Saraswati Publications Newsletter        


November 2013

Satyabhama-2010 India

















Namaste Divine Brothers and Sisters,


Sunday, November 3rd, was Diwali, the Festival of Lights and India's New Year.  At the Gayatri Temple, we did a Lakshmi puja.  It was also a Solar Eclipse New Moon, with Sun and Moon in Scorpio.  I hope you took advantage of the eclipse to be present in the moment and set your intentions for what you want in life.  The sun has not moved to Sagittarius, making things easier for us.  See below.

I have also posted my chanting of planetary mantras on YouTube.  Click here to go to my YouTube channel:

We are having a Cyber Monday sale--Please see the right column for information.

I am wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving full of love and blessings. 
Prem & Shanti,





An attitude of gratitude shifts your energy from anger, resistance, fear into being open to receiving more blessings from the Divine.  Divine Mother is full of love for us, and just like human moms is ready always to send you love, blessings, health, wealth and the fulfillment of every desire.

While the planets have not been as friendly lately but better now in Sagittarius, and the economy is has been difficult for many, we need to help ourselves by not letting it get to us.  When the cold winds blow, put another log on the fire of your spirit and expect Mother to bring you your heart's desire in due time.

Rev. Jill Jardine, Certified Mantra Instructor and intuitive astrologer says

"Sun [went] into Sagittarius on November 21, 2013, lightening some of this heavy Scorpionic energy that has been predominant for the past months.  This Sagittarian ingress will shine the light where you need to embark on new journeys and follow transformational paths. The focus is on living your light, cultivating the fires in your life and having fun, just in time for the Holidays!  This Thanksgiving, align with the positive in your life and more will manifest.  Make your list of Gratitudes and focus on that everyday.  This will allow you to manifest more positive experiences, and let go of what no longer serves you.  Remember energy flows where attention goes.  Put your intentions on what you want more of in your life and surrender it to the Divine Source of all Good!"

The mantras of the month are designed to assist you in obtaining your desires. 
Mantras of the month:

Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyae Namaha

Om Shashti'daya'yae Namaha
Salutations to that Lakshmi who is the bestower of abundance, we invoke her now.

Om Shak'ambara'yae Namaha
Dhanya Lakshmi the Goddess of Food, we invoke you now to provide for us.

Om Vijaya'yae Namaha
Salutations to the Lakshmi, who is the Goddess of Victory. we invoke you now. 



Mantras for Healing the Earth

These mantras are to aid with the earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, storms, tornadoes and the radiation from Fukushima:

All of these mantras are powerful Ganesha Mantras. 

Om Vighna Nashanaya Namaha
To relieve energy blockages especially for the Devas that work with the energies of the various species: wind, water, plant, bird, mammal, fish and human.

Om Ucchista Ganapatayei Namaha
To destroy negativity 

Om Vakratundaya Hum
To correct something that is not working properly.

Om Dhumra Ketuve Namaha
To bring difficult circumstances under an umbrella of peace.

Om Gana Dhyakshaya Namaha
To bring healing to a group. In this case, the people harmed by the earthquakes and tsunami. 

Om Kshipra Prasadaya Namaha
 For immediate assistance.

We offer a number of pujas and fire ceremonies which may be done on your behalf for various purposes.  You will find a list of them here: Pujas in Absentia 

If you wish to have a puja performed for you, purchase it online, and one of the priests will contact you to make arrangements with you as to which puja or fire ceremony/yajna you want and when. 


Priests and Pujaris certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang are available for pujas in absentia. Please click here for further details:  Pujas in absentia.  
Sri Savitri Devi, Certified Priest,
living in Ashland, OR, is available for pujas and fire ceremonies. 
Maheshwara, Certified Priest, living in So. California, is available for pujas and fire ceremonies.

Bharata/Bill Barry, a Certified Priest who lives in Massachusetts, is available for pujas and yajnas in his area. Please contact him at 


Rajeshwari/Gretchen Carmel is a Certified Priest, living in Keene, NH.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in her area.  Please contact her at 

Shivani/Silvia Sune is a Certified Priest, living in Miami/Hollywood, FL area.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in her area.  Please contact her at

Mahavir has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari for 10+ years.  He is available to do pujas or yajnas in Brooklyn or at your location in the New York City area on a donation basis.  He can be reached at

Parvati/Pat Murphy J has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in Los Angeles area.  Please contact her at

Lalita/Deanne Lozano has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari.  She is available for pujas and yajnas in Chicago.  Please contact her at

Rama Das/Esly Caldwell has been certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang as a Pujari.  He is available for pujas and yajnas in Miami.  Please contact him at

The works of Thomas Ashley-Farrand (Namadeva Acharya) (1940-2010) give unprecedented, detailed instruction in how to empower yourself using the techniques of the ancient sages and rishis.  He and Satyabhama have been given the mission by their Gurus Sadguru Sant Keshavadas (d. 1997) and Satguru Rama Mata to bring these teachings to everyone.   


To that end, he wrote and recorded a number of works.  He also traveled to North America and the UK to teach workshops, which Satyabhama is now continuing. 

Bi-annually, we lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Vishwa Shanti Ashram (our gurus ashram), and Kanchi, among the highlights of the trip. 


We have founded a religious organization, Sanatana Dharma Satsang, (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) which has opened a Gayatri Temple in Beaverton, Oregon.  The link to it is in the right column.

Our new place in Albuquerque, NM, is the location of some workshops, particularly the Annual Summer 5-day program.  We  hope to expand to the East Coast and other locations. 


These works are offered in a spirit of service.  We sincerely hope that they will further you on your path.


Prem & Shanti,
Satyabhama (Margalo Ashley-Farrand)
Saraswati Publications, LLC
In This Issue
Mantras of the Month
Mantras for Healing the Earth
Certified Priests & Pujaris
Events at the Gayatri Temple
The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony

Please consider items from our online store for holiday gifts.  Also, you may wish to let your friends know if you want an item or two from the store for yourself.

Single CDs, CD $15, or $10 for download. Double CD sets, CDs $25, download $18.

Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, Volumes I, II & III CD-sets now  available separately or bundled with or without the books.
Healing Mantras book and CD
Shakti Mantras book and CD/download, Mantras of the Goddesss 

Chakra Mantras   


Recordings Available as CDs or Downloads:

Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique - guidedpranayama for healing and releasing negativity
Mantra Therapy programs are mantra intensives designed to help with serious issues by chanting all of them daily.

Mantra Therapy 
Healing Intensives 1,2 

Disk 1 - Systemic Disorders,

Disk 2 - Mental, Emotional Disorders

Mantra Therapy for Prosperity CD

- Help with karmic blocks to prosperity and mantras to bring it in.

Mantra Therapy for Overeating, Overcoming Obesity CD

Mantra Therapy for Under Eating, Anorexia, Bulemia CD 
Ganesha's Abode of Bliss - Guided Meditation (CD)

Gayatri Mantra Meditation -2 CDs with the long and short versions of the mantra, an intensive Gayatri Discipline and 1000 Names & Powers of Gayatri on Disk 2

Piercing the Knots-Granthis CD - A Mantra & Visualization Meditation to gently release the Kundalini from its home at the base chakra, through the knots and to the crown chakra, then back again.

Mantra Therapy for Deeply Imbedded Habits:  Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking - 2 CD set

Mantra Therapy for Traumatic Injury, PTSD
  - for recovery from accidents, surgeries and PTSD from any cause.

Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma & Peace - Very effective Shakti mantras to destroy evil energies within and without.   Positive energy to change our world.

COMING IN SPRING 2014: Mantra Therapy for Recovery from Sexual Abuse, Negative Attitudes About Sex - CD


Recorded workshops:

Adventures of Sita & Rama, Co-Starring Hanuman, a version of the Ramanaya with mantra intensives, including the Bala Ati Bala mantra -16 CDs  


- a 15-hour workshop on 14 CDs.  This is a comprehensive overview of Eastern and esoteric cosmology and spirituality with mantra intensive practice.


Mantra:  Sacred Words of Power - CDs, no download.  



Puja at Home/Pancha Devata Puja - 5 Pujas on one disk, puja information on second disk.


Health, Healing and Reduction of Karma - a 2 DVD set:  workshop on one disk with full Navagraha/Planetary puja on second disk. 

Quick Links Online Store 

Preview of Ganesha Puja from DVD
Video Quick Links
Visit with SatGuru Mata at Vishwa Shanti Ashram and Pujas
India Video
India Video HD

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2013-14 Schedule of Workshops

Satyabhama will be doing workshops in the following places:
 2013 information:

December 21, 2012, Tampa, FL
7:00 pm-
Navagraha/Planetary Puja for the Solstice

Other workshops are in the process of finalizing their dates.


March and April, dates TBA:
London, England
Boston, MA
Keene, NH
May 2014 India Pilgrimage 
May 2-18 (2 weeks & the next weekend,) flying from JFK/New York.

We will travel to Chennai/Madras, Kanchi, Bangalore, Pushkar, Kolkata, Taj Mahal, Delhi, Rishikesh and return from Delhi. The emphasis for this trip is visiting Goddess Temples.

This trip is a week shorter than previous trips, omitting the last week in the Himalayas, and consequently less cost.

Gayatri Murthi
Gayatri Murthi
  Events at the Gayatri Temple 



January 1- Gayatri Puja to bring in the Spiritual Light for the New Year.


Click on the Events link above for more information.    


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Portland, OR
Gayatri Temple Meetup
Thursdays at 7 pm
Gayatri & Healing Mantras Meditation
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact Helen at 


Cochrane, Alberta, Canada 

Los Angeles, CA
Atma Jyoti Chanting Group, Contact Jagadamba,  Certified Mantra Instructor:
Orange County, CA
Contact Maheshwara, Certified Priest: 


Kilauea, HI
Contact Anandra George, Certified Mantra Instructor:

Chicago, IL
Contact Lalita/Deanne Lozano at

St. Louis, MO
Contact Nita Turnage, Certified Mantra
Instructor, at

Western  MA  Contact Rev. Bharata/Bill Barry, Certified Priest, at

New Hampshire 
See Certified Priest Rajeshwari Carmel's website: 
Contact Don Campbell and Chris Walsh, Certified Mantra Instructors:

New York-Upstate

Contact Saraswati/Mary-Ann Muth, at 

Austin, TX
Contact Sara Minnis: 
New Braunfels, TX
Contact Roger Hays at  

Sherman, TX

Listed at Dr. Jennifer Laing's website: