Bhu Devi Mata Mandir
The Mandir, "Temple", is the seat of our Vashi Mandala. Where initiated disciples of Bhagavan and Amma gather to uphold a continuous meditation emanation. Since the Winter Solstice of 2012 the Vashi Mandala has been continuously emanating the opportunity to experience the realization of a divine human potential.
The Bhu Devi Mata Mandir is a temple dedicated to the feminine aspect of divinity otherwise known as Shakti. In Sankrit, Bhu Devi Mata means the “Mother Goddess of Creation” or commonly known in our culture as Mother Earth. The deity of the temple is a depiction of the mother birthing creation in a beautiful relief carved out of black granite. The Hermitage rescued this sacred artifact from a condemned temple in Nepal. Returning her to the sanctity of a temple where she receives regular worship and adoration.
The inner sanctum of the Bhu Devi Mata Temple sits at the center of daily life at the Hermitage. Amidst the daily activities of a community practicing Yogic life. Including, the daily preparation and serving of food, daily Prasad offering to temple deity, and our place of community gatherings for the weekly teachings with Gurus Bhagavan and Amma.
Bhu Devi Mata Mandir is open to the public for Darshan "Blessing and worship" on festival days, as well as, during Upadesh "Transmition of teachings" by Guru Bhagavan and Amma. To find out more about festivals see our Events page.