Jaya Kula is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offering opportunities to learn and practice in the traditions of direct realization Tantra and Anandamayi Ma. Shambhavi Sarasvati is the spiritual director.

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Puja II Retreat

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Eastern

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Puja II Retreat


Matrika House
159 State Street, 2nd Floor, Portland, ME, 04101

with Shambhavi Sarasvati

Learn how to conduct a traditional sixteen-offering puja to Lord Ganesha

Ganesha puja

Ganesha receives offerings

What you will receive

  • Detailed instruction in conducting a traditional 16 offering Tantrik puja to Lord Ganesha replete with mantra and mudra
  • Gayatri mantras specific to each deity and to Guru.
  • The ability to conduct personal pujas to other deities and Guru
  • An understanding of the esoteric meanings of the ritual and the offerings

Prerequisites: Puja Foundations or equivalent experience


Important note: This is a three-day teaching. The third day (July 13) will not show up on your registration confirmation email, and you do not need to register separately for the third day. 

July 11, 1-5pm:  View teachings and practical instruction
July 12, 1-5pm:  Practical instruction
July 13, 10-noon: The esoteric meanings of the ritual and the offerings


You will need to purchase the elements of a puja kit before the teaching. The cost will really be up to you as the quality of puja equipment varies greatly.

Puja Supply List (PDF)

This event is part of Kripa! Jaya Kula’s Annual Summer Retreat! July 7-16: Explore the complete listing of teachings and special events. 

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Puja II - Regular $180.00
Puja II - Low-Income or repeating $120.00