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Full moon puja

You are warmly invited to join our special full moon pujas. They are taking place on the Sundays before the full moon. The Pujas start with an outdoor havan and a Kumbum puja to Lord Ganesh residing in front of the temple. The rituals then continue inside the temple in a special mahabishekam to Somaskanda [...]

2020-02-12T20:03:53+01:0011 February 2020|

Nandi puja

5 and 20 February, 12 pm (noon) Experience one of the fortnightly Nandi pujas. During winter, they make particularly special experiences.

2020-01-23T12:12:28+01:0026 January 2020|


Friday, 21 February, 9 pm Come and join us on this most holy and auspicious occasion. A full night of worship dedicated to Lord Shiva with havans, mahabishekams and bhajans. Bring warm clothes to keep you comfortable for this special winter night. Make use of the Heuberge bus to get up the mountain. [...]

2020-01-23T12:06:44+01:0023 January 2020|

New moon puja

Saturday, 25 January, 12 pm (noon) On new moon days there is always a special puja to Somaskanda Murti and to Meru, a geometrical structure - a yantra - representing the Divine Mother. In addition, there will be a special puja to our outdoors Lord Ganesh. The rituals start with a havan outside then [...]

2019-12-05T09:56:58+01:001 January 2020|

New Year

31 December 11:45 pm Come along and welcome the new year up in the mountains at Somaskanda Ashram.

2019-11-30T11:59:48+01:0026 December 2019|


Midnight mass: 24 December 11:45 pm Christmas: 25 December, 7:30 pm Celebrate Christmas amidst the quiet and snowed-in mountains and experience the presence of Christ in our lives.

2019-11-04T15:25:39+01:0028 November 2019|

The meaning of Somaskanda

We asked Brahmarishi Mohanji, a dear friend and mentor of Somaskanda Ashram and Skanda Vale, to explain about the meaning of Somaskanda. Find out what He said. The Kailas Nath, Lord Shiva in the form of Dakshina Moorthy, along with Lord Kartikeya, Mother Parvati and loyal companion Nandi, also live [...]

2019-11-13T14:56:36+01:0013 November 2019|

Dattatreya Jayanti

11 December, 12 pm (noon) Join the celebration of the birthday of Lord Dattatreya, the incarnation of the three-fold divinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. On that date, it is highly likely that the Heuberge road will be closed for private traffic, so please check the visitor information and inquire about coordinating the booking [...]

2019-11-04T14:48:57+01:0010 November 2019|

Third anniversary of the temple

Last Friday and Saturday we were able to celebrate the third anniversary of Somaskanda Ashram in sunny autumn weather. Many old and new friends made their way up the mountain to join in. We were most delighted to welcome Brahmarishi Mohanji as our guest of honour. The two priests from the temple "Sri Kalpaga [...]

2019-10-17T21:23:01+02:0014 October 2019|