This Navaratri we celebrated many special traditions that are unique to the Bengal region of India. This post is an attempt to not only share these special traditions, but also to remember special friends and devotees that Shree Maa and Swamiji hadn’t seen in a long time and to share a few unique moments that […]
Shree Maa’s temple in Yuba City is located at 515 Garden Highway, Yuba City, CA. Please enter through the gates on Bell Avenue. You can also watch us on webcam.
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 […]
Exciting News! Please tune in every morning and evening to join the sankalpa of the Devi Mandir Swamis, LIVE from India! “Our goal is to share our sadhana to empower families, ashrams, and spiritual organizations, to achieve spiritual elevation and financial independence.” ~ Swami Satyananda Saraswati The typical daily schedule is as follows: Swami Satyananda […]
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 […]
Learn to Worship Shiva Listen to Shree Maa Sing to Lord Shiva:
Look! The New York City Ballet visited the Devi Mandir! No! No! Sorry, it must be the Rockettes!
Oh my goodness! Wait a minute — look closer — hmmmm…. on further review it is Shree Maa’s dancers! You know, the Napa Valley Nataraj Academy of Dance!
Wow, thay are good, and it was all captured on video …read more
Learn to Worship GaneshaListen to Shree Maa Sing to Ganesh: