Virtual Navaratri Events

Oct 16, 2020 6:00pm to Oct 25, 2020 8:00pm (ended)

Navaratri will be celebrated virtually from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 25. Times indicated are in Pacific time. 
The live programs will be live streamed from the MA Center San Ramon YouTube channel: https://youtube.com/c/macentersanramon. Subscribing to the channel is recommended.

The word Navaratri means 'nine nights' in Sanskrit. During these nine nights, three nights each are devoted to honoring Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. Each night, a puja ceremony will be performed by a devotee, along with group chanting and bhajans (devotional singing), led by Swami Dayamritananda Puri.

SCHEDULE

DURGA PUJA:
•  Friday, October 16, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati
•  Saturday, October 17, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati
•  Sunday, October 18, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati

LAKSHMI PUJA:
•  Monday, October 19, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati
•  Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati
•  Wednesday, October 21, 6:00 pm Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati

SARASWATI PUJA:
• Thursday, October 22, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati
•  Friday, October 23, 6:00 pm, Puja, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati
   Books, tools and implements of work and study, and instruments can be placed by your home altar.
•  Saturday, October 24, 6:00 pm, Vedic *Saraswati Puja by Pujarini Meera, Chanting, Bhajans & Arati. See more >>

VIJAYADASHAMI PUJA:
Sunday, October 25, 9:30 am led by Swami Dayamritananda Puri.
The final puja, on the tenth day after the nine nights of observance. Items offered for blessings on the 8th day of Navaratri will be ready to be returned to use. See more >>

*SPECIAL SARASWATI PUJA:
On the ninth and final night, Saturday October 24, a Vedic Saraswati Puja, dedicated to Goddess of Knowledge, will be performed by Pujarini Meera. All are welcome to attend; preregistration is not required. In addition, registration is available for a sankalpa (special intention) to be made during the puja on your behalf, or for a loved one - $65 per individual. To register, please click HERE>>

The ninth day is also the day of the Ayudha Puja, which honors whatever implements one may use in one’s livelihood or education. On the preceding evening, it is traditional to place these implements at an altar. Children traditionally place their study books and writing implements on the altar. The significance being that if we can make a conscious effort to see the divine in the tools and objects we use each day, it will help us to see our work as an offering to God.

The tenth day after the nine nights of pujas, is Vijayadashami or 'tenth day of victory'. In this case, 'Vijaya' does not mean 'victory' in the ordinary sense. It means breaking the shackles and the limitations of the mind and attaining complete and total freedom. Traditionally, it is an auspicious time for starting new ventures. The Vijayadashami Puja will be performed on Sunday, October 25 at 9:30 am by Swami Dayamritananda Puri. Please click here for more information.

Read more about Navaratri here >>

Please contact the MA Center, San Ramon Events team if you have any questions - macsrevents@ammagroups.org

Saturday
Oct
31
8:30am - 9:30am
IAM-35 Virtual Group Practice via Zoom
Led by approved, local IAM instructors for those who have previously taken the full, IAM-35 meditation course. Sessions will start at 8:30 am or 10 minutes after the end of Amma’s live broadcast. Register by sending... more ›
Saturday
Oct
31
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Devi will always protect those who chant the Lalita Sahasranama with devotion every day. ~Amma Chanting the 1,000 Names of the Divine Mother, Sri Lalitha Sahasranama, in unison to a recording by one of Amma’s Disciples. All are welcome to join. The Saturday satsang program will follow at 7:00 pm at... more ›
Saturday
Oct
31
7:00pm - 8:30pm
All are welcome to join this Saturday's virtual Satsang. To join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99310179965. Meeting ID: 993 1017 9965. Or call-in via phone (audio only): +1 669-900-6833.  *Please note* that on Saturdays when there is a live broadcast of... more ›
Sunday
Nov
01
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Northern California Regional Virtual IAM® - 20 class, sponsored by MA Center, San Ramon  The remote control of our mind should rest firmly in the palm of our hand. ~ Amma Integrated Amrita Meditation (IAM ® ) is a short and simple approach to meditation, developed by Amma. The technique consists of... more ›
Sunday
Nov
01
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Amma’s White Flower Meditation and 108 Repetitions of the chant 'Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu', for world peace. Free Conference Call dial-in number via app or phone:  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469 "Three years ago, Amma felt an impending disaster looming ahead in 2020. Two years ago,... more ›
Monday
Nov
02
6:00pm - 8:00pm
A monthly birthday is traditionally observed in India based on the moon's position at the time of birth. All are welcome to join in honoring Amma on the day of her monthly Karthika birth star. Swami Dayamritananda Puri will lead a Manasa Puja, guided visualization of worship, which will include... more ›
Tuesday
Nov
03
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Swami Dayamritananda Puri is discussing the Srimad Bhagavatam scripture by Bhagawan Vyasa, the compiler of the Vedas. The format for the class is a short meditation and spiritual discourse, followed by a few bhajans and Arati. The live program will be broadcast on the MA Center San Ramon YouTube... more ›
Tuesday
Nov
03
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Amma’s White Flower Meditation and 108 Repetitions of the chant 'Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu', for world peace. Free Conference Call dial-in number via app or phone:  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469 "Three years ago, Amma felt an impending disaster looming ahead in 2020. Two years ago,... more ›
Wednesday
Nov
04
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Amma’s White Flower Meditation and 108 Repetitions of the chant 'Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu', for world peace. Free Conference Call dial-in number via app or phone:  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469 "Three years ago, Amma felt an impending disaster looming ahead in 2020. Two years ago,... more ›
Thursday
Nov
05
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Amma’s White Flower Meditation and 108 Repetitions of the chant 'Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu', for world peace. Free Conference Call dial-in number via app or phone:  +1 (425) 436-6392, Access code: 510469 "Three years ago, Amma felt an impending disaster looming ahead in 2020. Two years ago,... more ›

The Daily Programs are canceled at this time.

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

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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