Aum Gam Ganapataye Namah! We bring you a first series of photos of the grand Ganesha Chaturthi celebration at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius attended by thousands of devotees from all over the island.
A large banner at the main entrance welcomes devotees who have made it a pious duty to worship Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati on this auspicious day.
One of the clay Ganeshas for the immersion ceremony from the sishyas of the Spiritual Park.
Devotees came very early to get a seat inside the Mandapam..
A hired Indian sivacharya officiated the ceremony early in the morning. Lord Ganapati is decked with hundreds of flowers and some devotees have lovingly woven from home a variety of garlands, made of marigold flowers, lime fruits and "dhurva" grass, sacred to Ganesha.
Some of our devotees helping at the Mandapam steps would not miss the beginning of the ceremony.
Sishyas Moorooven and Arnasalon…
The first part of the ceremony begins with an arati to Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati to be followed by ……
an elaborate Saiva Agamic puja.
A little Ganesha made of turmeric paste for the ceremony…
At another part off the Mandapam another group of sishyas are helping to fill bags of sweets to be later offered to devotees.
The small pancha Mukha Ganapati Shrine where all offerings are being made.
Devotees close by preparing their trays of offerings.
The PA system a allowing the whole ceremony to be aired over the property….
Worshipping at the Narmada lingam…
Some devotees discovering our new waterfront.
Kulapati SK Moorghen cleaning at the Siva lingum.
In another small tent all the home made little Ganeshas brought by devotees are displayed
They look wonderful, and most of them were made by the youth.
We shall be posting the next series of photos of the event…. stay tuned. Till then. Aum.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.