Festivals & Celebrations

Many festivals are celebrated throughout the year at the Ashram. Come and join us for a night of chanting at Sivaratri (the night of Siva), celebrations of the Krishna Temple anniversary or Master Sivananda’s Mahasamadhi, concerts and dance performances, and Kaavadi, the beautiful festival at the Subramanya Ayyapa temple which attracts thousands of people every year.

Upcoming Programmes

01junAll DayKathak Dance PerformanceYoga Vacation Program

23junAll DayPongala FestivalYoga Vacation Program

09julAll DaySubramanya Ayyappa Temple anniversaryYoga Vacation Program

11julAll DayKrishna Temple AnniversaryYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Join us on this day as we celebrate the anniversary of the ashram’s first temple with a morning puja. All are welcome.

13julAll DayBharatanatyam and Mridangam ConcertYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Enjoy a special evening of classical Indian dance and music with Uma Vasudevan and Shri Vasu.

14julAll DayMasters Maha SamadhiYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Join us for a joyous celebration of the life and times of our spiritual inspiration with mantra chanting and a special puja (ceremony).

21julAll DayKaavadiYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Celebrate the exciting South Indian festival with us at the Subramanya Ayyappa Temple.

23augAll DaySri Krishna JayantiYoga Vacation Program

24augAll DayKen Whiteley ConcertYoga Vacation Program

30augAll DaySitar and tabla concertYoga Vacation Program

02sepAll DayGanesha Chathurthi  Yoga Vacation Program

08sepAll DaySwami Sivananda's BirthdayYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Come and celebrate Swami Sivananda’s birthday with devotional singing, story telling and mantra chanting.

29sepAll Day07octNavaratriYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Join in the celebrations as for nine nights the Divine Mother is worshipped with special pujas at the Subramanya Ayyappa Temple.

27octAll DayDeepavali (Diwali)Yoga Vacation Program

01novAll Day03Halloween Family WeekendYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Bonfire, storytelling and a pumpkin party along with walks and activities for adults and children alike.

09novAll DaySwamiji's MahasamadhiYoga Vacation Program

11novAll DaySwamiji's JalasamadhiYoga Vacation Program

26decAll Day01janWinter Family WeekYoga Vacation Program Short Description: Enjoy a white Christmas and welcome the New Year with your family experiencing ashram life at its fullest - yoga classes and activities for all plus delicious food! Teen volunteer programme available.

28decAll DayBharatanatyam and Mridangam ConcertYoga Vacation Program