Karthika Puja For Amma's Birth Star

Aug 17, 2014 7:30pm-9:30pm (ended)

Puja performed in the Main House, Puja Room

A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. Karthika is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma's birth. Therefore, each time the moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days, is considered to be a day of dedication to Amma and is celebrated by her children around the world.

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Wednesday
Aug
24
A Multi-Day Event
Location: Amrita Hall
We are celebrating Krishna's birthday and Amma's monthly birth-star (Karthika) on this day. The evening will start with a manasa puja honoring Amma followed by festivities remembering Lord Krishna's birth and life. Swamiji will perform the puja and lead the bhajans. ... more ›
Saturday
Aug
27
10:00am - 8:30pm
Join us each Saturday for a day of selfless service(seva) and our evening special program. Come for the full day or just a part of it!   SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm: Seva (Service projects) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Guided IAM... more ›
Saturday
Sep
03
10:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Amrita Hall The Labor Day Weekend One-Day Retreat provides time for introspection, prayer and meditation and is a wonderful opportunity to further develop spiritual knowledge. Led by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, one of Amma’s senior disciples, the retreat allows us to step out of our day-to-... more ›
Saturday
Sep
03
10:00am - 8:30pm
Join us for our evening spiritual program with Swamiji.  SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Guided IAM-35 Meditation (Main House Puja Room) 4:45 pm:  Group chanting 1000 Names of the Divine Mother                          5:45 pm:  108 Names of Amma (Swamiji) 6:00 pm - 8:30pm: Satsang(... more ›
Sunday
Sep
04
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ganesh Chaturthi Participatory Puja Ceremony led by Swamiji, Amrita Hall.  We welcome you to be a part of the puja to handmade Ganesh murthis, sacred clay statues, as we honor Lord Ganesha, who removes obstacles and brings good fortune. The program will start with a Satsang (spiritual talk) by... more ›
Saturday
Sep
10
A Multi-Day Event
At Amma’s 50th birthday celebration, the Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® was introduced. Today, tens of thousands of practitioners value IAM as one of Amma's greatest gifts. This powerful meditation practice was designed by Amma to reconnect us with our inner Self so that we can experience... more ›
Saturday
Sep
10
10:00am - 8:30pm
Join us each Saturday for a day of selfless service(seva) and our evening spiritual program. Come for the full day or just a part of it! Ganesh Visarjana or Murthi Immersion is the culmination of Ganesh Chaturthi. The symbolism of the Ganesh immersion ceremony is that all forms are temporary,... more ›
Saturday
Sep
17
10:00am - 8:30pm
This Saturday program will include special celebration for Onam the harvest festival of Kerala, Amma’s home state in India.  Festivities include creating the Pookalam. Pookalam is a fresh flower carpet traditionally made on the porch of every home, during this festival time. Many hands are needed... more ›
Tuesday
Sep
20
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Puja performed in the Main House, Puja Room. A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. The moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days. Karthika is the Nakshatra - star constellation- in which the moon was... more ›
Saturday
Sep
24
10:00am - 8:30pm
Join us each Saturday for a day of selfless service(seva) and our evening spiritual program. Come for the full day or just a part of it! SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch
3:00 pm - 4:00... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Mornings

Mondays-Fridays: 5:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam

Saturdays-Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam

To attend morning programs, please call RSVP at 510-537-9417 the evening before.

Evenings

  • Guru Stotram Chanting
  • Bhajans, Devotional singing
  • Closing prayers and Arati

Monday : 7:45 pm
Tuesday: 7:45 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:45 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 pm (or 4:45 pm in the Amrita Hall when there is a regular Saturday program)
Sunday: 7:00 pm