Master course student Toshadevi, her husband Fremont, daughter Lily and brother Vanore (behind the camera) celebrate Pancha Ganapati in their home in St. Lucia.
This is Vanore. I’m sending this email on behalf of my parents to share some photos of our Pancha Ganapati celebration with the monastery. As you may notice, we tried to dress in the colors of the day. Here we are dressed in red and orange.
We thoroughly enjoyed our fourth Pancha Ganapati celebration thus far. It is always so fulfilling for the family to worship Lord Ganesh together at this time of year, though we missed having our sister Velika with us. (We will keep up our shrine until she comes home in early January.) My sister, Lily, and I are especially grateful to Gurudeva for creating this meaningful festival for Hindus. Jai Gurudeva! Jai Ganesa!
2 Responses to “Pancha Ganapati in St. Lucia, West Indies”
Namaste I am a Hindu priest from Trinidad and Tobago I will be coming to st Lucia from on Monday 10th Apr to 13April 2017.I would Love to visit Bodhinath Ashram and do bajans and my service to Dharma free or just visit ,I visit many countries doing pujas bajans satsangh etc,we have on of the main Hanuman Temple in Trinidad and Tobago at my residence .Its my first time to your country on a 2days vocation. I am also looking for a good beautiful reasonable guest home to pay and stay for 3 nights for me and my son who is also a hindu pandit .looking forward to hear from U.
"There are three kinds of karma: the karma of all deeds done in our past lives; the karmas we bring into this birth to experience; and the karmas we are making by our actions now."
Karma is an automatic system of divine justice. Karma is self-created destiny; a consequence or fruit of action, karmaphala. By accepting not reacting, performing karma yoga, karma can be softened, mitigated. Seeking the grace of God and guru in the right spirit, the mind focused on the Deity and open to blessings, receiving the intense grace of the Deity in a powerful pilgrimage can actually eliminate karma.
Path to Siva, Lesson 31.
Tirukural, Section IV, Destiny, Commentary by Gurudeva.