Updated Guidelines for Visiting The Ashram

Open Hours

    Daily Prayers

    • Open Hours: Mon-Sat 7:00 - 8:30, Sun 9:00 - 11:30; Evenings 18:00-20:15

    • For Saturday evening and Sunday morning prayers, because seating is limited, you must always register first through the Event Calendar.

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

    Bhakti Shop Open Hours

    • Friday, 14:00 – 18:00
    • Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00
    • Sunday, After Prayers – 17:00
    • Monday, 14:00 – 17:30
    • Tuesday-Thursday, CLOSED

    Bhajan Cafe Open Hours

    • Saturday: 16:30 18:00 and 19:00 20:00
    • Sunday: 8:30 9:00 and after prayers 13:00

     

    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 European Centre for Prevention and Disease Control. The website below lists countries with more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

    If, in the 7 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 the list daily and if need be, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION anytime within 14 days of 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.​​​​ (If we need to cancel due to these restrictions, there will be no cancellation fee assessed to your account.)

    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. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause, but we must comply with these regulations.

    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.

    • Upon your first entry of the day into The Ashram's Main Lobby, please go to the Reception Desk to provide your name, address and phone number. If arriving at the Temple, you can provide this information at the Temple entrance.

    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 inside 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 10 people.

    • Inside the building:

      • sitting down for eating/drinking.

    Special Instructions

    Temple 

    • When you come to prayers, you'll provide your name, address and phone number with the Welcome Team at the temple entrance. 

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

    • You must wear a face mask in the 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.

    • 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.

    • The Bhajan Cafe is the only location for food provided to the public. Other than in-house guests and The Ashram Residents, there is no meal service provided.

    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 who are 9 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 18:00 20:15

      • 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