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.
Unless kundalini is active, the deepest meditative states are not available to us. But to activate kundalini, Gurudeva tells us we must invoke the grace of Lord Ganesha and Lord Murugan. "Yoga is internalized worship which leads to union with God." Experience the inside of you in a profound way. This requires dispassion. The popular term "kriya yoga" usual refers to a form of pranayama, but the original kriya yoga is defined by Sage Patanajli as the practice of three of the niyamas: tapas, svadhyaya and Isvarapranidhana. To achieve samadhi we practice yoga, steady restraint of mental activities, austerity, meditation, detachment, self study and worship of God. Communion with the Ishta Devata, the chosen God is a key and also Gurudeva tells us: the Deity chooses you.
Master Course, Dancing with Siva, Lesson 39
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 5
Patanjali's Yoga Sutras