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Jai Maa! Navaratri
  30 September to 12 October 2016

Sri Sakthi Amma's Ashram
Peedam, India


Shakti Durga
(joining the retreat 4 Oct)
Parvati Sundari and Jagatambe Narayani


  This 13-day powerful and transformational intensive will take us on an epic journey of the soul. We will meet the power, love and wisdom of the Divine Mother who will vanquish our demons and carry us out of our darkness into the blazing victory of the Divine within.  Jai Maa!

Shakti Durga will be joining Parvati Sundari and Jagatambe on 4 October.

'Nava' means nine and 'rartri' means night.  During this 9 night celebration 9 forms of the Devi are worshipped and on the tenth day, 'Vijaya Dhasami', her victory over the demons of  ignorance, poor self-esteem, attachment, doubt and fear (to name a few) is celebrated.  The unconditional, protective, victorious love of the Devi will transform us into more of the truth of who we truly be.

This is a very auspicious and potent time to be in Sri Sakthi Amma's Peedam.  During our time together we will enjoy daily meditation, singing, chanting, blessings, group support and healing, as well as participating in the vast array of special celebrations dedicated to the Devi over this period.

These celebrations will include yagam (transformational fire ceremony), special abhishekam (ritual bathing), alagaram (dressing - seeing the Devi represented in her many glorious forms), and evening cultural programs.

All of this on top of the wonderful grace to be face to face with the Divine Avatar Beloved AMMA each day as we receive Her blessings in the puja and theertam She personally gives.

Let the Devi reign victorious in our hearts! JAI MAA!

This will be a small intimate retreat - numbers for this retreat are limited.

The Golden Temple & Sri Amma on Youtube  for a taste of what you will experience on this retreat

SRIPURAM aerial view

Please download the following documents to prepare for the retreat

Things To Bring       India Visa Information       Pre Retreat Purification
Download HERE                     Download HERE                      Download HERE
Peedam Information for Visitors.
      Download HERE
       Cost for this amazing 13 day retreat is from $2,124 plus your airfares
   Payment of the $800 deposit will secure your place. $500 is non refundable if you cancel within 32 days of retreat and we cannot fill the place. Any cancellation outside of the 32 days will attract an administration fee of $100 plus any costs already incurred on behalf of the participant (please read booking conditions).
Full payment required if booking after 31 August 2016

PLEASE NOTE: Making your full payment on time allows us to make payment obligations to secure your accommodation, transport etc. You will be sent an email reminder to make final payment. Thank you for assisting us to provide you with a well organised retreat at minimal cost.

PLEASE NOTE: Numbers to this intimate intensive are limited. To ensure your place please book today. 

Price includes

  • Donation of $108 to Sri Sakthi Amma's Projects
  • Tuition fee
  • Assistance towards airfare and accommodation for staff.  (Our retreat policy is one staff per 8 participants)
  • Administration costs
  • Porter tips
  • A/C coach to & from Chennai & ashram
  • Airport transfer from airport to Chennai hotel
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 night Radission Blu GRT hotel, Chennai  
  • 11 nights Peedam Ashram includes 3 meals daily 
  • All Govt. taxes

        Price does NOT include

  •  Flights
  •  India Visa
  • Travel insurance, (compulsory )
  • Meals (other than those stated)
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers outside the main tour group

Please note. Peedam is an ashram town and smoking is not permitted, not only in the ashram itself but also within the town.We suggest if you are a smoker that you be aware of the no smoking policy, you may need to bring with you nicotine patches or something to help you manage the days of going without. These items will not be available to purchase in India so best to come prepared.

The ashram accommodation rooms are designed to easily accommodate two to three people. Each room has air conditioning, fan, ensuite with western style bathroom facilities.  Bed linen is supplied but please bring your own towel.

Wifi is available for a very small fee, B Block has poor reception but you can sit in the Divine cafe or reception area in Kamala Nivas.

Please be aware that Peedam is an ashram so different from a hotel. If the ashram is busy you may be required to share 3 to a room.  The rooms are large and easily accommodate three people comfortably. While all effort will be made to have twin share please be prepared to triple share, it usually ends up being lots of fun.

If you intend staying extra days before or after the retreat please read......

Peedam ashram has requested if you are planning to have extra days before/after a Shanti Mission retreat to please organize your extra days by booking your bed through us. You are asked not to contact the ashram yourselves. This is to reduce confusion with their beloved ashram staff.

Please email retreats@shaktidurga.com with your arrival & departure dates. If you require a car to pick you up please provide location, date & time of pickup, if it is from the airport please supply flight details.

Thank you for honoring this request.

Retreat registration

Deposit $800  with $500 non refundable if you cancel within 32 days of the retreat and we cannot fill the place. Any cancellation outside of the 32 days will attract an administration fee of $100 plus any costs already incurred on behalf of the participant (see booking conditions).

Full Cost from : $2,124 
Full payment to be made by 31 August
Please Note: you arrange your  own flight to Chennai, flights are not included in cost.
You will have airport transfer to hotel.

 Please download from above important    information you require for the retreat.
New Registration
You will arrange your own flights to Chennai. We advise you to book late night flights for your home journey as it is a 3 hour drive from Peedam and you need to be at the airport 3 hours before your flight. A bus will be provided to the airport on 12 Oct, departure time will be to suit majority of evening flights from 9pm. Should this time frame not fit in with your flight, cars are available to be booked from the ashram at your own expense.
  • 30 Sept Chennai,1 night at Radisson Blu GRT Hotel  - you will be picked up from the airport if you enter your flight details in your registration.  (Please note: if you are arriving earlier than 30 Sept you will need to book your own accommodation for those extra nights - only night of 30 Sept is included in the cost of the retreat. Should this be the case you should give them your flight details when booking and ask to be picked up from the airport. Also let them know you are part of the Shanti Mission group.)
                  Radisson Blu GRT Hotel
531 GST Road
Saint Thomas Mount

                 Chennai 600016

                 IndiaTel: + 91 44 2231 0101
Fax: + 91 44 2231 0202
                 Email: reservations@radissongrt.com
  • 1 Oct  After breakfast you board an A/C coach traveling to Peeham Ashram. approx 3 1/2 hrs drive

                 Sri Narayani Peedam
                 Vellore - 632-055
                 Tamil Nadu
                 Tel. +91-995-239-8222

  •  1 Oct - 12 Oct staying at Sri Narayani Peedam Ashram. . Rooms have A/C and ceiling fans, tiled western style bathroom, standard beds which aren’t like home but ok.  Breakfast, lunch & dinner, is included in tariff. The food is good - before starting their day the kitchen staff chant & do puja - the food is truly blessed and made with love & devotion. This said it is an indian breakfast so you may still want to bring your own breakfast cereal & snacks.
  • 1 Oct - 12 Oct  There will be daily programs with Shakti Durga, Parvati Sundari and Jagatambe Narayani. We will also attend Sri Sakthi Amma's pujas, including daily Navaratri celebrations culminating in Vitaya Dhasami, visit the Golden Temple, walk the Star Path, participate in the seva programs and whatever else emerges while in the Divine presence of Sri Sakthi Amma! 
  • 12 Oct You will travel to Chennai airport to board your flight home or you may wish to stay on in India.  It is advised when booking your flights home to have evening flights as it is 3 hour drive back to airport. If required we can arrange to book a car & driver for an extra charge