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

Saraswati Puja
5th February

Saraswati Puja
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Shiva Ratri
1st March

Shiva Rathri
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Holi
18th March

Holi
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Ram Navami
10th April

Ram Navami
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Hanuman Jayanthi
16th April

Hanuman Jayanthi
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2nd/3rd May
Sri Ma's Birthday Celebrations

2nd/3rd May
Sri Ma's Birthday Celebrations by solar date (to be confirmed).
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19th May *Tithi Puja*

LUNAR BIRTH DATE night of 18th/19th May 2022 (Vaishak month, Krishna Chaturthi). Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 19th. Confirmed by ashram.
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13th July
Gurupurnima

Guru Purnima. Access to Sri Ma's samadhi.
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11th August
Raksha Bandhan

Also known also as Jhulan Purnima. (swing festival.) The night of Sri Ma's self initiation.
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19th August
Janmastami

Janmastami, birthday of Lord Krishna
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30th August
Ganesh Chaturthi

(Vinayaka Chaturthi) Birthday of Ganesh
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27th September
Navarathri

The main festival for Bengalis. 9 days of festivities culminating in Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra), 5th October. Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 5th.
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1st November
Samyam Saptah

Samyam Saptah 1st-7th November- (Kankhal). Access to Sri Ma's samadhi 8th (Kartikai Purnima and Guru Narnak's birthday).
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24th October
Kali Puja, Divali

Divali, the Festival of Lights. Kali Puja for Bengalis
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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.