A puja is an expression of reverence to any aspect of the Divine through invocations, prayers and chants. Devotional rituals elevate the mind, soothe the nervous system and generate harmony. The chants bring much joy and have a very positive effect on the physical and mental well-being.
Free of charge. Flowers and fruits are auspicious offerings when attending a spiritual festival.
Swami Vasishtananda is a traditional priest from the Namboodiri lineage in Kerala, South India. After many years serving as the personal priest for Swami Vishnudevananda, he now resides at the Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, CA, where he teaches and cares for the many temples, performing daily puja ceremonies. In addition to his vast knowledge of ritual, mantra, scripture, and yoga, Swami Vashista is an excellent cook, and makes delicious prasads and Indian dishes for ashram guests and staff to enjoy.