Calendar of main Festivals in Ma Anandamayi’s
Ashram (Kankhal) including other Hindu festivals,

Ram Navami
21st April

Ram Navami
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Hanuman Jayanthi
27th April

Hanuman Jayanthi
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3rd/4th May
Sri Ma's Birthday Celebrations

Birthday by Solar date
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29th May *Tithi Puja*

LUNAR BIRTH DATE night of 29th/30th May 2021 (Vaishak month, Krishna Chaturthi). Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 30th. Exact date by Bengali calendar.
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24th July
Guru Purnima

Guru Purnima. Access to Sri Ma samadhi.
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21-22nd August
Raksha Bandhan

Known also as Jhulan Purnima. (swing festival.) The night of Sri Ma's self initiation.
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30th August

Birthday of Lord Krishna
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10th September
Ganesh Chaturthi

(Vinayaka Chaturthi) Birthday of Ganesh
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7th October

Celebration of the GODDESS, the main festival for Bengalis. 9 days of festivities culminating in Vijaya Dashami, the last day of VICTORY (15th October). Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 15th.
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4th November
Kali Puja/ Divali

The Festival of Lights. Kali Puja for the Bengalis
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12th November
Samyam Saptah

Samyam Saptah 12th-18th November- (Kankhal) Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 19th (Purnima and Guru Narnak's birthday).
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Saraswati Puja
5th February

Saraswati Puja
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Shiva Ratri
1st March

Shiva Rathri
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18th March

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International Center, Kankhal, India

An International centre has been built in Kankhal ( 4 km south of Hardwar, on the Ganga), which is also 200 km north of DELHI in Uttar Khand. It is not meant for tourists, but for advanced spiritual seekers who are preferably acquainted with Ma’s literature as presented on this WEB SITE and publications. The Centre follows the rules of Ma’s ashrams, except those of caste purity. Visitors should be able to meditate and study by themselves, since no formal classes, hatha-yoga and meditation groups are organised. However, it is possible to meet Ma’s senior Swamis who speak English.
Alcohol, tobacco, meat, eggs are prohibited,unmarried couples are advised to stay in separate rooms for the time of their retreat, to be in better harmony with the Hindu environment which is quite traditional there. Attendance to the daily ritual at Ma’s samadhi is advised, although not compulsory.
The duration of stay is ten days but is extendable. There is also also other accommodation around Ma’s ashram , so staying in the area is not a problem.

Ashram at Daulchina, Almora

Ma’s other ashrams do not usually easily take Westerners.There is a small ashram higher up in the mountains 35 km from Almora in the North West on the road to Berinag:Daulchina, 263 881, Almora U.P. (phone 00 91 5962 262013). According to Ma’s request women on their own are not allowed to stay in Daulchina Ashram, which indeed is more like a hermitage.













To book in the Centre, the best is to contact
Dr S.K. Ghosh at the International Centre
(mob 08954 777747)
or Mrs Dhamija, address:
c/o Sumant Dhamija, B28 Pushpanjali Farms,
Bijwasan, New Delhi 110 061
Ph : 00 91 9810 931221

For direct booking contact:
The Manager,
Shree Shree Ma International Centre,
Daksh Road, Kankhal, 249 408,
Hardwar, U.P., INDIA
Phone/Fax 00 91 1334 246345.