Ramakrishna: The Nectar of Eternal Bliss, Ch. 1: How Can She Stay Away? Class 2: Ch. 1, p.28 Video 28:13-30:27 Call, oh my mind, with a real cry. If you do, can the Divine Mother, Kali, stay far away? How will She stay far away from a true devotee? How can She stay away […]
Bangalore, known locally as Bangaluru, would be the final destination of Shree Maa and Swamiji’s Yatra (pilgrimage) around India before returning to the US. While in Bangalore we stayed at the home of Srini and Ramya, two long time devotees of Shree Maa and Swamiji. Srini and Ramya are professors at IIMB (Indian Institute of […]
From the beautiful Nilgiri hills we traveled to Mysore, known locally as Mysuru. There we stayed at Shiva Shailam, a temple complex constructed by Rishi and Narendra, who are father and son. It is located outside of the main city of Mysore in a rural area. The temple grounds and the Mandirs located on it […]
Swamiji asked me, Cidatmananda, to write about the beautiful experience of walking through a South Indian subtropical forest to a small Shiva temple on top of a hill. This quaint temple is located just outside of Ooty, in the Nilgiri Hills. This adventure made a deep impression on me, with both its scenic beauty and […]
From Mumbai we came to Coimbatore, in the state of Tamil Nadu in the far south of India. Coimbatore would be a temporary stopping point for us on our way to the Nilgiri hills, just an hour or so away. The place where we stopped in Coimbatore was the home of Vasant and her family, […]
We would be in Mumbai for a few days before traveling to Coimbatore, located in the state of Tamil Nadu, in the far south of India. When we were previously in Mumbai a devotee named Pradeepta had invited us to visit his home. Shree Maa and Swamiji accepted the invitation and after our return from […]
When our stay in Sahapur was complete, we made our way to Nashik. It would again be a short stay, arriving around noon and departing the next day.
From Assam, we returned to New Delhi. We arrived in the night, and had a flight to Mumbai in the morning. We were now leaving from North India and going progressively southward. Our initial stay in Mumbai was also just a short pit stop, arriving midday and leaving before noon the day after. However, that […]
We returned from Uttarkashi to New Delhi for the celebration of Kali Puja and Diwali. Diwali is the festival of lights, commemorating the return of Ram to Ayodhya. The night before the festival of lights, we worship Kali, the remover of darkness. In the worship of the Nava Durgas (the nine relievers of difficulties), Kala […]
Birthday celebrations are special, but could it be more special than getting the opportunity to do a padya puja to Shree Maa, cutting the cake with the Devi Mandir family, having Swamiji chant mantras, and receiving the Divine Mother’s blessing all at once? I don’t think it could get any better than this!! My name […]
Learn how to improve your entire digestive tract and stimulate the organs of the body with this next yoga posture in Shree Maa’s yoga series.
The Dhanurasana is a very powerful posture that stretches and strengthens the back, shoulders, and hips. Practice daily and create a great energy throughout your body! …read more
The weather in Uttarkashi was still a little warm for the long sadhana we were trying to perform, so we decided to return to Gangotri for cooler weather. During our first visit to Gangotri, we stayed at the Ishvashyam Ashram which is located on the side of the Ganges where the sannyasis live and where […]
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