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Durga Puja – Opening of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir
October 15th to 17th, 2021

Goddess Durga symbolizes a divine feminine power that is inherent in every human being. She comes in the form of humility, in the form of devotion, in the form of justice and in her highest form, that of unconditional love.Sri Durgamayi Ma

This year with Durga Puja – the great festival in honor of the Divine Mother – we also celebrate the opening of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir, concluding two years of reconstruction and renovation.
We look forward to the opening with joyful anticipation.
With the corona virus still spreading, please be sure to be aware of the corona rules in effect at the ashram, as written below.

Durga Puja Festival Weekend October 15th to 17th, 2021

Friday evening:

    Lord Hanuman’s Murti, which Vishnu Digambar brought from India in 1974, will be taken from Brindavon ashram to Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir. We all will be waiting for Mataji to arrive while singing kirtan. We will then welcome Lord Hanuman to His new home with an aarti. With Lord Hanuman’s arrival, Mataji inaugurates Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir.

    Admission at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir: 19:30 to 20:30, contribution 10€.

Saturday:

    Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir will be open from 10:30 am and throughout the day. There will be no fixed admission times on this festive day and everyone can come, also leave in between and come back whenever they wish.*
    We will receive Mataji’s darshan and sing kirtan all day long – a simple festival bhandara will be offered around midday.
    In the evening we worship Devi Durga with a sacred fire at the Dhuni in the garden of the ashram.

    Admission 10:30-17:00 – contribution for the whole day 35€, from 17 o’clock contribution only for the evening 20€.

Sunday morning:

    Darshan with MA – in Mataji’s presence we will watch the wonderful film about Maharajji’s life “Windfall of Grace” by Japna Tulsi, for the first time with German subtitles.

    Start 10:00 am, contribution 10 € – please arrive half an hour in advance.


Registration:

You must either be fully vaccinate, recovered from a Corona infection or have a negative PCR test – not older than 48 hours. In all cases you must bring a certificate, because the ashram is obliged to check it at the entrance of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir.
(For Ashram Brindavon, the 2 G rule – fully vaccinated or recovered – continues to apply to all visitors.)

*Registration in advance is required, it ends one day before the festival weekend starts, on Thursday, October 14th at 6 pm. Please write to anmeldung@sri-ma.de for which darshan you would like to register.

Children can come with their parents on all days. Parents always look after their children themselves.

Livestream:

For the many devotees of Maharajji from India, the US and around the world who have also given donations to the Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir, Mataji has asked us to livestream the Aarti to Lord Hanuman and the Fire Ceremony on Saturday.


Jai Hanuman!

राम राम राम राम राम

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Changes to Nirvan Divas Celebrations and Opening of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir

Dear Devotees,

there has been a medical emergency in Mataji’s close family yesterday and we are not sure when Mataji will be able to come to the ashram for the Nirvan Divas festival.

The inauguration of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir without Mataji’s presence is impossible for us to imagine and we have asked MA to delay the inauguration.

So we will celebrate Baba’s 48th Mahasamadhi this year once again at Brindavon Ashram and hope that many of you will come.

For those who wish to cancel because of these changes, please write to anmeldung@sri-ma.de and the ashram will refund all your payments.

Jai Gurudev!

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Nirvan Divas: Opening of Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir

Dear Devotees

Baba’s 48th Mahasamadhi, Nirvan Divas, is now only three weeks away. With Mataji’s loving guidance, many chela are currently working on the interiors of the new ashram, so that everything looks beautiful for the opening and Nirvan Divas celebrations.
All works will not be completed by then, but we so much wish to simply celebrate Maharajji’s Mahasamadhi and receive MA’s darshan in the new ashram, that we will just see how far we get.
With this year’s Nirvan Divas Festival, Mataji will inaugurate Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir ashram and it seems like a miracle, that after more than 2 years of renovation and refurbishment – most of the time under the difficult conditions brought by the corona virus – this day is now so close!
The Coronavirus is still spreading and right now infection numbers are rising again significantly. Therefore, please pay attention to the Corona rules we have to follow in order to be able to celebrate the festival at all. You can find them further down in the text.

Livestream

For the many devotees of Maharajji from India, the US and all over the world who have given donations through the GoFundMe campaign, it is Mataji’s wish that we livestream the Aarti to Lord Hanuman on Friday and the grand aarti to Maharajji on Saturday evening.

Festival Programm

Friday evening:
Mataji will go to ashram Brindavon and collect the little murti of Lord Hanuman (the one Vishnu Digambar brought back from India in 1974) and bring it to Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir, where we all will be waiting for Mataji to arrive while singing kirtan to Lord Hanuman. Then we will welcome Him to His new home with an aarti.
Admission at the Baba Mandir: 19:30 to 20:30, contribution 10€ – prior registration required.

Saturday:
The Baba Mandir opens at 10:30am, contribution 35€ for the whole day. For those who can only come after 6pm, the contribution is 20€ – prior registration required.
All contributions serve the preservation and further development of the Baba Mandir.

On this day, there will be no special entrance times and everyone can come (even leave and come back in between) as they wish.
Mataji will be at Sri Neem Karoli Baba Mandir the whole day and we will receive Her darshan while

  • singing kirtan to Maharajji
  • meditating
  • a simple festival bandhara in His honour
  • and a grand Aarti to Maharajji, where all who wish can offer the aarti-light to Baba.

Sunday:
for Mataji’s Chela only, beginning 10:30 am:

  • Karmayoga – we tidy up the whole ashram together
  • After Karmayoga, chela who have registered can come to Ashram Brindavon for the noon prasad.

राम — राम — राम — राम — राम — राम

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Corona Rules

In the face of rapidly increasing numbers of infections and the very infectious Delta variant, these rules apply to all visitors:
You must either be recovered from a corona-infection or be fully vaccinated (2 weeks after last dose). In both cases you must bring a certificate, because the Ashram is obliged to check it at the entrance.

Registration

Due to the ongoing Corona situation, only those who have registered with the ashram in advance can participate in the festival. Please write to anmeldung@sri-ma.de for which darshan you would like to register.
Children can come along with their parents on all days. Parents are kindly requested to always watch their children themselves.

Overnight stay in the Ashram Brindavon

In the ashram Brindavon there is a certain capacity for accommodation overnight, which will first be given to Mataji’s Chela, who are from further away. Here, too, the same rules apply: Those who are fully vaccinated or recovered can stay overnight in the ashram.
Registration for Chela (festival and overnight stay in the ashram) ends with the weekend before the festival, on September 5th at 6pm. Registration for all others ends one day before the festival begins, on the 9th of September, 6pm.

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the one who loves unconditionally,
who expects nothing in return,
who simply loves –
has freed himself from the cycle of
‘as you do me, so I do you.’
Sri Durgamayi Ma