“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


Phalaharini Puja Webcast & Online Kirtan, Satsang

Kali Mandir will be celebrating Phalaharini Kali Puja on Thursday, May 21. This puja is especially significant to us. It is one of the three main Kali pujas of the year; it commemorates the day when Sri Ramakrishna offered the fruit of his actions to Ma and worshiped Sri Sarada Devi as the Goddess Shodashi; and, under normal circumstances, it is also the day when Kali Mandir holds its annual Kali Puja Festival hosting and feeding so many devotees.

Due to the pandemic this year, we are sorry that we cannot physically be together, but we can connect via social media. We’ll start broadcasting the Phalaharini Kali puja and homa from 11 am until 2pm (PST) via Facebook Live. We will also have an afternoon kirtan/satsang program between 4pm and 6pm (PST) that brings together singers, musicians such as Deva, Rampriya Das (Trevor Hall), Sundaram, and Kamalakanta, and our guest speaker Rev. Swami Chetananandaji of the St. Louis Vedanta Society. This will be followed by our evening Mahamritunjaya Mantra sadhana and the evening kirtan.

You don’t need to have a Facebook account to tune in.

Just click here or follow the the Facebook link below.

A Gift For You

Usha Ma took this rare footage inside the Dakshineswar Kali temple in the late 1980s. It captures Sri Haradhan Chakraborti performing morning Kali puja in front of Ma Bhavatarini. This video was professionally edited, color balanced and sound engineered. We are making it available free of charge during this difficult time. If you like our efforts in producing more such videos and would like to contribute, you are welcome to donate to Kali Mandir.

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Important Coronavirus Update

Jai Ma!

Dear Devotees,

Because of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), Kali Mandir remains temporally closed.


Starting Monday, March 16th, Kali Mandir’s resident staff will begin a special japa sadhana each evening.


At 6pm (PDT) we will recite the powerful and protective Maha-Mritanjaya mantra 108 times, fenced with the healing mritanjaya bijas, followed by Ma’s evening arati and kirtan.


We will broadcast this live on our Facebook page. We encourage you to join us online from your home, either watching the live feed or later on your own.


Please check our Facebook page for other regular uploads of photos and video clips for online darshan of Ma. With your help, we are praying to our miraculous Ma for the health, safety and well-being of all.

Jai Ma!


Kali Mandir

Kali Mandir / Ramakrishna Ashram is a non-profit, educational and religious organization founded in 1993 in Laguna Beach, California, dedicated to the worship of the Divine Mother Kali in the devotional tradition of Sri Ramakrishna, Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi and Swami Vivekananda.



Spiritual discourses given at Kali Mandir by Swami Chetanananda, Swami Bhajanananda, Swami Ambikananda and others.


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