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 […]
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, Lord Ganesha is the remover of life’s […]
This Podcast is Shree Maa, Swami and a group Devotees singing mantras for Ganesha. Ganesha is the Remover of All Obstacles, the Lord of Wisdom, and the Lord of the Multitudes.
Lord Ganesha is the Remover of Obstructions.His blessing bestows auspiciousness and removes all obstacles.He grants the wisdom to the secrets of enlightenment.Seek His blessings in all aspects of your life. Meditate with Swamiji: Learn to Worship Ganesh Step 1: Ganesha Mantras Step 2: Ganesha Puja Step 3: Ganesha Advanced Puja Ganesha Puja Video Class […]
In this beautiful piece of contemplative poetry, written by Dancing Ramya, we are reminded to rejoice in the knowledge that God is with us, and that any fear which we may experience is senseless with that divine presence! …read more
All of our Books and Apps are now available for Google Android devices, as well as iPads and iPhones!
Yes! That’s Right! Now you have the luxury of taking Shree Maa and Swamiji with you anywhere you go, with the flexibility of all the devices that are compatible with Android.
Just a few simple key strokes away …read more
The irks and pains of perceived separation from the Goddess in our daily lives can be deeply troubling.
In this articulate description of the true connection that we have with the Divine Mother, Vivekananda Saraswati’s words perfectly reflect and embody the heart of a devotee longing to be with Her, only to be shown that She is everywhere! …read more
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
Tuesday February 13th 3:00 pm PST, Homa begins: 1) 10 malas of “Om Namah Shivaya” 2) 11 Rudrashthadhyayi recitations 3) Continuous Mahamrityunjaya Mantra until the end of Shivaratri 5:00 pm PST, First Prahar of Shivaratri 9:00 pm PST, Second Prahar of Shivaratri 12:00 am PST, Third Prahar of Shivaratri 2:00 am PST, Fourth Prahar of […]
Eleven Reasons Why You Won’t Want to Miss Shivaratri: Lord Shiva is the Consciousness of Infinite Goodness. Infinite Goodness. Shree Maa and Swamiji will guide us into Shiva Loka — it’s totally Cosmic! It is incredibly fun to chant the Shiva Sahasranam and the Rudri with Shree Maa, Swamiji, and a Temple full of Shaivites…and a blazing Agni! Plus it’s just incredibly […]
In this magnificent dialogue between devotee and God, we are brought to examine what defines a spiritual life. Though we may long for the day of God’s boon, of gifts of attainment and the blessing long awaited, why not live the life that we have always dreamed of?
Dancing Ramya reminds us that every aspect of the way we live our lives is an offering. …read more
February 8 – 17, 2016
Details Coming Soon!
Shri Ratanti Kalika Puja
February 7, 2016 6:00 pm
Details Coming Soon!
This is a step-by-step guide to the worship of Lord Ganesh. In this comprehensive puja instruction, Swamiji reveals the secrets of puja to Lord Ganesha, the God of Wisdom, in four simple steps: invitation, invocation, offering and union. “Without Wisdom it is impossible for any seeker to unlock the doors to the secrets of enlightenment. Ganesha grants that boon.” ~ Swamiji
The Ganesh Puja Advanced is an expansion of Swamiji’s original Beginner Ganesh Puja, adding many new stotrams, like Ganeshashtakam and Ganesh Sahasranam. It is recommended for all devotees of Ganesh.
New 2016 Upgrade for iPad App!
The Bhagavad Gita is considered the essence of the Vedas and Upanishads. In Vaishnava tradition there are five jewels which surround the Bhagavad Gita: Gita Mahatmyam, Vishnusahasranam, Bhishmastavaraja, Anusmriti, and Gajendra Moksha. These five ornaments enhance the beauty of the Gita, and and create a sadhana which is a stepping stone to the Chandi Samputs.