Celebrating with Sri Hari

Lokaadhyakshah Suraadhyaksho Dharmaadhyakshah Kritaakritah I ChaturAtma Chaturvyuhas Chaturdamshtrah Chaturbhujah II15II (Verse 15, Vishnu Sahasranama) Lord of the three worlds, Sovereign among Gods, Overseer of justice, the Lord who is the doer and non-doer The Lord who is fourfold in nature, the Lord of four manifestations, the Lord who has four horns, the Lord with...

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Moo, Moo, Moo… Under His Shade

The evening air reverberated with the sound of the conch shell as a prelude to Bhagwan’s soulful and joyous Aarti. Over the residents’ shy singing was another voice – a louder, distressed voice calling out to Him. It came from the gaushala. After the Aarti, a few worried residents rushed to the cowshed and...

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Hope, Faith and Swamiji

There is no home that has not been touched or affected by COVID-19, especially in the last three months. It has caused despair and agony beyond measure with many people looking for ways to stay rooted in hope while praying for some saving grace. It is a phase in which our mettle and strength...

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Har Har Mahadev!

Scriptures state that the greatest tantric master, the yogin of the yogis, Siva, is the expounder of all tantric texts. All such Vaishanava(worshippers of Lord Vishnu) tantric texts as Narada Pancratra, Ahribudhanya samhita, Lakshmi Tantra, Vishnu Tantra, Krishnayamlama, all Shakta(worshippers of the Devi) tantric texts such as Kularnava Tantra, Maharnava Tantra, Shri Vidyarnava Tantra,...

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When The Real Cherry Met The Virtual Cake

“Joy, contentment, peace, bliss, compassion, and gratitude – every moment I have spent here is filled with them. The ashram is my very own Shangri-La.” The above are the words of a sadhak (spiritual seeker) and devotee, who relished the chance ‘Deepen Your Practice’ gave her, to visit the ashram. The perfect new year’s...

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Brain Power – Need of the hour!

“True mental toughness, or the brainpower that’s essential to breaking free of the shackles of the mind, comes from challenging my beliefs about what I think I can do and then decimating them by doing more or better than what I ever thought I could do. And to accomplish such a feat, I must...

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Howzaat – Ashram Bats For the Locals!

In January 2021, the Hiun Jajah Yuvak Mandal of District Shalamu organized a cricket tournament for the local youth between 18 and 25. Divided into 30 teams, young boys from the surrounding villages took part in the tournament. The 10-over matches were played with great enthusiasm and fervour. The Ashram administration was invited to...

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A Stitch In Time…

Saves nine? In the case of the Silai Kendra ladies, it saved a lot of lives! The hundreds of masks they stitched during the lockdown period were shipped to various parts of the country, providing invaluable protection for frontline workers. On December 30, 2020, they were justly rewarded when local MLA Rina Kashyap visited...

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Why Fear, the E-rick Is Here!

The ashram recently collaborated with The Sewa Mission, Chandigarh, donating two electric (e) rickshaws to the PGI Hospital’s ambulance fleet. The contribution is predicted to increase the number of patients being served by two-fold – at least 1,50,000 patients annually. The e-rickshaws will function round-the-clock, paving the way for free timely commuting and access...

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The Latest Ashram Resident

It was the auspicious evening of Ekadasi (eleventh lunar day of each of the two lunar phases) late last October, when amidst the divine sounds of the conch shells, temple bells, and the singing of the Sri Hari Aarti, there was another divine miracle of nature unfolding simultaneously, not far away on the premises....

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