The Eternal Flame in Swami Kriyananda’s Moksha Mandir


I enjoyed listening and watching Joytish and Devi meditate at Swami’s Moksha Mandir. I thought the filming was excellent. Question there seemed to be something inside the glass (yellow-gold) ornament behind Joytish. It looked like some herbs or fine shrubs. Is this so?

—Kathleen , USA


Dear Kathleen,

What you saw is the eternal flame altar which is mounted above where Swamiji’s body is interred in the Moksha Mandir. His body is actually placed under the floor of the Mandir. Please take a look at this description of it Eternal Flame. It is a beautiful reminder that Swamiji’s vibration always with us.

Here is a photo of the Moksha Mandir so you can see the altar more completely. You can see more pictures of the Moksha Mandir here.

Many blessings,
Nayaswami Mukti