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Holy Pilgrimage - Hindu temples in USA

Sathya Sai Baba Center  of Indianapolis, IN

Bhagavan Sri
Sathya Sai Baba

have come to light the lamp of Love in your hearts, to see that it shines day by day with added luster. I have not come on behalf of any exclusive religion. I have not come on a mission of publicity for a sect or creed or cause, nor have I come to collect followers for a doctrine. I have no plan to attract disciples or devotees into my fold or any fold. I have come to tell you of this unitary faith, this spiritual principle, this path of Love, this virtue of Love, this duty of Love, this obligation of Love.        4 July 1968, Baba
Foster love in your hearts and redeem your lives!
What is it that men should acquire today? It is the broadening of the heart so that it may be filled with all-embracing love. Only then the sense of spiritual oneness of all mankind can be
experienced. Out of that sense of unity will be born the love of God. This love will generate pure bliss in the heart that is boundless, indescribable and everlasting. For all forms of bliss, love is the source. A heart without love is like a barren land. - Baba

Location:  Sycamore Schools - during the school year.
SSE Classes resume Sep 13, 2009
1750 W 64th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Sathya Sai Baba Center of West Lafayette, IN

Foster love in your hearts and redeem your lives!
What is it that men should acquire today? It is the broadening of the heart so that it may be filled with all-embracing love. Only then the sense of spiritual oneness of all mankind can be
experienced. Out of that sense of unity will be born the love of God. This love will generate pure bliss in the heart that is boundless, indescribable and everlasting. For all forms of bliss, love is the source. A heart without love is like a barren land. - Baba

145 Knox Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Tri – State Hindu Temple, Newburgh, IN
Tri-State Hindu Temple, Newburgh Indiana Staff and Management is committed to serve devotees .

Temple Timings
9:00 - 11:30 am &
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Sat and Sun:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm &
3:30 - 8:30 pm

Mondays - Closed
6044, Vann Road,
Newburgh, IN -47630

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Agawam, MA

Many ask, "How can you mix spirituality and social service?"

We ask, "How can you separate the two?"

Those who wish to sincerely serve society must be spiritually pure and only those who are spiritually pure can sincerely serve society!
Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) is a socio-spiritual Hindu organization with its roots in the Vedas. It was revealed by Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781-1830) in the late 18th century and established in 1907 by Shastriji Maharaj (1865-1951). Founded on the pillars of practical spirituality, the BAPS reaches out far and wide to address the spiritual, moral and social challenges and issues we face in our world. Its strength lies in the purity of its nature and purpose. BAPS strives to care for the world by caring for societies, families and individuals. This is done by mass motivation and individual attention, through elevating projects for all, irrespective of class, creed, colour or country. Its universal work through a worldwide network of over 3,300 centers has received many national and international awards and affiliation with the United Nations. Today, a million or more Swaminarayan followers begin their day with puja and meditation, lead upright, honest lives and donate regular hours in serving others. No Alcohol, No Addictions, No Adultery, No Meat, No Impurity of body and mind are their five lifetime vows. Such pure morality and spirituality forms the foundation of the humanitarian services performed by BAPS.
 BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
605 Silver Street
Agawam. MA 01001
Tel: (1-413) 786-4878
Fax: (1-413) 786-4877
Daily Schedule
Darshan Timings: 
Sunday only
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Weekly Schedule

Bal / Balika Sabha :
Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Kishore / Kishori Sabha :
Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Yuvak / Yuvati Sabha:
Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mahila Sabha:
Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Satsang Sabha:
Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Bal / Balika Gujarati Classes :
Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir , Fall River, MA
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
300 Hartwell Street, Fall River,
MA 02721. USA
Tel: (1-508) 676 2277
Fax: (1-508) 672 4679
Daily Schedule
Daily Aarti:
7:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Summer 6.30 pm Winter
Darshan Timings:
Monday - Friday:
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday:
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Weekly Schedule

Bal / Balika Sabha :
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Kishore / Kishori Sabha :
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Yuvak / Yuvati Sabha:
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mahila Sabha:
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Satsang Sabha:
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bal / Balika Gujarati Classes :
Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Events - 2012

Day - Date
Sunday, Jan 08
Makar Sankranti - Jholi
Sunday, Jan 29
Vasant Panchami
Sunday, Mar 11
Holi - Fuldol
Sunday, Apr 01
Swaminarayan Jayanti / Ram Navmi
Sunday, May 13
Yogi Jayanti
Sunday, Jul 01
Guru Purnima
Sunday, Aug 05
Sunday, Sep 23
Jal Jhilani
Sunday, Oct 28
Sharad Punamima
Sunday, Nov 18
Diwali - Annakut
Sunday, Dec 16
Pramukh Swami Janma Jayanti
Sunday, Jul 22

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir , Lowell, MA
Daily Schedule
Daily Aarti:
7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. Summer 6.30 pm Winter
Darshan Timings:
Monday - Friday:
7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday:
7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Weekly Schedule

Bal / Balika Sabha :
Sunday 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Kishore Sabha :
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Kishori Sabha :
Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Yuvak Sabha:
Sunday 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mahila Sabha:
Sunday 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Satsang Sabha:
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Bal Gujarati Classes :
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Balika Gujarati Classes :
Sunday 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
50 Stedman Street,
Lowell, MA 01851. USA
Tel: (1-978) 458 4444
Fax: (1-978) 458 4474

Boston Meditaion Group of Self-Reliazation Fellowship, Waltham, MA

Welcome to the Boston Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship.
This Meditation Group is composed of devoted members and friends of Self-Realization Fellowship, a worldwide nonprofit organization with international headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

Self-Realization Fellowship was founded in 1920 by Paramahansa Yogananda for the purpose of disseminating Kriya Yoga, a definite scientific technique for attaining direct personal experience of God. Through its worldwide service and teachings, Self-Realization Fellowship seeks to awaken greater understanding of the harmony underlying all true religions, and a fuller expression in this world of the love that unites all people when they realize their oneness in God.
Central to Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings are scientific techniques of concentration and meditation that lead to the direct personal experience of God. These yoga methods quiet body and mind, and make it possible to withdraw one's energy and attention from the usual turbulence of thoughts, emotions, and sensory perceptions. In the clarity of that inner stillness, one comes to experience a deepening interior peace and awareness of God's presence.
Instruction in the practice of the techniques taught by Paramahansa Yogananda is presented in the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, a comprehensive home-study series compiled from his lectures and writings. Covering a wide range of topics, the Lessons offer his inspiring and practical guidance for achieving balanced physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
As an introduction, we suggest that you read Paramahansa Yogananda's Autobiography of a Yogi. Copies of this spiritual classic are available in bookstores all over the world.

Boston has a special place in the history of Paramahansa Yogananda's work. It was here that he first landed in the United States in 1920, as an invited speaker at the International Congress of Religious Liberals. Paramahansaji made the Boston area his home for four years, giving lectures and teaching meditation techniques to a growing number of students.
A variety of New England cities and towns gave Paramahansa Yogananda his first taste of America. He and his students met in Davis Square in Somerville, Copley Square in Boston, and students' homes in Arlington and Brookline. Stories of Paramahansaji's early life in America also feature Waltham, Plum Island, North Adams, Worcester, Lexington, Medford, and Duxbury.
Today, members of the Boston Meditation Group comprise a diversity of countries, languages, religions, races, and ages. What brings us together is our search for God, which we find in our meditation practice and study of Paramahansa Yogananda's teachings. We enjoy this special form of fellowship and warmly welcome others to join us.


Main Weekly Service
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM – Meditation Service
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Reading Service

Early Sunday Meditation
7:00 AM through the start of the regular Sunday meditation.


Second Tuesday of the month:
Prayer Service for healing of body, mind, and soul
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Meditation Service
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Prayer Service
Other Tuesdays:
Meditation and SRF Literature Reading
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Meditation Service
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – SRF Literature Study


SRF Lessons Study
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Meditation Service
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Lesson Study


Mid-week Inspirational Service
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM – Meditation Service
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM – Inspirational Service

First Thursday of every month
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM – Three-hour Meditation Service


Meditation and Bhagavad Gita Reading
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM – Meditation
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM – Reading from Paramahansa Yogananda’s God talks with Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita


Meditation and Second Coming of Christ Reading
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM – Meditation

Spiritual Diary Quote

Loyalty to a spiritual custom without sincerity and conviction is hypocrisy. Loyalty to the spirit of a custom even without clinging to a form is wisdom. But loyalty neither to spiritual custom, nor principle, nor teacher is spiritual degeneration. Stand by God and His servant, and you will see His hand working through all things.
-Paramahansa Yogananda, Self-Realization Magazine

751 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451

From the Mass Pike

Take Exit 17, the Newton/Watertown exit, and follow the sign for Watertown, traveling a short distance into Watertown Square. As you approach the square, you will go through the intersection of Galen Street and Route 16. At the next light, take a left onto Main Street and travel approximately 3 miles into Waltham Center. Go through the intersection of Main Street and Moody Street, and through the next light at Exchange Street, and you’ll see 751 Main Street on the right, across the street from the Episcopal Church. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

From Route 128

Take Exit 26, the Waltham/Weston exit, Route 20. Follow the signs for Route 20 East (Waltham/Boston) into Waltham Center. As you approach Waltham Center, you’ll see Hannaford's Supermarket, CVS, and the post office on your right. Right after the post office, you’ll see 751 Main Street on the left, across the street from the Episcopal Church. Parking is available at the rear of the building.

By Public Transportation

There are many buses that converge in Waltham Center. One that runs both evenings and weekends is the #70 Cedarwood bus, which originates in Central Square, Cambridge, travels along Western Avenue and Arsenal Street into Watertown Square. From Watertown Square, it travels along Main Street approximately 3 miles into Waltham Center.
In addition to buses, the Fitchburg/South Acton Commuter Rail, which originates at North Station in Boston, stops in Waltham Center. For more information, visit the Fitchburg Line MBTA Web site or call the MBTA at (617) 222-3200.

Boston Sai Centre, Somerville, MA
Devotion is one of the three wings of the Sai Organization (the other two being selfless service (seva) and education in human values). This page will discuss various aspects of the devotion program, which includes devotional singing (bhajans), Study Circles, Nine-Point Code of Conduct and Ten Guiding Principles.

Devotional Singing (Bhajans)
Sing aloud the glory of God and charge the atmosphere with divine adoration. This is why I insist on group singing of the names of the Lord.  (SSS, VI, 239)
Bhajan is the process of singing that originates in the heart, not from the lips or the tongue. It is the expression of the joyous thrill that wells up from the heart when the Glory of God is remembered. It is the spontaneous manifestation of inner ecstasy. No attention is paid to the blame or praise that others may give. It does not seek the admiration or the appreciation of the listeners.  (SSS X, 84)
Remember, every song sung in praise of the Lord is a sword that cuts the knots of laziness. It is a fine piece of social service to remind all of their duty to the Almighty, who watches over them.  (The Holy Man and the Psychiatrist, by Sam Sandweiss134)
God is omnipresent. He is the in-dweller of every heart and all names are His. So you can call Him by any name that gives you joy. You must not cavil at other names and forms, nor become fanatics, blind to their glory. When you sing bhajan songs, dwell on the meaning of the songs and the message of each name and form of God and roll on your tongue its sweetness.  (The Holy Man and the Psychiatrist, by Sam Sandweiss, 134)
Take for example, there is a tree. It is full of birds. They make a mess all over. How to get rid of these noisy ones?  You should clap loudly. Similarly, in this tree of life, there are birds of desire. The heart therefore becomes dirty. In order to cleanse it, do devotional singing.  (Kodaikanal discourse, April 12, 1996).

Study Circle

What is a study circle? It is not just reading books. Study circle means taking a point and each person discussing what it means like a round-table conference. Each person gives their point of view, and finally values are derived from this. If there is just reading, there is doubt. But if each one gives his view, doubts will be answered. The topic is viewed; the study circle looks at different facets. It is like a diamond with its different facets, but there is one facet that is flat, the top facet, and from this all can be viewed. To discover the top facet is the task of the study circle.

"Swami's talks may be taken, or other scriptures.Take a point. Have everyone think about it and discuss it, and come to the final point where doubt is decreased. If only one person reads, there will be only one meaning. All misunderstandings, all points of view --after these are brought out, the study circle members will get confidence. There is no doubt of this.
Centers must have study circles in this way and none will note the passage of time. Each one listens eagerly and many will give their point of view. The Bible, the Koran, the Gita, and Swamis books may be used. Each one must be given a chance."

Conversations with Sai Baba, by Hislop: pp.125-126 in older edition; pp. 137-138 in new edition

Nine-Point Code of Conduct
The charter of the Sai Organization says that every member should undertake sadhana (spiritual discipline) as an integral part of daily life and abide by the following Code of Conduct :
1.   Daily meditation and prayer.
2.   Devotional singing/prayer with family members once per week.
3.   Participation in Sai Spiritual Education by children of the family.
4.   Participation in community service and other programmes of the Organization.
5.   Regular attendance at devotional meetings conducted by the Organization.
6.   Regular study of Sathya Sai Baba literature.
7.   Use of soft, loving speech with everyone.
8.   Avoidance of talking ill of others, especially in their absence.
9.   Practice of the principles of “ceiling on desires”, consciously and continuously striving to eliminate the tendency to waste time, money, food, and energy and utilizing any savings thereby generated for the service of mankind.


Regular Center Services
Haley House Soup Kitchen Service: (4th Sunday Of The Month)
On the Fourth Sunday of every month center members volunteer at the Haley House Soup kitchen facility in Boston to prepare and serve lunch. This service project is from 8:45am to 12:30pm. Haley House is a facility that provides meals for homeless people. On a typical day there are about 65 to 80 homeless people visiting this facility for lunch. We need 5 volunteers for preparing lunch. E-mails are sent to the listserv to sign up. If you are interested simply reply to the email. (http://www.haleyhouse.org)  

Sancta Maria's Nursing Home Service: (3rd Saturday Of The Month)                                                                                                                              
Third Saturday of every month the center members (Adults and YAs) visit Sancta Maria from 10.00am to 12.00pm to sing various English songs for the residents.Sancta Maria is an elderly nursing home facility located near Boston. Typically Pick-Up and Drop-Offs are coordinated around 9:45am at the Alewife ‘T’ Station nearby.
Please contact your service coordinator for more information.
(Sancta Maria Nursing Facility, 799 Concord Ave - Cambridge, MA)

 Center meets every Sunday:
  • 3:30PM - 4:30PM   Devotional Singing (Bhajans)
  • 4:30PM - 5:30PM   Study Circle for Adults and SSE for Children
Center Contacts

Center Officers: 
    Ramu Bollapragada                   

Vice President 
    Ramakoti Raju Sagiraju
    Abhijit Pillai
    Neeti Bharatan
Education (SSE)   
    Leela Ganti

YA Representatives: 
Female Representative
Urmila Khemraj
Male Representative
Krishna Kuga


Center Location: Unity Church of God - 6 William Street, Somerville, MA – 02144

Reaching By 'T':
If you are taking train, the center can be reached easily from Davis Square 'T' stop on Redline. The church is located off of college avenue just minutes from Davis square.

Brahma Kumaris Learning Center For Peace, Watertown, MA

The Brahma Kumaris
in the USA

he Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization acknowledges the intrinsic goodness of all people. We teach a practical method of meditation that helps individuals understand their inner strengths and values. A worldwide family of individuals from all walks of life, we are committed to spiritual growth and personal transformation, believing them essential in creating a peaceful and just world. Acknowledging the challenges of rapid global change, we nurture the well-being of the entire human family by promoting spiritual understanding, leadership with integrity and elevated actions towards a better world.

The BK Learning Center for Peace is the local branch of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization (BKWSO). Managed entirely through a network of volunteers from all sections of the community, the BKWSO works internationally to promote peace and positive change in society. It conducts a wide range of educational programs in more than 8,500 centers across 126 countries. As a non-profit organization and worldwide community, the BKWSO teaches people to re-connect with their most positive energy, discover their spiritual strengths and live by their deepest personal values.

Raja Yoga, the method of meditation and philosophy of life taught by the BKWSO, is the vehicle that allows us to explore and emerge our inner resources. Raja Yoga gives us the power we need to face the challenges intrinsic to our society. The Foundation Course in Meditation and other classes that can facilitate the re-discovery of these inner resources are available locally through the BK Learning Center for Peace. All programs are offered free of charge as a community service.
A Vision without a task is only a dream, and a task without a vision is drudgery but a vision with a task can change the world"
We are the Boston branch of a worldwide organization that is dedicated to helping people bring into their daily lives their most positive energy and deepest personal values. The vehicle for exploring, and emerging, these inner resources is Raja Yoga meditation.
With more than 8500 centers in over 100 countries, the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization offers a wide range of courses and programs to create positive change.
Above all, the Organization emphasizes the importance of the development of the individual. It is understood that change on a larger scale will happen as people experience the satisfaction of progress within their own lives.
The BKWSU is affiliated with the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization with consultative status. It has been the recipient of seven UN Peace Messenger awards.

Brahma Kumaris Learning Center for Peace
75 Common Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Brahma Kumaris Learning Center For Peace
 Serving the state of Massachusetts as well as the New England region

 Address:     75 Common Street, Watertown, MA 02472-1339
 Phone:        (617) 926-1230
 Email:         boston@us.bkwsu.org
 Public Transportation: Please visit MBTA
 In Person:  Please contact us for appointment

 Question or Comments can be directed to the webmaster at the email above.
 From Mass Pike East: (From Mass Pike to the house is 1.6 miles)  

Om Tat Sat

(My humble  salutations to the great devotees ,  wikisources  and Pilgrimage tourist guide for the collection )


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