Despite a heavy downpour at La Pointe on that June Sunday, Ganesha Homa at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius was another big spiritual event drawing thousands to worship at the Holy Feet of Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati.
As usual hundreds of prayers went into the the large Homa pit placed just in front of the huge granite murthi.
Devotees in all piousness absorbed in the worship of the Lord.
A special guest to the Park from South India, Mrs Premila Gurumurthi (left) from Madras University, Chennai is leading a song inside the Ganesha Mandapam.
The rain has ceased a little allowing those devotees outside the tent to bring their trays full of offerings.
Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo giving the usual monthly talk to the public. The ceremony was a nice one on the whole and due to the heavy rains we could not get more photos of this event.
Another event…. This month was Himalayan Academy Mauritius having its second session for SHR catalyst trainees at the Spiritual Park.
Participants went thoroughly into the contents of Satguru Bodhinatha’s SHR Book One and Two and studied the key concepts to be imparted to the youth.
Participants also studied about Hatha Yoga and Meditation from our parampara’s teachings.
Time for a coffee break in the 3 hour session, allowing us to use our camera….. We kindly introduce a few of our participants, future SHR catalyst for the island. From left, Toulesh Sharma, Selven and Nuckiren.
From left, Selven. Kulapati Mougam Periatumbee and Saranen
From left, Kulapati Amba Valaytan, Bala and Naden Caramben
Yudananda Munian has ben very helpful in coordinating the coffee break.
Mrs Arnasalon and Kevina
Ananda Mootoocurpen (right) had a key role in organising in April 09, Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami’s Seminar in Mauritius.
Vandana Nathoo is already teaching a group of youth in FlorÈal and plans to hold classes in other places and she has been in the past helping uploading our Church translated teachings on Wikipedia. She is working closely with Kulamata Premila Manick on future HA projects.
Veena Cunniah will be taking care of SHR classes in Flacq with other catalysts in a team teaching spirit.
kamila is very enthusiastic about teaching the youth ….
Another lady in the south who with the support of her son and husband her family share Bodhinatha’s teachings in that part of the island.
Anandi foreground, from Quatre Bornes and Mrs Munian from St. Julien preparing the coffee for us. Thank you!
Within our Saiva Siddhanta Holy Scriptures the Saiva Agamas explain the basis of temple ceremonies and worship plus yoga and jnana. The Tirukural was considered by Gurudeva to be "the most accessible and relevant sacred text." In it are practical and helpful guidelines for our conduct in every day life. The point of family life is to gain steady improvement, forever, in self control in the midst of responsibilities in the fulfillment of family dharma. Meanwhile, not taking detachment too far but taking it in the sense of spiritually looking for happiness, not outside in other people or possessions, the world, but inside ourselves and then sharing it with family and friends. "We regard the writings of our satgurus as scripture."
Path to Siva, Lesson 20
Tirukural, Introduction and Contents
Tirukural, Chapter 15 Possession of Self-Control
"The temple enables us to feel the presence of God, Gods and devas." We use our inner eyes to see what's going on in the temple, the three worlds. In the temple we're being good dvaitists in the dimfi perspective, focused in bhakti upon God Siva. In meditation we're monists, in the shumif perspective. We claim our oneness with Siva, Sivoham, I am Siva. In surrender, shrinking the ego through devotion, we have a realization that we're not the doer, that Siva is doing it all. Siva's energy comes through our soul.