Aradana Holy Land Tours (56th Batch)
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a great privilege given to us by God to visit Holyland through your channel in the 56th Batch. We thank the almighty for giving us this opportunity to visit Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Egypt. The tour has strengthened us spiritually.
Dr. V. Shantan Babu and Family (22nd Batch)
Dear Aradana Holyland Tours and Travels Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a great privilege given to us by God to visit Holyland through your channel in the 22nd Batch. We thank the almighty for giving us this opportunity to visit Jordan, Israel, Palestine and Egypt. The tour has strengthened us spiritually, in addition to witness the historical, archaeological and biblical places of Old and New Testaments. Rev. Dr. Suvartha Raju has made the total group into a single family and encouraged everybody spiritually at every moment, at every place and every day from the beginning to the end of the tour. He never let anyone discouraged in the group. He made every moment excited. He baptised my son, Noah Nischal, in the waters of Jordan River on 19th April. Thanks to Rev. Raju. We were accommodated in three star and five star hotels comfortably. We were served quality food throughout our trip. The guides who followed us all the places were very cooperative and explained us in a very interactive and elaborate manner. We felt very comfortable throughout our journey. Money doesn't matter in this, but we could witness the whole Holyland thoroughly. We wish to travel once again with you. Once again we thank Aradana Tours and Travels. With our best wishes and regards!
Mrs. & Mr. S.B. Subhakar(Retired SBI, Manager) (19th Batch)
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is a great privilege for me to visit Holy Land in the 19th Batch and giving this testimony. It is really great joy and experience to visit the place of promise and hope. We reached Cairo, and experienced the wonderful boat ride on nile river with belli dance and wonderful light show. We saw the well in which the Book of Genesis was found. Very near to that place we saw where Moses was found by Pharaoh daughter. We went to Gaza and saw Pyramids which are part of the seven wonders of the world. We went to Mt.Catherine, where our Lord spoke to Moses from the burning bush and also seen the well where moses met sippora. We passed through the great Egyptian desert, crossing the Suez canal. It was a thrilling experience to take voyage on the sea of Galilee, the sea upon which Jesus once walked. It is an lifetime experience to baptized in the river Jordan. We happened to see the places where our Lord taught His disciples the Lord's prayer, very excited to see the TELUGU language board. We saw the Bethesda, we saw the places where our Lord took the cross on His shoulders went through the streets to Golgotha. We went into the tomb where the body of our Lord was kept. We went to Capernaum, Joppa and the mountain of temptation. We went to the Wailing Wall(western wall only). We went to the tomb of King David. We went to Jericho and saw the tree which ZACARAIAH climbed to see the Lord. We have seen and touched the waters of the Red Sea and taken bath in the Dead Sea. It was a great experience to visit Mt. Nebo where God showed Moses the promised land which he should not enter for disobeying God's command for beating the rock. We also visited Mt. Tabor, the place where the transfiguration of our Lord took place. We went to Nazareth to see the house of Joseph and Mary. We experienced happy ride in Jordan mountainsfrom the entry point. We visited the historical place of AMMAN. We saw the place where the John Baptist was beheaded. I am very thankful to Aradana TV Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Paul Pulla Garu and also the entire Aradana TV team for organizing such a wonderful and blessed tour of the Holy Land through ARADANA CHANNEL. We had good accommodation, guidance and excellent spiritual leadership by the spiritual leader, Rev. Dr. Suvartha Raju Garu. It is a great privilege to reside at Hotel Nativity Bells, adjacent to the birth place of Jesus, Bethlehem. The resort was excellent and the Hotels in Bethlehem and Amman are simply superb. With my best wishes and regards!
Mrs. Mary Grace Florence (18th Batch)
Dear Aradana Channel, Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! It is a great privilege for me to visit Holy Land in the 18th Batch and give testimony in the most precious name of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ. It is really great joy and experience to visit the place of promise and hope. It was a great experience to visit Mt. Nebo where God showed Moses the promised land which he should not enter for disobeying God's command for beating the rock with the staff and also for not glorifying Him. We also visited Mt. Tabor, the place where the transfiguration of our Lord took place. Visiting Cana was a wonderful experience the place where our Lord changed water into wine. We went to Nazareth where we happened to see the house of Joseph and Mary and where the Angel Gabriel talked to Mary when she was drawing water from the fountain. It was a thrilling experience to take voyage on the sea of Galilee, the sea upon which Jesus once walked and I had the opportunity to have Peter's Fish. It is an enriching experience to visit river Jordan, where Jesus was baptized. We happened to see the places where our Lord taught His disciples the Lord's prayer, the place from which He ascent into heaven when the disciples were looking at Him. We saw the Bethesda, the pond where our Lord healed the sick man who was unable to move for 38yrs.We saw the places where our Lord took the cross on His shoulders went through the streets to Golgotha where He was crucified. We went into the tomb where the body of our Lord was kept. We went to Capernaum, Joppa and passed through the mountain of temptation. We went to the Wailing Wall, the only western wall left of the Temple of Jerusalem. We went to the tomb of King David. We went to Jericho and saw the Sycamore tree which Zacchaeus climbed to see the Lord. We also saw the Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. We went to Mt. Horeb, where our Lord spoke to Moses from the burning bush. We passed through the great Egyptian desert, crossing the Suez canal, we reached Cairo. We saw the well in which the Book of Genesis was found. Very near to that place we saw where Moses was found by the daughter of Pharaoh. We went to Gaza and saw Pyramids which are part of the seven wonders of the world. In the night we had our dinner on the river Nile on the deck of the ship. I am very thankful to Aradana TV Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Paul Pulla Garu and also the entire Aradana TV team for organizing such a wonderful and blessed tour of the Holy Land through ARADANA CHANNEL. We had good accommodation, guidance and excellent spiritual leadership by the spiritual leader, Rev. Dr. Suvartha Raju Garu. It is a great privilege to reside at Hotel Nativity Bells, adjacent to the birth place of Jesus, Bethlehem and at Club Hotel Tiberias, adjacent to the sea of Galilee. Personally I suggest that this tour be extended to another 2 or 3 days so that more places can be visited and in detail. It is worth to spend more amount to visit all the Holy places.This excellent tour and unforgettable experience was shared with all my family members, friends & church members. Personally I recommend this tour to all of them. I wish everyone should visit Jerusalem once in their lifetime. A big thank you to all the group members for associating as a family and for all the love and affection in making the Holy Land tour a memorable one. With my best wishes and regards!
Mr. & Mrs. S. Jayaraj and Prameela (18th Batch)
Dear Aradana Channel, We are Mr. & Mrs. S. Jayaraj and Prameela. We are from Anantapur. We joined in the 18th batch for Holy Land tour. Visited all the places, Christ birth place, etc. All the places are worth seeing. We are blessed by participating in this tour. With the help of Aradana Channel we have sufficient facilities where ever we went. Brother Suvartha Raju and other people helped us a lot. We thank you Aradana channel, our team leader and our team-mates. Yours in Christ. Amen!
Mrs. Shivakumari (18th Batch)
Praise the Lord! I am very happy to share my wonderful feelings about the Jerusalem tour. I visited the places where Lord Jesus was present. I felt the graceful feeling that I was with Lord Jesus. I am very grateful that in the belief of God and with the help of my family members encouragement which was given by Lord Jesus only I made to this tour. I wish every human being should trust Lord JESUS and once in their life time should see Jerusalem. I also pray to GOD that the Jerusalem Temple be constructed. God has proved that money is not a barrier to see Him because during this tour I have seen so many poor people come to visit the Holy places where Jesus tread. Within little time and with little amount of money and with full facilities ARADANA HOLY LAND Team helped me to visit each and every holy place, for that I deeply thankful to the ARADANA Channel.
Mr. & Mrs. Charles and Ruth Sarala Benjamin
We (Charles and Ruth Sarala Benjamin) just returned from the Holy Land Trip (15th Batch) and want to take a moment to thank Aradana TV Channel for making it such a worthwhile experience. We know the organizing team had spent considerable time in planning -- and it showed. The tour was excellent; we got connected to Holy Bible very closely. It was a great experience to walk and see the places where our Lord Jesus Christ was born, lived, walked and preached. The guides were well knowledgeable and all the sites, as promised in their itinerary were more or less covered. We and the entire team especially liked our Guide Nabeel in Jerusalem and who mingled as one amongst us in the entire trip of Israel and he really guided us so well and ensured each and everyone's welfare. The arrangement quality was simply superb whether it is a hotel accommodation, food or transport (in some places they tried to accommodate food according to our tastes but one should go prepared and understand the different cultures and be prepared to venture out different cuisines). When a tour is successfully conducted, the credit starts with the planning committee, the team's fine work, excellent planning and realistic scheduling which resulted in an informative and a spiritual growth to each and every member. Our heartfelt thanks to Aradana Holy Land Travel organizers for such an outstanding model and wish them sincerely to follow many more such holy tours in the future too.
Mrs. Prabhavathi, Manager, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
PRAISE THE LORD It is a great privilege for me to visit Holy Land in the 15th Batch and give testimony in the most precious name of our Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ My beloved mother and sister prayed and encouraged me to visit Holy Land. Miraculously god takes me to Holy Land through Aradana Tour. Its a really great joy and experience which I cannot forget in my life. It was beyond my imagination and above my expectations. It has been a very special spiritual blessing and also loads of fun in each and every place we visited. There was never a dull moment. While travelling also we sang a songs, praised and worshiped the Lord our God. I had a wonderful experience with awesome, beautiful and loving people especially Sis. Amshumathi Mary. She was my room mate. Every day morning we surrendered our body,soul & spirit to our Lord and started our journey. Sis. Amshumathi Mary explained the importance of places and its history. I am very grateful to Bro.Samson David who accompanied with us for all support,care, patience showed to me. The accommodation and food arrangements are very good and we enjoyed a lot having Peter Fish. This excellent tour and unforgettable experience was shared with all my family members,friends & colleagues. Personally I recommend this tour to all of them. I pray God Almighty for giving necessary strength and support for the people (believers) desiring to visit the Holy Land. A big thank you to all the group members for associating as a family and for all the love and affection in making the Holy Land tour a memorable one. I personally appreciate Aradana Holy Land tour Management for their meticulous arrangements fulfilling dreams of many individuals. With my best wishes and regards. Prabhavathi, Manager, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
I am Karra Danamma, have returned safely from Holyland tour. It's been an unexpected great dream come true of God's blessings giving me a choice of visiting and walking on the foot steps of holy God and to stand witness to God's work along with a few blessed chosen ones through very concerned Aradana holyland TV team organisers.
Though 65 years old with aged health ailments and so many obstacles,God has given me an opportunity to see all continuously read Biblical places with courage, thereby keeping me closer to his presence and to proclaim his glory.
I pray that Such kind of blessing be showered on all people.
Mrs Challappa Rajeswari, W/O Mr S Challappa (Retd IAS).
A brief feedback on my Holyland tour..... The Holyland tour is I believe, to relive and experience history by Christians. It is a place of promise and hope. It is the land of God’s people.... A setting rich in history, divine, redemption, stunning, victory, crushing defeat and wonderous re-birth. It is the land of Jesus nativity, life, death and resurrection.Places come to life.... the deeply revered places of worship.... the garden tomb where Christ was buried and rose three days later. It is a faith impacting destination. Most evangelical, church going Christians will find the Holy Land experience, with all its evangelistic sites, quite inspirational. It is unashamedly Christian. I am not sure how it will appeal to infrequent church goers. To me the highlight of the tour was the dramatic sandstone and granite rockfaces cut into a breathtaking span of sunbaked desert. God’s majesty and wonder is reflected in the vast expance of the surroundings, as seen in our drive to Egypt. Man appears the most insignificant in comparison to the beauty band grandeour of the Senai desert. The place leaves you speechless!! “Aradana” has done a very well planned job in conducting this tour. Here, I, would suggest, that you reflect on the word “tour” in comparison to the word “pilgrimage”. By “tour” it leaves an option to include non–christians who want to experience this journey. “Pilgrimage” tends to have only “Bible thumping, trance going, talking in tongues at the drop of the hat , fainting” and leaving a novice totally bewildered. I feel 9 days is too short for this tour, considering the fact that most people undertaking this tour are senior citizens. It is HECTIC. Arrangements were perfect and comfortable. I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to Samson ever calm, unruffled, who took great care of the minute needs of everyone. It would need the patience of a saint to attend to the diverse needs of our motley crowd. Chitti, our photographer, not only did his job but attended the needs of the elderly. I am grateful to be a part of this tour at such short notice, and I thank everyone who helped make it a success.
Mrs Indrani Surender
PRAISE THE LORD.......... I always had the desire TO VISIT the holy land. At home my husband was little against but god has listened to my prayers and i am in batch 10 to visit the holyplaces. I had a wonderful experience, the place was awesome, beautiful and loving people especially giving me two sisters ( Lakshmi & Joy). We really thank ARADANA TV for all the support and care they have showed on the trip to us. My wishes to Brother Samson & Brother David for his kind co-operation and patience for explaining each and everything ,that was so clear in understanding the places which we had imagined in the BIBLE. The food and the arrangements was good and we enjoyed a lot having peter fish. My sincere thanks to ARADANA TV for showing all the places and for all the arrangements and the care they have taken with so much dedication.
Ms Bhulakshmi. K
Heartiest Greetings in the name of our Lord JESUS CHRIST. The whole team(10th) batch is blessed by our saviour for all his merciful blessings showered upon us . My grandmother has faith in Lord Jesus Christ as she would see the light of the Lord in her room( in our house) and i would be very much against her in all the times. But the day came where i also had believed my grandmother words, because i can shout and say yes i had peace after i had trusted my saviour and from that day i was praying for this tour. But suddenly he made my hand through Aradhana email and it has happened for me in the 10th batch of 2013. IS IT NOT A MIRACLE. I am very lucky and really thankful to ARADHANA Team especially our SAMSON brotherfor such a wonderful tour to Holy Land. We also thank the team for asking Mr.David brother to come along with us who had really cared for all of us with his prayers. We thank him for all of his kindness We were very happy for all the 10 days of our tour with all good facilities and also thank god to give us new friends (sisters like Indrani and Joy) and to cherish with all their blessings. In my words i can say is, i just forgot my hometown. As all our interactions with eachother sometimes accompanied by true emotions, but most of the times with lots of laughter and fun. Never a dull moment! It is a very unforgettable incidence just say a miracle in our life to visit all the footsteps of our lord Jesus Christ. We also shed tears when we came across the stations through which our LORD – SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST was taken with his bear foot and thorn crown shedding his blood for all our sins. Coming to our tour guide, Mr.Nabil brother, was so kind enough to explain and be with us from morning to night. Wonderful guide given by Aradhana team. We also want to visit other holylands of our Lord and I really wish to be again with the team from Aradhana Group for anyother holyland tours. With all my best wishes to ARADHANA GROUP.
Mr. Ratnam Raju Naguru & Family
Greetings in the name of our savior Lord Jesus Christ. We thank our lord his love shown to us to visit the Holy Land without any inconvenience. It was our dream to see all the places were he stepped. We were praying for it but his will to take us on Feb-2013, through ARADANA TV CHANNEL. We are very thankful to ARADANA Group for organizing such a wonder full blessed tour of Holy Land through ARADANA CHANNEL. We also thanks to Bro. Somson David and Sis. Sabitha Glory who cared for us. We were very Happy and satisfied in all 10 days of our tour, We really liked the efficient management at immigration checkpoints, we had good accommodation, guidance and excellent spiritual leadership by Pastor David Prasanna Kumar Mende garu we liked every morning and evening prayer sessions relevant scripture reading at Pilgrims places. It was a really great & joyful experience which we cannot forget in our life time. Aradana Holy Land Team they made our dream come true.
Sis. Kripalini Swarnalatha & Sagnala Raju, London - United Kingdom.
We really liked the efficient management at immigration check points. We had good coaches, food, hotels and accommodation. We admire excellent leadership by the spiritual leader, Rev. Suvartha Raju garu. We liked morning and evening Bible and prayer sessions, relevant scripture reading at pilgrim places and his excellent people management skills. Personally we would recommend this tour to any one we know. We already recommended to my Telugu Church in London. Our pastor Jabez David told us to find out about the package. He wants the trip to be exclusively for the group from England. On the whole we personally appreciate Aradana Holyland tours Management for their successful arrangements fulfilling dreams of many individuals.
Sis. Mary & Bro. Raju (Narne Family), United Kingdom.
Greetings in the most precious name of our dear Lord Jesus Christ! I appreciate all the help provided by Aradana TV team. Firstly, I would like to thank Bro. Paul Pulla for efficiently organising the tour. Our special thanks to our tour director and spiritual leader, Rev. Dr. Suvartha Raju. It has been a very special blessing spiritually and also loads of fun. Thirdly, I would like to thank our tour manager, Bro. Samson who had to play the dual role of managing the group and also filming the precious moments of our tour. A big thank you to all the group for being as a family and for all the love and affection. Miss you all....
Bro. Gongati George & Sis. Bhushana Prabhavathy, Bestawarapeta, Prakasam Dist.
Greetings in the name of our Saviour Lord JESUS CHRIST. We praised God for all his mercy and blessings showered upon us during our tour. First of all we thank our Lord for his love shown to us to visit the Holy Land without any inconveniences. It was our dream since from many years to see all the places where He stepped. We were praying for it. But his will to take us was in 2012, through Aradana tour. We are very thankful to you for organizing such a beautiful, blissful and a blessing tour of Holy Land through Aradana channel. We also thank all the staff who cared for us.We were very happy and satisfied to the superlative in all the 10 days of our tour. All the facilities provided to us were superb. Its really a great joy and experience which we cannot forget in our life. Especially under the guidance of Mr. Paul and the fellowship of Christian brothers and sisters. We thank all our tour members who helped us.Our special thanks to Mr. Raja, Pastor Suresh, and other youth who helped us a lot. We thank Bro. Solomon for his kind co- ordination and encouragement regarding. Hope we can meet again according to his will if possible. May God shower his blessings abundantly to your family and also to Aradana channel to be a great blessing not only for the Christian community, but also to everyone. Wish Best Wishes to Aradana TV.
Sis. Rajani, Guntur.
Dear Paul & Team Aradana TV, First of all we would like to thank you and the team Aradana TV for organizing such a wonderful tour. My dad and myself thoroughly enjoyed the tour from the start to finish. I know I have given many testimonials while on the tour, but the fantastic experience that we had makes me write this email and thank you and team once again. Our tour went off flawlessly just as planned from quarter a world away, with such huge group we done it all and nothing was cut from programme. It was beyond my expectations from Aradana TV in terms of service which was very personalized, high level of hospitality and caring, tour guides being very knowledgeable and related the biblical events to the locations/historical sites, drivers who made us feel safe and very helpful, accomodation that was just perfect, information which was apt and timely,air travel and the airlines processes was made easy and comfortable to the group. This excellent tour and unforgettable experience was shared with all our friends, colleagues, family and also recommended this tour and your service. Given the group size and unique nature of this tour what has been achieved in terms of customer management and 100% repatriation is quite remarkable. I'm sure this was possible due to your commendable planning, extensive hard work and team collaboration of Aradana TV and the business partnerships. Thank you to the team Aradhana TV for making this tour one of the best I have ever had. I would highly recommend this tour particularly to experience Aradhana TV service. Paul I'm overwhelmed by your kindness, humbleness, humouristic ways of guiding us around the holy land. For us being Hindus and having very vague idea about the Biblical events, you were able to shine a true light on every prespective. There are many things we have learned along the way. You took personal care and invested your time to make us understand the events and relate to the sites. Your interactions with us sometimes accompanied by true emotions, but most of the times with lots of laughter and fun. Never a dull moment!....Never felt out-of-place or odd-man-out!....thank you for everything. I'm glad and more than happy to know you as a person and deeply admire your personality. I wish and pray god give you more energy, blessings in abundance to fufill all your ambitions and make the vision of organizing a tour with a group size which is an aircraft full and receive more soul satifying testimonials. Once again thanks Paul and team Aradana TV.
Bro. John Prashanth Ravula
Praise the Lord. Thank you so much for all your help extended to us towards our Holyland Trip. We had a wonderful Holy Land tour that was organized by Aradhana TV. The entire tour is so will organized that there was no hassle at any point of time. The logistics, hotels, food & buses were excellent. Tour guide, especially Bro. Redwan was amazing. Special thanks to Bro. Suvartha Raju who literally stole our hearts with his high energy levels both spiritually and physically. We really got more value for what we paid. May God Bless you.
Bro. Danasiri Chandrasaker, Hyderabad
I am extremely happy and over whelmed by the Privilege God has given me to visit Holy land. I thank Aradana Holy land tours Team and congratulate them for making this trip a big success. Indeed its a blessed opportunity for me that I walked where Jesus walked and performed miracles. I appreciate the Professionalism shown by Aradana Team while conducting this tour. The Amount what we have spent was worth and well organised. All the members of the group were like a family and enjoyed each others company. Its a blessed feeling altogether and a life changing experience. I once again congratulate Aradana for their efforts shown towards Christian community. Best Regards to Aradana TV.
I. E. Jeevan Kumar & I. Anita Rose, Hyderabad
Me and My wife are privileged to be the part of Aradana Holy Land Tour. We enjoyed a lot and eye-witnessed the historical places which we have read in the bible. In guidance of Rev.Dr. Suvartha Raju we were explained every thing very clearly and coming to the food & accommodation they treated us in 4 star hotels, resorts we are very much thankful to Aradana Holy Land Team they made our dream come true. Best Regards to Aradana TV.
Mr. Seelam Vijay Kumar and his Mother, Nandyal
It gives me immense pleasure and joy to share my experiences about our holy land tour with ARADANA channel (Batch- 3) in the month of March-2012.
Since 2010, my mother Smt.Suseelamma had intense desire of visiting holy land. I applied for her passport and started the enquiry about the various agencies offering holyland tours and shortlisted on ARADANA and SUBHAVAARTHA. After speaking to the representatives, I zeroed -in -on ARADANA as my tour operator and my belief dint go wrong. Icing on the cake was when we learnt that Rev.Suvartha Raju will be our tour leader.
Our tour was planned to takeoff on 21st Mar early morning and we got well in advance instructions from the Aradana staff about the different guidelines and precautionary measures to be followed during the travel. We started our tour with Egypt and landed in Alexandria( second biggest city in Egypt) after nearly seven hours journey with a transit stop at Sharjah. We met our tour guide Mr.Zizo there. After brief introducton , we boarded the luxurious volvo bus and started for Cairo which is 250 km away. We reached Cairo, had lunch at an Indian restaurant and started for a cruise on nile river.it was a beautiful experience to see the city of Cairo in lights. we finished our dinner on-board and reached our Hotel Horizon Pyramids which was simply awesome in terms of its ambience.
Next day morning everyone of us got ready by 8 AM as per the instructions .finished our breakfast, and straight away headed for Cairo national museum. mid way, we passed through TEHRIR SQUARE which was the epicentre of recent political turmoil.Museum showcases the ancient civilization of Egypt which is one of the earliest civilizations in the world. After Museum we headed for old city of Cairo, and saw the following places.
1. House where Jesus Christ lived for 3 years during his childhood-converted to Church
2. House where Moses lived
3. St.Barbara's basillica.
After lunch, we went to Giza and saw Pyramids which are part of the seven wonders of the world.we had a group photo there.we started to St.Catherine which is in Sinai peninsula.Midway passed through SUEZ canal which formed a connecting link between east and west for trade and commerce.Reached St.Catherine by midnight and stayed in resort by name "Morgen Land".
Got up by 9 and finished our breakfast and started for Mt.Sinai.we have seen 1.Moses well, 2.St.Catherine Basilica,3.Burning bush of Moses.We started to Israel by bus and stopped at resort called "Elaria Nuweria" for lunch. after lunch again started for TOBA border and travelled along the coast of RED SEA for nearly 30KM which was a beautiful experience.Reached TOBA ,said good bye to Zizo and his team and entered into the holy land of Israel after immigration processes were done. by the time we reached the other side of the border ,our guide Mr.Ramzi was waiting for us .we boarded the bus and headed for Bethlehem passing through EILAT city .Reached Bethlehem by midnight and stayed in a hotel called " LA FONTANA DE MARIA".
C. Syambabu and Krishna Kumari, Eluru
My self (C. Syambabu) and my wife (Mrs. Kumar) from Eluru, West Godavari participated in the 4th batch of Holy Land Tours along with 52 others, organized by Aradana T.V. It was my long desire to visit holy places since two years. One day when I saw an AD on Aradana T.V. we were very much delighted and immediately contacted the concerned persons and reserved our seats. It is pleasure and blessing to us to go along with Dr. Rev. Suvartha Raju garu. He explained in detail about all the Holy places. Particularly when we gathered and prayed with spirit at the place "Last Supper and the descent of Holy Spirit upon the Apostles on Pentecost"...My self and my wife wept and prayed and a great spirit touched our souls. Moved by this experience my wife took Baptism in the Jordam River. She had no baptism since a long time. We feel it is a great blessing for us to visit the Holy Places to re-dedicate our Faith and also to give testimony to many others. Thanks to Aradanta T.V...Paul Pulla garu and also the entire Aradana T.V. team for arranging such a memorable and blessing tour.
D. K. Jayanthi Rani, K. V. Teacher, Secunderabad.
I would like to share my blessed experiences at the Holy Land 5th batch from 30th May to 9th June 2012. Holy Land refers to Kingdom of Palestine . Jerusalem means 'HOLY LAND' . I and my mother had gone on the trip.She is aged about 68 years and was walking like a deer with all her knee problems.The most blessed and spiritual enriching experience was the Baptism at the Jordan river, watching the burning bush, the wailing wall,Dead sea floating,jesus crucification site etc. In one word we can say that "HOLY LAND TOUR IS A WALKING AND A TALKING ENCYCLOPAEDIA" So I would conclude by repeating please take out you time and spend it for you precious life time goal which is to gain 'SALVATION" of the coming Lord, which would be a blessing to you and your family members. Coming summer vacation my whole family is planning to visit the HOLY LAND. THANK U FOR GOING THROUGH MY REFLECTIONS ON HOLY LAND TRIP.
Prashant Malaydodi, Hyderabad.
It was a Lifetime experience I had on the HolyLAnd tour thanks to Aradana TV. All the holyland places are covered in the tour including the Garden Tomb. The whole tour makes you enriched with its divinity. The tour is incomplete without Rev. Suvartha Raju as he adds a lot of value to the tour by expalning the importance of the place and its history in our spiritual lives. So be prepared to be a part of Aradana TV family with its HolyLand Tours!!
K. P. Suhasini, Retired English Lecturer, Government Arts College, Kadapa.
I have visited Holy Land through Aradana Channel in it's fifth trip of 53 members. Visiting the Holy Land is a dream come true for me.To be able to walk in Jesus' Footsteps and pray where Jesus prayed is awe inspiring. After the visit to Holy Land I can just say you'll never be the same.It was a personally transforming experience. It was Amazing..,Transforming..,Inspiring... Its hard for me to put into words the experience I had. We visited so many amazing places and were welcomed warmly. Reflecting on my time there ,a few vivid memories come to mind.I felt the gentle waves beneath me as I sailed on the Sea Of Galilee - The sea upon which Jesus once walked and I had the opportunity to have Peter's Fish. I also had the opportunity to walk in His footsteps at the Temple steps. The Bible came alive for me like never before during the trip. I have heard stories about the places where Jesus taught,where He performed miracles,where He lived and died.But now I can so clearly see these places in my mind as I read my Bible ,it is simply amazing. First let me point out that personally I believe that the Holy Land of Israel is perhaps the deepest, most spiritual and physical foundational place.And without question, the Holy Land of Israel is one of the most fascinating places that one could ever hope to visit within their lifetime.This is why places like Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth are constantly being spoken about in many different languages and tongues.The visit to Holy Land is a life changing event. My faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is greatly enhanced after this trip. I would have to admit that there's something authentic and so real, when it comes to God's sacred Holy Land. These types of feelings while we were touring and exploring this great land, and it's moments like these that provide a particular kind of eventful and personal experience that brought my faith to the highest of levels. Personally I believe that nothing compares to a visit in the Garden of Gethsemane. It would be hard for one to be able to look past Gethsemane's ancient old huge olive trees and flowerful and blossoming vivid garden floor. Just by one knowing that Jesus Christ had prayed in agony at this particular garden, presents a different type of experience that just feels so real and personal. If I had to express in one word how I feel coming back from the trip is "BLESSED".I am blessed to have had the opportunity to visit,to be truly transformed in my faith and in who I am.I know that I am forever changed as a result of this trip and will never be the same.It's a blessing every Christian should be fortunate enough to experience! We felt perfectly safe and well and truly welcomed wherever we went. Our guide Rev.Dr.Suvartha Raju was outstanding, his knowledge of The Bible was excellent and brought the Bible alive. I Thank Aradana TV Channel and it's Managing Director Dr.Pulla Devapriyam for arranging such a well planned trip and for giving us a deeply enriching experience.I would also like to thank Aradana Channel Staff especially Samson and Sabitha for their kind help and co-operation.
J. C. Ellis & Esther Chandrika, Hyderabad.
Greeting in the name of the almighty... As per the will of GOD, I always had the desire of visiting the holy land, I and my wife had a wonderful experience, the place was awesome, beautiful and loving people, we really thank ARADANA TV for all the support and care they have showed on the trip to us. My regards to Rev, Dr.Suvaartha Raju for his kind co-operation and patience for explaining each and everything ,that was so clear in understanding the places which we had imagined in the BIBLE. The food and the arrangements was good and satisfactory. My sincere thanks to Bro. Samson David, Sabitha Glory and ARADANA TV for showing all the places and for all the arrangements and the care they have taken with so much dedication.
D Soma Sundara Rao, Asst. Professor in English(Retd.),, Patamatalanka, Vijayawada.
Praise the Lord!! Warm and hearty greetings in the Precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus of Nazareth.It gives me immense pleasure to share my unforgettable and ever memorable experiences during my Holy Land tour organized by ARADANA TV Holy Land Tour division to Jordon, Palestine, Israel and Egypt. At first, I thank God for showering His grace in abundance on me to take up the spiritual journey to the Holy Land. I also thank the management, ARADANA TV for providing me this memorable opportunity. We were of the 5th batch from ARADANA TV and it lasted for 9 days(i.e. 31/5/2012 - 9/6/2012). We were 53 members in the team headed by Rev. Suvaratha Raju and Mr. Samson David, the manager. Bro.Paul Pulla, the Director himself came to the international airport to greet us and to give us a warm farewell along with some of the members of the ARADANA TV. Rev. Dr. Suvartha Raju, who was our leader, prayed for us and we boarded the flight to Sharjha and from there to Aman, the capital of Jordon. We were given very good accommodation wherever we went with all the hospitality providing sumptuous food in the hotels. They also provided us well experienced guides to take us to different holy places in Jordon, Israel, Palestine and Egypt. It was really a heart moving spiritual journey. Rev. Dr. Suvaratha Raju was an asset for us to preach and to lead spiritually. Our days work used to start with prayer, singing songs and the sermon by Rev. Dr. Suvaratha Raju every day at 6 AM and it lasted for 45min. Then we had breakfast and would go to the Holy places praising God and singing songs. Our guides used to explain everything in detail and it was translated by Rev, Dr. Suvartha Raju. He himself used to explain us from the scriptures according to the context. Our days journey would be completed with the preaching and the prayer after taking dinner by Dr. Suvartha Raju. Wherever we went, we prayed to the Lord, thanking Him for taking us to such Holy places.We visited Mt. Nebo where God showed Moses the promised land which he should not enter for disobeying God's command for beating the rock with the staff and also for not glorifying Him. Later we went to Mt. Tabor, the place where the transfiguration of our Lord took place in the presence of Peter, James and John. From there we went to Nazareth where we happened to see the house of Joseph and Mary and where the Angel Gabriel talked to Mary when she was drawing water from the fountain. Visiting Cana was a thrilling experience and for seeing the place where our Lord changed water into wine in the marriage of Cana. We humbly worshiped our Lord praising Him and praying. We stayed in Bethlehem for 3 days and it exited me for staying in the place where our Lord was born. We offered our prayers with all the devotion. We visited Mt. Olive where our Lord used to pray. We happened to see the places where our Lord taught His disciples the Lord's prayer, the place from which He ascent into heaven when the disciples were looking at Him. Visiting Jerusalem, which was also known as Mt. Zion, was also a thrilling experience. We saw the Batastha, the pond where our Lord healed the sick man who was unable to move for 38yrs. We saw the places where our Lord took the cross on His shoulders went through the streets to Golgotha where He was crucified. We went into the tomb where the body of our Lord was kept.Our hearts filled with sadness and tears gushed out recollecting the pain and suffering the Lord was subjected to. We went to the house of Pilot where our Lord was judged and was thrown into the pit and also the place where Peter rejected our Lord for 3 times when questioned whether he was Christ's disciple. We visited the place where our Lord took the Last supper with His disciples. It was also the same place where the Holy Spirit came over the disciples on the day of Pentecost as mentioned in Acts 2nd chapter. We offered our prayer with humble devotion and we were touched by the Holy Spirit while praying. From there we went to the tomb of King David. Later we went to the Wailing Wall, the only western wall left of the Temple of Jerusalem. We offered our prayers there too. We visited the Sea of Galilee where our Lord met Peter while he was catching fish. We saw the place where our Lord spoke on the Mt. of Sermon which was mentioned in 5, 6, 7 chapters of St. Mathew. We took a voyage on the sea of Galilee. Later we went to Capernaum, Joppa, and other important Holy places remembering all other incidents. We passed through the mountain of temptation. From there we went to Jericho and saw the Sycamore tree which Zacchaeus climbed to see the Lord. We also saw the Mediterranean sea, the red sea and the dead sea. We went to Mt. Horeb, where our Lord spoke to Moses from the burning bush. As it was a Holy place, we silently offered our prayers. Later we passed through the great Egyptian desert, crossing the Suez canal, we reached Cairo. In Cairo, we visited the place where our Lord stayed in a house on the bank of the river Nile, when Joseph was instructed by the Angel to take Him to Egypt to escape from the killing of King Herod. Near by the house, there was a well in which the Book of Genesis was found. Very near to that place we saw where Moses was found by the daughter of Pharaoh. In Cairo, we also visited the museum and had seen the mummies.We went to Gaza and saw the pyramids and Spinx. In the night we had our dinner on the river Nile on the deck of the ship. It was also another wonderful experience. On the 8th morning, we went to Alexandria airport and flew back to Sharjha and to Hyderabad. I thank the Lord for bringing us back safely to our place without any problem and in good health.