Updated Guidelines for Visiting The Ashram

Jai Gurudev everyone,

Shree Peetha Nilaya (SPN) still faces restrictions with regards to accommodation, event attendance as well as visitors in general. For this reason, during Event Weekends, it is NOT possible to visit The Ashram, unless you have a confirmed registration for that event.

Important Travel Notice

Shree Peetha Nilaya is complying with the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the German Health Authorities. The websites below list countries with more than 50 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants.

If, in the 14 DAYS PRIOR to your arrival date, you have been in or plan to visit any of these countries YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED to come visit SPN or to stay with us. 

We monitor these lists daily and if need be, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION anytime within the 14 days before your arrival if your country of origin or travel goes into the Restricted Zone. Please take this into consideration when you make your travel arrangements.​​​​

We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we must comply with these regulations. In addition, if you come from a country or area (also in Germany) that is under lockdown, you will not be admitted access to The Ashram premises.

If You Are or Have Been Sick  

If you have ever been diagnosed with COVID-19, you are only allowed to come if you have a negative test. If you have cold/flu symptoms such as cough, sneezing, fever, etc, you will not be admitted access to The Ashram premises.

At The Ashram 

Summary for Visiting The Ashram 

  • Follow the face mask guidelines shown below.

  • Always keep a distance of 1.5m between each other.

  • Use the provided disinfectant before entering the temple or the main building.

Masks & Disinfectant

You will be required to wear a face mask and disinfect your hands when you come to The Ashram. 

Wearing a mask is required at The Ashram:

  • when you are in the building (including the main temple),

  • when you are standing in, and in front of, all temples,

  • during all religious ceremonies,

  • when you are in a group of more than 5 people.

Masks can be removed when:

  • Outside the building: 

    • sitting down, eating/drinking, speaking to each other individually or in groups up to 5 people.

  • Inside the building:

    • sitting down for eating/drinking.

Social Distancing

Temple 

  • Keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres at all times from the next person (see places marked in the temple).

    • The only exception is when you are a family who also lives together.

  • Disinfect your hands when coming in and when leaving the temple (disinfection provided).

  • You must wear a face mask in the temple.

  • It is prohibited to kiss or in any way touch the murtis and padams in any of the temples.

  • If you attend the Panduranga, Shirdi or Kali Aratis:

    • You MUST maintain a 1.5m distance from the next person. 

    • Do not bow down or touch anything inside of the Rukmini-Panduranga or Shirdi Sai Baba mandirs. 

Bhajan Cafe 

  • When sitting down to eat or drink something, keep a 1.5m distance between you and the next person, unless you live in the same household.

  • Upon entry, you must provide your name and address. Unfortunately you cannot yet join the meals with the residents in the dining hall. 

Bhakti Shop 

  • A maximum of 6 people at a time are allowed to enter the BhaktiShop. (maximum of 10 persons at a time in the clothes Shop). 

  • A distance of 1.5 metres between people is required in the Shop.

  • A face mask must be worn while shopping.

Regarding Children At The Ashram 

  • Children 6 years and older must also wear a mask as outlined above.

  • Course participants MAY NOT bring their children (under 15 years of age) along.

    • If they are over 15, they can participate in a course.

  • For religious events, if parents can look after their children properly, children are allowed.

Open Hours

    Daily Prayers 

    • Open Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00 - 8:30, Sun 9:00 - 11:30; evenings 19:00-20:00

    • Please be aware that spaces in the temple are limited!

    • Upon entry, you must provide your name and address.

      • This only needs to be done once per day. 

    • To attend an event in person, you must register through the Event Calendar.

    Bhakti Shop Open Hours

    • Friday, 14:00 – 18:00

    • Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00

    • Sunday, After Prayers – 17:00

    Bhajan Cafe Open Hours

    • Saturday: 16:30-18:00 and 19:00-20:00

    • Sunday: 8:30-9:00 and after prayers-13:00

    Much Love ❤️,
    STC & SPN Appointed Swamis