“It is only after you have realized that you are an immortal child playing an eternal lila in the lap of eternity that you will really become happy.”

Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati.

Satyakshi Devi Samvatsara

On 23rd June in the year 2014 the prana prathisthapana of Satyakshi Ma took place in Atmadarshan Yogashram. Since then, we commemorate the Samvatsara of Satyakshi Devi every year.

In these times when the world faces the uncertainty of life and livelihood, She has been an anchor and refuge inviting us to refine, redefine and find ourselves. The Devi and Guru shaktis have blessed the ashram space with their grace.

Join us online on the auspicious occasion of the seventh Samvatsara of Satyakshi Devi.

Guru Poornima

Guru Poornima or Vyasa Poornima is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Ashada. On this day we honour our Gurus who dispel the darkness of ignorance by bringing forth the wisdom in us.

Guru is Brahman, the Absolute, or God Himself. He guides and inspires you from the innermost core of your being. He is everywhere. You just have to empty yourself and tune in to the Guru tattwa.

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Mahamrityunjaya havan

Mahamrityunjaya havan is an ancient practice that has been used for healing and as a remedial measure for all troubles. Swami Sayananda the founder of the Bihar School of Yoga revived this practice decades ago as part of the tradition. Every Saturday evening yoga aspirants at Ashrams and Centers around India and the world gather together to perform this Havan.

Mahamrityunjaya Havan is held every Saturday at 6.00 pm for the well-being and benefit of all sentient beings at Atma Darshan.

“Shakti is the energy or the vital power that makes any activity possible. Shakti is Devi, Shakti is the Divine Mother, Mind is Shakti, Prana is Shakti, Will is Shkati. Worship of Shakti is one of the oldest and most widespread religions in the world.”

Swami Sivananda Saraswati.

Ashwin Navaratri

Navaratri occurs twice a year in a six-monthly sequence; these nine nights are especially auspicious for the purpose of sadhana. During this time Nature is at the juncture of seasons, there is an enhanced flow of vital and spiritual energies. This time period allows one to purify the body of toxic wastes it has accumulated. Further to release from the mind the negative patterns that have taken root in the consciousness. Through personal sadhana and getting together at the ashram chanting and havans, the participants cleanse, balance and refine themselves and return to the regular rhythm of mundane life with renewed vigor.

Bala Yoga Diwas : 14 february is a day of celebration for all of us, it is the birthday of our beloved guru Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. It is also the anniversary of Satyam Bala Yoga Sangha. It is celebrated as Bala Yoga Diwas or Children’s Yoga Day at Atma Darshan Yogashram. The program will be conducted entirely by the children.

Join us online in the celebrations of Bala Yoga Diwas, an initiative to instil time honoured values in children while teaching them yoga.

Basant Panchami : is the first day of spring. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Fresh buds bloom, animals awaken and the earth seems to come to life again. Farmers and gardeners plant their seeds and temperatures slowly rise. At this time of year, everything enters a state of renewal. Let us embark on a new journey on this auspicious day of basant panchami.

Join us online for Basant Panchami Sadhana.

Guru Poornima

The sacred and auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima is the most important day in the life of a disciple. For this is the day when devotion and guru shakti meet in a unique plane, creating the possibility of coming closer to understanding and experiencing the guru tattwa.

By connecting with our guru on this day, we break out of our limitations and egos, and are carried into expansiveness, openness and connectedness. So, come, join us online on this inspiring day on the 5th of July


Sundarkand is a chapter from the Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas. It highlights how Sri Hanuman crossed the ocean and survived the obstacles in his quest to find Sita Mata. Reciting the Sundarkand gives strength and determination to achieve success in life. It is also beneficial for restoring peace, health, harmony, and removal of negativity.

Vedic Chanting

The Vedic system of education goes back thousands of years. At that time, education referred to the overall development of the individual, not just for himself, but for the welfare of the entire community and to lead a more purposeful life. The purpose of life was defined as the quest for truth – the truth as the reason for our existence and welfare of all existence and creation.

A major focus of the education process was chanting of basic mantras, slokas and memorizing longer format chants like the Bhagavad Geeta, Vishnusahasranam. Today Neuroscience is waking up to the profound effects of chanting on the memory and functioning capacity of the brain.

Vedic chanting classes are held regularly at the ashram.

ARADHANA - Akshaya Tritiya Aradhana

Akshaya Tritiya is also known as ‘Akhateej’. The word akshaya literally means that which is constant, stable and is never destroyed. It is the day Treta Yuga commenced. Veda Vyasa started writing the epic Mahabharata on this day, It is also the day when the holy Ganges descended upon earth. Lord Parashurama, one of the ten avataras of Lord Vishnu, was born on this day. The annual Ratha Yatra in Puri Jagannath begins on this day.

One must make a sincere effort to perform good deeds through japa, tapa, tyaga, daan and remembrance of the Lord in this day.

ARADHANA - Maha Shivaratri Aradhana

Sivaratri, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is celebrated on the moonless night of the month of Phalguna, which is the fourteenth day in the Krishna paksha or dark half.

Festival of Maha Shivaratri symbolises the divine incarnation of Lord Shiva on this earth. It is also the day when Lord Shiva got married to Goddess Parvati. This is the day when he became ‘Neelkantha’ by swallowing the deadly poison that came up during Samudra Manthan.

This ritual worship of Lord Shiva on Maha Shivratri continues through the day and night. A special abhisheka is given to Shiva Lingam and Bilva leaves are also offered.

ARADHANA - Chaitra Navaratri Aradhana

Chaitra Navaratri is celebrated during the shukla paksha of Chaitra Masa and its first day marks the beginning of a new year according to Hindu calendar. It is also known as Vasanta Navaratri. Rama Navami, the birthday of Lord Rama falls on the ninth day of Chaitra Navaratri. Join us online for Chaitra Navaratri Aradhana turning inwards with havan, chanting and kirtans

“Bhakti is not just a philosophy, but science which can transform your thinking pattern and basic tendencies.”

Swami Sivananda Saraswati.