Life at Kali Mandir

  • Kali Mandir before expansion – Bhairav and Swami Bhajanananda

  • Sri Ma Dakshineswari Kali during an early Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Annual Kali Puja festival: Sri Pranab Ghosal and Sri Haradhan Chakraborty, in front: Trishul, Uma, pre-monastic Swamis Ambikananda and Bhajanananda and Usha

  • Pre-monastic Swami Bhajanananda blessings

  • Early Annual Kali Puja festival: Sri Haradhan Chakraborty blessing pre-monastic Kali Mandir Swamis Bhajanananda and Ambikananda

  • Shrine at Ma’s old location on Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach

  • First shrine set up after move to Ma’s current location

  • Dave Stringer and group sing for Ma during an Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Collecting water from the beach in Laguna Beach for the Ghat before the start of Annual Kali Puja festival

  • The Patnaik girls (Shalini, Laboni & Shibani) dance during an early Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Prem Trikkannad

  • Bhagavan Das

  • Krishna Das

  • Krishna Das and Dave Stringer sing to Ma during and early Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Mala Ganguly attends the Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Krishna Das sings for Ma during the 1995 Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Bhagavan Das sings passionately to Ma Kali at the 1994 Annual Kali Puja festival accompanied by Sargam and Suman Shah

  • Sharanya Mukhopadyay, lovingly called Yuki, dances at the 1993 Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Sri Haradhan Chakraborty and Sri Pranab Ghosal at the 1994 Annual Kali Puja festival

  • A pre-monastic Swami Bhajanananda at the 1994 Annual Kali Puja festival – Swami Nirvanananda playing guitar and a pre-monastic Swami Ambikananda playing cymbals

  • Attendees at the Kali Puja festival in 1993

  • Carolyn Glaser, Marlene Dhar and Usha Harding at the Annual Kali Puja festival in 1994

  • Betty Weiser, Swami Chetanananda and Donald Weiser at the first Kali Puja festival in 1993

  • Sri Haradhan Chakraborty and Sri Pranab Ghosal pray at Ma’s old altar at Glenneyere St (1993)

  • Ma Dakshineswari’s old Shrine at Glenneyre Street, Laguna Beach

  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali in 1993

  • Prem Trikkannad and his wife Sheila at the 1994 Annual Kali Puja festival

  • Pranab Ghosal carries Ma Dakshineswari after Her arrival in 1993

  • Swami Bhajanananda gives satsang dhuni-side…

  • Peeking Through The Leaves

  • Hanuman

  • Performing Hanuman’s Arati

  • Durga Yantra

  • Quan Yin of The Library

  • Bhairava, Protector of The Mandir

  • Quan Yin

  • Jai Hanuman!

  • Our Lady

  • Murti of Neem Karoli Baba

  • Ma’s Shrine

  • Sadhus From Swami Narayan Sampradaya

  • Swami Narayan Sadhus, The First to Worship Amriteshwara Mahadeva

  • John Hench, Vice President of the Walt Disney Corp. & Head of Imagineering, With His Wife, Lowry

  • Revered Swami Smaranananda Ji Maharaj, Vice President of The Ramakrishna Math & Mission

  • Revered Swami Jyotirupananda Ji Maharaj, Head of Ramakrishna Society-Vedanta Centre, Moscow

  • Mataji Amarbai Worships Shiva

  • Mataji Amarbai

  • Revered Swami Girishananda Ji Maharaj, Math Manager of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, Kolkata

  • Revered Swami Chetanananda Ji Maharaj, Head of The Vedanta Society of St. Louis, Giving Satsang

  • Staring Contest: Joey, The Neighborhood Dog vs. Swami Bhajanananda (…Who Won?)

  • Churning The Nectar – Sri Chakra Navarana Puja

  • Little Ma

  • Nyasa

  • Kumari Puja

  • Panch-Mukh-Hanuman & Prakash

  • Prakash Worships Shiva

  • Kamalakanta Singing to Shiva

  • Turiya

  • Painting of Sri Ramakrishna at Dakshineswar

  • Giri Offering to Ma the Shiva Lingam He Carved

  • A Surprise Darshan Of Ma On Kalyani’s Birthday

  • Buddies

  • Easter

  • Recording

  • Informal Satsang

  • Ma’s Pujaris

  • Our Shiva family from Northern California

  • Enjoying Ma’s Garden Swing

  • Rampriya Das, Phalaharini Kali Puja Festival 2012

  • Rampriya Das Reading Sri Ramcharitmanas

  • Ma Dakshineswari Kali

  • Janmashtami, 2007

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Tonantzin

  • Rev. Swami Maheshwarananda Saraswati, from Bihar School of Yoga

  • H.H. Jayendra Puri Mahaswamiji, Head of Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore

  • One of Ma’s Many Moods

  • The Renowned Dr. S. R. Rao

  • Rev. Swami Nirvanananda Saraswati Sings for Ma

  • Rev. Swami Radhikananda Saraswati

  • Sri Haradhan Chakraborty Performs Puja

  • “Big Puja”

  • “Big Puja” – Ma’s Arati – Sri Haradhan Chakraborty

  • Revered Swami Pranavananda Puri, from Vivekananda Kendra, Rameshwaram

  • H.H. Radhanath Swami Gives Talk at Kali Mandir

  • Renowned Vocalist Anuradha Paudwal Receives Picture of Ma Bhavatarini From Usha

  • Sri Haradhan Chakraborty, Main Pujari of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple

  • Premanand Trikannad, Maternal Grandson of Swami Ramdas

  • Revered Swami Prameyananda Ji Maharaj (Ramgopal Maharaj), Vice President, Ramakrishna Math & Mission

  • Sri Ramakrishna as Kali

  • Shiva Parivar

  • White Kali

  • Lalita Tripura Sundari

  • Go-Mata

  • Thakur’s Vision

  • Picture of Gauranga Presented to M. by Sri Ramakrishna

  • Shiva-Parvati

  • Sri Ardaneshwara

  • Sri Dattatreya

  • Shiva-Shakti

  • Bhuvaneshwari

  • Kamala

  • Dhumavati

  • Bagalamukhi

  • Matangi

  • The Seat of Five Skulls

  • Bhairavi

  • Shiva & Family

  • Book of the Forest

  • Sri Ardaneswhara

  • Jai Ma!

  • Mother Kali

  • Gayatri Devi

  • Ma Ganga

  • Shiva Mahadeva

  • Kali & Sri Ramakrishna

  • Radha, Krishna & The Gopis Worship Ma Kali

  • Eighteen-Armed Durga

  • Ma Durga

  • Kameshwara Mahadeva

  • Hanuman

  • Ma Kali

  • Bhairava

  • Radha & Krishna

  • Omkara

  • Krishna-Kali

  • Dasa-Mahavidyas

  • Radha & Krishna

  • Ashta Bhuja Sri Ramakrishna

  • Smashan Kali

  • Thakur Feeding Ma

  • Tripura Sundari

  • Shiva & Parvati

  • Shiva Darshan

  • Sri Krishna

  • Homa Light

  • Homa

  • Amavasya Homa

  • Arati

  • Shankar Das

  • Swami Bhajanananda & Igor

  • Kalipada Das

  • Swami Bhajanananda at the Dhuni

  • Usha Ma

  • Ma Dakshineswari

  • Hanuman Meditating

  • Hanuman Praying

  • Lakshmi Puja

  • Narasingha Jayanti

  • Garden Quan Yin

  • Jai Hanuman!

  • Our Beautiful Ma!

  • Ganesha Chaturthi

  • Devahuti & Naren

  • Usha Ma & Tapan Bose

  • Pankaj Mishra & Kamalakanta

  • Kalipada Das & Adi Keshava Das

  • Daya, Kalyani & Lauren

  • Kamalakanta with Father

  • Revered Swami Shantatmananda Ji Maharaj with Bhajanananda & Ambikananda

  • Revered Swami Shantatmananda Ji Maharaj, Head of Ramakrishna Mission Ashram, New Delhi

  • Revered Swami Shantatmananda Ji Maharaj with Ma

  • Jennifer, Sundaram & Shakti

  • Saraswati

  • Justin

  • Sadananda with Mom

  • Adi Keshava Das; Swami Ambikananda; Swami Bhajanananda; Rampriya Das

  • Kirit Patel

  • Turiya & Lauren

  • Kalyani Ma

  • Rani Ma & Malli Ji

  • Jayaprada & Usha Ma

  • Devadas with Ma