Yogini Festival

Jay Maa Kali! In this year, the Yogini Festival starts on the 23rd of December and runs until the 25th of December in front of the Yogini Temple (at Hirapur, Orissa). Many cultural programme like Odissi Dance, Sambalpuri Dance, Gotipura Nritya, Mahari Nritya, etc. are represented at this function. Many dancers from different states are…

Spirit Fusion Festival – Fresno, CA

By: Maya (initiate member of the Yogini Chakra) On November 25th, Fresno had its Spirit Fusion Festival (Fresno’s Pagan Pride). I worked a table for SHARANYA for the day and got the chance to talk to people about the organization, give out information, and sell some of the beautiful images, ritual items, and Indian handicrafts…

Dark Times, Divali, & Dancing the Spiral

On Sunday morning, I awoke from Samhain dreamtime to a recollection that I had something to do. Still feeling the presence of the ancients and moreover, some very achy muscles from a few good hours of altar building for SHARANYA’s Spiral Dance South Fire Altar, I reviewed my notes for the day ahead. Ah, yes,…

Sacred Activism Day

In the spirit of engaged spirituality and celebration of Gandhi’s birthday, October 2nd is SHARANYA’s Sacred Activism Day…a time to consider how your simple and/or profound actions make a difference for the well being of yourself, your family and loved ones, your community, your planet and beyond. Not that you don’t do this already every…

Jai Maa! Sunday’s Kali Puja

Tonight’s puja was such a powerful reminder to me of why I become involved in SHARANYA, why I walked through the threshold of initiation, and why I am so passionate about the work we do in the world in Her name. The devotion, the mantras, the songs, the ceremonies allow us to see Her, touch…