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Diwali Celebration at Anahata

Thursday 04 November, 2021


Thursday, November 4th

5:00pm Havan and Kirtan

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Merkabah inauguration


Diwali is the Festival of Lights and symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this auspicious time as we invoke the energy of new beginnings, abundance and good fortune.
Programme by Koha.  Please ensure to bring lots of layers with you due to the higher altitude.
Diwali represents the celebration of light and the Merkabah also has some essence of this. Incredible gratitude to Gashtra He Tikakairakau who has craved and gifted this powerful Merkaba carving for Anahata Yoga Retreat, which also represents Sri Yantra. Each piece forms its own Anahata Chakra symbol of the interlaced triangles which form a star. A journey of love and transformation for the creator of this scared carving and a powerful symbol of light for all. During Diwali, the festival of light, we will inaugurate it through ceremony. Thank you also to David Ludlow for his support.

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Every Saturday, in our yoga tradition all over the world, 108 rounds of the Maha Mrityunjaya Healing Mantra is chanted during the practice of Havan, an ancient Fire Ceremony, using mantra and fire for means of transformation.

This particular mantra is chanted to offer healing to people in need and to assist those who are wanting to let go of attachments. We read the names of all those we know in need of healing before making offerings to the fire with those names in our hearts.

Come experience this powerful practice of healing & transformation, followed by uplifting vibrations at our heart-opening Kirtan. Check out our blogpost on how the practice of Kirtan can be used to develop Bhakti.

Everybody is welcome to join us and no previous experience is necessary.

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat


OM. We worship and adore you, O three-eyed one, O Shiva.
You are sweet gladness, the fragrance of life, who nourishes us,
restores our health, and causes us to thrive.
As, in due time, the stem of the cucumber weakens,
and the gourd if freed from the vine, so free us
from attachment and death, and do not withhold immortality.



Swami Karma Karuna is a founding member and director of Anahata Yoga Retreat, New Zealand, and a dedicated, intuitive yoga teacher with years of experience working with a wide range of people.

From an early age, she travelled exploring diverse spiritual traditions; finally dedicating herself to the yogic path, guided by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati. Swami Karma Karuna has received yoga training in Nepal, India and Australia. She spends 3 months each year living and teaching in India at the home and sadhana place of Swami Satyananda. She also travels internationally part of the year, committed to sharing Yoga Solutions for Life™ – simple & powerful techniques for transformation.

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