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
06
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:... more ›
Saturday
Sep
13
9:30am - 8:30pm
Karthika Puja - A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. Karthikais 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,... more ›
Sunday
Sep
14
5:30am - 7:30am
Maha Ganapathy and Navagraha Homa,  Amrita Hall Porch, September 14th at 5:30 am Performed by Bri. Rema Devi This special Homa will include the following pujas: - Maha Ganapathy - If suffering from losses, when starting a new business or investments, when getting married, to remove obstacles, and... more ›
Monday
Sep
15
A Multi-Day Event
September 15, 2014: Krishna Jayanthi Celebration, Monday, 7:30 PM to Midnight, Amrita Hall Games, Dances, Spiritual Talk, Devotional Singing and scripture reading of the Birth of Lord Krishna at midnight...
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
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, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, 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... more ›
Saturday
Sep
27
10:00am - 11:30pm
Amma’s Birthday Celebration - Special All-Day Program, Saturday, September 27, 2014 This event filled exceptional day will begin with Pada Puja (Special ceremony for the Guru) and Bhajans, and have ongoing Archana and Seva Projects. Lunch will be served as well as Chai on the Deck nearby Amrita... more ›
Friday
Oct
03
7:00am - 8:30am
Vijayadasami Puja, Friday, 7:00 – 8:30 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