Bodhinatha Arrives in Mauritius
Today Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami arrived at the island of Mauritius. The plane landed at 3.40 PM and Satguru Bodhinatha and Sadhaka Haranandinatha came into the VIP lounge for a short rest and some refreshments.
Satguru Bodhinatha and Sadhaka are greeted by Kulapati Manon and Kulapati Rajen.
A group of sishyas are waiting outside the aiport to welcome Satguru. Everyone comes forward with flowers and garlands.
The place is suddenly filled with the singing of devotional songs to the Guru…
Bodhinatha is staying in Mauritis for a week before taking off for South Africa to attend a religious function there.
The weather is just fine for this meeting with the sishyas.
Bodhinatha decked with garlands…
Most of those present have had a chance to personally greet the Guru…
It is now time to leave the airport compound.
Aum Guru Natha!
Jaya Guru Natha!
Time to drive off. Good bye to sishyas and Bodhinatha leaves for a quiet beach bungalow in the north.
Innersearch Asian Odyssey 2008 Retrospective
January 30th: We head to the Kumari Amman temple at 4:45am for the morning puja at 5am. The temple is a short walk from the hotel. The event was unphotographed as no cameras were allowed in this temple. We enjoyed a wonderful puja and a deep meditation just outside the sanctum.
Crowds gather on the shoreline by the hundreds.
Next on the itinerary was to watch the sunrise. And what a beautiful one it was too.
A time to worship Surya!
The silhouette of the Vivekananda Memorial.
Thomas captured capturing this magical moment.
And explaining to Tatiana how he gets these wonderful photos.
After breakfast we head off to the jetty where we catch a boat to the memorials.
A reflection of the Tiruvalluvar statue is captured in Bodhinatha’s sunglasses.
Tickets are purchased, and we make our way up to this beautifully kept memorial to Swami Vivekananda.
Some of the Innersearchers gather for a group photo.
After our visit here we take a boat to the Tiruvalluvar memorial. A brief but necessary stop at the coffee house first.
And up we go!
Palaniswami poses in front of the giant feet.
The view of the tip of India. The red and white striped wall is the wall of the Kanyakumari Amman temple.
Back to the mainland.