The Advent of Devi

Wally, the ashram dog, lay sprawled out, fast asleep. His tail flicked away a fly in his sleep – an automatic, involuntary movement. The fly, a lone being, buzzed around indignantly. Beyond this little play, the gates slid open and an ashram volunteer walked out. Turning to survey the view before him, he smiled...

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Sri Hari: The Bountiful Lord

During the eventful days of the Navdurga Sadhana from 2nd to 10th April and Sri Hari’s birthday celebrations on 4th April, devotees were pleasantly surprised to attend an unplanned discourse on Ram Navami by their dearest Om Swami. The best surprises are usually so because they are entirely unexpected.   Devotees were ready bright...

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Hare Krishna to You!

Why celebrate anything else but the Divine? – Om Swami The Navdurga Sadhana, two sanyasa initiations, one brahmacharya initiation, a very special discourse – Sri Hari’s birthday this year was one of the most unique since His first, eight years ago. Preparations for the much-anticipated day were underway by the evening of the 3rd....

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Reaping the Fruits – The SBA Social Outreach Programme

The Ashram announced special rewards for scholarship students enrolled under its SBA Emerging Youth Scholarship & Mentoring Scheme who secured 1st and 2nd rank in their colleges: 1st Rank Holder = Laptop or an equivalent device 2nd Rank Holder = Tablet or an equivalent device The first awardee was Ritika Wadhwa, the topper in...

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Harihar Mahadev: Sustainer turns Destroyer

“Oh, I’m sorry.” Mohini moved coyly. Her decolletage shimmered as she delicately held the beaker of amrit in one hand and adjusted her diaphanous attire with the other. The asuras (demons) stared open-mouthed, their minds lost to lust and Mohini’s enchanting beauty. She was the most beautiful woman in existence. And they didn’t stand...

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Back with a Bang: The Superhero Within : Zenrich 2022

Did you ever dream of being a superhero as a child? Becoming a vigilante, fighting off the bad guys, bringing peace to all? Then, you grew up and the bad guy you are fighting now is the world itself: cold, uncaring and selfish. In the scheme of things, you are invisible and your dreams...

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Swamiji Writes

Dear All, As we approach the end of 2021, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to all of you who have been affected directly or indirectly by the raging COVID-19 in the last two years. The pandemic has unleashed devastation of unimaginable magnitude in our lifetime. Often, to effectively deal with...

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The Birth of the Benevolent Lord

“A single flower blooms and throughout the world it’s spring.” And here, at Sri Badrika Ashram, spring arrives early, year after year, when Swamiji’s devotees gather to celebrate His birthday on 30th November. Flowers bloom in everyone’s hearts, as an inexplicable warmth engulfs the loving atmosphere at the ashram, despite the bitter cold outside. After...

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Inaugurate to Meditate: The Unveiling of the Divya Dhyan Yog Kaksh

Sri Badrika Ashram hosted the Chief Minister (CM) of Himachal Pradesh, Shri Jairam Thakur, and several other dignitaries, for the inauguration of the Divya Dhyan Yog Kaksh, the ashram’s massive meditation hall, on 14th November 2021.  The ashram buzzed with activity that morning, as devotees and volunteers completed one final dress rehearsal of a...

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