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Prayer for a pandemic

There is a beautiful prayer to contemplate on the current pandemic and to send support to those in need. May we who are merely inconvenienced Remember those whose lives are at stake. May we who have no risk factors Remember those most vulnerable. May we who have the luxury of working from home Remember [...]

2020-03-26T16:05:09+01:0026 March 2020|

Skanda Vale – Somaskanda group

Be part of our online community The WhatsApp group for the large Skanda Vale and Somaskanda community has been created in response to a growing need to connect, support, pray for and with each other. We humbly request all members to consider this group as something sacred, to be kept pure and positive and [...]

2020-03-25T12:40:44+01:0024 March 2020|

Prayer request

If you would like prayers for yourself, your family or someone you know, please fill in your details below. Your prayer will be directly delivered to the monastic community. We will present your picture and message in the inner sanctuary of our temple during our daily pujas. We do not respond to general enquiries [...]

2020-03-21T16:27:41+01:0021 March 2020|

Corona virus crisis

Let's think what's really important The coronavirus lockdown makes us reassess almost every aspect of life. Change is at hand. Watch the talk given by Swami Suryananda.

2020-03-21T13:26:54+01:0021 March 2020|

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 [...]

2020-03-24T18:17:40+01:0011 March 2020|


Good Friday service: 10 April, 3:30 pm Easter: Saturday, 11 April, 11:45 pm Sunday service: 12 April, 7:30 pm Due to the current situation regarding the corona virus you will not be able to join the celebrations at the ashram. We will try to bring easter to you in different ways. [...]

2020-03-17T19:18:56+01:0010 March 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|

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|