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.
Hindus believe in each individual as a soul, a divine being who is inherently good. We all have a threefold nature: instinctive, intellectual, intuitive. Develop the intuitive/spiritual/soul nature with compassion, devotion, penance. Use the intellect to help subdue the instinctive mind. Guilt is not a part of Hinduism. There is no eternal hell. You have a continuity of consciousness when you transition to the inner worlds. There is no devil, but there are mischievous "asuras."