"It is very, very fortunate and auspicious that we are celebrating the Diwali in Greece, specially in Delphi. It has a very ancient history, and as you know Athena resided here. She was the Primordial Mother. Atha in Sanskrit means "primordial." So this place has been described, has been described even in the Puranas as Manipur dweep. Manipur is the Nabhi. Also in Sanskrit Manipur means the Nabhi Chakra. So it's described as the Manipur dweep, is written Manipur e dweepe. Just imagine these Puranas, these ancient-time books – God knows how old they are, must be at least eight thousand or maybe more – and they have described Greece as the Manipur dweep, is the place of Nabhi and where resides the Adi Shakti, that's the Athena. So I mean, how it was known to them – maybe through torsion area, I would say; but it is written very clearly, and same we find here is the place of Athena which is in the Nabhi. ...
Now this Primordial Mother that we have as Athena also has in her hand a Kundalini, also She has one trident. All this is sign that when she was born she knew that she has to fight the evil forces in the Nabhi Chakra. All this history is really shown very clearly in the Greek mythology."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Diwali Puja, Delphi, Greece, 7/11/99
"...and so, this Athena has been described, and when I went to Her temple I found that there was a little temple for the child God. That was Shri Ganesha. And then, when I went to Delphi, also, when I went there I was surprised to see, they showed me a mound and said, “This is the Nabhi, navel of the whole universe.” I said, “That’s correct.” But when I turned round there were lots of vibrations and what I find is a Ganesha statue there."
(Shri Pallas Athena Puja, Athens, Greece, 26/4/93)
"I was amazed at the Temple of Athena when we went there. It’s so much so near to the thing that the Mooladhara is shown there where the Kundalini exists. Now she’s the one who has snakes around her, see? And she has little little snakes as her children. Can you imagine? And she’s one, and she has a daughter, which is the Kundalini in you and a God who is a child God. And when she stands she has a Kundalini in her hand, the snake coming out of her hand. With all the charkas she is made. It’s so beautifully shown. The best was her Sanctum Sanctorum where nobody is allowed to go inside where she resides. Is the Adi Kundalini. But they say that she came out of the head of Zeus, the Primordial Kundalini. And her place nobody can go inside, nobody can reach. Except for her son, the child. But her steps are very large also are roundish. She curved. Can you imagine? They’re curved as if part of the Kundalas they are. And they are three and a half in height, you can see that, in height and in width also. Like every place are made of big stones and the last one is made of the small, three and a half, and they go in a curve. And that is Sanctum Sanctorum nobody can go inside."
(Talk, Mill Farm seminar, Dorset, England, 2/8/81)