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

 

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 ›
Saturday
Oct
04
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
Oct
04
10:30am - 4:00pm
Basics of Sewing on a Machine M.A. Center San Ramon, Craft Guild at Creekside location Teacher: Amritadivya  Please contact Kavyashree to pre-register.  People will be placed in small one-hour classes between 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ... more ›
Saturday
Oct
11
9:30am - 8:30pm
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, approximately... more ›
Saturday
Oct
11
4:00pm - 9:00pm
Amma’s Pantry Bag Exchange: At Amma’s Pantry table at the back of Amrita Hall  The Next Amma's Pantry Bag Exchange will take place on Saturday, October 11th from 4-9pm. Participants can exchange their green bags containing food donations for a new, empty bag. Amma's Pantry was launched on December... more ›
Saturday
Oct
18
9:30am - 8:30pm
Your 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 ›

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