Holiday Festivities at the Ashram

Dec. 24, Christmas Eve

Sweets, chai and kirtan from 5pm up to midnight

Dec. 25, Christmas day

Kirtan and Christmas dinner at 5pm 

Dec. 28, Sri Pujyaniya Siddhi Ma 

Mahasamadhi Bhandara

Bhajans, kirtan and Sundarakhand chanting following morning aarti, Bhandara prasad served at 1:08pm followed by more kirtan and Ma bhajans 

Dec. 31, New Years Eve

Sweets chai and kirtan til midnight

Jan. 1, New Years Day

Community night and kirtan

Ashram Winter Hours

Starting October 18 – April

Ashram Open Daily

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Morning Aarti – 7:00 a.m.
Evening Aarti – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, Thursday-Saturday:

Chai times are 7:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.


Chai served all day

6:00 p.m. Dinner Prasad

followed by Aarti & Kirtan


Quiet Day

No meals or chai served


Chai served all day

11:00 a.m. Chanting of the Hanuman Chalisa

Followed by Aarti and Prasad

Navaratri 2018

Nine nights of worship of the Divine Feminine
w/ Fire Puja, Puja & Kirtan

Tuesday October 9 – Thursday October 18, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated!


Evening puja for nine nights October 9-17

Puja begins every evening at 6 PM

Maharaj-ji Aarti (Jaya Jagadish) will be held at the beginning of the puja at 6:00 p.m. and Durga Aarti will be at the end of each night’s puja.

Evening Aarti will resume on the evening of Thursday, Oct 18 at 7 PM.

Welcome, before visiting the Ashram, please make sure to check out our VISITOR GUIDELINES

  Special Navratri Events:


Immersion of the clay image of
the Goddess in the Rio Grande
Thursday, October 18
We will meet at the Temple
& leave for the river at 1 PM.

Kumari Puja

Worship of the Goddess in the form of a child 

Procession and honoring of the children
All children are welcome to participate!Thursday, October 18
4 PM – children arrive to get ready
5 PM- Kumari Puja
followed by dinner prasad

Volunteers are welcome!

Volunteers are needed to help with the Kumari Puja, Visarjan trip to the river, daily decorating of the temple, Dhuni and sunroom.

Volunteers please contact Nanette: (575) 779-7010 or please come to the ashram kitchen.

Jai Ma!

Maharaj-ji’s Mahasamadhi Bhandara 2018

September 21-23 *Not our usual schedule, please take note!*

Sri Sri Sri Ekhazarat Baba Neem Karoli Santa Maharaj Ki Jai!

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 21

5:30 pm-Odissi Dance Offering by Soumya Bose from Orissa, India

6:00 pm-Ramlila Play

7:30 pm-Prasad


Saturday, September 22

10:30 am-12:00 noon-Memorial Services for Sri Siddhi Mata-Ji, Devi Veal, Ramgiri Braun, Gurudatt Sharma, J.R. Ransom, Elaine Sutton

12:30 pm-Prasad

1:08 pm-Begin 24-Hour Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa


Sunday, September 23

1:08 pm-End 24-Hour Chanting of Hanuman Chalisa

Chanting followed by Aarti, Prasad, Annual Ashram Auction Fundraiser, Raffle Drawing for Ticket to India

General Satsang Meeting following the Auction 

THE ASHRAM’S ANNUAL AUCTION is Sunday following Prasad and we are accepting all relevant items that have a connection to Maharaj-ji or your travels to India. Good quality books, murtis, pictures, posters, musical instruments, puja items and exotic treasures with a Hindustani twist is what we’re after! You can send by mail, drop them by our office, or bring with you to Bhandara!

Tickets: $40 per ticket or 3 for $108
1st Prize: One round-trip ticket to India, to be redeemed within a year
2nd Prize: A silver amulet with a piece of a blanket worn by
Maharaj-ji inside
3rd Prize: A plaid wool blanket from the Puja Dukan blessed on
Maharaj-ji’s takht in the temple room in Taos
4th Prize: “Maharaj-ji on the Move” pilgrimage gift pack
5th Prize: $25 gift certificate from the Puja Dukan
To purchase raffle tickets come by in person to the ashram during open hours, call 575-751-4080 or mail a check with your name, address and telephone number to P.O. Box 1710, Taos, NM 87571.  We will be drawing the winning raffle ticket for the trip to India and other prizes on Sunday after the auction. You don’t need to be present to win.

Labor Day Weekend Events

Special Events in the New Mandir Building 
Labor Day Weekend Sept 1-2

Saturday, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Talk on “Hanuman and the Ram Bhakti Tradition”

with guest speaker Swami Abhiram Das Tyagi

Followed byAarti in the temple room and Prasad

Sunday, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Reading from Ramcharitmanas in English with commentary and discussion in Hindi and English by guest speaker Swami Abhiram Das Tyagi


Guest Speaker Swami Abhiram Das Tyagi: Swami Abhiram Das Tyagi is the head of the Ramanand Sant Ashram in Rishikesh and a well-respected and knowledgeable devotee of Sri Sita Ram and Hanuman. He has spent significant time in Chitrakut, Rishikesh, Kedarnath and other spiritual pilgrimage centers of India and has established various temples dedicated to Lord Ram and Hanuman throughout the subcontinent. He is visiting Taos for the first time and is delighted to pay his respects to Sri Neem Karoli Baba and Hanuman-ji here at the Taos Ashram.