Fire Puja

A Puja is a spiritual practice of devotion and communion with the Divine. It is a type of meditation in which you not only use your mind and energy to access a peaceful and blissful state, but also simple physical actions in the form of ritual. The rituals are extremely beautiful. They have rich symbology, which has a profound effect on our unconscious, helping us to let go of the restrictions we place upon ourselves and to simply allow the Divine within us to be and breathe.

At Shanti Mission, we practice two main forms of Puja: Fire Puja and Abhishekam.

A Fire Puja or yagam, is a ritual that is comprised of a series of offerings to the Divine, which is represented as Fire. Fire is a fantastic representation of the Divine as it holds so many of the qualities we can relate to divinity, such as warmth, light, power, hope and life. As we make offerings to the Divine in the form of the fire, we are able to offer It our love. Focusing on the fire and the practice, we can forget ourselves and fall into an experience of deep, pervading peace and unity. We relax and regain our sense of wholeness. Often we are left with a feeling of gentle joy igniting in the heart.

Vedic Fire Ceremonies, Puja, Abhishekam, Kirtan, Mantra


All of the pujas are open for sponsorship. You don’t need to be physically present to sponsor the ceremony. Sponsoring a puja connects the recipient of the sponsorship in a more direct relationship with the energy and blessings flowing from the ceremony. You may wish to arrange sponsorship as a gift on behalf of loved ones, or for the benefit of your community.

Please email the reception at the Abode of Peace: info @; or the Southern Highlands southernhighlands @ to arrange.

Daily Fire Pujas (except Tues)Contact Abode of Peace reception to book: or (02) 4977 3300

Visit the What’s On calendar to view the puja schedule.
Please contact the Abode of Peace reception to arrange sponsorship: (02) 4977 3300.

To view more videos about Puja, visit our YouTube channel.

What people have said about sponsoring a Fire Puja

In August 2016, I sponsored the puja for the donation of a cow and calf in Sri Sakthi Amma’s Peedam. I sponsored the puja with the intention of receiving healing for a pattern my body had of going into trauma response in certain situations where there was no threat. I’d had this pattern my whole life. I’d had healing from several different modalities including Ignite Your Spirit (IYS) but it had not shifted, and sometimes the response was so severe I couldn’t think or function. I felt profound energy at the puja but the pattern had not been healed. When I returned home I had a healing with Savitur where we uncovered the root of the pattern and healed it.  I believe that the karmic grace I received from sponsoring the puja allowed the pattern to be healed and the fact that it happened in an IYS healing gave me the opportunity, and Savitur, to learn how to heal it in others. Om Namo Narayani. – Adi Shakti, Cooranbong


What people have said about attending Fire Puja

I’ve been attending the fire pujas at the Abode of Peace since the beginning of Navaratri. The energy of the fires has been getting stronger and stronger and for me it awakens the Devi within more effectively than any other practice. Last night I was driving home from Sydney feeling quite down and apathetic, so I thought I’d stop by the Ashram and catch the end of the puja. I arrived as the last offerings were being made. As soon as I sat down in the temple my insides shook with the energy that had been generated by the fire that Shiva and the pujaris had attended. I received the Ruksha (blessed ash), theertham (blessed water) and prasad (blessed food) I instantly felt better, my heart opened, my cares melted away and body filled with bliss, hours later my body was still pulsating with the energy of the Devi, joy, love and peace. – Alice, Cooranbong

I feel like the fires are truly working magic in my life in a way that I can tangibly notice but not sure that I can explain. I have been regularly attending fires since Navaratri, and I feel like something has significantly shifted within me. There is this deep contentment and peace that is there that I don’t think I have ever felt this consistently before and I have noticed a big difference in my thought processing too, with more space to make decisions and respond differently in circumstances that have previously been challenging. I’m feeling strongly called to be at them, even yearning for them, such excitement to be with the Divine. It’s amazing, feels beautiful, and so loving. It’s opening me up in so many ways. Totally loving the fires!  – Jyotishakti, Fennel Bay


Fire Puja Mantras – Fire Puja Mantras PDF

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