Tarpanam Ceremony for Departed Ancestors

Aug 29, 2019 10:00am-12:00pm 

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
Aug
17
10:00am - 8:00pm
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 Chanting (Amrita Hall)
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Tuesday
Aug
20
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday Class with Swamiji Location : Ron's House, 10312 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA Topic: Srimad Bhagavatam  Format includes, spiritual discourse, discussion with audience, one or two bhajans, ending with a short meditation, arati and prasad distribution. This is an unique opportunity to... more ›
Wednesday
Aug
21
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Class with Swamiji in South Bay Subject : Awaken Children 3 Location :
California/Whisman Station Clubhouse
381 Pacific Drive, 
Mountain View, CA 94043 Please RSVP here >>... more ›
Friday
Aug
23
A Multi-Day Event
Celebrate the joy of Lord Krishna's birth at MA Center. Manasa Puja (guided visualization of worship) to celebrate Amma's monthly birth-star, Karthika, will be part of this celebration. The program includes : Bhajans, Puja, Games, Dinner, Raas/Dandia Circle Dance and scripture reading of the birth... more ›
Saturday
Aug
24
10:00am - 8:00pm
No Saturday programs on this day.
Note: Krishna Jayanthi celebration of Friday, the 23rd ends at 1:00 am on Saturday. 
Sunday
Aug
25
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Amrita Hall
Individual un-guided meditation practice, ending with chanting the Lokah peace prayer 108 times for World Peace. All are welcome.
For more info., email MA Center Events
Tuesday
Aug
27
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday Class with Swamiji Location : Ron's House, 10312 Crow Canyon Road, Castro Valley, CA Topic: Srimad Bhagavatam  Format includes, spiritual discourse, discussion with audience, one or two bhajans, ending with a short meditation, arati and prasad distribution. This is an unique opportunity to... more ›
Saturday
Aug
31
7:30am - 4:00pm
As the summer comes to an end and the days get shorter, the falling leaves remind us that it is time to go deeper within ourselves and focus on our spiritual practices. This one-day retreat is led by Br. Dayamrita Chaitanya and is a great opportunity for introspection, meditation and prayers. ... more ›
Saturday
Aug
31
10:00am - 8:00pm
Make a day of it! Join us in any of the activities or just for the evening program. Note: 2019 Fall Retreat will Swamiji is from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: 10:00 am -... more ›
Sunday
Sep
01
9:00am - 12:00pm
Location : Amrita Hall
Chanting Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam Namavali in unison for healing of Mother Nature, ending with chanting the Lokah peace prayer 108 times for World Peace. All are welcome. For more info., email MA Center Events

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, 7:30 pm
Sunday: 7:00 pm

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