Though the main event in Digboi was our visit to Shree Maa’s school, we still had quite a few more things to do! In the evening, after the program at the school, we went to the local Kali Temple, which Shree Maa often visited when she was young. As we drove there, the traffic seemed […]
In response to a request from devotees, Shree Maa asked Swamiji to translate the Siddha Kunjika Stotram into Bengali. Siddha Kunjika Stotram is the Song which gives the Key to Perfection of the understanding of the Chandi Path, and this recording will be both informative and fun for those who understand Bengali.
We have heard of famous Gurus performing Sadhana, spiritual discipline, for huge lengths of time. I remember reading of some Gurus saying that advanced spiritual aspirants could perform sadhana for eight hours a day. Shree Maa has suggested the same thing before, each day be divided up into three parts, eight for sadhana, eight for […]
I’ve been waiting for the chance to do long asana sadhana with Swamiji for a while, so my excitement at the opportunity propelled me through most of the mental obstacles that tried to stand in my way. The most important thing that I remembered while I was sitting is that all I must do is […]
I performed sadhana for nine days of Navaratri with Swamiji. The first day I sat with Swamiji, I made a deal with my body that we would only sit for six hours, even though I knew Swamiji would be going for eight. I wanted to make sure I didn’t upset my body too much on […]
Sitting in the asana for an extended period of time is a great joy that I have been privileged to receive on a couple of occasions. When I sit for two to three hours, like on our regular weekly Sunday Chandi Paths, there comes a point where there’s an intense pain usually in my foot, […]
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Namaste Friends and Family, Exciting news – Shree Maa, Swamiji, and the Devi Mandir Ashram have moved to Yuba City and the Divine Altar looks fantastic! Pujaris have already begun their daily worship, and Shree Maa and Swamiji are resuming the normal programs on the weekends: Saturday night kirtan at 6:30 pm and Sunday […]
The next temple we visited in Uttarkashi was Kedarnath Mandir (not to be confused with the Jyotir Lingam by the same name, though there is a good reason for the name!) The alley ways to reach the temple were narrow, and only navigable by the smallest of cars (generally they are a place of foot […]
From Haridwar, we traveled to Uttarkashi, where we would make our base camp. Uttarkashi, located in the Himalayas, is further north than Haridwar and Rishikesh. It is a wonderful place to perform sadhana. We used the opportunity to increase the length of our asana by performing Bhagavad Gita and Chandi together each morning, and then […]
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How To Do Japa Mantra Japa is repeating a mantra over and over again to focus the mind on the deity of worship and the meaning of the mantra. This practice calms the mind and awakens the power, or shakti, of the mantra inside of us. For example, Om Namah Shivaya has numerous benefits for […]