“Adyashakti is full of play. She’s creating, preserving and destroying. Her name is Kali.
Kali Herself is Brahman, Brahman Itself is Kali!”

~Sri Ramakrishna

Nepal Relief

The recent earthquakes in Nepal have been devastating. Kali Mandir has had a long-standing relationship with Swami Purnatmananda Ji, a senior monk of Bharat Sevashram Sangha, an Indian organization famous for prompt and extremely effective disaster relief in India and surrounding countries. They have a branch in the Kathmandu valley about half a mile from the famous Pashupatinath Temple. Miraculously, this famous Shiva temple and Bharat Sevashram have remained intact. Bharat Sevashram immediately started providing disaster relief to the people of Nepal. The task is huge. If you can, please donate via checks payable to BSSW (write “Nepal Disaster Relief” in the memo of the check) and send them to:

Bharat Sevashram Sangha West (BSSW)
5600 Carbon Canyon Road
Brea, CA 92823.

Your donation is tax deductible, and since BSSW has no overhead cost, 100% of your donation will be used to provide relief.

Nepal_reliefKathmandu’s iconic Swayambhunath Stupa, depicting the Buddha’s “eyes of compassion”.





Kali Mandir

Kali Mandir 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.

Amavasya Kali Pujas

Live broadcast of Kali Puja via UStream every new moon from 7pm until 10pm (Pacific Time), as well as archive of past events.

Ancient Mother Gifts

Online resource for worship articles, murtis, rudraksha malas, asanas, cotton saris, incense, chadders, hand-picked spiritual books and CDs, sacred photos, spiritual jewelry and beautiful items imported from India.

Important Dates



No formal program
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5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ Kali Mandir
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An article on the Bauls of Bengal by Usha Harding


Kali Mandir 2015 Calendar

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Home Pujas

Special worship performed in your home