Info & Contact
The temple is open to all who wish to visit. It is located on the grounds of the Ilse Eickhoff Academy, surrounded by nature, and is open all year, 24 hours a day. Registration is not required. However, if you would like to have more information, get your birth star calculated or take part at the daily Abhishekam (ceremony), please contact us in time before your visit.
Location & Directions
ATMA MANDIR – the Soul Temple in Germany Ringofenstraße 58 28779 Bremen (Blumenthal)
Questions around the structure of the temple
How long has the Soul Temple been in Bremen?
The ATMA MANDIR has been in existence since August 2017.
What makes this temple a universal place of transformation?
The ATMA MANDIR is a very special temple because it was created far from mental planning. It was the plan and desire of the Divine from the very beginning to help people on their journey from Self to Soul. The ATMA MANDIR is a rare "Parihara Sthalam Temple". These are very powerful and not only places of peace and worship, but rather places of healing, liberation and resolution of all kinds of (karmic) issues. The ATMA MANDIR is also a "charging station" for our human being. Here many things, such as the 5 elements within us, can be brought back into balance and harmony.
In the Atma Mandir I find different lingams and statues. What religion is the temple associated with?
ATMA MANDIR is a Universal Nature Temple and is not affiliated with any religion. Its origin is Vedic in nature - long before man created religions. The temple is open to all who wish to visit.
What is the centre of the Soul Temple?
In the centre of the ATMA MANDIR are the 9 planets (Navagrahas). They are considered to be the representatives of the most elementary laws of nature. Traditional Indian astronomy and astrology (Jyotish) has its origins in the ancient Vedas and states that the position of the 9 planets at the time of our birth is of crucial importance. For a peaceful and harmonious life, it is important to balance the strong influence that the 9 planets have on our lives. This can be done in the Temple. In addition to the 9 planets, the ATMA MANDIR also contains the 27 lunar constellations or stars (Nakshatras). The Nakshatra, in which the moon is at the time of our birth, is our birth star. There are only three other temples in the world (all in India) where all 27 Nakshatras and all 9 planets can be found.
Organisational questions
I would like to visit the temple. Do I have to register?
ATMA MANDIR is located in the open air. It is therefore open every day, all year round. Registration is not required. If you would like to have more information, get your birth star calculated or take part in the daily Abhishekam (ceremony), please contact Dominic in time before your visit.
Are there any rules about how I should behave in the temple?
When visiting ATMA MANDIR, everyone should follow his heart. In order for the energy to flow well and out of respect for the divine (and therefore yourself), we recommend that you enter the temple barefoot or with socks. Smoking is prohibited on the entire premises of the Ilse Eickhoff Akademie. Please use the two car parks for smoking.
Is it possible to donate to the temple?
The ATMA MANDIR is a gift to mankind, so please refrain from making monetary donations. However, if you would like to give something from your heart, you are welcome to bring flowers to the temple.
Is there a place to park my car at the temple?
There are two car parks available that can be used free of charge. If these are occupied, parking is also possible along the street.
Are there sanitary facilities on site?
There are ladies' and gents' toilets in the common building of the Ilse Eickhoff Academy.
Are dogs allowed to come along?
Well-behaved dogs are also welcome. To ensure a harmonious coexistence, please make sure that your dog is leashed on the premises.
Would you like to spend the night right next to the temple?
If you would like to immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the Soul Temple, the Ilse Eickhoff Academy offers you the opportunity to book a room.
Torsten Eickhoff
Contact Ilse Eickhoff Academy
Single and double rooms at the Ilse Eickhoff Academy
  • Quiet and surrounded by beautiful nature
  • Direct access to the temple
  • Private shower/WC
  • 3 vegetarian/vegan meals freshly prepared daily
Current dates
August 9, 2024
Nag Panchami
Today is one of the most significant days to honour the snake gods. Indian women in particular offer them milk on this day and pray for the health of their brothers and the entire family. The Nag Panchami Puja begins at 9 am.

august 16, 2024
Varalakshmi Vratam
Today is one of the most important days to honour the goddess of wealth and prosperity. She is the consort of Lord Vishnu. It is said that the Varalakshmiform of the goddess blesses her devotees and fulfils all their wishes. The puja starts at 9 am.

august 26, 2024
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna, the 8th avatar of Lord Vishnu. He is often depicted playing the flute with blue skin and a crown of peacock feathers. The birthday ceremony in honour of Lord Krishna begins at 10 am.

september 07, 2024
Vinayagar Chathurthi
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Ganesha (Lord Vinayagar). He is the first-born son of Lord Shiva and Maha Parvati. The birthday ceremony in honour of Lord Ganesha starts at 10:30 am. This will be followed by a buffet lunch on a donation basis.

juni 06, 2024
Shani Jayanti
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Lord Shani. He is the son of Lord Suryadev and rules the planet Saturn and the day of the week Saturday. Lord Shani is said to believe in fair justice and if appeased, blesses his devotees with good fortune and wealth. Puja starts at 11 am.
MAY 23, 2024
Vaikasi Visakam
Today we celebrate the birthday of Lord Murugan (Subramanya). The god of courage, wealth and wisdom is the 2nd son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. He has 6 faces and can look in all directions simultaneously (east, west, north, south, heaven and underworld). Puja starts at 9 am.
may 21, 2024
Narasimha Jayanti
Today we celebrate the birthday of Lord Narasimha. He was the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On Narasimha Jayanti, Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Narasimha, half lion, half human, to kill the demon Hiranyakashipu. Birthday Puja starts at 2:30 pm.

may 16, 2024
Sita Navami
Sita Navami is celebrated as birth anniversary of Goddess Sita, the wife of Lord Rama (Vishnu). This day is also known as Sita Jayanti. Married women keep fast on Sita Navami day and pray to seek long lives of their husbands. Puja starts at 9 am.
may 10, 2024
Akshaya Tritiya/Parashurama BDay
Akshaya Tritiya is a highly auspicious day in India. Vedic astrologers consider this day to bring good luck and success and to be free from any malefic effects. The birthday of Parashurama (6th incarnation of Vishnu) is celebrated on the same day. Puja starts at 10:30 am.
april 23, 2024
Hanuman Jayanti
On this day, the birthday of Lord Hanuman, the devoted servant of Lord Rama (Vishnu), is celebrated throughout India (except for Tamil Nadu). At the Atma Mandir, the birthday ceremony in honour of Lord Hanuman begins at 10:30 am.
April 14, 2024
Chaitra Navratri Day 6
Today we celebrate the Divine Mother (Durga) in her form as Katyayani as part of Chaitra Navratri. She is the slayer of the tyrannical demon Mahishasura. She is considered as "warrior goddess" and "goddess of power". Puja starts at 10 am. Afterwards we will have lunch together.
February 16, 2024
Ratha Saptami
This day is dedicated to Lord Surya (planet Sun). It is believed that Lord Surya Dev began to enlighten the entire world on this day. Hence, this day is also considered as the birthday of God Surya and is known as Surya Jayanthi. Puja starts at 9 am.
January 15, 2024
Thai Pongal
Pongal is a 4-day festival (similar to our harvest festival) that is celebrated in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Thai Pongal is the most important day of the festival. Puja starts at 11 am. This is followed by a buffet lunch on a donation basis.
What you can do here
In addition to the events, there are other activities that you can experience individually for yourself during your visit.
If you are not sure what is right for you or if you would like to get more information, please contact Dominic.
Morning Puja
Every morning Dominic performs a ceremony (Abishekam) in the temple, and you are welcome to join him.
Karma Shower
There is a very special ritual where you are given an abishekam with water from sacred Indian rivers – your physical karma is cleansed.
Your Birth Star
Find out which of the 27 Nakshatras your birth star is – you will need to know your exact time and place of birth.
Do you want to take a break, reconnect with your soul and recharge your batteries? Then this is the place for you!
Your contact
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the temple. Feel free to contact us if you are curious and would like to know more.
Dominic Kramer
Dominic has been in charge of the temple since it was opened in August 2017.