Saraswati Publications Newsletter         

November 2014

Satyabhama-2010 India















Namaste, Divine Brothers and Sisters,


I have had several emails recently lamenting the sender's inability to break through with the mantra discipline they have been using.  I have recommended for the amelioration of karma that they should chant the Taraka Mantra, below.


In addition, it is important to remove one's Parabda Karma, the karma that is expressed in our astrological birth chart.  I have placed a link below for the YouTube videos of my chanting these mantras.  The written mantra is included.  


Just received Rev. Jill Jardine's newsletter on Scorpio and today's Full Moon:


During this full moon, the Sun, Venus, and Saturn reside in Scorpio constellation, requiring us to look at what is valuable in our lives including relationships, resources , and lessons about both.  Scorpio reveals the hidden or shadow energies in our lives, psyches, and relationships.  It takes soul awareness, accountability, and honesty to embrace the shadow and come out of denial.  Most people may not want to look at their shadow and will project it out onto others, or circumstances, blaming the external for their own lack.  This full moon will bring up issues of co-dependence, especially in the areas of relationships and finances. With so much energy in Scorpio, we have to look at how we can become more responsible in managing our resources, and looking at issues of self-worth.

Taurus and Scorpio are the zodiac signs that rule finances and thus our economic well-being both personally and collectively.  Astrologers can interpret your issues on money, values, and resources by the location of Taurus and Scorpio signs, and planets in a natal birth chart.   People with planets and lunar nodes in Scorpio and Taurus come into this life with money karma that needs to be healed.

This evening, I will be doing the SatyaNarayana Lakshmi  Puja, which is particularly effective at the Full Moon.  For those who sent a donation, I will be praying for you individually and also remembering you at the puja.  If you wish to donate before 6 pm PST, please go to, then Send Money to, and I will include you in my prayers and the puja.

On the Winter Solstice in late December, I will be doing the Planetary/Navagraha Puja to ameliorate planetary karma.  You will have an opportunity then to be prayed for individually and remembered in that puja.
Prem & Shanti,




Lord Rama



The mantras of Lord Rama are the most powerful in removing our negative karma, thus healing our bodies and souls. 

Guha, the boatman who ferried Rama, Sita and Lakshmana across the river to their 14yr. exile was aware of the power of Lord Rama and asked for the boon that the Name of Rama should be the most powerful mantra.  And so it is the most powerful for removing karma, especially for healing and also for liberation from the rounds of rebirth.

Rama mantras are so powerful, in part, because Ra and Ma chanted balances the Ida and Pingala, the solar and lunar currents in the body.

Prarabdha Karma: Karma for one life, including Planetary karma represented by the natal birth chart in a particular incarnation. There are mantras to chant to ameliorate that karma.  The 7 Jyotish Planets, which do not include the North and South Nodes of the Moon, each have "lordship" over different parts of our bodies, thus the karma regarding healing those issues can be ameliorated by changing the particular mantra involved.

The Planetary Mantras

You will find healing mantras in the CDs, Mantra Therapy Healing Intensives 1 & 2 and Mantra Therapy for Traumatic Injury & PTSD.  There is also a Planetary/Navagraha Puja on the DVD, Health, Healing & Reduction of Karma.   


Mantras of the month:
Om Ram Ramaya Swaha
Excellent for reducing or eliminating pain.

Om Apadama'pa Hartaram Dataram Sarva Sampadam Lokaa Sri Ramam Bhi Ramam Bhu'yo Bhu'yo Namam'yaham
This mantra is very powerful for healing systemic illnesses and anything related to the brain and nervous system.  It asks Sri Rama to send his energy to earth (Bhu) twice for emphasis.

Om Sri Rama Jai Rama Jaya Jaya Rama
Taraka Mantra) A most powerful reducer of karma; leads one to liberation from the rounds of rebirth.

Click here for Planetary Mantras on YouTube


Mantras for Healing the Earth

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 Uch'chista Ganapatayae Namaha
To destroy negativity 

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

Om Dhumra Ketuvae 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 Prasada'ya 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:

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


Certified Priests and Mantra Teachers are available for private consultations.  You will find them  
on on the Menu Bar, CMT Private Consultations. 

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.  She has also written a new workshop on Shiva & Shakti.

In 2016, we will lead a Pilgrimage Tour of India's Holy Places, visiting with the Shankaracharayas at Kanchi Math, Vishwa Shanti Ashram (our gurus' ashram), and doing fire ceremonies in the Himalayas, 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 Bhakti Yoga House in Albuquerque, NM, will be the location of the 2015 Summer Program


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
Reduction of Karma & Healing
Mantras of the Month
Mantras for Healing the Earth
Pujas and Fire Ceremonies to Order
Events at the Gayatri Temple
Video Quick Links
Visit with SatGuru Mata at Vishwa Shanti Ashram and Pujas
India Video
India Video HD


CDs are available to be downloaded, including workshops.  To order click here.


The Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony, in a Third Edition:

Vols. I & II have corrections and simplification of the transliteration.

Vol. III has additions and corrections, including 2 additional pujas:  Gayatri  and the complete Navagraha (9 Planets.)  The Shiva Puja has additions.  The Sanskrit transliterations have been made easier to read and say.  The binding is a stronger wire binding for the 8-1/2 x 11 inch large format set.  There are about 100 more pages.
                New Price is $40


The Pujari Course will soon be available in the Courses section. 
Ancient Power of Sanskrit Mantra and Ceremony,Third Edition, Volumes I, II & III  coming soon. CD-sets now  available separately or bundled with or without the books.  The bundle price is now $90.

Dr. Wright's Clean Out Technique - guided pranayama for healing and releasing negativity  


Ganesha's Abode of Bliss Guided Meditation CD


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

Healing Mantras CD (companion to book) 

Mantra Therapy CD Series
Healing Intensives 1,2 

Disk 1 - Systemic Disorders,

Disk 2 - Mental, Emotional Disorders

#3 Overeating, Overcoming Obesity

#4 Undereating, Anorexia, Bulimia

#5 Deeply Imbedded Habits, Addictions

(Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking) 2-CD set
#6 Physical Injury, PTSD

#7 Restoration of Dharma & Peace (Mantras to clear your space or yourself and eliminating negative energies dominating the world and bringing peace

#9 Prosperity CD

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

Mantras of the Goddess (companion to Shakti Mantras book) 

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.

Recorded workshops:


Health, Healing & Reduction of Karma DVD,

Discussion of Karma and how it works and mantras to alleviate it and for good health. 


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

Mantra, Path to Spiritual and Material Attainment

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

Quick Links Online Store 

Preview of Ganesha Puja from DVD
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2014-15 Schedule of Workshops

In addition to the full weekend intensives, Satyabhama will soon be making mini workshops as podcasts available at

Satyabhama will be doing workshops in the following places: Events Calendar
December - Full Moon SatyaNaraya Lakshmi Puja 12/6; Solstice Planetary Puja, Abq, NM


January  1- Gayatri Yajna/Fire Ceremony, Abq, NM

Feb. 6-8, Miami, FL
For Info,
Contact Rama Das

Other workshops are in the process of finalizing their dates.

May 2016:  India Pilgrimage
Gayatri Murthi
Gayatri Murthi
  Events at the Gayatri Temple 


December 6 - Full Moon
SatyaNarayana Puja & Katha


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:
Centennial, CO
Contact Maheshwara, Certified Priest: 


Kilauea, HI
Contact Anandra George, Certified Mantra Instructor:

Chicago, IL
t 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
Contact Don Campbell and Chris Walsh, Certified Mantra Instructors:
and Rajeshwari Carmel at

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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