Shiva: The Alpha, The Omega

Ever-loving, ever-compassionate, all-pervading – Swamiji. Embodying it all in His magnificent glory, He welcomed devotees to the most divine Shivratri event with a spectacular welcome gift. The Divine Gathering, The Beginning: The Wedding Eve The Heavens opened up for those at the Ashram on the 17th of February as to everyone’s awe, Swamiji shared...

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Zenrich: Every Child is a Promise

Zenrich has always strived to provide workshops that enable our children to excel at everything they do and help them discover their true potential.  And what better way to give them the opportunity to learn new life-enhancing skills as well as be in a joyful environment than to invite them to the ashram for...

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The Winter that Never Was

You often feel guilty about a lot of things. You wish you could have done better. Worldly responsibilities overwhelm you. But one day, I will be ready. It’s happening already, a wave of transformation, a wave of calm and peace within. This change begins to happen in the company of great souls, even when...

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Aarohan 2023: Scaling Greater Heights

On the afternoon of 3 March, the sacred grounds of Sri Badrika Ashram were abuzz with the excited chatter of over 250 participants who had arrived to participate in ‘Aarohan’ – Scaling Greater Heights, the first annual meetup of the students and mentors of the SBA Emerging Youth Scholarship and Mentorship Scheme (SBA- EYSMS). ...

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The Kranti Chronicles

Imagine facing terrible things at age 16. Or 14. Or even 12. Horrors like sexual abuse, prostitution, pregnancy, and rape – that’s what the girls faced before rescue. Kranti is a not-for-profit organization that rescues girls from red light districts who have faced such horrors like and provides them much more than life –...

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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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