The Ganesha Homa is always a memorable spiritual experience for these thousands of devotees who turn up every month at La Pointe. Early morning the traffic is already held up and a big team of police officers have a busy time controlling every movement on the road leading to the Spiritual Park.
In the adjacent roads close to the Park, one would see lined up, numerous sellers of all kinds… selling a variety of religious items and food. Here are flowers on sale…
Devotees buy food and sweets at this stall and at many others found down that same street.
You need CDs and DVDs, you find them too there …
But once you get inside the Park, your first step is to find a good place where you can have a view of the Homa ceremony going on at the Ganesha Mandapam. The front area is always tightly packed as you see and you can barely walk in…
The ceremony starts with four kulapaties officiating the Homa into which will be burnt hundreds of written prayers,
One devotee from the island of Kauai! This is Jutikadevi Sivaraja on a short visit to Mauritius on her trip to India. She made a wonderful testimony about Mauritius and the warm welcome given to her here. She said that the Mauritian beaches are not the only among the most beautiful in the world, but also the hearts of Mauritians are that much warm and beautiful.
Judikadevi says she is a great devotee of Lord Ganapati!
Kulapati Siven Koothan giving a talk from Bodhinatha's teaching on karma.
Here some volunteers helping at the Himalayan Academy Booth where the Church publications are displayed and sold during Ganesha Homa.
Bodhinatha continues with his weekly series of commentaries on The Path to Siva. In this past Sun One talk, he elucidates the four key beliefs in Hinduism, the three pillars of Sanatana Dharma and Gurudeva's three stages of faith. Primary to Hinduism is the key belief that God is within each of us. To have a well-rounded understanding and experience of Hinduism, to make spiritual progress, adhyatma vikasha, we need scripture, humility, temple worship, devotion. To fully experience God we need the guru to give the spark for meditation and deeper wisdom.