Bodhinatha Off on Mission to Australia

Bodhinatha departed for Australia yesterday with Sadhaka Haranandinatha and reported in earlier today that they had a successful 10 hour flight to Sydney, were met by devotees there and that he is having darshan meetings this afternoon and evening at the hotel.

Annual Thai Pusam Festival

We just completed an inspired 3-day full moon retreat that began with the powerful annual Thai Pusam abhishekam to Lord Murugan

Pilgrims from Chicago

In front of the Iraivan Temple sanctum, in orange, is Parankusah Hanumath Prasad who is one of the priests from the Baloji Temple in Aurora, a suburb of Chicago. Accompanying him from Chicago are Lingahneni Jagan Mohan Rao, Lingammenu Uma, and Akkineni Sudarsana Rao, all devotees of Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji of the Mysore Datta Peetham.

After enjoying a wonderful morning puja in the Kadavul Temple our guests then toured the grounds. Shaded under the canopy they pause beside the sacred swayambu lingam where Gurudeva experienced his threefold vision of God Siva.

Following the path around the lotus ponds which honor the sixty-three South Indian Nayanar Saints, Prasad stops to perform abishekam at the sacred Narmada Lingam.

News from Sri Lanka Mission

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Thondunatha brings news from Jaffna:

“I am enclosing few photos which were taken at our Pasupathiswarar Temple on January 1st, 2009, the first day of Thiruvembavai.

“Left to right is Mrs. Pathmanathan our new trustee of the Ashram, Amma Sivayogam Vinayagamurthy, temple priest, Rishi Thondunathan and Rishimata Sivalosani Kanagaratnam.”

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Left to right is Amma Sivayogam Vinayagamurthy, temple priest and the caretaker of the temple Mr. Ganesh.

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Devotees at the temple.

Puja at the temple.

Thai Pusam On the Big Island of Hawaii

From the big island Hitesvara Saravan observes a very tropical Thai Pusam. He writes:

“May the Holy Vel of Lord Murugan (Hawaiian God Ku-mara) in His Grace on this most auspicious day remove all bondages of ignorance.”

This is our Murugan Hill outdoor shrine in the Summa Iru Walking Meditation Gardens on the healing island of Hawaii, Ola’a Aina O Kane.

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