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!
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta