Temple anniversary

Friday 11 – Saturday 12 October

The third anniversary of Somaskanda Ashram will be a very extraordinary event. For two days there will be many havans, Kumbapujas and other festivities. We are very happy to welcome Brahmarishi Mohanji as our guest of honour. The Swamis from Somaskanda and Skanda Vale will lead us through the ceremonies together with two priests from the temple “Sri Kalpaga Vinayakar Devasthaanam” in Port Talbot, Wales, GB.

Come along and join in!

Friday: 8:30 am – ca. 8 pm
Saturday: 6:30 am – 2 pm

On Friday the special anniversary pujas will start at 8:30 am continuing throughout the day into the evening. Delicious blessed food  (prasad) will be available for everyone. On Saturday the programme will again start early  at 6:30 am and end after lunch prasad at around 2 pm.

Getting there

From the village of Fideris a mountain road leads up to the ashram for about 10 km. The driving on the road is subject to a special permit (Fr. 10.-, please get it in Fideris at the sales post of the Heuberge AG). Up at the Fideriser Heuberge there are public parking spaces available.

From the parking lots and from the Hotel Arflina there will be shuttle buses to the junction to the temple:

Friday:  7:30 – 8:15 am, 1 – 1:30 pm
Saturday:  5:30 – 6:15 am

On Friday evening and Saturday noon after the end of the ceremonies they will drive back to the parking lot and the hotel.

The last 300 m from the junction (Höhi) to the temple must be walked on foot (approx. 15 min). Elderly people and those with health conditions will be driven up by the team of helpers.

If you prefer to travel by public transport or leave your car in Fideris village, you may book a Heuberge bus ride directly with Heuberge AG (www.heuberge.ch, 081 300 30 70).

Airport transfer

We are trying to assist you with airport transfers. Please contact us before booking any flights. Send us your flight details if you have already booked. You can leave them in the questions&comments field when filling in your registration.


Unfortunately there will be no overnight accommodation available at the ashram from 9 – 14 October. We recommend a number of friendly local places to stay. If you are booking at Hotel Arflina, please quote “Somaskanda” when booking.

We need your help

Please come a few days early or stay longer and support us with the preparations, the running of the event and the tidying up. During the preparations Navaratri will be taking place  – another reason to be there!

From 28 Sept: Setting up of tents, weather protection
From 4 Oct: Decoration, cleaning, cooking, …
11-12 Oct: Lots of small and big tasks: kitchen, flowers, parking, offerings, …
From 13 Oct: Taking down and tidying up

Do you have special skills that you might contribute? Do you have a specific task in mind? Please get in touch with us.

Register your visit online

Please be sure to inform us of your attendance, even if you are staying in a nearby accommodation. It will make our preparations much easier.

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