yonilingabhishekam

আহা মা কামাখ্যা দেৱী
হৃদয় মন্দিৰে হে মা
প্ৰেম ফুলেন আঁজলে

Come, Mama Kamakhya!
In the temple of my heart, O Mama,
I will worship you with flowers of love!

— traditional women’s folk song (naam), Kamakhya

Our mission is to nurture and inspire the temple within, and to encourage everyone to build temples to the Divine Mother in their own hearts and homes. But we often get the question: “How do I create an altar?”

There are many, many right ways to build an altar. The only real requirement is that it should inspire you. Altars are a reflection of our spiritual selves, and each one is unique, just as every temple is unique, and every person is unique. The best way to learn how to build an altar is to see the altars that many others have created.

In addition to our virtual temple altars, we have created a virtual community altar by bringing together many home altars from around the world, dedicated to the many forms of the Divine Mother and Her family. These photos have been shared by our friends and fellow devotees. We hope you find them as inspiring as we do!

  • MAA's Sanctuary, Lalita Devi & Jogesh (Oakland, CA, USA)

  • Divine Mother Altar, Nancy Leatzow (Berkeley, CA, USA)

  • Lord Shiva Altar, Amba Sarah Caldwell (Pacifica, California, USA)

  • Navaratri Altar, Amba Sarah Caldwell (Pacifica, California, USA)

  • Kali Altar, Vamacarana Sen (San Jose, California, USA)

  • Ganesh Altar, Arabella Champaq (New York, USA)

  • Bhuvaneswari Altar, Arabella Champaq (New York, USA)

  • Dhumavati Altar, Arabella Champaq (New York, USA)

  • Altar to the Known and Unknown, Arabella Champaq (New York, USA)

  • Puja room, Sankara Menon (Kerala, India)

  • Puja room, Sankara Menon (Kerala, India)

  • Puja room, Sankara Menon (Kerala, India)

  • Kali Altar, Madame Nadia (Chicago, IL, USA)

  • Tripurasundari Kameswari Shrine, Charlie Abir (Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

  • Tripurasundari Kameswari Shrine, Charlie Abir (Barisha, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)

  • Anandamayi Kali Shrine, Charlie Abir (Barisha, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)