Playing in Sri Hari’s Lap

On the 3rd of May 2022, a rather momentous event transpired at the Sri Badrika Ashram, when Sadhvi Vrinda Om was given the supremely sacred duty of managing the entire temple services for three months, and she led it with the utmost grace and beauty. Her undying devotion melted the hearts of not only...

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Guru Purnima – Ek Prem Spandan

Guru Purnima reminds us that we can’t have the moon, and that, instead, we are to use its light and beauty to enrich our lives. Eventually, a true disciple transitions from the guru outside to the one inside.  ~ Om Swami   All residents and devotees present in the serene environs of Sri Badrika...

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Giri Tarana- The Rhythm Divine

नद्यस्तदा तदुपधार्य मुकुन्दगीत- मावर्तलक्षितमनोभवभग्नवेगा: । आलिङ्गनस्थगितमूर्मिभुजैर्मुरारे- र्गृह्णन्ति पादयुगलं कमलोपहारा: ॥ १५ ॥ Srimad Bhagavatam 10.21.15 When the rivers hear the flute-song of Krishna, their heart begins to desire Him and the flow of their currents is broken, as their waters start moving in whirlpools of dervish like ecstasy.   With the arms of their waves,...

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Zenrich – Dreams Take Flight

“When the roots are deep, there is no reason to fear the wind.” There are times when we feel like superheroes, whizzing across the city on a mission to save the day. Then there are days when we feel like we are the ones that need saving. Growing up comes with a unique set...

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Tete a Tete with Jay Chaudhary – A Morning Meet

The Jay Chaudhary Webinar was hosted on 31st July 2022. Among many famed accolades, Jay Sir is an innovator, influencer and accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, the latest being Z Scaler (a public company since March 2018, with a current market capitalisation of $27.6 billion). The Sri Badrika Ashram expresses...

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A Quick Catch Up at the Ashram

Known as the Elementary English Programme, the SBA EYSMS team extended its English online classes to the ashram staff. One month into the study programme, Guru Poornima 2022 proved a unique opportunity for two of its program coordinators and the students to get to know each other. On 14th July, a contact session was...

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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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