Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa

Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa
Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa
Feb 27, 2014 7:30pm to Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm (ended)

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:30 pm – 6:00 am, Friday morning:

Maha Shivaratri and Ganapathy Homa - The Great Night of Lord Shiva

Please join Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya and the M. A. Center community as we celebrate the Great Night of Lord Shiva with a traditional all-night program and homa in the morning. Spiritual practices done on this night are considered to be especially beneficial. Staying awake is symbolic of the awareness and oneness of purpose that a spiritual aspirant needs to reach the goal.

BART pickup will be available that night at 7 PM from Castro Valley Station. Please RSVP by leaving a message on the BART pickup extension: 510-537-9417 x 447

The night includes puja, chanting, bhajans and ends with a Ganapathy Homa open to all for World Peace. 

7:30 PM: 108 Names, Satsang & Bhajans lead by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Dinner Break

10:00 PM – 11:45 PM: Shiva Puja performed by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya followed by  

                                    Flower Petal Offering

                                    Bhajans & Rudram chanting during Flower Petal Offering

                                    Prasad Distribution by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya

11:45 – 12:00 AM: Tea Break/Circle Dance Setup

12:00 – 12:45 AM: Circle Dance

12:45 – 1:45 AM: Shiva 1000 Names

1:45 – 2:00 AM: Tea Break

2:00- 3:00 AM: Bhajans

3:00 – 3:30 AM: 108 Mahamrityunjaya Mantra, Peace Prayer Chanting

3:30 – 4:00 AM: Tea Break & setup for Homa

4:00 AM – 6:00 AM: Ganapathy Homa for world peace by Bri. Remadevi (open to all)

                                 Arati, closing prayers & Prasad

Questions? Email M.A. Center Events

 

Saturday
Sep
20
9:30am - 8:30pm
You are warmly invited to the M.A. Center, San Ramon on Saturday: Saturday Seva (Selfless Service): 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Contact: Seva Activities include: sorting... more ›
Saturday
Sep
20
2:00pm - 3:30pm
September 20: IAM Refresher, Saturday, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Amrita Hall IAM – Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique - Refresher. Open to those who have previously taken the full course. Questions? Email M.A. Center Events
Saturday
Sep
20
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Please join us for the Autumnal Equinox Celebration at the Labyrinth on Saturday, September 20th at 3 PM. We will express our gratitude to the planet and the beings who share it with us. There will be a peaceful meditation followed by walking the labyrinth embraced by Amma's golden woven hills,... more ›
Saturday
Sep
20
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday, September 20th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Amrita Bala Kendra invites you to its first Open House. Visit us at the Mandapam, the Dining Hall, to meet the teachers, volunteers and Bala Kendra Families and to get more information about the program. See more about Amrita Bala Kendra here... more ›
Sunday
Sep
21
6:00pm - 8:30pm
 The M.A. Center San Ramon is honoring this Day of Peace by chanting the 1000 Names of the Divine Mother at 6pm, followed by Bhajans and Chanting Lokah Samastah in the Main House Puja Room. Join millions of people around the world as they participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to... more ›
Tuesday
Sep
23
5:30am - 7:30am
Homa for Departed Souls of Devotees -  Amma asked us to do this homa for Devotees who have passed away. September 23 at 5:30 am, Meditation Meadow Performed by Bri. Rema Devi All are welcome to attend this Homa, as registrations are not being taken. If you would like to donate flowers or other... more ›
Wednesday
Sep
24
A Multi-Day Event
September 24 – October 2: Navaratri, Wednesday to the following Thursday in Amrita Hall The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. During these nine nights and ten days, three days each are devoted to honoring Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Navaratri is traditionally an auspicious time for... more ›
Thursday
Sep
25
9:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday, September 25th - 9 am or 11:30 am to 1:30 pm Mother’s Kitchen provides free meals in partnership with local outreach groups in the Bay Area. The East Bay Mother’s Kitchen cooks and serves lunch at the South Berkeley Community Church on the fourth Thursday of each month. Located at 1802... more ›
Saturday
Sep
27
10:00am - 10:00pm
All are welcome to Amma’s Birthday Celebration with Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya, Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10 AM to 10 PM at the M.A. Center San Ramon in Amrita Hall and the surrounding grounds – This is a special time to learn Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique, both IAM-20 and Youth IAM,... more ›
Friday
Oct
03
7:00am - 8:00am
Vijayadasami Puja, Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 AM, Amrita Hall The Vijayadasami Puja is the final day of Navaratri. Vijayadashami is also the auspicious day for starting formal education. Students leave their books and workers leave their tools at the Saraswathi Puja on the ninth day of Navratri and these... more ›

All are warmly invited to join in our daily spiritual practices at the Main House.

Mornings

Mondays-Saturdays: 5:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn to the Divine Mother, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram

Sundays: 6:15am

  • 108 Names of Amma
  • 1000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranam
  • Hymn, Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Guided Integrated Amrita Meditation - IAM: 7:45am

Evenings

  • Chant, Guru Stotram
  • Devotional singing, bhajans
  • Closing, arati and prayers
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm 7:00pm 4:30pm 7:00pm