From the beginning the plan of the universe
Although at first glance it appears to be a Hindu temple, the ATMA MANDIR has nothing to do with religion or any dogmatic system. It is a universal place of transformation!
Charging station for your being
The ATMA MANDIR is a very powerful place where many things within you can be brought back into balance and harmony. For example, the five elements and the planetary energies.
It is one of the rare Parihara Sthalam temples. These are not only places of peace and worship, but also of healing, liberation and resolution of all kinds of (karmic) issues.
Indian culture is ancient and people have always known how to balance certain aspects of their lives.
ATMA MANDIR is unique in its kind. There are only three other temples in the world (all in India) where all the Navagrahas (9 planets) and Nakshatras (27 birth stars) are present.
Look at the individual levels here:
...the second son of Shiva and Parvati, stands to the right of the Trimurti. He is the god of nature and symbolises strength, courage and enthusiasm. He stands for the good and the great.
...greets you at the entrance of the temple.
5 Elements (Pancha Bhootas)
Earth - Ether - Fire - Water - Air
9 Planets (Navagrahas) personified celestial figures
27 Nakshatras
...each of the nine planets rules three nakshatras (lunar houses).
...stands for devotion and love, strength and will, skill and trust.
...the Snake King represents Kundalini energy, infinity as well as materialism and time (life & death).
Kala Bhairava an aspect of Shiva and represents time. He helps to overcome the fear of death and acts as a protector by destroying enemies such as greed, lust and anger.
...the first son of Shiva and Parvati stands again on the left side of the Trimurti.
The Trimurti
...symbolises the origin of all divine action in unity. The three aspects are interdependent and complementary.
Vishnu & Lakshmi the principle of sustaining power
Shiva & Parvati the principle of transformative power
Brahma & Saraswati the principle of creative power
...the second son of Shiva and Parvati, stands to the right of the Trimurti. He is the god of nature and symbolises strength, courage and enthusiasm. He stands for the good and the great.
...greets you at the entrance of the temple.
5 Elements (Pancha Bhootas)
Earth - Ether - Fire - Water - Air
9 Planets (Navagrahas) personified celestial figures
What is a Nakshatra?
The nakshatra, the moon is in at the time of your birth, is your birth star. We can calculate this for you in advance so that you can go straight to your birth star after having entered the temple. All we need is your name, date, place and time of your birth.
The Wish Crystal
This 1.2 ton naturally grown rock crystal has been in this beautiful spot since August 2017, framed by trees which are several metres high.
If you wish, you can lay your hands on it and make a wish for yourself, your country or the world, or just stay close to it, enjoy the peace and stillness and feel its immense power.
More crystals
The following is a brief introduction of the crystals on the property.
Ganesha Crystal
Protective crystal... it stands at the beginning of everything, therefore at the entrance of the Ilse Eickhoff Academy.
Mother Divine Crystal
...Saraswati, Annapoorneshwari and Mookambika in one crystal
Health Crystal
...for healing on all levels
Youniversal Love Crystal gives us access to universal love and unity consciousness.
Sand Beings
...eight pieces placed in different parts of the site
The lineage of the 19 Siddhas
This temple was built with the direct blessings of the Siddhas. "Siddha" means a person who has attained perfection, completion, enlightenment. The lineage of the 19 Siddhas originates from Tamil Nadu. The work of the Siddhas is primarily to keep the world and the universe in balance and to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives. All Siddhas are associated with the god Shiva. Either as his 'disciples' or as Shiva himself. The 19th Siddha of mankind, Sri la Sri Maga Ananda Sittar (photo), is currently incarnated in a physical body and is building a large, significant temple near Vellore (South India).
Ilse Eickhoff Academy
Here you can find yourself.
The Ilse Eickhoff Academy is a particularly powerful place for the unfolding of consciousness. The founder, Ilse Eickhoff, had an incredibly strong desire for this and deserves special thanks for the many fruitful seeds she has sown here long ago.
If you would like to experience your visit even more deeply, you can stay in one of the beautiful rooms that are located in the immediate vicinity of the temple (including delicious vegetarian cuisine on request).
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.