Tarpanam Ceremony for Departed Ancestors

Aug 29, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm (ended)

Honoring our departed ancestors through Tarpanam - Tarpanam is a traditional ritual where oblations are offered to one's departed ancestors.

"Through this ritual we are showing our respect, our gratitude, towards our departed ancestors. Giving verbal thanks only remains as words and does not get translated into action. By partaking in this ritual, we are performing action - spending some time for others, spending money for them and chanting mantras. We therefore get purified, creating positive vibrations." - Amma

The Tarpanam is a traditional ritual and is performed to benefit and appease deceased family members, regardless of when they passed away. The MA Center will be conducting a Tarpanam ceremony to pay homage to departed ancestors. Each participant will have an individual seating with puja items, to perform the ceremony for their departed ancestors. This guided participatory ceremony will be led by a devotee.

For a guaranteed seat for the puja, please pre-register for the event to attend. We cannot guarantee a puja seat for walk-ins on the day of the puja as supplies are limited and based on the number of pre-registrations.
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Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, August 25th.

Read more about this ceremony conducted at Amritapuri, Amma's main ashram in 2015 - Tarpanam/Vavubali 2015>>

Contact Events department for more information.

Saturday
Oct
26
9:00am - 8:00pm
Last Satsang of the fall season. Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Seva (Service projects)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Guided IAM-35 Meditation (Main House Puja Room)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: *Group Vedic... more ›
Saturday
Nov
02
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects:  -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›
Saturday
Nov
02
1:30pm - 4:00pm
Let's teach our children to take care of the most significant thing they will inherit from us - Our Planet! Children will participate in several hands-on eco-friendly activities at the fruit orchard. The kids may even be able to help with fruit harvesting (subject to harvesting timing). This event... more ›
Saturday
Nov
09
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›
Saturday
Nov
16
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›
Saturday
Nov
30
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›
Saturday
Dec
07
10:00am - 6:00pm
The Satsang evening programs will start up again after Amma's Fall Tour. Seva will continue during the Saturdays. All are invited to come, lend a hand with these projects: -Packing for Amma's Fall programs in Los Angeles
-Ashram property maintenance
-Garden projects
-Helping... more ›

Our daily spiritual practices at the Main House include: 

Morning Archana

Mondays-Fridays: 5 AM

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

Saturdays-Sundays: 5 AM & 6 AM

  • 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.

Evening Bhajans

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

Monday : 7:45 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm
Thursday: 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 pm
Saturday: Part of the regular Saturday program. If there is no Saturday program, 7:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 pm

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