Cancelled: Vasanta Navaratri 2020 - Day 5 Skanda Mata

Sunday, Mar 29, 2020
18:00 h
Shree Peetha Nilaya – Bhakti Marga Centre and Ashram
Am Geisberg 1-8
65321 Heidenrod Springen
Donations are welcome
This Event is cancelled.


Navaratri is a 9-night festival celebrating the Divine Mother who is the mother of all creation. Durga Devi, the Remover of Miseries, appears in 9 different forms, each an embodiment of the qualities that one needs in order to advance on the spiritual path.

Skanda Mata

Skanda Mata is the mother of Muruga, the warrior god and commander of the celestial armies whom She holds on Her lap. She is the Mother who gives the power to vanquish all negativity. By holding Muruga, Skanda Mata shows how She is holding all of us. If you pray sincerely from your heart, ‘Maa, I really want that’, She will accept it and you will feel Her. She will help you and She will give you what you want and do everything for you. Her colour is yellow.

Did you know?

Spring and fall are times of transition and restoring balance both physically and spiritually. Ancient yogis chose this time to focus on their sadhana and to cleanse the physical body by fasting in preparation for the food changes of the new season. Navaratri is a time when we do both in the company of sangha, our spiritual community. Vasanta or Spring Navaratri is connected to Lord Rama, a masculine aspect of divinity. 

Impressions of Vasanta Navaratri 2019

What to expect

Each night we worship a different aspect of the Divine Mother with special prayers, pujas, and bhajans. After the yajna (holy fire ceremony) and abhishekam, Devi will be dressed and offered an abundance of prasad. The story of Her victories over numerous demons, the triumph of good over evil and the elevation of Divine Love over the ego will be read each evening from the Devi Mahatmyam. 

What to wear

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The Journey with Rama is a perfect companion to our Vasanta Navaratri and Ram Navami festivities. The Journey is open to everyone who would like to know more about Lord Rama, the role He plays on the Bhakti Marga path, and how to connect more deeply with the wisdom He imparts. This Serve a Deity program will take you on a beautiful journey to help you deepen your relationship with Lord Rama through knowledge, music, worship rituals, chanting, and sangha.

Journey with Rama

Place: Shree Peetha Nilaya

Shree Peetha Nilaya is the 'Home of Maha-Lakshmi' and a beautiful place to experience Divine Love. Come enjoy all the centre has to offer; join us for a day, for an event, or for a weekend.

Guest Rooms

The Ashram offers a variety of guest rooms, all of which include a meal package. If rooms are unavailable online, please write to us to be added to a waiting list: registration [at] (subject: Room%20Reservation) .

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In ancient times, yogis would receive divine inspiration through the connection to God in nature. Shree Peetha Nilaya is such a place.

Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda


Due to space limitations people are often turned away from events, especially those with Paramahamsa Vishwananda. So, if you are unable to attend your reserved event, please be respectful and cancel your reservation as soon as possible to make space for another. 

Cancellation Policy

Although there is no financial penalty for not showing up, or for cancelling a free or donation-only event, failure to cancel your reservation could affect your ability to book future events


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Phone: +49 (0) 6124 605 9000 (between 14:00 – 17:00 h, Tuesday – Saturday)
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