On Saturday 14th November sishyas of Mauritius gathered at the Spiritual Park to celebrate Gurudeva's Mahasamadhi. It was a special moment for everyone present. We bring you as few photos of the ceremony.
Tirthadeva conducted the pada puja while a complete silence pervaded the Ganesha Mandapam.
The Holy Tiruvadi which is carefully kept and worshipped inside the private shrine of the Dharmasala, has been brought into the Mandapam for this auspicious event.
Sishyas sitting, quietly immersed in the Guru's Darshan.
The ceremony was conducted at 3.00 PM at a time when the Park is quiet and with not so many visitors around.
Everyone had their eyes on the pada puja…
Natchintanaii devoutly sung filled up the atmosphere with a high spiritual vibration.
Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati oversees all that is happening between the inner worlds and the Mandapam.
The presence of Gurudeva is felt in everyone's heart
Devotees listening to Kul manon giving a talk reminding on how Gurudeva started His saivite mission in Mauritius years ago and emphasized on a few key events of the past.
Time for a final arati after a keynote presentation on Gurudeva's teachings.
Kulapati Kulagan has been carefully coordinating this event.
Prostration to the Holy Feet of Beloved Gurudeva.
Natchintanaii chanting continues….
Our ladies happy to be together after the ceremony…
One of our keynote items…..
The keynote multimedia presentation with music, film excerpts, photos, graphics etc… stressed on a few key practical quotes from Gurudeva.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "The Difference in Practice of Theism and Monism" (September 3, 2014)
During a puja we're in Theism, to receive the blessings of the Deity. After a puja we can go within our self in meditation, giving up the idea of an external Deity, Monism. Monistic Theism: Advaita Ishvaravada. Advaita means the Monism; Ishvara means the Theism.
In Shum we use two words that relate to that: shumif and dimfi. First, perfect your Theism. Then become a monist. That's called Saiva Siddhanta; one leads to the other.