Thursday, June 6, 2013

Shani Amavasya, 8 June, 2013

Shani Amavasya - Auspicious Day of the Lord Shanidev:

Shani Amavasya is the moon day that falls on a Saturday (Shanivar) on a traditional

Hindu/Vedic calendar. Amavasya is considered inauspicious by many and the fear of Lord
Shani is well known as he is believed to create havoc in the life of a person. So Amavasya
falling on Saturday is considered highly inauspicious by many and in 2013 the only Shani Amavasya date is the 8th June...

Shani Amavasya -  Day of the Lord Shanidev:

I offer my most humble and prostrated obeisances at the lotus feet of the great terrifier
and son of Suryadeva. I humbly beg for his blessings to compile this article to make people
aware what a great personality he really is."

People suffering from Pitra Dosha (The Curse of an ancestor) and Kaal Sarpa Dosha (The
Curse of a snake) conduct remedial pujas on this day. Various other rituals dedicated to
Lord Shani are performed on this day as well.

Performing Shraddha prayers meaning paying tributes to one’s ancestors are considered to
bring success, so people perform this ritual on Shani Amavasya. Do note that Shani-dev
doesn't only give sorrow but also gives happiness on this auspicious day.

This new moon night is a time to heal obstacles and retarding forces in your life. This Shani
Amavasya is a great occasion to do some reconfiguring of your karmic balances. On new
moon nights especially those falling on Saturdays create mental imbalance, stress,
confusion and chaotic activities in life as well as obstacles to achieving goals. The obstacles
arise out of the confusion of mind.

The positive aspect of Amavasya is that the mind being 'absent' (moon=mind), it is capable
of being in silent watchful and recording/observing mode when nourished and protected by
healing and specific mantras. Mantras are special sound vibration sequences that protect
the mind. ('man'= mind, 'tra'= to protect.).

Compiled for the upliftment of Sanathan Dharma- the Eternal Religion

by Narottam Das & Arjun Nandlal   OM SHANI DEVTAYE NAMAHA







Monday, April 25, 2011


Sunday, April 17, 2011


Public satsang - May 26
Retreat - May 27
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Public satsang - May 31
Retreat - May 30 - 31
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Public satsang - June 01
Retreat - June 02 - 05
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Sri Prem Baba is a spiritual master of the Sachcha Linage and a shaman from Brazil. He works to build bridges between worlds: spirituality and psychology, east and west. He blends satsang and meditation, music and chanting. Prem Baba will address how to open your heart, observe yourself, integrate yourshadow and connect with the divine. He offers a practical form of psycho-spiritual work called “The Path of the Heart” that will allow you to go beyond fear and ego to love and compassion.

"My religion is love. Love welcomes all”.
Sri Prem Baba

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tribute to Japan 2011/ Yoshida Brothers Storm

My very best wishes to the people of Japan, who are now unnecessarily suffering, with the radiations of nuclear plants that exclusively serves for the enrichment of greedy politicians and are the causes of so much environmental devastations, which is effecting now and future generations.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Prem Baba Rishikesh 2011

Glimpse: Prem Baba lecturing at Sacha Mission, Rishiksh, India 2011. The lectures are in Portuguese, followed by English translation:

Enjoy the Music:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Goura Purnima 2011 "Prem Baba"

As today is March 19, 2011 I would like to remind us about the birthday of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who appeared 1486 in Navadvaipa, Bengal, India. He born in a full moon night during a lunar eclipse. Throughout His life Sri Caitanya inaugurated the Kirtna movement. Nowadays, many people perform Kirtan sessions by chanting Hare Krishna Mantra, and other Mantras, but the originator of this trend was Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, known as the Krishna Avatara for Kali-Yuga. Mahaprabhu suggested that the congregational chanting of the Holy Names of God are the remedy for counteracting the current negative effects of Kali-Yuga (the Age of quarrel). However, He give emphases to the chanting of Krishna's Names, such as Govinda, Mukunda, Madhava, Hari and many more. Eventually the Hare Krishna Mantra became popularized.

Kirtan primarily consist in a congregational chanting of Mantras, with music instruments in glorification of one or more Gods, for example Vishnu; Rama; Krishna; Shiva; Ganesha, Kali, etc... Traditionally after the Kirtan, the audience would partake the foodstuff (prasadam) offered to the God or Gods, all Hindu Temple honor this procedure.

Below is a clip from a movie about Mahaprabhu in Kirtan procession, chanting the Holi Names of Krishna:

Below is an example of nowadays Kirtanyas:

Chandra and Datcha, both Brazilians musicians, followers of Prem Baba, leading a Kirtan session, by chanting the Hare Krishna Mantra; the very Mantra that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu recommends for purification and spiritual advancement in Kali-Yuga (the actual Age)