When a soul transitions from the physical plane, a new journey begins.

While we may often see death as an end, Sai Maa teaches us that it is simply a passing of the soul from the physical vehicle into higher dimensions of consciousness. This transition, and how it takes place, is crucial in determining the evolutionary process of the soul. What happens during and directly after death has a significant impact on where the soul will be guided in its next phase of evolution.

Sai Maa has created the Celebration of Life Ceremony to serve souls in transitioning with grace, peace, and accelerated upliftment into higher dimensions of evolution.

What is the Celebration of Life Ceremony?

The Celebration of Life Ceremony is a series of specific Vedic ceremonies offered to bless and serve a soul after death. The ceremonies are held over four days at the Sathya Sai Maa Shaktidhaam Ashram in Varanasi, India. They are performed by Vedic priests and energetically presided over by Her Holiness Sai Maa.

The Celebration of Life Ceremony is offered in honor of one soul, at any time up to 12 months after death. A designated representative, traditionally a close family member, must travel to India with the ashes of the departed to participate in the ceremony.

The 4 Stages of the Celebration of Life Ceremony

Ashes Puja

The first rituals performed include the recitation of mantras as the ashes are ceremoniously blended with five sacred elements and then offered to the holy Ganges river. This first stage is the act of returning the body to the earth and infusing it with the light of Mother Ganga.

Symbolic Acts of Charity

The first day continues with a ceremony that includes the ritualistic offering of 18 symbolic items on behalf of the departed soul. This final act of charity of the soul in this life serves to cleanse the soul’s karma.

Vishnu Sahasranam Yagya

On days two through four, yagyas (sacred fire ceremonies) are performed, uplifting the soul into the higher realms through the recitation of the thousand names of Lord Vishnu. The yagyas infuse the soul’s energy and karma with the vibration of divine consciousness.

Celebratory Bhandara Feast

The Celebration of Life Ceremony culminates with a bhandara, or feast, offered in the name of the departed to the Vedic priests and hundreds of local community members, including children and people of all ages. In the Indian tradition, feeding others is seen as a great act of service or karma yoga. This final celebratory stage of the ceremony is offered as the last act of the soul on this plane to bring joy and fulfillment to others.

Personal Experiences of the Celebration of Life Ceremony

These testimonials, from those who have organized Celebration of Life ceremonies on behalf of their loved one, give a deeply moving glimpse into the power of serving another soul in this way.

What Makes a Celebration of Life Ceremony Special?
It creates a sense of completion for all involved

The entire family can participate through a Telegram channel where you will receive photos and recordings of each ceremony

You will be held by a Divine Mother at a tender time in your life

Her Holiness Sai Maa will energetically be with you through every step of the process

Celebration of Life Ceremony Cost & Registration

The cost of the Celebration of Life Ceremony is $5,500. This includes the 4 days of ceremonies and all of the necessary materials.

This cost does not include any expenses associated with the transportation of the ashes to India, nor travel or accommodations for the representative traveling to India with the ashes.

If you are interested in a Celebration of Life Ceremony for someone who has passed away, please contact us for a consultation and we will assist you with the process.

    Include in Your Estate Planning
    If you wish to plan for a Celebration of Life Ceremony for yourself, please read the information below on how to include it in your estate planning. Please note, we do not take registration for future ceremonies, only for those who have already passed away.
    Alternative Ceremonies for the Deceased
    If you wish to honor someone who has passed over 12 months ago or whose ashes you don’t have access to, you may sponsor a Yagya for the Deceased. This yagya serves the evolution of that soul, and can be particularly powerful for those who experienced a traumatic death, such as suicide or murder.

    Listen to a powerful discourse by Her Holiness Sai Maa on serving the soul’s evolution beyond death.

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