What Happened Today at the Monastery?
Raghu and Terry Srinivasan from Kentucky. It’s their first visit to the aadheenam. The children chanted beautifully for Bodhinatha.
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END OF PHASE
Today is the last day of our phase.
This edition of TAKA will remain posted
over our coming two-day retreat,
until Dvitya Tithi, Sun One, Monday, April 7th.
Nanda Ambore from Midland, Texas is here on pilgrimage and has been attending the 9am Siva puja daily. Here she has Bodhinatha sign her copy of the Master Course trilogy.
Tai and Raji from Seattle. Their children also sang some wonderful songs for Bodhinatha. Certainly a very devotional group of pilgrims at our door step this week.
Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective
We continue with the series from the amazing homa that was prepared for the innersearchers at Tiruchendur.
Here the Innersearchers make offerings of flowers to the kumbhas.
The first part of the ceremony has concluded.
3 musicians entertain during a short break with some really unique drumming instruments that are native to this area.
The homa pit is ready for Agni.
Some take this time to go within.
And for others a cup of coffee is most helpful after an early start to the day.
Back to the hall for the homa.
Young Mayuresh rests his eyes just for a minute.
An amazing amount of homa offerings have been prepared by the priests.
Shailesh and Ravi are having their ear piercing ceremony done.
One ear ring is in, now the other.
Ravi receives a vibhuthi blessing from Bodhinatha after the ceremony. Congratulations!
Sivani and Eshan Mallampalli doing the first writing ceremony.
Everyone circumambulates the homa fire and make their offering.
Janava Dharmadeva receives his namakarana samskara.
This was certainly one of the main highlights of our journey. The vibration during the homa was very powerful.
Bodhinatha blesses the Mallampallis.