M.A.Center, Washington DC

Monthly Karthika Birth Star Observance

Jul 19, 2017 7:30pm-8:30pm (ended)

A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India that is based on the moon’s position in addition to the annual birthday observed in the West, which is based on the sun’s position. According to the Indian calendar, Karthika is the nakshatram (star constellation) in which the moon was transiting at the time of Amma’s birth, and so each time the moon returns to this spot in the heavens, approximately every 28 days, it is considered to be Amma’s birthday. This day is dedicated to Amma and is traditionally celebrated by Her children across the globe by doing various spiritual practices.
It is held in Amritapuri as well as most Amma centers around the world on the day of Karthika Star (Amma’s birth star). We observe the auspicious Karthika Day  at M.A. Center DC. Please join us in offering special prayers for world peace on these occasions.

The Karthika day observance would include:

  • Brief Meditation
  • 108 Names of Amma
  • Mahishasura Mardini Stotram
  • Bhajan
  • Prayer for World Peace
  • Arati

 

Wednesday
Sep
20
A Multi-Day Event
  Durga Puja: September 20th, 21st and 22nd at 7:30pm.  Devoted to the worship of the divine in the form of Goddess Durga.    Lakshmi Puja: September 23rd at 4:30pm during regular Satsang.  September 24th and 25th at 7:30pm Devoted to the worship of the divine in the form of Goddess Lakshmi who... more ›
Saturday
Sep
23
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(sat = betterment/a good cause | sang = gathering) The main gathering at the M.A. Center DC happens every Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion... more ›
Friday
Sep
29
A Multi-Day Event
*/ M A Center DC will hold a all day silent meditation retreat from Friday September 29th to Friday October 6th Cost: $300 for the Silent meditation retreat. $150 for accommodations (check-in September 29th at 4:00 PM and check-out on October 6th at 4:00 PM) (It is not necessary to stay at the... more ›
Friday
Sep
29
7:30pm - 8:30pm
*/ Br. Ramanand will perform the Ganapathy Homa as part of Silent meditation retreat on September 29that 7:30 PM   The homa will be offered to anyone who wishes to sponsor. Please... more ›
Saturday
Sep
30
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday
Oct
07
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sunday
Oct
08
3:00pm - 7:00pm
*/ Program Schedule 03:00 pm: Meditation, bhajans, padapuja 4:30 pm: break 5:00 PM: Karthika Puja (cost $100 to sponsor. Sponsorship is not necessary to attend the Puja) 7:00 PM: Dinner Karthika/Bhagavati Seva Puja, is an ancient Vedic puja ceremony done to restore balance in the environment and... more ›
Sunday
Oct
08
7:30pm - 8:00pm
Saturday
Oct
14
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(sat = betterment/a good cause | sang = gathering) The main gathering at the M.A. Center DC happens every Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion... more ›
Saturday
Oct
21
4:30pm - 8:00pm
(sat = betterment/a good cause | sang = gathering) The main gathering at the M.A. Center DC happens every Saturday. We gather to do spiritual practices, or satsang, 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm, followed by a delicious vegetarian meal. The evening consists of meditation, chanting, spiritual talk/discussion... more ›