SRINIVASA
TEMPLE
& ASHRAM

 

BE INSPIRED TO LIVE YOUR POTENTIAL

A JOURNEY FROM THE MIND TO THE HEART

UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A LIVING MASTER

SRINIVASA – MAIN CENTRE OF BHAKTI MARGA UK

SET IN THE HEARTLAND OF ESSEX

Srinivasa is a sacred spiritual haven, serving as both an ashram and a temple for events and retreats. Here, individuals can connect deeply and experience God’s presence.
The temple is a living celebration of Bhakti: heartfelt devotion to God. It is a place for people to come rejuvenate and experience the Divine. Feel free to visit!

Srinivasa is home to Sachidananda Vigraha Narasimha, MahaLakshmi, Anandamurti Mohini and Mahavishnu.

VISITING TIMES FOR DARSHAN:

Mon – Sat – by appointment only
Saturday Evening Prayers 18:30 – 20:00
Sunday Prayers: 11:00 -14:00

Contact: info@bhaktimarga.co.uk
Srinivasa Temple, Alderford Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3HZ
Mobile: +447465972174

UPCOMING EVENTS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE DEITIES

In May 2022, Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda performed a ceremony known as prana pratishta, or the placing of life. This is where the presence of the Divine is invited to reside in the images. A Temple is a fortress of Divine grace. It is a place where people can gather, worship and embrace God.

The Srinivasa Temple is home to our four beautiful deities: Sachidananda Vigraha Narasimha, MahaLakshmi, Anandamurti Mohini and Mahavishnu

LORD NARASIMHA

Lord Narasimha is the incarnation of God as half-man half lion. In this extraordinary form, the Divine manifests power and protection.

He embodies that Supreme Truth that destroys all falsehood and delusion. He eradicates the worries and negativity holding us back in life.

Blessings: Purifies, protects, balances and removes all obstacles on your spiritual path so that you can attain the Ultimate.

MAHA LAKSHMI

She is the Divine consort of Lord Narasimha. Mahalakshmi is the motherly mercy that is ever giving. Her love is unconditional.
She is like the intercessor: in the same way that in the Christian tradition people may pray to Mother Mary, so, in the Hindu tradition, we have Maha-Lakshmi that cares for us.


Blessings: Bestows abundance in all aspects of your life, wealth, happiness, wisdom, and the courage to face yourself, which enhances your progress towards the Ultimate.

ANANDAMURTI
MOHINI

It is this deity that makes the Srinivasa Temple one of the most unique in the world. It is an extremely rare form of the Divine.

She carries by Her side a vessel that contains the Amrit, the nectar of immortality. This nectar frees us from the shackles of the material world and all that is limited. She is the incarnation of God that will do anything to grant that which is eternal.

MAHA VISHNU

On the pond we have the four handed form of God reclining on the snake bed. Lakshmi is serving Him at His feet. From the navel of Mahavishnu emerges a lotus with the four headed Brahma. Brahma is responsible for creating the diversity within this material universe.

In this form we made to contemplate on how this entire creation comes from and is sustained by the body of God.

SERVE THOSE
WHO SERVE HUMANITY

Experience the profound connection to the Divine through Serving the Deities at Srinivasa. Your donations support pujaris in their daily service, ensuring the continuation of sacred rituals. Each puja conducted carries blessings to donors, fostering personal spiritual growth. Join us in this journey of service and devotion, aligning yourself with divine energy and preserving sacred traditions. Your contribution is more than an offering; it’s a pathway to spiritual fulfillment.

What happens at Srinivasa Temple?

Prayers

There is regular worship known as Puja. This involves various forms of ritual and the chanting of different hymns. Every evening there is a ceremony known as arati where a sacred flame is offered to the deities.

Poornima Abhishekam

Once a month on the Sunday following the full moon abhishek is performed on the deities. This is a ritual bathing ceremony where they are bathed in various elements such as milk and honey.

Retreats

Once a month both Swamini Karuna and Swami Anasuya conduct seminars where they delve into various topics. Using scriptures like the Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatham they conduct sessions where people can discuss and dive deep into spiritual knowledge.

School

One of the jewels of the Srinivasa Temple is the school. Children ages 5-12 regularly meet to learn about Hinduism and spirituality. The syllabus involves practical education such as learning mantras, ritual worship and the reading through of scripture. There are also wonderful plays and performances that the children put on. Learn more

Meditation Courses

For anyone who wishes to learn and recharge their spiritual batteries we hold courses throughout the year. Guided meditation, Kriya Yoga  and Om chanting are just some of what forms part of a thoroughly rejuvenating few days. Learn more