The Divine Dance of a Decade

The 2nd of April, 2024 featured a glorious display of sunshine as strands of rays intertwined with the red hues of Maa’s vastra. Her face lit up ever so lovingly, full cheeks welcoming with spiritual splendour the ashram visitors who thronged in hundreds to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sri Hari’s consecration on the...

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Our Slice of Life – WLG Meet March 2024

In the serene embrace of Sri Badrika Ashram, the Women’s Liberation Group (WLG), a brainchild of Sadhvi Vrinda Om, brought together 74 women from various backgrounds for a memorable symposium of deep connection, marking a historic first for the ashram. WLG is a group run by the women, for the women, on Wildr. In...

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Shiva’s Night of Grace

मृ॒डा नो॑ रुद्रो॒त नो॒ मय॑स्कृधि क्ष॒यद्वी॑राय॒ नम॑सा विधेम ते । यच्छं च॒ योश्च॒ मनु॑राय॒जे पि॒ता तद॑श्याम॒ तव॑ रुद्र॒ प्रणी॑तौ । O Lord Rudra! Confer on us happiness in this world and the next. Thee who hast destroyed our sins, we shall serve and worship by our salutations. We shall taste that freedom from sorrow...

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Sammukham – In the Lord’s Presence

First-time initiates met their revered Guru Om Swami at the Sri Badrika Ashram from Feb 24-26, 2024. It was an event like never before, in which Swamiji explicitly laid out his expectations and the tenets of initiation. His discourse was divided into four segments: Universal Love, Good Conduct, Sadhana, and Charity. Universal Love “The...

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Bhagavān and Bhakta – Untold Stories

Mrig Trishna In March 2020, a fifteen-day long self-purification event was announced. Swamiji’s every waking moment was spent working, which left me with conducting live sessions for eleven long days. It was a scary notion for I only knew so much. The ten tendencies of the mind that I was supposed to speak on...

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Bhagavān and Bhakta – Reflections

Bhagavān and Bhakta – Reflections “For the Universe is not bound by any religion or rituals, but by the depth and purity of one’s connection to that Divine power that has as many names as the number of people on this planet.” ~ From Bhagavān and Bhakta, by Sadhvi Vrinda Om India’s great civilization,...

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Sweet November

  For many, it was a long summer. With eyes longing to behold the sight of Swamiji after the yearly hiatus, devotees made their way with great excitement to the abode of Sri Hari, Vaikuntha. This month of November would be different from the past 10 years though. There would be no birthday celebrations,...

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SuMangalam! An Ode to Mother Divine

Light rain showers before an auspicious event are considered celestial blessings. The Nav Durga Sadhana at the sacred and serene sadhana sthala, Sri Badrika Ashram, began with a light drizzle, a divine prelude to the Sharadiya Navratri celebrations. The format of the event was new – planned and executed meticulously by the ashram team....

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Devotion in Uniform

Hues of the camouflage fatigues dominated the serene environs of Badrika Ashram on Lt. Gen Ajai Kumar Singh’s arrival at the ashram. Lieutenant General Singh holds the secondhighest rank in the Indian Army. A highly decorated officer, his presence was marked by his humility and grace which matched his distinguished stature in the Indian...

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A Symphony of Hope and Triumph

“Keep your face always towards the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you”, said poet Walt Whitman once, and there’s one such young man who did exactly that as he rose like a shining star from a remote village in Himachal Pradesh, with unmetalled roads, meagre resources, and no promise of opportunity. Tenacious and...

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