Bodhinatha is in transit and probably in Taiwan at the moment and will arrive home tomorrow.
We bring you today some “Hindu Solidarity” photos from the consecration of Balagangadharanathaswami’s new temple. Here is Bodhinatha with swami. The silver chair called a “Simhasana” is a give from Kauai Aadheenam to swami for all his years of support. More news in the slide show by Palaniswami.
END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming three-day retreat,
until Dvitya Tithi, Sun One, Saturday, February 23rd.
In Madurai with the Madurai Aadheenam Kartar.
Swami Omkarananda, Theni, Tamil Nadu
Swami Pragyananda in New Delhi.
Sri Gopal Charan Maharaj, Delhi
Assembly of Natha leaders at the Bellur Mutt.
The young, popular Swami Nithyananda
For more, see the slide show below.
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On Kauai: Today’s Pilgrims and Visitors
Rajitha Goli with her husband, Charles Johnson, in front of the sacred Swayambhu Lingam on the path of San Marga. Rajitha was previously here with her family; however, this is Charles first visit. Rajitha’s father, Chellam V. Goli, wrote a book “Pebbles on the Seashore of Wisdom” which she and her father are donating to the Aadheenam as a contribution to the Iraivan Temple building project.
Rajitha is a cardiologist who is also assisting mentally disabled people and mentally and physically abused women in a Social Services capacity. Similarly, Charles is a Social Services Administrator who assists Veterans rehabilitate physically and psychologically.
A visiting Hindu family, Rajan and Sugantha Subramanian (both Software Engineers) with their two children in the Banyan Mandapam. They pose in front of a portrait of “Gurudeva” Sivaya Subramuniyaswami and the Kalasha stone that will be placed on the Lotus on top of the Capstone of the Iraivan Temple.
Anand (age 6) and Aarthi (age 4) have just finished exploring the Mini Mela gift shop, as well as stopping briefly to talk to the love birds, as they depart with their parents on their way home to San Diego, Calif.