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…
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.