Darshan meeting with Saravan Veylan who has completed his law schooling and is now an intern at a law firm in Vancouver. He is following in his father's foot steps who is a prominent lawyer in Edmonton, Canada. Well done, Saravan!
Manikam Senthivel family took such good care of Bodhinatha during his stay in Vancouver. His meals were prepared with love and cooked in the traditional Tamil style. Thank you to the entire family for the wonderful meals.
Bodhinatha enjoys an early morning walk.
Bodhinatha stands by two elephants smaller but a bit similar to the elephants that have been carved in India for Iraivan temple
The city of Vancouver is underegoing a makeover for the 2010 Winter Olympcs. Above is an electric train station that will run from the airport to down town Vancouver. New buildings have sprouted up all over the city.
Olympic stores are all over selling, you guessed it, Olympic gear.
Sumi is one of several Olympic mascots. Bodhinatha flies to Calgary next. See you tomorrow.
The blessings of Lord Murugan awaken wisdom which resides in his chakra. "Pray to Lord Murugan to unravel the great mysteries of the universe." When we get emotional we lose touch with our wisdom. Murugan inspires penance to soften karmas and purify the mind, chitta-shuddhi. If you do kavadi in the right spirit, to get the full blessing, have in mind specific misdeeds, apologize to the deity, learn from it, promise to do your best. Visions are still happening. Feeling the energy of the deity is stronger during festivals such as Skanda Shashti.