- Beautiful fragrance for Mother worship. Amber Kasturi (20g)
An ancient formula, hard-rolled combining sandalwood, patchouli leaves and natural gum resins from aromatic trees.
An ancient formula, hard-rolled combining sandalwood, lavender flowers and natural gum resins from aromatic trees.
- This small bowl is ideal to hold sandalwood paste or other offerings used in ritual worship. Made from polished brass in village Bengal. About 2" in diameter.
By Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati.
This booklet is a guide to learning simple Mother worship in the Hindu tradition. Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati presents here a simplified ritualistic worship of Goddess Kali that can easily be performed regularly. Based on ancient Tantric scriptures, the mantras and rituals contained in this puja-book come to us from the tradition of the Dakshineswar Kali temple where Sri Ramakrishna lived and worshipped the Divine Mother with an awe-inspiring intensity for over thirty years. This book contains an overview of puja and includes the transliterated Sanskrit mantras with English translations as well as instructions for a five-item worship of Mother Kali. This is the simplest Kali puja that is still authentic and complete for easy learning and memorization and is ideal for daily home practice. Booklet. 36 pp. with drawings.
- Sandalwood is considered the most spiritual fragrance. Paste made by grinding sandalwood with water is touched to most items when offered in puja. This is the Mysore sandalwood that the shopkeeper stashes in a separate trunk for special customers only. The grinding stone is not included in the price.
- Very rare outside of India, this kosha-kushi (double spoon) is an important ritual item used in the Tantric worship of the Divine Mother and represents the yoni and womb of the Goddess, as well as the astral body within the physical body and the microcosm within the macrocosm. Many devotees expressed regret that they could not find kosha-kushis in America, so we searched Calcutta and its surrounding villages until we found a source for these high quality puja implements. Handcrafted from pure copper by artisans in West Bengal. About 8.5"long. We sell the kosha-kushi the way we purchased it: unpolished. With a bit of effort and the help of copper polish, this double spoon will shine as shown in the picture.
- This beautiful water pot is used for bathing the deity and for any other water needed during the puja. 6"w x 8.5"h
- This copper bowl is used in Tantric worship for bathing a deity and as a receptacle for various devotional offerings. Many devotees expressed regret that they could not find this type of bowl in America, so we searched Calcutta and its surrounding villages until we found a source for these high quality puja implements. Hand made from pure copper by Bengali artisans. About 7" in diameter. We sell this bowl as we bought it: unpolished. With a bit of effort and the help of copper polish, one achieves a shine as shown in the picture.
- Sale!The new Kali Mandir 2022 calendar is here! This elegant calendar makes a great Christmas gift. Besides beautiful photos of Ma Dakshineswari Kali and Ma Bhavatarini Kali, this calendar features all the 2022 dates for amavasyas, ekadasis, important Hindu dates, birthdays of saints, daylight savings, etc. Dimensions: 11" X 8.5". Kali Mandir developed its 2022 calendar with dates calculated for Southern California.
SPECIAL SALE:From now until Shyama Kali Puja (November 3rd), we will be selling the Kali Mandir 2022 calendar for only $21.50!
- A chamar is a yak-tail fan which is waved at the end of arati. This represents the offering of the element of air back to its source, cool the deity, keep insects away. Waving the chamar is also a gesture of honoring the Deity and Her royal power. Considered ritually pure, the only hair that can be used in puja is that from the tail of a yak. It is extremely difficult, even in India, to find a chamar made of real yak-tail hair. We still have some left. Approx. 25" long.
These asanas were hand-woven in Jairambati, the birth village of Sri Sarada Devi in West Bengal, India. We purchase these asanas to support poor women and their loving labor. They are attractive, durable and machine washable. Dimensions: approx 25"x21"