Just for Initiates
We created this website area to serve as support for those practicing with a mantra given by Babaji. Even though it is still under development, we wanted to make it available to you as we populate the various areas.
Please note the 2013 Havan dates have been posted. In a recent email about Havan, Babaji said:
The full moon holds a significant place in our practice. On every full moon, the practitioner is aware of the fullness and awakens the mantra by doing “havan” fire ceremony in one form or the other.
Havan is an act of making 108 offerings into the ceremonial fire while reciting one’s mantra silently. After the havan the practitioner makes a commitment to the self to do a certain number of jap (repetition of the mantra) every day for the whole month. Doing havan at the end of the month also capsulates the practice done during the month and stores it within. Thus the power of our practice keeps building within and giving a sense of inner fulfillment.
If one is not able to do havan with fire, this observance can also be done with water. The ritual done with water is called “Tarpan.” Tarpan is very accessible and could be done by anyone living alone or in a place where fire cannot be lit.
Havan or Tarpan adds an extra dimension to the continuation of our practice and can be learned easily. If you are not able to do either of the two, at least light a lamp in your home in the evening. Sitting in front of it, do one mala jap. At the end, make a resolution to do a certain number of jap every day until the next full moon, and keep this promise to yourself.
Spring Navaratri: April 10-20
Fall Navaratri: October 5-13