We bring you more photos from Pancha Ganapati celebrations. Later we will make a Maha Slide show.
Here is an actual 5 headed murthi at the home of Toshadeva and Kamala Guhan here on Kauai.
Now we go off around the world to the home of Sivaram and Devika Eswaran in Malaysia. Their shrine is all lit up.
Sivaram does arati….
Talented in the arts of song and dance … Devika singing to the Gods.
Little Arunesh opening his presents.
Now off to the America to join the Golden Gate Satsang.
Kulapati Janaka Param writes:
We had a joyous satsang and Pancha Ganapati celebration.
Here we perform the monthly homa at the home of Easvan and Devi Param. Easvan, on the left has two of his grandsons, Jeya and Bodhi assisting.
10-year-old Sandhyadevi Param gave her most accomplished singing and veena performance yet. She sang and played the Ganesha Geetam. Sandhyadevi’s paathi, Bhavani Param accompanies on the tambura.
We were blessed to have six guests from Bhutan. Five of them are pictured here in a row from Ganesh Subedi in white on the left. Ganesh was the first to come in 1999 and he has been helping the new arrivals due to the political problem over in Bhutan. The lady in the white coat led us in some bhajans -- Bhutan style! It was very uplifting to have them with us. You can listen to them below:
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One of our member remembered and recited this poem from heart from the Loving Ganesha Book (see below)
After this we had a Panchaganapati puja and watched a video of Gurudeva’s Mahasamadhi puja, followed by prasadam and a hugging send-off of our new Bhutanese friends.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas: "Not Getting Upset, Viewing Reaction from Higher Faculties" (September 14, 2014)
A measure of how serious we are in making spiritual progress is that we've learned the lesson from experience. Develop the ability to watch the mind think, understand the patterns of emotional action and reaction. Have the sense that you are a divine being to root out imperfections. Becoming upset is a temporary suspension of our higher faculties; transmute the energy into the third eye.
Master Course, Living with Siva, Lesson 149;
Master Course, Merging with Siva, Lesson 152;
Yogaswami, Words of our Master
"Eight Features of the Natha Sampradaya" (September 17, 2014)
We have to discover that part of us that is the Self. One of the important benefits of temple worship is it softens the ego. Recognize and love a Being greater than us, building humility. Go to Lord Murugan; His worship strengthens the kundalini. There's a power in learning through listening, shruti, that which is heard. Tradition, sadhana and tapas, informs, inspires, awakens potential.