Sri Gangadharesvar Temple

Quote – Growth is to become a full-time devotee

Growth is progress from being a part-time devotee of Isvara to being a full-time devotee.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – To grow spiritually

To grow spiritually is to recognize and appreciate Isvara as the creation and the laws that govern it.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – The basis for prayer

The basis for any form of prayer is the acknowledgement of our helplessness and then seeking help.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – Everything is given

No one has authored anything in the creation, for everything is given.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Quote – About original sin

  ‘I am the role’ is the original sin, ...if there is something like an original sin.

– Swami Dayananda Saraswati –

Temple of Lord Sri Gangadhareswar

The ashram's temple is dedicated to Lord Siva as Sri Gangadharesvara and is facing Ganga. The installation of the deity was done by Pujya Sri Swamiji himself with his karakamals. Pujas and prayers are offerred at the shrine every morning and evening in keeping with the traditional Vedic style. The samadhi shrine of Pujya Sri Swami is located adjascent to the Lecture hall, again facing the Ganges. Regular pujas are conducted here also in the morning and evening. 

There is shrine dedicated to akhanda nama sankirtana of the powerful taraka mantra, “hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare hare krishna hare krishna krishna kirshna hare hare”

Morning Puja:

5.00 am – 6.00 am – Puja Abhishekam and Alankaram
6.00 am – 6.30 am – Aarti and Prasadam
6.30 am – Ganga Puja

Afternoon Naivedya – 11.00 am

Evening Puja:

Winter: October to March
5.30 pm Ganga Puja
6.00 pm – 7.15 pm Aarti and Prasadam
Summer: April to September
6.00 pm Ganga Puja
6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Aarti and Prasadam

Monthly Pujas

  1. Pradosha Puja or Trayodasi Puja of Lord Gangadhareswar (every 13th Moonday)
  2. Sankata Caturthi Puja of Lord Mahaganapati (4th Monday of Krishnapaksha)
  3. Masa Sivaratri, Caturdasi Puja of Jyotirlingam (14th Monday of Krishnapaksha)—