ShantiDwara Yoga Ecology and Wellness Centre, Middle Pocket, Byron Bay Shire, Australia

UPDATED FEB 2021 WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Hari Om,

There are exciting changes in Shantidwara's calendar and weekly classes and events, opening new possibilities to connect our Yoga community, improve lifestyle and wellbeing. 


ૐ FRIDAY KIRTAN.

Kirtan on Sunday and Friday is now lead by magnificent HariBhakti Dey, effortlessly guiding his listeners and students to the recesses of their heart exploring devotion and limits of the mind. We share a light Ayurvedic dinner together. 


ૐ CLASSES AND SATURDAY HAVAN. 

Saturday and Sunday packed with Yoga teachings without gaps. Whole week is filled with classes offered by senior Yoga teachers with decades of experience.

Weekly Saturday Havan is done at usual time and is centre-point of the entire week.


Download weekly schedule of classes.



ૐ WEEKEND RETREATS. 

"Yoga Lifestyle Weekend Camps" weekly, giving full immersion into ancient Yoga, spans over weekend from 5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday with 11 classes guided by the top international-level Yoga teachers, $370 to teachers, organisers and donation to the ashram. 

BYO camping, Ayurvedic vegetarian meals provided. 


ૐ WEEK + RETREATS AND CELEBRATIONS.  

The next months in Shantidwara are well-organised with "Special Yoga Program Camps" falling on the most auspicious days in solar/lunar calendar. Please, download and save the calendar for complete program and dates. It is Your opportunity to join Yoga Sangha and uplift Your own practice to a stable, tuned-in, evolving level with continuous inspiration on-tap. Download complete program for the upcoming retreats and celebration at Shantidwara.

Participation in "Special Program Camp" need be booked in in advance.



ૐ INDIA SADHANA. 

With Covid situation affecting lives of all people around the globe, many people have discovered new avenues of deepening their spiritual practice. However, nothing stays unchanged, and as eventually world will reopen their borders, there will be a possibility to go to India again on a pilgrimage and join our amazing Yoga Ecology projects in Himalaya, visiting the most powerful shrines and places of worship, seek blessings of Saints, put hands into transforming lives of communities, learn new Yoga skills, let go of old conditioning, boost spiritual powers and bring the "renewed Self" into our own homeland to improve lifestyle and inspire others. Please, stay in touch about our Yoga Ecology Himalaya projects by saving this flyer.


ૐ YOGA IN DAILY LIFE.

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience. Starting at the time before sunrise guarantees the most auspicious timing to plant a seed of positive change. Concluding the day with deeply nourishing yoga practice erases the stress of the day and accumulated impressions, which otherwise get archived straight into the subconscious memory.

Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements, breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach.

In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmitting force delivering the cosmic universal message, stands for the power of transformation.

Join Shantidwara in the series of unique classes tailored thoroughly to individual level and needs. Learn about Yoga Ecology and restore natural harmony in soul with Ayurveda. Participate in deep cleanses and meditation. Open up the Heart Chakra and purify all layers of your being through devotional music.


Om Shanti Prem.

Shantidwara Yoga Ecology Ayurveda Wellness Centre team.



ૐ BOOKINGS.

Booking required for all Yoga classes, connect with the teacher directly to secure your spot. Teachers have their own fee set for the classes and courses.

Recommended donation to ShantiDwara for group Yoga classes and events facilitated by Sadhvi Matarishvan is $15-20, while 1-ૐ-1 Yoga Therapy sessions is 1.5hr $120. 

There are two major events on Saturday - Healing Mahamrityumjaya Havan, and Friday - Ecstatic Kirtan and Meditation that bring our community together. Friday Kirtan is followed by a meal that ideally should be prebooked, thus we can estimate numbers. 

Booking/enquiry shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252.

(Shantidwara is centrally located close to Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in lush rolling hills of Middle Pocket, easy access.)

128 Middle Pocket Rd, Middle Pocket, NSW. Google Maps GPS pin is accurate.


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Download Shantidwara Yoga Camps calendar for 2020-2021 (complete in .PDF format) with major auspicious dates to deepen Yoga practice.

ૐ The nearest is February Deep Cleanse and Ayurveda 15-21 February, flyer can be found here

Download the detailed program here. 

ૐ The next are Mahashivaratri and Chaitra Navaratri retreats.


Join our classes, celebrations, Yoga Ecology projects and pilgrimage in India.

Calendar in Sri Vidya series for deepening connection with the Moon cycles and presiding Deities. 


This calendar running from Jan 2021 to Mar 2022, allows Yoga aspirant to stay in tune with daily “division” of the Moon, so called Kalas. 


Each Kala relates to a particular Nitya Devi, bestowing profound influence on our mind and feelings.


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Postpone no more! Seize opportunity to fill your library with meaningful books that bring direction.  

Spread out the word if you want your family and friends to be “on the same page”. Some books are only 1 in stock.


Presently, Shantidwara offers 10% off if you take 10+ books.


Book shop open:

Fri-Sun 1-3pm (with a break for 13-13:45pm Yoga Nidra)

Pricelist:


Yoga Publication Trust - BSY Books


A Systematic Course on Ancient Practices

110

Ajna Chakra

23

An Aim An Ity A Ness and Ment

15

Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha

54

At the Feet of My Beloved Guru

40

Bhakti Sadhana

23

Chapters of Spirituality

23

Destiny's Child

15

Development of Satyananda Yoga

18

Dharana Darshan

40

Dharma of A Disciple

23

Dhoom-Dhaam

15

Diggaja

15

Divine Play

15

Dynamics of Yoga

20

Effects of Yoga on Hypertension

30

Exploring Yoga and Cancer

30

Four Chapters on Freedom

30

Ganpati Aradhana

22

Gherand Samhita

54

Gita Darshan

22

Glimpses of the Divine Vol. 1

18

Glimpses of the Divine Vol. 2

18

Grandpa's Memories

15

Great Escapes

15

Hatha Yoga Book 1

30

Hatha Yoga Book 2

30

Hatha Yoga Book 3

30

Hatha Yoga Book 4

30

Hatha Yoga Book 5

30

Hatha Yoga Book 6

30

Hatha Yoga Book 7

30

Hatha Yoga Book 8

30

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

54

Head Heart & Hands

18

High on Waves

40

HISTORY OF BIHAR SCHOOL OF YOGA

15

Humans and Superhumans

18

Ishavasya Upanishad-SSS

20

Ishavasya Upanishad-SNS

20

Janani 1

20

Janani 2

23

Janani 3

23

Jnana Yoga

18

Karma Sannyasa

20

Karma Yoga Book 1

25

Karma Yoga Book 2

25

Karma Yoga Book 3

25

Karma Yoga Book 4

25

Karma Yoga Book 5

25

Karma Yoga Book 6

25

Karma Yoga Book 7

25

Kundalini Tantra

35

Lessons for Life

15

Light on the Guru Disciple Relationship

22

Likhita Japa

15

Living the Divine Life

28

Maha Samadhi: Antardhyana

25

Manas Putra

40

Manipura Chakra

23

Mantra & Yantra

20

Meditations From Tantras

35

Mere Aradhya

35

Mind Mind Management & Raj Yoga

23

Moola Bandha

18

Mudra Vigyan

40

My Inheritance of Sannyasa

25

My Spiritual Journey With Sw. Satyananda

25

Mystics From the Moon

15

Nawa Yogini Tantra

30

Nine Principal Upanishads

25

Om Niranjan

15

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 1

30

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 2

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 3

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 4

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 5

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 6

30

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 7

25

On The Wings of The SWAN, Vol. 8

25

Origin of Yoga & Pashupat Yoga

20

Practical Yoga Psychology

35

Practices of Yoga for the Digestive System

30

Prana and Pranayam

32

Prana Vidya

32

Rikhia: The Vision of A Sage

30

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 1

25

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 2

25

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 3

25

Rikhiapeeth Satsangs- 4

25

Sadhana

20

Samarpan

28

Samatvam

25

Samkhya Darshan

18

Sankalpa Putri

18

Sannyasa

20

Sannyasa Darshan

25

Sanskrit Glossary of Yogic Terms

28

Satsangs on Ramacharitamanas

30

Satyananda Yoga in Europe, Vol. 1

30

Satyananda Yoga in Europe, Vol. 2

30

Satyananda Yoga in Europe, Vol. 3

30

Satyananda Yoga in Greece, Vol. 1

30

Satyananda Yoga in Greece, Vol. 2

30

Shiva Charitra: Narratives of Shiva

25

Siddha Prarthana- Roman

20

Sodium and Potassium

15

Spike the Hedgehog

15

Sri Durga Stotra Mala

23

Sri Lakshmi-Narayana Stotra Mala

22

Sri Saundarya Lahari

40

Sri Shiva Stotra Mala

25

Sri Vijnana Bhairava Tantra

40

Steps to Yoga

25

Sure Ways to Self Realization

30

Surya Namaskara

20

Swadhisthana Chakra

23

SWAN Meditation

20

Swara Yoga

25

Sw. Sivananda's 18 ITIES

20

Taming the Kundalini

25

Tattwa Shuddhi

25

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 1

30

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 2

30

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 3

25

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 4

25

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 5

35

Teachings of Sw. Satyananda, Vol. 6

30

The Ancient Astra

15

The Crew

15

The Daredevil Dolphin

15

The Gift of Peace

15

The Golden Collection 1

20

The Golden Collection 2

20

The Golden Collection 3

20

The Golden Collection 4

20

The Golden Collection 5

20

The Golden Collection 6

20

The Golden Collection 7

20

The Golden Collection 8

20

The Paths of Pravritti & Nivritti

20

The Yoga of Sri Krishna

20

The Yogi and the Maya

15

Thoughts on the Gita

20

Tirth Yatra 1

35

Tirth Yatra 2

35

Upasana

30

Water the Roots Set

35

Yajna

54

Y Drishti: Sadhana

30

Yoga: Philosophy to Realization

25

Yoga and Cardiovascular Management

28

Yoga Chakra 1

20

Yoga Chakra 2

18

Yoga Chakra 3

18

Yoga Chakra 4

18

Yoga Chakra 5

18

Yoga Chakra 6

18

Yoga Chakra 7

18

Yoga Chudamani Upanishad

28

Yoga Darshan

54

Yoga Education for Children, Vol. 1

30

Yoga Education for Children, Vol. 2

30

Yoga From Shore to Shore

25

Yoga in Daily Life

20

Yoga Nidra

30

Yoga of Sage Vashishtha

18

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 1

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 2

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 3

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 4

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 5

25

Yoga Sadhana Panorama, Vol. 6

25

Yogic Management of Asthma & Diabetes

30

Yogic Management of Cancer

30

Yogic Management of Common Diseases

28

YRF Journals: 1989-1990

30



Gita Press Books


Large Shri Ramacharitmanas

120

Small Sundarkand

20

Yellow Shrimad Bhagavadgita

30

Small The Bhagavad Gita

20

Small Shrimadbhagavatam

20

The secrets of Prem Yoga

25

The secrets of Bhakti Yoga

25


Contact:

0404351252

ShantiDwara Yoga School classes start early morning to greet the Sun, to commence day with a recharged body-mind-soul triad and cleansed lenses of perception to gain the most out of daily experience.


Move your Yoga practice to the next level by steady progress. Uproot fears and deep-rooted conditioning by learning ancient techniques of body movements,  breath work and meditation, gradually learning to apply them in daily life. Restore bodily functions, addressing all systems of the  organism with a holistic, scientifically sound and systematic approach.


In Yoga, Sun represents soul or the grand ego, Moon reflecting the light - the mind, and Fire, the tangible luminous particle, the transmitting force delivering the cosmic universal message, stands for the power of transformation.


Join Shantidwara in the series of unique classes tailored thoroughly to individual level and needs. 

Learn about Yoga Ecology and restore natural harmony in soul.


Booking/enquiry shantidwara@gmail.com or 0404351252.

(Yoga Temple is centrally located close to Ocean Shores, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in the lush rolling hills of Middle Pocket, easy access.) 


ShantiDwara on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shantidwara/ 

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PRITHVI-SUKTA: HYMN TO THE EARTH (ATHARVA VEDA), compiled and written down c. 1200–900 BCE, in oral tradition from eons back.


Truth, high and potent Law, the Consecrating Rite, Fervour, Brahma, and Sacrifice uphold the Earth.

May she, the Queen of all that is and is to be, may Prithivī make ample space and room for us. || 1


Not overcome by the crowd of Manu’s sons, she who hath many heights and floods and level plains;

She who bears plants endowed with many varied powers, may Prithivī for us spread wide and favour us. || 2


In whom the sea, and Sindhu, and the waters, in whom our food and corn-lands had their being,

In whom this all that breathes and moves is active, this Earth, assign us foremost rank and station! || 3


She who is Lady of the earth’s four regions, in whom our food and corn-lands had their being,

Nurse in each place of breathing, moving creatures, this Earth, vouchsafe us kine with milk that fails not! || 4


On whom the men of old before us battled, on whom the Gods attacked the hostile demons,

The varied home of bird, and kine and horses, this Prithivī, vouchsafe us luck and splendour! || 5


Firm standing-place, all-bearing, store of treasures, gold-breasted, harbourer of all that moveth.

May Earth who bears Agni Vaisvānara, Consort of mighty Indra, give us great possessions || 6


May Earth, may Prithivī, always protected with ceaseless care by Gods who never slumber,

May she pour out for us delicious nectar, may she bedew us with a flood of splendour. || 7


She who at first was water in the ocean, whom with their wondrous powers the sages followed,

May she whose heart is in the highest heaven, compassed about with truth, and everlasting,

May she, this Earth, bestow upon us lustre, and grant us power in loftiest dominion. || 8


On whom the running universal waters flow day and night with never-ceasing motion,

May she with many streams pour milk to feed us, may she bedew us with a flood of splendour. || 9


She whom the Asvins measured out, o’er whom the foot of Vishnu strode,

Whom Indra, Lord of Power and Might, freed from all foemen for himself,

May Earth pour out her milk for us, a mother unto me her son. || 10


O Prithivī, auspicious be thy woodlands, auspicious be thy hills and snow-clad mountains.

Unslain, unwounded, unsubdued, I have set foot upon the Earth,

On earth brown, black, ruddy and every-coloured, on the firm earth that Indra guards from danger. || 11


O Prithivī, thy centre and thy navel, all forces that have issued from thy body

Set us amid those forces; breathe upon us. I am the son of Earth, Earth is my Mother.

Parjanya is my Sire; may he promote me. || 12


Earth on whose surface they enclose the altar, and all-performers spin the thread of worship;

In whom the stakes of sacrifice, resplendent, are fixed and raised on high before the oblation,

may she, this Earth, prospering, make us prosper. || 13


The man who hates us, Earth, who fights against us, who threaten us with thought or deadly weapon, make him our thrall as thou hast done aforetime.  || 14


Produced from thee, on thee move mortal creatures: thou bearest them, both quadruped and biped.

Thine, Prithivī, are these Five human Races, for whom, though mortal, Sūrya as he rises spreads with his rays the light that is immortal. || 15


In concert may these creatures yield us blessings. With honey of discourse, O Earth, endow me. || 16


Kind, ever gracious be the Earth we tread on, the firm Earth, Prithivī, borne up by Order, mother of plants and herbs, the all-producer. || 17


A vast abode hast thou become, the Mighty. Great stress is on thee, press and agitation, but with unceasing care great Indra guards thee.

So make us shine, O Earth, us with the splendour of gold. Let no man look on us with hatred. || 18


Agni is in the earth, in plants; the waters hold Agni in them, in the stones is Agni.

Agni abideth deep in men: Agnis abide in cows and steeds. || 19


Agni gives shine and heat in heaven: the spacious air is his, the God’s

Lover of fatness, bearer of oblation, men enkindle him. || 20


Dark-kneed, invested with a fiery mantle, Prithivī sharpen me and give me splendour! || 21


On earth they offer sacrifice and dressed oblation to the Gods.

Men, mortals, live upon the earth by food in their accustomed way.

May that Earth grant us breath and vital power. Prithivī give me life of long duration! || 22


Scent that hath risen from thee, O Earth, the fragrance which growing herbs and plants and waters carry,

Shared by Apsarases, shared by Gandharvas therewith make thou me sweet: let no man hate me. || 23


Thy scent which entered and possessed the lotus, the scent which they prepared at Sūryā’s bridal,

Scent which Immortals Earth! of old collected, therewith make thou me sweet: let no man hate me. || 24


Thy scent in women and in men, the luck and light that is in males, that is in heroes and in steeds in sylvan beasts and elephants,

The splendid energy of maids, therewith do thou unite us, Earth! Let no man look on us with hate. || 25


Rock earth, and stone, and dust, this Earth is held together, firmly bound.

To this gold-breasted Prithivī mine adoration have I paid. || 26


Hither we call the firmly held, the all-supporting Prithivī,

On whom the trees, lords of the wood, stand evermore immovable. || 27


Sitting at ease or rising up, standing or going on our way.

With our right foot and with our left we will not reel upon the earth. || 28


I speak to Prithivī the purifier, to patient Earth who groweth strong through Brahma.

O Earth, may we recline on thee who bearest strength, increase, portioned share of food, and fatness. || 29


Purified for our bodies flow the waters: we bring distress on him who would attack us.

I cleanse myself, O Earth, with that which cleanseth. || 30


Earth, be thine eastern and thy northern regions, those lying southward and those lying westward.

Propitious unto me in all my movements. Long as I tread the ground let me not stumble. || 31


Drive us not from the west or east, drive us not from the north or south,

Be gracious unto us, O Earth: let not the robbers find us; keep the deadly weapon far away. || 32


Long as, on thee, I look around, possessing Sūrya as a friend,

So long, through each succeeding year, let not my power of vision fail. || 33


When, as I lie, O Earth, I turn upon my right side and my left,

When stretched at all our length we lay our ribs on thee who meetest us.

Do us no injury there, O Earth who furnishest a bed for all. || 34


Let what I dig from thee, O Earth, rapidly spring and grow again.

O Purifier, let me not pierce through thy vitals or thy heart.  || 35


Earth, may thy summer, and thy rains, and autumn, thy winter, and thy dewy frosts, and spring-time.

May thy years, Prithivī! and ordered seasons, and day and night pour out for us abundance. || 36


The purifier, shrinking from the Serpent, she who held fires that lie within the waters,

Who gives as prey the God-blaspheming Dasyus, Earth choosing Indra for her Lord, not Vritra, hath clung to Sakra, to the Strong and Mighty. || 37


Base of the seat and sheds, on whom the sacrificial stake is reared,

On whom the Yajus-knowing priests recite their hymns and chant their psalms,

And ministers are busied that Indra may drink the Soma juice || 38


On whom the ancient Rishis, they who made the world, sang forth the cows,

Seven worshippers, by session, with their fervent zeal and sacrifice; || 39


May she, the Earth, assign to us the opulence for which we yearn,

May Bhaga share and aid the task and Indra come to lead the way. || 40


May she, the Earth, whereon men sing and dance with varied shout and noise,

Whereon men meet in battle, and the war-cry and the drum resound,

May she drive off our foemen, may Prithivī rid me of my foes. || 41


On whom is food, barley and rice, to whom these Races Five belong,

Homage to her, P arjanya’s wife, to her whose marrow is the rain! || 42


Whose castles are the work of Gods, and men wage war upon her plain

The Lord of Life make Prithivī, who beareth all things in her womb, pleasant to us on every side! || 43


May Earth the Goddess, she who bears her treasure stored up in many a place, gold, gems, and riches,

Giver of opulence, grant great possessions to us bestowing them with love and favour. || 44


Earth, bearing folk of many a varied language with diverse rites as suits their dwelling-places,

Pour, like a constant cow that never faileth, a thousand streams of treasure to enrich me! || 45


Thy snake, thy sharply stinging scorpion, lying concealed, bewildered, chilled with cold of winter,

The worm, O Prithivī, each thing that in the Rains revives and stirs,

Creeping, forbear to creep on us! With all things gracious bless thou us. || 46


Thy many ways on which the people travel, the road for car and wain to journey over,

Thereon meet both the good and bad, that pathway may we attain without a foe or robber.

With all things gracious bless thou us. || 47


Supporting both the foolish and the weighty she bears the death both of the good and evil.

In friendly concord with the boar, Earth opens herself for the wild swine that roams the forest. || 48


All sylvan beasts of thine that love the woodlands, man-eaters, forest-haunting, lions, tigers,

Hyena, wolf, Misfortune, evil spirit, drive from us, chase the demons to a distance. || 49


Gandharvas and Apsarases, Kimīdins, and malignant sprites,

Pisāchas all, and Rākshasas, these keep thou, Earth, afar from us. || 50


To whom the winged bipeds fly together, birds of each various kind, the swans, the eagles;

On whom the Wind comes rushing, Mātarisvan, rousing the dust and causing trees to tremble, and flame pursues the blast hither and thither; || 51


Earth, upon whom are settled, joined together, the night and day, the dusky and the ruddy, Prithivī compassed by the rain about her,

Happily may she stablish us in each delightful dwelling place. || 52


Heaven, Earth, the realm of Middle Air have granted me this ample room,

Agni, Sun, Waters, all the Gods have joined to give me mental power. || 53


I am victorious, I am called the lord superior on earth,

Triumphant, all-o’erpowering the conqueror on every side || 54


There, when the Gods, O Goddess, named thee, spreading thy wide expanse as thou wast broadening eastward,

Then into thee passed many a charm and glory: thou madest for thyself the world’s four regions. || 55


In hamlets and in woodland, and in all assemblages on earth,

In gatherings, meeting of the folk, we will speak glorious things of thee. || 56


As the horse scattereth the dust, the people who dwelt upon the land, at birth, she scattered,

Leader and head of all the world, delightful, the trees’ protectress and the plants’ upholder. || 57


Whate’er I say I speak with honey-sweetness, whatever I behold for that they love me.

Dazzling, impetuous am I: others who fiercely stir I slay. || 58


Mild, gracious, sweetly odorous, milky, with nectar in her breast,

May Earth, may Prithivī bestow her benison, with milk, on me. || 59


Whom Visvakarman with oblation followed, when she was set in mid-air’s billowy ocean

A useful vessel, hid, when, for enjoyment, she was made manifest to those with mothers. || 60


Thou art the vessel that containeth people, Aditi, granter of the wish, far-spreading.

Prajāpati, the first-born Son of Order, supplieth thee with whatsoe’er thou lackest. || 61


Let thy breasts free from sickness and Consumption be, Prithivī, produced for our advantage.

Through long-extended life wakeful and watching still may we be thy tributary servants. || 62


O Earth, my Mother, set thou me happily in a place secure.

Of one accord with Heaven, O Sage, set me in glory and in wealth. || 63


Atharva Veda 12.1-63 (trans. by Maurice Bloomfield, Sacred Books of the East, Vol. 42, 1897)


Atharva Veda further study:

http://library.mibckerala.org/lms_frame/eBook/06%20World%20Religions/Atharva_Veda.pdf


https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/15602022.pdf

“Bhandasura was a demon created from the ashes of Kamadeva by Chitrakarma. This character makes his appearance in, and is the main antagonist of the Lalitopakyanam, part of Brahma Purana.

Bhandasura was created from the ashes of Kamadeva and performed severe austerities to please Lord Shiva, for which he was rewarded with the boons that whomsoever dares to fight Bhandasura would forfeit half of his strength and masculinity to him. Bhanda was also given the city of the demons, Shunyaka (in the Mahendra Hills) to live in and was promised emperor hood of the multiverse for sixty-thousand years without any obstructions in his path. For obvious reason, no god, man or demon dared to attack him. He created two brothers, Vishukra and Vishanga from his shoulders. From his heart he created his sister, Dhumini. He also brought to life four wives with whom he had thirty sons in total and a daughter named Rashmi Prabha.

Fearing him and his vicious boons, the gods of the multiverse went into hiding where they worshiped the Goddess Parashakti for the last few thousand years of Bhandasura's uninterrupted rule, while he was immersed in lust and luxury by Lord Vishnu's Maya. When Bhandasura came to know of the gods' conspiracy against him, he attacked them at the spot where they were performing a Yajna to appease the goddess. In fear, the Devas entered the fire pit and immolated themselves. When a relieved Bhandasura had gone, the Goddess Parashaktiincarnated on the from of Goddess Tripura Sundariand resurrected all the gods of the multiverse and restored their duties.

She recreated the universe. From her various organs, she created the worlds, Pancha Bhutas etc (for example, Earth from her feet, darkness from her hair etc). Then, she created Bala Tripurasundari from her heart, Gayatri from Kundalini, Varahi from her ego, Matangi from her intellect, Sampatkari from Ankusha, Ashwaroodha from her Pasha & other Devis like Nakuleshwari, Jwalamalini etc.

Goddess Tripura Sundari went to war against Bhandasura, with an army strong enough to destroy him and the inhabitants of Shonitapura. Her army was led by Goddess Sampatkari on an elephant and Goddess Ashwarudha on a horse. She herself went to war on the Sri-Chakra, the Chakraraja-Ratha with every weapon known to god and man alike. Her commander in chief, Goddess Dandini (Varahi) followed on Kiri Chakra and her prime minister Mantrini/Shyamala (Matangi) followed on the Geya Chakra.

The war was in favor of Goddess Lalita (Tripura Sundari). Her daughter Bala successfully killed all thirty of Bhandasura's sons, while Matangi killed his brother Vishanga. His other brother Vishukra was killed by Varahi. Before dying however, Vishukra had placed a jaya-vighna-yantra in the middle of the Goddess's troops. This froze everyone except Lalita, Bala, Kameshwara Shiva, Matangi and Varahi. Devi Lalita then, with her husband in the from of Kameshwara, created Mahaganapati (the highest form of Ganesha), who destroyed Vishukra's yantra, thus reanimating the other goddesses. Goddess also created Maha Subramanya (highest form of Kartikeya)

Bhandasura now recreated the demons killed by Vishnu in each of his seven incarnations. Goddess Lalita Parvati brought forth each of Vishnu's incarnations (Dashavatar) from her fingernails, that put the demons to an end.

The Mother put out every firebrand sent by the demon her way, and destroyed his army with the Maha-Pashupatastra. She finally killed Bhandasura and destroyed Shonitapura with the Kameshwarastra. With Bhandasura incinerated by her arrow, the Goddess recreated Kamadeva from his ashes and restored Rati's marriagehood and peace to the multiverse.” Wikipedia

“Tripurasura (Sanskrit: त्रिपुरासुर) is a trio of asura brothers named Tarakaksha, Vidyunmāli and Kamalaksha, who were the sons of the asura Tarakasura. These three began to perform tapasya. For a hundred years they meditated standing only on one leg. For a thousand more years they lived on air and meditated. They stood on their heads and meditated in this posture for yet another thousand years.


Brahma was pleased at this difficult tapasya. He appeared before them and said, "What boon do you want?" "Make us immortal", answered Tarakasura's sons. "I can’t make you immortal", replied Brahma. "I don’t have the power. Ask for something else instead". "Very well", then, said Tarakaksha, Vidyunmāli and Kamalaksha. "Grant us the following: Let three forts be made. The first will be of gold, the second of silver and the third of iron. We will live in these forts for a thousand years. These forts built in different worlds shall align once in every 1000 years. This combined fort will be called Tripura. And if anyone can then destroy Tripura with only a single arrow that shall be the death destined for us".


This rather unusual boon Brahma granted. There was a danava named Maya who was very good at building work. Brahma asked him to build the forts. The golden fort was built in heaven, the silver one in the sky and the iron one on earth. Tarakaksha got the golden fort, Kamalaksha the silver one and Vidyunmali the iron one. Each of the forts was a big as a city and had many palaces and vimanas inside.


The asuras populated the three forts and began to flourish. The gods did not like this at all. They first went to Brahma, but Brahma said he could not help them. After all, the asuras had got Tripura thanks to his boon. The gods then went to Shiva for help. But Shiva said that the asuras were doing nothing wrong. As long as that was the case, he did not see why the gods were so bothered. They next went to Vishnu, who suggested that if the problem was that the asuras were doing nothing wrong, then the solution was to persuade them to become sinners.


Out of his powers Vishnu created a man. This man's head was shaven, his clothes were faded and he carried a wooden water-pot in his hands. He covered his mouth with a piece of cloth and approached Vishnu. "What are my orders?" he asked Vishnu.


"Let me explain to you why you have been created", replied Vishnu. "I will teach you a religion that is completely against the Vedas. You will then get the impression that there is no Svarga (heaven) and no Naraka (hell) and that both heaven and hell are on earth. You will not believe that rewards and punishments for deeds committed on earth are meted out after death. Go to Tripura and teach the demons this religion, by which they will be dislodged from the righteous path. Then we will do something about Tripura".


The being did as he had been asked to. He and four of his disciples went to a forest that was near Tripura and began to preach. They were trained by Vishnu himself. Therefore, their teachings were convincing and they had many converts. Even the sage Narada got confused and was converted. In fact, it was Narada who carried news of this wonderful new religion to King Vidyunmali. "King" he said, "there is a wonderful new teacher with a wonderful new religion. I have never heard before. I have been converted."


Since the great sage Narada had been converted, Vidyunmali also accepted the new religion, and in due course, so did Tarakaksha and Kamalaksha. The asuras gave up revering the Vedas, they stopped worshipping Shiva linga.


Now the gods then went to Shiva and began to pray to him. When Shiva appeared, they told him that the asuras had now become evil and should be destroyed. They had even stopped worshipping Shiva's linga.


Shiva agreed to destroy Tripura. Vishvakarma was the architect of the gods. Shiva called Vishvakarma and asked him to make a suitable chariot, bow and arrow. The chariot was made entirely out of gold. Brahma himself became the charioteer and the chariot was speedily driven towards Tripura. The gods accompanied Shiva with diverse weapons.


When Shiva's army reached the battlefield, the three forts were about to merge into a single Tripura, which condition would last for just a second. At the exact time, Lord Shiva invoked the most destructive weapon controlled by Him, the Pashupatastra. The Destroyer's capable arms fired a single arrow into the three forts at the exact instant they merged into one, thus burning to ashes the three forts of the asuras. Shiva thus earned Himself the epithet Tripurantaka - the one who ended Tripura. He also earned the epithet Tripurari.


Another version that is widely quoted in Tamil literature has Lord Shiva destroy Tripura with a mere smile. When all the battlefield was filled with warriors, with Brahma and Vishnu in attendance, there occurred the instant when the forts came together. Lord Shiva merely smiled. The forts were burned to ashes. The battle was over before it began! In Tamil, Lord Shiva has the epithet, "Sirithu Purameritha Peruman" which means, He who burnt the cities with a mere smile.


While the celebrations were going on, the shaven-heads religious teachers arrived. "What are we supposed to do now?" they asked.


Brahma and Vishnu told them to go the desert where there are no humans. The last of the four eras was Kali Yuga and in Kali Yuga, evil would reign supreme. When Kali Yuga arrived, they were to come back and begin their teaching afresh. And once they reached at their peak god will take rebirth and will wipe them from earth and once again the world will be free from all kinds of evil and asuras.” Wikipedia

Tonight at Shantidwara 6-8pm going on a journey within with a Mystic and a master of sound Haribhakti Dey. 


Event for details https://fb.me/e/1Zen2W6DN?ti=icl 

Just 1 week left before our 6-day detoxing camp!!! ✨🔥🌞🌱 


Here in Shantidwara we are committed to purification of external and internal environment. 


Body experienced heavier than before? Stiff or numb in places? Catching yourself overthinking and a bit down? Sluggish digestion? Need more space in life? Time flies? Feeling addicted? Exploring a more fitting diet? Need more light and peace in life?


Blissful existence is a human’s birth right. Bliss arises spontaneously in a peaceful harmonised being void of impurities. Pleasure and bliss are absolutely different experiences as pleasure is bound to an individual ego, while bliss transcends it. 


We offer 6-day Cleanse and Ayurveda Camp 15-21 Feb and 1-day Intensive Cleanse every 1st Sunday of the month. 


Please, share the flyers with those of your friends and family who are looking for avenues to restore delicate balance in the health drawing on boundless healing powers from within. 


Limited value of marketed solutions and shortcuts to our goals, like pills or intensive fitness challenges, tend to produce side effects, make us addicted and take control over our mind. 


We are ready to get out of a comfort zone and commit to a creating a whole self - integrated empowered solid beautiful temple of the soul - with the vast array of ancient Yoga tools. Gentle and steady approach produces the lasting results.


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6-day Cleanse Camp 15-21 Feb. 

A few spots available. 

Details in flyer.


Download the Detailed Program PDF here - https://shantidwara.com/page/view-file?id=21 


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1-day Cleanse for Byron Shire locals.


Starting from the 1st Sunday in March, we are offering an ancient deep cleansing Yogic routine to learn, to experience and to adopt in daily life. 


Come yourself, invite others for the next sessions. Let’s empower the whole Shire with peaceful balance of health from within. 


Details in flyer. 

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Humans spend about a third of their lives sleeping. Unconsciously. Just like breathing, sleep is believed to be especial for our survival, as means of relaxation and rejuvenation. We all practice it every day.  Yogis of the past developed a practice, derived from tantras, which allowed them to sleep continuously and direct their awareness towards achieving deeper and broader relaxation than in a state of sleep.  Swami Satyananda, in his book “Yoga Nidra” (ISBN: 8185787123) says: People feel that they are relaxing when they collapse in an easy chair with a cup of coffee, a drink or a cigarette, and read a newspaper or switch on the television. But this will never suffice as a scientific de

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