We are pleased to share with you our last series of photos for the Ganesha Homa dedicated to all students taking part in their school and university exams.
An elaborate homa with several items sent into the fire.
The traditional pouring of ghee into the homa by the Sivacharya.
Thousands of prayers were burnt on that day. There were so many written prayers that the large homa pit was over filled up.
Kulapati SK Moorghen, jubilated by the devotional singing inside the Mandapam, was instrumental in the coordination of this ceremony, especially taking care of having the exercise books designed and printed.
Kulapati Siven Koothan gave talk on Lord Ganesha.
A little rush at the start, during the distribution of the Ganapati copybooks, but finally all the youth with happy faces left the Mandapam.
No one wants to miss this exercise book.
So many youth waiting patiently on the Ganesha Bridge to receive their blessed copy book.
(Left) Kulapati Mougam Periatumbee and Jis Chenngana offering the sacred flame.
Our staff at the Himalayan Academy booth outside. The crowd is almost dispersed by that time. A busy Sunday, leaving everyone blessed and uplifted.
Our next Mauritius event coming is Guru Jayanthi on October 15. Members and students are enthusiastic to organize this evening event.
"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