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Guruji’s Murti on the East Coast

10 December 2011 2 Comments Print article Print article


Above: A video slideshow where Satya Palumbo tells of her experience of the arrival of the murti. It is made from stills of her video, with a soundtrack of Guruji Aarati. Below the article is Satya’s uncut video footage.

We are very happy to announce that the Woodbury Yoga Center in Woodbury, Connecticut has graciously offered Muktidham, the center’s meditation hall, as the site of a murti of our beloved Guruji. Many of Shri Anandi Ma’s programs have been held in this space over the years so the space is already filled with the Guru’s energy.

The word ‘murti’ is a Sanskrit term, which translates literally as ‘embodiment.’ So it is more than a statue, really. When we sit before Guruji’s murti, we can strongly feel His presence and this often results in a deeper meditation. As one CT disciple expressed:

In January of this year, I had the opportunity to spend a few weeks in the Nikora ashram where I attended the daily morning and evening meditation programs in the temple where Guruji’s murti resides. From the day I arrived, every one of my meditations was much deeper than usual. It was such a surprise to me that I could sit so easily whenever I was there. Then this past Sunday, I sat before the murti in Muktidham and had the same experience. What a blessing it is to have the murti right here at home on the East coast.
Jai Gurudev!

A group of local disciples transported the very heavy murti into Muktidham on a pallet where it will stay until a more permanent seat can be built and made ready for Shri Anandi Ma’s arrival next summer. Meanwhile, regular Sunday and Bij Mantra meditation programs will be held as usual. So if you are from the area or are visiting, plan to come and meditate with the group.


CONNECTICUT: Devotees and disciples who would like more info about the murti and the group meditation schedule  may contact Sarita at

CALIFORNIA: A murti of Shri Dhyanyogi Madhusudandasji also sits in Shri Anandi Ma’s ashram in Antioch, California. Devotees and disciples who would like info about meditation programs there may contact Jan at

Click to read an article a disciple wrote about her experience of Guruji’s murti in Antioch.


Satya’s uncut video footage of the arrival of Guruji’s murti at Muktidham.


Have you visited the murti in Connecticut, Antioch, Nikora or Bhandwad? Please share your experience in Comment box below.



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  • Kajal said:

    A flood of tears took me by surprise as I watched these videos! Love them!!!

  • Christine Arunika Devi said:

    thank you for the gift of GRACE of this video. so much love.

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