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A vel for Somaskanda

On Sunday, the temple of Somaskanda took another step forwards in its development when a large vel (or spear of Lord Subramanium) was inaugurated to take its place alongside the other amazing murthis in the temple. No one can lay claim to have organised this event. Without design the vel was selected from the [...]

2019-10-23T15:20:46+01:005 September 2018|

Guru Purnima

27 July, 2018 Guru Purnima is always the culmination of the Shiva festival and each year the intensity of devotion escalates at Somaskanda. This year saw the first dedicated Shiva shrine during the festival and full mahabishekums celebrated every morning in addition to the midday worship. The presence of Guru Subramanium as well as [...]

2019-10-23T15:35:29+01:0030 July 2018|

Retreat in April

A lovely group of people went for a retreat and spent some days experiencing the Divine out in the early spring nature, in shared Satsang and in deep devotion. Take a look at the images and read about some of the experiences of a pilgrim. "Throughout the weekend we shared many warm experiences but [...]

2019-10-23T15:53:35+01:001 May 2018|

Nandi-Puja in the depth of winter

Before the puja could be performed on January 29th, Nandi had to be freed from an almost three meter thick duvet made of snow... In bright sunshine, the pilgrims made their way up to the temple through a winter landscape covered in deep snow. On approaching Nandi, only his ears and horns were visible from behind [...]

2019-10-24T11:22:38+01:0030 January 2018|

Being with Mohanji

October 2017 On a sunny day in autumn, Mohanji and his family came to Somaskanda Ashram and we all could spend time in their presence. It was a lovely day full of joy, satsang and devotion. Take a look at the pictures and read about some of the Satsang held. [...]

2019-10-24T15:14:55+01:0019 October 2017|

First anniversary

October 2017 For three days we were celebrating the first anniversary of the inauguration of the temple. It began with a special puja to Nandi followed by havans and kumbum pujas to Lord Ganesh and Somaskanda Murti. Take a look at the images taken during these memorable days. [...]

2019-10-24T15:31:21+01:0016 October 2017|

Self confidence and spirituality

Guru Sri Subramanium, the founder of Skanda Vale Ashram in Wales and of Somaskanda Ashram in Switzerland, talks about how important it is not to demean ourselves in the mistaken belief that a lowly self image is virtuous or humble. True humility is knowing that you are God! [...]

2019-10-09T18:53:21+01:0027 May 2017|

A Visit from the Disentis monastery

Visit by Brother Martin and his students from the Disentis monastery grammar school. Somaskanda Ashram received special visitors on the last Sunday of January. Brother Martin from the Monastery of Disentis brought a group of about 14 students from their boarding school to visit us. Disentis is a town in Canton Graubünden located about [...]

2019-10-24T15:45:23+01:008 February 2017|

The light from Bethlehem

Last Friday in a café, friends told us about a candle that has been burning now for 2 weeks on their balcony. The flame was brought to them by a friend from Zürich. It is the light of peace which has been lit in the birth place of Jesus in Bethlehem. We had never [...]

2019-10-24T15:58:31+01:0023 December 2016|