Tap….Tap….Tap…. was the sound of Swamiji’s walking stick as we sauntered down the cemented sidewalk that runs adjacent to the Ganges River. It was nice to breathe in the fresh air, which gently rolled off the river as if it were blessing us with its darshan. I felt doubly blessed this beautiful morning to also […]
If you have ever had the occasion to listen to the joyous bantering between Swami Satyananda and Swami Ramkripaluji, I am sure you will find our arrival at Swamiji Ramkripaluji’s ashram quite amusing. As we arrive, par for the course, the joyous teasing ensued: So began our delightful stay in Swami Ramkripaluji’s ashram on the […]
There are several other notable temples in the city of Katra and the larger region of Jammu-Kashmir that we simply were not able to visit due to time constraints. But Shree Maa and Swamiji cleverly narrowed down the temple selection to a few quiet temples in which they thought we would be able to worship […]
The next opportunity to worship at the Vaishno Devi Temple came on an early morning excursion. Having experienced such a wonderful Arati on our first visit, we all longed to witness the morning puja and offer our own worship to the Goddess. Shree Maa gleefully sat on her palki and was more than happy to […]
The Shree Maa Asana Sequence is a holistic spiritual practice which creates and maintains a divine vibration and a soothing peacefulness in body, mind, and soul. It is excellent for use as a daily spiritual discipline. Shree Maa’s yoga practice takes four aspects of Yoga – Asana (physical postures), Mantra (chant), Pranayama (breath control), and […]
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Namaste! Shree Maa, Swamiji, and the entire Devi Mandir Family are pleased to invite you to our newest class on the Devi Gita! Join us on the Live Web-Cam every weekday evening at 6:00 pm PST. The Devi Gita is a treasure chest of devotional practices and attitudes which every devotee of the Divine Mother […]
Please note: This video was recorded in the year 2013. As such, the dates and times that Swamiji quotes will not be applicable in later years. However, his suggestions on worship practices are timeless. Please refer to the Devi Mandir Events Calendar for times and dates of specific events. Navaratri is a time to worship […]
As we prepare for Christmas, and the arrival of Jesus, our beloved Shree Maa has given a special sankalpa: to recite the mantra, “I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” This mantra was derived from proclamations found in the Bible, which essentially express the realization that “I am one with God!” […]
In this extraordinary video, Swami Satyanada Saraswati conveys the meaning of the Satya Nārāyaṇa Vrat Puja, which will be performed by devotees around the world each month on the Full Moon day. The word “Satya” means truth and “Nārāyaṇa” is the Manifestation of the All Pervading Consciousness, represented as Lord Vishnu. Maha Vishnu (Maha means […]
Namaste Friends and Family, Blessings for the New Year! On New Year’s Eve, December 31st, we will recite the Chandi Path beginning at 10:00 PM and slay the Great Ego at midnight. The following morning we will sing the Sundar Kanda at 10:30 AM. You are all invited to join the celebrations at the Temple, […]
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Mercury (Sanskrit: बुध, budha) is the planet of communication, organization, and mental dexterity.
As the Emblem of Intelligence, Mercury informs the Sun of current events and offers advice regarding strategy and alliance.
He is the closest planet to the Sun, and the fastest moving, which is indicative of his role as messenger.
This post includes Shree Maa singing the mantra of Budha, the Emblem of Intelligence.