SJA hosts several Mela (large spiritual festivals) throughout the year. Our largest gatherings are listed here. Dates are based on the lunar calendar and might not be consistent with solar calendar months listed here, so check first!
February: Jasnathji Magh Mela is our largest festival, drawing thousands of visitors from near and far to witness the largest fire dance of the year. We gather in honor of the founder of the spiritual tradition who created this mesmerizing event, accompanied by the hypnotic Jasnathi Raga (spiritual song) performed by aging, local singers.
July: Guru Purnima is a time to honor the leader of our tradition, and take initiation.
October: Sati Mata Mela, to highlight the accomplishments and manifest the necessary Shakti (female energy) that was Jasnath’s counterpart in building the Nath tradition.
November: On Diwali we light up the ashram with thousands of Ghee candles to honor Goddess Lakshmi and mark the beginning of the financial year in India.