Premananda Centre News

We held a special programme on the ninth day. This was on a Thursday and therefore also the day devotees usually come to the Centre for weekly abhishekam. We performed an abhishekam to both the Centre Bhuvaneshwari statue and the …

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For Guru Poornima this year we were joined by fellow devotees from the Centre in Grenoble and performed a pada pooja to Swamiji’s padukas – in 1998 Swamiji graciously agreed to place his sacred feet on these padukas! The pada …

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The powerful Krishna statue of the Centre of Newburgh!

On this day we performed a pada puja for Swamiji and honoured all spiritual teachers and masters. We also prayed for those who were unable to attend because of illness and for world peace. Many in attendance could feel Swamiji’s …

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Bagavathi passed away on August 7 due to a critical health condition. In loving remembrance, we convened in the temple and chanted ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ for her soul. We would also like to thank all Swamiji’s devotees who attended her …

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Before I tell you how we celebrated Mahashivaratri this year, I have to give you the context. Our Premananda Centre in Grenoble is in a state of upheaval – our coordinators Dhanalakshmi and Kasturirangan recently sold their house and the …

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A few months ago we had a big fire here in the Centre of Unity that destroyed an important part of the ancient olive grove. Thankfully, the firemen came immediately and the damage could be limited. We had thought that …

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On the night of March 11 we celebrated Mahashivaratri by performing an abhishekam and, by also watching the live streaming online, we were able to share in the celebrations taking place in the Ashram and in some of the other …

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Being that no devotees coming from abroad were able to physically participate in the Mahashivaratri celebrations this year, we organized an international live Mahashivaratri programme through Zoom to connect devotees from around the world with the Ashram and some Centres …

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As no one was able to travel to India this year, we decided – for the first time in our Centre – to organize an all-night Mahashivaratri celebration. The whole night was permeated with such a great and strong energy …

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