A new wedding in our membership this December. Our Mauritius sishyas gave their blessings to the new couple now living in in Goodlands. Navind and Amooda vowed to live up our saiva path as new family.
Best wishes to Navind and Amooda…Navind and Amooda can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
On the same day at Goodlands was the Maha Kumbabhishegum, the consecration ceremony of a newly constructed Siva temple built in line with Saiva Agamic traditions. A team of hired sivachariyas officiating the ceremony days before the great consecration….
The Mauritius students of the Himalayan Academy contributed towards the purchase of a new black granite Ganesha murthi.
The old saivite temple was pulled down and the new one facing the rising sun was built in its place.
Brah. Vel with Naden Caremben and his son inside the temple. Kulapati Rajen Manick helped the temple management with the publication of a Souvenir Magazine for that occasion.
The Sivalingam in the main sanctum.
Kulamata Premila Manick and a few devotees…
The entrance gopuram.
The main deities of the Goodlands Siva Soopramaniar Kovil are Lords Ganesha, Lord Muruga and Lord Siva in the form of the Siva Lingam.
Sivatrathna playing the mrdangam during bajans.
Back to the Spiritual Park of Mauritius where projects are in full swing with the construction of steps down the river.
Lava rocks which are being cut for use on the steps.
A new wall now runs down from the westen side of the property up to the end is now under construction. Here is the wall at the Mini Mela area.
Early morning parking at the December Homa down the La Pointe water front. Parking is now becoming a serious concern due to large numbers of vehicles moving into the Spiritual Park on the Ganesha Homa on the first Sunday of every month. By 10.00 AM parking sometimes is a real mess at this spot. Vehicles are parked everywhere!
The photos of the december Ganesha Homa are coming in our next TAKA. Till then… Greetings from the paradise island of Mauritius! Aum.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.