M.A.Center, Washington DC

Monthly Karthika Birth Star Observance

Next event (Monthly): Feb 3, 2020 7:00pm-8:00pm 

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

 

Saturday
Jan
25
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 ›
Wednesday
Jan
29
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›
Thursday
Jan
30
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Saturday
Feb
01
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 ›
Wednesday
Feb
05
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›
Saturday
Feb
08
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 ›
Wednesday
Feb
12
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›
Saturday
Feb
15
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 ›
Wednesday
Feb
19
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Scriptural discussion is led by Br. Ramanand. We are currently discussing the text - Lalita Sahasranama (1000 names of the Divine Mother) The discussion, every Wednesday (7:30 pm to 8:30 pm) after the evening Arati, includes pronunciation, word-by-word meaning, commentary, followed by group... more ›
Friday
Feb
21
A Multi-Day Event
Program Schedule: Mark your calendar. Details to follow The Deeper Meaning And Objective of Shivaratri: Shivaratri is a once a year celebration of Lord Siva, the awake Spirit within each of us. Shivaratri is the gift of realized Sages to enable everyone experience turiya, the state of higher... more ›