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Vel puja

29 August, 12 pm (noon) Armed with His vel (speer), Lord Subramanium battles against negativity. Be part of this very special puja.

2021-07-22T11:29:04+02:0031 July 2021|

Subramanium festival

9 - 22 August 9 August: 12 pm (noon), from 10 August: 6 am daily During this festival there is special focus on Lord Subramanium, the commander in chief of the three worlds. The festival starts on 9 August with the new moon puja - havan and Ganesh puja outside followed by a kumbum [...]

2021-07-22T11:20:04+02:0025 July 2021|

Online satsang

Friday, 30 July, 8:15 pm Swiss time From time to time the resident monastic team offers an online satsang where they talk about the challenges of our lives and our relationship with the Divine and answer questions from the participants. Ask your questions wether you are grown up or a child. The questions can [...]

2021-07-20T16:26:05+02:0025 July 2021|

The Guru Principle

Swami Suryananda shares his experience on the Guru principle in a short discourse given during an online satsang from Skanda Vale and Somaskanda Ashram.

2021-07-21T11:43:17+02:0024 July 2021|

Guru Purnima

24 July, 12pm (noon) Renew your connection to our beloved Guruji. Find your Guru within. Due to COVID19, the number of pilgrims allowed in the temple is limited. Please register your visit before starting your pilgrimage. We look forward to seeing many of you!

2021-07-01T16:50:12+02:0018 July 2021|

A new arrival of Lord Nataraj

Recently, a new murti of Lord Nataraj arrived at Somaskanda Ashram. While strictly observing the requirements for a Covid-free temple visit, this nearly life-size image was unloaded from the trailer and moved to its first residing place in its new home. Enjoy the impressions of this remarkable moment. Where does this Lord [...]

2021-06-25T10:06:03+02:0029 June 2021|

Shiva festival

10 - 24 July 10 July 12 pm (noon), from 11 June 6 am daily Join us for this most auspicious festival of intensified devotion to Lord Shiva. Please take note that, based on the COVID19 protection concept, the number of pilgrims is limited. Therefore, we request you to register your visit before starting [...]

2021-07-01T17:38:19+02:0026 June 2021|


In this detailed and inspired discourse Swami explains about how to contemplate and why it is important to do so in our daily living and as part of our sadhana (spiritual practice). Excerpt from an online satsang held at Somaskanda Ashram and Skanda Vale.

2021-07-08T11:39:04+02:0021 June 2021|
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