A few more photos from the Pancha Ganapati celebrations here. This is Lord Ganesha, craftily covered in sandalwood.
Many gifts arrived and were put at His feet.
Before lunch, the monks honored Lord Ganesha together at the courtyard.
Sadhaka Nandinatha does the arati.
Offering the flame to Bodhinatha.
Later on, the evening saw a delectable meal prepared by some of our most able cooks, with a prodigious amount of delicious food available. Only with Ganesha’s blessings one could eat all that!
We all sat together as a family, had dinner and talked about Saivite scripture. It was a delightful time.