological order prevails. As some events appear in more than one notice, sometimes with different info, each source image will be noted for each event. "JJK" = Jeevan Jagriti Kendra, Osho's earliest org, with active members in many cities around India. Thumbnails of the source images appear in the gallery at page bottom.

After mid-1971 or so, posted itineraries become sparser, with events spaced further apart. It is actually surprising that they do not become so earlier than that, given the abrupt shift in Osho's touring that happened after the Hindu chauvinist disturbance in Ludhiana in Aug 1970 (see Naye Samaj Ki Khoj ~ 10 for an account of that).

The gap that arose from the near-cessation of touring appears to have been filled by lots of letter-writing, and the arrival of Westerners led to "interviews" and English discourses, plus people taking sannyas as they come to see Osho in Mumbai. The English discourses are not many at first but we have major series of English discourses starting in Feb 1972 with The Ultimate Alchemy, Vol 1. English talks do not get announced in these magazines, so this is another reason for the itineraries' sparseness. What does get announced is almost all long-running multi-volume mega-series plus camps, which are longer than the three-day affairs they mostly were previously.

In any case, notices of upcoming events found in magazines after mid-1971 do not contain any new info, and so they have not been presented here, except for a few samples: an ad-like "Notice" format, a "typical" itinerary, and one in a more "newsy" format.

1966

Dates Details Source Image(s)
15-16 Sep Poona, Hind Vijay Theatre, 9-10 am, sponsored by Poona Jain Mitra Mandal Sep 15 - Oct 25
17-19 Sep Bombay
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17 Sep Bombay, 9 am, Sundar Bhai Hall, Queens Road, organized by Bharat Jain Mitra Mahamandal Bombay Shiksha
"
17 Sep pm Bombay, Gujarati Mandal Hall, Shraddhanand Rd, Vileparle East, organized by Jain Yuvak Mandal
"
18 Sep Bombay, 9 am, Birla Kreeda Kendra, Chowpati, organized by Jain Yuvak Sangh
"
19 Sep Bombay, 8 am, Madhavbaug, CP Tank, organized by Sarvodaya Kendra
"
1-3 Oct Bhilai (no further details, unknown whether MP or CG)
"
23-25 Oct Matheran (MH) camp
"

1967

Dates Place Source Image(s)
5-7 Sep Ahmedabad Sep 5 - Nov 27
6 Sep Sanskarteerth (Ajol) (GJ)
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8 Sep Bombay
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17-20 Sep Kapadvanj, Balasinor & Nadiad (all GJ)
"
30 Sep JJK, Jabalpur, seminar
"
5-6 Oct Dhuliya (MH) (aka Dhule)
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21-23 Oct Matheran, camp
"
27-28 Oct Kheragarh (UP)
"
12-14 Nov Rajkot
"
15 Nov Surendranagar
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25-27 Nov Patna
"
Above dates and places have less information than later ones, even less than previous one for some reason.

1968

Dates Place Event Type Organiser / Contact Source Image(s)
20-23 Jul Indore Satsang Rajamalji Jain, Indore Jul 20 - Nov 30
12-15 Aug Varanasi Satsang Vimala-Nandan Prasad, Varanasi
"
25-27 Aug Ahmedabad Discourses Dheerajlal Shah, Ahmedabad
"
28 Aug Bombay Discourse Parmanandbhai Kapadiya, Bombay
"
17-19 Sep Baroda Satsang Bachubhai Sutariya, Baroda
"
28 Sep - 2 Oct Bombay Gyansatra JJK Bombay
"
5 Oct Jabalpur Discourse Bheekamchand, JJK Jabalpur Oct 5 - Dec 27
13-15 Oct Poona
"
13-15 Oct Navsari (GJ) Satsang Jayantilal Baadsha, Navsari Jul 20 - Nov 30
Clearly the two events above don't work together. Two contributing factors tip the balance toward Pune: There are already two events in Pune on Oct 12 in the Timeline, including an evening event, making it a scramble to get to Navsari for the 13th. And the Pune posting is the more recent of the two, suggesting a more realistic view. The question arises: Did the Oct 12 events replace the 13-15 ones, did they all happen, or maybe a bit of both?

Fitting Pune -- or Navsari! -- in with Amritsar below may also be problematic, unless flying, or Oct 15 cancelled. Or Amritsar cancelled. Its contact info is somewhat vague, and getting from there to Gadarwara will also be problematic. Whatever!

16-19 Oct Amritsar Oct 5 - Dec 27
20-22 Oct Gadarwara Discourse Nemichand Jain, JJK Gadarwara
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30-31 Oct Nargol Workers' meeting JJK Bombay
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1-3 Nov Nargol Camp JJK Bombay both above
9 Nov Jabalpur Discourse JJK Jabalpur Oct 5 - Dec 27
14-17 Nov Delhi Gyan Satra Sevakaramji, Servants of the People Society, New Delhi
"
28-30 Nov Surendranagar Satsang Narottamadas Shah, Surendranagar Jul 20 - Nov 30
28-30 Nov Surendranagar Gyan Satra Narottamdas Jagjeevandas, Surendranagar Oct 5 - Dec 27
30 Nov Amreli (GJ)
"
1-2 Dec Rajkot Gyan Satra
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3 Dec Bombay Discourse JJK Bombay
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7 Dec Jabalpur Discourse JJK Jabalpur
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13-15 Dec Jalandhar Satsang JJK Jalandhar
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25-27 Dec Nagpur Satsang Baba Uttaravarji + Laxmi Narayanji Malani,
JJK Nagpur **
above + Dec 25 1968 - Jan 22 1969
29 Dec Shaheed Smarak Bhavan, Jabalpur Discourse Ajeetkumar, JJK Jabalpur Dec 25 1968 - Jan 22 1969

1969

Dates Place Event Type Organiser / Contact Source Image(s)
6-7 Jan Bombay Discourse Premchand Maheshvari, JJK Bombay Dec 25 1968 - Jan 22 1969 ("CANCELLED") **
7-10 Jan Bangalore Satsang CJ Toliya**, JJK Bangalore above ("CANCELLED") + Jan 7 - Apr 15
11 Jan Bombay Discourse Premchand Maheshvari, JJK Bombay Dec 25 1968 - Jan 22 1969 ("CANCELLED") **
16-21 Jan Amravati (MH) Satsang Arvind Rhavalle, JJK Amravati above + Jan 7 - Apr 15
22 Jan Seoni (MP) Discourse Principal: Polytechnic College, Seoni MP** Dec 25 1968 - Jan 22 1969
30 Jan - 3 Feb Bombay Discourses JJK Bombay Jan 7 - Apr 15
13-15 Feb Bhavnagar Discourses JJK Bombay     "
25-27 Feb Junagarh (GJ) Satsang Maganlal Tanna, JJK Junagarh     "
8-10 Mar Porbandar (GJ) Satsang Dheerubhai Nanji Kalidas, Porbandar     "
15 Mar Jabalpur, Shaheed Smarak Bhavan Discourse Mar 15 - Apr 14
20-22 Mar Poona Satsang Maniklal Bafna, JJK Poona Jan 7 - Apr 15
21-23 Mar Matheran Camp Maniklal Bafna Mar 15 - Apr 14
29 Mar - 1 Apr Patna, World Hindu Religion Conference Discourse     "
At the conference in Patna, Osho debates with the Shankaracharya of Puri and creates an uproar. Lots of stories about this event at Neeten's Osho Source Book, Jabalpur section.
6 Apr Jabalpur, Shaheed Smarak Bhavan Discourse Mar 15 - Apr 14
10-12 Apr Burhanpur (MP) Satsang     "
12-15 Apr Indore Satsang LS Acharya, JJK Indore Jan 7 - Apr 15
13-14 Apr Khandwa (MP) Discourse Mar 15 - Apr 14
23-25 Apr Amritsar Satsang Chamanlalji Agrawal, Amritsar Apr 23 - Jun 6
5-7 May Kolhapur Satsang Harishchandra Mehta, Kolhapur     "
8-9 May Poona Discourses Maniklal Bafna, JJK Poona     "
17-20 May Indore Satsang LS Acharya, sec'y, JJK Indore     "
20-21 May Bhopal Discourses Nirmalji Bhandari, dir Jain Cultural Inst, Bhopal     "
30 May - 2 Jun Cross Maidan, Bombay Discourses sec'y, JJK Bombay     "
3-6 Jun Udaipur Camp Harilalji Kothari, JJK Udaipur     "
19 Jul Bombay Discourse Jul 19 - Sep 1
20-22 Jul Madras Satsang Nanalal Bhatt, JJK Madras     "
27 Jul Shaheed Smarak Bhavan, Jabalpur Discourse Bheekamchand, JJK Jabalpur     "
3-5 Aug Ludhiana Satsang GBS Gill, JJK, Senior Sup't of Police, Ludhiana Aug 3 - Oct 3 /
Jul 19 - Sep 1
14-17 Aug /
14-18 Aug
Baroda Satsang Bachchubhai Sutariya, JJK Baroda /
Bachchu Bhai Sutariya, JJK Baroda
Aug 3 - Oct 3 /
Jul 19 - Sep 1
18-20 Aug Ahmedabad Satsang JM Thakar, JJK Ahmedabad Aug 3 - Oct 3
24 Aug Shaheed Smarak Bhavan, Jabalpur Discourse Bheekamchand, JJK Jabalpur     "
30 Aug - 1 Sep Kanpur Satsang Rajendra Shukla, Nagpur both above
7 Sep Shaheed Smarak, Jabalpur Discourse Bheekamchand, JJK Jabalpur Sep 7 - Oct 31 1969
10-13 Sep Poona Satsang Manik Bafna, JJK Poona Aug 3 - Oct 3 + above
14-15 Sep Bombay Ishwar Bhai, JJK Bombay Sep 7 - Oct 31
16 Sep Delhi Lala Sundarlal, Delhi     "
17-30 Sep Srinagar pravas-yatra Lala Sundarlal Ji, Delhi     "
1-5 Oct Manali pravas-yatra Lala Sundarlal Ji, Delhi     "
18 Sep - 3 Oct Kashmir pravas ** Lala Sundarlal Aug 3 - Oct 3
No "event type" is given for this event in the Aug-Oct itinerary. "Pravas" just means "travel", and when you get down to it, so does "yatra", though with a pilgrimage flavour. So possibly no particular program had been decided yet. "In the event", it became a camp with talks on Mahaveer, and the side-trip to Manali didn't happen.
8 Oct pm Rotary Club, Jabalpur Discourse Rotary Club, Jabalpur Sep 7 - Oct 31
13 Oct Delhi Lala Sundarlal Ji, Delhi     "
14-17 Oct Jalandhar Satsang Omprakash Agrawal, JJK Jalandhar     "
18 Oct Delhi Lala Sundarlal Ji, Delhi     "
25 Oct pm Shaheed Smarak, Jabalpur Discourse Bheekamchand, JJK Jabalpur     "
28-31 Oct Dwarka (GJ) Camp Pushkar Bhai Gokani, JJK Dwarka     "
9-12 Dec 1969 Junagarh (GJ) Camp DHP Shukla, JJK Junagarh Dec 9 1969 - Jan 15 1970
13 Dec Bombay
"
22 Dec Bombay
"
23-26 Dec Ahmedabad Satsang JM Thakar, JJK Ahmedabad
"
27 Dec Bombay
"

1970

Dates Place Event Type Organiser / Contact Source Image(s)
4-6 Jan Akola (MH) Satsang Omkarprasad Mishra, Akola Dec 9 1969 - Jan 15 1970
15 Jan Bombay
"
16-19 Jan Bhavnagar Satsang Veerbhadra Sinha, Bhavnagar Jan 16 - Mar 9
20 Jan Bombay Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay     "
28 Jan Delhi Lala Sundarlalji, JJK Delhi     "
29-31 Jan Amritsar Satsang Chamanlal Agrawal, JJK Amritsar     "
1 Feb Delhi Lala Sundarlalji, JJK Delhi     "
9-12 Feb Kathmandu Satsang (potential) Arun Kumar, Kathmandu     "
21-24 Feb Mahableshwar Camp (potential) Manik Babu Bafna, JJK Poona     "
5 Mar Bombay Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay     "
6-9 Mar Rajkot Satsang R Ambani S Kan, JJK Rajkot     "
10 Mar Bombay Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay     "
15-16 Mar Jabalpur, Shaheed Smarak Bhavan Discourses Bheekam Chand, JJK Jabalpur Mar 15 - Apr 5
20 Mar Delhi Lala Sundarlal Ji, JJK Delhi     "
20-23 Mar Ludhiana Satsang Kapil Mohan, JJK Ludhiana Mar 20 - Jun 6
21-24 Mar Ludhiana Satsang Kapil Mohan, JJK Ludhiana Mar 15 - Apr 5
24 Mar Delhi Lala Sundarlal Ji, JJK Delhi Mar 20 - Jun 6
25 Mar Delhi Lala Sundarlal Ji, JJK Delhi Mar 15 - Apr 5
2-5 Apr Amravati (MH) Satsang SL Srivastava, JJK Amravati both above + Apr 2-26
13-18 Apr Bombay, Cross Maidan Satsang Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay Apr 2-26 + Mar 20 - Jun 6
19 Apr Kolkata Mahaveer Jayanti Celeb /
Discourse
Jug Bhandar Das Jain, Kolkata /
Jain Sabha, Kolkata
Apr 2-26 /
Mar 20 - Jun 6
25-26 Apr Jabalpur, Shaheed Smarak Bhavan Discourses Apr 2-26
7 May Bombay Ishwar Babu, Bombay Mar 20 - Jun 6
17 May Bombay Ishwar Babu, Bombay     "
18-22 May Surat Satsang Chandrakant Patel, Baroda     "
19-20 May Navsari (near Surat) Satsang Kantilal Patel, Navsari May 19 - Jun 5
21-23 May Surat Discourses Nanu Bhai Mayak, Surat     "
23 May Bombay Ishwar Babu, Bombay Mar 20 - Jun 6
24 May Bombay Ishwar Babu, Bombay May 19 - Jun 5
difference between Surat area and Bombay events above suggests adjusted timing for both events, with the later posted timings more likely, ie 19-20 Navsari + 21-23 Surat + 24 Bombay; also 24 Bombay fits with Timeline.
1 Jun Delhi Lala Sundarlal, Delhi Mar 20 - Jun 6
2-5 Jun Amritsar Satsang Chamanlal Agrawal, JJK Amritsar above + May 19 - Jun 5
6 Jun Delhi Lala Sundarlal, Delhi Mar 20 - Jun 6
15 Jun Bombay Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay Jun 15 - Jul 5
16-19 Jun Porbandar (GJ) Discourses Cheenubhai Devani, Porbandar     "
20 Jun Bombay Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay     "
27-28 Jun Jabalpur, Shaheed Smarak Discourses Bheekamchand, JJK Jabalpur     "
1 Jul Bombay, CCI Chambers Happy News! Jul 1 only
translation: "At the request of his devotees and lovers, Acharyashree Rajneesh is moving to Bombay. He will move into his new residence on July 1, 1970 in Bombay. The address is: 27, CCI Chambers, 4 Mala, Dinshaw Vacha Road, Bombay-20". In the event, Osho also gives a talk in the evening on that date, resuming his series Jin Khoja Tin Paiyan (जिन खोजा तिन पाइयां).
1-5 Jul Bombay Camp Ishwar Babu, JJK Bombay Jun 15 - Jul 5
20 Jul Bombay Satsang Ishwar Bhai, JJK Bombay Jul 20-31
28-31 Jul Baroda Discourses Chandrakant Patel, Baroda above + Jul 28 - Aug 18
8-11 Aug Ahmedabad Discourses Jayanti Bhai, JJK Ahmedabad above + Aug 8-24
10 Aug pm All-India Radio Discourse Aug 10 radio notice
12 Aug Bombay Satsang Ishwar Bhai, JJK Bombay Jul 28 - Aug 18 + Aug 8-24
17-18 Aug Bombay Satsang Ishwar Bhai, JJK Bombay
"
19 Aug Delhi ---- Lala Sundarlal, Delhi Aug 8-24
20-23 Aug Ludhiana Discourses Kapil Mohan, Ludhiana     "
24 Aug Delhi ---- Lala Sundarlal, Delhi     "
28-31 Aug Sanskar Teerth, Aajol (GJ) Camp JJK Bombay Aug 28-31 Aajol notice
1-5 Sep Bombay, Shanmukhanand Hall Panch Mahavrat discourses JJK Bombay Sep 1 - Oct 21
1-7 Sep Bombay Paryushan discourses Ishwar Shah, JJK Bombay Sep 1-20
The two discourse series above are of course one, lining up with a series already in the 1970 Timeline. Panch Mahavrat was the theme of the series, while Paryushan is an annual Jain religious observance at this time of year.
10-13 Sep Baroda Satsang / Discourses Chandrakant Patel, Baroda Sep 1-20 / Sep 1 - Oct 21
20 Sep Indore Discourse Rajamal Jain, Indore both above
25 Sep - 5 Oct Kullu-Manali Discourses JJK Bombay Sep 1 - Oct 21 +
Sep 25 - Oct 5
10-13 Oct Poona ---- Manik Bafna, JJK Poona Sep 1-20 + Sep 1 - Oct 21
17 Oct Delhi ---- Lala Sundarlal, Delhi
"
18-21 Oct Jalandhar Discourses Omprakash Agrawal, Jalandhar
"
22 Oct Delhi Lala Sundarlal, Delhi Oct 22 - Dec 22 **
28-31 Oct Gadarwara Satsang JJK Gadarwara     "
3-8 Nov Amritsar Satsang Chamanlal, JJK Amritsar     "
9-14 Nov Bombay, Cross Maidan Discourses JJK Bombay     "
15-21 Nov Kolkata & Jamshedpur Harilal Mehta, Kolkata     "
1-2 Dec Anand (Vallabh Vidhalaya) (GJ) Jayantibhai, JJK Ahmedabad     "
17-22 Dec Gondal & Junagarh (GJ) Jayanti Bahan Shukla, JJK Junagarh     "
How accurate are the three itinerary schedules covering Oct 7 1970 to Mar 15 1971 (two above and the one below)? See discussion.
21-25 Dec Bombay Meditation JJK Bombay Dec 21 1970 - Mar 15 1971

1971

Dates Place Event Type Organiser / Contact Source Image(s)
31 Dec 1970 - 3 Jan 1971 Jalandhar Discourses Omprakash Agrawal, Jalandhar Dec 21 1970 - Mar 15 1971
21-24 Jan Porbandar Discourses Dheerendra Bhai Mehta, Porbandar
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4-7 Feb Indore Discourses Rajamal Jain, Indore
"
18-21 Feb Amravati Discourses SL Srivastava, JJK Amravati
"
3-12 Mar Ahmedabad Geeta Discourses Jayanti Bhai (not named but business address
and phone given), JJK Ahmedabad
Mar 3-31 1971
12-15 Mar Ludhiana Discourses Kapil Mohan, Ludhiana Dec 21 1970 - Mar 15 1971
20-31 Mar Bombay (Cross Maidan) Geeta Discourses JJK Bombay Mar 3-31 1971
18-24 Jun Bombay "Study circle" JJK Bombay Jun 18 - Sep 4 1971
18 Aug - Sep 4 Bombay "Mahaveer-Vani" JJK Bombay
"
Gone is the touring schedule. Meditation Camps and a rare Geeta Darshan series in Poona still appear in "itineraries" but otherwise, Osho is in Bombay. Above two events were also exploring a new format of participation, prepaid "Membership" enabling entry to talks only for members. See discussion for more details.

1972-73

8-16 Jan 1972 Matheran Camp JJK Bombay Jan 8 - Apr 8 1972
31 Mar - 8 Apr Mt Abu Camp JJK Ahmedabad
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16-22 Aug pm
exc Sat-Sun am
Patkar Hall, Bombay 8th Lao Tzu study circle series JJK Bombay Aug 16 1972 - Jan 26 1973
4-21 Sep am Patkar Hall, Bombay "Mahaveer Vani" Paryushan Discourse series
"
13-21 Oct Mt Abu Camp (talks on Adhyatma Upanishad) Sw Satya Bodhisatva, JJK Ahmedabad
"
9-22 Nov pm Cross Maidan, Bombay "Geeta Gyan Yagya"
Adhyaya 11
"
11-20 Dec Anand Shila, Neo-Sannyas World HQ, Bombay Camp Sadhu Ishwar Samarpan, JJK Bombay
"
17-26 Jan 1973 pm Cross Maidan, Bombay "Geeta Gyan Yagya"
Adhyaya 12
"
As it happened, the last three events were all postponed ...
Newsy bit: "The meditation camp which was to have been at Anandshila Ashram in Bombay in Dec (1972) [above] has been postponed until Feb 1973" Nov 25 1972 - Feb 1973
25-26 Nov am
27 Nov - 1 Dec pm
talks on Lao Tzu venue and contact not stated, nor even "Bombay" for that matter. Another "immortal study circle" series
"
11 Dec am Bombay, Woodlands Silent Meditation
"
10-27 Dec Hockey Ground, D Road, Bombay "Geeta Gyan Yagya"
Adhyaya 11
"
Newsy bits, rough translation: "Some seekers who have gone deep into meditation have journeyed abroad to carry Bhagwan Shree's blessings and message. Sw Krishna Saraswati went to Nairobi and Ma Krishna Karuna went to dedicate Samarpan Ashram in New York on Nov 22". See discussion for some notes about this Newsy page.
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