• An ancient formula, hard-rolled combining sandalwood, lavender flowers and natural gum resins from aromatic trees.

  • An ancient formula, hard-rolled combining sandalwood, patchouli leaves and natural gum resins from aromatic trees.

  • Beautiful fragrance for Mother worship.  Amber Kasturi (20g)
  • This photo of Ma Tara was taken in the famous Tarapith temple, Birbhum, West Bengal.  Many tantrics and saints have practiced sadhana at the Tarapith temple and cremation ground.  The renowned tantric Bamakhyepa spent most of his life there.  Of the more contemporary saints, Anandamayi Ma practiced sadhana in Tarapith.

  • This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Calcutta, India.  Kali here is in her benign form.  She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali.  Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden.

  • 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.
  • The story goes that one priest slipped while carrying this image. Krishna’s foot got broken and, since a broken image should not be worshipped, pandits recommended to immerse it in the Ganga. The Rani, who built the Dakshineswar Kali Temple was heartbroken because she had become very attached to this image of Krishna. Sri Ramakrishna came to the rescue. He said,” If you son in law breaks his leg, will you throw him into the Ganges?” Sri Ramakrishna himself fixed this image.
  • Sri Sarada Devi, the divine consort of Sri Ramakrishna worshipped this fierce form of the goddess Kali dancing in the cremation ground.
  • Photo taken of Ma Annapurna at the famous Annapurna Temple in Benares, India 5x7"
  • This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, India. Kali here is in her benign form. She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali. Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden. This photo prompted Usha to write the book "Kali, the Black Goddess of Dakshineswar," and indirectly started Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach.
  • This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Calcutta, India. Kali here is in her benign form. She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali. Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden.
  • This is the famous Kali image Sri Ramakrishna worshipped in the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, India. Kali here is in her benign form. She is the dakshina Kali with her right foot front. By divine grace, Elizabeth Usha Harding got the rare privilege to take photos inside the inner shrine of Kali. Taking pictures in the inner sanctum is usually strictly forbidden.
  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali of Laguna Beach, California. This photo was taken during one of Kali Mandir’s festivals. Ma is adorned with her favorite hibiscus flowers. Sri Haradhan Chakraborti, the main pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, brought this image from Calcutta and installed her in Laguna Beach in 1993. Ma Dakshineswari is being worshipped daily at Kali Mandir.
  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali of Laguna Beach, California. This photo was taken during one of Kali Mandir’s festivals. Ma is adorned with her favorite hibiscus flowers. Sri Haradhan Chakraborti, the main pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, brought this image from Kolkata, India, and installed her in Laguna Beach in 1993. Ma Dakshineswari is being worshipped daily at Kali Mandir.
  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali of Laguna Beach, California. This photo was taken during one of Kali Mandir’s festivals. Ma is adorned with her favorite hibiscus flowers. Sri Haradhan Chakraborti, the main pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, brought this image from Kolkata, India, and installed her in Laguna Beach in 1993. Ma Dakshineswari is being worshipped daily at Kali Mandir.
  • Ma Kali blesses Sri Ramakrishna in the Panchavati, the holy grove at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple.
  • This is the image of Siddhi Vinayak of the famous temple in Mumbay dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
  • This picture is a copy of the famous picture at the cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. It bears the seal of authenticity and has supposedly not been touched up.
  • Sri Haradhan Chakraborty, the late main priest at the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata, India, comes from a lineage of priests. Like his father, he worshipped Ma Bhavatarini Kali throughout his adult life. In 1993, he installed the image of Ma Dakshineswari Kali in Laguna Beach by performing prana pratistha.
  • Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was a Hindu monk, chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, and a key figure in the introduction of Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga to the western world.
  • Lord Nataraj is a depiction of the Hindu God Shiva as the divine dancer. His dance is called Tandavam or Nadanta, depending on the context of the dance. This particular image is worshipped at Kali Mandir in Laguna Beach.
  • These deities of Radha and Krishna reside at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach. They were custom-made for Kali Mandir by a well-known artist in Kolkata who molded them in the likeness of the Radha Krishna images at the Dakshineswar Temple, Kolkata, India.
  • Devotees pray to the Goddess Shitala, an incarnation of the Supreme Goddess Durga, to protect them and cure them from disease. This image of Shitala resides at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach
  • This beautiful sandstone image of Hanuman is being worshipped at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach.
  • In Hinduism, the goddess Durga, also known as Shakti or Devi, is the protective mother of the universe. She is one of the most popular deities, a protector of all. Sitting astride on a lion or tiger, the multi-limbed Durga battles the forces of evil in the world. In Sanskrit, Durga means "a fort" or "a place that is difficult to overrun," an apt metaphor for this deity's protective, militant nature. Durga is sometimes referred to as Durgatinashini, which literally translates into "the one who eliminates sufferings." This particular Durga image is being worshipped at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach.
  • Swami Bhajanananda is a Hindu monk and resident main pujari at Kali Mandir, Laguna Beach.
  • Swami Chetanananda is a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and head of the Vedanta Society of St. Louis. He is the author of innumerable books on Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother, Swami Vivekananda and Vedanta.
  • Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886) was born in Kamarpukur, a small village in West Bengal. He spent his adult life ardently worshipping Ma Bhavatarini Kali at the Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata. His spiritual realizations made him see God in everything. God is One. People call on the same God who appears in various forms and names.
  • 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.

  • Chanting gives expression to the soul’s innate yearning for the Divine.  Since ancient times it has been the cornerstone of devotional schools of Indian religion, combining the artistry and disciplines of traditional music with transcendent power of mantra meditation.  Kali Puja Live II features an eclectic blend of ecstatic chants by some of today’s most popular kirtan singers - Krishna Das, Jai Uttal, Bhagavan Das as well as famous Indian artists Purna Das Baul, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta and others. Recorded live during Kali Mandir’s annual Kali Puja festivals.

  • Mystic Chants & Bhajans Recorded During Kali Worship.  This rare collection of songs and chants recorded live at Kali Mandir’s annual  Kali pujas in Laguna Beach captures the mood of this ancient sacred ritual and reflects the soulful longing for the Divine Mother by artists from a variety of musical and spiritual disciplines.  Featuring Haradhan Chakraborti, Bhagavan Das, Premanand Trikannad, Krishna Gopinathan, Swami Bhajanananda Saraswati, Sudha Srikumar, the David Stringer Kirtan Ensemble, Sumanta Chakrabarti, and Nandu Menon.  Total playing time: 70.15 min.  Includes an insert with lyrics & translations, artist bio’s and pictures.  Kali Mandir.

  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali of Laguna Beach, California. Sri Haradhan Chakraborti, the main pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, brought this image from Kolkata, India, and installed her in Laguna Beach in 1993. Ma Dakshineswari is being worshipped daily at Kali Mandir.
  • This photo of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, was taken at her village home in Jayrambati. It is believed that she grants abundance in this photo. Therefore, her devotees always keep this photo in their kitchen area.

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