The Chinna (“Little”) Pancha Ganapati that is worshiped outside the main shrine at Saiva Siddhanta Church’s Spiritual Park in Rempart. He is there to bless all those who cannot fit into the main mandapam during ceremonies.
The lovely bridge over the pond.
Another ten steps have been completed on this stairway to where the river meets the sea at our center in Mauritius. This is something Gurudeva spoke of years ago, and the sishya are making it happen. This is very, carefully done hand work. Each stone is hand picked and placed.
We are also working on a wall around the property to help stem the intrusion of unwanted petty thieves that come on the property.
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta