~~OM~~ Hearing of Shree Maa and Swamiji’s arrival in Ooty, devotees and spiritual seekers have begun to arrive to receive darshan and pay their respects. One notable figure to visit was Mathaji Sannyasini Guru Priyananda of the nearby Sri Sarada Brahma Vidya Kendra Ashram, which provides critical services for helpless down trodden girls and women, […]
Over the years we have visited many pilgrimage places around the world. Most of these yatras were for the purpose of conducting special vows of worship, pujas, homas, recitation of scriptures, and feeding people.
Enclosed are descriptions of some of the places we have visited, along with what we did while we were there, and in many cases what we found by doing it.
Also, we have included information about other places of worship, where you might want to visit.
Shree Maa and Swamiji have arrived in Southern India. They flew into Coimbatore, and were quickly escorted up to Ooty, a small town high up in the Nilagiri hills, known for its beautiful climate and abundant tea cultivation. While Shree Maa and Swamiji have made numerous visits to India in recent years, this trip to […]
Shree Maa and Swamiji visit a devotee’s home to bless their altar. Upon arrival, they were honored with a pada puja.
Then, Shree Maa performed puja to the Shiva Lingam, the group chanted the Rudrashtadhyayi, and Swamiji delivered a beautiful spiritual discourse!
For the auspicious occasion of Lakshmi Purnima, Shree Maa and Swamiji started the day with the recitation of the Chandi Path in the early morning.
Later that day, Swamiji and a group of devotees visited a special Shiva Cave Temple. Maha Lakshmi was then invoked during an evening puja and satsang!
~~OM~~ When Sati, the wife of Shiva, sacrificed herself at the Yajna performed by her father Daksha, a very distraught Shiva started dancing with her body. He was dancing the dance of destruction. And the gods said, “Oh, we are doomed! Shiva is dancing the dance of destruction. How are we ever going to to […]
~~OM~~ The twelve Jyotirlingams are: Somanatham Mallikarjunam Mahakalam Omkareswaram Kedaranatham Bhimasankaram Visveswaram Tryambakam Baidyanatham Nageswaram Ramesvaram Ghusmesvaram Please click here for a presentation of the Jyotirlingam mantras. Somanatham The Divine Mother took birth in Daksha’s house in the form of Sati and after performing tapasya, became Shiva’s wife, and went to live with him on […]
Video Highlights from the India Tour Nov 2008 This video shows the worship of the Goddess Annapurna, the Chandi Homa, Sundar Kanda in the Hanuman Temple of Banaras, the illumination of the Ganga, and Shree Maa’s kirtan in Kolkata.
An in-depth view of the lively events surrounding Shree Maa and Swamiji as they travel across the United States. Join in the Cosmic Dance as Shree Maa and Swamiji brings Satsang into your living room with lots of singing, stories, and joy.
Interviews with Sadhus from Devi Mandir I on Vimeo. This is a rare and intriguing documentary. Join Shree Maa and Swamiji as they and a group of devotees seek out the company of the anonymous renunciates of India. The extraordinary individuals that they meet define what it means to be sadhu and share their […]
~~OM~~ On our way to Dharamshala, we passed through the Kangra Valley, and read the Chandi Path at Chintapurni Mandir, The Mother who Fulfills All Desires. We also visited Bagala Mukhi, and tomorrow we will sing the Chandi in the Chamunda Mandir. This morning we are on our way to McCleod Ganj to visit the […]
~~OM~~ Pictures of Swami Satyananda Saraswati’s Tirth Yatra in Rishikesh and Delhi.
~~OM~~ The views from beneath the Peeple tree on the bank of Ganga are quite spectacular. Just behind me is a Durga Temple, beside which is a Hanuman Temple. Immediately to my left is the long expanse of the ghats, where children play, sadhus do yoga and meditate, and people bathe and do pujas. In […]