SHARANYA Newsletter: Jan/Feb 2008

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Happy New Year from SHARANYA!

May your 2008 be filled with Maa's love, abundance, joy and peace. Blessings and deep gratitude to our extended community for your support and devotion. Jai Maa!


Shiva Mantra

Click below to hear and see this mantra for Shiva. We use this mantra to honor Mahadeva, Lord Shiva, as the Great God. This is a delving into the mysteries of the Unpathologized Sacred Male. Come chant with us!

We utilize this mantra in our pujas to signal our devotion and connection to the magnificence of the Divine as Sacred Male, Sacred Masculine. Use it to delve into your own connection to Him, as well as the sacred essence of Him that lies within you.

Shiva Invocation


Community Puja - TODAY (1/27)

Join us SUNDAY, 1/27 for Kali Puja in San Francisco!

Come join us! Together we will worship Kali Maa through our devotional and (r)evolutionary worship that brings together traditions of East and West. Our ceremonies are fun, participatory, transformative and full of love for Maa.

We gather this Sunday at 5:30pm
and look forward to honoring the
Divine Mother with you.

Jai Maa Kali ki Jai!

Requested sliding scale donation is $11-21. No one is turned away for lack of funds - give what you can, even if it's just your love and devotion! We encourage you to wear red (Kali's sacred color), and to refrain from wearing black. You may bring flowers for the altar, and/or vegetarian sweets to share. We will have community time following the ceremony.

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

5:30 - 8p.m. Please arrive on time.

*PLEASE NOTE: Doors close @ 5:45p.m. to respect the sacred space we are creating. For this reason no one may be admitted after this time. Thank you for your understanding.

he Cultural Integration Fellowship (CIF)
2650 Fulton Street at 3rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Holy Days

*Community Kali Puja (1/27) Join us for an evening of transformative and heartfelt devotion in San Francisco! See above for details. If you can't join us physically, join us in spirit by lighting a candle and practicing this month's mantra (5:30pm - 8:00pm).

*Mahashivarati (2/16)
Jai Shiva Shankara! Mahashivararti is a major fesitival and celebration marking the most aupiscious time for worship of Lord Shiva. On this night, Nataraj (the dancing form of Shiva) is said to perform the Tandava, his sacred dance of creation, preservation and destruction. The festival also marks the blessed union of Shiva and Shakti in Her form as Parvati. Common practices for devotees include fasting, all night vigils and offerings of bael leaves.

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SHARANYA: The Maa Batakali Cultural Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit Devi Mandir (Goddess Temple). All donations are tax-deductible. For more information about upcoming events, please visit or email All are welcome!

Jai Maa!


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