The spiritual vibration and huge attendance at the July Ganesha Homa at the Spiritual Park of Mauritius is in itself an inspiring reference of the Hindu population fervent spirit of worship in this island.
A variety of flowers and garlands adorn Lord Pancha Mukha Ganapati for this special day!
Sishya Aroulen Arnasalon, helping on the Mandapam steps coming with a bunch of flowers for the deity.
Suddenly taken by surprise by our TAKA photographer, this very young lady was not sure whether to smile or be serious, while her parents are happily participating in our bajans.
During the first arati to the Lord Ganapati all devotees stand up ….
The four kulapaties conducting the ceremony with offerings of grains while written prayers from devotees are being burnt.
Kulapati Manon Mardemootoo's talk was on a few topics taught during the Kauai Innsearch 2010 which kulapati attended.
Devotes seated in the Mandapam….
The area around the Mandapam is packed too with devotees …..
And still far away from the Mandapam there is barely any space to move….
Worshipping at the Siva Dakshina murthi…
The ceremony over, a team of ladies volunteer to help prepare small plastic bags filled with fruits and sweets o be offered as prasadam to all devotees present.
Devotees being introduced to Bodhinatha's teachings by volunteers at the Himalayan Academy Booth…
"Temples with multiple deities can be confusing, especially for today's Hindu youth. For clarity, we need to bring forward a more precise understanding of the different Hindu denominations and how the different Gods are viewed from within each denomination. For spiritual advancement it is best to focus on one deity and get to the vibration that deity. When we hear teachings from various Hindus, it is important to understand and identify which denomination they are speaking from. This will avert confusion when that teaching gets contradicted in a different context where someone is talking about the same subject but from a different philosophical background."
Bodhinatha reviews the main characteristic of Saivite philosophy and practice with an indepth focus on the four stages of religions evolution, chariya, kriya, yoga and jnana. He highlights how this shows that Saiva Siddhanta is unique and quite from the modern practice of Hinduism as Vedanta