Saraswati Publications Newsletter        


June 2014

Satyabhama-2010 India




Namaste Divine Brothers and Sisters,


For those interested in becoming a Certified Pujari,

Certified Priest Bharata/Bill Barry is offering a class June 6-8.  See Facebook/Mantra-Teacher-Satsang



We will be celebrating the Summer Solstice at the Gayatri Temple in Beaverton on June 21.  If you would like to attend in absentia, please donate to the temple via PayPal to Your name will be remembered in the puja, and I will pray for you individually  


Please join us for the Summer Program August 5-10 in Albuquerque, NM.  It will be a Shiva-Shakti workshop with a yajna/fire ceremony on Saturday evening.  For more information, click here

I have posted my chanting of planetary mantras on YouTube.  Click here to go to my YouTube channel: 
Prem & Shanti,




Relieving Planetary Karma 

The one type of karma we cannot change with our good acts is astrological, but we can change ourselves to alter our reception of the planetary influences. The mantras and slokas chanted in the Navagraha puja are very effective in ameliorating the conflicts in our personal astrological chart.


It is a good idea to get your astrological chart done and get some advice about what that means to your life as the planets move into different configurations.  You can then chant the mantra for the planet(s) that are stressing you.


If you don't know what planet's mantra to chant, you can chant the Taraka mantra, Om Sri Rama Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama.


As an example of how this works, my rising sign is Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn.  Therefore, to relieve some of the physical issues I have, chanting the Saturn moola mantra below is effective.  Note:  The other version of the Shani mantra is for mental and spiritual issues, not physical.


Also, chanting the mantra for the sun or planets for the positive result listed below is a good practice. 


Here are the Nine Planets in the Jyotish/Vedic system, the result of chanting, and the parts of the body they control: 


 Sun (Surya)


Result of chanting:                                     

The planetary deity Surya is propitiated increasing courage and fame.


Physiological associations:  Heart and Circulatory System (centripetal circulation,) Thymus Gland, Upper portion of the back.


Moon (Chandra)


Result:    The planetary deity Chandra is propitiated increasing mental health and peace of mind.


Physiological associations: Fluids and secreting functions, sympathetic system, digestive system, pancreas, female reproductive system, breasts, sympathetic nervous system (dealing with elimination, assimilation of nutrition, protection of the organism).


Mars (Mangala)


Result:  The planetary deity Mangala is propitiated increasing determination and drive, and protecting one from violence.


Physiological Associations:  Muscular System, Urogenital System, Gonads, Adrenals, Sympathetic Nervous System (in conjunction with the sun), Red Blood Cells, Kidneys.


Jupiter (Guru)


Result:  The planetary deity Brihaspati is propitiated increasing satisfaction and facilitating marriage and childbirth.


Physiological Associations: The Liver, Gall Bladder, Posterior Lobe of the Pituitary Gland.  


Venus (Shukra)


Result: The planetary deity Shukra is propitiated increasing riches and conjugal bliss.


Physiological Associations: Venous Circulation (centrifugal circulation), Parathyroid Glands,Kidneys (with Mars), Throat, Genital area (with Mars), Chin, Cheeks, Eustachian Tubes, Lips, Navel, Neck, Olfactory Nerve, Seminal Vesicles, Thymus Gland (with the Sun).


Mercury (Budhi)


Result:  The planetary deity Budha is propitiated increasing health and intelligence.


Physiological Associations: Central Nervous System, Sensory System, Thyroid Gland, Respiratory System, Arms, Gall Bladder (with Jupiter), Sight, Tongue, Vocal cords.


Saturn (Shani)


Result:  The planetary deity Shani is propitiated insuring victory in quarrels, over coming chronic pain, and bringing success to those engaged in the iron or steel trade.


Physiological Associations: Skeletal System, Skin, Anterior Lobe of the Pituitary System, Ears, Calves of the Legs, Cartilage, Blood Circulation in tissues, Ligaments, Peripheral Sympathetic Nervous System, Spleen, Teeth, Tendons


Moon's North Node (Rahu)


Result:  The planetary deity Rahu is propitiated granting victory over enemies, favor from the King or government, and reduction in diseases caused by Rahu.


Esoteric:  Barriers lifted. Tensions eased. Endeavors become favored.  


Moon's South Node (Ketu)


Result: The planetary deity Ketu is propitiated granting victory over enemies, favor from the King or government, and reduction in diseases caused by Ketu.

Esoteric: Negative conditions eliminated.  Harmony restored to Lunar astrological alignments. 

I have recorded mantras for all 9 planets.  You will find them on YouTube: 

Mantras of the month:
Sun: Om Suryaya Namaha

Moon: Om Chandraya Namaha

Mars: Om Angara'kaya Namaha

Jupiter:  Om Guravae Namaha

Venus:  Om Shukraya Namaha

Mercury:  Om Budhaya Namaha

Saturn:  Om Shanaish'charaya Namaha

North Node of the Moon, Rahu:  Om Rahuvae Namaha

South Node, Ketu:  Om Ketuvae Namaha


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 Ganapatayae Namaha  
To destroy negativity

Om Vakratundaya Hum 
To correct something that is not working properly; to end corruption.

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

Om Gana Dyakshaya 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, blessing.

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: About Pujas and Fire Ceremonies 
Priests and Pujaris certified by Sanatana Dharma Satsang are available for pujas in absentia. Please click here for further details:  Pujas in absentiaAfter you pay for the puja or fire ceremony, Satyabhama will contact you about what you want and when and then a Certified Priest or Pujari will contact you.

Also, several of the Priests and Certified Mantra Teachers are available for private consultations.  See their websites by clicking CMT Private Consultations,   
also found on the Menu Bar 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, particularly in the West.   


To that end, Namadeva Acharya 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.  Sanatana Dharma Satsang is the organization certifying Priests, Mantra Teachers and Pujaris. 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
Relieving Planetary Karma
Mantras of the Month
Mantras for Healing the Earth
Certified Priests & Pujaris
Events at the Gayatri Temple
Ten talks by Namadeva Acharya at Astara on different topics for download, only $7 each and one new video talk for $15 at our online store, click here

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 Goddess 

Chakra Mantras    


Download eBook:

True Stories of Personal Power 

Dr. Wright's Cleaning Out Technique
- guided pranayama 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 CDs

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

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

Mantra Therapy for Restoration of Dharma & Peace CD - We are all complaining about how things are going in the world.  This CD is a set of very powerful Devi mantras to dispel evil, just as Lalita and Durga and Chamundi and Kali put out powerful vibrations of positive energy to kill the demons/rakshas, if we all put out that energy those selfish beings in power will lose that power.

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

Ganesha's Abode of Bliss -
Guided Meditation CD - To enter Ganesha's abode, we must temporarily rid ourselves of negative qualities that cloud the heart: qualities like greed, anger, jealousy and other negative emotions and attitudes. This meditation takes us on a journey through mantra to eliminate these tendencies enough to qualify to enter his realm and receive blessings.

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 Granthis/Knots - A Guided Meditation by Namadeva Acharya using mantras to gently bring the kundalini shakti up the spine and then release it.

 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 or download.  


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


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
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2013-14 Schedule of Workshops

August 5-10, Albuquerque, NM
Summer Retreat

Shakti & Shiva, The Consciousness and The Energy of the Universe with Fire Ceremony at the Full Moon.
Gayatri Murthi
  Events at the Gayatri Temple 


June 21-

July 12 -

Guru Purnima, Dattatreya Puja

August 29-31
Satguru Ramaa Mata
Friday and Sunday - Hari Katha
Saturday, link below

Sudarshana Chakra Fire Ceremony

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

Miami, FL 
Contact Certified Pujari Rama Das/Esly 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

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