The celebration of Shivaratri at the Devi Mandir is unparalleled and 2015 was simply outstanding!
We demonstrated our love and devotion for Lord Shiva all night long through song, dance, homa, and puja. We wanted to share this spectacular event simply with pictures. Check it out! …read more
A great way to learn the Shiva Puja is to watch, learn, and practice right alongside the Guru. Shree Maa and Swamiji have graciously given us the opportunity to do just that!
Watch this instructional video, glance through the photos, and practice right along with them! …read more
Prepare yourself for Maha Shivaratri by watching our free online class: Shiva Puja and Advanced Yajna!
Swamiji will show us the path to Lord Shiva’s infinite compassion as he walks us through the methodology of the puja, from a beginners practice all the way to the advanced. He also teaches, step by step, how to do the yajna (fire ceremony).
You won’t want to miss this one! …read more
The greatest celebration for Lord Shiva is at the end of the Lunar month of Magh on the 13th night/14th day of the dark fortnight (usually in February or March). It is Maha Shivaratri, and it is a very sacred night for all lovers of Lord Shiva. In 2015, the special festival for Lord Shiva will […]
Shiva is the Consciousness of Infinite Goodness, and his five letter mantra makes His puja an excellent starting point for first time Sanskrit chanters.
By worshiping Lord Shiva, we cultivate freedom from attachments and freedom from bondage of objects and relationships. In this class, Swamiji guides us to …read more
Everything you always wanted to know about the Shiva Yajna and how to draw the Yantra is contained in these two informative videos with attached photo gallery.
Learn from the Guru as he explains the process step by step! Watch now!…read more
Listen in to this captivating video as Swamiji explains how increasing our sadhana will decrease our worldly attachments! He states that the more we give, the more we get back, and that nature will eventually reciprocate our giving by taking care of us. Read on! Question: How will Shiva help us on the spiritual path? […]
Abhishekam Question: Please inform me as to the order of Abhishekam for Shivaratri. There are milk, yogurt, honey and ghee baths. What time of day or night do they occur? Swamiji Says: The order is correct. We will perform four times. The first will start at 5 PM. We start early because of the number […]
The Sam Gacchadvam mantra can be found in the Advanced Shiva Puja text. In the past, Shree Maa has asked us to chant this mantra as part of a sankalpa for world peace.
Advanced Shiva Puja: Bahya Matrka Nyasa Question: In the Advanced Shiva Puja, when one is doing the bahya matrika nyasa “backwards”, should all the actions be in reverse, i.e., om ksam namah…..throat to sternum? Swamiji Says: Yes, they are done in reverse in both the bahya nyasa and in the matrika nyasa in the chakras. […]
~~OM~~ Daksha decided he would have a Yajna. Remember he was going to have the Yajna by which he would initiate the new creation. And he invited Brahma, he invited Vishnu, and he invited all the Gods and all the Munis, but he didn’t invite Shiva. He said, “I’ll show that Shiva is nobody. He’s […]
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February 19 – February 25 Shivaratri 2007 Early in the morning of Shivaratri, we saw our beloved Swamiji sitting in asan by the sacred fire and chanting many, many scriptures – the Chandi, Rudri, Shiva Sahasranama. For 24 hours, the fire was blazing with the offering of various mantras, especially “Om Namah Sivaya�.” The temple […]