The Potent Call of Divine Mother

“She is Jagat Janani. She is your Mother. And the only way to Her is through devotion and humility.” Om Swami The only Vedic hymn that is used to invoke the divine feminine energy across all five branches of Sanatana Dharma. The one sadhana (disciplined and dedicated spiritual practice) of Divine Mother that can...

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“My Vanvasa ends now” – The curtains fall on Om Swami Birthdays

“Somewhere, you guys are super fortunate, distinct, special, unique, and crazy, that you are here today. Somewhere, it’s a defining moment because this 30th November celebration is the last celebration in terms of an event.”   ~ Om Swami On November 27, Sadhvi Vrinda Om, one of Swamiji’s foremost disciples, released Guru Stuti, a...

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The Wings of the Master

“You people are very blessed and fortunate. It’s likely that Swamiji will not be doing Level 1 and Level 2 initiations personally, hereafter. So, you may be one of the last to be initiated by Him directly, in these levels.” These words by the ashram administrator, Rajiv ji, were met with stunned silence.  The...

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Ready, Set, Clean!

Led by eager devotees, a short cleanliness drive was organized at the ashram on November 27th, 2022. Deeply concerned by the accumulating garbage along the banks of the Giri Ganga, devotees initially planned a cleanup during the Sri Suktam Sadhana. But owing to the rigorous sadhana schedule, the plan was postponed to the next...

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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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