The Importance of Sri Ramakrishna The life and teachings of Sri Ramakrishna have had, and still do have, an enormous impact on spiritual evolution. Even today, people from around the world find inspiration from his example of dedication and take comfort in His universal teachings. In India, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti is celebrated as one of […]
The Devi Mandir was packed with people on Sunday, May 10th to honor our beautiful Mother Shree Maa on Mother’s Day.
It was a day to demonstrate our love for Her. It was a time to say thank you for the special attention She gives to each of us. It was a time to honor Her as the Universal Mother through puja, and …read more
The scenery at the Mandir was perfectly staged for worship — the majestic rolling mountains, the earth coming alive with fresh green grass and spring flowers, the playful deer competing for food, the delightful peacocks always cawing – Maa! Maa! Maa! — indeed, everything reminded me of God.
Alongside of Shree Maa and Swamiji, …read more
(Sanskrit: गणेश, gaṇeśa)
Lord Ganesha is the deity for all new beginnings. He is the divine son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, the Lord of Wisdom, the Lord of the Multitudes, and the Protector at the Door. Without wisdom it will be impossible for any seeker to open the doors to the secrets of enlightenment — Ganesha grants that wisdom.
Ganesh’s head was cut by Shiva’s trishula, as he guarded the entrance to Parvati’s private chamber. Afterwards he was given the head of an elephant, for which he became known as the elephant headed God, Gajanan. When Shiva and Parvati decided to find suitable brides for their sons, Ganesh and Kartikeya argued as to who […]