Bringing In The Spiritual Light


Dear Friends,

At the New Year, let’s bring in the spiritual light by chanting the Gayatri Mantra/prayer.  I will be doing a fire ceremony on New Year’s Day with 1000 Names of Gayatri.

The Gayatri mantra is known in India as the Essence of all Mantras. Chanting it will bring enlightenment, and on the way good mental and physical health, protection, and all the siddhis (extra-normal powers) with the wisdom not to misuse them.

The longer version, which has a more intense effect in us, takes us through every chakra, starting at the base chakra and taking us through the crown chakra.  This is the only mantra which takes us through the crown chakra in the pattern of stimulation of the petals on all 7 chakras.  Other mantras stop at the third eye and cycle back around from there.

When chanting it, it works best if you concentrate on feeling your energy/kundalini shakti moving from each chakra to the next higher one, as you chant the names of the seven luminous lokas (dimensional locations.)

Then we move up from the crown chakra of 1000 petals, signifying enlightenment if initiated at that level, through our sun, here called Savitur, to Devasya, where the devas live at the great central sun.  Next as we pull that divine energy back down the spine, we ask for enlightenment of our entire being.  This is all within one mantra, then we chant again as many as we can at a time.

Namadeva Acharya, chanted this longer version as his main mantra and quit keeping a record of how many he had chanted when he reached 10,000,000 in 2005.  While most of us won’t get anywhere near that number, we should make it our main mantra, and however many we chant will help us to good health, good emotions, good mind, and as a bonus, we will stimulate our brains to avoid dementia and Alzheimer’s.

To get you started or aid your practice, Namadeva Acharya teaches the long and short versions of the mantra plus the 1000 Names and Powers of Gayatri on a 2-CD set or download: Click here for Namadeva chanting Gayatri

Om Bhu Om Bhuvaha Om Swaha

Om Maha Om Janaha Om Tapaha Om Satyam

Om Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi

Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat

Happy New Year and Many Blessings for Happiness and Fulfillment in 2016!

Divine Love (Prema) and Shanti,







About Satyabhama Ashley-Farrand

Satyabhama met Satguru Sant Keshavadas in December 1980 at his Temple of Cosmic Religion in Washington, DC. She also met Thomas Ashley-Farrand/Namadeva Acharya (1940-2010) the same evening, and a year and a week later they were married by Satgurus Sant Keshavadas and Rama Mata. Satyabhama studied with Sant Keshavadas and Rama Mata and with Namadeva for the next 3 decades. She became a Vedic priest in her own right in the mid-1980s and worked with Namadeva Acharya in performing and teaching ancient mantra techniques and spiritual practices. In 2008 and 2009, like Namadeva Acharya, she received guru diksha to be a guru from Satguru Rama Mata, Sadguru Sant Keshavadas' widow, to whom he passed the lineage in 1997. When Namadeva Acharya discovered that his death was imminent, he told Satyabhama that he wanted her to continue their mission of teaching the dharma, and he gave her a powerful initiation to enable her to teach his workshops with his spiritual energy. Since then, she has continued to travel and teach and also to manage the Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon, with the encouragement of Satguru Rama Mata and her family. Satyabhama has a B.A. from New York University and a Law Degree from Southwestern School of Law. Dedicated to serving God through humanity, she is a certified mediator and maintained a private law practice from 1981-2007. Prior to her law practice, Satyabhama worked to further the status of women through her involvement with the National Organization for Women and the National Women's Political Caucus. In 2004, Satyabhama assumed management of Saraswati Publications, LLC and Sanatana Dharma Satsang, Inc., a 501(c)3 religious organization. She is committed to making the world a better place in which Divine Law becomes the law of life.

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