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
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The Durga Puja Advanced App is an invaluable reference tool to learn the worship of Goddess Durga. The Advanced Puja is significantly more sophisticated than the original Durga Puja Beginner, adding several viddhis and stotrams, including the Durga Sahasranam. This App guides the spiritual seeker toward union with Durga, the Goddess who takes away confusion, replacing it with stillness and clarity. The Durga Puja Advanced App is recommended for all devotees of Durga, especially for those who wish to keep the Navaratri Vrats.
Aparajita is the form of Goddess Durga which destroys negativity and difficulties. She is the Goddess who cannot be defeated.
Now for the first time, Shree Maa and Swamiji will teach the meaning of this powerful stotram! Watch this delightful online class which includes a printable pdf of the stotram, …read more
Now, for the first time, Swamiji describes the nine forms of the Goddess, how She manifests in our spiritual life, and the worship which brings the attainment of perfection in all endeavors!
These nine forms of Durga describe the different aspects of the Goddess and by chanting the …read more
Do you want to make sure you are getting the most out of your Navaratri worship? Swamiji has shared with us nine amazing ways to make sure we use this special time to its fullest.
This is the place to start if you want to understand the worship of the Divine Mother!
Dissolve into the bliss of Divine Union and open to Goddess Durga’s infinite grace, as Swamiji takes us through an ancient system of worship for Her, with complete instructions on what to do, when, and why. …read more
Through the years, Swami Satyananda Saraswati has facilitated question and answer sessions with devotees from around the world.
In this session, He shares His wisdom …read more
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 […]
On Saturday night during Sharad Navaratri (20th Oct 2012), we had a great satsang with our Pujya Guru Shree Maa. All of us sang ‘Jai Maa Jai Maa’ during evening Aarti accompanied by vibrant percussion along with melodic stringed music. Later we did 15 minutes meditation followed by bhajans led by Shree Maa. A devotee […]
She is the eight forms of wealth; She is the Eleven Relievers from Sufferings; She is the twelve Sons of Enlightenment. She is All Gods who drink the nectar of Devotion and She is those who do not; She is the lowest concerns of the mind, thoughts, confusions, conflicts, good spirits and attainment of perfection. […]